Greetings From New Cross Gate is a community art project conceived and coordinated by hARTslane and kindly supported by The Lottery Fund.

“What an archive of all things great in New Cross Gate!”
Farhana Hoque

In the old days, people would buy a postcard to proudly tell their friends about their exciting visit. New Cross Gate is currently not on the tourist map of London but its rich history dates back to 1086. Artists, children, locals, have all contributed a unique visual interpretation for a new postcard for New Cross Gate. All entries were part of the Greetings From New Cross Gate photography exhibition where 105 images were shown in the same A4 format.


photograph @Pat Meagher

photograph @Pat Meagher

The Greetings From New Cross Gate Postcard Exhibition was a true celebration of New Cross Gate. The opening on Saturday 11th June from 5 to 8pm welcomed the local community of New Cross Gate and beyond to enjoy a day that brought together local pride: art, photography, history, music by Jona Overground and Short & Curlies, food by Wandercrust Pizza and more; while children and their families could enjoy creating their very own NCG postcards.

During the exhibition in hARTslane, from 11-26 June, visitors had the opportunity to vote for their favourite photographs. The 10 most voted for, were transformed into 25000 postcards of New Cross Gate and distributed widely through local shops and sent worldwide by proud New Cross Gate lovers.

photograph @Pat Meagher

photograph @Pat Meagher

Participating Artists:
Mikey Georgeson | Steven Ball | Britta Giersche | Hatty Uwanogho | Farhana Hoque | Martin Joyce | Bridget McKenzie | Sweyn Hall | Bob Bicknell-Knight | Jay Alix | Silvia Forese | Marta Addari | Bjarki Brennan | Murdoch – McCormick | Mike Whelan | Ruby McDougall | Ernesto Torres | Peter Lally | Nathan Valentine | Alessandro Minoggi | Tommy Clark | Taleesha Bray | Stephen Carrick-Davies | Clive Burton | Vanja Karas |
Lynsey Moran | Nicola Denley | Frederica Agbah | Jacopo Strocchi | Olivia Tyrrell | Margaret Jennings | Skye Burton | Kevin Brennan | Flynn Richards | Bowie Richards | Miles Whilby | Joshua Clancy Patterson | Matilde Strocchi | Paola Cenedese | Renie W Pot | Oscar Tornincasa | Patricio Forrester | Joe Dromey | Pat Meagher | Mary McInerney | Jasper McInerney| Tisna Westerhof | Cristiana Bottigella | Tom & Tim | hartslane | Beatrix Joyce | Sigrun Sverrisdottir | Noah Kelly | Callum Malcom-Kelly | Winston George | Artmongers

photograph @Pat Meagher

“Thanks so much for staging this fantastic exhibition for everyone who loves New Cross Great!
It was such a lovely event and a great turnout, it went all too quickly”
Alexis Blisskiss



The 10 winning postcards

During the exhibition Greetings From New Cross Gate, the public voted for their favourite 3 photos. The 10 most voted for had been produced into 25000 postcards and distrubuted widely in New Cross Gate, London and beyond.

The postcards can be freely collected from various local shops in New Cross Gate.
Special packages of the 10 winning postcards can also be purchased for £5 as part of our fundraising campaign for a new roof for hARTslane.
Please contact for enquiries and purchases.

And the winners are…. !

Patricio Forrester , ‘New Cross Growing Wild’
“Traffic, noise and pollution forever erased from New Cross Road in this whimsical act of imagination. I made this image before planting 1000 sunflowers along this busy road together with a group of local activists.”

Farhana M. Hoque, ‘Last Snow on Telegraph Hill – 2013’
“A blanket of snow made our urban landscape momentarily fantastical. Parents and children gathered to slide on anything slidable, and on any slope they could find. There was sense of joy and reckless abandon in the air. Families from all over the area, gathered like clumps of trees, were conjoined in laughter..”

Mikey B. Georgeson, ‘Harry in the Kitchen at Nettleton Road Studios (September 2016)’
“With liminal stealth New Cross Gate has crept into my creative imagination. All roads seem to lead there starting from when I played a concert in the labyrinthine shadows of the Venue to meeting artist Harry Pye in the haven of the Nettleton Road studios.”

Vanja Karas, ‘The Old New Cross Road’
“Inspired by its rich history, dating back to 1086, this work explores and layers historical images (1909) and historical maps of New Cross Gate and the surrounding area. It also layers the old photographic process of Cyanotype with elements of new digital processes making a transient connection of the old and the new in space and time.

Peter Lally, ‘κυφός’
“Having moved here four years ago, I now consider New Cross home, having lived in the same house for the duration. This photo was taken at the bottom of my street. I like the similarity between the man and lampost.”

Fred Agbah, ‘Your Carriage Awaits at New Cross Gate’
“New Cross Bus Garage, previously a tram depot, opened in 1906. I wanted to give an insider’s view of this community within the community. This postcard is an ode to the unsung chauffeurs who work here, providing a service for people from all walks of life, night and day.”

Jay Alix, ‘Smile’
“This piece of Streetart was by Nem and up for only a few days back in 2012. It matched the new orange logo of New Cross Gate station and looked like a friendly
tube train front encouraging commuters to smile!”

Murdoch-McCormick, ‘Creps’
“’Creps’ portrays two very different sides of New Cross Gate. Trainers suspended from phone wires, a reminder of the more edgy side of life in SE14, hang in front
of a billboard advertising rents from £300 per week.”

Murdoch.McCormick FRONT.jpg

Flynn Rishards, ‘New Cross Cat’
“This cat is always sitting on a wall in my street when I walk back from school. I think this cat is special, funny and a little cross: like the people in New Cross Gate. Some are funny but most of them are happy and kind.”

New Cross Gate Gems For Sale

Welcome to the Shop of Hidden Gems!

After a successful exhibition of 105 unique photographs of New Cross Gate, the artworks are now for sale. The photographs, A4 in size, are printed on photographic paper and mounted on a 5ml white foamboard.

The money raised from the sales will be going towards a much needed new roof for hARTslane. We thank all the artists who have kindly donated their work for this worthwile fundraiser.

Price of a single mounted photograph, £20
We accept both bank transfers and cash.
The purchased artworks can be collected at hARTslane or sent by post (an additional postal cost will be applied).

Please email for enquiries and purchases.

“So many excellent images that I found it difficult to select oly three. Great to see such a diverse range of perspectives all celebratig this small slice of home.”  Joni McDougal