Archive for September, 2015

Vacancy: Public Programme Studio

10 September, 2015  |  Education Studio, Public Programme

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Chisenhale Art Place has its Public Programme Studio available for an eighteen month let. This is for an artist whose work, or an element of their work, seeks to engage and collaborate with the general public as a means of production.

  • 458 sq ft.
  • £238per month (currently. An increase is expected).
  • 2nd floor, with no lift access. South facing.
  • Available from 1st November for 18 months.
  • £240 deposit
  • Sole artist use only.
  • No central heating or telephone line installed.

Chisenhale Art Place, which manages Chisenhale Studios, continually develops a diversity of artists and ideas contributing to its unique public education programme. The artist making use of this particular studio will contribute strategically to that programme, through development of project-based activities or public events. Our staff help develop ideas in this area and undertake fundraising as appropriate, to ensure the artist is paid a fee for these projects. It would therefore suit an artist whose work is participatory in nature and would benefit from working with Chisenhale Art Place’s audiences and members. The remit isn’t however solely focused on Chisenhale – we expect the recipient would also have other work they are undertaking, which requires the use of the studio.

To apply, please submit a short profile of your practice, a current CV and a brief proposal of no more than one page on how you might use the eighteen months in the studio and how it would enhance your career. We strongly recommend you visit our website to get an idea of the kinds of projects we undertake and/or talk to our Arts Manager to discuss.

Deadline for applications is 10 am, 24th September 2015.  A shortlist of applicants will be made and interviews held the week of 5th October, likely 7th Oct.

Send applications to:

Andrea Davidson, Arts Manager


Ph. 020 8981 1916

More information on Chisenhale Art Place can be found at:


Chisenhale Open Weekend 2015

7 September, 2015  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events

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Come and join us for another great line up at Chisenhale Open Weekend 2-4 October.

Chisenhale Art Place Members (Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space) open the doors of our shared building for a free weekend of open studios, exhibition, performance and events.  For a full programme click here.

The Studios will be open with the following activities:
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

Open Studios:
Most of our 40 artists will be in their studios throughout the weekend. This is a unique opportunity to meet different artists, experience their artwork directly and learn about their working processes.

Group exhibition:
Emerging artists from our inaugural professional development programme ‘Into the Wild’ will have a group show in Studios 2 & 4, curated by Emma Warburton and Bar Yerushulmi. Additional performances Friday evening in Chisenhale Dance Space. Performance times here.

Exhibitions of community artwork by:
Shutter Nutters
A collection of photographs from members of this user-led mental health photography group, that regularly use Chisenhale Studios’ Education room as their base to discuss and develop their work.

Chisenhale Primary School
A selection of work from Chisenhale Primary School students who have taken part in the National Arts Awards, led by local artist Sara Heywood. The programme aims to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible and we’re proud to be involved.

In addition to the weekend open studios and exhibitions, you can also have a go at making something yourself:

 Saturday 3rd Oct
12.30-1 pm: Dry point printing workshop
With Kate Hardy, in Studio 5  (FULLY BOOKED! )
Learn how to dry point print on plaster which is great fun but a little bit messy!!! Participants will go home with a fabulous printed plaque made from their own drawing. Please arrive at the start of the session, ideally booking in advance to avoid disappointment as we can only accommodate a maximum of 8 people.

3-5pm: Portrait workshop (Drop-in)
With Vincent Milne, in ground floor Education Room.
Learn some new techniques for drawing or painting portraits. We’ll have supplies on hand of pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour and oil based paints – and of course, paper. All levels welcome, including beginners. Stay for as little or as long as you like during the session, but we’re sure you’ll wish you had more time with this popular teacher.

 Sunday 5th October
1pm: Artist talk: The artist as a work in progress
Alina Kisina Studio 29B
Alina will show examples of her work and share her experience of making key transitions as a photographer, moving through different approaches to creating work and exploring new possibilities. As she has recently ventured into new photographic territories and styles, she’ll be asking the question: what are the qualities and threads that remain in the identity of an artist as they continue progressing in their practice? Talk will last around 45 minutes, including discussion time.

3-4pm: Tempura Painting workshop
Joy Girvin in Studio 30 (booking required)
Tempera is pure colour pigment mixed with egg yolk and water and sometimes a small amount of lavender or linseed oil. It was originally used on wood panels by Italian Painters such as Duccio before the invention of oil paint, but more contemporary artists like Mark Fairnington (studio 37) continue to use tempera paint as one of their painting mediums. Participants need to arrive at the start time and ideally book in advance to avoid disappointment.

With the exception of the ground floor education room, the studios can only be accessible by stairs.

A small selection of hot food will served up on the canal-side patio by our friends at Sour Jerk.