Club Critical Theory open up a critical space for Conway Actants — an artistic and curatorial collaboration between Deborah Gardner and Jane Millar that directly responds to Conway Hall’s spaces, ethos, activities and archive.
Artist Liliane Lijn will give a lecture on her artistic practice as part of South London Women Artists’ yearly lecture series that highlights and celebrates women artists of importance.
Led by Mark Carberry, this workshop is open to everybody. Learn new skills, release hidden talents, improve your practice and create new work.
Nouritza Matossian, a writer of seminal biographies and daughter of genocide survivors, asks the question: why did it take a hundred years for the world to recognise the Armenian Genocide of 1915 by the Young Turks in the Ottoman Empire? A million and a half citizens were uprooted, tortured, killed, robbed of goods and lands. Most countries condemn ‘the first genocide of the 20th century’, yet England and the USA support Turkey in its denial.
Introduced to the Croatian Naive tradition of reverse oil painting on glass by today’s Naive Masters, British-American artist, Melanie Hodge has taken this unique and little known technique and made it completely her own, transforming plain, ordinary window panes into looking glasses that reflect the dreaming world.
What will we want to keep from today? What would you like to lose? Free fun family art workshops at Conway Hall during the February half term holiday for families with children aged 7 – 11.
The artist led workshops, called Space-Time Continuum explore our visions of the future. The workshops offer the opportunity for parents and children to participate in a joint activity.
Cathy Williams’ signature style was first applied in her landscape paintings which evolved into her glass distortions of these landscapes. The series of abstract paintings featuring vibrant colours and clean lines are derived from the distortions perceived within the glass.
Vladimir Dirsh is a trained industrial microbiologist with thirty years experience in the field. In his paintings he adopts a neo-constructuve approach, utilising imagery and ideas from the world of science and cosmology. The artist has exhibited on a regular basis at various London venues since 1986. At the time of the millenium he decided to form an association for artists interested in neo-constructivist work to which this website is dedicated. Dirsh is a previous artist in residence at the Institute of Physics and is currently a permanent exhibitor at the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, London.
Martin Rowson’s The Coalition Book UK release and exhibition.
“When you’ve got a vicious bunch of cut throats in power you need a cartoonist who is up for the evisceration. Rowson’s your man.” – Mark Thomas
After the historic General Election of 2010, Britain ended up with a Tory-Lib Dem coalition government. While the media has reported onits highs and lows, no one has captured the cabinet’s actions better than Martin Rowson, who has been documenting his own version of events in cartoons for The Guardian, The Mirror, The Morning Star and other publications. ‘The Coalition Book’ collects his best, most brutally funny and visceral cartoons from the last four years.
An exhibition of work by Mary Rodriguez Thomas and Nanette Greenblatt.
Mary Rodriguez Thomas and Nanette Greenblatt met at a life drawing class in South London through which they discovered they shared a common process of using drawing from life as a starting point for new images to emerge and hence this show came about.
An exhibition of work by Gabrielle Bradshaw and Kate Bowe. Since leaving Camberwell school of Art with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art Sculpture, Gabrielle Bradshaw has had a hugely varied career working as a sculptor, layout artist, set designer, prop maker, artistic consultant, blacksmith, welder, and performer. Gabrielle has exhibited with the London Group at the Royal Academy, the South London Art Gallery (where she won the SOGAT award), the Barbican Arts Centre, Bankside London, La Galerie B&B Paris and various galleries across the UK.