‘The Minesweeper Collective Co-operative Limited’ is a group organising events, workshops, art exhibitions as well as producing its own artwork in honest and skill sharing collaboration.
The project is based on-board a floating art laboratory on Deptford Creek. We are working together in a co-operative structure specialising in illustration and screen-printing, Lino & wood cut and hand-made goods. We produce graphic book-items & posters, embellished garments and series of various creative events. Our printing studio is accessible on certain days for beginners to learn about the process of screen printing their own designs. You can also choose to place an order with us for printing quantities of goods at competitive prices. We will deliver your special edition on your selected material in a timely and professional way.
The Minesweeper was once H.M.S. LEDSHAM M2706, Ham-class, ex-Navy wooden vessel constructed in 1954. In 2003, it became a space to host local events but a fire damaged the stern drastically in 2008. In 2012, we started rebuilding crucial parts of the hull, with massive involvement from volunteers and local ship-builders. During this period, we have been able to host cultural events again and create a new screen-printing studio aboard the ship. This additional working space has enabled us to start developing links with local businesses and the community.
Today, Minesweeper Collective is:
- a monthly art group show featuring an array of talented work, in our own local art gallery space, at The Birds Nest.
- a printing studio that produces its own artwork as well as working on commissions for your business.
- an affordable session, twice a week, if you would like to learn how to screen-print and use our studio.
- a unique full-on project and fully supportive, legendary art floating lab.
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