Nov 7th - Dec 7th at St John on Bethnal Green (E2 9PA Opposite Bethnal Green Tube Station)
Part of the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Initiative

Private View & Launch Party 6pm Thursday 7th November

Guests are welcome between 6pm and 9.30pm

For four weeks this Winter one of Britain's most highly acclaimed, youngest, and most remote arts collectives comes to the capital to mount a unique exhibition celebrating and investigating the history and modern social fabric of London's East End.

Exhibited at Sir John Soane's St John on Bethnal Green Church, Fish Factory *London* will be a month of astonishing new popular and conceptual Art free to view and open to all featuring Clarissa Beothy, Stuart Blackmore, Nicholas Chaundy, Rose Hatcher, Alice Mahoney, Jimp, Kate Merry, Anthony Neale, Darren Ray & Kim Zip

Fish Factory Art Space presents work from a range of disciplines to interact with the history and architecture at St John's. The visiting artists have created site specific work which explores the work of Sir John Soane, the spaces inside the church and the history and inhabitants of Bethnal Green. Curated by Fish Factory founder and curator Rose Hatcher this show will aim to explore and transform this historic and homely church with an outsider's perspective and a flair for the extraordinary. The Fish Factory Art Space was founded in May 2011 and is situated in a former scallop processing warehouse on an old wharf in Falmouth, Cornwall. It is a poly-functional art space providing studio space, a place for exhibition and a nurturing, lively atmosphere for local contemporary artists to. We also aim to provide a forum for alternative styles of illustration and design as well as more conceptual fine art which we feel is under-represented in the Cornish art scene. Visitors to the Fish Factory London exhibition can expect to see an inventive array of styles and mediums as they wind through St John's galleries and staircases.

The exhibition will be open on Thurs 7th November and Thurs 5th December 6-9.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays during the month from 9am-5pm.

Fish Factory

Tel (Rose Hatcher): 07810036155


This month we are supporting Black History Month - look out for events near you!


Stockholm's finest underground graphic artist Phantom Whistle presents his second annual residency. Come and view the work in progress all week between midday and 9pm. Bringing together 90's graffiti, street art, hip hop culture and commercial design, the finished artwork will be unveiled on Saturday 28th at 7pm. The party will unfold with live music and DJs playing until late - do not miss this!! BYOB!

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Fish Factory is proud to present Temporary Whims, an exhibition which will be on display in our main gallery throughout the month of August.

On Saturday 17th August we'll be holding a special event to celebrate this fantastic exhibition - a Temporary Whims Summer Party! All are welcome to come along from 7pm to enjoy a glass of wine and some good company.

The exhibition features an array of design and illustration work alongside selected photography and mixed media pieces which respond to the title of the show. Some of the foremost designers and illustrators are part of this show curated by Simon Peplow. Click on the links below to find out more about some of the artists:

Simon Peplow

Neasdon Control Centre

Nathaniel Russell

Marcus Oakley

Kate Mclauchlan

James Edson

Holly Wales

Eleni Kalorkoti

Jethro Heynes

Ceri Amphlett

Ben Javens

Arran Gregory

Adam Higton

William Edmonds

Valerie Phillips


Stewart Easton

Robert Darch

Patrick Gildersleeves


We had a wonderful July with lots of sunshine and plenty of visitors coming down to the wharf to check out Ink & Pressure - a showcase of contemporary printmakers. Here are some pictures of the show if you missed it, click on the artist's names to find out more about them:

Danielle McGowan

Andrew Knightley


Here's the schedule of workshops going on during Penryn Arts Festival 19th - 28th July. For more info contact us on 07810036155 or

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A contemporary print-makers showcase at the Fish Factory Art Space.

Launch party Friday 5th July 6pm - late.

Then open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm until 26th July.

For the month of July The Fish Factory will be hosting Ink & Pressure, an exciting contemporary print exhibition featuring home grown and international print makers employing new and exciting ways to use the medium. The show is curated by Lee McIntyre and will showcase traditional skills used to create contemporary cutting edge handmade prints.

In addition to informing about the history of traditional printing and showcasing an array of different methods there will be hands on opportunities for the public to learn various hand printing techniques. Workshops will be available in mono printing and screen printing. In this way the exhibition aims to create a dialogue between experienced and novice printers.

The body of the show will be made up of high quality limited edition prints which will be available to buy at affordable prices.

Ink and Pressure will feature new and existing work by Alice Mahoney, Stuart Blackmore, Jimp, Gavin Turk, Andrew Knightley, Ian Crossland and Danielle McGowan.

 Mars - Ian Crossland

 Heavy Heaven - Stuart Blackmore

Dog - Alice Mahoney


Two great exhibitions at the Fish Factory this week:

Pig House Pictures II, a documentary photography exhibition and birthday show. Monday 3 June - Weds 11th June

BA Applied Media – Degree Show F1N is the degree show of the BA Applied Media at Truro College and has been grouped under this title to represent the end of the first year of this new top up degree course for the creative students from photography, moving image, media advertising, and sound engineering courses. The work is being exhibited at the Fish Factory between the 4th-11th June 2013.
The work represents a range of diverse media and photography practices from the street photography of Matt Davis to the commercial automotive photography of Martin Stephens. The short films also cover a range of genres from documentaries such as Chris Jones short observational documentary about the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe to Matt  Binny’s  look at the Cornish Rollerblading scene. Fiction pieces include Aaron Massie’s exploration of death and betrayal, Sammie Stairs’ look at issues of digital reality in the near future and Vic Hill’s look at popular culture, violence and unemployment in the mockgameshow, Dole Warriors. Hoby Allen, a sound engineering student, has produced the EP 'Spare Some Change' of local buskers to raise money for the Truro based charity, St Petrocs, and acts from the EP will be performing at the private view on the 6th June between 6-9pm.


Lee McIntyre presents 'Sluttering (May 4th)' featuring:

Hop Along

Hop Along is Frances Quinlan, Mark Quinlan, and Tyler Long, who all went to rural suburban high schools. Eventually they moved to Philly and started playing music together. Get Disowned is their first full-length release. Listen to it here:

The Sidekicks

Indie-pop Punk out of Columbus, Ohio. Good for dancing and singing along.

Big Words

Poppy punk from Exeter with members of Muncie Girls and The Heavy Hearted.

More TBC

Vegan Food
Cheap Bar

Doors 5pm - Late

£5 entry

For more information contact;


Medium Rare at the Fish Factory is a two-week exhibition showcasing four contemporary photographers. The Medium Rare collective consists of Elle Sambrook, Henry Osman, Samuel Jay and Matthew Oxley. Despite differing styles and approaches, the four artists are tied by a shared sensibility and vision. Environmentally conscious and contemporary photography, the show exhibits recent works from all four ‘quarters’ of Medium Rare.


Spring is nearly upon us and that can mean only one thing – the return of the Fish Factory! We’ve spent the winter renovating our spaces in preparation for new shows and studio residencies. Right now we’re getting ready for our grand reopening on 16th March.
We kick off our year with Art of the Underground, a celebration of art influenced by underground music. Our reopening party will feature “Lord of the Logo” Cristophe Szpajdel giving a talk and demonstration of his work, with live music until late. This kicks off the two-week exhibition of some of Szpajdel’s huge portfolio in our new Fish Tank, and we’re really excited to have such a prolific international artist in this brand new gallery. There will also be illustration and photography work from the likes of local artists Chris Odgers, Andy Ford and Toby Jackson as well as international flavour from Andre Coelho.
Art of the Underground Poster Alongside Art of the Underground, new show Machine Made Man will be in our main gallery. This exhibition, curated by Fish Factory founder and director Rose Hatcher, explores our increasingly intimate relationship with technology, and features a fine selection of emerging artists. David Handford will be inviting the audience to interact with his ever-evolving machines of sound, Darren Ray will be exploring the role of the machine in the workplace, Stuart Blackmore and Will Chappell intend to challenge our perceptions of the  machine within our culture and Rose Hatcher's work will provide a female view of the male dominated technology industry.
Kitchen Table Acid by David Handford April sees the arrival of Arts for Amnesty to the Fish Factory, aiming to raise funds and awareness for Amnesty International. We’re launching the Arts for Amnesty exhibition with a party and live music event on 6th April, with all proceeds going to the charity. The line-up will include Neil Halstead and Hantehir and tickets are £5 and can be purchased in advance from The exhibition runs throughout April and will feature a collection of innovative local artists reacting to issues surrounding the work of Amnesty International, so please come down and have a look.
We’re really proud of the work we’ve done to redevelop our studio and gallery spaces this winter, and as always they’re available to hire for work space, private events and parties. If you’re interested, get in touch or come and pay us a visit.
Machine Made Man Poster We’re also looking for volunteers to help us out for a few days a week, looking after our gallery and shop. We can also offer more regular work experience to those interested in the industry. If you’d like to get involved in any way please get in touch.
We can’t wait to reopen in March and show off what we’ve done with the place. This is a great line-up of events to start our year and we’ve got lots more planned for the coming months, so you’ll find something new and absorbing on each visit. Thanks for your support, and we hope to see you soon.