Kate WiddowsNeon GIF Collection 2013-2017 courtesy of the artist
Club Ponderosa a hybrid space designed by artist Matt Stokes to operate as part meeting house, nightclub, theatre, village hall and social club. Stokes first established Club Ponderosa during an artist's residency at 176, the Zabludowicz Collection's London project space. Drawing from the history of the building which was formerly a Methodist Chapel, and once home to the famous London Drama Centre, the aim of the club was to create an informal and flexible social-space that would foster new encounters between groups, and act as a catalyst for the creation of events designed and programmed in collaboration with people living or working in the Camden area. Club Ponderosa was subsequently reworked for Workplace as a more sculptural experience for Stokes’ solo exhibition in Gateshead in 2011. This new incarnation has been co-curated by artist and musician Rachel Lancaster.