Following the closure of Londonewcastles original project space in Shoreditch, after a successful eight years, the new and more intimate Gallery 46 has opened in Summer 2016.
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Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is our new sister gallery to be used as Londonewcastle Project Space. The new space, established through the partnership of Martin J Tickner and Sean McLusky and Fruitmachine founders, Martin Bell & Wai Hung Young breaks fresh ground for the open-source, non-conformist curatorial approach Tickner and McLusky employed at their (rightly) notorious MEN Gallery, in Shoreditch.Housed in a pair of newly renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital, GALLERY 46 is set over 3 floors and 8 rooms and is a kaleidoscopic addition to Whitechapel’s burgeoning gallery scene and close by its artistic...→
Our Street Art Programme is about turning over large canvases on buildings under our control – during planning and development – to artists, from the internationally renowned to the completely unknown. If you’d like Londonewcastle to showcase your work, contact us...→
Comradettes is a clothing project inspired by socialist work culture. Created by artist
and designer Eldina Begic, its aim is to shift the perception of manual workers and
production in society. Comradettes encourages people to take pride in utility clothing,
questioning our aspirations and value systems. Drawing on Constructivist ideas, Begic
describes her clothing as “Productivist worksuits”.
Comradettes rejects the fashion industry’s appropriation of workwear, such as denim jeans,
as a form of luxury. Instead, workwear is presented as a means towards a sense of solidarity
and community, challenging the endless expression of individuality through one’s clothes.
Comradettes celebrates the attitude of the uniform, and reprises the idea that clothing can
reflect an ideology.
While traditionally workwear has been designed for men – with women’s workwear
being simply a scaled-down version – Comradettes is specifically designed for women.
Comradettes launches on 22 June with an exhibition of the clothing in an ex-industrial hangar,
the Londonewcastle Depot, in London. All the clothes are tailored, and will be available to
purchase from www.comradettes.com.
Eldina Begic was born in Sarajevo in 1976. Known as a conceptual artist in her homeland,
she moved to London in 2000. She studied art at Saint Martins and design at the Royal
College of Art, and has worked for a number of high profile clients in the design industry.
Comradettes began as a research project investigating worker’s clothing in Eastern Europe
and South America, and draws heavily on her memories of growing up in Communist