There Goes the Neighbourhood

2 September - 1 October 2022

Jane Hayes Greenwood️, Rachel Hobkirk, Andrea Medjesi, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Shailee Mehta, Elsa Rouy, Nour el Saleh, Alan Stanners, Oda Iselin Sønderland, Morgan Wills


'There Goes the Neighbourhood’ inaugurates Castor and Indigo + Madder’s new Fitzrovia spaces. There Goes The Neighbourhood is a jointly conceived group exhibition in two halves, with each gallery contributing their individual take on a wider narrative.

The exhibition explores ideas related to community, urbanity, otherness and the experience of marginality in modern life. The ‘neighbourhood’ is explored not only through concepts of distance, boundaries and space but also as a more extensive, flexible interconnected space of belonging. It looks at evolving communities,  debunks ideas of shared territories and association that are exclusionary but still hold sway, and celebrates subversive and rebellious non-place/de-territorialised concepts of networking and belonging. The tension between self and other, the central and marginal, as well as the potential of liminal spaces is examined in multiple ways.

Castor -

Jane Hayes Greenwood️, Rachel Hobkirk, Andrea Medjesi, Alicia Reyes McNamara, Shailee Mehta, Elsa Rouy, Nour el Saleh, Alan Stanners, Oda Iselin Sønderland, Morgan Wills


Indigo+Madder -

Bhasha Chakrabarti, Alya Hatta, Haroun Hayward, Sara Naim, Soumya Netrabile, Haroon Mirza, Shaan Syed, Yi To



Castor was founded in 2016, initially renting for free a small basement in a café next to Goldsmiths in New Cross. After programming 12 solo exhibitions in 12 months, Castor relocated to Resolution Way in Deptford alongside a host of other creative businesses and project spaces. In 2018, after expanding the gallery’s footprint twice, the project space turned into a commercial gallery, currently representing 7 artists.


Indigo+Madder, which was set up to facilitate more nuanced conversations around South Asia and its diaspora and has a history of championing artists of colour, began in 2018 with a pop-up show in London. The gallery moved to Resolution Way in 2019.