7 November 2015

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Portfolio Walk

A unique opportunity for photographers and artists to receive feedback on their work in a friendly and informal setting.  Advice will be offered by professionals working in photography with specialisms spanning artistic, curatorial, editorial and publishing.  Confirmed participants include:Aaron Schuman, photographer, writer, editor, curator and lecturer; Lucy Moore, Director, Claire de Rouen Books; Bruno Ceschel, Director, Self […]

7 November 2015

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Exhibition tour led by Mariama Attah

An Exhibition Tour of Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015 led by Mariama Attah, Programme Curator, Photoworks. Mariama Attah is responsible for developing and programming Photoworks’ exhibitions and events, including the Brighton Photo Biennial.  She completed her BA Photography at Wolverhampton University and gained an MA in Museum Studies from University of Leicester. Mariama has worked with a number of […]

7 November 2015

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‘Presence and the Photograph: some thoughts from history and anthropology’

Using Matthew Finn’s searching and moving photographs of his mother as she slides into dementia and another way of being, Professor Elizabeth Edwards considers the idea of presence in photography.  Edwards has been working with this concept at the intersection of history and anthropology as a way to explore a more fluid language of representation that allows […]

7 November 2015

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Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkova in conversation with Martin Barnes

Matthew Finn, Joanna Piotrowska and Tereza Zelenkovain conversation with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Martin Barnes is Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) London, which he joined in 1995 from his previous position at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Since 1997 he has worked on the Photographs Gallery at the […]

6 November 2015

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Public Sculpture, Public Art | Talk & Discussion

Speakers: Katherine Clarke – muf architecture/artAndrew Ranville – Artist & Executive Director of the Rabbit Island FoundationHayley Skipper – Curator of Arts and Development for Forestry Commission England Public ‘sculpture’ might just as easily be described these days as ‘sculpting public space’ or ‘sculpting the public’ or even ‘sculpting in public’. When the event or […]

3 November 2015

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Mick Peter in Conversation

Artist Mick Peter in conversation with writer and curator Tom Morton. This event will be followed by the opening of Mick Peter’s solo exhibition Pyramid Selling. – More information and tickets released soon, join our mailing list to receive up-to-date information.

2 November 2015

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Art & Virtual Reality: Friends or Foes?

Herrick Gallery presents artist Iain Nicholls in conversation with Phillip Allen discussing art and virtual reality, on the occasion of VEIL, a groundbreaking new virtual reality installation. Speaking on the hot topic of virtual reality, these two artists will discuss this new technology’s potential impact on the art world. VEIL is part of the Herrick […]

26 October 2015

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PaintUnion | Curating Painting | Eliza Gluckman and Marcelle Joseph In Conversation

PaintUnion, a discussion group around ideas in contemporary painting founded by Rebecca Byrne and Liz Elton, returns to Griffin Gallery on Tuesday 10th November at 6.30pm. On this occasion we invited two independent curators who work without designated gallery space to come and discuss curating painting. We are delighted to welcome Marcelle Joseph of Marcelle Joseph Projects and Eliza Gluckman of Day + […]

26 October 2015

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InTown Lecture: Ai Weiwei at the Royal Academy

Curated in collaboration with Ai Weiwei from his studio in Beijing, the RA will present some of his most important works. Graham Greenfield will guide us through this important exhibition, showcasing everything from marble and steel to compressed tea and glass.

26 October 2015

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Shadow Without Object Symposium

The symposium ‘Shadow without Object’ considers the future of photographic imaging in a post-digital context, exploring in particular one of the medium’s long-held theoretical tenets which describes the physical relationship between a photograph and its subject – the index. Bringing together new research from across the visual arts, particle physics and conservation studies, the symposium […]

22 October 2015

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Jim Dine: in conversation with Professor Paul Coldwell

Jim Dine, born in 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is considered one of the most significant artists of his generation, with a practice that includes painting, sculpture, performance, poetry and printmaking. He first established himself through Happenings (1959-60) along with Allan Kaprow and Claes Oldenburg, and then as one of the pioneers of Pop Art alongside artists such […]

20 October 2015

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How To… Get Your Art Seen

A talk for artists only, giving tips on how to get your art seen by a wider audience and a more targeted audience via various channels including online (social media and newsletter), in person and in print. Followed by drinks and networking with the sponsors and judging panel and other artists. Full details on www.artprize.co.uk RSVP is […]

18 October 2015

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Meet the artist Katharine Rowe

Come and visit us this Saturday to meet the artist Katharine Rowe as part of our exhibition Floral Variation!  Katharine grew up in Oxfordshire and studied art at the University of Edinburgh and spent a year at the Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris. She now lives and works from her studio at home in Southfields.  […]

18 October 2015

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Meet the artist Vicky Oldfield

Come and visit us this Sunday to meet the talented artist Vicky Oldfield and learn more about her collapgrah technique!  Vicky studied (BA Hons) Design at Staffordshire University and then advanced printmaking at Richmond School of Art. Vicky has experimented with a variety of printmaking techniques but has recently worked exclusively with the media of […]

15 October 2015

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#BowSkillsLab Talk & Seminar: Introduction to Working Internationally for Artists & Designers

Bow PowWow Talk & Seminar: Introduction to Working Internationally for Artists and Designers with British Council & Sinta TantraCLICK HERE TO BOOK Bow PowWow Part 1: Talk – Introduction to International Opportunities for Artists and Designers with British Council 2nd November, 6.30 – 7.30pm, The Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts As part of the Bow Skills Lab […]

14 October 2015

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Mirrors to Windows | Preview Screening

Griffin Gallery is pleased to announce the sneak preview screening of a working cut of ‘Mirrors to Windows’, a film directed by Emmy Award winning American filmmaker Susan Steinberg.  The final cut will debut January 21, 2016 at the National Portrait Gallery; please join us on this occasion to see the film in a working […]

7 October 2015

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Open Art Spaces | Curator’s Tour | Perfectionism (part II.)

Griffin Gallery is delighted to be participating in Open Art Spaces, formerly Kensington & Fulham Open Studios.   Once again, Open Art Spaces will be drawing together and celebrating the broad range of artistic talent within our special “pocket” of London.  Between 9-18th October 2015 artists across the area will welcome visitors to exhibitions in their […]

7 October 2015

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V&A Open Studios – Matt Smith : Ceramics Resident

Visit Matt in his studio on Level 6 to find out more about his residency at the Museum, his creative practice and his work in progress. Free, drop in. Supported by Maurice and Rosemary Lambert

7 October 2015

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V&A Open Studios – Yiyun Kang : Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident

Go behind the scenes and visit Yiyun in her studio to find more about her creative practice, ranging from projection mapping to immersive video installations, animation and digital prints. Meet at the V&A Museum Grand Entrance Meeting Point. Free, drop in Supported by Samsung

7 October 2015

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Wells Coates: From Japan to MARS

As part of the Asia House Architecture Asia series, Dr Elizabeth Darling will talk about Tokyo-born Canadian architect Wells Coates (1895-1958) whose buildings, which include the iconic Isokon building in Hampstead, London are some of the most distinctive of the Modern Movement in British architecture. In his contemporary writings, Coates was keen to attribute the […]

7 October 2015

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Action Space Inflatable

Join us for an exciting programme of events held inside a large inflatable structure installed at Chelsea College of Arts. The inflatable is a re-versioning of pneumatic structures built by Action Space in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. Over two days, members from Action Space, Inter-Action Trust, Artist Placement Group (APG) and others, will […]

6 October 2015

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‘Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch’ Broomberg & Chanarin in conversation with Anouchka Grose

For their exhibition ‘Every piece of dust on Freud’s couch’ artists Broomberg & Chanarin hired a police forensic team to scrutinise Sigmund Freud’s iconic couch, gathering DNA samples, strands of hair and a multitude of dust particles left by his many visitors. They discuss their findings and the resulting exhibition with psychoanalyst and writer, Anouchka […]

6 October 2015

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Keynote Lecture: Vivienne Westwood

Fashion designer and activist Vivienne Westwood speaks about the changing relationship between art and her practice, from her early designs to the surprising influence of children’s art on her work, to her commitment to environmental and social activism.

6 October 2015

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Viv Albertine in conversation with Gregor Muir

Viv Albertine, founding member of the legendary punk band The Slits and author of the recent memoir Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys, talks about her life and work with Gregor Muir, Executive Director of the ICA.

6 October 2015

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Off-Centre: Can Artists Still Afford to Live in London?

Justine Simons OBE, Head of Culture at the Greater London Authority, chairs a discussion addressing how London’s redevelopment and rising costs of real estate put pressure on the city’s artists, inviting a panel including a local artist, designer, developer and curator to consider solutions.

6 October 2015

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Bad. Planetary-scale. Delicious: Metahaven in conversation with Justin McGuirk

Metahaven, a studio for design and research, has been at the forefront of recent thinking on transparency and surveillance. In discussion with Justin McGuirk of London’s Design Museum, co-founders Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden preview exclusive material from their newest project, The Sprawl.

6 October 2015

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Anicka Yi in conversation with Darian Leader

Following her acclaimed solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel this year, artist Anicka Yi speaks to psychoanalyst and author Darian Leader about her ambition to make art which engages not just the eyes, but also scent, taste and touch.

6 October 2015

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The New Museums: Coming Soon to a City Near You

Adrian Searle of The Guardian asks a panel of directors and curators from four global institutions with ambitious new buildings about how museums can change the social and cultural landscapes around them.

6 October 2015

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Tania Bruguera: Aesth-ethics: Art with Consequences

Delivering her first UK lecture after being detained in Cuba for eight months, Tania Bruguera speaks about her politically motivated practice, and her belief that if it is to be political, art must have consequences.

6 October 2015

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Energy as Clickbait: Douglas Coupland in conversation with Emily Segal

Concurrent with his exhibition ‘Bit Rot’ at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Douglas Coupland, artist and author of works including the seminal Generation X, talks with Emily Segal of the trend-forecasting group K-HOLE about how we generate personal and interpersonal energy, alone and together.

29 September 2015

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Psychotherapy and Biography: Unnatural Bedfellows?

A joint event between the Freud Museum London and the British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF) What is a successful biography? How can inner lives of others be satisfactorily explored and explained? Join a panel of writers looking at the fascinating process of writing biography using psychoanalytic thinking to understand psychoanalysts. Three authors, two of them psychotherapists, […]

29 September 2015

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‘Hold Your Breath/Light That Obscures’ Screening and discussion: Clement Page and Vicky Caplin

Join us for a screen of two films created by artist and filmmaker Clement Page, inspired by Sigmund Freud’s work. Followed by a discussion between the artist and art historian, art agent and former psychoanalyst Vicky Caplin. Light That Obscures (20 minutes), explores the intimate world of Isabella, a young female artist, living in Berlin, who develops […]