Sue Lawes Creekery 2


Sue designed the Deptford Is Forever tattoos and the project's accompanying publicity and website. She is a contemporary artist and graphic designer who has lived in Deptford for more than 30 years since graduating in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Her most recent work has focused on the blue and white ceramic that is commonly found on the Thames foreshore at Deptford and Greenwich, and was most notably realised in her installations in Deptford Creek at Deptford X 2010 and Creekside Open 2011. This focus led to research on the area's history and heritage and her involvement with local campaign group Deptford Is and community project Build The Lenox. She began an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2016.

Laura X Carle


Laura was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she studied Fine Arts at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon. In 2003 she moved to London where she studied a Masters Degree at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She currently lives and works in London, and is based at Lewisham Arthouse. She works as a freelance educator running workshops for families, schools and community groups in major art galleries and art organisations across UK. Laura has exhibited in the UK and internationally at various art galleries and has held an artist residency for And’Art, Terre Sans Frontiere, in Marrakesh in 2010. Laura works primarily with sculpture. The themes of her work come from situations that she witnesses in the social space. She produces objects and installations that aspire to challenge the spectator to question their own perceptions.

Rediscovered Urban Rituals


Founder and director of Rediscovered Urban Rituals, an ongoing platform for experimental performance. David was born and grew up in Deptford, and has performed on the national and international stage since the late 1970s, working solo and in collaboration with artists such as Cholmondeley Dance Theatre, Featherstonehaughs, William Burroughs and Julian Cope. He has extensive experience in art direction, production and technical work on music videos, commercials, festivals, TV and film productions and is based at The Old Police Station. He is currently drumming with Rabbit and Blurt among others. David is also involved with local campaign group Deptford Is and community project Build The Lenox.


For our Deptford Is Forever procession, the musicians included Tom Scott, Rob Mills, Arnold Lane, Nick Doyne-Ditmus and Rik Irvine. Laura's anchor was carried by David Aylward, Robert Bagley (Sayes Court Garden CIC) and Julian Kingston. The funeral director was played by Fred Aylward.


Kids Love Ink are based at 138 Deptford High Street, open Monday to Saturday 10am–7pm, and offer custom tattoos and piercing. Their ink artists are currently Alex Edwards and Marcus "The Muckster" Broome, Don Richards and Chris Waller. Known for their relaxed and friendly atmosphere and professional work, people travel a long way to get their tats here.

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