new exhibitions
 
 
 
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
 

London

GRAEME TODD IN CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT MCCRACKEN
Click to enlarge Artist Talk May 25, 2018
Graeme Todd will discuss his current exhibition at Laure Genillard Gallery with painter Scott McCracken from Turps Banana. The gallery will be open from 1pm to allow visitors to see the exhibition before the event starts at 5pm.
The exhibition spans the last ten years of Graeme Todd's practice, exploring the spatial construction and material property of painting and the material world. Graeme Todd (b.1962, Glasgow) lives and works in Dunbar, East Lothian. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. A major exhibition of his work will take place at Summerhall in Edinburgh later this year. Recent solo exhibitions include: Street Hermit, Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome 2018 and The View from Now Here, Eagle Gallery London, 2015. His works are held in the collections of Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Kunsthaus Zurich and Migros Museum in Zurich, Arts Council of England and other public and private collections.
This event is free to attend.
5pm - 6pm at Laure Genillard Gallery
LAURE GENILLARD

 
 
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2018
 

London

FREUD/LYNCH: BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Lecture May 26 - 27, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
A 2-day conference exploring the cinema of David Lynch through a psychoanalytic lens.
 
The films of David Lynch are sometimes said to be unintelligible. They confront us with strange dreamscapes populated with bizarre characters, obscure symbols and an infuriating lack of narrative consistency. Yet despite their opacity, they hold us transfixed.
 
Lynch, who once told an interviewer “I love dream logic,” would surely agree with Sigmund Freud’s famous claim that “before the problem of the creative artist, psychoanalysis must lay down its arms.” But what else do the two agree on?
 
Freud/Lynch: Behind the Curtain takes as its point of departure that Lynch’s work is not so much unintelligible as ‘uncanny,’ revealing what Todd McGowan has termed “the bizarre nature of normality” – and the everydayness of what we take to be strange.
 
This conference invites psychoanalysts, scholars and cinephiles to reflect on these Lynchian enigmas. What do we mean by ‘Lynchian’? Beyond the apparent incoherence of his films, are there hidden logics at play? Are Lynch and Freud in alignment? And what light can psychoanalysis shed on the Lynchian uncanny?
 
LOCATION:
Rio Cinema
107 Kingsland High Street
London
E8 2PB
BOOKING:
Early bird tickets until 2 April £55 – £85
Advance booking required
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/freudlynch-behind-the-curtain-tickets-43714320710
 
A limited number of bursary places are available for those under financial hardship at £20/day.
Apply for a bursary place
docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdv4RfxSmclhEDVn8XjFrQFCWj4h-Rl0j2O7sL88jm80L8Qeg/viewform
Freud Museum London

FABRIC AND FILM
For Children May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
A creative and fun afternoon for families with children (aged 5+) to explore textiles with artist-duo Kaleidoworks.
Taking place in Bow Arts’ outdoor covered courtyard, the afternoon will be a chance to explore hands-on textile processes alongside experimental moving-image. Working playfully with tactile and digital techniques participants will illuminate some of east London’s textile heritage and uncover some surprising results.
Light refreshments will be provided but please bring along any lunch / picnic, or alternatively there is a Carmelite café at the Nunnery gallery.
 
Read more about the Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition
bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles
Free
*All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Book via eventbrite:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fabric-and-film-tickets-45139961841
 
Max 25 places
NUNNERY GALLERY

 
 
SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018
 

London

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: A 'BREATHE' EXHIBITION EVENT
Workshop May 27, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for the adult bereaved. Led by Grief Encounter, Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 adults, so early booking is advised.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events coinciding with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult: £20
Friends of the Museum: £15
Student/concessions: £15
 
Advance booking essential.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-workshop-for-the-bereaved-tickets-44254778233
Freud Museum London

COLOURING IN THE PLACE
Click to enlarge Workshop May 27, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Colouring in Place is a natural dye and quilting event, inviting people to help make a map of the plants and trees they appreciate in east London while trying out natural dye and quilting techniques.
 
Participants will be invited to share their stories of local plant life either online or at the event. These stories will then be used for the quilt map, dyeing and adding cloth using plants as inspiration. Slowly a dye palette of east London will build, creating a map of the plants that are noticed and appreciated by people in the local area.
 
In collaboration with Chelsea Fringe www.chelseafringe.com/
 
Read more about the Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition
bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles
Free
 
Book via Eventbrite
 
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colouring-in-the-place-tickets-44975434736
NUNNERY GALLERY

 
 
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018
 

London

LOCATION AND INNOVATION
Click to enlarge Panel Discussion May 31, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location and Innovation
The River Lea has been a long-standing location of innovation for the textile industry, from the early patent of madder printing in the 17th century to 19th century discoveries in synthetic dyes. Chaired by Anna Fitzpatrick, join us for a panel discussion with speakers Mary Schoeser, Katelyn Toth-Fejel and other guests, to explore the importance of the textile heritage in east London.
Anna Fitzpatrick has a background in both fashion and politics and now works to combine the two wherever possible. Anna currently works at the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion UAL, where she also teaches Cultural and Historical Studies.
 
Mary Schoeser is an internationally respected textile and wallpaper historian who has published widely and has worked in collaboration with the V&A, English Heritage, National Trust and Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Katelyn Toth-Fejel is an artist, designer, teacher and natural dye specialist, as well as a partner of the design collective Here Today Here Tomorrow with a studio and shop in east London.
 
Read more about the Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition
bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles
Book via Eventbrite
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/location-and-innovation-tickets-45191526071
Price:
Adults £5
Concessions: £3 (available to Bow Arts artists, students, under 18s and over 65s)
*MAX 80 ticket
NUNNERY GALLERY

 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2018
 

London

'TWO ARTISTS AND TRAUMATIC LOSS', WITH CAROLINE GARLAND
Talk Jun 5, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
The works in the Breathe exhibition are by two women, each of whom lost a parent - a crucial figure - at a very early age. Those losses, and their sequelae, form the focus of the works we have together chosen to exhibit. It is an appropriate choice for the Freud Museum, since intimate relationships, and the exigencies of their loss are central to Freud’s work, and to the subsequent development of psychoanalysis. In this talk, Caroline Garland will explore how the work shown in the exhibition and the topic of traumatic loss can be understood from a psychoanalytic point of view; how the psychological capacity involved in making art is connected with loss and the mourning of that loss.
 
Caroline Garland is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and founder of the Unit for the Study of Trauma and Its Aftermath in the Adult Department of the Tavistock Clinic. Caroline also initiated and curated the Tavistock’s own art collection. She is herself an award-winning and published poet (aka Beatrice Garland). In 2001, she won the National Poetry Prize. She took part in ‘Loss and Recovery: Conversation between Poets and Psychotherapists’, a symposium at the Freud Museum held in 2013. Caroline has published and broadcast widely, including being one of the lead clinicians in the ground-breaking BBC television series on the Tavistock Clinic, ‘Talking Cure’.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: £10
Friends of the Freud Museum: £7
Students/concessions: £7
 
Advance booking highly recommended.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/two-artists-and-traumatic-loss-caroline-garland-tickets-43831746935
Freud Museum London

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018
 

London

FINAL THURSDAY LATE OPENING
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Jun 7, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for the final late night opening of Raw Materials: Textiles – a last chance to explore the industrial history of the River Lea through the raw material textiles.
Resident artist Freya Gabie will join us to talk about her three works in the exhibition, each of which examines a different part of this rich fabric of history: jute, black mourning crepe and the dye / explosive TNT. Gabie’s conceptual approach draws out the poignant narratives behind the research uncovered in the project.
Read more about the Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition
bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles
Free
NUNNERY GALLERY

 
 
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2018
 

London

A WOVEN DANCE, A DANCING WEAVE
Click to enlarge Workshop Jun 9, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join Raw Materials: Textiles resident artist Freya Gabie to create a giant, architectural ‘danced’ weaving. Using the physical space of the Bow Arts Victorian industrial courtyard and the movement of our bodies, we will create a woven sculptural installation that spans, intercepts and connects space. The sculpture will be constructed from jute, the raw material used in factories along the River Lea over the last two hundred years to produce ropes and twines.
 
Read more about the Raw Materials: Textiles exhibition
bowarts.org/nunnery/raw-materials-textiles
Free
NUNNERY GALLERY

 
 
SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018
 

London

DRAWING WORKSHOP FOR THE BEREAVED: CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Jun 10, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
A 'Breathe' Exhibition Event
In collaboration with Grief Encounter, this workshop has been specifically devised for bereaved children & young people. Led by child grief specialist Shelley Gilbert, artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill will introduce their work, and then participants will be encouraged to draw a personal belonging which they have brought along with them.
 
The workshop will be for 12 children, with an accompanying adult who is also encouraged to participate.
 
All materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a personal object with them.
 
This workshop is part of a series of events which coincide with Breathe, an exhibition by Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill on display at the Freud Museum London 16 May - 18 July 2018
Adult full price: £20
Adult Friends of the Museum and concessions: £15
 
Advance booking essential.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drawing-workshop-for-the-bereaved-children-young-people-tickets-44262486288?aff=es2
Freud Museum London

England

STILL LOOKING: MINDFULNESS AND ART
Click to enlarge Jun 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
A new way to take a bit of time out for yourself and enjoy experiencing art mindfully. Learn how to use mindfulness practices to move from being a passive observer to more active engagement with artworks in the galleries and the open air – and if that’s not enough of a treat it’s all rounded off with tasty refreshments and time to share your experiences (or keep them to yourself if you prefer!). Still Looking is developed and delivered in partnership with Sally Edwards, Kindmind.
 
Quotes from participants:
‘An extraordinary experience that should be offered to all!’
‘Such a positive experience, becoming calmer and more mindful I was ready to look and see sculpture in a more meaningful way.’
 
– Suitable for 18+
– No previous experience necessary
– Free parking and refreshments included
– Weather permitting, we will spend time being still outdoors so please dress appropriately
– Most sessions are fully accessible, but please contact is to discuss your mobility needs
– Cancellations are subject to fees – see here for more details
– Meet at the YSP Café which is a 10-minute walk from the YSP Centre – nearest car park is off Park Lane in West Bretton
Please book online at ysp.org.uk/events/still-looking-mindfulness-and-art
Tickets cost £20.
YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018
 

London

'I SAW THE SPRING RETURN: ON WORDSWORTH AND LOSS'
Talk Jun 12, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
With Ronald Britton
 
Breathe - Talks Series: On Loss and Creativity
 
This is the second in the series of talks 'On Loss and Creativity', which coincide with the exhibition Breathe by artists Fay Ballard and Judy Goldhill.
 
Ronald Britton's work is characterised by his preoccupation with truth; with what is real, and how we know this. His answer follows Keats, ‘nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced’ and his contributions follow from this. In his book ‘Belief and Imagination’ he examines the relationship between psychic reality and fictional writing, and the ways in which belief, imagination and reality are explored in the works of Wordsworth, Rilke, Milton and Blake. He explores questions such as the status of phantasies in an individual’s mind - are they facts or possibilities? How the notions of objectivity and subjectivity are interrelated and have their origins in the Oedipal triangle. How phantasies which are held to be products of the imagination, can be accounted for in psychoanalytic terms.
 
Ronald Britton is a training and supervising analyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society. He first trained as a doctor, and as a child psychiatrist was Chair of the Department of Children and Parents at the Tavistock Clinic, where he was involved in treatment of deprived children and their parents. This experience was influential to his psychoanalytic thinking where he maintains the importance of ‘childhood’ as a formative experience. His theoretical background is that of Freud, Klein and post-Kleinians. Additionally, he brings his own wide interests, including philosophy, theology, science, and particularly, his passion for poetry, which he uses as a basis for psychological understanding. Arguably, it is from the last that his most original contribution was inspired, namely his psychoanalytic understanding of the source of inspiration: the imagination.
 
The series will be chaired by Jon Stokes, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Senior Fellow Oxford University; former Chair, Adult Department Tavistock Clinic.
Full price: £10
Friends of the Museum: £7
Students/Concessions: £7
 
Advance booking highly recommended
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-saw-the-spring-return-on-wordsworth-and-loss-ron-britten-tickets-43846300465
Freud Museum London

 
 
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2018
 

England

WORKSHOP WITH SERENA KORDA
Click to enlarge Workshop Jun 21, 2018 11:00am - 4:00pm
This season, Bluecoat is incredibly excited to welcome performance, sound and sculpture artist Serena Korda, who will be discussing her new public art work at Speke Hall which has been commissioned by the National Trust, with our support, as part of their Trust New Art Programme.
 
In this workshop using slip casting (a method for creating objects from hollow plaster moulds) Korda introduces some of her ceramics techniques. Sharing and discussing processes involved in the research and making of the artist’s new commission, participants will have the chance to make a work to take away.
 
To learn more about the artist visit serenakorda.com
To book: www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3848
Tickets £8/£10
BLUECOAT

 
 
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018
 

England

ARTIST'S TALK: SERENA KORDA
Click to enlarge Artist Talk Jun 22, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
This season, Bluecoat is incredibly excited to welcome performance, sound and sculpture artist Serena Korda, who will be discussing her new public art work at Speke Hall which has been commissioned by the National Trust, with our support, as part of their Trust New Art Programme.
 
Serena Korda will be joining us at Bluecoat to talk about her work and the new commission at Speke Hall, as well as her recent, highly acclaimed exhibitions at BALTIC and The Hepworth, Wakefield.
 
To learn more about the artist visit serenakorda.com
To book: www.thebluecoat.org.uk/events/view/events/3843
Tickets £3/£4
BLUECOAT

 
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