The Store, 180 Strand


5pm — 2am

Prior Booking Recommended

Celia Hempton creates a new site-specific installation in a section of the iconic brutalist building 180 The Strand that overlooks the River Thames.

Hempton makes abstract and figurative paintings, sculptures and installations and sound works that often explore the human form and the places and landscapes it inhabits. Much of her work plays with the display, exposure and performance of the body in our social encounters and relationships – both online and in person – turning the human form into a type of landscape in itself.

For Art Night, Hempton creates a new theatre set-like environment that combines abstracted landscapes and bodies, relating specifically to the source of the River Thames; that considers the river as a historical and metaphorical object – one that is ever changing and amorphous in form and gender.

The project is presented in collaboration with Vinyl Factory and The Store.

Burning Down The House, Installation view, Gwangju Biennale, Celia Hempton, 2014.
Courtesy the artist and Southard Reid.


Celia Hempton (born 1981, UK) studied MA Painting at the Royal College of Art and BA Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and lives in London. Recent solo displays of her work include Lupa at Galerie Sultana, Paris, FLY ASH at White Cubicle, London, Chat Random at Southard Reid, London, and a performance and presentation of work made in Stromboli as part of Forget Amnesia curated by Milovan Farronato and Haroon Mirza, Fiorucci Trust, Italy, 2014.

To read more about the artist, visit the Frieze archive


East Piazza Covent Garden, London WC2E 7BB

Public transport

Plan your journey using Transport for London’s Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.

London Underground

The nearest underground stations are Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.


The nearest mainline rail stations are Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
Plan your journey with National Rail.


Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176. Get Bus Countdown information from Transport for London.


The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking stations are located on Victoria Embankment and the Strand. You can also use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.


The River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.
Plan your journey with Thames Clippers.


There is a very limited number of parking spaces available near 180 Strand. The ParkRight app for mobile, developed for the City of Westminster, can provide you with real time parking space occupancy information.


Step free access (there are steps, but lift available for wheelchairs)

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