Nunnery Gallery and Bow Arts Trust (Studios, Gallery and Education)

Nunnery Gallery and Bow Arts Trust (Studios, Gallery and Education)
183 Bow Road
London
Greater London
E3 2SJ
England

Website

www.bowarts.org/nunnery

E-mail

nunnery@bowarts.com

Telephone

020 8980 7774

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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

Tuesday - Sunday from 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.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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East London Painting Prize 2015 Exhibition

  • 30 April — 17 May 2015

23 artists who live or work in east London have been shortlisted for the 2015 East London Painting Prize. Their work goes on show in a unique exhibition at The Rum Factory, Pennington Street Warehouse, London Dock in Wapping in May 2015.

The East London Painting Prize, now in its second year, celebrates the incredible talent and diversity of artists living and working in the boroughs of east London. The prize has been created by The Legacy List (shortly to become the Foundation for FutureLondon) and Bow Arts Trust, with kind support from the Goldhill Family and the Zabludowicz Collection.

The shortlist have been selected by an influential panel including artist and painter Phoebe Unwin; editor of Art Review, Oliver Basciano; Director of the Zabludowicz Collection Elizabeth Neilson and founder of Launchpad, Sarah Elson.

The eventual winner will be selected from the artists exhibited at the Rum Factory on Wednesday 13 May, winning a £10,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition in the Nunnery Gallery, Bow later in the year.

The shortlisted artists are:

Hackney

Michael Ajerman, Steven Allan, David Caines, Anna Freeman Bentley, Andrew Hladky, Kate Lyddon, Cathy Lomax, Lee Maelzer, Judith Rooze, Mimei Thompson.

Newham

Peter Donaldson, Marie Jacotey-Voyatzis.

Redbridge

Luke Rudolf

Tower Hamlets
Hannah Brown, Cyrus Shroff, Caroline Walker, Willem Weismann, Emily Wolfe, Vivien Zhang.

Waltham Forest
Benjamin Doherty, Katrin Maeurich, David Ben White, Josephine Wood.

Closest DLR and Overground station Shadwell, closest underground station Tower Hill.
Open daily 12noon - 6pm
Free Entry

Find out more here:
http://bowarts.org/whats-on/exhibitions-and-events/east-london-painting-prize-shortlist-exhibition

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Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

The Rum Factory
Pennington Street Warehouse
London Dock
London
E1W 2BD
England

Getting there

Closest DLR and Overground station Shadwell, closest underground station Tower Hill.

Website

http://bowarts.org/whats-on/exhibitions-and-events/east-london-painting-prize-shortlist-exhibition

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.
Claude Cahun Photograph

Magic Mirror: Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill

  • Until 14 June 2015 *on now
  • From 17 April 2015

Nunnery Gallery presents Magic Mirror - a major exhibition of work by French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and filmmaker Sarah Pucill. Curated by Karen Le Roy Harris the exhibition runs from 17 April - 14 June 2015, to coincide with Jersey Heritage’s landmark retrospective of Cahun and Marcel Moore. Many of the works on view will be shown in London for the first time.

Forming part of an artistic dialogue with contemporary artist Pucill, the exhibition is the part of the Nunnery Gallery’s 2015 In Dialogue season, a year-long exploration of partnerships, artistic inspirations and deeply involved relationships between the artist and the muse.

Called ‘one of the most curious spirits of our time’ by André Breton, the exhibition will offer a unique perspective and insight into the work of Cahun, who used subversive avant-garde art practice as a form of resistance in Nazi occupied Jersey during WW2.

Cahun (born Lucy Schwob) continually challenged social conformities. Known for her writings she published articles in journals and in 1929 translated Havelock Ellis’ theories on the third gender, which forms part of the gender neutral position Cahun took. ‘Masculine? Feminine? But it depends on the situation. Neuter is the only gender that always suits me’ (Claude Cahun). Cahun positioned herself as a surrealist but was not part of the official surrealist group, as many women were not. She was part of the Théâtre Esoterique and this element of staging and masquerade are carried through to her work. Cahun paved the way and was precursor to the next wave of female artists and photographers such as Francesca Woodman and Cindy Sherman, whose work also references gender identity, surrealism, fashion photography and tableaux vivantes.

Sarah Pucill’s film Magic Mirror combines a re-staging of Cahun’s black and white photographs with selected extracts from her book Aveux Non Avenus (Confessions Denied). Exploring the longstanding relationship between photography and film Pucill moves Cahun’s work from still to moving image and repositions Cahun within a post-modern context with gender, self and identity at the centre of discourse.

A large number of Cahun’s works created throughout her non-conformist life will be on show. The exhibition will include important political works such as a self-portrait depicting a defiant Cahun dressed as an elderly lady with a Nazi badge between her teeth - a disguise the artist used throughout her resistance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://bowarts.org/nunnery/magic-mirror

Doll Seated, 2013, Photographic print from negative

Magic Mirror: Helena Reckitt in conversation with Sarah Pucill

  • 29 April 2015 7-8:30pm

Join us at the Nunnery Gallery for an in conversation with curator and critic Helena Reckitt and artist filmmaker Sarah Pucill.

A great opportunity to gain further insight into the photographic works and film Magic Mirror by Sarah Pucill that are part of the Nunnery Gallery’s current exhibition Magic Mirror with works by both French Surrealist artist Claude Cahun and Sarah Pucill, forming part of the Nunnery Gallery’s 2015 In Dialogue season, a year-long exploration of partnerships, artistic inspirations and deeply involved relationships between the artist and the muse.

Pucill’s film Magic Mirror combines a re-staging of Cahun’s photographs and visualisation of written text from her book Aveux non avenus (Disavowals), transforming Cahun’s work from still to moving image, whilst exploring the relationship between word, photography and sound in film.

Helena Reckitt's insightful essay 'Between Mirrors' accompanies Sarah Pucill's Magic Mirror DVD distributed by LUX.

Tickets available here:
https://magicmirror.eventbrite.co.uk/

Helena Reckitt - Biography

Helena is a curator and critic based in London. She was Senior Curator of Programmes at the Power Plant, Toronto until 2010 and is currently Senior Lecturer in Curating at Goldsmiths. She is critic of contemporary art, artists’ film and performance. Specialising in contemporary art and its critical context, histories of feminist and queer art. Reckitt has served as a consultant or juror for organizations including the Creative Capital Foundation, MCAD/McKnight Foundation, Kentucky Arts Council, City of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design, and C Magazine. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Curatorial Studies and is a member of IKT, the international association of curators of contemporary art.


Sarah Pucill - Biography

Sarah Pucill has been making experimental 16mm films since completing her MA at the Slade in 1990. Since then her publicly funded films have been screened widely and won awards at major international film festivals as well as being staged in museums and galleries. Her retrospective screenings have included the Tate Britain, BFI Southbank, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Anthology Film Archives (NY), the Millennium, NY and LA FilmForum. Awards include: Marion McMahon Award at the Images Festival in Toronto, Directors Citation from the Black Maria Film Festival, Best Innovation, Atlanta and Best Experimental Film, Oberhausen. Her feature length film Magic Mirror premiered at Tate Modern in 2013 and has toured internationally with the LUX who published their second DVD of of Pucill's work Magic Mirror in 2014, which followed a compilation of her short films 'Selected Films 1990-2010'. She has received Arts Council funding for a second feature length film that will embrace Cahun's writing and images in colour. She lives and works in London and is a Reader at University of Westminster.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

General Admission - £3
Bow Arts Artist - Free
https://magicmirror.eventbrite.co.uk/

Website

https://magicmirror.eventbrite.co.uk/

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.

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