3 – 5 October 2014

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


Radio Anti Recordings

Part of the Art Licks Weekend 2014 perforamnce programme was orchestrated in collaboration with Radio Anti, to explore the notion of hosting through broadcasting, expanding the reach of each performance beyond its immediate audience. You can now listen to the recordings here.

Performance programme today: Hackney

Performances today take place across Hackney 12-6pm, responding to the programme’s theme of ‘hosting’ through hospitality, exercise, consumption and collectivity. More here

Next Steps

Join us at Chisenhale Gallery today for our ‘Next Steps’ discussion event. Hear from artists, art professionals, artist assistants and cultural entrepreneurs about the routes they’ve chosen into their careers and how they make it work. Book here.


The Art Licks Weekend 2014 is now finished – thank you to all who took part, and all who visited this year’s festival. We hope you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you again next year!

Tune in: Radio Anti

Today’s performance programme will be taking place around Bermondsey and all performances will be broadcast live on radioanti.co.uk and on 87.5FM in the local area. Tune in! Full programme here.

Flickers in the Palms

For the ALW, Desktop Residency commissioned 8 artists to make works in response to objects from the V&A collection, download their works here.

Performance programme HOST launches tonight

The weekend’s performance programme starts tonight 6-9pm with m?ks?ko? at Hackney Downs station & Levack Lewandowski’s Orange, A Colour Ritual for Autumn at French Riviera. See the full programme here.


Need a festival Guide? Pick up the printed guides from festival Hubs in Peckham, Bermondsey, Hackney & Hackney Wick. Marked on the map in green.

Dazed Highlights

From a gamer’s IRL ode to the Circle line to shroom dining al-fresco”, Dazed & Confused select their Art Licks Weekend must-sees. Read the article.

this is tomorrow

With the Art Licks Weekend 2014 launch fast approaching, ‘this is tomorrow’ preview the festival programme. Read the article.

Magazine launch

We are delighted to release Issue 15 of the Art Licks magazine for Autumn, which features short interviews with Art Licks Weekend participants. Read more.

Fabienne Hess Interview

Jessie Bond interviewed Fabienne Hess in anticipation of the Art Licks Weekend, LUX screenings at Open School East this Sunday. Read more.

Art Licks X V&A

Join us tonight at the V&A! September’s Friday Late is a collaboration between the V&A and Art Licks and acts as a preview to the Art Licks Weekend. Read more.

Performance times

All HOST performance programme times and locations are now confirmed – plan your route! Read more.

Open Call: Fabienne Hess

Last few days to submit your least important image for Fabienne Hess’ LUX commission for the Art Licks Weekend. Read more.

Watch the Trailer

Sky Line is the most recent chapter of Lawrence Lek’s Bonus Levels, an ongoing project interrogating the representation of utopian narratives through videos and virtual worlds. Watch the project trailer.

Art Licks Weekend 2014 Party!

A party to celebrate the Art Licks Weekend 2014, hosted by Art Licks, 38b, The Grubby Mitts and the late night jams crew Sleepy Night Burger Party. On the Friday night at Peckham Liberal Club. Read more.

Daniel Kelly’s DKUK salon

Daniel Kelly’s DKUK salon comes to Peckham for the ALW performance programme on Friday & Saturday, 12-6pm. Appointments are available on the hour and can be booked by emailing dkuksalon@hotmail.com. Haircuts are offered on a pay what you can afford basis. Read more.

Art Licks @ V&A Late

As a prelude to the Art Licks Weekend festival, Art Licks have collaborated with the V&A for their September Friday Late (26th Sept, 6.30-10pm). Read more.

Spotlight On: Next Steps

Discussion event at Chisenhale. Hear from artists, art professionals, artist assistants & cultural entrepreneurs about the routes they’ve chosen into their careers and how they make it work. Part of the festival learning programme. Read more.

Artist Moving Image: Looking, Mediated

You can now book your spot for Looking, Mediated: a FREE screening of works by Johann Arens, Helen Benigson, Lucy Clout, Richard Healy, Fabienne Hess and Patrick Hough. In association with LUX. Read more.

Art Licks Weekend Tours

Book yourself on an Art Licks Weekend tour to hear the inside track on the exhibitions and events from the artists and curators behind them. Read more

Printed Guide & Posters

The posters and printed guide (with its fold-out-map) have arrived and will soon be distributed amongst participating spaces, partner galleries and London Overground. Keep an eye out for them!

Sky Line

Sky Line by Lawrence Lek is this year’s Digital Commission. The virtual Circle Line will link facsimiles of galleries and project spaces taking part in the festival. Read more

Performance Programme

The Performance Programme for this year’s festival has now been announced and will take the theme of ‘hosting’. Artist performances will take place hourly in public spaces across London during the festival. Read more.

Looking, Mediated

The inaugural Artist Moving Image Programme, in collaboration with LUX, has now been announced. Read more.

Application for ALW 2014 CLOSED

The application deadline for the Art Licks Weekend 2014 has now closed. Please keep an eye on our website as we’ll be announcing this year’s programme soon.

Application for ALW 2014 NOW OPEN!

The Art Licks Weekend 2014 application process is NOW OPEN! If you are interested in taking part in this year’s festival (3 – 5 October) please download the Application Form and Guidelines here. The deadline for returning the forms is Friday 27 June by 5pm