You are invited to join us for Summer Open Studios on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th June from 11am to 6pm. The weekend will have a festival-feel as the artists open their studio doors to invite you in for our ever-popular two day event to visit and buy from our artists, designers and makers. This year, in selected studios, we’re introducing 13 Minutes With… a series of free talks, happenings and demonstrations. Join us to experience first hand the fascinating variety of work on show at the Chocolate Factory. No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Our favourite local Pop-Up Café, Alibi Pantry will be serving drinks and cakes over the weekend.
Spend 13 Minutes With… selected artists for talks, happenings, demonstrations, which give you insights into their practices.
TIMETABLE OF TALKS Click here.
Alexandra Blum is thrilled to be returning to the Minesweeper Collective’s fascinating boat to lead her next drawing workshop from the deck of their Minesweeper in London on Sunday 14th August. Together you’ll use the dynamic relationship between the boat, surrounding tidal creek, decaying buildings and new constructions to focus on drawing movement through time and space. Suitable for all levels of experience. http://www.alexblum.co.uk/minesweeper_drawing_workshop_august_14_2016.htm Book by 27th July for your early bird discount!
We’re delighted to introduce our first Pop-Up cafe at the Chocolate Factory Open Studios this coming weekend – including the Friday Night Private View, so no need to go hungry after work! Ali and her wonderful cafe Alibi Pantry can be found upstairs in studio F3.
Open Studios Private View Friday 17th June 6.30-9.30pm
Saturday/Sunday 18/19th June 11am-6pm
Aneta in G2 will be showing her latest work in sculptural ceramics.
Deborah Coleman is working on fabric designs for her “Urban Weeds” collection, which will be on show at Studio G8 and also at Morley Gallery 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE81 7HT from June 30th – July 8th.
Amelia Humber, Studio F2, will be showing new work from a series of Scottish and Cornish landscapes
Lina Peterson Studio G5 will be selling a range of colourful and tactile jewellery at Open Studios this summer, including carved and painted wooden pendants and earrings made from light and wearable lime wood. There will also be a chance to see some of Lina’s one-off pieces made from a range of materials including textiles, concrete and metal.
Jo Davies, G6 will be showing new porcelain vessels that explore the figure while remaining abstract.
At the Open Studio Rude in studio F11 will be showing a mix of new prints and some paintings that sit along side them.
A series of prints and paintings, showing a window view out on Capital Cities.