Invitation – Private view: Place Not Found – Thursday 10th May 6-9pm‏

Private View: Thursday 10th May 2012, 6-9pm 

(Opening performance ‘Poet’s Soul 5’ by Francesca Cho at 7.30 pm)

Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery is delighted to present ‘Place Not Found’ curated by Eunjung Shin, showing work by 15 South Korean artists most of whom relocated their working places from South Korea to London. Forman’s smokehouse, Britain’s oldest salmon smokers was likewise forced to relocate by the Olympic development to its current premises, overlooking the London 2012 Olympic Park. The works represented in the gallery space embody the artists’ experiences of a search for a place that can not be found. The gallery becomes a site for storytelling, exploring both existing and imaginary places in personal, conceptual, cultural and political spheres.

Place Not Found also relates to the transition of Hackney Wick from a traditional industrial zone to a vibrant spot of creativity. This progression inspires participating artists in Place Not Found presenting their perceptions as they respond to notions of rapid change and new surroundings.

Smoked Salmon platters will be available in the gallery or round up the evening with a meal from the full à la carte menu in Formans Restaurant – advance bookings on 0208 5252 365.

For more information and for any exhibiting or sponsorship enquiries, please contact

Gallery Director William Chamberlain on 07947 175 283 or email him on

~ by smokehousegallery on May 9, 2012.

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