19 September 2013

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Evidently… John Cooper Clarke LIVE! (15)

A National Poetry Day event you won’t want to miss! The incomparable and irreverent John Cooper Clarke takes part in a one-off live broadcast from Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema. This special broadcast event includes a screening of John Ross’s Evidently… John Cooper Clarke, a film which features contributions from Bill Bailey, Steve Coogan and Arctic Monkeys, […]

19 September 2013

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Vogue Fashion’s Night Out – That Dame Upstairs: Life drawing and photography drop-in

Underground performance collective The Sisters Gorgeous and D Lucille Campbell of glam electro-goth outfit Die Hexen will host a life drawing and photography session in the galleries, where they will be painted, styled and clad in a fully monochrome palate inspired by film noir icons. Throughout the evening Vintage 78 DJs will play a 1940s […]

19 September 2013

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‘World Relevance’: Why Japanese Post-War Art Matters – Talk by Ming Tiampo

In 1952, art critic Shuzo Takiguchi declared that Japanese artists should seek ‘world relevance’ with their work, encouraging an entire generation of artists to reject nationalism and engage in cultural dialogues of an international scope. Takiguchi’s comments were exemplary of a handful of post-war cultural leaders, including Gutai leader Jiro Yoshihara, who sought to create […]

19 September 2013

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Ambiguous Thought: Artist talk by Koki Tanaka

Koki Tanaka is one of Japan’s most highly-acclaimed artists from the younger generation. Having gained renown for his early video work Everything is Everything, Tanaka employs a variety of techniques in creating his works, spanning from video, photography, site-specific installation through to interventional projects. His diverse approach to art was illustrated in his exhibition Abstract Speaking: Sharing Uncertainty […]

19 September 2013

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Intervening in Nature and Society: History of the ‘Art Project’ in Japan, 1955-2013 – Talk by Kenji

The first decade of the 21st century saw the expansion of non-museum-based exhibitions in Japan. Ranging from art initiatives run by artists to large-scale festivals in the countryside, they are often called ‘art projects’ to highlight the process of making artworks and exhibitions and the temporariness of their installations and venues. As we see the […]

18 September 2013

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Photographic Compositing Urban Space – Helen Saunders

In association with the Leap-Second exhibition, we’re delighted to be able to offer a limited number of places on a 2-day workshop with Helen Saunders. Helen will be taking a select group of participants through her practice, looking at the conceptual process behind the creation of an image, the identification of appropriate subject matter and the techniques involved […]

18 September 2013

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ASC SE1 open studios 2013

Friday 27 6-9pm Saturday 28 12-6pm Once again ASC is staging open studio events across our studios. You are invited to visit all our buildings, meet the artists in their studios and see the work they are developing. This event is a real opportunity to see and gain a better understanding of contemporary art from […]

17 September 2013

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William Tillyer Exhibition Preview

Join us to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions this Autumn at mima. William TillyerAgainst Nature25 October 2013 – 9 February 2014The largest exhibition at mima by a single artist since the gallery opened in 2007, Against Nature includes paintings, watercolours, sculptures and drawings made over Tillyer’s 50 year career. Also showing are Claes […]

17 September 2013

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mimaLIVE #2

mimaLIVE #2 will feature music from The Lake Poets, Pellethead and Tissue Culture. For news on upcoming mimaLIVE events follow on twitter @mima_live or find us on facebook.com/mimaliveboro. Ticketed, FREE. Tickets: Middlesbrough Town Hall Box Office, 01642 729729/815181 Note: a £1 postage fee applies if not collecting in person.

16 September 2013

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‘Why is the mind in the head?’ Curator’s Question Time

Nick Wadley, the curator, will give a talk about Franciszka Themerson. He was an intimate friend of the Themersons for the last decade of their lives and helps Jasia Reichardt to care for the Themerson archive. He is currently preparing a monograph on Franciszka, as well as compiling heroeuvre catalogue. Nick Wadley writes and draws. […]

16 September 2013

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Jewellery making with Melissa Hunt

This one day workshop, held in the project space at Great Western Studios and run by resident contemporary jeweller Melissa Hunt, will explore a range of techniques suitable for applying textures and finishes to metal. Participants will have the opportunity to develop a suite of surface pattern samples before creating a beautifully finished silver ring […]

16 September 2013

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Esther Johnson: The View from my Window Tells Me I’m Home

As part of Open House London 2013,EXHIBIT will show a film by Esther Johnson entitledThe View From My Window Tells Me I’m Home. Created in 2010 for The Super Estate Artists’ Residency Programme, the original piece was part of a 20-month programme to celebrate the Golden Lane Estate’s 50th anniversary. The exhibition of this work provides […]

16 September 2013

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All That Glitters

A conversation about the role of art and creativity in urban regeneration, with guest speakers Neville Gabie, Katy Beinart and Barby Asante. Discussing projects that have taken a critical and grassroots approach to changing spaces in London, we examine how urban redevelopment schemes commodify creativity and how artists are using or challenging these opportunities.

13 September 2013

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Farm to table workshop

Lobna Rouhani of Zahara flower design London offers you a flower arrangement course held at Great Western Studios. Lobna is passionate about sharing the craft of flower design and will teach you to compose flowers to make stunning seasonal arrangements. Zahara’s philosophy is one of sustainability, all green waste produced is composted back into the […]

13 September 2013

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Kensington & Fulham Open Studios

This October, for the first time, Kensington and Fulham’s creative residents will open a variety private residences, studios and exhibition spaces, welcoming the public to the areas first artists’ open studios event. Taking place over the first two weekends of October, the Kensington and Fulham Open Studios – or KFOS for short – will include work by […]

12 September 2013

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Immersive Theatre – a theatre with Romanian background in London

Founded by Romanian theatre artists Cristian Luchian and  Anca Doczi, Immersive Theatre has produced work and carried out research in the past year in London, exploring social issues, involving in education and most of all, entertaining the audience. We always thought theatre is about community and bringing people together, about participation and engagement. This is […]

11 September 2013

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Workshop/ Killing Me Softly

Looking at the symbiotic dialogue between fashion model and photographer, this session will offer an analysis of Black Duck Feathers, a dress created by fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen that emblematically served to turn an indistinct female body into a romantic, melancholic bird of prey. The workshop will also include a reading of Helmut Newton’s […]

11 September 2013

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Workshop/ Love in the Age of Silicone

In this discussion we will explore the phenomenon of the RealDoll using the work of Japanese photographer Azusa Itagaki and Craig Gillespie’s film Lars and the Real Girl. Often referred to as love dolls, these high-end, life-sized silicon sex toys appeared in America in the 1990s. This session will consider how are ideas of female […]

11 September 2013

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20 years of ¡Viva!

¡Viva!, Cornerhouse’s annual, internationally acclaimed Spanish & Latin American Film Festival, will return for the 20th time 7 – 23 March 2014. ¡Viva! is the UK’s largest, most popular Spanish & Latin American Film Festival, and its 2014 programme will celebrate the most outstanding contributions in new cinema from a wide spectrum of Spanish- and […]

11 September 2013

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The Art of Cloud

Join HP and The Serpentine Gallery on a journey to the cloud. Learn the impact and promise it brings to the art industry and beyond. 

10 September 2013

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Jazz and Art: An evening with pianist Giovanni Guidi and artworks by Lanfranco Quadrio

On the evening of Thursday 17th October 2013, rosenfeld porcini is proud to present an exclusive piano recital by the young Italian Jazz prodigy Giovanni Guidi. For this exclusive event in the gallery, Giovanni Guidi will perform on a grand piano improvisations based on his highly praised recent album for ECM “City Of Broken Dreams” […]

10 September 2013

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Isidoro Valcarcel Medina

BMW Tate Live presents 18 pictures and 18 stories, a lecture and photography series, on Friday 4 October. Artists Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Esther Ferrer and Dora García will examine Spanish conceptual artist Valcárcel Medina’s past performances over the course of his career.

10 September 2013

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Clay Classes

Clay Classes for young people at Islington Arts Factory (IAF) Learn all the skills you will need to create your own pots, tiles, vases and figurines and much more. Your work will be exhibited as part of the MakeArt exhibition in December. Tutor-Tom Parnell (trained at Royal College of Art)  (Fine Art Classes for Children […]

10 September 2013

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Lynn MacRitchie: The Towers of Ilium

Domo Baal is delighted to host a four–day screening of Lynn MacRitchie’s new film ‘The Towers of Ilium’ – a project that returns the gallery’s focus to Essex for the second time this year following on from The Rural College of Art. The at once over–arching and underlying issue in Towers of Ilium is the […]

9 September 2013

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Building a Photography Portfolio with Eva Kalpadaki

Create a professional photography portfolio in order to take your practice to the next level. This course will guide participants step by step, from how to edit photographs, write a statement and produce an artist’s CV, through to portfolio presentation. The course is aimed at amateur and professional photographers, artists who use photography and photography […]

9 September 2013

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Developing a Creative Photography Project with Eva Kalpadaki

Move your skills up a notch by learning how to develop a photographic project. Be guided step by step on how to realise an initial idea through to digital printing and exhibiting. This course is suitable for amateur and professional photographers, foundation students, artists who use photography in their work, and collaborative groups. There may […]

6 September 2013

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THE COSMONAUT + Q&A + COSMOPARTY!

SIN FIN CINEMA presents: THE COSMONAUT This stunningly photographed film is a classic tale of a three-way friendship gone awry, mixing personal pain with cosmic themes of distant places and times. This new crowd-funded film sits at the centre of a ‘story-universe’ featuring text, photo, audio, and film, cementing its place at the forefront of […]

6 September 2013

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Shape of Things to Come

Arts organisation South Kiosk presents Vestige; an evening of interactive installations, talks and workshops exploring the ideas of practitioners who are defining a new future for neglected objects and media. Vestige brings together a collective of artists and designers who work with mediums that are considered obsolete, from film-based cameras to forgotten radio and TV […]

5 September 2013

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Dyad: Alice Tatge and Therese Steele

Live Art Performance Dyad is a work on duality observed from the perspective of two women representing diametrically opposed female experiences: an investigation into the elasticity of boundaries, the overlapping of identities and the seeming impossibility of operating in both domains. Developed during a residency in Istanbul coinciding with the city’s ongoing large-scale social unrest, […]

4 September 2013

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Open Studio

Coinciding with London Design Festival, East London Printmakers is opening its doors creating an opportunity for you to see the studio in action.  As well as a chance to see the facilities there will be a £10 proof sale.  The studio will be open from 2 – 6.30pm on both Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th. […]

3 September 2013

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Tim Clark Talks Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

In early modern Japan (1600-1900) thousands of sexually explicit works of art were produced, known as ‘spring pictures’ (shunga). Tim Clark is currently curating a major shunga exhibition at the British Museum, which celebrates this often tender, funny and beautiful erotic art-form, produced by some of the great masters of Japanese art such as Utamaro and Hokusai. Shunga is in […]

2 September 2013

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Merge Festival 2013

MERGE arts festival returns in just two weeks’ time and lasting until late October, transforming the Bankside area from the bridge at the Tate up to Shakespeare’s Globe.