How to run an Art Gallery? With William Lunn (Copperfield Gallery)
Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

How to run an Art Gallery? With William Lunn (Copperfield Gallery)

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Will Lunn will talk about what it takes to run a commercial art gallery in London. About failure and success and how critical acclaim and a fancy location do not necessarily equal profits. Will Lunn will also share his experience of closing down Sumaria Lunn Gallery and opening Copperfield Gallery.

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About Will Lunn
Will Lunn is often heralded as London’s youngest gallerist. He started working with a pop-up model in 2009, and opened Sumaria Lunn in Mayfair with Vishal Sumaria in 2011 when he was just 22 years old. Sumaria Lunn closed down in late 2013 and Cooperfield opened in 2014.

Social Media for Artists with Bhavani Esapathi.
Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Social Media for Artists with Bhavani Esapathi.

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Twitter or Facebook, Instagram or Periscope? Social media is no longer just a procrastination tool, it’s a sophisticated marketing and audience generation tool. So to figure out how to use it we got in touch with the best digital+art specialist – Bhavani Esapathi!

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About Bhavani Esapathi
Bhavani Esapathi specialises in social media for artists and creatives she is also the founder of Chronically Driven and has worked with V&A, The British Council, The Somerset House, and was one of the mentors at Goethe Institute Managing the Arts course.

How to sell art? With White Cube’s sales team.
May
10
7:00 pm19:00

How to sell art? With White Cube’s sales team.

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Victoria Hawkins and Victoria Scott who both work in the sales department at White Cube Bermondsey will talk about how to sell art from a gallery and during an art fair, and how selling art at a blue chip level is different and similar to selling work by unknown artists. 

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White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey opened in October 2011 and is the largest of all the gallery’s sites, incorporating more than 5440m² (58,000 sq ft) of interior space. The building, which dates from the 1970s, was renovated and designed by London and Berlin-based architects Casper Mueller Kneer and includes three major exhibition spaces as well as private viewing rooms, office space, a warehouse, an auditorium and a bookshop. The ‘South Galleries’ provide the principal display area for White Cube’s expanding programme of exhibitions and three smaller galleries, known collectively as the ‘North Galleries’, are used for an innovative series of shows. In addition, at the centre of the building, a top-lit, 81m² gallery entitled ‘9 x 9 x 9′, is used for special projects or for the display of a single artwork or installation. Since its inception, the building has hosted a variety of important exhibitions such as the first UK showing of work by American artist Theaster Gates, a comprehensive retrospective of prints by Chuck Close and the largest presentation of Anselm Kiefer work’s ever staged in London. To accompany these exhibitions, an education programme and an ongoing series of artists films, feature films and lectures takes place in the purpose-built 60 seat auditorium.

How to apply to an art competition with Daniel Herrmann (Whitechapel, London Open) and Damien Meade.
Apr
12
7:00 pm19:00

How to apply to an art competition with Daniel Herrmann (Whitechapel, London Open) and Damien Meade.

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Daniel Herrmann and Damien Meade talk about the London Open and how to apply to major competitions.

The London Open is the Whitechapel Gallery’s triennial open submission exhibition. Having been in existence in several formats for more than 80years, the exhibition is open for any artist living and working in London over the age of 25. Two-time participant Damien Meade and Curator Daniel F. Herrmann discuss different models of Open Submission Exhibitions, and consider practical aspects for artists preparing applications.

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About Daniel Herrmann:
Daniel F. Herrmann is an Art Historian from Hamburg, Germany. As Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, his previous exhibitions include The London Open (2015); The Max Mara Art Prize for Women: Corin Sworn (2015);Hannah Höch (2014); Gillian Wearing (2012) and John Stezaker (2011). He is currently working on an international touring retrospective of the work of British artist Eduardo Paolozzi, opening at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2017. He is Joint Courseleader of the MA Curating the Contemporary, taught jointly by The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University and the Whitechapel Gallery, London.

About Damien Meade:
Damien Meade is an Irish artist who lives and works in London. Recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Damien Meade & Natasza Niedziolka, Sommer & Kohl, Berlin (2015), Insomniac, Singular Galerija, Pula, Croatia (2015), Sudo, Scheublein + Bak, Zurich (2015).
Recent group shows include The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015), Suspicion, Jerwood Space, London (2014), Shape Shifters, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles (2013), Beastly Hall, Hall Place, Bexley, Kent (2013), Unspecific Objects, Malgras|Naudet Manchester and The Royal Standard, Liverpool (2013), The John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool (2012), SV12, Studio Voltaire, London (2012).

Parallels
Mar
11
Mar 13

Parallels

‘Parallels’ is an exhibition of new work by Enya Lachman-Curl at Tom's Etching Studio Hackney Wick, London. ‘Parallels’ presents a series of surreal glimpses into an imagined world.

Enya’s work aims to explore the ongoing relationship between nature and man: notions of structure and order in conflict with decay and re-growth. In her latest work she introduces the use of wood veneers and in-lays, creating stark lines which contrast with her intricate brushwork. 

Enya Lachman-Curl is a painter, born 1990, who has exhibited in the UK and USA. She has recently moved from Glasgow to London; this show presents a new body of work created in her studio in Hackney Wick. 
 

How to apply to an artist residency? With Kate Neave (Florence Trust).
Mar
8
7:00 pm19:00

How to apply to an artist residency? With Kate Neave (Florence Trust).

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Kate Neave speaks about Artist Residency

At The Art Talks Kate Neave will talk about artist in residence programmes, how to apply to an artist residency, and what to expect from it.

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Kate Neave is a curator at Florence Trust and an art writer writing for Dazed and Confused Magazine, Twin Magazine, Broadly and Sleek Magazine. She is Editor of the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015.

Nostalgia for the Body
Mar
3
Mar 6

Nostalgia for the Body

Private View: 3 March 7pm - 9pm

At the Private View, Sue McDougall will be undertaking a live printing at 8.30pm

Exhibition Dates: 4-6 March 12-6pm

Do you think of sculpture as solid, heavy, possibly carved in stone or cast in bronze? Your preconceptions will be upended at the latest exhibition at Tom’s Etching Studio. In Nostalgia for the Body, Sue McDougall has made floating sculptures which literally hover in mid-air and move in the air currents.

McDougall explains that the sculptures depict imaginary beings which have passed from this world; they retain their consciousness but are not happy as they lack agency; they cannot feel the touch of another, have a good meal or even feel the warmth of the sun on their backs. Instead they remember their time on earth with wistfulness and longing. “Much of my art stems from my conviction that this life is all we have and that when we die our consciousness is lost,” McDougall said, “this particular work is my attempt to convince myself that mortality is actually for the best.”

Also showing at the exhibition are a series of wall based works in acrylic and epoxy resin which explore the same themes.

 

About Sue McDougall

Sue McDougall studied art at the University of Brighton, gaining first an FDA in Fine Art Contemporary Practice in 2013 and an MA in Fine Art in 2015. She previously had a varied career as a journalist, civil servant and business consultant.  She decided to give this all up after a chance conversation in 2010 when she complained to a friend, who happened to be an art lecturer, that she had been made to give up art at school in favour of Latin. She was told, “it is not too late.”

Vagina Archives
Feb
26
Feb 28

Vagina Archives

The Vagina Archives is a project about gathering memory from one’s vagina. How do the vagina imprints on the pants say important information not only about their health status but also their daily experience? What the mind forgets the body remembers. Here we recognise the fluids as an integral part to our being, sweat, blood, tears, vaginal secretions and we keep them long enough to read their language instead of discarding them as unnecessary.

This is an attempt to normalize the discussion of bodily fluids, specifically the vaginal fluids.

"During the period of one month we collected our vaginal fluids everyday and then put them in an incubator to reveal their pattern. Cross examining the samples abstract imagery with the notes we wrote on the moment we collect them, they make a short of sense that words (mind language) cannot express alone." Lena Asai & Dimitra Petsa

My Immigration Papers: Exhibition
Feb
19
Feb 21

My Immigration Papers: Exhibition

Private view: 19 February 7 - 9 pm
Exhibition dates: 19 - 21 February 12 - 6 pm


@ Tom's Etching Studio, Unit 9, Queens Yard, White Post Ln, Hackney Wick E9 5EN

"My Immigration Papers" is questioning the idea of the whole system rather than UK’s immigration regulations. It is trying to question the formation; the boxes are overwritten by gesture and bold colour in defiance of such formal categorisation. 

Is the result of today the best solution for human nature? The artist’s aim is to take a step back and see that humanity is one race. All the lands which have invisible borders are ours and no one lives forever.

Merve Iseri was born in Istanbul and currently lives in London. Her approach to painting is telling feelings, situations or stories through creating compositions. She is trying to achieve a new language of light and colour, painted by the instinct of the moment. 

The Painted Print
Feb
4
7:00 pm19:00

The Painted Print

  • TOM'S ETCHING STUDIO

An exhibition showcasing printed works by two Artists: Frances Stanfield & Frances Fay Davies. Drawing inspiration from people and places they observe both artist use printing techniques to create energetic and painterly marks.

Frances Fay Davies - Experimenting with printing techniques to create different qualities of line, Frances Fay Davies is constantly expanding and challenging her approach to observational drawing through print. Combining inspiration from narratives, poems and her surroundings she captures a sense of place through a sensitivity to line and light.

Frances Stanfield- Frances Stanfield’s work explores mono-printing through fluid and gestural mark-making. In this exhibition she draws from observation; abstracting and exaggerating the characteristics of sitting figures. Her sensitivity to colour, texture and movement gives her prints a painterly feel.

WordPress made easy for artists. With Adrian Raudaschl (Digital Director, Medikidz)
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

WordPress made easy for artists. With Adrian Raudaschl (Digital Director, Medikidz)

  • Tom's Etching Studio

Adrian Raudaschl will teach you how to set up your own WordPress website and improve your online presence. 

Getting an online presence can be challenging and expensive, Adrian will teach you the tips and techniques on how to build your own website in a weekend for next to nothing (just hosting fees).

Additionally you will receive a summary sheet with all resources discussed in the session. 

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The Secret Garden
Dec
18
Dec 20

The Secret Garden

  • Tom's Etching Studio

The Secret Garden is a multisensory experience within a constructed immersive space. Replicating synesthesia, the installation blurs boundaries of usual sensory perceptions.


Made entirely out of plants, the piece explores theories of herbal healing and the personal benefits of being in close contact with nature, whilst challenging usual visual modes of perception. Inviting the viewer to explore through cross-sensory modalities.

LUFTSCHLOSS
Dec
11
Dec 13

LUFTSCHLOSS

  • Tom's Etching Studios

PV 6-9, 11/12/2015 (Live printing 7pm)

Show open 12-5, 12/12/2015-13/12/2015

Luftschloss (Castle in the clouds) represents a collection of work spanning Internet mythologies, political gestures, intangible truths and imagined landscapes.

Ellie Wyatt and George Yarker are both artists who hold printmaking as an integral part of their practices, exploring process, edition and placement of printed matter interacting with object.

Obsession, beauty and escapism run throughout the work of this show reflecting the theme of castles in the clouds.

An edition print created by the artist’s in collaboration shall be available on the night, as well as live printing.

Illustration Fair
Dec
4
Dec 6

Illustration Fair

  • Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf

Over the first weekend of December we will be giving workshops during bi-annual Illustration Fair. 

Work in Progress
Nov
27
7:00 pm19:00

Work in Progress

Work in Progress - A one night exhibition of new work by 1st year MA Printmaking students at Camberwell College of Art. 

The work on show is currently in transition. Each student has recently embarked on a journey of questioning; of exploring and testing new directions and opening up new possibilities, striving for an individual approach to their practice that is firmly rooted within the field of contemporary Fine Art Printmaking.

During the evening there will be live printing by artist Laura Bianchi and there will also be a raffle with prints as prizes!

Exhibiting artists:
Colin Barnes / Laura Bianchi / Lucy Cooper / Ines Fernandez de Cordova / Christina Katelari / Sharon Low / Liv Mills / Yael Roberts / Tom Sewell / Charlee Strowger / Jennifer Talbot / Sebastian Thomas / Danae Tzotzos / Peter Wylie