Nunnery Gallery

Nunnery Gallery

The Nunnery is a contemporary art space run by Bow Arts. It is located in the heart of London’s Artist Quarter and a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park.

Venue Type:

Artist studio or collective, Gallery

Opening hours

Tues to Sun, 10am - 5pm

Admission charges

Free

Getting there

The gallery is located on "Bow Arts Lane" which lies between 181 and 183 Bow Road, opposite to Bow Church. It is a six minute walk from Bow Road Tube Station, or 3 minutes from Bow Church DLR. We are step free and fully wheelchair accessible.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Caitlin Andrew

Community Pilgrimage, inspired by Susan Hiller

  • 24 September 2016 10am-4pm *on now

On Saturday 24 September the Nunnery Gallery invites you to an artist-led pilgrimage to draw water from an ancient well in Valentine’s Park, Ilford, paying homage to the idea of a journey that brings people together and to explore the hidden streets of east London.

Inspired by renowned artist Susan Hiller, who collects water from sacred sites across the world for her Homage to Joseph Beuys series, the journey will be a unique opportunity to explore the history of water in east London using a map of memoires submitted by local residents.

Led and documented by artist filmmaker duo Caitlin and Andrew Webb-Ellis, who will use their research in a new installation artwork that will be unveiled at the Nunnery Gallery as part of the Museums at Night festival in October.

Starts at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow at 10am on Saturday 24 September

The full pilgrimage will take walkers east to Valentine’s Park, leading through the streets and green spaces of east London, including the Olympic Park, West Ham Cemetery and Wanstead Flats.

Join us along the way (the map route will be revealed in September) for less ambitious walkers.

Meet us at 4pm at Jacob’s Well, Valentine’s Park for the drawing of water event.

To draw water simply bring along a vessel of your choice.
(We may ask if these can be included in the gallery’s installation).

Family friendly

A digital map of the walk will be released shortly, available to download from this page.

Do you have memories of the East End?

Project artists Caitlin and Andrew would love to hear from you – these memories will inform the route we take. Please email caitlin@webb-ellis.org or call 020 8980 7774

This is part of Museum at Night’s Connect competition that the Nunnery Gallery won by public vote.

For more information please contact Sophie Hill, Gallery Manager by email or on 020 8980 7774

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-pilgrimage-inspired-by-susan-hiller-tickets-27074408284?aff=es2

The logo for the Visions in the Nunnery art exhibition

Visions in the Nunnery

  • 5 October — 18 December 2016

Selected from over 1500 world-wide submissions, combined with a star-studded list of invited artists and previous exhibitors, the show will present a unique and exciting platform for cutting edge digital and performance art.

Established in 1999, Visions offers an informed overview of the provocative and quick-changing mediums of moving image and performance. The 2016 exhibition will showcase over 100 artists’ work through an innovative six-part programme, punctuated by 12 events featuring live performances in the gallery and its unique Victorian enclosed courtyard. Exhibition partners include Artsadmin, who are lending Steve Lambert’s iconic and interactive installation Capitalism Works For Me! True/False, LIMA, an international platform for media art, who will lend a variety of work including Marina Abramović’s The Scream and the Rotterdam-based Unnoticed Art Festival.

The first London showing of Dryden Goodwin’s work Poised, originally commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella, will open the exhibition during Frieze week – Visions is one of Frieze’s recommended not-for-profit shows – with works alongside focusing on the body and close observation (5-20 Oct). A special event for Frieze’s East End Night will close the first week, featuring Patrick Simkins’ live and interactive performance Dance and Draw.

Following the Nunnery Gallery’s winning of the Connect Competition to work with Susan Hiller, Visions will take part in the Museums at Night festival at the end of October, premiering a new installation from film duo Webb-Ellis, whose work follows a community pilgrimage inspired by Hiller’s Homage to Joseph Beuys series; one of Hiller’s new cabinets from the Homage to Joseph Beuys series will also be exhibited (25-30 Oct). Three of Ori Gersht’s works will follow in November, with accompanying screenings exploring setting in motion processes that disrupt in unexpected ways (1-16 Nov).


Three mixed programmes will follow: Programme 1 will launch with live performances including Jacek Ludwig Scarso's Stabat Rivisited, created for Visions with soprano Maya Sapone, including works from Ruth Novaczek and Tanya Syed, who are just about to show at Tate Modern in From Reel to Real, Mikhail Karikis, who has been shortlisted for the Jarman Award, and Uriel Orlow (17-23 Nov). Programme 2 includes a set of networked performances, including Natalia Skobeeva who just won the Red Mansion prize, and an event from BEEF (Bristol Experimental and Expanded Film) presenting immersive photochemical and sonic experimental performances, including a live performance from Louisa Fairclough (24-30 Nov). The final Programme 3 will open with a new and live performance from Richard Layzell, feature Nina Danino who is shortlisted for the Jury Award at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and close with a re-enactment of the emblematic video work

The show is selected and curated by Visions curators Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland.

View the full programme

DATES
First Thursday Public PV: Thurs 6 Oct, 6-9pm RSVP
Frieze East End Night, with performance: Sat 8 October, 6-10pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://bowarts.org/nunnery/visions-in-the-nunnery

Visions logo

Visions First Thursday Private View

  • 6 October 2016 6-9pm

Visions in the Nunnery is returning to Bow Arts’ Nunnery Gallery for a special celebratory tenth edition, opening during Frieze London 2016.

One of Frieze’s recommended not-for-profit shows, join us to celebrate the opening of this special edition, previewing with the first London showing of Dryden Goodwin’s work Poised with other works focusing on the body and close observation. The evening will also feature a roaming performance from Liam Geary Baulch.

Visions 2016 showcases over 100 international artists’ work through an innovative six-part programme, including artists Marina Abramović, Ori Gersht, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Layzell and Uriel Orlow.
12 events punctuate the programme, featuring live performances in the gallery, Carmelite Café and Bow Arts’ unique Victorian enclosed courtyard.

View the full programme here:
http://bowarts.org/sites/default/files/Visions_Programme_0.pdf

To RSVP please follow the link on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visions-first-thursday-private-view-tickets-27749806418?aff=es2

For further information about Visions please see our website
http://bowarts.org/nunnery/visions-in-the-nunnery

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://bowarts.org/nunnery/visions-first-thursday-private-view

Still image from a short film showing the light from a moving train on a rail

Visions Frieze East End Night

  • 8 October 2016 6-10pm

Featuring the live and interactive performance Dance and Draw from Patrick Simpkins as well as the Dryden Goodwin programme, presenting the first London showing of Poised with other works focusing on the body and close observation.
Gin cocktails provided by East London Liquor Company Visions 2016 showcases over 100 international artists’ work through an innovative six-part programme, including artists Marina Abramović, Ori Gersht, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Layzell and Uriel Orlow. 12 events punctuate the programme, featuring live performances in the gallery, Carmelite Café and Bow Arts’ unique Victorian enclosed courtyard.

Website

http://bowarts.org/nunnery/visions-frieze-east-end-night

Homage to Joseph Beuys, series of felt-lined cabinets containing antique bottles of holy water collected by the artist around the world; ongoing  from 1969

Pilgrims Gathering, inspired by Susan Hiller

  • 27 October 2016 7-9pm

Artist duo Webb-Ellis unveil their new installation ‘An Empty Vessel’ under the gothic arches of the Nunnery Gallery. Revealing the experience of the pilgrimage Webb-Ellis led to an ancient well in nearby Valentine’s Park in September, the immersive installation will take the viewer on a journey exploring the hidden potential of the ordinary, surrounded by sacred water vessels collected by the ‘pilgrims’ who took part. Accompanied by music and shots shared with a hallowed vessel, this will be a rare gathering exploring shared place, memory and a journey through east London.

Inspired by Susan Hiller’s on-going 'Homage to Joseph Beuys' series, which collects water from sacred or once-sacred sites around the world, the exhibition will also showcase a new cabinet from Hiller – a rare opportunity to see some of her recently collected holy water samples.

Artists Webb-Ellis will be present throughout the evening. This event follows the Nunnery Gallery’s winning of Museum at Night’s Connect competition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.bowarts.org/nunnery/pilgrims-gathering-inspired-by-susan-hiller

Getting there

The gallery is located on "Bow Arts Lane" which lies between 181 and 183 Bow Road, opposite to Bow Church. It is a six minute walk from Bow Road Tube Station, or 3 minutes from Bow Church DLR. We are step free and fully wheelchair accessible.

Nunnery Gallery
181 Bow Road
London
Greater London
E3 2SJ
England

Website

www.bowarts.org/nunnery

E-mail

nunnery@bowarts.com

Telephone

020 8980 7774

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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