Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London
Greater London
NW3 6DG
England

Website

www.camdenartscentre.org

E-mail

info@camdenartscentre.org

Telephone

020 7472 5500

Fax

020 7472 5501

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Camden Arts Centre is a stimulating and welcoming place where you can actively engage with contemporary art, artists and ideas, through a dynamic and challenging programme of exhibitions, talks and events and education.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tue-Sun 1000-1800
Wed 1000-2100

Closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Admission Free

Showing in 2008:

22 February - 20 April 2008
Thomas Scheibitz

02 May - 29 June 2008
Tal R
Claire Barclay

11 July - 14 September 2008
Chantal Akerman
Anya Gallacio

26 September - 23 November 2008
Wallace Berman
Allen Ruppersberg

Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Jo Baer

Jo Baer: Land of the Giants

  • 10 April — 21 June 2015

This series, developed since 2009, reflects on her life-long interest in history and science. Inspired by Palaeolithic cave paintings, Baer saw in these ancient marks, with their instilled meaning, a midway between abstraction and figuration. Depicting esoteric and evocative imagery from her years living in the remote countryside of County Louth (Ireland), springs, stone alignments and phases of the moon are montaged against a backdrop of vast rolling green landscapes. The works trace her fascination in Neolithic innovation, eschatology and the sublime, whilst mapping convergences between humans and nature, and timelines of thought and memory.

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/baer

Hannah Collins

  • 4 July — 13 September 2015

Hannah Collins is well known well for her large unframed photographs that cover whole walls, creating immersive spatial experiences. Her installations also extend to film and sound. Filling all of Camden Arts Centre’s galleries, the exhibition demonstrates Collins’ ability to convey the emotional aspects of space – across interiors, places of itinerancy and temporary inhabitation, sites of political significance as well as journeys into imaginative or unconscious realms.

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/exhibitions

Ben Rivers

  • 25 September — 29 November 2015

A major solo show by Ben Rivers, will bring together many of his works including previous seminal works and a series of new films. Alongside his solo show, Rivers will curate a group show based on the concept of ‘edgelands’. The exhibition will draw together a selection works that have inspired his interest in the borders of society, both physical spaces – often on the deserted peripheries of cities – and conceptually, where individuals are outside the mainstream culture.

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/exhibitions

Rose English

  • 11 December 2015 — 21 February 2016

An exhibition of work by Rose English, who emerged out of the UK’s vibrant and pioneering feminist, conceptual art and dance scenes of the 1970s. She has worked across numerous disciplines, contexts and under many different guises exploring performance, installation, theatre, dance and film. This exhibition will include new work produced for the exhibition within the vocabulary of her practice of the last 40 years.

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/exhibitions

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.
Simon Martin

Simon Martin: UR Feeling

  • 10 April — 21 June 2015

Simon Martin is interested in how we understand ourselves through social structures, mythologies and collective memory evidenced in art objects, mass media and popular culture. UR Feeling manifests his research into the built environment through the bodies of two performers and it is the first time he has worked with people rather than objects. The film conveys atmosphere achieved through improvisatory movements and a sound environment. Samples include a reconstruction of a lyre that was excavated from the ancient site of the Mesopotamian city, Ur.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/martin

Clay for Infants: Making Myths

  • 14 — 17 April 2015

Using the current exhibitions as a starting point, we will explore how symbols, gestures and objects can be used to generate stories and myths. We will use a variety of ceramic building and surface techniques to create collaborative and individual objects which tell their own tales and legends. Selected works will be fired for collection after the course.

Suitable for ages 5 to 7

Admission

Full price: £140
Concession: £70

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1415c08

Contemporary Approaches to Drawing

  • 22 April — 1 July 2015

This course looks at conceptual and technical processes used by contemporary artists. Working with varied media such as graphite, collage, photography and projections, students will experiment with different ways of producing and thinking about drawing. This course is suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice.

A 10-week course taking place on Wednesday evenings.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a04

Ceramics: Smoke Firing

  • 22 April — 20 May 2015

This course focuses on the specialist smoke firing process used in ceramics. Students will create hand-built sculptural forms using techniques such as coiling, slab building and press moulding.

They will use these forms to experiment with masking techniques that produce unique surface patterns when fired. This is an excellent course for beginners and those looking to progress their ceramics practice.

A five-week course taking place on Wednesday afernoons

Admission

Full price: £125
Concession: £62.50

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a01

Ceramics: Techniques in Focus

  • 22 April — 1 July 2015

This course explores surface decoration and how layers of text, colour and image can give narrative to sculptural or functional forms. Students are encouraged to provide visual material that embodies their own cultural interests and will learn a variety of surface decoration techniques and how to apply them to hand-built ceramic forms. This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience of working in clay.

A 10-week course running on Wednesday evenings.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a03

Ceramics: Core Techniques

  • 23 April — 2 July 2015

An introduction to different ceramic techniques including slab building, coiling, press moulding, surface decoration and glazing. This is an excellent introduction to ceramics for beginners and those looking to refresh their skills.

A 10-week course taking place on Thursdays.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a06

Approaches to Painting

  • 23 April — 2 July 2015

An introduction to painting approaches, looking at technical and conceptual methods used by contemporary painters. Using varied media including oils,  acrylics and watercolours, students will paint from photographs, memory, life and imagination. This course is suitable for beginners and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials are provided.

A 10-week course taking place on Thursdays.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a05

Ceramics for 8-11s

  • 25 April — 4 July 2015

An introduction to basic ceramics techniques combined with playful exploration of our exhibitions. We will create a variety of works with clay, learning techniques such as slab building, coiling, press moulding, glazing and surface decoration. This is an excellent course for budding ceramicists with creative imaginations.

A 10-week course running on Saturdays.

Admission

Full price: £190
Concession: £95

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516c06

Ceramics: Personal Style

  • 26 April — 5 July 2015

An opportunity for students to develop personal projects with close support. Through demonstration, discussion of techniques and individual advice, it is suitable for students with some experience in ceramics, and those looking to progress their practice. Core materials are provided.

A 10-week course runing on Sunday afternoons.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a11

Life Drawing

  • 26 April — 5 July 2015

A course focusing on the fundamentals of drawing from life with close support from a tutor. Students will use material experimentation and observational study to learn about the anatomy and proportions of the human form. This is a great course for beginners and those wishing to further develop their life drawing skills.

A 10-week course taking place on Sundays.

Admission

Full price: £220
Concession: £110

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516a09

Painting and Mixed Media Half-Term Course

  • 26 — 29 May 2015 ,

We will use paint, collage and mixed media to tell visual stories, inspired by Jo Baer’s paintings in the galleries. Working on large and small scales, we will experiment with a wide range of materials and mark-making techniques to create works for an exhibition at the end of the course.

10:30 - 13:00 session suitable for ages 8-11
14:00 - 16:30 session suitable for ages 5-7

Admission

Full price: £140
Concession: £70

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516c10

Clay Half-Term Course

  • 26 — 29 May 2015 ,

In this course we will think about ‘modern myths’ using paper clay and different ceramic techniques. With these materials we will create characters and objects from fairytale and superhuman stories.

Selected pieces will be fired to be collected after the course.

10:30 - 13:00 session suitable for ages 5-7
14:00 - 16:30 session suitable for ages 8-11

Admission

Full price: £140
Concession: £70

Website

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/1516c07

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