Each year, Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space open the doors of our shared building for a free weekend of open studios, tours, exhibitions, performance and events. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you’d like to see the studios, the current exhibition or new performances – or just get a glimpse into what happens inside.

This year, Chisenhale Studios will have all forty studios open throughout the weekend, along with special event-exhibitions, book launches and guided tours.  See below for fuller information.

Also on the weekend, Chisenhale Dance Space will host two free workshops on Saturday afternoon, plus two evening performances. See their full schedule here. Chisenhale Gallery will be extending the opening hours of the current solo exhibition by artist Mandy El-Sayegh  and have a free family workshop on Saturday afternoon. More details here.

 

Studios Schedule
Friday 17th May 6-9pm

 

 

 

 

 

Open Studios
All forty artist studios will be open throughout the weekend.  You can view the work of the artists in each and learn more about their working processes.  Some of the work is also available to buy, so do chat with the artist if you see something you might like to purchase.  The Friday of Open Weekend tends to be a busy and fun evening.

Event-Exhibitions
Your Head, Mind is the first event-exhibition from the How Does it Feel? series of workshops and events organised by artist and poet Josh Leon at Chisenhale Studios. For this one-night only event, Leon will collaborate with artist Luli Perez to produce a unique space that pursues the idea of being caught in the moment of the un-understandable. More info

Lost and Found Out is a collection of everyday evidence and found material curated by Charlotte and Charlotte during their residency at  Victoria Park. Continues throughout the weekend.

 

Saturday 1-6pm

Open Studios Continue +
Free Guided Tours  Saturday afternoon (1.30-4.30pm) with a five minute intro to each artist/studio.  You can join at any point, just ask at front reception on arrival if you’d like to know current location.

Lost and Found Out is a collection of everyday evidence and found material curated by Charlotte and Charlotte during their residency at  Victoria Park. Continues throughout the weekend.

 

Sunday 1-6pm

Open Studios Continue +

Lost and Found Out
is a collection of everyday evidence and found material curated by Charlotte and Charlotte during their residency at  Victoria Park.

Book Launch 2-6pm  John Peter Askew will be launching his new book, We (Kerber Verlag, Berlin, 2019).  Published with Askew’s exhibition at The Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland 2019, We is made up of poetic images of domestic life shaped by historical forces to create an epic portrait across generations of the Chulakov family.   Felicity Allen will do a special reading at 4.45pm. More info

More activities to be announced!