7 November 2011

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Values and human rights in UK foreign policy: Where now after Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields?

Join Freedom from Torture, Channel 4 correspondents and speakers from Sri Lanka to discuss the role the UK can play within the international community to pursue accountability and protect those at risk in the country. Channel 4 News Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Jonathan Miller, and Callum Macrae, the Director of the acclaimed television documentary ‘ Sri […]

3 November 2011

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DoodleDate, Creative Speed Dating

DoodleDate-Speed dating with a twist! Come and meet other like minded creative people. Let your inner self do the talking. No three minute interviews and no artistic talent required, just an open mind and a love for all things creative.Doodle your way into the heart of your future partner. Benefits of DoodleDate:   * No awkward […]

3 November 2011

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Crunch: The Art and Music Festival

Crunch is back, with the thought-provoking debate, infectiously danceable music and late-night parties that youve come to expect. But this year theres a whole lot more. Weve doubled in size. With three new venues, a new art pavilion to explore, multiple musical events and performances running simultaneously across the weekend, Crunch 2011 is an essential […]

2 November 2011

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RBS Bursary Award 2011: Talks

James Balmforth, David Buckley, Alex Chinneck,                    Mark Davey, Sian Griffiths, Julia Malle, Kate McLeod,            Eric Schumacher, Katie Surridge, Hannah Wiles The ten Bursary Winners will give a brief visual presentation of their practice during this informal evening event and showcase their contemporary work in the accompanying exhibition. ‘Sculpture is social. It is restless in its […]

28 October 2011

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LAST SPEED NETWORKING FOR ARTISTS EVENT OF 2011!

Artists need artists. Speed Networking provides a platform where artists can network with their peer group face to face, make connections and share ideas. See website for more information and book a place. www.karinjanssen.com +44(o)20 8525 0294 hello@karinjanssen.com

28 October 2011

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Red Light Campaign: Traffick-Stopping Vintage

Red Light Campaign presents: A runway show of vintage and ethical designer looks, to be sold at a silent auction on the night. Every penny you spend will go to the Red Light Campaign: Together we are raising awareness of Human Trafficking. Talks will be given on the night by ethical fashion guru Amisha Ghadiali […]

27 October 2011

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Freud’s Couch, Scott’s Buttocks, Bronte’s Grave

Author’s Talk by Professor Simon Goldhill In his wonderfully titled new book “Freud’s Couch, Scott’s Buttocks, Bronte’s Grave”, writer and academic Simon Goldhill explores places of literary tourism, making a pilgrimage to Freud’s office in Hampstead, Sir Walter Scott’s baronial mansion, Wordsworth’s cottage in the Lake District, the Bronte Parsonage, and Shakespeare’s birthplace. Travelling, asmuch […]

27 October 2011

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Married to the Eiffel Tower

Film Screening and Discussion Married to the Eiffel Tower (2008) by Agnieszka Piotrowska “Beautifully shot and fascinating – the film has reminded me why I like watching television.” The Observer Our conference about ‘Love’ on Saturday 3 December will be preceded by a film that shows adult love in one of its more unusual manifestations. […]

27 October 2011

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Crash Bash Trash

A stand up performance on CBT Psychotherapist by day, comedienne by night, Liz Bentley uncovers the truth about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Armed with ukulele and Casio keyboard Liz is one of the quirkiest voices on London’s spoken word scene. “Like a female Ivor Cutler” The Scotsman “A refreshingly multi-talented writer and performer. Her sharp wit […]

27 October 2011

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Ghost Track

A solo performance by Claire Hind An old man sits at the end of his life. An old man sits at the end of his life contemplating his possessions, his fortunes and the sound files on his nano pad… A solo performance by Claire Hind, written in collaboration with Gary Winters. Ghost Track re-frames act […]

24 October 2011

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Short Films by Sean Reynard

During the exhibition – amplifier (part two) – playpaint presents an evening of films by Sean Reynard.   Spanning 11 years, a selection of 13 films made in London, Sydney and Berlin, will include: Anaphylaxis – The tragic story of a man who against his health persists in consuming nuts due to his overwhelming fascination with […]

21 October 2011

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TALK: Taiyana Pimentel

Taiyana Pimentel, Director of Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City, talks about the newly re-opened SAPS, focusing on its mission, architecture and programme of exhibitions. She also introduces her views on the current art scene in Mexico. Named after the Mexican modernist artist David Alfaro Siqueiros, SAPS examines the gap between the history of […]

19 October 2011

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ASC Open Studios

Part of the month long series of open studios, workshops, events and performances across 11 A.S.C. buildings housing 750 artists in London. Meet the artists in their studios and see work in progress. Featuring a diverse mix from recent graduates to artists with international reputations. Some artists will be selling their work directly, with no […]

16 October 2011

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Film screening: John Virtue – London paintings

This wonderful documentary chronicles Virtue’s decision to accept the request from the National Gallery to paint the landscape of London.  Virtue is a landscape artist who has worked solely in black and white since 1978, creating emotive paintings that are a mixture of realism and abstraction. Some are on a monumental scale.  He talks to […]

14 October 2011

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14 Proper Nouns with Hassan Khan and Nida Ghouse

14 Proper Nouns, a set of references, drawn from Hassan Khan’s seminal work 17 and in AUC, will serve as subject matter for a fortnight of discussion between the artist and curator-in-residence Nida Ghouse.  The discussions will be rooted in 17 and in AUC – the transcriptions, which is a document of every audible word uttered by the […]

12 October 2011

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Anna Hymas Painting and Illustration Workshop at AAF

I will be running a workshop at the Affordable Art Fair on painting and illustration.  The workshop will give participants a chance to have a go themselves.

8 October 2011

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Art & Compromise VII: Julian Stallabrass with Clive Stafford Smith

What now does it take to confer artistic status on an image? At what point does documentary evidence become ‘art’? Professor Julian Stallabrass, Reader at the Courtauld Institute, London will address these issues in conversation with international human rights lawyer and founder of Reprieve Clive Stafford Smith. This event is free but booking is essential. […]

5 October 2011

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Trashing Performance

Trashing Performance explores the power of creative expressions that wilfully debunk or ignore cultural ideals and hierarchies of critical value. It presents and investigates art and culture often considered too left-field by the proprieties of high minded and elite taste. This programme of talks, shows and films provides a space to think again about the […]

3 October 2011

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GFEST – Gaywise FESTival

Gaywise FESTival is London’s LGBT and queer cross – art festival for all. GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2011 programme announced; so please visit the pages: GFEST 2011 Visual arts exhibition, Short film screenings , Performances , Workshops/ debate, parties and spread the word, book your tickets, and fill your diary. London’s premier LGBT cross-arts festival, […]

3 October 2011

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Fox&Squirrel Art Walk Peckham

Fox & Squirrel offer a series of art walks, each focusing on a different artistic locale. Our guides who are also freelance curators and art historians, will take visitors on a tour of three different venues, discussing the exhibiting artist, situating their work within a wider art historical context, and introducing guests to people who […]

30 September 2011

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Cool Diabang: Between Dog & Wolf

CoExist are pleased to host an evening performance and exhibition by Boubacar Diabang alias Cool Diabang. Cool Diabang’s work sweeps different worlds combining the spiritual, mystical, imaginary, and real. Although he explores these worlds through various artistic disciplines, there is a movement, energy and rhythm drummed into all of them. His performances reveal actions clearly […]

30 September 2011

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NETWORKED: Dialogue and Exchange in the Global Art Ecology

NETWORKED, an international conference hosted by Triangle Network focuses on the latest research and practical discussion on the role of cultural networks in the global art ecology. Speakers include leading artists, curators, academics, managers of grass-root organisations and policy makers from over 20 countries. The conference is led by Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Triangle Network and […]

26 September 2011

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Lucky Dragons

Live-performance by the LA based experimental group. In conjunction with Upset The Rhythm LUCKY DRAGONS means any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara and other collaborators. Lucky Dragons inhabit Los Angeles. They create an ecstatic form of electronic music that celebrates the spirit of life […]

26 September 2011

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Bye Bye Kitty!!! – Beyond kitsch, kawaii and otaku in Japanese Contemporary Art: An illustrated talk

Kitsch, otaku (“geek”) and kawaii (cuteness, sometimes super-girly hyper-cuteness) – are all stereotypes frequently attributed to contemporary Japanese culture. It is true to say that Japanese society often embraces such images of itself, and some Japanese artists, such as Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki, respond to, or exploit, these trends, making them even more widespread. Yet is this the […]

24 September 2011

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Conic Trilogy: Screening & Live performance

Beaconsfield joins participating galleries throughout South London open late for the South London Art Map LAST Fridays. September LAST Fridays: Friday 30 September, 6-8pm Nooshin Farhid Conic Trilogy, 2010 Parabola 22:00 / Hyperbola 26:00 / Ellipsis 9:00 Performance at 7pm: Conic Trilogy screening with live narration by Ross Mullan.   Conic Trilogy is a series […]

23 September 2011

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Juried Art Competition – Theme “The Elements” Apply Now

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces a Juried Art Competition for the month of October with the theme “The Elements”. A Group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Art Gallery for the month of November 2011.  The theme is the Elements, send us […]

21 September 2011

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Je passe / j’habite / je vis

    Statment „Starting from the idea that every place is defined by the people who live there, we are now faced with a mixture of nationalities and races which is helped by the tourism to increase its diversity. So that man become beset by men. From the outside. Coming and leaving. Flurry, order and […]

16 September 2011

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WORKSHOP: Rapport

Neuro-lingusitic programming (NLP) consultant Lee Robinson leads a participatory workshop at Gasworks, teaching us how to achieve rapport in the workplace. Booking is essential as places are limited: booking@gasworks.org.uk

16 September 2011

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TALK: The Managed Heart

Peter Fleming (professor of Work, Organisation and Society at Queen Mary, University of London) and Kathi Weeks (associate professor of Women’s Studies at Duke University, North Carolina) discuss the themes behind All I Can See is the Management in relation to their own research interests.  

15 September 2011

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Mindfulness of Seeing: Photography and Creativity with Eva Kalpadaki

Improve your photography and unleash your creativity by learning ‘how to see’ in your everyday life. Be inspired to view the world from a fresh perspective through the lens of a camera. This course is suitable for students of all levels, and no prior knowledge of photography is necessary, and enthusiasm and curiosity are welcome. […]

9 September 2011

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Daniel Boyd: Souvenirs from Australia

Residency artist Daniel Boyd discusses his concerns about Australia’s colonial history with a panel of experts. The talk looks at the problems related to using historical imagery for constructing political narratives. Speakers to be confirmed check www.gasworks.org.uk for further information.

9 September 2011

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Hairography: Photo Studio Salon

  An exciting drop-in session open to people of all ages and led by artist Harold Offeh. Join us in our pop-up photo studio to create fantasy hair pictures. In playful response to Baudouin Mouanda’s exhibition, the session will involve trying on wigs, taking photo booth snapshots and viewing video projections featuring Willow Smith’s song […]