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.
Peer Crit

Bow Skills Peer Crit, with FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan

  • 17 September 2020 6-10:30pm

Join us to present your art work, hear feedback from peers and join the conversation with special guest award-winning British textile designer and FESPA Textile Ambassador Debbie McKeegan. In this session the guest creative will start by sharing their personal and professional practice, before facilitating a conversation around each presenting artists’ work.

Debbie McKeegan is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary creative and renowned digital print pioneer, with over 25 years’ experience within the Textile manufacturing industry. Debbie is the CEO of TexIntel, a British digital textile printing company, and has a unique insight that combines creativity with a deep knowledge of traditional manufacturing process and the essential application of disruptive digital technologies.

Evening Features
· The evening will provide 5 slots to present and 5 slots to join the conversation
· The guest artist's introduction to their artistic and professional practice
· Each of the 5 presenting artists have 20 minutes to present and discuss work
· The evening ends with drinks and opportunity to chat

During the evening you can
· Hear from an established artist and curator
· Hear from peers
· Present your work (up to 5 artists)
· Join the conversation
· Meet other artists with similar concerns

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

About Debbie McKeegan
As a multi-disciplinary creative and renowned digital print pioneer, Debbie McKeegan holds over 25 years’ experience within the Textile manufacturing industry. An award winning Textile designer, and lifetime manufacturer of printed products for Fashion and Interiors, she has a unique insight that combines creativity with a deep knowledge of traditional manufacturing process and the essential application of disruptive digital technologies. Her family have been printing since 1968.

McKeegan has been winning Awards for over fifteen years, her first award given by the BIDA (British Interior Design Association) back in 2003, for a ground-breaking collection of Digital Furnishing Fabrics, created under license with the Andy Warhol Foundation, based in New York. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Digital Entrepreneur Awards | Best Small Business category, and in 2018 she won a Silver FESPA Award for Roll to Roll Textiles, with the "Royal Floral" Fabric collection, a specialised collection of Fire Resistant fabrics for Contract Interiors.

Debbie McKeegan is the CEO of TexIntel. TexIntel are focused on Digital Textile Printing, Print Production and the supporting Software and Automation technologies and Consumables, Textiles and Machinery for the Fashion marketplace, Decorative Interiors, including Home Furnishings, for both Residential and Contract Industries. Their breadth of production experience encompasses both analogue and digital technologies across all print processes, be that Analogue or Digital, using Dye Sublimation, Reactive, Pigment, Solvent or Latex print process.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £10/7 for presents and £3/2 for attendees (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

Website

https://bowarts.org/bow-skills/per-crit-debbie-mckeegan

Art Opportunities Talk

Bow Skills Talk: A guide to open calls, applications and art opportunities

  • 20 October 2020 6:30-7:30pm

In this talk, based on their experience working behind the Ashurst Emerging Art Prize and with individual artists, Caitlin Smith and Conrad Carvalho will discuss open calls, applications and art opportunities with our Director of Arts & Events Sophie Hill.

They will discuss how to find the right opportunities for your work, how to approach this realistically and how to engage with applications as effectively as possible, giving specific examples throughout. This talk will offer practical, actionable tips which can be applied across applications for open calls, residencies and other art opportunities, with a focus on a methodical and organised approach for any kind of application. This talk aims to help artists look objectively at what they are already doing and develop this to be as effective as possible, whilst also providing guidance on where to source reputable opportunities.

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

About Caitlin Smith

Caitlin has been working in Visual Arts for over 13 years and has worked across many facets of the industry from commercial sales to marketing and event management with a range of clientele. She was lucky to be awarded the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Research Fellowship in 2011 where she developed her skills and passion for working with both emerging artists and platforms, as well as those who are working within more niche areas namely across visual, performance and photography. Currently she is the Marketing Consultant for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, a Board Member for performing arts platform Insights Platforms and gives support to a range of clients from individual Artists to more established organisations with developing their audience engagement and reach. At the centre of Caitlin’s drive is the desire to support projects and platforms with their audience outreach through marketing and business development strategy. In turn she hopes this actively encourages more people from the wider public context to confidently engage with the industry as a whole, believing that more awareness and more engagement can positively impact the growth of the Arts as a whole.

About the Ashurst Emerging Art Prize

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize offers 8 awards overall to emerging artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skilful execution. We understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country. The prize was started with the aim of being different to the more faceless, unapproachable prize model seen so often. With a key focus on offering something that benefits all artists and entrants, not just the shortlisted and winning ones, the prize offers an annual talks programme open to all artists, advice blog, application feedback for early entrants and the featuring of entrants in their ongoing campaigns and projects. Ashurst's aim in sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize and Emerging Artist Programme is to find, build and support the careers of talented international emerging artists and get their art seen by a wider audience.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets £10/7 (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists)

Website

https://bowarts.org/bow-skills-art-opps

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

http://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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