2 – 4 October 2015

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

For those of you that didn’t catch them over the Art Licks Weekend, we have put together a selection of recordings from the Radio Anti broadcasts! Listen here

Next Year

We will now start working towards the Art Licks Weekend 2016! If you’d like to be kept in the loop with updates & deadlines for applying in 2016, sign up to our newsletter.

Thank you!

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s Art Licks Weekend, and to everyone who visited over the last four days! It’s been a fantastic year and we are extremely grateful to everyone who got involved. And thank you to the great British weather for staying sunny!

Words, Signs, Years

For the festival, Flat Time House work offsite at the Peckham Liberal Club with artist Rory Pilgrim to present an evening of spoken word, visuals and music. Book your tickets!

Words, Signs, Years

For the last event of the festival, Flat Time House go off-site to the Peckham Liberal Club for spoken word, visuals and music, 6.30pm. Read more.

Radio Anti

For the last day of the festival, listen in to Radio Anti for broadcasts from 12-6pm! Listen here.

Artist Talk

Head to our festival hub, The Nines today for performances from Spontaneous Combustion and an artist talk by Lucy Joyce, discussing her project for the festival with The Ballad of Peckham Rye.

Hackney discussions

If you’re in Hackney today, be sure to visit SIB for a screening event from the ARKA Group, and then pop over to Lychee One for ‘a reading, a perforamnce, and a screening’ from 4-8.30pm.

Like Artists’ Books?

Look out for the Kiosk Independent Publishers Fair this afternoon at the Peckham Pelican, and the launch of Tamarin Norwood’s limited edition artist book and 7? vinyl record at SE8 gallery.

Tremolo Projects

Don’t miss this afternoon’s Tremolo Projects’ performance event at Hackney’s Middlesex Filter Beds, 3-4pm! Read more.

Banner Repeater

Paul Teasdale, Louisa Riley Smith & Ami Clarke in discussion 2pm today at Banner Repeater. Read more.

Saturday tours

Book on to Art Licks Weekend tours in Deptford or Hackney tomorrow and have a tour guide take you round some of the festival highlights. Book here.

i-D feature

Thanks to i-D magazine for the write-up on the opening night of the festival. Glad you had such a good time! Read here.

Radio Anti

Radio Anti will be broadcasting live today, tomorrow & Sunday from 12-6pm. A daily programme of interviews, performances and music – with all content from festival participants. Listen here.

Peckham Tour tonight

Still a few tickets left for tonight’s tour of Peckham, running from 5-7pm. See some of the festival highlights and meet the artists and curators behind it all! Book here.

Desktop Residency

Especially for the Art Licks Weekend, curatorial project Desktop Residency have invited four artists to present works available to download and have as your desktop wallpapers, for the duration of the festival only! Download here.

Festival Open!

The Art Licks Weekend 2015 festival has officially opened! Go out and enjoy!

Deptford Party!

After you’ve seen some festival exhibitions and events tonight, head down to Deptford for a party at Res., with a DJ set by Daddy’s Got Muscles!

The Art Newspaper

From Peckham to Bethnal Green, The Art Newspaper pick out their festival highlights. Read here.


Pippa Koszerek speaks to Natasha Kahn & Paul Cole of DOLPH projects about their Art Licks Weekend exhibition for a-n magazine. Read here.

Sculpting the Line

Explore the sculptural properties of working in wax with this hands-on workshop with Giles Corby. Tonight & Saturday morning. Read more.

Festival Trailer

We’ve just launched the festival trailer by artist, Lawrence Lek. There’s a tube strike, but with trains running, you can jump onto the train, the night lasts sixty seconds… Watch here.

Res. Party!

Res. will be hosting a party to celebrate the opening of the Art Licks Weekend on Thursday, with a DJ set by Daddy’s Got Muscles… Read more.

Time Out

Be sure to pick up a copy of Time Out magazine this morning as there is a nice feature on the festival! Or read it here.

Joey Holder

aqnb interview Joey Holder about her exhibition, ‘Exta’ at Res. as part of the Art Licks Weekend. Read here.

Evening Standard

From a car park to an arcade bar, the Evening Standard interviews some of the artists taking part in the Art Licks Weekend. Read here.

Get licked.

aqnb have selected their festival highlights to help you plan your weekend. Read here.

Art and the Unexpected

As part of the festival’s learning programme, Art Licks takes the theme of ‘Art and the Unexpected’ for a discussion event at South London Gallery with artists: Larry Achiampong, Jenny Hunt & Holly Darton, Lucy Joyce and Daniel Kelly. Book your tickets.

Eva Papamargariti Interview

aqnb interview artist Eva Papamargariti, whose work is currently showing at the group exhibition, ‘Faith Dollars, Tax Free Imagination and Uptown Bliss’ at Assembly Point (part of Art Licks Weekend 2015). Read here.


Apollo magazine include the Art Licks Weekend in their selection of the best exhibitions and events coming up in London for Autumn! Read here.

Pick up your festival printed guides

We have just distributed the printed festival guide to all our partner galleries (CGP London, Chisenhale, Gasworks, SPACE, South London Gallery). Make sure you pop in to one to pick up your copy!

Radio Anti

Radio Anti is the 2015 festival radio station, broadcasting a programme of performances, interviews, discussion and music every day throughout the Weekend. Read more.


Book on to a festival tour and ensure you don’t miss some festival highlights! Based in Hackney, Peckham and New Cross: book here.


Follow us on twitter to keep up-to-date on the latest festival news @artlicks.

Full Programme Announced

The full programme for the Art Licks Weekend 2015 is now live on our website. See the programme of events and exhibitions, and explore our interactive map here.

Art Licks Weekend 2015 dates announced!

The dates for the Art Licks Weekend 2015 have just been announced. This year’s festival will run from Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October, with an opening night on Thursday 1st.