TACO! is an artist-led space for research, production, and exchange located in Thamesmead, SE London.  TACO! is engaged with its local context and centres the work and role of artists in all the work it undertakes, supporting a dialogue between artists, audiences, community and place. 

TACO!’s activities are experimental and collaborative. Invited artists are supported to research, develop and realise projects over a dedicated period of time.  This research informs a public programme that includes exhibitions, events,  discussions, workshops, screenings, publishing, and co-authored participatory projects with local people and groups.  Projects initiated by artists vary in duration.  We set an open timeframe with no set expectations on outcomes.  

TACO!  currently comprises of a gallery, event space, bookshop and  broadcast studio at Cygnet Square, and production studio and workspace at Poplar Place.  All of these platforms provide opportunities for artists, and community production groups to make, present and distribute. 

RTM.FM is run as a community radio station providng a platform for DJs, artists, musicans, producers from across SE London to broadcast.  It is based at Cygnet Square. We also run training workshops in audio production and broadcasting. RTM is open to ︎proposals for broadcast shows that fit the broadcasting programme. 

The TACO! bookshop provides a platform for independent publications, zines, vinyl and artist materials produced by publishers, small press, groups, galleries, and artist practitioners.  The Bookshop is open during exhibition periods, and available online.  We are open to submissions and proposals to the shop. Please read our guidelines ︎before sending us your titles, or email us with your enquiry -  info@taco.org.uk


TACO! is a non-for profit arts organisation and registered charity ( Thamesmead Arts and Culture Office # 1196316). 100% of the money we fundraise or earn through the sales of items in our shop goes towards furthering the work we do with artists and audiences. We're entirely dependent on the generosity of the people we meet and the partners we work with. 


TACO! is led and run by artists Mat Jenner, Natasha Bird and Gina Prat Lilly. 

As a charity TACO! is steered by a board of trustees and advisors.  This fine group of people help shape TACO!  and support it in the realisation of its work. Current members of the board include:

Kate Forde
Rima Patel 
Amanda Carmichel 
Vijay Raman 
Kirsty Ogg
Avril Corroon





Open Thurs-Sun, 10:00-18:00

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tel: 020 3904 6637