30 September – 2 October 2016

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


Christmas Gifts

Looking for Christmas gifts for your family and friends? View the A.L.T. Collection of objects made for the home by up & coming artists for beautiful, unique pieces; all funds raised support edition of the Art Licks Weekend. View the Collection.

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who took part, and to everyone who visited this year’s Art Licks Weekend. Another fantastic year!

Education: Finding an Alternative

Art Licks discussion event this afternoon at The White Building exploring higher education and new ways of learning; hear from those who have set-up alternative forms of education, peer-led communities and informal groups for knowledge exchange. Read more

Liquid Assets

Emily Hawes & Sophia Simensky’s installation blends pool-infused ceramics, socially conscious sonic research and non-slip textures. On Peckham Common by the fountain. Read more


Today at Res., The Empath Group will discuss what it means to be an ‘Empath’, investigating how this word can frame experiences, and how it can be used to construct a group identity. Read more

Charlie Rawson

Look out for Charlie Rawson today with her Window Cleaning performance. She’ll be visiting Seen Fifteen, Why Don’t You HQ, ASC Gallery & ASC Studios, The Koppel Project and Lubomirov Angus-Hughes.

Assembly Point

Assembly Point open their studios today, with refreshments available from the Work-Form Editions Cocktail Bar. Their current exhibition by Sam Smith & Andrea Zucchini will also be open. Read more


Look out for ‘Tied’, a performance along the River Thames this morning and tomorrow (10-11am) by artist collective XAP. Read more

Window Cleaner

Today and tomorrow, artist Charlie Rawson will be carrying out her multi-venue performance ‘Window Cleaner’; working between the exhibitions and the viewer. Look out for her across Peckham & Deptford today.

Another Proposal

‘Another Proposal’ opens tonight at ANDOR’s new gallery space in London Fields for the festival. Read more

Friday to Sunday

After a great opening night, the Art Licks Weekend continues from today until Sunday, with venues open 12-6pm. Plan your route with our online interactive map.

London’s unusual artist-run spaces

Thank you a-n News for the Art Licks Weekend preview; ‘A recurring theme throughout the festival is the idea of taking art beyond the white-walled space.’ Read here

Status Quo: live

A- – -Z presents Status Quo, for which the following artists have made a GIF in relation to a statement they wish to spread: Matt Calderwood, Marialaura Ghidini, Evan Ifekoya, Keep it Complex – Make it Clear (Kathrin Böhm & Rosalie Schweiker), Paul Kneale, Mark Leckey, Martha Rosler, Erica Scourti, Patrick Staff.

Friday ALW Tour

Start your weekend with a walking tour of festival spaces in Peckham, led by artist Tom Lovelace: tomorrow, 5-7pm. Book here

Launch night!

The Art Licks Weekend launches tonight across participating spaces from 6-9pm! Then running from Friday to Sunday, 12-6pm each day. Plan your route using our online map.

Radio Anti: Stars and Entrails

Join Radio Anti on Saturday for a live broadcast performance about their recent research into foley sound, equivalence and mimesis as part of the Art Licks Weekend. Read more

fresh ‘n’ frozen

For the festival, artist collective 12ø have created a ‘deliverable’ exhibition using a form of accessibility that is normally used for food delivery. Read more

London Sculpture Workshop

For ALW, London Sculpture Workshop are offering free workshop tours and artist surgeries focused on materials, techniques, equipment, marketing and developing proposals. Read more

Social System Dance

DKUK Salon will launch their new salon space on Rye Lane for the Art Licks Weekend, with this exhibition by Ilona Sagar. Sagar presents archival materials from the Peckham Experiment, a pioneering project designed to cultivate whole-community health. Read more


Look out for our posters across the London Overground lines – thank you TFL!


Leeds-based group SPUR have created a set of free self-adhesive stickers by three artists for the festival. Collect them at participating spaces including ASC Gallery, AMP, Ladette Space, Bede House Projects, Seen Fifteen, DKUK, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes and Cypher.

Window Cleaner (Performance)

Over the festival weekend look out for the multi-venue performance by Charlie Rawson; working between the exhibitions and the viewer.

The Burning Of The Coops

The Burning of the Coops is a book launch and solo show cum reading room by Laura Morrison, set in a private apartment for ALW. Read more

Elements of Religion: UA (2013-16)

Don’t miss this ALW exhibtion – a retrospective of the artist collective UA: working towards collaborative art practice through religious tools, concepts and myths. Read more

Our Apocalypse

Our Apocalypse is an exhibition of work by artist and musician Mark Siebert employing the language of SimCity to explore fears of extinction, showing at Passen-gers for ALW. Don’t miss the artist’s talk on Saturday 3-4pm. Read more

Status Quo: Artists Confirmed

The artists contributing to A—Z’s Status Quo project have now been confirmed – download GIFs from the following artists from 29th Sept: Matt Calderwood, Marialaura Ghidini, Evan Ifekoya, Keep it Complex – Make it Clear (Kathrin Böhm & Rosalie Schweiker), Paul Kneale, Mark Leckey, Martha Rosler, Erica Scourti, and Patrick Staff.

Education: Finding an Alternative

Speakers now confirmed for the festival discussion event, ‘Education: Finding an Alternative’. Hear from Sarah-Joy Ford (representing School of the Damned), Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau (The Bad Vibes Club) and Marie Toseland (Open School East) and Rosalie Schweiker (Chair) on Sunday 2 Oct, 3-5pm. Read more.

Printed festival guides

The festival printed guides are now available from participating spaces and further venues across London – keep your eyes peeled for one!

Status Quo

A—Z present Status Quo, for which artists will make a GIF in relation to a statement they wish to spread. The GIFs will be available for download and to share on social media for the duration of the festival, from 29 September to 2 October. Read more.

Festival Tours

Explore a selection of festival highlights on an Art Licks Weekend guided walking tour. This year’s tours will be run by artists Lucy Joyce and Tom Lovelace. Book ahead.


ALW has partnered with LUX, who will present the exhibition CONSTRUCTS with Katie Hare, Callum Hill, and Ellie Power in their new space in North London. Read more.

Workweek Prize 2016 shortlist announced

Congatulations to the following spaces & projects who have been shortlisted for Artquest’s 2016 festival Workweek Prize: Castor Projects, DIRT, Finishing Touch, Solid Gone, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, and Transition Gallery. Read more