Warehouse Space (2011-2014)
Between 2011-2014 Aid & Abet was based in an old railway workshop close to Cambridge train station on the CB1 development site. From this space we produced a public programme of exhibitions and events, supported with funding from Arts Council England and Brookgate Ltd.
The programme included numerous shows, late night film screenings, symposiums, panel discussions, creative workshops, food sharing, crit groups, music nights, poetry readings, portfolio reviews, Q&A,’s and studio visits.
Aid & Abet warehouse project space, Cambridge Station , CB1 development.
Small Scale Survival – 9 April – 7 May 2011
Art as a Full Time Hobby – 1 July – 30 July 2011
Space Exchange – 30 Sept – 29th October 2011
Bibliotheque commission Andrew T Cross 31 March – 26th May 2012
Repair – David Kefford and CJ Mahony 19 April – 5 May 2012
Associate’s Take Over 26 – July – 4 Aug 2012
FOIST, residency ATOI – 23 Aug – 1 Sept 2012
¡supercomputer! residency, Jem Finer 26 July – 1 Sept 2012
ROAMING – ROAM collective – 21 Sept – 6 Oct 2012
Dark Hours | Fixed Space – 10 Nov 2012
We Object, curated by artist Benedict Drew – 15 March – 13 April
Landmark Seizures, curated by Sender Broken – 2 May – 25 May 2013
Easy Does It, curated by artist Kevin Hunt – 6 June – 7 July 2013
Like a Monkey with a Miniature Cymbal , curated by artist Gordon Dalton – 19 July – 17 Aug
An Unnatural Theatre, group show curated by artist CJ Mahony 6 Sept – 12 Oct 2013
Zero is Immense, solo show Tom Dale – 25 Oct – 16 Nov 2013
Demolition – Associate artists 13 Feb – 22 Feb 2014
Monomania Festival, curated with Bad Timing and Cambridge Junction 14 March
Aid & Abet created a hybrid space by inviting artists to both produce and present work live within the context of the unique building and enable opportunities for artists and the community to come together through cultural and creative exchange.
One of the overarching aims of the project space was to support artists to experiment, take risks and innovate and to engage with practice in both creative and critical ways via a three-way relationship between artist, artwork and audience.
Aid & Abet have always been interested in artwork that appropriates space and is made using an economy of means, resourcefulness, appropriation and innovation. These interests formed the low tech aesthetic of the curated exhibition programme and helped shape the sensibilities of the project as a whole.