Deptford Arena

We got money from Lewisham Council to restore ‘The Deptford Marbles,’ but instead we created a new piece, ‘Deptford Arena,’ which was part of the Deptford X Festival. Located in a corner famous for drunken and unruly behaviour, the amphitheatre frames the wild often beastly behaviours that are now tradition. The foreground looks back at us while the maze, the city and horizon takes our eyes into space. While we were painting someone said: “It goes against everything I believe in, but I love it!”

The Deptford Arena from Matt Allen on Vimeo.

Thanks our brilliant volunteers:

  • Cameron
  • Nancy
  • Davide
  • Sebastian
  • Taylan

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