Art Licks Weekend 2017

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Finding Solutions
28 September – 1 October 2017

The Art Licks Weekend is a festival that showcases the work of pioneering young artists, curators, galleries and project spaces in London.

Updates

Workweek Prize Winner

Workweek Prize Winner

2 October 2017

Congratulations to Turf Projects showing Saelia Aparicio Torinos in Peaks & Troughs, just announced as the winners of Artquest's 2017 Workweek Prize. Read more.

Thank you!

Thank you!

2 October 2017

A very big thank you to all the participants that took part in this year's Art Licks Weekend, and to all who visited the festival. It was a fantastic edition of the festival that marked its fifth year, and explored the theme of Finding Solutions. We hope you enjoyed it!

Last Day: Skelf Art Feast

Last Day: Skelf Art Feast

1 October 2017

Don't miss your opportunity to download new artworks from the twelve artists taking part in our online project, Skelf: Art Feast. View & download here.

Cabaret

Cabaret

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ performanceClub, 4-8.30pm. Rounding off the 2017 festival, performanceClub presents a multi-faceted audio visual event showcasing work from +15 artists. Read more.

Business as Usual

Business as Usual

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ Castor, 12-6pm. Site-specific installation by Alan Magee, drawing from the commercialisation of domestic work and the nature of labour. Read more.

Town Gas Hosts: Closing Lunch Conversation

Town Gas Hosts: Closing Lunch Conversation

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ Troy Town Pottery, 1-3pm. An informal conversation, with food, about how we find alternative and shared spaces for making. Read more.

Allen Road Sculpture Park: Performance & Discussion

Allen Road Sculpture Park: Performance & Discussion

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ GRAFT, 4-6pm. An informal performance & discussion that investigates the function of private spaces in an arts context. Read more.

I WANT MY IDEAL PASTE: GOO

I WANT MY IDEAL PASTE: GOO

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ KELDER, 3-5pm. A family day with artists from the exhibition leading activities based on goo, slime and gunge. Read more.

JPEG Crush

JPEG Crush

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ The Nines, 2-4pm. Glitch workshop from DKUK with Kasper Ravel. Read more.

THE FIRST 100% OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ART EDUCATION OPEN-DAY

THE FIRST 100% OFFICIAL UNOFFICIAL ART EDUCATION OPEN-DAY

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ SET, 12-5pm. An informal open day exploring the plural experiences of alternative art schools. Read more.

Hell-p Me

Hell-p Me

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ Platform Southwark, 5-6.30pm. Poetry collective Little Grape Jelly open up the limits of digital communication within the interactive installation of Nexus Space. Read more.

Workshop with Cara Rainbow

Workshop with Cara Rainbow

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ Morley Gallery, 12-3pm. Artist Cara Rainbow invites you to a drop-in workshop to collectively create a new city landscape. Read more.

Sunday Demonstrations

Sunday Demonstrations

1 October 2017

Sunday event @ Number 13, 12.30-3.30pm. Exhibition demonstrations and performances from Amanda Couch, Sarah Gillham & Mindy Lee. Read more.

FavourBank

FavourBank

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Diaspore, 2-6pm. Diaspore are starting a bank. It's called FavourBank and instead of lending money, it lends help. Read more.

Brainchild Events

Brainchild Events

30 September 2017

Saturday events @ Platform Southwark, 2pm & 7pm. Visit Brainchild today for two events: Inside technology with Flow Conceptions and AV double-bill.

'Group Show' - Conclusion

'Group Show' - Conclusion

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Light Eye Mind, 7.30-10.30pm. A conculsion to 12ø's podcast series 'Group Show'; an evening of talking and music with Caitlin Merrett King, Molejoy, Abigails Tails. Read more.

Walking Talking Drawing Tour

Walking Talking Drawing Tour

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Unit 28b, 12-2pm. Join artist Jake Caleb for a drawing tour through South Bermondsey. Read more.

Printed Matters: a conversation on economics

Printed Matters: a conversation on economics

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Seen Fifteen, 3pm. A discussion event that will explore the different aspects of the printed matter and its trends. Read more.

Feelings About Our Libraries

Feelings About Our Libraries

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ New Cross Library, 1-1.30pm. Screening of this film that explores feelings about our libraries; voluntary run and those lost & threatened with closure. Read more.

Assembly Point

Assembly Point

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Assembly Point, 12-6pm. AP artists open their studios today to the public, including the project bodyfacespace with Emily Hawes, Natalia Janula & Sophia Simensky.

making + re-imagining on the Thames Beach

making + re-imagining on the Thames Beach

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Thames Riverside, 1.30-5pm. AltMFA present an improvised live art event on the beach of the River Thames in Bermondsey / Rotherhithe. Read more.

Cara Rainbow: Artist's talk

Cara Rainbow: Artist's talk

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Morley Gallery, 2-3pm. Cara Rainbow gives a tour of City Storeys and Folk Tails in which she will discuss the construction of the worlds & characters within the exhibition. Read more.

Archiving Fever: Here I am, there you are.

Archiving Fever: Here I am, there you are.

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ PAPRIKA, 11am-6pm. The second stage of PAPRIKA's project, Archiving Fever that will investigate archive through performance. Read more.

Shelf Show: Calvin & A Solution

Shelf Show: Calvin & A Solution

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Hackney Downs, 3pm. A new performance with artist Calvin Laing. Booking essential. Read more.

Tune-in

Tune-in

30 September 2017

Saturday event @Banner Repeater, 2-3pm. Tune in for the Live Broadcast Chat Show with Zarina Muhammad today and tomorrow. Read more.

Constellations: Artist Talk

Constellations: Artist Talk

30 September 2017

Saturday event @numer02, 5-6pm. Artist Claudia Sinigaglia discusses her exhibition Constellations at number02. Read more.

Town Gas Hosts: Building Solutions in Clay

Town Gas Hosts: Building Solutions in Clay

30 September 2017

Saturday event @Town Gas, 12-2pm. A workshop that encourages participants to think about how artists can create new solutions for places and shared spaces. Read more.

BLOB

BLOB

30 September 2017

Saturday event @KELDER, 3-6pm. Discussion and screening of artists' shorts and excerpts from creature features. Read more.

Passen-gers Performances

Passen-gers Performances

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ Passen-gers, 4pm & 6pm. Performances for the evening from Evy Jokhova and Julie Hill.

Pragmatic Approaches to Art Making

Pragmatic Approaches to Art Making

30 September 2017

Saturday event @The Bomb Art Factory, 6-8pm. Curator, Hannah Thorne leads a Q&A with the artists from Female Trouble on Pragmatic Approaches to Art Making. Read more.

Tube Performances

Tube Performances

30 September 2017

Saturday events @Victoria Line, from 9.30pm. Not one, but two collectives will take on underground train carriages this evening as the location for their performance events. Find both Word In Transit and dissolutions on the Vicotria Line!

Today: BYOB

Today: BYOB

30 September 2017

Saturday event @ SPACE, 6-10pm. LUX presents an installation of moving image, its second Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) event with SPACE. Read more.

Review: Philip Ewe

Review: Philip Ewe

30 September 2017

Thank you to Doggerland for a great review of Philip Ewe's performance, 'don't shoot the messenger' at Bede House on Thursday evening. You can still see Philip's exhibition at the space today & tomorrow.

Friday in Deptford

Friday in Deptford

29 September 2017

If you are visiting Deptford today for festival projects, stick around into the evening for performances at Enclave and news of the world and Janusware 2nd Cycle at Res. All kicking off from 7pm.

THE SCI-FI POWERVERSE

THE SCI-FI POWERVERSE

29 September 2017

Friday event @ Rollins St, 6-11pm. An extravaganza of art, performance, and discussion from CAMPerVAN: a queer nomadic performance space which can be deployed anywhere. Read more.

Art in Parks

Art in Parks

29 September 2017

Friday events with 12ø, The Mons Mensae Pavilion & Array, 12-6pm. Look out for these projects as they shift daily around different public parks! Today they are in Burgess Park, Peckham Rye & Fordham Park.

Käfig

Käfig

29 September 2017

Friday event @ HOUSERULES, 3-6pm. An experimental piece of theatre evolving over three days through chance methods and improvisation. Read more.

ART//GAMES//HACKATHON

ART//GAMES//HACKATHON

29 September 2017

Friday event @ Studio Gibson/Martelli, 6-9pm. Artists, coders & technologists have hacked experimental art game prototypes; this is your chance to meet at quizz them. Read more.

Houellebecq Girl

Houellebecq Girl

29 September 2017

Friday event @ Unit 28b, Penarth Centre, 7.30-9pm. Screening of experimental romance film, 'Houellebecq Girl' by J Dunleavy & L Dodgson. Read more.

Suddenly They Stop

Suddenly They Stop

29 September 2017

Friday event at Kingsgat PS, 6-9pm. A new performance work by Hannah Lees that uses the Ancient Greek water clock method for measuring time. Read more.

I WANT MY IDEAL PASTE: SLUDGE

I WANT MY IDEAL PASTE: SLUDGE

29 September 2017

Friday event @ KELDER, 7-9pm. An evening of aural and material performances featuring Col Self & Body Drift, Sweet Heave, Melanie Börner & more. Read more.

Number 13: workshop & performances

Number 13: workshop & performances

29 September 2017

Friday event @ Number 13, 12.30-3.30pm. Catch a workshop & performances today by Tom Walker, Carl Gent and Fritha Jenkins. Read more.

Skelf: Art Feast - now online!

Skelf: Art Feast - now online!

28 September 2017

The festival's online project, Skelf: Art Feast extends the reach of the Art Licks Weekend beyond the edges of the map and encourages you to take the work home with you. Twelve artists have made work for you to download - you have until the end of the festival on Sunday to do so. Read more.

ArtRabbit

ArtRabbit

28 September 2017

We partnered with ArtRabbit to feature the entire Art Licks Weekend programme in the ArtRabbit app. Get the free ArtRabbit app to bookmark your faves, get directions and track what you’ve already seen. Read more.

a-n article

a-n article

28 September 2017

Thank you a-n for a great feature on the Art Licks Weekend, including your top 10 highlights. Read here.

Friday Tour

Friday Tour

28 September 2017

Kick off your weekend with our Friday tour of festival projects in New Cross / Deptford from 5-7pm. Visiting: Array, The Old Police Station, Vulpes Vulpes, Gossamer Fog, Res., Enclave, news of the world.

Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB)

Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB)

25 September 2017

For this year's ALW Artist Moving Image Programme, LUX and SPACE present their second Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) event on Saturday at SPACE, 6-10pm. Read More.

Francesca Gavin's Top Picks

Francesca Gavin's Top Picks

25 September 2017

Francesca Gavin has selected her top picks of the Art Licks Weekend: "incl tacos, billboards, police cells, glitch, favours and free lunch"... Read here.

Evening Standard Highlight

Evening Standard Highlight

25 September 2017

Thanks to the Evening Standard for selecting us as one of this week's cultural highlights! Read here.

Festival Countdown

Festival Countdown

25 September 2017

Not long to wait before the Art Licks Weekend opens on Thursday evening (6-9pm), and then running from Friday to Sunday. Use our map to plan your daily route round the 65 spaces taking part.

Participatory Festival Events

Participatory Festival Events

19 September 2017

Looking for something participatory? From hands-on making to talks, discussions or just hanging out, here’s a few recommendations for ways you can get involved in this years programme. Read more.

Festival Tours

Festival Tours

14 September 2017

Explore the festival on a guided walking tour. The artist-led tours are taking place from Friday to Sunday in Deptford, Hackney and Peckham; or for the really keen, Your Beautiful Collective will explore east and north London on the Saturday afternoon. Read more.

Posters

Posters

12 September 2017

The Art Licks Weekend 2017 posters are back from the printers: look out for them around town!

Artquest Workweek Prize 2017

Artquest Workweek Prize 2017

8 September 2017

Back for for the fifth year of the festival, Artquest has shortlisted 5 galleries and project spaces taking part in the Art Licks Weekend to be considered for the Workweek Prize. Read more.

Open Call: Bring Your Own Beamer

Open Call: Bring Your Own Beamer

7 September 2017

LUX have an open call for their Art Licks Weekend event, Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) which will be held in partnership with SPACE on Saturday 30 Sept. Read more.

Skelf Artists Announced

Skelf Artists Announced

5 September 2017

The artists taking part in the Art Licks Weekend online project, Skelf: Art Feast have just been announced! Read more.

Skelf: Art Feast

Skelf: Art Feast

14 August 2017

We are running a new online project for the Art Licks Weekend with artist-led Skelf. The project is called Skelf: Art Feast and is open for submissions, until 27 August. Read more / apply here.

Adapting to Survive

Adapting to Survive

7 August 2017

Art Licks was featured in a recent Art Newspaper article by Anny Shaw: 'In the wake of a wave of closures, galleries are adapting to survive'. Very pertinent considering this year's Art Licks Weekend theme of Finding Solutions. Read the article.

2017 Applications

25 July 2017

Thank you to everyone who applied to this year's Art Licks Weekend! The full programme will be announced on the festival website at the end of August. Watch this space.

ALW 2017

8 May 2017

The dates for this year's Art Licks weekend have been confirmed! The festival will open on the evening of Thursday 28 September and then run daily from Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 2017.

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