David J Batchelor
Paul Eugune Riley
For two days the artists at Studio Voltaire will open their workspaces to the public. The event will include artist talks, screenings and drop-in family events as well as an opportunity to view the exhibition Currents by Glasgow-based artist Hayley Tompkins in Studio Voltaire's galleries.
For two days in July the artists at Studio Voltaire will open their workspaces to the public bringing a unique opportunity to view the diverse range of artworks that are produced within the 30 studios onsite. The event will include artist talks, screenings and drop-in family events as well as an opportunity to view the exhibition Currents by Glasgow-based artist Hayley Tompkins in Studio Voltaire’s galleries.
Studio Voltaire currently houses over 45 London- based artists, ranging from internationally recognised practitioners to recent graduates and includes two groups supporting artists with learning difficulties – Actionspace and Intoart. Our main objective is to create a supportive and critical atmosphere to develop diverse artistic practices. In recent years, the studios have also hosted a number of residencies; partner organisations have included Berlin Senate/Whitechapel Gallery, Scottish Arts Council/Collective Gallery, Art Links/British Council and Outset/Royal College of Art.
Studio Voltaire artist members include: Actionspace, Ray Andrews, Salvatore Arancio, David J Batchelor, Emma Bennett, Susanne Bürner, Kaye Donachie, Joelle Ford, Jeremy Glogan, Dave Hanger, Sara Haq, Intoart, Jonathan Joubert, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Elisabeth Lecourt, Arthur Medvedev, Dawn Mellor, Andy Parker, Matthew Poland, Frances Richardson, Paul Eugune Riley, Susan Spencer, Amy Stephens, Avis Underwood, Markus Vater.
Open House Events
Friday 29 July:
Preview, 7-9pm: Studio artists open their doors in conjunction with South London Last Friday. Displaying a range of approaches including painting, sculpture, installation, sound and film/ video.
Screening, 7.30pm, Studio 5: Studio artist Charlotte Gainsborg and Berlin Senate residency artist Susanne Bürner will screen recent film works.
Artist Talk, 7.30pm, Studio 2: Intoart discuss recent projects
Saturday 30 July:
Screening, Studio 5: Studio artist Charlotte Ginsborg and Berlin Senate residency artist Susanne Bürner will screen recent film works throughout the day.
Artist Talk, 2pm & 5pm, Studio 2: Intoart discuss recent projects
Exhibition Talk, 3pm, Gallery: Artist Phyllida Barlow hosts a tour of Hayley Tompkins’ new exhibition Currents in the Studio Voltaire galleries.
Family Workshop Drop-in family workshops will be led by Daniel Wallis throughout the day in Studio Voltaire’s yard. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Hayley Tompkins, Currents, Galleries
Studio Voltaire is pleased to present a new major commission by Glasgow based artist Hayley Tompkins occupying both gallery spaces.
Pardip’s Pop-up Party Shop, Studio 22
Actionspace artist Pardip Kapil invites you to enter his pop-up party shop and develop your own creations for the space
Actionspace artists Mary Ogunleye, Linda Bell and Nnena Kalu present their work
eVil Studio rota, Studio 27
Studio artist Andy Parker curates a group show of works from studio artists
Outset Prize Royal College of Art Residency Award
As part of the Outset Acquisition Fund for the Royal College of Art, a Painting post-graduate is awarded the Outset Prize. This award includes a 12 month studio space at Studio Voltaire as well as continued mentoring support from within the college. Avis Underwood, residency artist 2010 – 2011 and Jonathan Joubert, residency artist 2011- 2012 will present their work together in Studio 1.
Berlin Senate International Residency Programme
In collaboration with Berlin Senate’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Whitechapel Gallery, Studio Voltaire provides an annual residency for one artist from Berlin. The artist is provided with a studio space, stipend, accommodation and professional development. Susanne Bürner is the current resident artist and will be presenting a new body of film work developed during her time at Studio Voltaire.
About Studio Voltaire
Studio Voltaire is a leading independent contemporary arts organisation that exists to support artistic practices and create a space for thinking, experimentation and reflection; its main activities are the provision of affordable studios, a renowned programme of exhibitions, performances and commissions, and a pioneering education programme.
Studio Voltaire was initiated in 1994 by a collective of twelve artists who set up a studio space in a disused tram shed on Voltaire Road, Clapham and quickly grew to become a limited company in 1997. In response to the demand of low cost studios and dissatisfaction with the lack of exhibition space in the local area, the organisation moved to its current location in 1999. The move to a larger site of a derelict metal works factory enabled Studio Voltaire to increase its provision of affordable studios and offer a dedicated gallery space in a former chapel, adjacent to the studios. Following a period of major renovations, the organisation launched the new site and became a registered charity in 2001.
Studio Voltaire is core funded through income self generated by studio rents, commercial hires and trading. The remaining balance must be raised through public funding, trusts and foundations, individual and corporate giving and other fundraising activities. From April 2012, Studio Voltaire will become a part of Arts Council England’s National portfolio funding programme. The new funding scheme will provide vital support and underpin the organisation’s core costs.
For more information and/or images contact:
+44 (0)207 622 1294, email@example.com , www.studiovoltaire.org
Image: Currents, Hayley Tompkins
Friday 29 July 2011, 6 – 9pm
Saturday 30 July 2011, 12 – 6pm
1a Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR
All events and exhibitions are free, no booking required