Art Licks Weekend 2013 Learning Tour, Photo: Sam Nightingale

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. 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.

Art Licks’ learning strand wishes to encourage the understanding, appreciation and development of contemporary visual art in London to local communities. Through its tours, workshops and discussion events, Art Licks promotes learning, understanding and the value of these risk-taking galleries and self-led initiatives.

Art Licks are looking to collaborate with schools and local community groups to facilitate tours and artist led workshops, hoping to inspire young people to consider higher education and career paths in the arts.

Tours for schools or groups

Following the model of the existing Art Licks Tours, this is an opportunity for your class or group to walk and talk their way around the Art Licks Weekend. Led by us, you’ll see a selection of the exhibitions and we’ll arrange for some of the artists, curators or gallerists to be there to meet you, answer your questions and tell you their stories. Talk to us about the topics you’re currently studying and we’ll do our best to plan a bespoke tour for you.

Discussion Event

Spotlight On: Next Steps

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.

Speakers: Hugh Barrell & Nathan Bryant (Peckham Print Studio), Johnny Batten (Studio Makecreate), Kiera Blakey (Legion TV), and Andrea Francke (artist)

Chair: Laura Wilson (Chisenhale, Offsite and Education Organiser)

Sunday 5 October, 2–4pm

Chisenhale Gallery, 64 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ

Free but booking required. 

You can listen to a recording of the talk on the Chisenhale website, here.


If you are planning a visit to the Art Licks Weekend with a school or youth group then we are happy to support you with suggested walking routes, recommended artworks and exhibition spaces, critical exploration, discussion topics and activities. If you would like us to help you plan your visit please get in touch.


Interested in joining us, or want to find out more? Get in touch with Art Licks’ Learning Coordinator, Jenny Ohlson: jenny@artlicks.com.