16 August 2013

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Handle With Care

Two short interactive workshops, enabling members of the public to get to grips with some of the exhibits included in Nature Reserves. Up first are Wendy Kirk and Nick Booth from UCL Geology Collections to introduce pioneering Victorian volcanologist Dr Johnston-Lavis and his collection, and explain how to handle the specimens. Then it’s over to […]

16 August 2013

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Curator’s Question Time

Tom Jeffreys, Nature Reserves curator and editor of the Journal of Wild Culture, will be leading a short tour of the exhibition. He will be discussing how the concept for the exhibition came about, and what each work contributes, as well as the role played by the institutions that have loaned materials for the duration […]

16 August 2013

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Archiving Taste

Food design studio Blanch & Shock and critic and curator Dr Crystal Bennes launch the London Research Kitchen, their new collaborative venture, with a special four-course dinner at GV Art. Responding directly to the themes of Nature Reserves, the dinner – entitled Archiving Taste – constitutes a comparison between agricultural systems, old and new, through […]

16 August 2013

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Taxonomise This!

Art and science panel discussion about systems of classification and how archives change over time. Speakers include: artist Helen Pynor, whose series The Life Raft documents a decaying 19th century insect collection; artist Liz Orton, discussing her work at the Herbarium at Kew Gardens, examining unmounted plant specimens awaiting classification; Mark Carnall, some-time stand-up comedian […]

16 August 2013

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PAINTED WOODEN SCULPTURES WORKSHOP

All creative young people from East Devon (accompanied by an adult) are invited to join local artist Paula Madden anytime from 11am-4pm to make a colourful wooden sculpture that they can take home with them. Use stencils, paint and recycled wood blocks to form the basis of your sculpture then let your imagination run wild. […]

15 August 2013

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Under the Rug

‘Hide and Seek’ Children’s Workshop Freud’s study is like another world, lined with books and strange objects from far away places. The floor is covered with rich and exotic Persian rugs, which contain patterns full of secret meanings. Taking these rugs as a starting point, we will be thinking about the idea of “sweeping something […]

15 August 2013

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Envelope

‘Hide and Seek’ Children’s Workshop Join us for a journey into the world of Sigmund Freud.   Discover his magical house and wonderful collection of beautiful things from around the world.  Freud was an avid letter writer and during his engagement, wrote to his fiancée nearly every day.  On Saturday, you’ll be writing a secret letter […]

14 August 2013

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Abraxas Journal #4 launch party

Abraxas is a printed journal exploring the esoteric and the recondite aspects of art and culture.  Abraxas launch party for issue 4 aims to connect those who have an interest in the topic under one (magical) roof. It aims to create a dialogue with the contemporary art world and to show a side of culture […]

14 August 2013

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Chris Evans: Morning Star Rebranded

Morning Star Rebranded proposes another relationship between content and form. The UK’s only socialist daily newspaper will be turned and mutated in the process of coming up with an image of left-wing culture for today.

13 August 2013

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Print Matters: A Fanzine and Self-Publishing Workshop

This is the first of a series of workshops held by Studio74 in the prestigious area of Notting Hill. This 3-day workshop aims to explore the relationship between the photographic process and the application of printed matter (independent publications, fanzines, and artist books). The combined use of lectures, discussions, and portfolio reviews define this workshop structure presented by New […]

13 August 2013

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Mitford Evening

Following two sold-out immersive film parties for Grey Gardens, Sutton House will once again be taken over by Amy Grimehouse for a one night only evening with the Mitford sisters including a rare screening of Nancy Mitford 1904 – 1973: A Portrait by Her Sisters (BBC, 1980). Not many aristocratic families achieved celebrity status akin […]

12 August 2013

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MAYDAY workshop with VestAndPage

A one week workshop with artists VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes), culminating in a public performance.  Workshop fees include meals & optionary accomodation at ]performance s p a c e [. Please note accomodation is basic, comprising of camp beds and hand wash basin or neighbouring warehouse for shower facilities.   AUTHENTICITY • PERCEPTION • […]

12 August 2013

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FRESHLY PACKED: Eat to Live by Lorena Lo Peña

“Why do we feed ourselves? What is a calorie? What are we trying to fill when we ingest over our daily-recommended amount of calories?” Something Human in partnership with Deptford Lounge presents Eat to Live: a performance by Peruvian live artist Lorena Lo Peña, as part of Something Human’s FRESHLY PACKED\ALWAYS CHECK THE LABEL series of live performance […]

12 August 2013

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Art Pop Up Shop in Battersea

We are getting together under the same roof the work of different artists. Painting, Photography, Art, Craft, Ceramics and Jewellery. This art pop up shop is taking place in Battersea (The Gallery on the Corner – 155 Battersea Park Road – SW8 4BU) from Thursday August 15th til Sunday  August 18th. GET READY FOR Cre8’s […]

10 August 2013

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Reality Check

43 Inverness Street is pleased to announce Reality Check, a one-day event presenting artworks that involve sound, performance and installation on 28 August with artists Yoonsuk Choi, Ingeun Kim and Locco.

10 August 2013

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Beg, Borrow, Steal

A day-long curated programme of live art at Dilston Grove, featuring a host of artists and speakers from dark corners, glittery stages, white-walled galleries and gravelly gutters. 

9 August 2013

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One day jewellery taster day 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 […]

9 August 2013

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Summer flower workshop

Summer flower workshop   Course runs: 14th Sept 2013Location: Gallery and Project space   Lobna Rouhani of Zahara flower design London offers you a flower arrangement course held at Great Western Studios. Hand-tied bouquet 11am: Learn how to make a seasonal medium sized hand-tied bouquet. You will learn techniques, compositions and you will go home confident […]

9 August 2013

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Donna Huddleston: Witch Dance

A new performance work by Donna Huddleston reinterpreting Mary Wigman’s 1914 Witch Dance. 

9 August 2013

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In conversation with Ciara Phillips

Join Drawing Room Co-director Mary Doyle in conversation with artist Ciara Phillips, the 2013 recipient of the Drawing Room Bursary Award.

9 August 2013

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Ash Fitzgerald:Library

A colection of recyled books portrayed as discovered chronicles in a window display setting.

8 August 2013

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The therapeutic use of photographs with children and young adults

Prof Del Loewenthal Prof Del Loewenthal will first give an overview of the therapeutic use of photographs as in his recent book ‘Phototherapy and Therapeutic Photography in a Digital Age’ (Routledge 2013). Del will explore in what ways children and young people projecting onto photographs helps us work therapeutically with the ‘Hide & Seek’ of […]

8 August 2013

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Study Day

How can artists act as guides for society in dealing with profound changes signalled by ecological crises?

8 August 2013

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Defining Holes

A screening of collaborative film work Defining Holes, plotting the various nothings that exist between and within moving image. Followed by a conversation with the artists.  Ed Atkins is the Whitechapel Gallery Writer in Residence 2012-13.

8 August 2013

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Hackney Wicked Art Festival 2013

PLEASE NOTE THIS ADDRESS IS NOT FOR THE FESTIVAL. ALL OF THE LOCATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE. Now in its 6th year, Hackney WickED remains a dynamic force for promoting local culture – dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names. Photo © Ben Hopper http://therealbenhopper.com/

7 August 2013

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Biscuit At Vibe Bar South Side

The Vibes new opening hours mean that we are now able to host our first late night up to 3am in Bermondsey’s old Peek Frean Biscuit Factory with guest DJ and local artisan produced beer from arguably the best micro-breweries in London. What more could you want to come to the south side – stay […]

5 August 2013

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Textile Art Practice Now: Talk with Machiko Agano and Koji Takaki

Japanese textile artists are renowned for creating dynamic and innovative artworks which combine their consummate understanding of the craft process, whilst constantly working towards new directions and new approaches. Their diverse range of work represents their unique artistic expression and continually pushes the boundaries and possibilities of their craft discipline.  The proof of this reputation […]

5 August 2013

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Chianciano Biennale 2013

The Biennale of Chianciano is a wonderful opportunity to understand and enjoy contemporary art from all around the world. The preparations take over a year as masterpieces are selected from approximately 120 artists from over 30 different nations. The international curators responsible for this difficult undertaking are in fact the same professionals who also organise […]

5 August 2013

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Islington Culture Vulture Trail

Welcome to the Summer 2013 Culture Vulture Trail across Islington! Visit each location to find the answer to the question – by completing all 10 you will be entered to win: – Two tickets to Cirque Éloize’s iD – Four tickets to the panto at the Park Theatre – Two tickets to ‘Two Caravans’ at the King’s […]

5 August 2013

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Lets Pluck the Bird

Connected by the posture of mythology; ‘Let’s pluck the bird’ presents six film works and a performance. Each work explores variations of communication and relationships; translations for knowledge, and our fetish of human nature. Featuring works by Mark Briggs, Michelle Hannah, Irwin/Robinson, Lila de Magalhaes, Christian Mayer, Ortonandon and Michael Reich.

3 August 2013

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HARD CAMP

HARD CAMP A cum-temporary performance club night at the provocative crossroads of fetish and camp (Curated by CUNTemporary) HARD CAMP is a pop-up exhibition, fashion show, performance art event and club night with live music, DJs and dance. The exhibition will include live art performances and artworks installed in different locations of the venue. The […]

2 August 2013

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rosenfeld porcini: Director talk on ‘The Birth of Cinema… and Beyond’ by Ian Rosenfeld (7pm)

Gallery Director Ian Rosenfeld will lead a talk on rosenfeld porcini’s current themed exhibition ‘The Birth of Cinema… And Beyond’ which features mixed-media works by contemporary and Old Master artists. The Director will discuss the inspiration, influences and vision behind the show and will explore the works and concept in the gallery on Thursday 12 September at […]