Opportunities

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


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.


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


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)


G2 studio


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


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:
G4_2nd photo

G4

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

B3_2nd photo

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