Archive for November, 2015

Expedition to the Icebergs

Expedition to the Icebergs HQ

For the month of November David MacDiarmid, Fritha Jenkins and Rebecca Glover will turn Chisenhale’s Studio 4 into a temporary office space for their ongoing project Expedition to the Icebergs.
They will use the space to consolidate and develop their Arctic research through a series of discussions, interviews and events.

What do you think you’ll make?

I dunno, jelly moulds for icebergs.


Some Arctic clairvoyance.

Expedition to the Icebergs is a collaboration between three artists to realise their long-held dream of travelling to the Arctic. It will bring together their separate artistic ambitions for the project, and focus upon the sharing of ideas and practices with others to eventually reach their common goal.


Into the Wild 2015/2016: Participants


We are delighted to see the second year of Into the Wild getting under way this month, bolstered by support from Arts Council England and Chisenhale Studios Artists.

The following emerging artists are taking part.  All fourteen are recent graduates, who bring a diversity of fine art practice from across England.  They were selected by a committee comprising of Andrea Davidson, Louise Ashcroft, Nadine Mahoney and Peter Liversidge, following a two stage application process.

John Fletcher
Arzu Altin
Dickie Webb
Gabriella Sonabend
Jack Otway
Jennifer Farrow Moore
Karanjit Panesar
Leena Chauhan
Mark Lewis
Tascha Young
Nikita Shergill
Rebecca Sangster
Sarah Roberts
Tom James

Into the Wild is a free professional development programme for 14 selected recent BA graduates, designed and taught by Chisenhale Studio artists alongside a team of successful visiting artists and curators. 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.  Participating artists attend an 8-week taught course (1 full day per week) covering practical subjects such as audience development, fundraising and ways of working.  This is followed by a three month group studio residency to develop collaborative and independent work, test ideas and share processes through public events.

They additionally receive mentoring, curatorial and practical support to develop new opportunities to present work and reach new audiences.  We are fortunate to have two emerging curators joining the team: Bar Yerushalmi and Emma Warburton.

If you would like to receive updates about Into the Wild during the year, or other professional development opportunities, and are not already on our mailing list  please join  here



Volunteers Needed for Children’s Projects at Chisenhale Art Place

Chisenhale Art Place is a unique centre for artists, art production, education, performance and exhibition. Located next to the canal, close to Victoria Park, Chisenhale Art Place has occupied the former veneer factory and brewery buildings on Chisenhale Road since 1980. It provides a supportive workplace and vibrant public platform for London’s East End art community, local and international audiences.  We are currently looking for volunteers to support delivery of the public programme.


Post 1
Film Project taking place at a primary school in Tower Hamlets

This project introduces children to the world of film making, giving them the opportunity to make decisions about the process at every level.  The children explore all aspects of film making from start to finish, from script writing to story boarding to acting the parts.  They also experience every crew role, from director and camera person to clapperboard.

The project has been led by film artist Lisa Nash over the last five years, with support from Chisenhale Art Place, Help a Capital Child and most importantly, from the School itself who is now funding it directly.   The school strongly values the use of art to embrace the learning process and is very keen to have film as a continuing presence. The projects have had a very positive impact on school life, including parental involvement.  This is fueled by the children’s excitement and pride in the work they are producing, which brings record attendance from parents participating and attending screenings.

We are now looking for someone to help support the lead artist in delivering this project over one school term. This is a great opportunity for an artist to take part in a highly successful project that helps promote the importance of teaching art at primary school level. It will especially benefit those who would like to become involved in delivering educational projects themselves.

Dates and Times
Every Monday during the spring term, starting 11th Jan through to March 19th excluding half term (week of 15th Feb).
9am – 4.30pm



Post 2
Volunteer Assistant for Saturday Art classes for Children

We run regular family art workshops most Saturday mornings during term time.
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.  These sessions are part of our vibrant and varied public education and outreach programme that responds to the needs of our local community and the wider artistic community.

We are looking for someone to support the lead artist for 2-3 hours on each Saturday, or to develop a pool of volunteers to do so. It’s a good opportunity for art graduates who want to gain experience on how to lead public art workshops and be involved with an art organisation.

Dates and Time
Saturdays during Winter term time (initially)
10am – 1pm



If you are interested in volunteering please email Yasmin Kauser at with your CV and tell us a little about yourself.  Could you also please state the post in which you are interested?  Volunteers receive a sessional per diem to cover travel and subsistence. They must be willing to undertake a Disclosure & Barring check, which is offered for free.


Public Programme Studio: Alina Kisina

3 November, 2015  |  Education Studio, Featured, Public Programme

Alina Post

We’d like to welcome Alina Kisina into the Public Programme Studio.
The holder of this particular studio works strategically with CAP staff to develop a range of project based activities and public events over a period of 18 months.
Kisina was selected for her plans to use photography to encourage people to tell their own stories through the use of photography.
Already supporting local group Shutter Nutters, Kisina wants to extend her passion to support others who think they are not creative or ‘good’ enough in discovering their ability to express themselves and tell their story through photography.

If you know of any individuals or groups who might be interested in getting involved, please get in touch via