Archive for January, 2015

London Children’s Book Swap at Chisenhale Art Place

20 January, 2015  |  Children & Families, Public Programme


Bring an old book and take home a different book for FREE!

On Saturday 14 February, Chisenhale Art Place will be participating in the fourth annual London Children’s Book Swap, which will take place in thirty-nine different family friendly arts and cultural venues located across London.

Are you hungry for stories? Looking for a new adventure?
Swap your old children’s books and take home some new ones!

12.30pm -2.30pm
All ages of children’s books

And before you swap your books, you can join us from 10.30-12.30 to create a pop-up book to take home for your new library.

For additional information on London Childrens Book Swap click below:

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Further details from or phone 020 8981 1916



Studio4 Residency: Spring 2015

15 January, 2015  |  Public Programme, Residencies + Studio4


Andrea H in studio

                                                    Andrea Hasler in Residence: Studio4 Jan 2014

The Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios continue this Spring, with a three month residency for an artist interested in engaging our local community.

The residencies provide free use of the Studio4 Project Space to artists seeking a short-term studio to develop an idea or execute a project. They are available in three month blocks, and are interspersed throughout the year with research and events undertaken by the visual artists in our other 39 studios.  The aim of each residency is to provide opportunity for one visual artist 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.

In exchange for use of the studio, the artist undertaking this particular residency will be expected to engage people who live and work in our local area, involving them in the artistic process through a few small public events, workshops, studio conversations or events. Ideally, smaller open-door sessions could also happen during the residency, as an opportunity to engage with other Chisenhale members.

We are currently inviting proposals for this unique upcoming residency which will run early March through to early June.  To apply, please write to tell us about the project or idea you’d like to work on, why you need this short-term studio to realise it and how you will involve people who live nearby to Chisenhale Art Place. It would be helpful to include what benefit you think will be gained by participants and the impact it will have on your practice.

Please note that due to the nature of the project space, and its first floor location in the building (there is no lift), studio events should be suitable for small audiences of up to 30 people. It is not a gallery, so not suitable for open exhibition.  We do however, have a ground floor education room which could also be made available for public activities.

Do see our Studio4 Blog for previous residencies and events taking place in our project space – there is a link on our home page

Applications are due by noon Friday 30th January 2015. Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held as soon as possible after that date.

Submission will only be accepted in the following format:

  1. Proposal of project idea, including detail of information requested above.  One or two A4 pages, minimum font size 11.
  2. Current CV.  No more than two A4 pages giving current and relevant experience.
  3. Supporting images.  Text and images from previous projects or illustrating your proposal. No more than four A4 pages, with images saved at a low resolution.

Please combine all the above into one pdf file, clearly marked your name.  We will not accept submissions that exceed 8 pages and 5MB file size.

Submissions and queries to

Chisenhale Studios at

Chisenhale Art Place
64-84 Chisenhale Road
London  E3 5QZ


Free family art workshops

6 January, 2015  |  Children & Families, Public Programme


We run regular family art workshops most Saturday morning during term time.They are free to attend and you can just turn up for the start. No need to pre-book.
The workshops are delivered by a different artist each month and encourage children and parents to learn fun new art ideas that they can also do together at home.

Join us on any or all of the following dates:

Clay modelling with Emma Gunningham     17th, 24th, 31st January
Pop up collages with Sara Heywood             7th, 14th February (14th Feb also includes Children’s Book Swap)
Photo making with Elisavet Kalpaxi               7th, 14th, 21st March

Time: Saturday’s 10.30am – 12.30pm 
Ages: 5-12 year olds
Where: Chisenhale Studios at Chisenhale Art Place, 64-84 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ

These workshops are 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 or phone 020 8981 1916