22 January 2016

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Artist Talk and Q&A with Linda Bloomfield

Join us for a fascinating insight into the practice and career of Linda Bloomfield. As well as being an author and tutor, Bloomfield designs and makes tableware based on her thrown porcelain and has sold her work through Liberty and Harrods.

20 January 2016

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Exhibition Tour of Jerwood Encounters: Common Property and Sonification Studies

An Exhibition Tour of Jerwood Encounters: Common Property led by curator of the exhibition, Hannah Pierce, and Jerwood Visual Arts’ Writer in Residence, Tom Overton.   As a finale to the tour Antonio Roberts, exhibiting artist in Common Property, will perform Sonification Studies.  Using Pixel Player (a piece of software created and released by the […]

20 January 2016

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‘Copyright and Intellectual Property’ panel discussion at London Art Fair

This panel discussion will consider how contemporary artists contend with issues of copyright and intellectual property in their practice. It will take the most recent Jerwood Encounters exhibition, Common Property, as its starting point. Confirmed participants include: Hannah Pierce, Curator of Common Property; Shane Burke, current PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, who […]

20 January 2016

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Commissioning Conversation: Context

The second in this series of events exploring the hows and whys of commissioning artwork, Commissioning Conversation: Context is set against the backdrop of this year’s Columbia Threadneedle Prize. Join us for tea, scones and a talk about commissioning art led by Mall Galleries Commissions Consultants. Artists Yuki Aruga, Miriam Escofet and Eleanor Watson will be telling […]

19 January 2016

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Intimacy Unguarded: Gender, the Unconscious and Contemporary Art

Day symposium One of the most intimate aspects of the human subject is the unconscious. This symposium examines the ways in which this material becomes the basis for contemporary art, critical writing and the dynamics of the consulting room. The speakers will provide a number of perspectives on the relationship between gender, the unconscious and […]

17 January 2016

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Monika Grzymala and Victoria Haven in conversation with Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane

This conversation will look at the stakes of working site specifically.  The dialogue takes place within Pyramid Selling, an installation created by Glasgow based artist Mick Peter. Berlin-based Monika Grzymala and Seattle-based Victoria Haven will each make a site-specific work for LINE, an exhibition guest-curated by Drawing Room for Lisson Gallery.  Grzymala uses a ready-made line in the […]

14 January 2016

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Book launch and day exhibition from Werner Büttner

Marlborough Contemporary and Black Dog Publishing are pleased to announce an evening with Werner Büttner in conversation with Harald Falkenberg, Daniel Richter and Andrew Renton on 28 January 2016, 6–8pm. The event celebrates the publication of Coincidence in Splendour and My Looting Eye, two new books published on the work of Werner Büttner by Black […]

11 January 2016

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Exclusive screening of ‘Mirrors to Windows: The Woman as Artist’

A screening of acclaimed documentary ‘Mirrors to Windows’ by Emmy-award winning director Susan Steinberg. Followed by a Q&A with the director. Mirrors to Windows is a unique film following an international cast of three generations of women artists from Cairo, France, Germany, Iran, the United States and the United Kingdom who are all forging their careers in the […]

8 January 2016

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Worldwide Reading for Ashraf Fayadh

The Mosaic Rooms and English PEN are pleased to participate in a worldwide reading in support of Ashraf Fayadh organised by the international literature festival Berlin. The reading of selected poems and other texts at The Mosaic Rooms aims to show solidarity with Ashraf and raise awareness of his current situation. Ashraf Fayadh is a […]

8 January 2016

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Book Launch: Burning Country – Syrians in Revolution and War

Join author and media commentator Robin Yassin-Kassab in conversation with Malu Halassa to launch Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War, his new title co-authored by Leila Al-Shami. In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone where foreign journalists find it almost impossible […]

8 January 2016

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Picture of the Month Club

‘Fighting Temeraire’ Each month we meet to discuss our ‘picture of the month’. Enjoy talking about one painting over a packed lunch and share your thoughts about the work. Introductory level. Please bring a packed lunch. For more information please visit www.nationalgallery.co.uk

8 January 2016

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Relax With Paintings

Suspend your expectations and knowledge of art and immerse yourself in a single painting from the collection. Looking at paintings can make us feel good. Neuroscientists have discovered that looking at a beautiful artwork can increase the blood flow to the part of the brain associated with pleasure by as much as 10 per cent. […]

7 January 2016

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Identifiable Flying Objects

Start you weekend at the National Gallery Angels, putti, and dragons are found in many National Gallery paintings. They are all winged, of course, but how many of us stop to ask how they are able to fly? UCL biologist Professor Roger Wotton sets out to answer this question, while Matthew Morgan asks why flying […]

6 January 2016

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Gary Simmons in conversation with Ekow Eshun

Two days after the official opening of Post No Bills, Gary Simmons will be in conversation with Ekow Eshun, writer and broadcaster. The former director of the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Ekow Eshun is Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group, overseeing London’s most significant public art project. Please note this event is free to the public, but […]

6 January 2016

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LEO DE VROOMEN, SHAUN LEANE AND STEPHEN WEBSTER IN CONVERSATION

Three of the most exciting names in avant-garde jewellery design discuss their careers, work and the craft in a special evening event. Three of the most exciting names in contemporary jewellery design discuss their careers, work and the craft. Hosted by the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council, this is a unique chance to ask Leo […]

6 January 2016

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PAMELA RAWNSLEY 1952 – 2014: CURATOR TALK

Pamela Rawnsley’s work is directly influenced by the Welsh landscape that surrounded her studio. Her silversmithing and jewellery reflects landscape in all its moods, the big spaces with tiny details, the ambiguity and shape-shifting nature of the light on the hills. Her husband Matthew Tomalin, an artist-metalworker, originally a jeweller, will be joined by independent […]

6 January 2016

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BEHIND THE SCENES GUIDED TOURS

London Craft Week (3 – 7 May) celebrates exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops, makers and highly specialised skills. Join us at the Goldsmiths’ Centre for free behind the scenes tours of an established workshop: Mandos Jewellery of London, Elliot Fitzpatrick polishers or Clive Burr silversmiths and goldsmiths. Access our professional workshops […]

5 January 2016

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Art360: The Gift and its Legacy

As part of the Art360 project, DACS Foundation and Goldsmiths, University of London are hosting a conference exploring the long-term impact of donations from artists, estates, galleries and collectors in supporting the visual arts in the UK. The event brings together experts from the visual arts sector, including representatives from museums and galleries, as well […]

4 January 2016

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Heaven In Mind?

People who report having near-death experiences often describe entering into a ‘heaven-like’ light, being met by dead relatives, and experiencing intense feelings of peace and joy. This ‘otherworldly dimension’ is often described as having a tunnelled or tiered circular structure, such as we see in Botticini’s Assumption of the Virgin.Learn about Botticini’s vision of paradise […]

30 December 2015

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Artist Talk: Shin Kiwoun ‘Bate’s Room’ at Korean Cultural Centre

Hanmi Gallery is pleased to announce Shin Kiwoun’s artist talk at the Korean Cultural Centre were he will be discussing his practice as well as his latest exhibition ‘Bates Room’ held at The Old Police Station in Deptford.  The name ‘Bates’s Room’ is borrowed from the movie ‘Psycho’ in which the main character Norman Bates, hides […]

3 December 2015

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Should art be used as a tool for sustainability?

As part of Bow Arts’ striving for environmental awareness within the arts, Nunnery Gallery will host a panel event alongside the exhibition Plastic Vanitas asking the wider questionShould arts be used as a tool for sustainability? This will be accompanied by a screening ofFor Now We See (2013), a series of films by Neudecker that look at our […]

1 December 2015

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Jeremy Deller presents: MESSAGE TO LOVE + Q&A

DocHosts at DocHouse Dir: Murray Lerner United Kingdom / United States / 1997 / 127mins Bertha DocHouse is delighted to announce British artist Jeremy Deller as the curator of our inaugural DocHost event. For this brand new strand we invite a guest to choose a favourite documentary of their choice and discuss afterwards how they arrived at […]

28 November 2015

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Contemporary British Painting reading Group

Beginning on the 3rd December we will be holding a regular reading group at Westminster Arts Library. Led by Pen Dalton and Robert Priseman everyone is welcome to come along and join in, explore interesting books and essays and talk about painting.The Contemporary British Painters reading group @paintbritain is open to all and is a friendly and […]

24 November 2015

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Screening and panel discussion: Peter Speyer, Caroline Pick, Andrea Sabbadini and Kate Barrows. We mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 with a special screening of two short films You Are Me (Peter Speyer 2013, 11’) and Home Movie (Caroline Pick 2013, 17’), followed by a discussion between the filmmakers and psychoanalysts, Andrea Sabbadini and Kate Barrows, […]

19 November 2015

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Surviving Eurocentrism for Artists: Nicole Coson

Join artist Nicole Coson in conversation with journalist Jeppe Ugelvig for a chance to see Nicole’s works and to hear about her journey as a young Filipino artist. Nicole Coson is a Filipino artist currently living and working in London. Born into the third generation of Chinese migrants to the Philippines, she is someone who […]

19 November 2015

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Festival of Applied Imagination: Unpacking the Butterfly

A caterpillar needs to die and be consumed before a butterfly can grow in its place: we cannot change the world without transforming ourselves. Join Richard Reynolds, Course Leader of MA Applied Imagination, in a debate with students, alumni and practitioners, about the meaning of transformative personal change – in education, and in professional practice. […]

19 November 2015

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Festival of Applied Imagination: HarperCollins Creative Symposium

Ralph Barker, an alumnus of MA Applied Imagination, chairs this panel debate with authors from world-renowned publishing house, HarperCollins. The debate will centre on the creative process across arts and literature, including the debate around the book as an object of art. This event is part of the Festival of Applied Imagination, taking place at Central […]

19 November 2015

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Festival of Applied Imagination: Positive Peace

Take part in this lively discussion and debate in which TV journalist Sebastian Krueger interviews peace negotiator David Nyheim, artist Heather Ackroyd and curator Marina Wallace about Artraker, a project that dares to ask what role art can play in bringing resolution to bitter, violent and apparently irreconcilable global conflicts. Positive Peace is part of […]

16 November 2015

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Griffin Art Prize 2015 Salon Night

Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry will give a tour of Griffin Art Prize 2015, several of the artists will be present and she will guide an informal conversation with them about their work. Wine and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to info@griffingallery.co.uk

12 November 2015

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SEX STRIKE! Lysistrata, the Body and Resistance Today (Antiuniversity)

Join us for this group performance of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, as part of Antiuniversity Festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a group reading of the play, and this unpolished participatory ‘performance’ will be followed by a wider discussion of how sex and the body can be used in political protest. Written in 411BC, […]

10 November 2015

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‘Wittgenstein’s Dream’ Gavin Turk in conversation with Joseph Kosuth, moderated by James Putnam

‘We are asleep. Our life is like a dream. But in our better hours we wake up just enough to realise that we are dreaming.’ – Ludwig Wittgenstein Gavin Turk’s installation and intervention in Freud’s former residence, Wittgenstein’s Dream, investigates the intriguing conceptual dialogue between two enlightened Viennese thinkers of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud […]

9 November 2015

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Special Exhibition Film Screening of The Green Ray

Date:  Thursday, November 12, 2015 Opening Hours:  7-10pm Address:  The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ “When one sees a rare green flash at sunset – our own thoughts and those of others are revealed as if by magic” Join us for a screening of the 1986 French classic film The Green Ray, introduced by […]