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Cabbie's Shelters is the CIA’s new independent project - a curatorial collaboration between freelance curator Danielle Olsen and CIA’s Sarah Wang. New works by artists Emma Smith, Kathy Prendergast and Victoria Turnbull will be featured at three of the remaining 13 Grade II listed cshelters. These three outstanding artists, have created engaging and diverse commissions inspired by London’s surviving cabmens’ shelters and the communities of drivers that use them. Each touches in various ways on the navigational and social expertise of London’s cabdrivers. Normally only accessible to licensed cab drivers, the doors of some of these iconic structures will open to passersby....read more

Cabbie's Shelters is the CIA’s new independent project - a curatorial collaboration between freelance curator Danielle Olsen and CIA’s Sarah Wang. New works by artists Emma Smith, Kathy Prendergast and Victoria Turnbull will be featured at three of the remaining 13 Grade II listed cshelters. These three outstanding artists, have created engaging and diverse commissions inspired by London’s surviving cabmens’ shelters and the communities of drivers that use them. Each touches in various ways on the navigational and social expertise of London’s cabdrivers. Normally only accessible to licensed cab drivers, the doors of some of these iconic structures will open to passersby.

 

The Cabbies' Shelter Project will launch on September 13 2014 as part of Heritage Open Days, and will also be participating in Open House London on the 20, 21 September. Information about the commissions and the programme of performances, talks, walks and events can be found at www.cabbiesshelters.org.


The project has recently received Heritage Lottery Funding, and a Grant for the Arts from Arts Council England for research and development.

 

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Photo by Kate Neil

Cabbies Shelters Project