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.
Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm
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 Rosen, An artists’In-conversation’ between Sarah Kate Wilson and Jeremy Hutchison.
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.
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!