MUSIC HACKSPACE 2018 Programmes

September 4, 2017-  December 31, 2018 |  Free
Music Hackspace continue their unique programme of workshops, free artist talks, software sessions and one-off events to Somerest House Studios as part of a two year residency. Music Hackspace is a platform for experimenting and interacting with sound and technology. Incorporating diverse methodologies and aiming to create an open playground and exchange of ideas and sounds that embraces new and old technologies. Newly available open source platforms, both hardware and software, are granting far wider accessibility to new interactions with music and audio that has not been possible before. It’s with these technologies that Music Hackspace base their programme of...


March 14, 2018-  August 5, 2018 |  £10.00
A pioneer of performance. Hero to a generation of younger artists, Joan Jonas is a pioneer of performance and video who has pushed the boundaries of art for the last five decades.   Experience the largest exhibition of Jonas’s work ever held in the UK. Early works from the late 1960s are shown alongside recent installations dealing with topical themes such as climate change and extinction. You can see her landmark installations including Lines in the Sand, The Juniper Tree and Reanimation.   For the first time at Tate Modern, a single artist’s work is explored in the exhibition galleries,...
Workshop Opening Tomorrow

The Distorted Form: from Francis Bacon to Henry Moore

June 22, 2018-  June 23, 2018 |  £26.79
London Drawing Group is excited to announce that for ONE WEEK ONLY – The Distorted Form: From Francis Bacon to Henry Moore, one of our original and most successful Drawing Tours is BACK with a vengeance! Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, two monolithic figures of modernist British Art, both take as their creative naissance the theme of the body. Distorted, warped and experimented with to often almost unrecognisable proportions, their work is littered with altered states and hybrid creatures. Join London Drawing Group for this day-long Drawing Tour as we step inside the Tate Britain to explore what it is...
Talk/Discussion Opening Soon

Autonomy and artist-run space

June 23, 2018 |  Free
Join members of Auto Italia South East, Marianne Forrest and Ed Gillman, in exploring ideas of autonomous artist-led spaces and asking what autonomy can look like – and what its terms are – for artists working in London today. Auto Italia is an artist-run organisation that commissions and produces new work, collaborating directly with emerging artists to provide a framework for developing alternative approaches to production and exhibition formats. Auto Italia was founded in 2007 by a group of fine art graduates as a response to an absence of accessible space to show work and a desire to create a...

Design an Album Cover with Ben Arfur

June 25, 2018 |  Free
Join multi-disciplined, self-taught graphic designer Ben Arfur. We’ve rated Ben’s work for a while, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear first hand about his album artwork and posters, which explore the boundaries between type, illustration, design and arrangement. He’ll share the techniques he uses in his designs, digitally altering photography to create impactful illustration. Then you’ll get hands-on with iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to create an album cover of your own, taking inspiration from his work. Photos © Ben Arfur    

The Visual Language of Protest

June 26, 2018 |  £12.00
Join a panel of designers, artists and activists for a talk on the visual languages of protest. As protests have erupted across the globe over the last ten years, so has the need for graphic designers to help craft a new visual language for activists, occupiers and campaigners.   This talk will discuss the key visual forms that have been adopted by thousands of people to represent solidarity and communicate discontent – from banners, t-shirts and hats to internet memes and videos.   While technology has given people the tools to access, share and mass produce protest material, handcrafted material...

Open Your Palm, Feel the Dust Settling There

June 27, 2018 |  £5.00
Open Your Palm, Feel the Dust Settling There is an audio visual performance by artist and Savage Messiah author Laura Grace Ford. The performance – conflating video projection and live spoken text – is generated by extracts of Ford’s new sound work of the same name; a three episode audio commission for Somerset House Studios responding to the psychic and emotional contours of the city.   A sequence of photographic collages made from decades of drifts around Latimer Road, Wormwood Scrubs and the Westway will be subsumed into slow motion high definition images of CGI landscapes and projected from floor...