29 September 2015

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Picture This! with The Big Draw 2015

Can you sketch a phrase, draw a word or turn architectural prose to pictures? As part of the Big Draw 2015 and the BBC’s Get Creative campaign, the RIBA invites you to grab a pencil and pad for a BIG architectural sketch up where interpretation, imagination and speed are key. Special guest hosts architect Will […]

24 September 2015

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RBS Bursary Awards 2015 SLAM TALKS

On Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 6:30-8:30pm, the Royal British Society of Sculptors presents the Slam Talks – an energetic series of 5 minute talks delivered relay-style by the 10 winners of the RBS Bursary Awards 2015. This lively set of back-to-back talks will lend unique insight into their practice of the 10 awardees who represent the best […]

24 September 2015

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Battle Satellite: Does free expression have its limits?

For many, the removal of the Lord Chamberlain’s right to censor the London stage in 1968 was hailed as a key liberalising moment of the Sixties. Yet in contemporary Britain there exists an uneasy attitude to how we approach offensive art. A year ago, the Barbican was forced by activists to close down an exhibition […]

23 September 2015

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Dave McKean talk

Award winning artist Dave McKean discusses his work and extensive career in illustration, filmmaking, music and photography in the theatre space.  His exhibition will also be open to the public from 11am to 3pm. £5 entry fee.  Tickets available in advance through Eventbrite or please contact Anna at the Creative Centre on assist@ryecreativecentre.co.uk or by […]

23 September 2015

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The Liquid Archive- TALK

The Liquid Archive explores the impact of digital photography on art within the exhibition space. Asking in what ways new image capturing technologies inflect and infect the exhibition space, amid the centuries old phenomena of the collectively produced story of art.  Does the ease of production and widely circulated distribution of the image of the exhibition, […]

22 September 2015

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V&A Open Studios – Amy Hughes: Ceramics Resident

OPEN STUDIO: Visit Amy in her studio on Level 6 to find out more about her residency at the Museum, her creative practice and her work in progress. Free, drop in Ceramics, Room 143 Supported by the William Brake Charitable Trust In collaboration with 1882 Ltd.

18 September 2015

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V&A Open Studios – Jamie Jenkinson : Exhibition Road Digital Artist

OPEN STUDIO : Go behind the scenes and visit Jamie in his studio to find out more about his creative practice, his work in progress and his residency at the Museum tied to the Exhibition Road Building Project. Meet at the Meeting Point at the V&A Grand Entrance at 11.00 & 14.00 Free, drop in Supported […]

18 September 2015

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Goya and the Spanish Tradition

“Goya is the representative genius of Spain,” wrote composer and pianist Enrique Granados. This half-day course examines Goya’s paintings within the cultural, social, and political context of his time; exploring dance, literature, and music and featuring a live performance by a classical guitarist. We assess the impact of Spanish history, customs, and themes on Goya’s […]

18 September 2015

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Art of Witchcraft

Celebrate the eve of halloween at the National Gallery From shrieking hags to seductive sorceresses, witches have cast a powerful spell upon the imagination, unleashing the creativity of artists such as Goya and Salvator Rosa. Artist Lachlan Goudie leads a very personal and ghoulish tour of the collection. Enjoy some close looking at paintings, and find out about […]

18 September 2015

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The Sinister Side

Explore the Sinister Side of Art. Why do bad things such as death, disease, and the Devil so often come from the left-hand side of paintings? Why is Christ often depicted raising his right hand in blessing, or leaning to the left in paintings of the Crucifixion? Left-right symbolism has played a vital and varied […]

18 September 2015

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Great Walk of Art

JOIN the adventure! WALK great galleries! DISCOVER great art! MEET great people! The Great walk of Art is a guided walk between major art galleries in the world’s leading cities  The challenge is to complete the 7-10 km walk and to ‘discover’ selected artworks in each gallery.  A list of artworks, joined by a common theme, is provided by […]

18 September 2015

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Lessons in Wonder

Join us, to soak in the art and find a place of calm. Have you ever struggled to stay focussed when looking at art? Perhaps you long to look closely yet feel an urge to give up and move on to the next painting? Using basic mindfulness techniques, we aim to ignite a childlike sense […]

17 September 2015

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50th Anniversary Lecture Series Talk 1: 1960s and the Public Institution

In celebration of our 50th birthday we are delighted to present five lectures looking at the important role public institutions play in making art accessible for everyone. The first in this series takes place next week when Sir Nicholas Serota, Director at TATE, and artist Jeremy Deller discuss how public institutions bring art to the […]

15 September 2015

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Studies on Hysteria – Anniversary Debate

Studies on Hysteria – Anniversary Debate The Institute of Psychiatry at The Freud Museum at the Anna Freud Centre Is Freud and Breuer’s Studies on Hysteria still relevant today? This special event marks the 120th anniversary of the publication of Studies on Hysteria – first published in 1895. Written by Sigmund Freud and Joseph Breuer, […]

13 September 2015

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Symposium | Public Sculpture: From Process to Place

To mark the third installment of ‘Sculpture at Bermondsey Square’, VITRINE and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre will be hosting an afternoon of talks and discussion featuring the three commissioned artists with curators, open call judges and a panel of experts, exploring issues within public sculpture today. This will be a rare opportunity to acquire behind the […]

12 September 2015

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Public Sculpture: From Process to Place

To mark the third installment of ‘Sculpture at Bermondsey Square’, VITRINE and Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre will be hosting an afternoon of talks and discussion featuring the three commissioned artists with curators, open call judges and a panel of experts, exploring issues within public sculpture today. This will be a rare opportunity to acquire behind the […]

2 September 2015

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Artists Talk: Alastair Mackie

Exhibiting artist Alistair Mackie will be in conversation with theorist Kath Abiker.  Book online: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/arts-and-culture/event-details.aspx?instance=32001 Alternatively, book over the phone, or in person at the gallery. The talk will be followed by the preview of Mackie’s new exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, 6 – 8pm. Alastair Mackie’s practice explores states of being, often disrupting the order […]

1 September 2015

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Hannah Conroy on Adam Chodzko

Hannah Conroy, Curator of Folkestone Artworks, will give a talk on Adam Chodzko’s practice in relation to place. Adam Chodzko’s art explores the interactions and possibilities of human behaviour. Exhibiting internationally since 1991, Chodzko works across media, from video installation to subtle interventions, with a practice that is situated both within the gallery and the […]

1 September 2015

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Adam Chodzko in conversation with Dr Andy Birtwistle

Adam Chodzko will be in conversation with Dr Andy Birtwistle, Director of The Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts at Canterbury Christ Church University. The talk will be followed by the free preview of Adam Chodzko’s new exhibition at the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Design for a Fold. Adam Chodzko’s art explores the interactions and […]

29 August 2015

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Artists Talk: George Eksts

Exhibiting artist George Eksts will give a talk about his practice and the new pieces created during his residency. George Eksts is an artist using video, printmaking, drawing and sculpture to explore ideas of progress, completion, time and the temporary.  In this exhibition, Eksts will show a combination of preexisting works and new work developed […]

26 August 2015

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White City | In Conversation

Griffin Gallery is delighted to welcome Duncan Smith, Artistic Director of ACAVA, and Griffin Art Prize winner Chudmani Clowes as a part of our ‘In Conversation’ series. We will spend the evening discussing Clowes’s solo exhibition, ‘White City’, which is the culmination of her six month Griffin Art Prize residency, supported by Winsor & Newton, Liquitex […]

12 August 2015

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Artists Conversations: Richard DeDomenici and Boedi Widjaja

From East to the Barbican, curated by Something Human, showcases two exciting performances by artists Boedi Widjaja and Richard Domenici, which take to the public spaces from East London to the Barbican Centre. Join them for an evening where they will discuss their work and how they developed these performances. UK artist Richard DeDomenici will […]

9 August 2015

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Summer Open Studio Show 2015

We are pleased to invite you to Stanislav Geissler open studio and Seminar as a celebration of his 11th year in London. It is unique opportunity to see Stanislavs progress and development throughout the period living in London, the influence and remarks which inspire him to become a part of the Art & Design family […]

8 August 2015

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Artist’s Talking: The Sensorial Object

An exhibition curated by Dr Natasha Mayo and Zoe Preece on behalf of the Makers Guild in Wales and was first shown at Craft in the bay Cardiff earlier this year. It is an exploration of the sense experience through the material object, and brings together a collection of artists whose work, in various intriguing […]

6 August 2015

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BARBARA HEPWORTH – ‘Into unknown territory’: where did drawing take Barbara Hepworth?

For Barbara Hepworth, drawing was ‘a particularly exciting adventure’ – a practice intimately connected to her sculpture and to the way she understood the world around her. Michael Bird discusses the different dynamics of Hepworth’s abstract and figure drawings, their roots in the ideals of mid-20th-century modernism, and their place in the new landscape of […]

3 August 2015

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Symposium: Walking Through Fiction

Symposium – a drinking party or convivial discussion, especially as held in ancient Greece after a banquet (and notable as the title of a work by Plato) On this late September evening we will aim to discuss the artists’ works in the exhibition and how they respond to the title Walking Through Fiction. If fiction is invented […]

21 July 2015

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Venetia Porter in conversation with Sadik Alfraji

On Thursday, 23 July at 6.00 pm, in conjunction with the 2015 Shubbak Festival for Arab culture, Ayyam Gallery London will host a conversation between renowned art historian and British Museum curator Venetia Porter and leading Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji. Exploring the development of Alfraji’s artistic practice over several decades, the talk will detail the […]

21 July 2015

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Engine ChatChat (Peer Crit) – Stratford

All artists are welcome to join the conversations or present a piece of work for discussion. This includes artists who did not go to art school, artists at any stage of their career and working in any discipline. Engine ChatChat is an opportunity for artists to share ideas, ask questions and get feedback within a supportive […]

21 July 2015

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Engine ChatChat (Peer Crit) – Bow Road

All artists are welcome to join the conversations or present a piece of work for discussion. This includes artists who did not go to art school, artists at any stage of their career and working in any discipline. Engine ChatChat is an opportunity for artists to share ideas, ask questions and get feedback within a supportive […]

21 July 2015

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Significant Objects – In conversation with Jim McKeever

Nunnery Gallery & Carmelite Cafe are pleased to announce an artist conversation with Jim McKeever, Belfast based photographer about his current exhibition Significant Objects. Jim Mc Keever, is a visual narrative constructed of a soft, almost sepia toned and at times pastoral series of innocuous images that belay the deeper darker truth of one mans […]

18 July 2015

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‘Down at Heel’ – a photographic series by John Cowpertwait: Panel Discussion

Join us for an exploration of the impact of images – what do we associate with what is presented to us, how do we read a photograph without title or context and what are the stories we discover? John Cowpertwait captures footwear that has been left behind and is not useful anymore, we find ourselves […]

14 July 2015

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Artist Talk with Perrott Bespoke Printing

Next in the ELP Artist Talk Series 2015 we’ll be welcoming Perrott Bespoke Printing to the studio. On Tuesday 21st July, father and daughter team Stephen and Catherine Perrott will discuss the traditional printing techniques that their family have used for four generations. Perrott have specialised in Print since 1926. They are based in Islington and have […]