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Camden Market’s immersive Israeli art pop-up is here

The atmospheric Grade II-listed Provender Building hosts a celebration of landscape over the bank holiday

It’s not exactly what you might expect if you head to Camden Market over the forthcoming long weekend for some dirty vegan streetfood (or simply to peruse the stalls).

But we suggest you make a diversion to this intriguing week-long, immersive gallery, which takes its name – Nof – from the Hebrew translation for landscape.

Fusing 36 contemporary British and Israeli artists with an exclusive private collection of works by Israeli old masters, the show spans painting, video, installation, sculpture and photography to ‘bring the outdoors in’. And we love, for example, the trompe l’oeil effect of the above work.

It’s been put together by international curator Doron Polak, who’s launched over 300 exhibitions that specialise in unusual or unexpected gallery spaces. Also an artist himself, Polak has an ongoing passion for recycling creatively: previous projects have included working with an orphanage in India to create a sculpture garden of recycled materials, and converting old power plants into galleries in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv.


“I want to convince people of all ages, businesses and organisations to use the creative process to change mindsets and policies,” he says. “Camden Market seemed the perfect destination for this project.”

And it’s all set in the shinily restored Grade II-listed Provender Building, where some quirky one-offs have already taken place, including last year’s Morrissey and Blondie pop-up shops.

Free, 24th May–29th May (10am – 6pm) Provender Building, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1. More here.

Main image: Nof Camden Market

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