Archive for December, 2013

Studio 3 Residency – David MacDiarmid

Studio imageFrom January through March 2014, David MacDiarmid will work in an emerging new space in Studio 3 to produce a new body of sculptures, maquettes and experiments that challenge his idea of the value of the finished outcome in his practice. This will include re-examining the importance of the developmental materials he uses and questioning whether they are legitimate choices for the final work itself. His investigations might counterbalance ideas that the “finished” work is concerned with perfection and that reaching it marks the conclusion of a particular process. In addition to regular sharing events, David will be blogging about his investigations to wider audiences.

Click here to see his blog.


The Studio 3 Residency is generously supported by Ted Sumner, in memory of Peter Lloyd Lewis.



Free Kid’s Day at Chisenhale

18 December, 2013  |  Children & Families, Public Programme


As part of our 30th birthday celebrations, Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Studios welcomed families to some fun events on site.

The day started with a drop-in painting session at  Chisenhale Studios with artist Kate Hardy. Everyone was given an opportunity to create a painting that was inspired by the movement and music of the day.

This was followed with Ping Pong Crash and Other Sounds by whatsthebigmistry, a fun performance commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space full of lilos, life jackets and the sound of 500 ping pong balls falling.




Studio4 Residency – Andrea Hasler

Andrea H in studio

Nov 2013 – Jan 2014: Andrea Hasler will create a large new sculptural body of work commissioned by New Greenham Arts.  It will take Greenham Common’s history as a starting point, particularly the tents and banners of the Women’s Peace Camp situated on the site during the 1980’s and 90’s.


Work created during the residency will also be exhibited at the Corn Exchange in Newbury. This will include works in progress and drawings, offering audiences the opportunity to experience the work in depth that she creates during the residency.  We’ll be exploring her working process closer to home too, as Andrea uses her established approach of making artworks from wax in new political ways.  Later on in January, we look forward to welcoming curator Mark Segal in conversation with Andrea.

Andrea made a short film about her commission and work in the studio, which is available in three episodes.

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3