Archive for September, 2014

Into the Wild participants selected

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We are delighted to announce that fourteen artists have been selected to take part in Chisenhale Studios’ professional development programme Into the Wild.

Into the Wild is a completely new and unique professional development programme led by Chisenhale studio artists. It aims to offer support and inspiration to artists in the early stages of their career and in need of practical advice on how to survive and thrive in the real world as an artist. The quality of the numerous applications was extremely high and we have been able to award two additional places in response.

Selected artists are all recent graduates, representing a diversity of fine art practice from the spectrum of art colleges.

Paola de Ramos
Camilla Bliss
Rebecca Scheinberg
Sophie Dixon
Chris Alton
Sean Mullan
Hazel Dowling
Jay Delves
Ellie Wyatt
Kaajel Patel
Sophia Freeman
Stephen Lordan
Rosa Farber
Rafal Zajko

For full information on the programme, Click here


Free family art workshops




Chisenhale Studios is running Free drop in family art workshops on Saturdays

Starting on 11th October 2014

Each workshop is run by a different artist each month and will encourage children and parents to learn fun new art ideas that they can also do together at home.

Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Age group: 5-12 year olds

This is a workshop for children and their parents/carers to participate and learn together.

Children cannot be left alone. We advise the wearing of ‘messy’ clothes, but we have some large shirts to put over clothes too.

Further details from 020 8981 1916


Recent MA Graduate Artist Talks


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Athena Papadopoulos presents:

A Series of Recent MA Graduate Artist Talks

EMANUEL ROHSS (RCA 2013) and MRS & MR PHILIP CATH (Goldsmiths 2013)

Saturday September 27th 2 PM
Chisenhale Art Place​
64- 84 Chisenhale Rd ​E3 5QZ​ ​

Ground floor, education room with casual drinks reception to follow on the back patio (weather pending)

PLEASE RSVP to: as capacity is limited

This is the first in a series of recent MA graduate artist talks that will run each month until April 2015. Two artists will give a presentation on their practice/work followed by Q&A/discussion period. Each talk will run about 1 hour with a short break between.

The next pair of artists presenting in October will be announced shortly so stay tuned.

A special thanks to Chisenhale Art Place and the Peter Lloyd Lewis Studio Award.


Through The Picture Plane with Kate Hardy

19 September, 2014  |  Classes, Public Programme

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Thursday evening painting sessions starting on Thursday Sept the 18th at:

Chisenhale Art Place
64-84 Chisenhale Road

London E3 5QZ

For artists or beginners aged over 16 at all levels of experience – as ever, in our lovely canal side education studio.

The course will run on Thursdays, 7 – 9.30pm, costing £90 per person for the six week course.

We will be looking at ways of describing space in painting and drawing, and at the concept of the picture plane. We’ll be working on combinations of materials and subject matter, including objects in interior space and collaged landscape. You will end up with a series of paintings exploring these, and others, in your choice of painting or drawing media. for booking or more information


Chisenhale Fun Palace 4th & 5th Oct

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The entire Chisenhale Art Place is taking part in Fun Palaces on the weekend of 4 & 5 October 2014. All activities are free, so do come and join us.

Studios Programme  (click here for full programme)

Saturday 4th Oct

Join Kate Hardy for some whacky printmaking…using vegetables! Suitable for all children, but accompanied by a parent/adult.  This is timed so that you can still join in if attending the kid’s dance classes over in the Dance Space. Drop-in.  (Saturday family workshops will continue each Saturday.)

Zoe Mendelson will be occupying Studio4 for a special showing of her work titled This Mess is a Place.  This is a Wellcome Trust funded project in association with Artsadmin and examines the psychopathology of Hoarding.  It includes a publication, a novel in progress and visual art works.

Author Marie Phillips will be reading from her new novel which is called The Table of Less Valued Knights.

2.30-4.30 pm: CLOUD STUDIES
Artist Diane Martin will be helping us see the clouds – if there are any! Using different drawing materials and washes of poster colours, this drop-in session is suitable for everyone (children with an adult/parent please).

No, we’ve no idea either but Joey Ryken’s disco promises karaoke with some unusual twists! You’ll have to join in to find out…

Also, Haydn Jones will have have his studio 17B open all day 12-6pm.
Ever wondered what artists do in their studios all day? Haydn will be happy be show you what he does.

Sunday 5th October

Join Kate Hardy and Elisavet Kalpaxi for two different but connected image making workshops.  On the patio, Kate will be showing us how to use the light of the sun to make images as it travels over the afternoon.  Inside, Elisavet will be turning off the lights to make photograms.  Photography…but not a camera in sight.  Suitable for all ages, drop-in.

Illustrator Evie Fridel will help participants discover their super alter ego and learn how to creative narrative in comics.  Suitable for all ages and drawing abilities – and you are never to old to learn how to find your super alter ego! (children accompanied by adult please)

Collect remaining photograms and a chance to see what another hour in the sun has done to our outdoor prints.