Antepavilion Commission

Submission: 15th March 2024 Registration: 15th March 2024 Location: London Language: English Prizes: £10,000 Type: Open

The annual Antepavilion commission is an initiative to develop, construct and display experimental structures that offers emerging artists, architects and makers the opportunity to create new work within a complex urban environment. This year’s brief is earthwork.

For the first time Antepavilion is moving from its original home of Hoxton Docks. The new site in Southwark is equally feted for its history of art displays: the former home of Stompie, the T-34 Tank that over 25 years made Old Kent Rd folklore. For the past year it has been the home of Skip House.

Antepavilion commission is open to everyone; no qualifications are required.

As with previous Antepavilion briefs, 2024’s Earthwork may be freely interpreted. However, below are a few considerations for entrants in 2024:

The Stompie site is located 100m south-east of the Old Kent Rd flyover. The 0.03ha triangular site is bounded by Page’s Walk to the north-west and Mandela Way to the south and is in an Archaeological Priority Area.

A mechanical excavator and operator will be available for the duration of the build if required.

Entrants will be expected to engage with the (uncertain) archeology of the site. They should provide for the safekeeping or, better still, integration of any finds in their proposal. A professional archaeologist will have carried out an initial investigation of the site before the winning team start work but that will be by way of a limited trench investigation and there may be other finds still to be uncovered.

The budget for the project is £25,000 which is split into a £10,000 prize fund and up to £15,000 worth of materials, equipment and labour.

Visit our website for the full brief.