Transition Gallery
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
unit 25a, Regent Studios, 8 Andrews Road, Hackney, London, E8 4QN
Transition Gallery

28 Feb – 29 March 2015
Gallery Open: Friday – Sunday 12-6pm

Preview: Friday 27 February 2015, 6-9pm

First Thursday & countdown to Auction of Desire end: 5 March, 6-9pm

Finissage & Garageland 18 (Sex) launch: Sunday 29 March, 4-6pm

Sex Shop’s first incarnation, in the south coast resort of Folkestone, played on ideas of the seaside town as a place of secret liaisons and dirty weekends, conducted against a scenic, yet simultaneously shabby and dilapidated backdrop. The ‘sex shop’ is of course a seaside staple, often selling genuine sex aids flanked by an assortment of humorous trinkets and throwaway paraphernalia. Sex Shop now tours to the very different surroundings of design conscious Hackney, a place where pleasure seeking is taken very seriously.

For Sex Shop, curators Sarah Gillham, Jack Stokoe and Darren Nairn invited 50 artists, designers and creative people to develop a prototype version of their own sex or fetish object. Playfully engaging with issues surrounding sex and desire the responses span a wide range of different media, from 3D maquettes, to 2D visualisation, time-based pieces, and references to panoply of sexual practices, fetishes and merchandise. They are by turns personal, provocative and usable.

The upcoming exhibition at Transition Gallery will take place in two parts and will coincide with a special sex themed edition of Garageland magazine.

 Exhibiting artists

Part One – 28 Feb – 14 March
Darren Nairn / Évelie Mouila / Jack Stokoe / Cathie Pilkington / Nick Fox / Keith Farquhar / Chris Rogers / Patrick Goddard / Phil Wilson-Perkin / Mike Nelson / John Walter / LEAK / Bronwen Buckeridge / Nick Land / Joey Holder / Susan Beattie & Yvonne Stone / Salvatore Arancio / Dave Maclean / Tamsin Clark / Richard Healy / Amy Stephens / Sh! / Suzanne Treister / Marloes ten Bhömer / David Rayson

Part Two – 15 – 29 March
Liane Lang / Tessa Farmer / Keith Farquhar / Tom Gallant / Blue Curry / Alli Sharma / Jon Fawcett / Cathy Lomax / Tom Walker / Francis Richardson / Debbie Lawson / Catherine Morland / Benjamin Orlow / Sarah Gillham / Mindy Lee / Corinna Spencer / Mimei Thompson / Clare Mitten / Paul Hazelton / Jess Eaton / Freddie Robins / Robert Carey-Williams / Jorge de la Garza

Sex Shop was previously at

The Folkestone Fringe 2014
5 Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, Kent CT20 1EY
30 August – 4 October 2014

Supported by ACE