Women’s History Month – Female Subjectivity A Group Critique hosted by Alicia Paz

26 February, 2018  |  Featured, Public Programme, Talks & Events

                                                                                    Image Run Deep by Alicia Paz

Please join this group critique to discuss in an informal and supportive environment, participants’ work. It can be visual, sound, or written work, it can be a work- in- progress, or just ideas you may wish to have feedback on.

Priority will be given to Chisenhale Artist

2pm on 17 March at Chisenhale Studios in the education Room.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential to reserve a place please email: yasmin@chisenhale.co.uk



Free Cloud Chamber Workshop Saturday 17th March 12 – 1.30 pm

Join us for a free one-off workshop to witness beautiful trails made by cosmic particles that are constantly passing through us and our world unseen! Cloud Chambers allow a glimpse into the invisible world of particles produced in the radioactive decay of naturally occurring elements and those generated when cosmic rays strike the top of the Earth’s atmosphere.

In the workshop, participants will see a large cloud chamber in action and make their own mini cloud chamber. Using a sealed plastic container, some pure alcohol and dry ice participants will create a super-saturated environment where the invisible charged particles ionize the vapour in their path triggering a condensation process in the ‘cloud’. We will discuss how a cloud chamber works and think about other even more elusive particles such as dark matter that scientists are unable to detect at present.
This workshop is led by Susan Eyre, an artist who is interested in ways of visualising the unseen activities of matter around us and how we relate to the idea that most of our universe is beyond our perception.

Although everyone is welcome  to attend, this event is not suitable for those under 12 years of age.

This workshop will take place in our Studio4 on the first floor, where there is no elevator or stair lift.

Note too that dry ice will be used in the workshop under the supervision of the artist.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL.  Please email andrea@chisenhale.co.uk to secure a place.


Open Weekend: ‘Into the Wild’ Group Show


Artists: Into the Wild 2016-17 (see names below)
Studio: 4
Time:  Friday 6-9pm, Sat & Sun 1-5pm

Over the Open Weekend 20-22 October, Studio4 will host ‘The Fear is Back’ – a group show of works by some of the 2016-17 participants of Chisenhale Studios ‘Into the Wild’ programme.

Liam Geary Baulch
Roshni Bhagotra
Sean Burns

Oliver Durcan
Eleanor Pearch
Ellie Power
Korallia Stergides
Ben Tupper
Jules Varnedoe
Aaron Wells


Image Credit: Film still from Ben Tupper’s War all of time.  Courtesy of the artist.


Open Weekend: Monoprints with Hilary Rosen

12 October, 2017  |  Talks & Events


Artist: Hilary Rosen
Studio: 20
Time: 3.15pm Saturday and Sunday

Two opportunities to hear Hilary Rosen talk about her methodologies and ideas concerning monoprints, which can viewed in her studio.


Open Weekend: Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017

12 October, 2017  |  Public Programme, Talks & Events

Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017

Artist: Monika Oechsler
Studio:  Performance Studio at Chisenhale Dance Space
Time: 7.30 – 8.30pm Friday 20th October

A new live performance conceived by Monika Oechsler in collaboration with artist and technologist Charles Gershom.

Oechsler’s new live work presents two simultaneous and intermittent durational performances, Live Chat & Sound Stage. Both parts explore how our perception of time and place has changed through social media interaction.

Using social media platforms and physical movement, the performative actions will be transformed into an acoustic echo chamber that immerses the viewer in an experimental sonic landscape. The audience may enter at any time during the performance and freely walk around the space of performance.






Open Weekend: Sarah Kate Wilson & Jeremy Hutchison



Jeremy Hutchison,                                    Sarah Kate Wilson
Monolimum, 2017 (video still)


Artists: Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison
Studio:  27 
Time: 4pmSaturday 20th October 2017

Join artists Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison as they discuss cross-overs in their working practices.  This special Open Weekend ‘in-conversation’ event will focus on the strategies they employ to produce work and the underpinnings of each of their practices, such as collaboration and labour.

More about the artists:
Sarah Kate Wilson’s paintings defy stasis, meaning any experience of the work, is merely just one of many momentary experiences. She employs materials imbued with particular properties, as a means of ensuring material unfixity and collaborates with audiences to produce paintings that remain in a permanent state of impermanence.

Wilson lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions include ‘Do Disturb’, 2017 at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and ‘Iris’ a solo show at Baltic 39 as part of ‘Figure Three’, Newcastle, 2016. In 2015 she had a solo show at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, California, and in 2014 had a three-person exhibition at The Newlyn Gallery, Cornwall. She curated ‘Painting in Time’ at The Tetley, Leeds in 2015 which then toured to The School of The Arts Institute Chicago, Sullivan Galleries in 2016. Wilson is an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL (Painting) and Bath Spa University (Fine Art).

Jeremy Hutchison (b. 1979) is a British artist based in London. Having received a distinction from the Slade School of Fine Art, he was recently a member of the Whitney Independent Study Program, NYC. Often working in sites of production and consumption, he constructs situations that disrupt the power relations encoded in neoliberal ideology. He has recently exhibited at ICA, London; Modern Art Oxford; V&A Museum, London; Bikini Wax, Mexico City; Jerwood Space, London; Fondazione Prada, Athens; Lisson Gallery, London; Z33, Hasselt; Nassauischer Kunstverein, Weisbaden; EVA International Biennale, Limerick; Radar, Loughborough University; Galeri Mana, Istanbul and Southbank Centre, London.


Open Weekend: 20-22 October

The Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend is back! Join us 20-22 October for a free weekend of open studios, tours, exhibitions and workshops. Events take place across the building, so it is a great opportunity to explore Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Studios at one time.

The full programme is here.  And you can see the individual event details by visiting the websites of Chisenhale Dance Space, Chisenhale Gallery and here below for the Studios.

Opening Times:
Friday 6-9pm
Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm

Open Studios
All of the 40 artist studios will be open throughout the weekend hours. It’s a wonderful and informal opportunity to meet the artists, see their work and learn about their working processes.

Participating studio artists:
Gail Pickering, Diane Martin, Virginia Phongsathorn, Fritha Jenkins, David Blackmore, Kate Hardy, Jo Stockham, Malcolm Jones, Matt Calderwood, Nigel O’Neill, Di Livey, John Fuller, Jon George, Kevin Harrison, Amikam Toren, Sheena Macrae, Marta Bakst, Sarah Kate Wilson, Ingrid Kerma, Vincent Milne, Hilary Rosen, Charlotte Mew, Edward Chell, Dan Turner, Zoë Mendelson, Paulina Michnowska, Jeremy Hutchison, Richard Layzell, Karen Russo, John Askew, Joy Girvin, Sean Dawson, Lee Maelzer, Shezad Dawood, Monika Oechsler, Sam Hodge, Alicia Paz, Diana Taylor, Andy Ridley, Mark Fairnington, Kevin Dunbar.

Everyone is welcome to take their time and explore the studios at their own pace. We also offer guided tours, providing a five-minute introduction to each artist.
1pm: 1st Floor/Ground Floor Studios
2pm: 2nd Floor Studios
3pm: 3rd Floor Studios

Many of the artists will be offering short learning sessions and discussions in their studios. These will evolve as the artists prepare for the weekend, and a list will be published of the planned activities a little closer to the time. These are always fun and popular sessions, guaranteed to generate a new skill or idea! Keep an eye on social media for further info or check back on this page.

Saturday events:  Ceramics for Children, Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary RosenAn artists’In-conversation’ between Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison

Sunday events: Create your own European Pa55port with David Blackmore, Drawing with Kate Hardy, Insight into monoprint process by Hilary Rosen/

Studio4, our residency and project studio, will host an exhibition of work by the current year Into the Wild participants. Into the Wild is a programme devised by Chisenhale Studio artists to support and develop recent BA graduates, to thrive and survive in the artworld after college. It’s wildly successful and the group show will feature artists you’ll be seeing much more of in the future.

Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) 2017 is new live performance by artist Monika Oechsler, in collaboration with artist & technologist Charles Gershom. This experimental work presents two simultaneous and intermittent durational performances, Live Chat & Sound Stage. Both parts explore how our perception of time and place has changed through social media interaction. Facilitation Piece (for harmonious being) has been commissioned by Chisenhale Studios for the Open Weekend with support from Chisenhale Dance Space.
Performance time: 7.30 – 8.30pm Friday 20th October at Chisenhale Dance Space.

Window Shopping
The studio artists are delighted to be running Window Shopping over the Open Weekend, an initiative to raise crucial funds to repair some of the windows in the Studios. Over 40 artists have kindly donated window-pane-sized works on paper which will be displayed and on sale for £100 each. The donated works will be available to view digitally in advance, but can only be bought in person during the weekend opening hours. Purchased work will be taken off the display once paid for, so we advise arriving early if you have your eye on something specific!



Window Shopping

27 September, 2017  |  Featured, Talks & Events

Chisenhale Studio Artists are delighted to be running Window Shopping over the upcoming Open WeekendWindow Shopping is an initiative to raise crucial funds to repair some of the windows in the Studios. Over 40 artists have kindly donated window-pane-sized works on paper which will be displayed and on sale for £100 each.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to buy the work of established artists with international reputations, as well as up-and-coming artists such as those taking part in our residency and Into The Wild programmes. All the funds raised will go towards the windows.

Starting early October, we will start uploading images of the artwork here on this page and on Instagram (@ChisenhaleStudios).  Although all the artwork will be available to view digitally in advance, each piece can only be bought in person during the weekend opening hours.  We recommend you arrive early if you have your eye on a specific artwork, as once it’s bought it’s gone!  Due to demand, there will be a limit of  one artwork per transaction between 6-7pm on 20th October.  Customers are welcome to purchase more than one over the opening hours, but for the first hour you’ll have to get back in the queue if there is one.


Here are images of artwork received already, with more to come. Be sure to check out Instagram for names of artists and details of work.  If you are not on social media and would like any details, do email or call us.


There are few works that have arrived today that are not on the list of works. Those artists are Joey Ryken and Nicholas Cheveldave.  Works arriving yesterday are also not uploaded here but are on the List of Works.


Cherelle Sappleton: Scan/Exchange 23rd Sept

As part of her Studio4 residency, Cherelle  Sappleton invites women of colour, femmes and non gender confirming people of colour to have their favourite images of themselves, heroines or family members scanned at high resolution for FREE. In return, participants can opt to donate a digital copy of the file to her collection of source material which will go on to enrich and intermingle with her practice.
About the artist:
Cherelle Sappleton is a visual artist of mixed Dominican and Jamaican heritage based in London. Her practice is based in photographic media with a focus on the body, abstraction, performance and gesture.
Sappleton is also a member of the Black British Female Artist collective (BBFA).
About Scan/Exchange
As a collagist, Sappleton’s practice relies heavily on found imagery however, she felt mounting frustration due to the lack of people of colour and particularly women of colour represented in the fashion and editorial publications she used as source material. Born out of this frustration, Scan/Exchange looks to draw on the personal archives of fellow people of colour to not only use as material for her practice, but to also act to instigate preservation so that following generations are able to access imagery within families. Any donated files will be used to create new art work from in an attempt to weave the images and presence of black and brown women into the art historical narrative.
The event will take place on 23rd September, 11am-5pm, drop-in


Studio4 Summer Residency – Events hosted by Girolamo Marri in August



Sympathy for chairs
August 21
6 – 7.30 pm
An hour long “workshop” lead by Heather McCalden, a visual artist with dance training, whose practice deals with movement and spatial relationships.

Starting from the idea that during a conference or talk, chairs and their positioning play a role in how the “content” of the talk is passed from speaker to the audience, the ten or so participants to the workshop will be led into a series of exercises/games involving chairs. while musicians and Girolamo  will act as “the speakers” , offering a soundtrack made of word and music improvisation, but also actively participating in the games.


Cardboard model making
August 20 and 27
3 – 6 pm
Few places still available to join this small workshop divided into two parts and lead by architect Enrico Arrigoni who will teach how to build cardboard models for architecture.

Studio4 will be used, revamped as a conference room, as a sample, where everything inside will be measured by the participants in order to make 3d models on the computer which will then be turned into 2D shapes which will be cut and assembled into a 1:20 scale model.
As the number of places is limited to 6, we ideally wanted to engage participants over 50 aged especially those who have less opportunity to play with computers, but if you’re young and interested do still get in touch!

Topic-nic and the secret life of an audience
August 26
11 am – 5 pm
The “largest” of these events, hosting about 15 participants

To begin, all the participants will be invited to have a picnic in Victoria Park where they will discuss ideas unfamiliar while eating food also new to everyone.
Later everyone will go to Girolamo’s studio at Chisenhale Studios, where he will talk about what his idea of an audience is directly with the participants as an audience. F
inally ending with the photographer Rama Lee  taking a group picture of everyone posing as the ideal audience.  


 If you are interested in any of the above events, please email Girolamo