Open Studios: Studio Voltaire, London

What: Open studios at Studio Voltaire
When: 29 April at 18:30 to 30 April at 18:00
Where: Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson’s Row, London, SW4 7JR
Facebook Page: Studio Voltaire

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Event: Cure All Karaoke!

Come one, come all, come sing your little heart out! News is that there’s something fun for you to do this Friday, east London way, courtesy of our comrades, Daily Life Ltd. Read on, chums…

What: Karaoke Extravaganza!
When: Friday 4th December 2015, 7:30pm – late
Where: Chats Palace, Hackney, London E9 6DF


CURE ALL KARAOKE EXTRAVAGANZA NIGHT OUT!
Do you need saving from your December Blues?
Bobby Baker and the Daily Life Ltd are here to help!Friday 4th December 2015, 7:30pm – late 
Chats Palace, Hackney, London E9 6DF
GET TICKETS HERE!
This incredible evening includes:
Bobby Baker and her legendary show COOK DEMS featuring her fabulous BAKED ANTLER recipe for Survivors with Status.
Edible PRIZES for the best song! Wow!
Art Tombola and more!

Don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to mingle with some Cool Cats and Diggedy Dogs
BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!

 

Exhibition: Exploring the unconscious, Freud Museum

What: Art exhibition,’someunconsciousthings’
When: Ends 4th October, 2015
Where: The Freud Museum, London

Running until 4 October 2015, the exhibition someunconsciousthings is a collection of art works and writing on what Goldsmiths’ experienced art therapists understand the unconscious to be, both individually and as a group.

Explore the unconscious at the Freud Museum, 8 September

Four years of research and creation by Goldsmiths, University of London art psychotherapists comes together at a special evening event at the Freud Museum on Tuesday 8 September.

All are welcome at the museum from 6-8pm on the 8th, to hear speakers from our Department of Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies discuss their project, just email susan.williams@gold.ac.uk to reserve your place.

Tutors on our MA Art Psychotherapy programme have used aspects of art therapy practice to explore their individual and collective understanding of the unconscious. While Freud’s essays were in part written as a response to scepticism of the concept; Goldsmiths researchers explore its contested relevance to contemporary art therapy practice.

Art practice in art therapy is given shape by its simultaneous involvement of artist, viewer and curator and its boundaries of time, space and materials. The drama takes place within contexts such as hospitals, schools, prisons and hospices; the players are positioned in relationships of power and unconscious and conscious processes can be explored.

“The project interacts with student learning in that we model a way of using art and writing to explore themes related to our therapeutic work,” Dr Sally Skaife, Senior Lecturer in Art Psychotherapy, explains.

“The collaborative nature of the project is important too; we make art and write separately, and then come together to explore our similarities and differences as we develop the social implications embedded in Freud’s understanding of the unconscious.”

The collective has exhibited twice previously, at the 15th European Symposium in Group Analysis at Goldsmiths in 2011, and the International Art Therapy Conference at Goldsmiths in 2013.

‘someunconsciousthings’ at the Freud Museum runs until 4 October 2015 featuring work by Christopher Brown, Kristen Catchpole, Annamaria Cavaliero, Diana Kagiafa, Jon Martyn, Lesley Morris, Lisa Rimmer, Susan Rudnik, Sally Skaife, Robin Tipple, Diana Velada, Jill Westwood.

Visit:
The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX
Wednesday – Sunday 12.00 – 17.00
Mondays until 24 August
Exhibitions are free with admission.
http://www.freud.org.uk

Find out more about Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths.

Outing: Romeo & Juliet at ROH, plus drawing!

What: Romeo & Juliet, ballet performance
Where: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
When: Saturday 19th September

Free Space Gallery, based at the Kentish Town Health Centre, London, have informed us about an opportunity to go to a ballet performance at a very keen price. To find out more, and to book your discounted ticket, read on…

“Free Space Gallery are pleased to have teamed up with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to offer discounted tickets to see their production of Romeo & Juliet.

We have secured the whole balcony in the theatre where we will be able to consume our own food and drink, and actively encourage drawing during the performance!

Members from all of our groups will be going along so it will be a lovely crowd, and we hope that you too would like to come along, perhaps with family and friends.

Please spread the word about this opportunity to see Romeo and Juliet from the balcony of the Royal Opera house on Saturday 19th September, 1.30pm performance.”

To book a ticket please get in touch: info@freespacegallery.org / 07950695699
Kentish Town Health Centre
2 Bartholomew Road
London
NW5 2BX

London: Walking to Wellness

What: Walking tours
Where: London
When: Various! See below

Hello dear readers! Many updates coming your way soon, including a round-up of what we were doing in Barking, but in the meantime I’d like to share this news from our friends at ThinkArts!. Not strictly an art event, but an outing from an art group.

“We are pleased to announce that we have a new lot of walks to deliver over Summer 2015, entitled ‘Walking to Wellness’, thanks to the Mayor of London Free Sport initiative. I have attached a downloadable PDF poster which you are welcome to print off and share: PDF Poster Download

The first walk will be a guided tour around Lea Valley on Thursday 13th August 2015 starting from the Ice Park at 12.45pm.  We will be meeting for lunch before on the benches if you would like to turn up earlier and have a snack before we get going around the green space then we will be in the Ice Park car park from 12pm. Please contact ThinkArts! beforehand so that I have your details and expect you to arrive.

If you or someone you know would like to join us on any of the walks – the dates are as follows:

Dates of the walks:
*Thursday 13th August
*Thursday 20th August
*Thursday 28th August
*Friday 4th September
*Friday 11th September
*Monday 14th September
*Monday 21st September
*Tuesday 29th September
*Tuesday 6th October
*Wednesday 14th October

Mental Spaghetti Roadshow: PRIVATE VIEW – all welcome!

What: Exhibition – private view
Where: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking, IG11 7JR. Tel: 020 8594 7136
When: Friday 10th July, 5:30-9:30pm

Good morning all!

We’re having a private view of our group show, in support of the art workshop residency at Studio 3 Arts in Barking, and you’re invited!

Jan Arden, David Feingold, Lazz Ozerden and Marie-Louise Plum are showing 2D visual art for your delectation. There really is a lot of special artwork on show, in particular a massive wedge of never-seen-before acrylic on canvas from Lazz, and four of Jan Arden’s magnificently detailed, large-scale pen drawings.

The private view is a chance for you to come and see the exhibition out of daily hours, by appointment, in a way. You can meet the folks from Mental Spaghetti, and I’m sure the artists will also be mingling. We’ll have snacks and drinks, both alcoholic and non, of course.

As mentioned, this private view is for the accompanying exhibition to our current residency of workshops at Studio 3 Arts – creative writing and drawing, woodcut relief printmaking and plaster sculpture. Tickets are free and available here.

Any questions, email us. Hope to see y’all there!

Exhibiting artists: Jan Arden | David Feingold | Lazz Ozerden | Marie-Louise Plum

The Cult of Beauty at The V&A

Emergence have just announced their latest art trip. Flyer is below along with some info directly from Emergence.

“Here is the new flyer for June’s ASN. This time we will be heading over to South Ken for a curatorial tour of the new “Cult of Beauty” Exhibition at the V&A.

This recently opened exhibition, looks at the aesthetic movement from 1860 – 1900… It has managed to pull in everything from painting to furniture / graphic design and interiors. These are the kind of exhibitions the V&A really excels at and should be another really interesting event.

Here is a short video about the show with the V&A’s very own dandy, Stephen Calloway waxing lyrical about the aesthetes, and all you need in way of details from the V&A site here.