new exhibitions
 
 
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017
 

London

ORIGAMI WORKSHOP/COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Click to enlarge Workshop Apr 30, 2017 to 12:00am
Origami Workshop and Celebration Day
Join us for a relaxing day of celebration, with food and drink in the Bow Arts Courtyard, a stone’s throw away for the Nunnery Gallery.
We will be celebrating the achievements of the Raw Materials project and the hard work of our Community Steering Group that made it all possible.
As part of the day there will be origami workshops to create your own paper boat to float down the River Lea.
FREE
Nunnery Gallery

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 4, 2017
 

London

FIRST THURSDAY LATE OPENING 6-9PM
May 4, 2017 to 12:00am
The first in a series of Raw Materials exhibitions at the Nunnery Gallery, which will delve into the history of the local River Lea valley through the ‘raw materials’ that paved the way for the area’s extensive and important industrial development. Beginning with the material wood, the exhibition will bring together archival objects – many of which are not usually on public display – furniture, tools, stories and new commissions, painting a vivid picture of this important, and increasingly less-visible, part of east London’s history.
 
A new commission from resident artist Silke Dettmers will feature alongside the objects, offering a surreal reflection that subtly mimics the forms and materials of industry. The Building Crafts College, founded by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in 1893, has also been a partner of the project, incorporating its research on heritage techniques into its furniture making course, and students will be exhibiting their newly crafted cabinets as part of the exhibition.
 
Wood, a versatile and integral material to the development of industry, began its journey raw: imported through the Thames and up the River Lea to feed the many businesses that once lined the riverbanks. Raw Materials: Wood delves into this past, from timber yards and sawmills, such as James Latham in Hackney, to leading furniture makers, together with newly recorded stories from those that remember a fast-disappearing industrial east London. Exploring stories of industrial change, movement and immigration, including businesses’ aptitude to adapt during times of war and changing communities, Raw Materials brings to light a history that is more relevant today than ever.
FREE
Nunnery Gallery

 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2017
 

London

SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP : SETTING SAIL TO ANOTHER LAND
Click to enlarge Workshop May 7, 2017 to 12:00am
Inspired by Esser’s exhibition which explores the exotic ‘other’ landscape as defined through epic journeys, this workshop takes the idea of a boat voyage as its starting point. Imagine your own fantastical landscape through which your boat will sail by constructing, designing and decorating a unique boat using an array of materials.
Alexandra Hughes is studying a PhD in Practice-Based Research. University of Northumbria, Newcastle, and is an artist educator who has facilitated many family workshops at the foundation.
2 – 4pm | £2 per person | Booking required | All ages welcome
PARASOL UNIT FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

 
 
MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017
 

London

MIRANDA PENNELL, THE HOST
Click to enlarge Screening May 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm
A screening of The Host by Miranda Pennell, introduced by Soheila Sokhanvari.
In this film, Pennell turns from filmmaker to forensic detective as she pieces together hundreds of photographs in search of what she believes to be a buried history, only to find herself inside the story she is researching. The Host investigates the activities of British Petroleum (BP) in Iran; a tale of power, imperial hubris and catastrophe. While the tectonic plates of geopolitical conspiracy shift in the background, the film asks us to look, and look again, at images produced by the oil company, together with personal photos taken by its British staff in Iran– including the filmmaker’s parents– not for what they show, but for what they betray. The Host is about the stories we tell about ourselves and others, the facts and fictions we live by – and their consequences.
This event has been programmed to coincide with Soheila Sokhanvari’s commission, Paradise Lost, which is installed in the Project Space until 13 May.
It is free to attend. Booking required via Eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/screening-miranda-pennell-the-host-tickets-33273733633
JERWOOD SPACE

 
 
TUESDAY, MAY 9, 2017
 

London

POETRY WORKSHOP : DRIVE-THROUGH SUBLIME
Click to enlarge Workshop May 9, 2017 to 12:00am
In this workshop you will engage in lively discussion and poetic exercises that take inspiration from the work of Elger Esser and poems that transform landscapes into interesting configurations.
Simon Pomery is a poet and record producer researching a critical PhD in experimental poetry at Royal Holloway. The workshops are currently co-produced with visual artists, Labern&Lloyd of the drawing shed.
7 – 8:30pm | £8/6 (conc.) | Booking required
PARASOL UNIT FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2017
 

London

EARLY YEARS WORKSHOPS : PROJECT LIGHT
Click to enlarge Workshop May 11, 2017 to 12:00am
Parasol unit continues its creative workshops tailored for very young children. Project Light is an immersive creative workshop, inviting parents and carers with young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Respond to the exhibition while exploring and creating through playful experimentation of light, shapes and material.
 
Natalie Zervou is the founder of Starting with Art www.startingwithart.com/
10am – 12pm | £2 per person | Suitable for under 5 year olds & parents/carers
PARASOL UNIT FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

 
 
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
 

London

SURVIVING AND THRIVING AS AN ARTIST WITH ROSALIND DAVIS
Click to enlarge Seminar/Symposium May 16, 2017 6:00pm - 8:30pm
As a new graduate or even established artist you will be in a constant state of development personally and professionally as you negotiate all the aspects of building a career in the art world. Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. This practical, discursive, insightful and instructive talk will help new graduates and emerging artists begin to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career and learn how they can navigate the difficult transition between education and making a career as an artist.
Subjects covered:
• Representing yourself & raising your profile online and offline
• Exhibitions, Galleries and Curating
• Articulating your practice
• Contracts and copyright with a partner of the Collyer Bristow firm.
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About:
Rosalind Davis is an artist, curator at Collyer Bristow Gallery and a graduate of The Royal College of Art (2005) and Chelsea College of Art (2003). Davis’ exhibitions (Complicity and Telling Tales) at the Collyer Bristow Gallery have both been reviewed by Art Top 10; ‘Cracking Show. Superb Artists. Brilliantly curated’ Davis previously co-directed and developed two innovative and dynamic artists’ educational, membership and exhibition arts organizations; Zeitgeist Arts Projects (ZAP 2012-15) and Core Gallery (2009-11,) based in South East London. Curatorial projects have also been at Arthouse1 Gallery, Standpoint Gallery, Geddes Gallery and with ZAP at Bond House Gallery (ASC).
Davis is co-author of ‘What they didn’t teach you at art school’ commissioned by Octopus Books which is internationally distributed and has written a number of articles. Davis lectures for universities, galleries and art organisations across the country including at the Royal College of Art, the ICA, Camden Arts Centre. University of the Arts and ArtQuest, teaching a range of artist professional development subjects, as well as short courses in social media marketing and arts management at UAL. Davis has mentored for a number of years as well, for a-n, Shape, UKYA (where she is also an Ambassador) as well as independently.
As a consultant Davis has worked for arts organisations, charities and independants as well as corporations such as BBC4 and E4. Davis has led art tours for the ICA (London and Boston), South London Art Map and the Whitechapel Gallery and contributed to BBC4’s Film ‘Tales of Winter. The Art of Snow and Ice.’
As an artist Davis has exhibited nationally and internationally in a wide range of galleries and has had a number of solo shows in London: the Bruce Castle Museum (2013); John Jones Project Space; Julian Hartnoll Gallery (2009); The Residence Gallery (2007) and The Stephen Lawrence Centre. Selected group exhibitions have been at the Courtauld Institute; Arthouse1; Standpoint Gallery; Transition Gallery; The Roundhouse; Phoenix Brighton; APT Gallery; the Lion and Lamb Gallery; The ING Discerning Eye; the Lynn Painters Stainers Prize. Her work is held in a number of private collections and a public collection. She is also a member of the Undead Painters, a painting forum and exhibiting group.
www.Rosalinddavis.co.uk
www.Collyerbristow.com/art-gallery
Free but booking required. Liited spaces.
bit.ly/2nnfRZQ
COLLYER BRISTOW GALLERY

 
 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017
 

London

ARTIST-LED TOUR | WITH ELGER ESSER
Click to enlarge Tour May 17, 2017 to 12:00am
Join exhibiting artist Elger Esser as he takes us on an artist-led tour of his solo exhibition Morgenland. Esser will discuss his new photographic series created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. Their quiet and serene beauty is in stark contrast to what we know of the conflicts taking place in the Near East today and how they are generally portrayed in the media.
 
Elger Esser was born in Stuttgart in 1967 and spent his childhood in Rome. He now lives and works in Düsseldorf.
7pm | £8/6 (conc.) | Booking required |Please note: this is a walking tour, not seated
PARASOL UNIT FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017
 

London

THE WOMEN : OUR PSYCHOANALYTIC MOTHERS
Click to enlarge Performance & Talk May 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This presentation, via theatrical performance, reveals the story of six remarkable female psychoanalysts - Helene Deutsch, Melanie Klein, Anna Freud, Karen Horney, and Marie-Louise von Franz.
The lives of these women spanned two centuries, three continents and two World Wars. Each of these women made original contributions to the development of psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice.
The five performers are themselves all authors and/or clinical practitioners and their performances will be given greater depth and informed by their professional experience.
This presentation is inspired by a desire to foster dialogue among mental health practitioners. Many of the challenges therapists face in their daily clinical practice will be illuminated by an appreciation of how these five pioneering women confronted and redefined prevailing forms of psychotherapy in their own lifetimes.
The Creative Director, Dr. Louise DeCosta, has previously brought two other original presentations to the Freud Museum, The Freud/Ferenczi Letters and The Freud/Jung Letters. This is the London debut of the new presentation, first performed in the US, and here through the generosity of the Director and her troupe of analyst/author/performers.
The duration of the presentation is approx. 60mins, followed by a Q&A.
Free with admission - no need to book.
freud.org.uk/events/76792/the-women-our-psychoanalytic-mothers/
Freud Museum London

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017
 

London

THE LIMITS OF EDUCATION? PERFORMANCE BY GERALD DAVIDSON
Click to enlarge Performance Jun 7, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- All education is conservative?
- Relative to the society that delivers the education.
- But what of psychoanalytically based education?
 
Vienna 1924. Marxist psychoanalyst and Jewish youth worker Siegfried Bernfeld and Anna Freud reflect on their hopes and fears for postwar education. They discuss the failure of the Baumgarten Centre for Jewish refugee children and the development of child facilities in Social Democratic ('Red') Vienna - and what the future may hold for both of them.
 
- My views make both the Marxists and the Freudians very angry- well I say both Marx and Freud are right- but not the Marxists nor the Freudians. What is in children forced exploitation is made to appear to them as sacrificial love.
 
Gerald Davidson is joined by Helen Clapp who will read the part of Anna Freud.
 
Gerald Davidson continues his series of dramatic presentations on second generation psychoanalytic pioneers, which include Mad about Otto, What Little Hans Knew and Being Good.
 
This event coincides with the exhibition 'The Best Possible School: Anna Freud, Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham and the Hietzing School in 1920s Vienna', on display at the Museum from 10 May - 16 July 2017.
£10/£7 concessions
freud.org.uk/events/76789/the-limits-of-education/
Freud Museum London

 
 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017
 

London

MOURNING AND MELANCHOLIA : DEATH DRAWING WITH ART MACABRE
Click to enlarge Workshop Jun 14, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Art Macabre, purveyors of life drawing with a deathly twist, present a special event in collaboration with the Freud Museum. Explore and draw the complex web of emotions associated with these two states of loss, and their links to depression. Nude and veiled models will pose throughout the museum, presenting poetic tableaux and symbols portraying absence and loss. Draw their presence and explore ideas of negative space and absence through your sketches too. With poetry readings by William Blake and quotes from Freud's essay "Mourning and Melancholia" published 100 years ago.
£20/£15
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mourning-and-melancholia-death-drawing-with-art-macabre-tickets-32616722495
Freud Museum London

 
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