Exhibition: ‘Mobilise! Mobilise!

This exhibition runs from Sat, 1st Feb 2020 to Tue, 31st Mar 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

24th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
25th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
27th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
28th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
29th Feb 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
2nd Mar 2020  
(10am - 5pm)
3rd Mar 2020  
(10am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

‘Mobilise! Mobilise!’ highlights the unique work of Islington artist Niki Gibbs.

A local fire station is a building that we often walk past but only perhaps become aware of when a big red fire truck emerges to deal with an urgent situation. Little is known about the training, daily checks, maintenance of kit, inspections of buildings in the community, and other outreach work performed by the firefighters.

We regularly see fire crews at work during television news broadcasts, with individuals performing heroic acts in the line of duty, often in the most difficult of circumstances. What is not seen is the everyday life of the crews as they operate around the station, relax, prepare and eat food, while waiting for that sudden emergency call out.

Drawing inspiration from photographs, artist Niki Gibbs worked with Holloway Fire Station on Hornsey Road, Islington, to capture its four crews going about their routine daily work.

‘Mobilise! Mobilise!’ art exhibition is the result of this intimate and insightful collaboration.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Islington Museum,

245 St John Street, London,

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