The dominant picture of the capital’s creative sector does not represent the wealth of projects happening amongst younger artists and curators in spaces outside of central London. Art Licks launched in 2010 and has since grown to provide an essential platform and voice for the lesser-known and under-represented activities that form the grassroots of visual culture in London.
Now in its second year, the Art Licks Weekend 2014 is a three-day event for which young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects are open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists.
With over 70 participating spaces showcasing 200+ artists, the Art Licks Weekend is a unique event that encompasses the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London; celebrating the creative energy of this young art scene. The festival concentrates on those pockets of artistic activity in east and south London where some of the most interesting exhibitions, events, screenings and performances take place – including Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Deptford, Elephant & Castle, Hackney, Hackney Wick, Haggerston, Lewisham and Peckham.
It is important that these initiatives and individuals are supported and their contribution to the diverse cultural landscape of London is celebrated as they form the future of its art scene. The Art Licks Weekend represents galleries and spaces that are risk-takers and have set themselves up on their own initiative often with little or no funding, delivering programmes that are exciting, relevant and innovative.
The Art Licks Weekend is free to all.
Public opening times:
3 – 5 October 2014
Preview: Thursday 2 October, 6-9pm
With thanks to the Art Licks Weekend 2014 Patrons.
Art Licks Weekend 2014 has partnered with the following organisations to deliver its programme:
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Download the Art Licks Weekend 2014 pdf press release here.
In the Press:
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Director: Holly Willats
Festival Coordinators: José da Silva & Eva Rowson
Learning Coordinator: Jen Aarvold
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Artquest’s Workweek Prize supports critical, risk-taking projects involved in the Art Licks Weekend. Five galleries and project spaces taking part in the festival were shortlisted by Artquest for the prize.
The shorlisted spaces were:
This year’s winner was D.I.G. Collective.
Read more on the Artquest website