Four of the artists who make up the collective Spontaneous Combustion soaking up the atmosphere of the basement of a former East End brewery, where they will be exhibiting, writes Matthew Brace. Disillusioned with the 'clean, white boxes' provided by conventional galleries and keen to access a wider audience, Spontaneous Combustion occupies abandoned industrial spaces.

Gwen MacGregor said yesterday: 'It's a space of about 14,000sq ft with pillars down the middle. It's grey and dark, so the show will have quite a dingy feel to it.'

Spontaneous Combustion, which uses many materials in its multi-media installations, will be at the Atlantis Lower Gallery, Brick Lane, from

9 October to 6 November.

(Photograph omitted)

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