Friday, August 17, 2012
This small white classical niche appeared in one our arches (next to Browne House) in the last week of July and no one seemed to know how it got there.
It turned out to be an artwork by Joe Morris called Niche, part of Deptford X Fringe, which finished last weekend. The blurb says, "At a time when Deptford is in the throes of regeneration and the country is in a prolonged state of financial austerity, ‘Niche’ invites the viewer to consider whether we have lost our heritage."
It's a nice legacy from the festival and certainly a more lovely addition to our arches than the unseemly amount of dogshit occupying the next but one couple of arches, left by an unidentified dog-owner who, according to the caretakers, comes from outside the estate – let's hope it's not one of our own residents.