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We need to talk

We need to talk
14th December 2017

We Need To Talk is a series of peer to peer crits organised by graduate resident Kate Fahey at Lewisham Art House. Through the presentation of works in various stages of production and development, We Need to Talk aims to facilitate constructive feedback and a forum for the discussion of critical issues relating to art, design, culture and politics. The crit runs without any introduction to the work, followed by an opportunity for the artist to speak about their practice and ideas. This facilitates the opportunity to engage with how the work is read primarily, aiming to create a diverse, open and constructive discursive environment.

The first of these sessions will run on Thursday the 14th of December from 7.30 – 10pm. The artists presenting are Chris Alton, Saelia Apraicio, Hadas Auerbach, Philipp Dorl, Kate Fahey and Yonatan Zofy. All are welcome to attend. Festive drinks and snacks provided.

Chris Alton is an artist and curator, whose practice spans; documentary film, music videos, online interventions, clothing, disruptive design, live events and exhibitions. Whether deploying disco music in opposition to fascism or playing table tennis in competition with aggressive architecture, his work addresses an array of interwoven socio-political phenomena. His practice is research led and often interrogates symbolic manifestations of power, such as; coats of arms, Latin mottos, corporate identities, mythological weaponry and national flags. He works to destabilise or subvert their logic, revealing and undermining their shaky foundations through humour and play.

Saelia Aparicio lives on a secret island in London. She graduated in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2015. She has had solo shows at La Conservera (2012, Murcia, Spain) the Patio Herreriano Museum (2013, Valladolid, Spain),Da2 2002 Domus Artium (2015, Salamanca, Spain), TURF projects (Croydon, UK) and The Tetley (Leeds,UK). Group shows include Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016, the bluecoat ( Liverpool) and the ICA (London), Retour Sur Mulholland Drive, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud at La Panacée, Montpellier, France, And A Mysterical Day, curated by Tai Shani and the Serpentine Gallery public program. In 2016 she was a resident at Sema Nanji, (Part of the Seoul Museum of Art, South Korea) and is currently enjoying a New Contemporaries studio Bursary with Sarabande, The Lee Alexander Mcqueen Foundation. She is working towards show where all the works will be collaborations with the product designer Attua Aparicio. Her multidisciplinary work dwells on ideas of the organic, establishing analogies between corporeal and social mechanisms.

Hadas “BhadasS” Auerbach was born 20 minutes from Jesus, in Israel. She is currently living and working in London. Her favorite animals are honey badgers, tortoises, and armadillos; her least favorite are dolphins, swans, and baboons. Her favorite people are identical twins, as they are the same person twice. Her research proved that twins have super powers since they can be in two places simultaneously and they can teach each other fast as they have same exact genes but two different bodies; therefore they have double the database compared to regular people. Her favorite colour is yellow. Her work evolves around how charming and stupid people are, she is telling us stories; most of them are stupid charming ones, like the ones from the Bible. These stories are non-narrative & non-linear. The characters exist in an imaginary theatre and there aren’t really any actors & actresses. There isn’t even a play.

Philipp Dorl lives and works in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2013 where he studied with a DAAD studentship. His work has been presented in exhibitions at institutions such as the Museum Kulturspeicher Würzburg (GER), The Photographers Gallery in London and the Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), where his work is part of the museum’s collection. He recently have had shows in project spaces in London and Berlin such as; Dreamcatcher, Zona Mista, London, Snæfells (two-person), Filet, London (2016), Taupe (solo), Art Lacuna Space, London (2015), Slit Backdrop (solo), Pavlovs Dog, Berlin (2014), DashDotDash (two-person), Projects, London Art Fair (2013).

Kate Fahey is an artist based in southeast London. Recent projects include, Secret Stations, a solo exhibition at Callan Workhouse Union (2017), Inarticulate Landscapes at Unit 1, London (2017), and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA, London (2016). She is an AHRC funded practice based PhD candidate at the University of the Arts, London and a recent recipient of the Mead Residency Award to the British School at Rome.

Yonatan Zofy, is an Israeli artist living in London. He received a BFA degree with an Excellence award from the Bezalel academy of art and design, Jerusalem. He has exhibited in different galleries in Israel, among them: Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, The Artists’ House, Jerusalem, Julie M. Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Hamidrasha Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Artspace Gallery, Tel-Aviv. In 2016 he exhibited in the 6th Jerusalem Drawing Biennale, and in 2017 he received the Osnat Mozes Prize for a Young Artist.

Modern ritual

Modern ritual

2nd December 2017

Daylight Music 267: Laura Cannell presents – [Modern Ritual] The Bell Agency (Charles Hayward), Laura Cannell & André Bosman, These Feathers Have Plumes + Jennifer Lucy Allan

In 2017, Laura Cannell created the [Modern Ritual] series, which is currently on tour throughout the UK. It’s a series of performance events which explore ideas of ritual through music and words, and evokes real and fictional landscapes.

This performance at Union Chapel features Laura Cannell and André Bosman’s experimental early violin duo, as well as Charles Hayward’s The Bell Agency. There’s also Jennifer Lucy Allan’s performance of ‘Foulis’s Daughter: A short history of the foghorn in 30 interrupted acts’, and glass and electronics from These Feathers Have Plumes. A lazy afternoon with music, tea and cake. An event for all ages. Produced by Arctic Circle. Pay-What-You-Can ticket on door (suggested donation £5.00). Midday – till 2.00pm

Saturday 2nd December 2017
12.00pm-2.00pm

Union Chapel
Compton Terrace, N1 2UN., N1 2UN London.

The launch of the Adam Speaks treehouse

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25th November 2017
In April 2017, Chris Alton received the Adam Speaks commission from the National Trust to develop and make new work responding to Robert Adam’s vision and designs at Croome Court. He ran workshops with St. Barnabas CofE First and Middle School, Writing West Midlands, Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts and Kimichi Independent Secondary School. These workshops informed the final artwork.

Chris has created a new folly for the parklands of Croome Court. It takes the visual language of Adam and speaks it anew with playful intonation, riffing on the neo-classical architect’s style and applying it to the form of a treehouse. The work will be opened on 25th November 2017 and will remain at Croome Court until November 2018. It will be the site of an ongoing programme of workshops and events

25th November 2017
12:00-16:00
Croome Court, Worcester, WR8 9AZ

www.chrisalton.com
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croome/projects/adam-speaks

Noisy night

Noisy night
25th November 2017
Members Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman are playing with their band Molejoy.

Emerging artist musicians will share their sounds on this cosy noisynight at Laines Organic Farm… Once again The Round Building, (known locally as ‘The Pumpkin Palace’) will host an evening of fun, food, fire and friends. Suggested donation entrance £2-£8/pay what you can.

Vegan food and drinks will be made using farm produce and sourced from a local brewery served from 5pm on a suggested donation basis.

25th November 2017
5pm-11pm

Music will begin at 6pm and run until 11pm.
F*CHOIR
MOLEJOY
CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA
AK PATTERSON
POPPY TIBBETS
DJANGO SPEARS O-M-B
LIAM GEARY BAULCH
JOE SAYERS

Last few trains back to London depart from Haywards Heath at 23.26/23.30/23.58.

Laines Organic Farm, Newbury Lane, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH175AA.

Trains from Victoria/Clapham/Brighton to HAYWARDS HEATH > 30mins walking to Cuckfield Village > bus no.40 to Cuckfield High Street > roadrunners taxi 01444443300 is £5.50

Once you’ve reached Newbury Lane look and listen out for signs/lights/vegetables/The Round Building! Welcome!!

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Making Works: Leybridge Estate

Leybridge Estate
July – October 2017

We’re in our fourth year working with the residents of Leybridge Estate. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Laura X Carlé who led the project from its inception with our partner Affinity Sutton. This year the project was placed in the capable hands of artist Ruth Beale. Ruth and our members had a terrific time with the kids; looking, drawing, building, sculpting and lots more. Check out our blog to see all the fabulous things they produced.

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Courses and Workshops

Courses and Workshops September 2017-18

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Did you know that a number of our members run workshops? Don’t miss your opportunity to join in. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability. We also have open access facilities, such as an analogue darkroom and a Kiln for hire. Check out our Joining in and Hire pages for more details.


PLAY/Make – a celebration of making

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19th – 23rd April 2017

Lewisham Art House is delighted to invite you to PLAY/MAKE – an exciting, interactive exhibition that celebrates the long tradition of running and hosting learning projects at the Arthouse. It will show-case the wide and varied programmes we support, including musical events, adult classes, film evenings, children’s art lab, ceramics, mo-saics, printing, life drawing, photography and painting as well as the popular Graduate and Curatorial Awards that we run.

This exhibition also profiles our outreach work at local schools and estates, such as the “Making Works”, sponsored by Affinity Sutton, Lewisham People’s Day, Deptford X and our events at major London galleries, including the Tate Modern and The South Bank Centre.

Come along and try one of our free taster workshops on Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd April 2 – 5 pm – there will be something for everyone !

Private View
Wednesday 19th April 2017 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs:
19th – 23rd April 2017
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Lewisham Arthouse Open Studios 2017

Open Studios

30th September – 1st October, 2017

Explore over 30 studios, meet the artists, buy art at affordable prices or just have a look around. There will be an ‘I Spy’ children’s activity trail, café, guided studio tours and a programme of exciting live performances throughout the weekend. We’ll have a pop-up café and jerk chicken stall to keep you going, and a bar in the evening.

Deptford X Platform artist Sam Austen will be presenting his exhibition Run!! For The Present in our Project Space.

Sam Austen makes 16mm films that create new worlds and landscapes by filming objects he’s made in the studio, often floating or moving somehow through specially-made rigs, utilising a range of in-camera effects, superimpositions and mattes. The process is much like a collage yet allows an element of chance into its construction and tempo. He said of his work: ‘My interest is in looking and how humans see themselves, how the gaze is locked into our being, how the image in our mind with eyes open or closed is constant, and never really switches off.’

Lewisham Arthouse supports artists and arts-based learning through creative workspace and specialist facilities. We run an exhibition and events programmes of visual art and experimental music. This echoes the original intentions of the Carnegie library building we occupy – to enrich communities by nurturing their creativity.

Saturday 30th September 12-8 pm Sunday 1st October 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Open House London 2017

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Sunday 17th September, 2017

Lewisham Arthouse will be participating in this year’s Open House London. A free weekend event for Londoners to explore behind the closed doors of some of the capital’s biggest, most renowned and most secret venues for free in September 2017.

This is your chance to explore a bit of hidden London and have a poke around some of London’s best buildings.

Click the following link to download our Open House information sheet:
History of Lewisham Arthouse

Open 10am – 5pm

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Across the whole of London, there is a the full programme of architectural venues to visit spanning 30 of the capital’s boroughs. Proudly representing the borough of Lewisham the Arthouse will open its doors to welcome in the public.

Free entry
Step-free access


The Bee’s Knees – Beecroft Garden Primary School exhibition

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13th – 16th September, 2017

Beecroft Garden School will be hosting an event at Lewisham Arthouse where all the art sold raises money for developing a special outside space and training for the children to revive Brockley’s tradition of bee-keeping!

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Special Preview to reserve art work:
Wednesday 13th September 10am – 5pm

Visitors to Beecroft Garden School enter a reception area that has been designed as an open plan gallery and library space that is filled with works by children working both collaboratively and individually.

“The fact that art work is framed and exhibited around the school with a professional level of care clearly indicates the value placed on pupils learning and outcomes, fostering respect and self – confidence amongst the children” (Charlie Salter, Co-chair of The National Society for Education in Art & Design (NSEAD) South East Region)

All the works in this exhibition will be for sale in order to raise money for developing a special outside space for the children that will revive the local area’s tradition of bee-keeping. Beefriendly plants, hives and sculptures will all feature. The exhibition has already gained the support of art critics, gallerists and even the occasional collector eager to get work early.

“It’s great to see a school that understands bringing to fore a child’s innate creative spirit is of paramount importance. Who knows…perhaps one day one of the children from Beecroft Garden Primary School will be showing in the Tate, building architectural icons or writing life-changing novels.” (Oliver Basciano, Editor, International, of ArtReview)

Putting the arts at the centre of a Primary School’s ethos is a bold thing to do – but that’s exactly what Beecroft Garden Primary School has been doing since the school re-opened in 2012.

“The way you have developed the children’s creative skills and techniques, working on large scale cross-curricular projects, while maintaining outstanding academic results and Ofsted judgements, is truly inspiring! I always use your school as an example when teachers tell me that they do not have time to do arts projects due to needing to raise standards in English and maths.” (Philippa Beagley, Arts Award Trainer, Advisor, Moderator)

Telephone:
0208 692 2762

Email:
admin@beecroftgarden.lewisham.sch.uk

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Get to know…Kate Fahey

September 2017

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Meet Kate Fahey the winner of our 2017 Graduate Studio Award!

Member Since June 2017

Website: www.katefahey.co.uk

An introduction – please write a few sentences to introduce your work to the public.

At the core of my practice lies a concern for the surface and skin of the image through which I attempt to channel affect and a more embodied type of visuality, positing the surface as a site of mediation, transfer and transformation. Through the haptic nature of the work, I examine humans’ relationship with the digital and seek to connect with and to slow down our experience of images, calling on lost lore and old forms of knowledge to negotiate technology and scientific advancement.

Are you a self-taught artist or have you been to art school? Has this helped shape the artist you have become?

I studied fine art printmaking at undergraduate (Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen) and masters (Royal College of Art) and both had a profound impact on my practice.

Which exhibition have you visited which made the greatest impact on you and why?

Its impossible to choose one as so many types of work and practices have an effect on the way I think about my work. I’m a big fan of craftsmanship, antiques, clocks, and the old masters so probably the collections at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon.

Who and/or what inspired you to become and artist?

I wasn’t exposed to much art in my childhood and went on to study a bachelors in science at university. In my early 20’s I was particularly inspired by an artist from my home town called Tony O’Malley. He had a previous career in banking and went on to become an internationally renowned painter later in life. I went to his retrospective at IMMA in 2005, and a couple of years later I went on to study fine art in Scotland.

Discuss a recent project, exhibition or event you have been involved in.

Secret Stations is a recent body of work developed in collaboration with two crafts people; a diviner and a wood turner, on a residency at Callan Workhouse Guild in August 2016. Guided by Richard Sennett’s suggestion in The Craftsman that touch delivers invasive, ‘unbounded data’, the research related more obliquely to embodied forms of sight and knowledge, in particular haptic vision. The project culminated in Secret Stations, a solo exhibition with Callan Workhouse Union and Trasna Productions and a Divining Walk in the town in July 2017.

Do you see collaborative practice and working with others as an important part of your practice?

Recently I collaborated with a dark matter scientist, a water diviner and a wood turner, all of which were fantastic opportunities. I have also previously collaborated with other artists in projects but find it just as exciting to work with people outside / on the peripheries of the art world. Collaboration is not essential to my practice but I have found it to be rich terrain in the past.

How do you use the studio and what you do in here? Do you have studio rituals?
I use the studio for everything, admin, writing, thinking, reading and making. I don’t have any rituals but I’m a messy maker so I try to tidy up every so often.

How does the studio become a part of your everyday life and work?

The studio has become so essential to my practice and life that it is a space I need to be in. Everything and nothing happens in the studio and most of my week revolves around my time there.

What do you get from working in a studio community? How has it impacted your work, if at all?

When I graduated from my MA, I couldn’t afford a studio and I told myself that I didn’t need one. However, having a studio has made me more ambitious and motivated. Having space to think and make, changes how you process your work and the outcomes. Being in a studio environment has exposed me to many other forms of making, conversations and ways of thinking about a practice. Having other artists around with critical distance from my work can be very useful!


What are you working on at the moment? Do you have any forthcoming exhibitions to promote?

I am working towards a four person group show entitled ‘All the Elsewheres of the World’ at Zona Mista project space (http://www.zonamista.co.uk/) which also houses many artists studios. We were particularly drawn to Foucault’s text ‘Utopian Bodies’ and we will use the space not as a white cube but as a body, exploring all the passages, storage and transient spaces. We intend to work together to install the show as something living, with some pieces dependent on others for their realization. The installation will play with ideas of perception, deception, and proximity and will ideally yield many unpredictable and exciting outcomes. The show opens on the 23rd of August.

Will you be showing work at Open Studios in October? If so, what can the public expect to see?

Yes, my studio will be open and people will be able to view some recent works from my Phd research and recent shows.

Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman: Group Show Podcast Series

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Group Show is a five episode podcast series by artist and curator Caitlin Merrett King featuring Arthouse members Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis, amongst a number of others. It covers topics like work, collaboration, education and criticism through a mixture of interviews, sound commissions and regular features covering artist-led activity around the UK.

The first episode was released 30 July and subsequent releases will continue through August and September. Group Show is an attempt to draw links horizontally between people and organisations to promote all the fab work everyone’s doing. An audio interpretation of the busy, messy, exciting squishing together that happens in group shows.

The podcast was conceived of as part of 12ø’s S/S17 curatorial residency and is sponsored by Cuvva, and supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

FREE MOVEMENT OF CULTURE

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13 – 14 September

Creative Unions: Free Movement of Culture – Registration now open!

Lewisham Arthouse Project Space, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD

13 and 14 September, 2017

14:00 – 22:00 (13 September); 10:00 – 13:00 (14 September)

Borders are a concept and a reality that restrict and permit people in different measure. Physical, social, psychological, they hold slow and they hold fast.

Creative Unions: Free Movement of Culture is a two day international artist gathering where the only desire is to make space to ask questions and share different forms of knowledge about what is proximate to us now; culturally, socially, historically, geographically, personally and politically. And it invites you. In fact, it invites you plus one.

CUFMC is a platform and exchange where individuals occupy space/s, sound and listen. It welcomes self-defining recent graduates to produce, provoke and participate in a convivial space where discussion around cooperation and cultural agency foreground any objects, images or situations we might create.

CUFMC is an open forum for sharing and debate rooted in the experience of cultural producers as active, global citizens with common insights, intentions and senses that unite; even when interpretations are undecided or conflicted.

The hosts, (Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis, Paul Haywood and Basia Sliwinska) actively welcome marginalised voices and those interested in maintaining and extending cultural freedoms beyond the reach of political institutions.

CUFMC asks you to:

Bring a friend, colleague, family member or associate based in/from another country than you. You can bring them: in person, through social media, on the other end of a phone, through collaboratively produced content, an effigy or any objects you want to bring or any other way you can think of that might represent them in the space.

Plan something to share. Such as: a game, a rant, a movement, a song, a story, an image, an art, an object, a recipe etc. It could be something you want to say, or to try out with others. It should be something that allows you and others to gain knowledge or experience and bring you into contact with new ideas, concepts, realities etc – responding to the ideas raised in the blurb. You can specify what this is in the registration form.

Be available 13/14 September, 14.00-22.00 and 10.00-13.00 respectively.

Deadline:

Participants are asked to register before 5th of September for the event via an online form here:

Creative Unions: Free Movement of Culture – Registration now open!

13 and 14 September, 2017

14:00 – 22:00 (13 September); 10:00 – 13:00 (14 September)

ME, MYSELF ’N’ YOU

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15th – 19th August, 2017

Zoe Richardson and Vanessa Omer’s exhibition “Me, Myself ’n’ You” provides an experience for the viewer that they will never forget. This experience is dependant on the after affect that will be created for the viewer, in how it’s possible for the self and one’s body to be constructed in fragments. The work proposed will be installations such as projections and audio pieces, as well as some prints.

The self, the mask and ideas of identity form the conceptual axis of Zoe Richardson’s practise. Working mostly in film and photography to explore these ideas, Richardson takes herself as the subject, and within this exposes vulnerabilities and anxiety. The self (herself) presented masked or unmasked, hidden or revealed creates a highly personal viewing experience, but one in which collective contemporary concerns about identity and self-image are raised. While the work can make for an uncomfortable and challenging watching, the viewer becoming implicated as a possible voyeur, they also captivate and hold ones attention, leaving a lasting image that can haunt.

Vanessa Omer’s practise displays a heavy interest in the anatomical body with the use of functions and movements. Her work often is presented as a sensory based experience that aims to mesmerise and physically ‘affect’ the viewer within the space. With this sensory experience and atmosphere it provokes the essence of the familiar but also alienation of the body. Omer displaces the viewer from the environment in which the work is exhibited.

Private view:
Thursday 17th August 2017
6-9 pm

Exhibition open:
15th – 19th August 2017
12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Two Studios for available

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We have 2 studios available one is a sublet for 12 months and the other is a permanent sudio offering a great opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Both studios are available from October 2017. Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership.

Studio G4
Robstudio1A partitioned space on the ground floor with excellent natural light from the large glass windows.

(12 month sublet) – 135 sq ft / £73 pcm from October

Studio F15
Philsstudio A partitioned studio with excellent natural light from the glass ceiling and is on the first floor and is accessed by stairs.

Studio F13(permanent) – 173 sq ft / £93.60 pcm from October

Contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk
Deadline for application:
Friday 7th September 2017, 6pm

Deadline to apply: 7th September 2017, 6pm.
Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we will not be contacting those who are not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback. For the same reason we are also unable to organise viewings prior to the interview.

Application procedure:
* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity.
*A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.
* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* Equal opportunities form – Equal-Opportunity-Form
* CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).
* One reference.


Alison Day: Reflection and Meditation

1 August – 31 August 2017

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Alison Day is a Fine Art Photographer and Botanical Artist. The series of images seen in this exhibition are selected from photographs taken along the Northumberland Coast several summers ago.
They are abstract landscapes that come about as a result of meditations and wandering along the shoreline. Originally grouped under the title ‘Surface Reflection’ which was intended as a double word play, relating to that which is on the surface and below. The notion of reality being objective and subjective thus can be seen at many levels. The images allow both a reflection in ones own image, which appears in some shape during the gaze. They also prompt a deeper dredging of memory and consideration of other images. The meditation comes through the act of allowing thoughts to emerge take shape and change state. Ultimately disappearing like clouds that break up in the wind. They are therefore to you the viewer that of your own creation acted out on a fluid arena.

The Duke, 125 Creek Road, SE8 3BU
Venue Opening Times: Mon – Thur Noon till 12 am
Saturday Noon – 2 am Sunday 11pm 12
1 August – 31st August 2017

good good, double good

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20th – 23rd July, 2017

The web was meant to be our way out but has just become more corporate than the real. But what is real anymore anyway? The past is now the present. The press has always been biased but is BuzzFeed really that different than the Daily Mail or the Sun? And why is it now that we have the possibility to be free that we are locking ourselves up? We had a glimpse of hope but it’s far away now. Politics has become just another word for perception management. The definitions of truth and knowledge have changed within our lifetimes – but nobody can quite pin down their new meanings. Whistle blowers are becoming this generations rock-stars. But what does it all mean? Meme’s replace movements. Witchcraft over science. A collapsing façade. A coherent picture that doesn’t add up. Things are good good, double good. Or are they?

Preview:
Thursday 20th July 2017
6-9 pm

Exhibition continues:
21st – 23rd July 2017
Open Friday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


and the ground gave way tenderly

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12th – 16th July, 2017

In 2015 artists Susan Beattie and Charlotte Law spent two weeks in semi-isolation on a petrified lava field at Fljótstunga, Iceland.
Now as we collectively slide through once unimaginable shifts they reconvene to collaborate on an exhibition of work inspired by that expansive landscape.
Lead by visions of the living dead love child of John Carpenter and Marilyn Monroe.
By material mythologising.
By tenderness.

Opening on the 12th of July with a performance at 8pm, this site specific installation featuring new works – made from earth, fire, objects, guitars – will be in-situ for five days.
Beyond the opening performances are scheduled for 2pm and 4pm each day, with a special extended set in collaboration with invited sound artists for the closing on Sunday 16th from 2pm-3pm.

www.susanbeattie.com
www.charlottewendylaw.net/

Preview:
Wednesday 12th July
6-9 pm

Exhibition open:
12th -16th July 2017
Open Wednesday to Saturday 12-6 pm
Sunday 12-4pm

Free entry
Step-free access


tempo process + grass

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27th – 6th August, 2017

tempo process + grass investigates the connections between spaces and processes. Exploring themes of colour, material, environment, artefact and documentation, Gabb’s continued interest in re-contextualising ‘conventional’ fine art painting practices, considers it within the experience of installation through performative actions.

Manoeuvring in and out of systems and processes, and in and out of fine art and rudimentary materials and methods, tempo process + grass seeks to invert traditional notions of formal abstraction and material contextualisation: The limits of process art are explored in the internal volume of Lewisham Arthouse which seeks to explore and fill the gallery space with a diverse composition of materials, tempered by identifiable references in pivotal points.

Jonathan’s recent work black + multiple 24, was selected by Alison Wilding for the APT Creekside Open 2017. He has been recipient of a number of highly-coveted and competitive awards, including the WW SOLO Award in 2012, and winner of the international 2014 Saatchi Art Colour Showdown competition. Following his first solo exhibition SYSTEM at the WW Gallery in January 2013, Jonathan’s second solo show at A Brooks Art Gallery in November 2013, entitled Opera Rose, was met with critical acclaim and listed in the top 5 shows to visit in Whitechapel Gallery’s First Thursdays. Jonathan has also had works exhibited at the Griffin Gallery, and at the Affordable Art Fair, London. He was nominated by AxisWeb in 2013 as one of ten contemporary artists to watch and invest in, confirming his status as one of the UK’s most exciting emerging artists.

Preview:
Friday 28th July 2017
6-9 pm

Exhibition open:
27th July – 6th August 2017
Open Monday to Sunday 12-6 pm
Sunday 6th August 12-4pm

Free entry
Step-free access


After Presents: The Precariat

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22nd June – 2nd July, 2017

The Precariat seeks to explore themes of risk and resistance through architectural form. Emerging artist Karen Mc Lean will present an installation that invites and reveals the darker harmonies of historical and contemporary occupation. Questioning the physical structures of everyday life, Mc Lean seeks to create a charged and highly distinct site, responding to the ever present fear of dispossession.

We hope to see you there!

Kind regards,


Julie Bentley & Nick Scammell
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The Precariat Press Release

Karen will suspend twenty sugar houses, each made from a refined molasses solution that slowly transforms from solid to liquid throughout the course of the show. A multi-channel sound installation, evoking the toiled land, will accompany the transforming houses.


The Caribbean landscape is scattered with makeshift housing illustrative of creativity, tenacity, poverty and a landless peasantry. Using the material inheritance of Caribbean colonialism, Karen explores the historical forces that have kept this form alive into the present day. The Precariat aims to open a new dialogue between freedom and servitude.

About Karen Mc Lean

Karen Mc Lean grew up on the island of Trinidad shortly after the country had gained its independence as a colony from England. Growing up on a Post-Colonial island, her memories include the many barriers that restricted non-white people that had to be challenged and torn down, and the tumultuous event of the Black Power Revolution that was fuelled by the Civil Rights movement in the USA. The history of colonialism and its legacy continues to be the source of inspiration for her practice.

Karen moved to England in 2000 and embarked on a career change after working with the national airline of Trinidad and Tobago, BWIA, for 20 years. Mc Lean completed her BA (Hons) in Art and Design, at BCU in Bournville, Birmingham, followed by a Masters at Goldsmiths University, London. Karen has exhibited in Birmingham where she lives, regionally, and nationally, as well as in her home country.

karenmclean.co.uk

Opening night:
Thursday 22nd June 2017
6:30pm – 9pm

Exhibition continues:
23rd June – 2nd July 2017
Open: Wednesday -Sunday 12pm-6pm, and by appointment.


Free entry
Step-free access


A Sharp Intake of Breath

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7th – 11th June, 2017

Lulu Ao, Dalia Atteya, Emma Brassington, Lingyan Cao, Abir Mukerjee, Kim Onslow, Nikhil Patel, Mofan Xu, Fengrong Yu, Jayden Zhang and Zedan Zhang

The eleven artists in this Wimbledon College of Arts MA Painting interim exhibition are brought together through a mutual interest in painting’s enduring capacity for invention and reinvention. The exhibition is also testament to the group’s shared dialogues and ideas that centre on subjects such as the informal city, science fiction, body modification, ruins, the architecture of multinationals and anthropomorphism.

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This is the second interim exhibition presented by MA Painting at Wimbledon College of Arts at the Art House Project Space following ‘About Space’ April 2016.

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Opening night:
Wednesday 7th June 2017
6pm – 9pm

Exhibition continues:
8th – 11th June 2017, 12pm – 6pm

Free entry
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Other Fiction

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2nd – 5th June, 2017

Other Fiction is an exhibition organised by three students currently enrolled on the MFA programme at Goldsmiths. The exhibition brings together three artists, that have diverse and wide ranging practices and methodologies, into the Lewisham Art House space, where they hope to create a dialogue between these different styles and approaches to their work.

The work is not unified by a mutual thematic narrative but rather address’s a multitude of different areas that overlap and have a shared concern about wider issues and subjects of interest such as place, memory, popular culture and alterity.

This synergy of diverse ideas and treatments is arranged and juxtaposed together in order to create a level of uniformity that also maintains the individual and unique characteristics of each work within a cohesive exhibition structure. The exhibition is made in the spirit of experimentation, it is without a fixed point of finality and showcases work that is open ended, adaptable and still in progress.

THE ARTISTS
PASCAL UNGERER works with a wide variety of media incorporating photography, painting, video, and sculpture in his art making process. He is primarily interested in themes based around social, geo-political or ecological issues.

JOE TWINN’S art practice spans a range of media, such as costume design, collage and painting but his primary concern is with the moving image. For the past two years he has been making short films, utilising lo-fi, D.I.Y special effects.

BYUNGCHAN KIM is a visual artist from South Korea who has recently relocated to London. He works in an interdisciplinary practice incorporating a wide variety of media. His work draws upon a range of diverse references from hip hop and popular culture to war, history, cultural appropriation and misinterpretation.

Opening night:
Friday 2nd June 2017
6pm

Exhibition continues:
2nd – 5th June 2017

Free entry
Step-free access


New Graduate Award Resident: Kate Fahey

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May 2017

Lewisham Arthouse is delighted to welcome our new Graduate Resident, Kate Fahey, who joins us from 1st June 2017 – 31st January 2018. Kate Fahey is an artist working with print and installation. She received a BA in Fine Art Printmaking from Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.

‘With machine vision, technological acceleration and the increasing pace of life, time seems to flow ever faster, making our relationships to images and the land fluid and problematic. At the core of my practice lies a concern for the surface and skin of the image through which I attempt to channel affect and a more embodied type of visuality, positing the surface as a site of mediation, transfer and transformation. Through the haptic nature of the work, I examine humans’ relationship with the digital and seek to connect with and to slow down our experience of images, calling on lost lore and old forms of knowledge to negotiate technology and scientific advancement.’

Her upcoming exhibitions include, Secret Stations, (solo) at Callan Workhouse Union, Kilkenny, Ireland. Recent projects include Going Dark, Guest Projects, London (2017), The Bloomberg New Contemporaries, ICA London (2016/17), The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London (2016/17), The Artist Traveller, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2017), Reference Mollusk, Gossamer Fog, London (2016), PR!NT, Impressions & Expressions, Editions & Seditions, La Cambre Gallery 425, Brussels (2015), Resonance And Recapitulation: Echo Of a Renaissance, Collaboration with composer Enda Bates, Ormston House Gallery, Limerick (2015) and Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2015). She has received numerous awards including the Stanley Picker Tutorship in Fine Art Printmaking (2015/16), the Augustus Martin Print Prize (2015), the Tim Mara Trust Award (2015), the Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Award (2015) and the Irish Arts Council Travel and Training Award (2013). She is an AHRC TECHNE funded practice based PhD candidate at University of the Arts, London.

We look forward to working with this exciting artist.

Silence Un-scene

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22nd – 28th May, 2017

Silence Un-scene brings together the works of four artists, each one using the slow concentrated processes of painting to give full attention to the everyday and overlooked. Re-evaluating the scenery and discovering the symbolic qualities, they attempt to still time, silence the chatter and hold on to that moment, to shape it and own it.

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Nathan Eastwood
Marguerite Horner
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Private View
Friday 26th May 2017 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs:
22nd – 28th May 2017
Open daily 12 – 6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access

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Studio Spaces available

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An opportunity has arisen for 2 studio sublets at Lewisham Arthouse – one for 6 months and the second for 12 months. Both studios are situated on the ground floor of the building.

Studio One
Studio One
1 Year Sublet starting from August 1st-July 31st, 2018
111sq ft £60 per month

Studio Two
Studio Two
6 month Sublet starting from July 1st- December 31st, 2017
222.27 sq ft £120.50 per month

Application procedure:
* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity

* A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.

* Specify which Studio you are interested in.

* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)

* Equal opportunities form – click to download Equal-Opportunity-Form

* CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).

* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).

* Two references

Application Deadline 26th May 6pm
email to: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Please note: Studio Sublets do not count as Arthouse membership.


Curatorial Open 2017

Curatorial Open

Call for Submissions – Deadline Friday 9th June

Following the success of last year’s project Lewisham Arthouse is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Curatorial Open Call 2017. Based in Deptford’s Grade 2 listed former library Lewisham Arthouse provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning. We are looking to build on our proud history of supporting artists, their audiences and the wider community by offering free use of our project space to an artist, curator or collective for a period of 5 weeks.

We are inviting proposals from an artist/curator or collective interested in working with us beyond traditional forms of exhibition making. This might include visual art, music, talks, screenings, educational events or other kinds of creative output. Lewisham Arthouse will provide in-kind support with promotional, logistical and practical concerns along with a production budget of £1000.

This is an opportunity to realise a concise and considered strand of programming (one off exhibitions will not be considered). The successful applicant will provide and implement an innovative program, focusing on audience engagement, participation and using the full potential of the space.

Please send a CV (1 side of A4 max), an introduction to your curatorial practice/approach (300 words max) and a proposal outlining your program and its intended outcomes (1 side of A4 plus images / supporting material). Please include one written reference and a completed copy of our equal opportunities form.

Download the Equal-Opportunity-Form

Deadline for applications: Friday 9th June

Interviews: Week commencing June 18th

Curatorial project: Wednesday 4th October – Tuesday 7th November

Please send your applications to:

Curatorial Open Call 2017,
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD

Postal applications only

* Due to the high level of entries we are unable to give feedback to applicants not shortlisted for interview. If you would like your application or supporting materials returned to you please provide a stamped addressed envelope

For more information about Lewisham Arthouse please visit our website: www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Thanks and best wishes,

Lewisham Arthouse


What Happened Between?

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15th – 21st May, 2017

‘Between the secret interior and the public exterior, carrying items to trade: shared knowledge, a shoulder to cry on, insight, fun’ (Hannah Black)

We are Kerri Jefferis & Sophie Chapman and we have been lucky enough to hold the Graduate Studio Award at Lewisham Arthouse for the past year. We are sadly coming to the end of our tether, we mean tenure, and would love to invite you over one last time.

We would like to bring people together, to expose the unseen construction site, prop the supports and acknowledge overlaps, blind spots and differences. Support is usually ‘derided and discarded by authority and depoliticized by the mechanisms of it’ (Celine Condorelli/Gavin Wade) so we are especially OBSESSED with it. We want to take this time to appreciate what has happened, gather and share knowledge, references, materials, have the conversations that we haven’t yet had, and have a wee PARTY! It promises to be a bonanza.

‘In the spirit of coming together to take ourselves apart’ (Kyla Wazana Tompkins) throughout the week we will host the following:-

Monday 15th 6.30pm – 9pm : A SCREENING on social time, how we document & ask questions in/of it

Wednesday 17th 6.30pm – 9pm : A LETTER what writing, diaries & confessions do for history/theory/personhood

Friday 19th 7pm – 11pm : A GIG bringing bodies together to make noise! (unwieldy noise) shit-hot noise makers… NX Panther, Rainham Sheds, Molejoy and more TBC

Saturday 20th 1pm – 6pm : A HANGOUT & CHAT discussing what support structures allow for improvisation, intuition, sounding / listening, the particulars of shared endeavours & the complicated spaces between people – schedule TBA

‘Because they were listening to each other the room felt small’ (Chris Kraus)

Free entry
Step-free access


John Berger Night: Ways of Seeing/Man with a Movie Camera

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27th April 2017

Lewisham Arthouse will be participating in the New Cross & Deptford 2017 Free Film Festival (21st – 30th April).

www.freefilmfestivals.org

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As a tribute to John Berger who died in January, we are screening episode one of his groundbreaking TV series Ways of Seeing from 1972.

Ways of Seeing helped to re-define our approach to culture and brought Walter Benjamin’s ideas of art in the age of mechanical reproduction to a wider audience. Berger describes how the camera changed the way we perceive reality and Vertov’s 1929 masterpiece uses every trick in the cinematic book to upend our perceptions to dizzying effect.

Dynamic, playful and sexy, Man with a Movie Camera helped to expand the language of cinema in ways that still seem fresh and exciting today.

Screening at 8:00pm
Free (No ticket required – First come first served)
Running Time 30 mins/80 mins


Drawing Picasso: Life Drawing Workshop hosted by LDG

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Fri 14 April 2017

Join London Drawing Group as we return to our original home at Lewisham Arthouse for a whole day of Life-Drawing this Easter Friday!

With easels, materials and our wonderful model provided, we will be offering a tutored session inspired by Picasso’s Demoiselles D’avignon, focusing on the themes of human abstraction and the possibilities of how we deal with the human figure in drawing. Tutored by our three LDG artists, the day will begin with a series of short poses and exercises designed to get you to think differently about the way you naturally approach your drawing, building to longer sustained poses in the afternoon that will allow you to create a completed work.

At just £30 for the whole day’s drawing this is a real steal, and trust us, it will be a treat for everyone involved! Book quick – these tickets won’t hang about for long!

TICKETS:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-picasso-life-drawing-workshop-at-lewisham-arthouse-tickets-33431957886

DATE AND TIME

Fri 14 April 2017
11:00 – 17:00

Free entry
Step-free access


Townly Cooke Exhibition

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5th – 9th April 2017

Lewisham Arthouse Project Space will be hosting an exhibition of paintings by Townly Cooke (1949 – 2016), a long-standing member of the Lewisham Arthouse studios who sadly died in June last year.

Townly was a highly accomplished painter and photographer. His paintings, which meld figuration with elements of abstraction, explore the nature of representation in relation to the history of art, with special reference to his favourite art-historical era, Post-Impressionism.

The exhibition will present a selection of Townly’s last works, reflecting his preoccupations at the time of his untimely death. It will include the series of paintings Double Degas, a meditation on the 19th century French artist Townly particularly admired; Darkroom Tent, which poses questions about photography and reality; and on a more intimate scale, some sensitive drawings from his sketchbooks.

Townly Cooke was born in London and graduated from the Slade School of Art, Middlesex University and Goldsmith’s College.

His work has been exhibited widely including at the Serpentine Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, Cameraworks, Woodlands Art Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, Lewisham Arthouse Gallery, the Celeste Art Prize in London, and at Photokina in Cologne.

Commissions have included the Tottenham Historical Society, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Apprentice Bargees, Smithfield Meat Market and Swan Upping for the Museum in Docklands.

www.townlycooke.com

Private View
Friday 7th April 2017
6-9 pm

Exhibition open:
5th – 9th April 2017
Open 12-6 pm

Free entry


Less Navels, March! March!

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March 2017

Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis have been invited to be The White Pube’s artists in residence for the month of March. During this time they will use TWP’s web platform as host, interface and instigator to test out, document and start conversations through a series of public interventions.

On a defined website page, the actions will appear sporadically alongside fragments, residue and reflections. Acts that ask for input, are transitory or locational will be announced prior to their undertaking. These notices will be posted on TWP’s twitter and consequently, engage both online and offline publics, participants, audiences, observers and individuals in their enactment.

The works will take a range of forms considering the physical, the sonic and the poetic in relation to affect, contagion, situations and embodiment. Some engage with aspects of homage, drawing clear desire lines to the past considering the pace and nature of social time; others, introspection, networks, difference and commonality. Each act in dialogue with the others will appear in a different form or context; as counter-information, confrontation, prompt, proposition or pretext.

Kerri and Sophie will take an experimental approach to the month, seeing it as ‘a play in many acts’ and ‘small gestures in specific places’ because, ‘the skin is faster than the word.’

Acts will be announced on The White Pube’s twitter.
March residency page here.

The White Pube is an art criticism website and research project ran by artists Gabrielle de la Puente and Zarina Muhammad. They publish a new text each week – often exhibition reviews, though sometimes baby essays. In August (2016) TWP curated Zayn Malik Zindabad, an evening of artists moving image at Lewisham Arthouse which recently toured to the ICA, London.

Graduate Studio Award 08

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May – June 2017

Lewisham Art House is an artist cooperative of over 20 years. Based in a Grade II listed building, the organisation provides access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning. We strive to build upon our organisation’s proud history of supporting artists, their audiences and wider communities, fostering diversity and an ongoing commitment to capacity building.

Continuing our commitment to support emerging talent, we announce the 8th round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme.

We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 8 months (commencing May/June 2017), culminating with a project/exhibition in our Project Space. The successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community.

Applicants should be London based MA or BA level, applying within two years of graduation. Please do not apply if you are currently studying or graduating in June/September 2017.

Deadline Friday 28th April 2017
Interviews 11th May 2017

Please see the attached forms and submit as outlined. Good luck!

Graduate Studio application outline

Equal Opportunity Form 2017

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Saturday 25th February

sound is sound is sound returns to the Albany with a heady mix of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat. sound is sound is sound brings together the South East London underground, music from other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned musicians for one unique and eclectic night.

BLOOD SPORT from Sheffield, rhythm at the centre of their sound, rhythm at the heart of their noise facebook.com/bloodsportband/

WARREN SCHOENBRIGHT a lightbulb moment, they will play in the centre of the space www.facebook.com/warrenschoenbright/

MERLIN NOVA in performance and here’s a link to her soundcloud page soundcloud.com/user-615512661

ALAN WILKINSON the long game, for real making sound as a life thing, exploring acoustics, alto and baritone saxophones
www.facebook.com/alan.wilkinson.3133

Afternoon Workshop
Soundhoppers, 3pm & 4.30pm.
Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen and Helen Frosi, SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments and active listening. Age Guidence: 5-10 years
FREE but booking advised.
BOOK HERE: www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/2011/Music/Soundhoppers-

DATES & TIMES: Saturday 25 February, 8pm (doors)
TICKETS: £10 advance / £12 on the door

www.thealbany.org.uk/tickets/1949/Music/sound-is-sound-is-sound?spektrix_bounce=true

Take One Picture 2017 – Myatt Garden Primary School

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23rd February

Each Year the National Gallery promotes the use of a single painting for cross curricular teaching and learning through the Take One Picture Programme. This year’s picture is a fresco ‘Penelope with the Suitors’ about 1509.

All year groups at Myatt Garden Primary School focused for an entire week on the picture and subsequently all their learning and creative outpourings were inspired by ‘Penelope with the Suitors’.

I am extremely proud of the children’s creativity and the whole schools energy and skill in delivering this project. The exhibition displays not only every child’s work in the school, but the excitement and enthusiasm of their learning.

Well done Myatt Garden!

Karen Vost
Art Specialist Teacher
Myatt Garden Primary School

Action Time Vision

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8th – 19th March 2017

Action Time Vision is an immersive exhibition, that fuses installation, traditional representation and live performance. A.T.V. takes its inspiration from events that happened in the immediate area, over half a decade, starting 40 years ago. Some of these occurrences, like the Battle of Lewisham and the New Cross Fire, were of lasting national significance. However this show also celebrates more parochial phenomena, such as the lasting role of Deptford Street Market in promoting social cohesion.

A similar role has been played by the local independent music scene and that too will be a focus, with particular emphasis on the Sound System scene and Rock Against Racism. The largely moribund technology that was used to consume music and promote alternative ideas back then will also be explored. There will be opportunities play recorded media on vintage equipment and to produce mix tapes. Fanzines and other expressions of Cultures of Resistance will be celebrated too.

As a reflection of the importance of Rock against Racism concerts and Sound System dances to this cultural milieu, the Preview Night will feature a live show, at the venue, on 11th March. This will feature live bands, specialists DJs and an environment heavily dressed for the occasion. There will be a follow up event on the following weekend, at The Duke, featuring Tessa (The Slits) and Ras Danny Mosiah.

Contributing visual artists will include: Amanda Knight, Allison Phillips, Fret, Jim Cauty, Other World Arts and Yerman Wax.

Sonic contributors will include The Laura Trombone Band, Rebel Sister Sound, Tom Phobic, Waxy and The Ukadelics.

Local Historian Carol Pierre.

Live Club “Preview”
Saturday 11th March 2017

Exhibition open:
8th – 19th March 2017
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Robert Hitzeman: StoneLicker Dessins

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25th January – 16th February 2017

Le Hic Brussels is pleased to present a new series of drawings by Robert Hitzeman from his StoneLickers series as well as his sculpture Sweet Dredge exhibited installed throughout the space. Le Hic will also host the publication Floor and Ceiling: 3rd Edition a Photo-zine dedicated to Robert’s Floor and Ceiling photographs and designed by Michal Kozlowski. Robert Hizeman’s work uses visual languages to subtly disrupt readings of interior and exterior in the body and the built environment, as well as examining the relationships between ideology and the physical conditions of space. The idea of the subtle abjection; a way of transgressing the viewer quietly, is a central theme to his work. He is interested in how a transgressive force can appear seductive benign or comical but still disturbing on another level: subverting traditional separations between attraction and repulsion. “Stonelickers” are a series that include several works relating to parasitic relationships, feeding or mating and their potential as a model for artistic production and cultural exchange. The drawings for this permutation of the series are based on images of the mouth and teeth of several species of Lamprey, a parasitic fish and several models of angle grinder bits used in stone and metal work. Lamprey comes from the latin lampetra, which translates roughly as “stone licker” (lambere “to lick” + petra “stone”). In sculpture, Robert’s work is made from assembling building materials gathered from a particular area; creating a link from that area’s history to a totemic object or artifact

that connects it to the present while questioning notions of location. “Sweet dredge” is another take on this idea, using animal remains gathered from the Thames at the site of a former meat processing plant and colorful rope. The area directly above the river now houses a rock climbing wall and gym built on the foundation of the meatpacking district. Robert is interested in linking the gym’s conception of the body as a malleable object to be conditioned or changed to the “processing” of animal remains into meat; both systems that attempt to alter the original into a state that conforms to a normative ideal.

The Exhibition will be open from 25th January until the 16th February 2017.

Get there: Le Hic Rue de Rodenbach 51, 1190 Brussels
Tram lines 3-4-51 stop Albert/Berkendaal
Bus 48 et 54 stop Albert Tram 92 stop Darwin
Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10 to 18:30

For Further information: info@lehic.be +32 465 594 216

Objects In The Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

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8th – 18th February 2017

A group show of new work by London based artists Clémentine Bedos, George Dunkerton, Hattie Godfrey, Liam Hughes, Grace Lee, Gabriel Mansfield, Cait Miskelly, Susie Pentelow and Sara Rodrigues.

In exploring particular conditions of fiction that favour narrative and experiment with the alternate, they question binary distinctions between reality and fiction, original and copy, interior and exterior. Through the use of image, object and sound, the works reveal the ways in which translation and plurality are always present in communication.

Funded by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund

Preview:
Friday 10th February 2017
5-8 pm

Exhibition open:
8th – 18th February 2017
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Tarmac

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17th – 23rd January 2017

Tarmac brings together a diverse collection of artists and mediums spanning across disciplines including painting, sculpture, film and photography.

This is the third independent exhibition for a collection of emerging artists currently studying Fine Art at UCA Farnham following the success of Chrome at The Lacey Contemporary Gallery and No Ordinary Disruption at The Flying Dutchman.

Tarmac touches upon themes such as cinema, the everyday, the existential, process and perception which all ultimately exist under the umbrella of exploring our reality. The work throughout this show plays with the idea of disrupting and altering that which already exists, whether it be a surface, object or idea; opening viewers up to the possibility that the way we view the world could be wrong, overturning established ideals and conclusions.

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www.emergingartistsuk.co.uk/exhibitions.html

Preview:
Monday 16th January 2017
6-9 pm

Exhibition continues:

17th – 23rd January 2017
11am – 4pm

Free entry
Step-free access


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11th – 15th January

Etienne de Villiers, Julia Noble and Marion Piper present drawings and paintings on paper and canvas which continue the conversation between these three artists about the nature and practice of perception and production.

An accompanying text by Paul Carey-Kent, ‘Grid Play’, discusses the artists’ methods and motivations for the works exhibited.

The artists will be present throughout the exhibition period.

Etienne de Villiers
www.etienne-devilliers.com

Julia Noble
www.noblejulia.com

Marion Piper
www.marionpiper.com

Preview:
Wednesday 11th January
6-9 pm

Exhibition continues:
11th – 15th January
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access


Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman: Of The Hand That Point Out, Of Fingers That See

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16th-18th December 2016
Preview: Friday 16th December 2016, 7pm, gig from 8pm
Saturday 17th December 2016, 12-5pm and Sunday 18th December 2016, 12-4pm

“Maybe I have written to see; to have what I never would have had; so that having would be the privilege not of the takes and encloses, of the gullet, of the gut; but of the hand that points out, of fingers that see, that design, from the tips of the fingers that transcribe by the sweet dictates of vision. From the point of view of the soul’s eye: the eye of a womansoul.” – Helene Cixous

We have to live in the future. Anyone practicing politics that goes against the current socio-economic nightmare* is practicing the future. They live in the future, by desire and by necessity. We have to start somewhere. We have to start with the micro.

So what are the gestures of our collective desired future? If language isn’t working for us, can we use our bodies? How can we communicate trust and solidarity to one another through our bodily language? How can we include contradiction within our gestures? Attempt to cover the distance that is perceived and experienced of difference? Include complexity? Seepage and slippage? Overflowing subjectivity? A sense of humour?

Gestures are conceived through metaphor. Bodies signifying, expressing. Therefore we cannot decontextualise movement and we are unwilling to separate discourse and materiality, language and embodiment. Bodies give permission. They alternate power. They co-author. They use shared and marginalised history. They follow desire lines. They identify with the past and with the present. They assemble. They have to unlearn. They change.

“There is a body wherever there is resistance. But their potential to speak is waiting to be mined.”
– Zsuzsanna Soboslay Moore

Of The Hand That Points Out, Of Fingers That See will be a collection of works in progress by Sophie Chapman, Kerri Jefferis and others.

Arthouse Winterfair 2016

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Lewisham Arthouse’s ever popular Winter Fair returns on Saturday 10th December 2016.

We will be offering lots of lovely gifts and art for your delight and possibly seasonal presents for you friends and family. Everything from paintings, posters, prints, ceramics, mosaics, jewellery, sculpture and digital art, to crafted fashion accessories.

There will be a tasty food bar run by Marta Addari, our local Vegan/vegetarian caterer Chef on Menu. A splendid mulled wine stall run by Lewisham Arthouse plus great vibes from our in-house DJ, fabulous festive decor, and of course the friendly face of Lewisham Arthouse to meet and greet you all.

It’s a free event and all are welcome, we have wheelchair access and there will be some fun stalls for children to look at.

Open: 11.00am – 6.00pm
For more information email: winterfair@lewishamarthouse.org.uk


Rosey Prince: Shifting States

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29th November – 11th December 2016

Richard Brayshaw, Deborah Burnstone, Janety Curly Cannon, Robert Fitzmaurice, Nick Hazzard, Maria Lena hedberg, Stephanie Herbert, Alison Lumb, Maureen Nathan, Rosey Prince, Ann Simberg, Sally Tyrie, Erika Wengenroth, Edward Winters

Lewisham Arthouse Studio Member Rosey Prince is taking part in the group show Shifting States.

“The condition of liminality is a state of transition, of suspension on the threshold between one place, time or state of mind and another. It involves ambiguity, uncertainty and the dissolution of order, identities and outcomes thrown into doubt, speaking of borderlands, faultlines and indeterminate places… The exhibition features print, photography, film, installation and sculpture.”

Rosey Prince’s work in the exhibition, which includes mezzotints, drypoint and painting, has been inspired by a series of walks along the Thames estuary, and continues her interest in the transience of place. The marshes and the river remain constant yet shifting against monumental structures such as power stations and pylons which temporarily dominate the horizon, until demolished or left to ruin allowing the landscape to reinvent itself. These images focus on the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of the estuary and the uneasy relationship between the semi-rural and the semi-industrial.

Exhibition Dates: 29th November – 11th December 2016
Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG
www.espaciogallery.com

Tube: Liverpool St station, Bethnal Green Station
Overground: Shoreditch High St
Buses 8, 388

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 1-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm
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Soft Wax – Winner of the Arthouse Award

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We are pleased to announce Soft Wax as the winner of the Lewisham Arthouse Award for the Deptford X Fringe 2016.
The Soft Wax collective were selected by an anonymous panel of Arthouse members for their site specific, multi-media piece ‘Punky Reggae Party‘, staged over 2 venues and focusing on key events in local history and the life of our community. The outcome was an inspiring and immersive work and we look forward to seeing what Soft Wax will produce for their two week takeover of the Arthouse Project Space in March 2017, 6th to 20th.

Soft Wax is a loose collective led by Steve Wax. The main focus of their diverse output is cultures of resistance, taking inspiration from the popular music that embodies them. Alongside their project for Deptford X, Soft Wax recently staged an installation at The Museum of Club Culture in Hull for the Freedom Festival 2016 and Steve Wax has been at the helm of some of the UK’s best dub and reggae nights.

For more information regarding their forthcoming programme for the Arthouse please join our mailing list or keep an eye on the website.

Thank you LDG

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Lewisham Arthouse would like to say a huge thank you to the London Drawing Group who recently completed their tenure as the Arthouse’s first curators in residence.

LDG presented an ambitious and highly successful program of exhibitions, workshops and talks. All the workshops were offered free of charge with an ethos of inclusivity and an agenda to demystify the act of drawing “breaking down contextual barriers and helping people to engage in the playful, unpredictable and unknown aspects of art making”.

The residency was structured around a series of four exhibitions. Individual shows by each of the three members of LDG acted as the starting point for the three weeks of workshops, culminating in a community exhibition, showcasing the artworks made by the participants of the workshops. Lucy, Frances and Luisa worked tirelessly preparing, promoting and presenting all elements of the program and it was excellent to see the project space as a buzzing hive of activity throughout.

Following on from this their next project is a series of workshops at the British Museum – check out the available events on their Eventbrite page (http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/london-drawing-group-11299197571).

To follow their ongoing activities you can visit their website: www.londondrawinggroup.com

The Lewisham Arthouse Curatorial Open will be running again next year with application details becoming available in 2017.


Studio Available for 6 Month Sublet from 1st January 2017

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An opportunity has arisen to rent studio space for a studio sublet at Lewisham Arthouse. Situated on the ground floor of the Arthouse the studio is 229 sq ft with a monthly rent of £124.
Application procedure:
* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity
*A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you.
* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* Equal opportunities form – equal-opps-monitoring-form
* CD with up to ten images, or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes curation).
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).
* Two references

POSTAL/ HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS ONLY

Please post your applications to:

FAO: Allocations
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD

*Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership*

Application Deadline: Friday 25th November 2016, 6pm

Selected Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we will be unable to contact those not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback.


Winter Fair 2016 – Stall Bookings

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Saturday 10th December 2016, 11am-6pm

The ever popular Lewisham Arthouse Winter Fair is back. Festive decor finely executed by our talented members, festive food and mulled wine, festive tunes, warm welcome and a selection of fine arts and crafts stalls to tempt the happy Christmas shopper.

Stalls available to book by artisans, purveyors of fine hand made foods, designer/makers/artists and crafts people. Stall cost £25 with table or £20 without table.

To book a stall please contact winterfair@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

All stalls are now fully booked. Thank you for your submissions.


Sara Willett: City Kaleidoscope

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22nd October – 5th November 2016

At the end of a five week residency in Beijing at the invitation of Being 3 Gallery, Lewisham Arthouse Studio Member Sara Willett presented a solo show of paintings, drawings, sculpture and installation entitled City Kaleidoscope. View images here: www.sarawillett.com

Being 3 Gallery, Caochangdi, Beijing, China
22nd October – 5th November 2016

Works by Rob Reed featuring in NOA 2016

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27th October – 4th November 2016

National Open Art is bringing its 20th Exhibition to the heart of the City this autumn.

Curated by Robin Muir, following his hugely successful curation of the National Portrait Gallery’s Vogue 100 earlier this year, this free admission exhibition at Mercers’ Hall features 160 selected paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, wall hung installations, digital art pieces and short films.

The artworks have been selected by an expert panel, including Robin Muir and Royal Academician David Remfry, from thousands of pieces by the very best professional and amateur artists working today in the UK and Ireland.

More than £50,000 worth of prizes will be awarded to 35 artists, including for the hotly anticipated Best Emerging Artist and Best Young Artist, when Lord Mervyn Davies opens the exhibition on Thursday, 27 October.

Winners of the children’s competition, judged by Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, will also be announced when the exhibition opens.

Mercers’ Hall
Ironmonger Lane
London EC2V 8HE

27th October – 4th November 2016

Opening times

October | Thu 27th & Fri 28th | 10am – 3pm
Sat 29th & Sun 30th | 10am – 4pm
Mon 31st | 10am – 6pm
November | Tue 1st & Wed 2nd | 10am – 6pm
Thu 3rd | 10am – 5.30pm Fri 4 | 10am – 6pm

Free Admission

All exhibition and shortlisted works are available on the online Galleries.
Please contact us if you would like to purchase works from any of our artists.
We are in constant touch with all our artists who will readily undertake commissions.

By Underground:
Bank Station on the Central, Northern, Waterloo & City and DLR
Exit to Princes Street
Walk west on Mansion House St towards St Mildred’s Ct (125 ft)
Continue onto Poultry (338 ft)
Turn right onto Old Jewry (177 ft)
Enter from Cheapside or Gresham street
Total about 3 minutes

By Bus:
Routes 8, 25 and 242 travel along Poultry
Routes 11, 21, 23, 26, 43, 76, 141 and 388 travel past Bank station.

Click here for a Google Map

Guided tours of Lewisham Arthouse

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1st & 2nd October 2016

As part of Deptford X Visual Arts Festival we are giving guided tours of the building and selected artists’ studios. With the benefit of an Arthouse guide, have a look around the 3 floors of the building including our open access dark room, the kiln, chat to artists in their studios and have a look at their work.

The tours are scheduled at the same times on both Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd October:

1pm
3pm
5pm

No need to book! Please note we are sorry you will not be able to look around the building without an Arthouse guide.

For more info on Deptford X see www.deptfordx.org

In addition to the tours of the building, in the gallery we are hosting a month long residency, Acts of Translation a programme of free workshops, talks and exhibitions by The London Drawing Group.

Lewisham Arthouse presents sound is sound is sound at The Albany

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Saturday 1st October 2016
Free events 3-8pm
Evening performance 7.30pm – late, £12/£10
Lewisham Arthouse presents sound is sound is sound, Albany Theatre, Douglas Way, Deptford SE8

sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes, the vanguard and the street, which has flourished in the SE postcodes, a highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploiting the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, melding them to suit the perverse intentions of the musicians.

sound is sound is sound follows on from the Lewisham Arthouse monthly series of sound and music, bringing together the south east London underground, music from other London and UK scenes, and internationally renowned players in a heady and engaging mix.

The evening performance will follow a full afternoon of sound installations, workshops and interventions in and around the Albany.

TOMAGA channels percussive energy to create a collision of vibrating rhythms and tones. TOMAGA actively seeks to transport the audience to zones outside the normal limits. http://tomaga.bandcamp.com/

CHARLES HAYWARD ZIGZAG+SWIRL full on drums, electronics and song, beyond breakbeat, headfirst into uncertainty, a psychedelic continuum and the startling other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCAz_BX76Tw

SCULPTURE performances are a mix of electronic music, kinetic art, comic strips, abstract animation, audiovisual cut-ups, analog and digital, tape manipulation, samples, found sounds, algorithmic programming and live improvisation. https://boilerroom.tv/recording/sculpture/
https://vimeo.com/167876880

GRAHAM DUNNING’S MECHANICAL TECHNO – Ingenious DIY experiments in sound and movement to make you dance. Turntable chicanery taken to new heights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p0CGOoN7J0

CHARLES BULLEN guitarist from This Heat and Lifetones plays a DJ set from far and wide, high and low.

JJ AKINLADE is a London-born spoken word artist, exploring the diverse range of human stories which comprise our current social climate.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DA8r-5Hljdw

evening performance tickets £10 in advance/£12 on the door

INSTALLATION: The Pomegranate Circus is a collaboration between Sam Weaver and KHOM visuals, both key figures in the creative hotspot Islington Mill, Manchester. Crashing together order and chaos they take Richard Brautigan’s poetic text as a starting point for unfolding patterns of sound and light.
https://vimeo.com/99835107
The Albany Theatre Studio 5-8pm. Admission free

WORKSHOP: SoundHoppers is a workshop for children exploring making sound, instruments, active listening. Led by sound artists Wajid Yaseen and Helen Frosi this workshop is a fantastic introduction to new ideas and attitudes in sound and music sharing.
The Albany Theatre Orange Room 3-5pm. Admission free, booking required.
http://www.thealbany.org.uk/event_detail/1862/Music/sound-is-sound-is-sound


Lewisham Arthouse Award

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Lewisham Arthouse is proud to announce the Lewisham Arthouse Award, as part of the Deptford X Fringe Awards.

A panel made up of members of the Arthouse cooperative will be selecting an exhibition from this year’s Deptford X Fringe programme to be given a two week show in our project space in spring 2017. Throughout the festival our anonymous panel will be visiting the Fringe projects, looking for the most ambitious, outstanding and original work.

The selected artist(s) will be given full use of our Project Space for two weeks along with promotional support from Lewisham Arthouse and Deptford X.


Phil Ashcroft: Finissage, Fallout

Phil Ashcroft, Qwazars, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 200cm, work in progress, July 2016. Photo: Tom Horak

Thursday 1st September 2016, 6.30-8.30pm
CANAL, 60 De Beauvoir Crescent, London N1 5SB

A final chance to visit Lewisham Arthouse studio holder Phil Ashcroft’s solo exhibition Fallout at CANAL for the finissage on First Thursday 1st September 2016.

The finissage for Fallout will include new work completed during his live painting sessions at CANAL over the summer plus the launch of Monkphat’s new Obelisk EP (Gamma Proforma) with cover artwork by Phil. Monkphat and Phil Ashcroft have worked together on previous Gamma Proforma releases and he recently painted live alongside Monkphat’s set at MATA at The Social, London. ‘Obelisk’ will be free to download via Gamma Proforma on the night. For more on Monkphat go to soundcloud.com/monkphat

Refreshments will be served.

www.whitechapelgallery.org/first-thursdays/exhibitions/fallout/

http://www.canalprojects.info/

http://www.philashcroft.com/


The White Pube presents: Zayn Malik Zindabad

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26th August 2016, 7-9pm

A screening of moving image art by artists. Also happen 2 b young and in the South Asian Diaspora.

The White Pube is tired of white people, white walls, and white wine. So for one night only, we are hosting brown people, white walls and chai. Come and view work by brown artists in a real vacuum, where brown-ness is banal, where you can view the art without the white-iarchy lookin over ur shoulder, askin if they can eat ur Other.

The screening will be held in the Education Space in Lewisham Arthouse.

Screening starts at 7:30pm
There is limited seating so RSVP is essential.

Hosted by Zarina Muhammad & Gabrielle de la Puente @ The White Pube
& Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis.

Cover Photo is a screenshot from work by Sabella D’Souza ♥

ARTISTS INCLUDE:

Somnath Bhatt
somnathbhatt.com

Himali Singh Soin
vimeo.com/himali
@atomtime

Anisa Jackson
anisajackson.com

Sabella D’Souza
instagram.com/goannowhere

Seema Mattu
seemamattuworld.com

Ilavenil Jayapalan
ilavenilj.com

Rathai Manivannan
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Katy Jalili
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Hassan E Vawda
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and the White Pube’s very own
Zarina Muhammad


Studio Space Available

Studio B-4
Deadline Thursday 8th September, 6pm

1 x Studio B4 (permanent)- 103 sq. ft., £55.20 per month

A permanent studio has become available; a rare opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. The studios will be available from 8th October 2016. Deadline to apply is Thursday 8th September 2016, 6pm.

Application procedure as follows:


– A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity.

– A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you. For further information on how Studio Members are selected go to: www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk/making-art

– CV (no more than 2 sides of A4).

– Equal opportunities form – click to download here (word .doc).

– CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).

– Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).

– Two references.

POSTAL/ HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS ONLY.

Please post your applications to:

Allocations
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD.

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date. Please note that due to the high number of applications we will not be contacting those who are not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback.

Deadline to apply: Thursday 8th September 2016, 6pm. 

For further information contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk


Laura X Carlé: Material World

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23rd July – 4th September 2016

Summer Family activity for all ages
Tate Modern, Macaulay Gallery

Touch, bend, balance and play with large scale, colourful shapes and forms.

How do artists handle materials in their studio and how is this different to the way we experience the same materials in a gallery? Material World invites visitors of all ages to experience an immersive artwork and to handle, compose and play with materials together. Improvise with materials. Try touching the ceiling or two walls at the same time. Try connecting all the shapes together. Go under. Go over. Wrap a shape around you!

Material World is linked to the Materials and Objects collection display on Level 4 and devised by Laura X Carlé with Tate Families.

Drop-in for special artist-led sessions with the creator of Material World; Laura X Carlé.

Monday 8th August 2016, 2 – 5pm
Saturday 13th August 2016, 11am – 2pm
Friday 19th August 2016, 11am – 2pm

www.lauraxcarle.com
www.tate.org.uk

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Making Works Returns to Leybridge Estate

Making Works 2016
30th June – 22nd September 2016
(Thursdays and selected Saturdays, dates below)

On the grass @ Leybridge Estate, Lee Green, London SE12

Affinity Sutton, Lee Green Lives Community Centre and Lewisham Arthouse are pleased to announce that free Making Works workshops for young people will be available to Leybridge Estate residents for the third year running this Summer 2016.

Making Works creative workshops are open to all children and young people living at the estate as well as their parents on a drop-in basis. Participate and you could take home a little trophy, such as a spooky toy spider or a colourful flag!

These fun and engaging workshops have been commissioned and funded by the Affinity Sutton Community Fund and Groundwork. They are delivered by qualified artists and art tutors from Lewisham Arthouse, with practical support from the local Lee Green Lives Community Centre.

The project has run twice previously in the Summer’s of 2014 and 2015. In those past two years, children made fantastic and outrageous houses and castles; their own space ships; speedy go-cards; pyramids and much more, whilst learning how to use power tools along the way. All materials such as wood, colourful tapes, DIY tools, paper and paint are provided.

Lead artist and workshop tutor Laura X Carle says that it has been truly amazing to see the children enjoying themselves so much whilst learning practical and transferable skills for life when taking part in the creative activities. ‘They learn to share, to collaborate, to make practical decisions together, for instance when they build a house there is so much teamwork going on’. Laura and her team are looking forward to working with children who participated before as much as they are welcoming new participants.

Parents are welcome to join for a complete session or just a part of it. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole workshop. Parents have commented on how much they enjoyed taking part together with their little ones. Rebecca, Isaac’s mum, said ‘it gets the children outside, getting creative and making together’. Dan, Natan’s Dad, commented ‘it was such a great idea to get the kids and adults outside, working together and having fun’.

For further enquiries about the workshops, please contact Adila Rose on 020 8285 4165 or Laura X Carle on 07789 362 069.

Workshop Dates:
Thursday 30th June 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 7th July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 21st July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Saturday 30th July 2016, 3.30-5.30
Saturday 6th August 2016, 3.30-5.30
Thursday 11th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 18th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 25th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 15th September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 22nd September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Visit to Tate Modern, Date TBC

Twitter: @makingworks
Tumblr: makingworks.tumblr.com


Lark In The Park

Lark In The Park
Saturday 18th June 2016, 12-4pm

Mayow Park, Mayow Road, Sydenham, London SE26 4SS
Free

Join Lewisham Arthouse artists Laura X Carlé and James Mackness at Lark in the Park this weekend. Laura and James will be representing Lewisham Arthouse and running the fantastic workshop Placard Factory, where children are invited to design and paint a placard and make a protest.
Laura works primarily with sculpture. The themes of her work come from situations that she witnesses in the social space. She produces objects and installations that aspire to challenge the spectator to question their own perceptions.


Two Studio Spaces Available

Studio F15
Application Deadline 30th June 6pm

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Image: above, Studio F13 (Sublet*), below article Studio G2 (Permanent)


We have two studio’s available, one a sublet for six months and the other a permanent space; a rare opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership. Both studios will be available from 1st August 2016:

1 x Studio G2 (permanent), 121 sq ft- £65.50 per month
1 x Studio F13 (6 month sublet) 93sq ft – £52 per month

If you are interested in taking up either studio please follow the application procedure below.

Application procedure for each studio (please indicate which studio/s are of interest):


– A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity.

– A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you. For further information on how Studio Members are selected go to: www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk/making-art

– CV (no more than 2 sides of A4).

– Equal opportunities form – click to download here (word .doc).

– CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).

– Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).

– Two references.

POSTAL/ HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS ONLY.

Please post your applications to:

Allocations
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD.

Deadline to apply: Sunday 30th June 2016, 6pm.

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

For further information contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

*Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership.

Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.
Please note that due to the high number of applications we will not be contacting those who are not shortlisted and will be unable to offer feedback.

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Image below: Studio G2 (Permanent)


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Open Studios 2016

Lewisham Arthouse Open Studios 2016
4th June – 5th June 2016

Lewisham Arthouse Open Studios 2016
Part of Brockley Max Arts Festival

Explore over 30 studios, talk to the artists, buy art at affordable prices or just have a look around. There will be a children’s activity map and guided tours of selected studios will be at 2pm and 4pm each day. If you get hungry we have a café and a jerk chicken stall.

In our gallery we are very excited to present the exhibition “Two Minute Studio Visits” speed selected by Jeremy Deller. For more information click here

Come and join us!

Saturday 4th June, 12-8 pm, with DJs and a bar from 6 pm
Sunday 5th June, 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access

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Image credit: Image courtesy Lewisham Arthouse, 2016

Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award 07 Recipients: Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman

Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman, FUCK IT LET’S MAKE A BAND!, 2016. Image courtesy the artists
Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Award 07 Recipients: Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman

Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman have accepted they are on the same demolition path and recently began working collaboratively.

Their work is characterised by a need to challenge and disrupt known forms to create atmospheres of play, speculation and mutual aid. They are not interested in feeding the market but are interested in uncomfort, mess and complicated feelings. 
 
Sophie and Kerri have worked across performance, public intervention and the creation of participatory situations. Sometimes their work is situated in the experience and therefore transitory, and at other times, it manifests in publication, film or installation.
 
Right now, they are starting a band to think about the circulation of authority between listening and sounding and how particular encounters can support individual and collective risk-taking. This will have its first outing as part of the AntiUniversity Festival in June. Kerri and Sophie also work with others on various initiatives one, Aspiration Suits, Sophie co-directs with designer Philippa Taylor and another KINGDOM, an artist led expedition series Kerri organises with artist Ellie Wyatt.

Further information:
Sophie Chapman – http://cargocollective.com/sophiechapman
Kerri Jefferis – http://www.kerrijefferis.com
AntiUniversity event – http://www.antiuniversity.org/FUCK-IT-LET-S-MAKE-A-BAND
Aspiration Suits – http://www.aspirationsuits.co.uk
KINGDOM – http://discursivevisitors.tumblr.com

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Image credit: Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman, FUCK IT LET’S MAKE A BAND!, 2016. Image courtesy the artists and antiuniversity.org


Curatorial Open Call 2016

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Deadline Friday 27th May 2016

Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-led cooperative formed in 1992. Based in Deptford’s Grade 2 listed former library we provide access to artist studios, workshops, exhibitions and learning. We are looking to build on our proud history of supporting artists, their audiences and the wider community by offering free use of our project space to an artist, curator or collective for a period of 4 weeks.

We are inviting proposals from an artist/curator interested in working with us beyond traditional forms of exhibition making. This might include visual art, music, talks, screenings, educational events or other kinds of creative output. The project will coincide with Deptford X art festival and the chosen curator will present their program within the wider context of the festival.

This is an opportunity to realise a concise and considered strand of programming (one off exhibitions will not be considered). The successful applicant will provide and implement an innovative program, engaging audiences and using the full potential of the space. Lewisham Arthouse will provide in-kind support with promotional, logistical and practical concerns.

Please send a CV (1 side of A4 max), an introduction to your curatorial practice/approach (300 words max) and a proposal outlining your program and its intended outcomes (1 side of A4 plus images / supporting material).

Please include one written reference and a completed copy of our equal opportunities form. To download the Equal Opportunity Form 2016 (word doc) click here

Deadline for applications: Friday 27th May 2016

Interviews: Week commencing June 6th 2016

Curatorial project: Monday 19th September – Sunday 16th October 2016

Please send your applications to:

Curatorial Open Call 2016
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD

Postal applications only

* Due to the high level of entries we are unable to give feedback to applicants not shortlisted for interview. If you would like your application or supporting materials returned to you please provide a stamped addressed envelope.

Thanks and best wishes,
Lewisham Arthouse


Graduate Studio Award Scheme 2016-17

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Deadline Monday 11th April 2016

Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-run co-operative based in an Edwardian ex-library in Deptford. We run 45 affordable studios, a busy gallery, classes, workshops, community activities and events.

As a commitment to supporting emerging talent, the Arthouse has a Graduate Scheme which is now entering it’s seventh year. We have been very fortunate to have had Chris Alton as 2015-16’s winner and you can read an interview with him here.

Applications are now welcome from BA or MA level graduates who have graduated within the last two years from 2014 and 2015. Please do not apply if you are currently studying or graduating this June.

Please see the PDF below for more information about how to enter and remember to also submit the Equal Opportunities form with your application.

The deadline is the 11th April with interviews being held on 18th April 2016. The residency begins on 22nd April 2016. Please be aware that this is a postal application only so leave enough time for us to receive it.

Good luck!

To download the Equal Opportunity Form 2016 (word doc) click here

To download information on how to apply to the Arthouse Graduate Award (pdf) click here

Image: Graduate studio 2016

Anita Gwynn: Wildflowers and L.P.s – it’s a thing

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March 2016

Anita Gwynn is exhibiting new drawings of at Vinyl, 4 Tanners Hill, London SE8 4PJ until mid-April.

Anita says “I am interested in the indigenous and wildflowers, especially in my local area and my drawings in this exhibition are examinations of some of these flowers.  If I have drawn them it is because I have been excited by their shape and beauty. Coming from surburbia and its tidy gardens, I enjoy the plants that break through the concrete and walls and grow, beautifully and subversively. They can be part of the heritage of a place and each plant has a story, a myth or a legend attached to it.  My artistic practice helps me to look outside of my own life and to see the world. It helps me to relate to it with curiosity and to understand that I am part of it and not separate from it.  Ecology and stewardship are important to me and I have come to see that we do not exist in isolation, but as part of a whole. Without plants we wouldn’t survive.”

Links below for more information on Anita’s work and Vinyl
anitagwynn.blogspot.com
https://vinyldeptford.wordpress.com/

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Image: Anita Gwynn, Dandelion and Root, 2016


Chris Alton: Under the Shade I Flourish

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March 2016

The non-uk domiciled billionaire Michael Ashcroft is a controversial figure, notable for “opaque tax practices” and “operating in the dark”. Whilst serving as a member of the House of Lords, he remained a non-dom despite promises that he would become domiciled in the UK for tax purposes.

In the mid-1960s Ashcroft briefly managed “an unknown rhythm and blues band” called Trident. Under the Shade I Flourish (2015-2016) imagines that he continued to do so. However, this is not a direct speculation upon another possible timeline. Incorporating feedback from the life Ashcroft did lead, Chris Alton engages in a cartographic process that involves the cross-pollination of both fact and fiction.

Working through simultaneous satire and celebration, Alton invokes seemingly incongruous juxtapositions, as a means of visualising the power structures in which we are all embedded – narrativising something that is too complex to be immediately comprehendible. The extrapolated band becomes a vehicle to explore the the very real exploitation of post-colonial countries as tax havens.

Alton’s recent exhibitions include; Outdancing Formations, Edith-Russ-Haus (2015), MEIL, Chisenhale Studios (2015) and each other, Wysing Arts Centre (Open Weekend) (2015). He was recently awarded; the Edith-Russ-Haus Award for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda Bank 2015 and the Lewisham Arthouse Graduate Studio Award 2015.

Exhibition dates: 12th March – 3rd April 2016 (Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 6pm) at Xero, Kline and Coma
Preview: Friday 11th March 2016, 7– 9pm

For more information go to: www.xero-kline-coma.com

Alma Tischler Wood: Liverpool Provocations

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Wednesday 20th January 2016

Alma is one of a number of artists to have participated in Alan Dunn’s FOUR WORDS. Alan Dunn, artist/curator, presented FOUR WORDS The Media Wall on 20th January 2016 outside Lime Street in Liverpool as part of: Liverpool Provocations: A series of artistic interruptions
Between 3 and 4pm the adverts will stop and the giant screen will host an alternative stream of provocative, 10 second animations of just four words each.

Alan Dunn, a Liverpool Art Prize 2012 nominee, has collaborated on or appropriated existing texts from 108 individuals, from world-famous artist (Gerhard Richter) to lesser known contributors (Captain Pengelly, a retired seafarer).

Each set of FOUR WORDS will act as a counterpoint to the sales season and the invisible pressures of this time of year, with ruminations on value, money and exchange.

This was followed by an evening event at the Small Cinema where the animations were screened again.

The other contributors include Gerhard Richter, Douglas Coupland, Shaista Aziz, Pavel Büchler, Fiona Banner, Levitt & Dubner (‘Freakonomics’), David Shrigley, retired seafarer Captain Pengelly, Hala Al-Alaiwat and ex-Liverpool FC striker David Fairclough, Hala Al-Alaiwat, Sean Ashton, Clarisse Aubert, Chris Bishop, Jessie Brennan, Billy Cancel, Jayne Casey Roger, Cliffe-Thompson, Ade Blackburn, Zak Dunn, Nina Edge and Jack Ehlen.

Sheena Patel: Cologne’s Gold + Beton

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Friday 15th January – Monday 8th February 2016

Sheena Patel’s 16 minute performance film, NOW BREATHE. is being exhibited as part of a group show on female identity at Cologne’s Gold + Beton, in conjunction with Bradford’s FUSE Arts Space. Exquisite Corpse​ explores female form, self-image and stereotypes from the perspective of eleven female artists. Through video, painting, performance and illustration, the exhibition also considers the potential of contemporary technology as a tool to examine female self­ identity and evaluates the impact that it has upon constructs of ‘femininity’.

Internationally acclaimed visual and performance artist Poppy Jackson ​explores the female body as an autonomous zone, and has produced a new performance work commissioned by Fuse Art Space; she will also be exhibiting a series of paintings. Based in Toronto, Rupi Kaur​​ found notoriety as the poet who critiqued Instagram earlier this year with her “period.” ​​series – these photographs feature in the show. Delicate and charged illustrations from Sue Williams ​draw the viewer into a world of provocative sexual politics. The exhibition also includes work by artists from Austria, Russia, UK and US including Anastasia Vepreva​, Evelin Stermitz, Faith Holland, Julia Kim Smith, Kate Durbin, ​Lacie Garnes, Sarah Faraday​ and Sheena Patel​.

“The internet poses significant problems in female representation, from pornography to the use of female form in advertising and notably the use of sexually violent language as a form of censorship and aggression towards female expression”, comments the exhibition’s curator Sarah Faraday​. “Exquisite Corpse presents an array of female artists using both online and material forms for creativity, empowerment, and subversion, whilst reclaiming control of the representation of their bodies”

The exhibition has been covered by The Independent and Dazed Digital

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Spotlight Interview 03 : Chris Alton

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Image credits Laura X Carlé


Interview
An interview with Chris Alton, our 2015 winner of the Graduate Studio Award. We have been very proud to have Chris with us, and as he enters the final quarter, we ask him to reflect about his time here.

Can you introduce yourself?

My artworks often draw upon multiple, seemingly un-associated, cultural phenomena. Whether deploying disco music against xenophobia or playing table tennis in competition with aggressive architecture, I seek to highlight unlikely parallels and produce bizarre situations. Through these, I aim to implement or imagine alternative ways of being in the world. This desire stems from my Quaker upbringing, which resonates throughout my practice.

You won this years graduate studio award, how has this impacted on your work? What do you get from working in a studio community?

Winning this award has given me the time and space to focus on and develop a number of projects that probably wouldn’t have happened otherwise. The opportunity to realise an interim-project and a concluding solo exhibition (in May 2016) is fantastic as space is so scarce in London – especially free space.

The Arthouse community is great, people are incredibly generous and have often offered their support on projects, from lending kit to helping to build a stage – complete with sparkling curtains, lighting and mirrorballs.

Are you a self-taught artist or have you been to art school? Has this helped shape the artist you have become?

It’s impossible to imagine the hypothetical artist that I would have become if I’d pursued a different route, but I don’t think that my time at art school was what shaped me. I’d like to think that my practice has been influenced more by my upbringing as a Quaker and by encounters with particular people and artworks.

Which exhibition have you visited which made the greatest impact on you and why?

There are two. I saw them at around the same time; during the summer of 2012, between my first and second years of University. The first was Yael Bartana’s And Europe Will Be Stunned, a trilogy of films following the rise of a fictitious political movement, called the Jewish Renaissance Movement in Poland. The second was Joy in People, Jeremy Deller’s solo show at The Hayward Gallery. These exhibitions triggered a pretty radical change in my own practice by showing me that art could actively engage with society and its current issues.

Who and/or what inspired you to become an artist?

My Mum.

Discuss a recent project, exhibition or event you have been involved in.

I had my first solo exhibition in September 2015 at the Edith-Russ-Haus in Oldenburg (GER). I won one of two emerging media artists awards with my ongoing project English Disco Lovers (EDL) (2012 – present), a satirical campaign that redeploys the utopian vision of disco music in opposition to the English Defence League. The exhibition featured photographs, posters, videos and other materials from the project, as well as a 4 meter-wide, glittery hashtag.

Do you see collaborative practice and working with others as an important part of your practice?

Absolutely, I often develop works through conversations and collaborations with a number of people. Recently I’ve been trying to develop a more inclusive crediting system for my projects, so that the people involved are acknowledged and thanked. It works in a similar way to the credits at the end of a film or TV programme.

How do you use the studio and what you do in there? Do you have studio rituals?

I always begin by making a coffee, the Arthouse is pretty cold in winter and something hot with a little caffeine gets me off to a good start. The wifi in my space is dreadful, so I often take a little wander down the corridor to answer my emails and buffer an album. Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of mid-’60s rock. Then I crack on with whatever I’m working on at that time, which tends to be pretty varied – I could be writing a script, editing photos, trying out wallpaintings or making watercolours of shells.

How does the studio become a part of your everyday life and work?

I actually find that it’s a place to get away from my everyday life. Instead of doing the washing up, scrolling through endless cat memes or alphabetising the book case, my studio is a place where I can put the distractions of home to one side and focus on my work.

What are you working on at the moment? Do you have any forthcoming exhibitions to promote?

I have my first solo exhibition in London opening on February 25th at xero, kline & coma. It’s a project that I’ve been working on for over 7 months now, in which a fictitious band is used as a vehicle to explore the exploitation of post-colonial countries as tax havens.

Will you be showing work at Open Studios? If so, what can the public expect to see?

My studio, slightly tidier (but not much tidier) than it normally is. I’ll probably empty the bin. I have lots of diagrams and mind maps on the walls, along with exhibition floorplans, scribbled ideas and simple doodles. There are a few finished pieces hanging around, but it’s mostly populated by work in progress and fresh ideas that may never get realised.

Four Studio Spaces Available – Application Deadline 30th December 2015

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Image: Studio G8 on the ground floor

Four Studios available from 1st February and 1st March 2016

Studio 1 – B3 – 6 month sublet (from 1 February – 31 July 2016)- £84.40 156sqft pcm

Studio 2 – G4 – Permanent (from 1 February 2016)- £73.00 135 sq ft pcm

Studio 3 – G8 – Permanent (from 1 March 2016)- £81.20 150 sq ft pcm

Studio 4 – 6 month Sublet in shared space (from 1 February 2016) £30 pcm 55.5sqft

We have four studio’s available, two are sublets for six months and the other two are permanent spaces which will be a rare opportunity to become a member of Lewisham Arthouse. Please note that the sublets will not be part of the Arthouse membership.

Studio 1 is a self contained space in the basement with french windows leading into the yard. Studio 2 and 3 are both partitioned studios on the ground floor with excellent natural light. Studio 3 is only available from 1 March. Studio 4 is a shared space on the ground floor suitable for an artist working in non-dusty materials someone looking for a desk/wall space would be ideal.

If you are interested in taking up any of these studios and becoming a member of the Arthouse please follow the application procedure below.

Application procedure for each studio (please indicate which studio/s are of interest):


– A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity.

– A statement (no more than 350 words) highlighting what you could contribute and how the cooperative would work for you. For further information on how Studio Members are selected go to: www.lewishamarthouse.org.uk/making-art

– CV (no more than 2 sides of A4).

– Equal opportunities form – click to download here (word .doc).

– CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts should be no longer than 5 minutes).

– Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).

– Two references.

POSTAL/ HAND DELIVERED APPLICATIONS ONLY.

Please post your applications to:

Allocations
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD.

Please note that the sublet will not be part of the Arthouse membership.

Deadline to apply: Wednesday 30 December 2015, 6pm.
Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted for interview shortly after this date.

For further information contact: studios@lewishamarthouse.org.uk

Images of Studio 2 – G4 – Permanent (from 1 February 2016)- £73.00 135 sq ft pcm:
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Images of Studio 1 – B3 – 6 month sublet (from 1 February – 31 July 2016)- £84.40 156sqft pcm:
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Sound is Sound is Sound experimental music showcase featuring Studio member Charles Hayward.

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Saturday 24th October 2015

Sound is sound is sound showcases and celebrates the curious mix of forward motion and DIY attitudes that have flourished in the SE postcodes.

A highly motivated gathering of outsider sounds, exploring the logics of punk, free jazz, electronica, sound art and breakbeat, and melding them to suit the intentions of the musicians.

Featuring: Albert Newton, Aine O’Dwyer, Soft As Snow, The Balloons and DJ BPM

Afternoon workshops, sound installations and interventions in and around the Albany will precede the show…

Tickets £10

For full information and booking visit http://www.thealbany.org.uk

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Sound is Sound is Sound. Image credits: Francesca Oldfield

Outdancing Formations: A two-person exhibition featuring Art House Graduate Studio Resident Chris Alton

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18th September – 4th October

Outdancing Formations is a dual exhibition by Chris Alton and Marta Popivoda that presents one activist and one research based project in the form of two large scale installations.

English Disco Lovers (EDL) by Chris Alton and Mass Ornament by Marta Popivoda investigate distant, yet related contexts of the organised body and the mass demonstration. Their equally radical approach reveals a critical reading of moving together as a political practice.

Chris Alton’s project, English Disco Lovers (EDL), which started in 2012, is a multifaceted protest movement that aims to reclaim the “EDL” acronym of the English Defence League, an extremist organisation commonly associated with racism, Islamophobia, and violence.

Mass Ornament by Marta Popivoda from (2013-2015) is an artistic take on the na- ture of spectatorship and the role of the public sphere, which starts with the mass performance of the late Yugoslav era — the Youth Day celebration in 1987 — and launches into an elaboration on “inattentional blindness” and the troubles of today’s public sphere. The work is done in collaboration with dramaturge and theorist Ana Vujanovic

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Award for Emerging Media Artists of the Sparda Bank 2015
Opening Night: Thursday, 17th September 2015, 7pm
Open: 18th September – 4th October 2015

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Studio member Julia McNeal with artist group fourfour at the Affordable Art Fair

22-25 October 2015

Affordable Art Fair Battersea
110 galleries with 1,100 artist’s

Get ready to add a splash of art to your walls as the Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this October. New galleries will fly in from across the globe to exhibit alongside fair favourites, so whether your taste is traditional or trailblazing, classic or cutting-edge, you’re sure to find an artwork to suit your space.
Don your talent-spotting spectacles and check out the Recent Graduates’ Exhibition featuring 2015′s most exciting new names, and get involved with our action-packed, art-filled Education Programme!
Whether you’re an art aficionado or a fair first-timer, we hope you’ll explore, adore, collect and create at the Affordable Art Fair this autumn.

For tickets and booking visit www.affordableartfair.com

Laura X Carlé 8-14’s Studio: Sculpture

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Tate Modern, Clore Studio, Saturdays 19 September, 17 October and 21 November, 2015, 11.00–16.00

Artist and Sculptor Laura X Carlé will invite you to join her with a creation of growing large-scale structure at Tate Modern.
Using materials she uses in her studio, you can explore balance, composition, connectivity and more! Laura X Carlé works primarily with sculpture medium, drawing her themes from situations that she witnesses in the social space.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/courses-and-workshops/8-14s-studio-sculpture

Sara Willett: SPECTRE

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Elevating and transforming the humble domestic craft of crochet to obsessive and neurotic heights, Sara Willett has created tensions both literal and psychological as the fantastical forms fashioned from stretched shirring elastic colonise and consume the space.

This new installation created for Curious Projects evolved from her series of forest web sculptures, which she developed particularly during two residencies in China. Each piece is time-consumingly made by hand.

Sara Willett works in a variety of media, including, painting, photography, printmaking and large-scale installations. She studied at Camberwell College of Art for both her BA (Painting) and MA (Fine Art). She has exhibited widely in the UK and her work is held in collections in UK, USA, Australia, Europe, Japan and China.
Her work was recently selected for the Creekside Open and she was awarded a residency in China for the second time running.  Sara Willett lives and works in London.

Preview and artists’ talk: Sat 26 Sept, 1pm

At Curious Projects Eastbourne
26 Sept –27 Nov 2015

http://www.curious-projects.co.uk

Courses and Workshops

2 Courses and workshops
September 2015 – July 2016

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the courses and workshops starting this month. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability.

These include classes in Ceramics, Printmaking and Photography. Our Life Drawing Class is amongst the most affordable in London. Check out our Joining In page for more info.

Two studio sub-lets for rent

We have two new studio rent opportunities!

Studio 1: 
£86.60 p.m. (£1039.20 per annum) 
160 sq ft
Sublet for 1 year- commencing 1st September 2015- August 31st 2016

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Studio 2:
£73 p.m. (£876 per annum) 
135 sq ft
Sublet for 6 months commencing 1st August 2015- Jan 31st 2016

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Application procedure: 
If you are interested in applying for either of these sub-let opportunities, please follow the guidance below and send the following:

* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity. This may involve responding to our organisation, the community or the locality.
* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)
* A filled out equal opportunities form – click to download here (word .doc)
* CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (video work should be no longer than 5 minutes).
* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be included (please do not send originals).
* One reference

Application guidance:
We accept postal or hand delivery of application forms ONLY. We cannot return CDs, or DVDs. 
Please send your completed application form to: 

PLEASE NOTE: These are studio sub-lets only and as such, the successful applicant will not be part of the membership.
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 3rd July 2015 Allocations, Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD

Lewisham People’s Day

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Saturday 11th July 2015

Make a Racquet

On a very sunny day in July our Studio Members had a wonderful day making racquets with visitors to Lewisham Peoples day.

Families were invited to design their own racquet shape and decorate their creations using a variety of materials. They also had an opportunity to play with them to.

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Kindly supported by London Borough of Lewisham

Lynda Laird: Urban Beekeeping

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The next pop up exhibition, to be held at the Peckham Pelican from 2nd to 8th March 2015, will showcase Lewisham Arthouse member, Lynda Laird’s  2014 series of photographs, Urban Beekeeping.

Primarily a documentary photographer Laird’s work is concerned with the environment and our connection to it. Her photographs have been published in a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian, and she also works with NGOs around the world.

Born in Orkney, Scotland, her fascination with nature is innate, ‘I grew up surrounded by farming and fishing, with people who had a deep understanding of how nature works, what the seasons mean and how to work with, instead of against, our environment.’

Urban Beekeeping follows the work of Camilla Goddard, a full time beekeeper for Capital Bee in South London. She first started keeping bees eight years ago and now has hives all over the city: in parks, churchyards, primary schools and on the roofs of hotels. She collects swarms from people’s attics, holds talks and about beekeeping and sells honey at her local shop.
The Honey Bee population has declined massively in recent years. In 2008, a million honeybee colonies in the United States mysteriously perished – a third of all their hives. This phenomenon was happening all over the world and became known as colony collapse disorder. The reasons behind it still remain unclear but links have been made to GM crops, habitat degradation – including the loss of flowering plant species that provide food for bees – and the increasing use of pesticides. Bees pollinate over 30% of our food and 90% of our wild plants.  Without bees to spread seeds, many plants, including food crops, would die out.

In response to the bee crisis, there has been a huge increase in the number of people taking up bee keeping, especially in cities.  Since 2008, the British Beekeepers Association’s membership has more than doubled to over 22,000.  Thanks to the lack of pesticides in the air, the diversity of our cities’ green spaces and people like Camilla, bees are now thriving in urban environments. We hope this exhibition of stunning images of Camilla and her colonies will inspire new generations of beekeepers as well as raising awareness of this important environmental issue.

Urban Beekeeping marks the first pop up exhibition in Telegram’s 2015 residency at the Peckham Pelican. A vibrant bar and gallery space, the Pelican is a keen supporter of emerging artists. Summer and Autumn exhibitions will follow including a showcase of portraits by Telegram artist Hayley Nia Thomas in June.

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http://www.ruthbeale.net/

Exhibition
2nd – 8th March 2015
The Peckham Pelican
92 Peckham Rd, London SE15 5PY

Making Works Leybridge Estate: Reloaded

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15th July – 7th October 2014

After last year’s success we were invited back to Leybridge Estate. We’ve had a great time making all manner of wonderful constructions with the kids this summer.

They’ve become confident builders, using simple construction materials and methods. Each group was encouraged to explore form, line and colour. They were given two hours to design, build and dismantle their creations. Structures varied from imaginary dwellings to abstract sculpture…

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Image credits Laura X Carlé

To see more of their work visit www.makingworks.tumblr.com

Kindly supported by Affinity Sutton

SNORKEL and RAF & O

Live Performance
8th December 2012

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(Above)Improvisation recorded and filmed at Snorkel Studios 2012.

Taken from One Long Conundrum EP which also features remixes of the album Stop Machine from the likes of Sculpture, Crewdson, Robert Logan and Rome Pays Off. Available at www.slowfoot.co.uk

SNORKEL

An avant-whatever collective exploring the nether regions between the groove and free improvisation; sub-aquatic observations of dub, jazz, afro-beat, krautrock and electronica.

Snorkel was formed some ten years ago by drummer Frank Byng in order to explore and develop strategies for improvisation using flexible line-ups. Taking their methodology from legendary bands like Can, Soft Machine and This Heat, they like to play unrehearsed extended sets in non standard venues. Snorkel acts as an experimental workshop for Slowfoot. Ideas and material generated through improvisation often finds its way into other recording projects.

The current line-up uses drums, guitar, trombone, analog and digital synths, vocals and various cheap samplers/drummachines/electronics to create their sound, generating loops from which the tracks are built. Their intense polyrhythmic grooves pull in influences from jazz to african, rock to drum’n’bass, and drag them into a new context. The creative exuberance of the band is rooted in the joy of psychedelic repetition and the states reached when playing continuously and synchroniously; their sonic palette is informed by dub and electronica – live instruments pushed and pulled through effects filters, sculpting in real time a polymorphously perverse and unruly soundscape.

RAF AND O

Raf and O are Raf Mantelli and Richard Smith. The two piece band from South East London deliver a vortex of live electronics, acoustic instruments and fragile, magnetic, strange lullabies married to a pop spirit.

Press have described them as ‘Indietronic delicacy’ (Mixmag), ‘Emotively intense’ (Subba Cultcha) ‘Bewitching’ (Raveline Germany), delivering ‘Really excellently knitted experimental and cinematographic world’ (De-Bug Germany) whilst ‘They display outright pop mastery’ (Flux Magazine).

Raf and O have released 3 records on Geo including their debut album ‘A Giant In The Snow’ and a ten inch vinyl to UK/ European acclaim, have extensively collaborated with Gagarin, are writing tracks with Robert Logan on a separate project and have supported amongst others Alabama 3, Rothko, Nedry and the legendary Faust.

Their new full length second album is due for release in 2013 – many of the tracks have been performed live in 2012 with an exciting live set up comprising a hybrid of electro/ acoustic drums, self-made triggers, pads, samplers, vocals, synths and acoustic guitar.

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