The Anti Art Fair is a celebration of creativity and a call for greater diversity in the arts.
Putting the creators at centre stage, The Anti Art Fair will be a direct response to the sterilised, exclusive and money driven ‘art world’.
The Fair takes place at a secret location in London between Thursday 4th October and Sunday 7th October and will be hosted by Creative Debuts, champions of emerging artists and curators behind the recent sell-out Nasty Women Exhibitions in London.
Working with a range of partners to showcase a new wave of thinking, The Anti Art Fair will be a voice for change in the art world.
Expect to see works from international artists and designers who are disillusioned from the status quo, including immersive installations, feminist and LGBT art, and innovative techniques and styles from the stars of tomorrow.
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The Anti Art Fair is a celebration of creativity and a call for greater diversity in the arts.
It is the final degree show exhibition celebrating the graduating students of:
MA Curating and Collections
MA Fine Art
MA Graphic Design Communication
MA Interior and Spatial Design
MA Textile Design
Crafts Council x Creative Debuts presents Common Thread, a celebration of the diverse creatives in the UK and beyond. We believe in the power of storytelling through craft, art, and design. Throughout August – October 2018, we will be providing a platform for the talents of tomorrow to tell their stories.
On 30 Aug – 1 Sept we will celebrate the spirit of Notting Hill Carnival by bringing together the works of over 25 artists reflecting on African-Caribbean history, identity, and culture. Expect to see works including photography, ceramics, textiles, embroidery, digital art, film, and an opportunity to make something yourself.
Over 18's only.
Attendance is free but RSVP is essential.
COLOURED - “Coloured” perspectives.
A series of works by a group of young and emerging artists, curators and writers of colour, many of whom have politicised by the current socio-political topics of migration, gender and race. As a result they, as artists, within their work have begun to address the question: “what does the idea of ‘colour’ mean?”.
Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan | Glo Orpilla | Michael Taiwoand Sophia Abassy | Ashton Attz | Wendy Asamadu | Akari Yasuda | Chi Bagtas | Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark | Carianne Annan | Shannon Bono | Riah Jocelyn | Queenie Djan
Curated by: CARIANNE ANNAN
How can we construct an antiracist art and design practice? How do our curriculum, research practices, and models reinforce or dismantle problematic racial hierarchies? What role does simply occupying space play in this endeavor?
2018 Antiracist Classroom Covening by the Antiracist Classroom
Design is touted the world over as a force for global transformation and speculation. Meanwhile, many institutions of design—schools, firms, city offices, nonprofits, and more—still fail to imagine and form themselves into institutions that veritably unsettle age-old racial hegemonies and grapple with what it takes to right an obviously imbalanced ship.
Reconstructing Practice provides opportunities for young creators—of color, especially—to engage with and through art, design, media and/or technology. Participants will ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime learning environment.
CATALOGUE (Paperback, 8.5 x 11 inches)
On July 13 - 14, 2018, over 100 participants joined us in Pasadena, CA for our first convening, Reconstructing Practice. Participants contributed to panel discussions, workshops, and a gallery. This book documents, reflects on, and offers proposals about how we might move forward from this event. Check out our blog for excerpts from the book.
Proceeds from the book will fund ongoing student organizing.
It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022. In particular the university is focusing on the attainment of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students and working class students.
The UAL Attainment Conference in July 2018 provided a space for staff, from all colleges and services, to come together to understand the strategic and systematic approach the university is taking to achieve this goal.
It allowed staff to share practice and gain confidence in effecting the change that is needed to close the gaps, building on existing attainment work, platforms and initiatives from across UAL.
Open Dialogue - Panel Representative (Pecha Kucha & Q&A)
Shades of Noir - Support Team Member
Attainment Gap Performance Project - Performer
It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022. In particular the university is focusing on the attainment of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students and working class students. Read more about the work UAL is undertaking here, and access resources on attainment here.
The UAL Attainment Conference provides a space for staff, from all colleges and services, to come together to understand the strategic and systematic approach the university is taking to achieve this goal.
It will also allow staff to share practice and gain confidence in effecting the change that is needed to close the gaps, building on existing attainment work, platforms and initiatives from across UAL.
Staff Development Week
18th - 22nd - Staff Development Week
SDW Presentation & Support for Open Dialogues Lead, Kelly Walters
By building upon existing initiatives and discussions at UAL regarding diversity and inclusion, two workshops will be led by Kelly Walters that stem from the Open Dialogue project. The workshops will provide a platform for staff discussions about Afro-Caribbean student representation, cross-college interdisciplinary collaboration and student empowerment.
THE NEOPROTOFEMINIST EXHIBITION
The Neoprotofeminist Show - Dealing with social issues, feminism, sexuality and gender identity IN 2018.
What we see in the contemporary social issue scene is expressed through an Art movement that is stepping towards the future. With the term the ‘Neoprotofeminist’, we try to define a new era where the freedom of expression has no limits. Celebrating this new era, CREAM Athens founder and artist Nia Hefe Filiogianni & Creative Debuts have curated a new exhibition of 15 bound-breaking artists.
University of the Arts London believes that widening participation to art and design higher education is essential to nurturing the artists and designers of the future.
A paid opportunity to postgraduate students to facilitate their own workshops for families (alongside the universities Outreach Team) providing:
Activities that are suitable for all age ranges and abilities are really welcome and can be inspired by your own practice/processes.
Our focus at Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon
Programmes offer students the opportunity to work within any subject discipline; Activities are run by our academic staff and Outreach ambassadors, who have experience, knowledge and passion for their subjects. Our programmes make use of the college’s specialist workshops and facilities.
Decolonise Fest Exhibition: Punx of Colour
Decolonise Fest is a collective of DIY Diaspora Punx that organise an annual festival including music, art & workshops by and for punx of colour. They define Diaspora Punx as people who are descended (through one or both parents) from the original inhabitants of Africa, Caribbean, Asia, Middle East, the Americas, Australasia, and the islands of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean. The intent behind Decolonise Fest is to celebrate all the brilliant diaspora punx that are creating right now, acknowledge our elders and the doors they opened for us, and make room for more punx of colour to take centre stage and make noise.
This exhibition showcases a selection of interdisciplinary artists of colour portraying their punk ethos. Their work is created in a state of hybridity, between their geographical Western location and their ancestral identity.
From portrait photography, to altars, to video work, the exhibitions aims to showcase the unique positionality of Punx of Colour, with the goal to highlight and celebrate those identities that have been and are being hidden, censored and oppressed.
ART SHOWCASE - 15TH - 22ND JUNE 2018
DeCol FESTIVAL - 22ND - 24TH JUNE 2018
This zine is an Arts Student Union and UAL Teaching & Learning Exchange co-production, and is part of the ongoing work to address disparities in experience and attainment for International students and students of colour. It is aimed at both students and staff, as a tool for raising awareness and opening up conversations that will allow people to take things further in their creative and pedagogic practices. We hope you find it insightful and inspiring, and look forward to hearing further perspectives.
Read the zine online via: http://decolonisingtheartscurriculum.myblog.arts.ac.uk/
Zine Launch Representative
An art exhibition at the International Student House London located on Great Portland Street, on Thursday 7th June 2018.
A meeting of conceptual, contemporary art, all of the artists are from different parts of the world, brought their concept to life and networked in the space to bring sociability to the context of what our studio practice is all about.
Bringing together students from several institutional globally, including UAL and the RCA.
In addition to our fantastic showcase, we have also curated an exciting programme of events which will be running throughout the Fair. This includes an exciting programme of hands-on workshops throughout the Fair, to host a panel discussion How to support emerging artists through buying art on the Saturday, organised in collaboration with CSM Shortcourses. Led by CSM Shortcourse tutor Andrew Marsh MiAL Artists, Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark, Nicole Price, Stella Kapezanou and Elizabeth Lamle will be discussing how buyers and collectors of art are perceived by emerging artists and how buyers and collectors of art can support artists early in their careers and gain insight into new artistic practices.
Made in Arts London returns to Affordable Art Fair Hampstead
For our sixth consecutive year Made in Arts London will be showcasing some our top MiAL Artists with an exhibition of work by Andrea Vytlačilová, Camilla Gloriosio, Chloe Bowman, Egor Buimister, Elizabeth Lamle,Hannah Fletcher, Kemi Onabule, Marco Pantaleoni, Nicole Price, Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark, Rob Halhead Baker and Stella Kapezanou.
FLICKR ARCHIVE (LATE VIEW)
Chelsea College of Arts
MA Fine Arts
Part 2 - PV May 3rd (3rd-4th)
PART 1 EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/430528167399024/
PART 2 EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/194427864506542/
Sponsored by Jägermeister
Chelsea College of Arts
MA INTERIM SHOW
P1 - April 26th (26th-27th)
P2 - May 3rd (3rd-4th)
Nasty Women Exhibition Portugal 2018 LX
Nasty Women is a global art movement that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. With over forty fundraising art exhibitions taking place around the United States and abroad, Nasty Women Exhibitions also serve to support organizations defending these rights and to be a platform for organization and resistance.
Hello female artists/curators! Lets organize a NASTY WOMEN group show!!! Who’s interested???
The massive response has taken this call to arms into building an ever-expanding network of Nasty Women Artists & Art Organizers that will culminate in multiple exhibitions. Please visit Other Nasty Venues for more details on organizing an exhibition in your city.
Xhibit 2018. Championing Future Creatives.
19th April 2018 – 3th May 2018.
Founded in 1997, Xhibit showcases the best emerging creatives.
Xhibit is open to all current UAL: University of the Arts London students and is selected by an expert panel of creative industry professionals.
OFFICIAL SITE: https://sites.google.com/view/lrcr/home
LRCR is an online gallery space which showcases artists across all disciplines, focusing on the BTS of their work and their life. Run by up-and-coming artist @damngeorgina, the premise is to show everything that an artist take photographs of within the timeslot allotted to them - screenshot, image, video, recording etc. - over the period of a week; in a form of (digital) archiving.
A visually stimulating, online curated space all under the dedicated IG profile @low_res_camera_roll
It has to bear some relation to their practice in terms of:
Influence on practice on a day-to-day basis
IMAGES AVAILABLE HERE
Window Galleries | 5 – 26 April
Lethaby Gallery | 9 - 20 April
One hundred years after the Representation of the People Act extended voting rights to some women, issues of gender, race, access and inclusivity are back at the centre of public debate and turbulent global politics have reinvigorated engagement, fuelled participation and normalised dissent. Taking the ideas of representation – and misrepresentation – as a starting point, Normal to Dissent. brings together artists, designers and creative practitioners who challenge established norms, offer alternative perspectives and seek to bring about change.
Central Saint Martins’ Window Galleries will display archival material from the CSM Museum related to the suffrage movement, alongside a series of projects by students, alumni and staff from across the Graphic Communication Design, Art, Drama and Performance and Culture and Enterprise programmes.
OTCO... Sexual Liberation
Private View - Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 18:00 - 21:00
- OPENS -
(PV) Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Thursday, April 5th 2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
- ENDS -
This is an opportunity to explore strategies of living in the here and now, regarding a number of issues that relate to the socio-political environment in which we mature as artists and creative-individuals: as a collective.
To celebrate International Women’s Day we have joined forces with Nasty Women New York, Amsterdam, Lisbon, North East, and London to celebrate the work of international feminist artists. Expect to see a range of contemporary artwork including photography, sculpture, craft, fine art, and film whilst raising money for End Violence Against Women.
RSVP is essential! Head to www.eventbrite.com/e/nasty-women-exhibition-tickets-41383378800 for more info, tickets and donations
THE EVENT IS NOW IN COLLABORATION WITH @CreativeDebuts. Follow us on Instagram on for more news.
Thursday - 7pm - 11pm (SOLD OUT)
Friday - 7pm - 11pm (AVAILABLE)
Saturday - 7pm - 11pm (EXTRA DATE ADDED)
Open Dialogue: Artists + Designers of Afro-Caribbean Descent by Kelly Walters
By building upon existing initiatives and discussions at UAL, this exhibition will showcase the work of Afro-Caribbean students and alumni. We are interested in highlighting the shared complexities of race, identity politics, gender stereotypes, sexuality and religious views present within the Afro-Caribbean community alongside art making practices. We see this as another platform for students to connect across art and design disciplines and to celebrate the richness of ethnic affiliations within the African diaspora.
This show highlights the shared complexities of race, identity politics, gender stereotypes, sexuality and religious views present within the Afro-Caribbean community alongside art making practices. We see this as another platform for students to connect across art and design disciplines and to celebrate the richness of ethnic affiliations within the African diaspora.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS + DESIGNERS
Jawara Alleyne, Carianne Annan, Ashton Attzs, Damilola Ayo-Vaughan, Rebecca Bellantoni, Shannon Bono, Moyosore Iyanalu Briggs, Terrayne Brown, Alicia-Pearl Cato, Daniel Chapman, Gabriel Choto, Nas Connie, Inês Barbosa da Costa, Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark, Imann Gaye, Madelynn Mae Green, Andrew Hart, Favour Jonathan, Indiana Lawrence, Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh, Roseanne Ofori-Darkwah, Victoria Ohuruogu, Ella Okoromadu, Uzoma Orji, Tyler Prior, Glory Samjolly, Fadzayi Sango and Julie Wright
Opening @ 5pm on Friday 2nd February, until Saturday 3rd, 2018
A intense 24-hour intermediary pop-up-show, organised by artist Jazmin Luna Lorenza Napper, showcasing the work of eleven recently graduated art students from across the country.
The multi-disiplinary, collective group show will take place in 'The Crypt Gallery' - which lies in the heart of London King Cross - and both explores and negotiates the unique position of graduates entering into a new world full of hardships, change and opportunities that the contemporary art-market represents.
BAD ART Presents: 'TOUCH ME BABY II'
An exhibition where you can touch the art…or give it a squeeze?
A little tenderness?
It’s up to you how intimate you want to get.
These days we need something juicy to grab onto when the bulk of our world is through a touchscreen.
Touch me Baby aims to integrate the art and public, dissolving feelings of intimidation and hierarchy. The role of the artist and viewer will reverse as each artwork evolves into new, unforeseen forms throughout the evening, dictated by the hand of the public.
The second of its kind, and the fifth BAD ART show, the exhibition will also be held at Bones & Pearl Studio. Due to the transient nature of the show, it will only be on FOR-ONE-NIGHT-ONLY on Saturday 20th January.
The evening will feature live music, complimentary refreshments and will be raising funds for Haringey Mind charity.
Carefully curated by Anna Choutova the show will feature a selection of works by established and emerging artists.
Running from the 19th - 21st January, 2018
In January new curatorial duo founded by recent graduates Daniel Matthews and Fiona Young - under the synonym DAMFCY - debuts with group show at The Old Police Station with their first ever exhibition and zine publication in New Cross, South London
DAMFCY have hand-picked five artists from around the UK and overseas, bringing them together to present audiences with their personal and impassioned responses to current issues that affect everyone: artists include conceptual artist Nathan Caldecott, illustrator Nafsika Petrogka, moving-image artists Viviana Troya, Maximilian Hartley and finally sculptor Rayvenn Shaleigha D'Clark.
OhWell? is a group exhibition highlighting the angst of a generation coming of age in the 2010s.
"A fly-on-the-wall perspective of an anti-Trump protest and an exposition of 21st century disposable society are among works featured, bringing together five young artists whose work offers a powerful critique of the world around them."
VON GOETZ ART is pleased to announce its inaugural group exhibition titled 'The Long Count'
Curated by Oliver Morris Jones and showing at 45 Hays Mews, Mayfair, London, the show will feature the work of seven artists from Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom: works in painting, sculpture and ceramic will address issues and themes that are ingrained in both contemporary art and competitive sport.
Inspired by Pfeiffer's video works and the 1927 boxing rematch, of the same name, through the lens of contemporary art The Long Count will explore sport and its relationship to black history, class structures, gender politics and the commercial frame.
The title itself takes its name from a video artwork by Paul Pfeiffer and the infamous boxing rematch in 1927 between Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney: the exhibition comes at a moment when the popular culture of sport is challenged by a morally driven persona non grata.
With painting from Richie Culver, Frederic Plateus and Nathan Eastwood, sculpture from Rayvenn D’Clark, Alexander Glass, Irvin Pascal and ceramics by the German artist Rene Wagner, the exhibition promises to be a detailed investigation into an array of issues surrounding the athletic performance.
On the evening of Thursday 14th December the group exhibition will open to invited guests to view the curated space in 45 Hays Mews, Mayfair London, followed by drinks and music in the gallery.
The exhibition will be open for public viewing on Friday 15th ONLY
RSVP for both the evenings are essential.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place in advance.
GLUE is a show by six current MA students from Chelsea school of Art.
We bring six divergent practices together for one night only on 14th December at 312 Lillie Rd SW6 to celebrate our first term together and share our ideas and hospitality with you.
Rayvenn D'Clark, Monika Tobel, Ancel Daniel, Kate Mieczkowska, Lora Nicolaeva Nikolova and Ross McCormick will be showing drawings, paintings, interactive sculpture and film from 6pm til late.
Drinks and refreshments will be available.
“‘ArtSquat’ is a term used to describe the actions of artists who forcibly occupy public spaces, thereby creating an arena in which to exhibit art.”
Insta: artsquatldn | Hashtag: #ArtSquatLdn
Official Launch Event for artist-based collective ArtSquat. Please come down an join us down at the (CLG03) MAFA Gallery on Thursday 7th December from 5-8pm where we will introduce you to ArtSquat and all that we aim to do as a collective. Here you will have the opportunity to grab some free drinks and snack at our dedicated bar, officially sign up to ArtSquat, find out 'How We Work', and learn a bit more about how you can generate the growing conversation and get yourself and your work featured on our dedicated website (link above), and social media channels.
' ArtSquatLdn LAUNCH EVENT '
Official Launch Event for artist-based collective 'ArtSquat', encouraging the (re-)claiming of spaces in-and-around London by practicing artists
THURSDAY 7TH DECEMBER; 5-8PM
MAFA GALLERY, CHELSEA COLLEGE OF ARTS
Monument - a statue, building, or other structure erected to commemorate a notable person or event.
PATH is defined as a way or track laid down for walking or made by continual treading. What started as the monument became the conversation and creates a PATH. The PATH takes you on that experience - manipulating small and large components. We walk through from micro and macro viewpoints. From all the learnings and history there are new beginnings and new ideas.
Park/Play is a collaborative project which visualises the future of art as a playground of discovery. The construction materials have been appropriated and recycled from last year’s MA Fine Art summer show. This provides a link to the past and a reminder that history can never be ignored.
PV: 19th OCTOBER, TIME: 5 - 7pm
LOCATION: (UAL) Chelsea College of Arts
16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU London
UAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION, in collaboration with UAL, ArtsSU, LSE and Blxckout
Brilliant art and words by UAL students celebrating Blackness...
12 -18 October 2017
Private View: 12th October- 6:30-10pm
Location: 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning, 198 Railton Road, Herne Hill, SE24 0JT