Archive for May, 2014

Contrast and Creativity: Painting Course with Emma Gunningham

26 May, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme, Workshops


PK sunsetA new painting course with Emma Gunningham will be held in the Education Studio at Chisenhale Art Place.

Thursdays: June 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17

7.30 – 9.30pm

6 week course £90 payable at the first class

Participants will make a series of paintings exploring the creative use of contrast in colour, texture and shape, using watercolour, acrylic and oils. There will be an opportunity to paint outdoors as well as studio based work. The course is suitable for all levels of experience; the classes are small and students will get both individual tuition and the benefits of group discussion.


To book or more details contact Emma 07940 563063


Ease and Passage 5-8pm Friday 30th May



Ease and Passage

5-8pm  Friday 30th May

Tessa Whitehead will be showing the new the body of work “Ease and Passage” , which she produced during her residency in Studio4.

Tessa will give a talk about the work at 7pm.

All welcome.  Please ring 1st Floor Buzzer at Studios Entrance for entry.

We will shortly be publishing an ‘in-conversation’ between Tessa and Bruce McLean about her recent work.



Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award – Athena Papadopoulos

Strephon Goes to Porky's, 2014. Athena Papadopoulos

We are delighted to now announce that the recipient of the inaugural Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award in Studio 3 is Athena Papadopoulos.

This new studio award commemorates the life of Pete Lloyd Lewis, who occupied Studio 3 until his death from cancer in 2013. A critical and enquiring artist and teacher, Pete was instrumental to the growth and development of CAP, of which he was a founder member. The award is generously supported by Pete’s partner, Ted Sumner.

A recent graduate from Goldsmith’s MFA Fine Art, Canadian-born Papadopoulos uses the language of painting in her latest works, purposefully made from materials and substances imbued with particular significance in relation to the body. Papadopoulos said: “The Pete Lloyd Lewis Studio Award will enable me to continue to expand my artistic language through extensive experimentation, uncovering inventive methods and materials and subsequently, refining my processes of conceptual and physical production. The ability to have a ‘room of my own’ will allow me the time and space to create more ambitious and complex works. I have long been eager to make these works and now, with the help of the Studio award and Chisenhale Art Place, I will be able to set it all in motion.”

Papadopoulos additionally plans to organise events in the studio: “Having a space where I can hold peer critiques that will reach out to recently graduated MFA students, the Award will help to foster a lively community around the practices of these artists and my own. This is something I feel is really important to pursue especially after graduation, as many recent MFA grads feel they have lost that sense of community that their academic programmes often provide. The ability to use Chisenhale Art Place’s communal learning spaces will be extremely important to hold artist talks and discussions as well as screenings – both of my own and other artists’ work.“

Andrea Davidson, Arts Manager added: “This new year-long studio award perfectly compliments our growing Residency Programme, which provides opportunities for visual artists to experiment with new work or ideas in a fresh, uncluttered space that facilitates sharing and participation while making artistic processes visible to new audiences.”

Pete Lloyd Lewis Cry