About the exhibition

The Exhibition

This exhibition is the result of a project undertaken during the first year of studies in the ceramics and glass department at the RCA, which has taken the work out of the studio to respond to and be displayed in the heart of the city. It represents the culmination of a series of developments where the participants were asked to consider the breadth of the theme of the city as the starting point of a journey. The results of which are now exhibited at a site that has been inhabited since the city’s ancient origins, All Hallows Church.

The artists involved have taken the opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of the subject to make personal connections and draw out a wide variety of aesthetic and conceptual responses to different perceptions of the city. The characteristics of the materials of ceramics and glass offer a visual language of qualities with which to explore these ideas. Through objects and surfaces, image and form, transparency and light the artists present work that creatively and thoughtfully engages with this rich environment.

Steve R Brown
Royal College of Art


Housed in the Grade I listed City church of All Hallows on the Wall, Wallspace Gallery has built a reputation as a ‘spiritual home for visual arts.’ We have been able to offer artists a space full of resonance and history in the heart of London, and they have taken up the challenge of such an unusual environment.

Damien Hirst was so taken with All Hallows that he made three new paintings for the sanctuary. Ana Maria Pacheco was able to realise a sculptural installation that she had been waiting to make for years. Such cooperative ventures demonstrate the uniqueness of Wallspace. They are the most rewarding aspect of the curatorial process.

With FLUX, Wallspace is once again excited by the opportunity to show new works created for All Hallows. It has been a joy to work with masters’ students from the Royal College of Art, to realise what I believe will be a diverse and stimulating exhibition of work in ceramics and glass.

Meryl Doney
Director, Wallspace