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Deptford X festival from 21 September – 30 September 2018

Since 1999 Deptford X has brought an annual art extravaganza to the unique setting of Deptford, combining work by invited artists with that of the area’s diverse creative communities. Since 2016, a revitalised programme has focused on commissioning cutting-edge work by emerging artists and a radically open, artist-centred approach. 👌🏽

At its heart are two programmes which together give the festival its unique character:

  • Platform, a set of five commissions for emerging artists in public spaces
  • Fringe, an expansive open programme of independent projects

Deptford X will also present a commissioned Special Project and a range of tours, talks and learning activities.

Festival programmes will take place over 10 days in a wide range of public sites and spaces; many projects will engage audiences in active and unexpected ways.

www.deptfordx.org

Location:
Around Deptford, start your visit at the home, St Paul’s House, 1 Market Yard, London SE8 4BX

Times:
Various

Price:
Free

Made in North Korea: Everyday Graphics from the DPRK at House of Illustration until 13 May 2018

The UK’s first ever exhibition of graphic design from North Korea, revealing a style honed over decades in a closed society. 🇰🇵 ✏️

An exhibition of hundreds of everyday objects including food packaging, ticket stubs and stamps, together with hand-painted propaganda posters and comics, giving a extraordinary and rare insight into everyday life in the DPRK.

The exhibition displays the collection of Nicholas Bonner, the foremost expert on North Korean graphic culture, tourism and film, who has led tours to the country for 25 years.

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/made-in-north-korea-everyday-graphics-from-the-dprk

Location:
House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Times:
10am-6pm Tuesday-Sunday (closed Monday)

Price:
From £7.50 book online

Designs on Britain at Jewish Museum until 15 April 2018

Discover how much of the most iconic British design was produced by immigrants to this country. ✏️

20th century design in the UK was profoundly shaped by the arrival of pioneering Jewish émigré designers from continental Europe. They brought with them a knowledge of modernism and radically transformed the practice and language of British design.

Don’t miss iconic posters for London Underground, the General Post Office and the War Office created by designers including Dorrit Dekk, FHK Henrion and Hans Schleger.

See the classic designs that have been embraced by generations – a ‘70s Raleigh Chopper bike, an early Marble Run toy, and the London Transport bus stop sign.

www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/designs

Location:
Jewish Museum London, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Times:
10am – 5pm (Friday 10am – 2pm)

Price:
£8.50 more info

WALALA x PLAY @ NOW Gallery / until 24th September 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Sat-Sun 11am-4pm

@ NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0SQ

Free entry

www.nowgallery.co.uk/exhibitions/walala-x-play

Renowned digital print designer Camille Walala is showcasing her work as the gallery’s 2017 Design Collaborator with an interactive abstract installation and immersive maze.

Visitors are welcomed to explore, examine and enjoy a labyrinthine network of corridors and enclosed spaces in a ‘temple of wonder’ created by Walala Studio. A key part of this installation will be an imaginative puzzle which invites the solver to identify the inconsistencies between two otherwise identical images. WALALA x PLAY brings this concept off the page and into three- dimensional space, inviting visitors to linger and explore colour, shape and scale, contemplating formidable pattern to find the differences.

The anomalies and asymmetries will generally be discreetly positioned, requiring visitors to scrutinize the space from all angles to complete the puzzle. Secret spots will be found when looking down from the balcony or looking up at the suspended elements. This element of physicality will encourage individuals to become more aware of their bodies, engage their minds and give themselves over to PLAY.

Visitors are encouraged to pass through the gallery and experience a range of spaces, some open, some tight and uncomfortable, some with dead ends. With walls of different heights, passageways of different widths, curved and zigzag paths, the installation addresses the idea of human scale. It ensures that visitors leave with not only a visual impression of the installation, but transformed by the experience of their own passage through it.

Mirrored panels reflect the space back on itself; suspended shapes introduce a feeling of lightness and playful disorientation – the installation is a journey that will challenge, reward and engage the visitor in equal measure.

The waterways of the Greenwich Peninsula, the curve of the Thames, and the internal shapes and angles of the Marks Barfield buildings are referenced and represented in the ideas of flow and reflection that define WALALA x PLAY. The layout of the installation playfully mirrors the shape of the building. The gallery sets the template for the flow of the space.

Ping Pong
Two unique ping pong tables are available in the Peninsula Garden. Get a bat and ball from NOW Gallery reception and play a WALALA game of ping pong.

Mon – Fri 10am – 7pm
Sat – Sun 11am – 4pm

London Craft Week @ various venues in central London / until Sunday 7th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various venues in central London

www.londoncraftweek.com/programme

The third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery.

The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping.

From the V&A to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public. Likewise, the programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters, famous designers, brands and galleries. Emerging and established makers and artists such as Tom Raffield, Bill Amberg, Felicity Aylieff, Julian Stair and Grayson Perry feature alongside luxury brands including: Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, Princess Yachts, Rolls Royce, Mulberry and Georg Jensen.

Museums and galleries include the V&A, Geffrye Museum, British Museum and Wallace Collection and fashion designers include Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou and Hussein Chalayan. International content includes wood carvers from Japan, artisans from Korea, wood block printers from China, designer-makers from Hong Kong, ceramists from Taiwan, umbrella and cufflink makers from France, porcelain painters from Germany, glass artists from Sweden, furniture makers from Denmark and a guitar maker from Spain.

Deptford X Fringe @ various locations in Deptford / until Sunday 2nd October 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Various locations

Free entry

www.deptfordxfringe.org

A showcase of work from locally-based talent through an open call that invites artists to go and install work in Deptford.

In the past they’ve had art occupying shop windows, libraries, roundabouts, public walls, railway arches and pubs! No nook or cranny is left unfilled. This year they have over 80 different exhibitions and events across 40 venues creating a genuine celebration of local culture!

Events are located throughout Deptford, view the Interactive Google Maps and look at the events listings.

Artists:
Alana Francis
Alfie Dwyer, Dani Smith, Katie South & Will Butterworth
Alison Day
ALW at APT
Andy Nizinskyj
Anna Sebastian
Anne Verheij
Annie Om
APT LIVE
BEARSPACE
Brookmill Studios
Christy Symington MRBS
Clare Daly
Crossfield Studios
Dangerous Minds
Deptford Cinema
DEPTFORD DOES ART: TRIANGLE
Drawing Connections
Edwin Hind
Ellen Watson Curates
Erinyes
Eva Fàbregas and Rachel Pimm
Flâneurism (Rik Moran)
Gopan Iyadurai
Gorka Mohamed
Gossamer Fog
Helena de Pulford
Ian Bruce
Ian Gonczarow
Jake Chapman
James Furzer / Made In Greenwich
Janette Scott
Joshua Drewe & Devora Tancheva
Juliana Capes
Lara Proctor & Shaun Harrigan
Lawrence Preece
Levantes Dance Theatre
Lewisham Arthouse
London Drawing Group
Lucie Kordacova, Karolina Mikeskova
Madi Acharya-Baskerville
Margaret Jennings
Martha Orbach
Matthew Gould
Mr. Degri
news of the world
Nicholas Burwell and Tom Ravenscroft
Nicola Rae
Nomad Art School
Patricio Forrester
Paul Abbott and Alex Roberts
Paul Clayton
PJ Yeboah
Propeller Foundry Open Studio
Redstart Arts
Res.
Rose Cleary
Sally Wyatt
SALSAROSA
Soft Wax
Sound is sound is sound
South London Art Map
Stan’s L I F T
Steven Morgana & Matthew Verdon
The Interview Room
The Jericho Orchestra
Victoria Rance
Vinyl
Zbigniew Libera

London Design Fair (including Tent London and Super Brands) @ Old Truman Brewery / Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Saturday: 10:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 18:00

@ Old Truman Brewery, 27 Hanbury Street, London

Tickets: £12 on the door book online

www.londondesignfair.co.uk

London Design Fair contains Tent London and Super Brands featuring exhibitions and features including Crafts Council, Craft Scotland, the Design Museum, Etsy UK, Heals, Form&Seek, Gallerie MICA, This is India, 100% Norway and nearly 500 more!

In 2015, the London Design Fair hosted over 450 exhibitors from 29 countries, making it the most international fair of the Festival. Exhibitors include independent designers, established brands, international country pavilions all launching new home products to the market.

The BFG in Pictures @ House of Illustration / until 2nd October 2016 ✏️

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00am-6:00pm

@ House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/the-bfg-in-pictures

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG.

The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, contains 40 original artworks, including unpublished illustrations of The BFG which have never been exhibited in public before.

The illustrations were included in first designs but were not used when the book was published for the first time in 1982. They provide a unique insight into the character development of one of the most iconic characters in children’s literature.

These unpublished illustrations are exhibited alongside the final illustrations for the book, providing a fascinating insight into the collaboration between author and illustrator, and a glimpse of a BFG that might have been…

The Great British Graphic Novel @ Cartoon Museum / 24th July 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Mon-Sat 10:30–17:30 (including Bank Holidays)
Sun 12:00–17:30

@ Cartoon Museum, 35 Little Russell Street, London WC1A 2HH

Tickets: £7

www.cartoonmuseum.org

An exhibition looking at the rise of the British Graphic novel with works by William Hogarth, Kate Charlesworth, Dave Gibbons, Martin Rowson, Posy Simmonds, Bryan and Mary Talbot and many others.

The Cartoon Museum is the only museum in the UK to celebrate our cartoon and comic heritage, from the 18th century to the present day. Four special exhibitions a year explore the work of cartoonists, graphic novelists and animators and themes found in cartoon artwork.

The two permanent displays tell the story of cartooning in all its forms, from the political satire of William Hogarth, Gerald Scarfe, Ralph Steadman and Steve Bell, to the social satire of H.M. Bateman and Pont, to the extraordinary works of William Heath Robinson and the fantastical comic strip creations like Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan, Rupert Bear and Andy Capp.

David Shrigley: Drawings and Paintings @ Stephen Friedman Gallery / until 20th April 2016

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
10am – 6pm (Tuesday to Friday)
11am – 5pm Saturday

@ Stephen Friedman Gallery, 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN

Free entry

www.stephenfriedman.com/artists/david-shrigley

Eighth solo show by acclaimed British artist David Shrigley. Using acrylic paint and oil stick, he returns to his ubiquitous satirical combination of drawing and text with new large-scale works on paper. Working with oil stick for the first time, here Shrigley riffs on Op Art, with insertions of dry humour that cut to the point of human nature and everyday situations.

This exhibition runs concurrent with a major touring solo show organised by the British Council, enititled ‘Lose Your Mind’, which travels to Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile in May 2016. It also prefigures Shrigley’s ‘Really Good’ which will be unveiled in Trafalgar Square, for the Fourth Plinth Commission in September 2016.

For this show the artist turns his sharp art historical critique to optical art. This 1960s development in painting bewitches the eye, creating realistic movement or dimension where there is none. Through Shrigley’s lens and wiggly script the effect is totally undermined, ridiculing the smoothness of design particularly when paired with the mundane everyday subjects that Shrigley often engages with.

Using oil stick, Shrigley’s characteristic line is rendered as though he were drawing with a pencil, but is characterised here by the textured opacity of the material. The brightly-coloured paint, thicker and less controllable than pencil, brings Shrigley’s characteristic imaginings into a new dimension. These works undermine the distinction between painting and drawing, having the lightness of touch and deceptive simplicity of his drawing.

Shrigley’s practice is rich and varied, always underlined with an appreciation of the absurd, the overlooked and the necessity of humour. His subtle, darkly amusing work provides an antidote to everyday life. His skeptical project continues to delight, making us wonder where the never-ending stream of propositions, dilemmas and situations come from to fuel his imagination. Acerbic, weirdly profound and at the same time universal; his work does not require explanation. We are left to our own interpretations; it is whatever we take it to be. Displayed together in this way, the drawings in this exhibition form a fragmented dialogue. The viewer is bombarded with messages, in a way that it is pleasantly exciting. Rather than being confusing, the works create a warm buzz of humorous ambiguity.

The fundamental elements of Shrigley’s practice; the combination of pointedly witty text with immediately recognisable imagery, are maximised here. Having consistently experimented with work across different media, drawing remains the mainstay of Shrigley’s oeuvre. The use of coloured oil stick on primed paper is new to Shrigley’s practice, but relies on the same premise as the black and white drawings for which he is known.

Shrigley’s playful absurdity draws on references that we can all share and is amplified in this instance with colour and minimal text. Serious issues such as death, love, insecurity and in this case art history, are unapologetically tackled head on. Like all of his work, its strength lies in its deceptive simplicity and the power of engaging the viewer with laughter.

David Shrigley was born in 1968 in Macclesfield, UK. He is now based in Glasgow, Scotland. Best known for his distinctive drawing style and works that make satirical comments on everyday situations and human interactions. His quick-witted drawings and hand-rendered texts are typically deadpan in their humour and reveal chance utterings like snippets of over-heard conversations. Reoccurring themes and thoughts pervade his story telling capturing child-like views of the world, the perspective of aliens and monsters or the compulsive habits of an eavesdropper shouting out loud. While drawing is at the centre of his practice, the artist also works across an extensive range of media including sculpture, large-scale installation, animation, painting, photography and music. Shrigley consistently seeks to widen his public by operating frequently outside the gallery sphere such as in prolific artist publications and collaborative music projects. In 2012 he co-authored a ‘sort-of-opera’ titled ‘Pass the Spoon’, and more recently he transformed the Gallery at Sketch café in London as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants.

His digital animations such as ‘Headless Drummer’ and ‘The Artist’ demonstrate what Shrigley calls ‘the economy of telling stories’, delivering a deftly crafted mix of dark and light through the simplest of forms. In his sculptural works that explore materials such as bronze and ceramic, the artist makes physical some of his more curious and eccentric propositions by transforming found objects or by playing with their scale. Taking Lewis Carroll’s perspective of Wonderland, Shrigley enlarges objects and imbues them with curious proportions.

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