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 to everyone who took part, and to everyone who visited this year’s Art Licks Weekend. Another fantastic year!
Workweek Prize 2016: winner announced!
Congratulations to Finishing Touch and Laura Malacart for winning Artquest’s Workweek Prize 2016!
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.
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
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
‘A Lingering Self Doubt…’
‘A Lingering Self Doubt…’ – performances from Lexi Strauss at AMP today, 2-4pm. Read more
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
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
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.
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.
‘Another Proposal’ opens tonight at ANDOR’s new gallery space in London Fields for the festival. Read more
It’s not the digging, it’s the dirt
Tune in to DIRT’s live online broadcasts, ‘It’s not the digging, it’s the dirt’, from 12-6pm. Read more
Nolo: Curating the Body: Public Rehearsal
Open rehearsals that mark the culmination of The Uncollective’s cross cultural residency between London and Montreal – today, 1-3pm at Guest Projects. Read more
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.
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
Art Licks Weekend: The best of London’s independent scene
ArtRabbit present their festival highlights, including Assembly Point, arebyte, DKUK Salon, Castor Projects, DOLPH, hARTslane, The Koppel Project, Enclave, The Ryder Project. 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.
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
DKUK: An interview with Daniel Kelly
Festival partners Video In Common interview Daniel Kelly about his artist led project space, DKUK Salon. “DKUK is a salon, a gallery; it’s my art practice, it’s my business, and my life”. Watch here
aqnb top picks
aqnb select their festival top picks, including The Living Room, 12ø, the sitting room, The White Building, and A- – -Z’s online project, Status Quo. Read here
‘The artist-run spaces in London to get to know’
‘Beneath the city’s gentrification, artist-run spaces are thriving with the freedom to set their own agendas.’ – thank you Francesca Gavin for a great Dazed article, including Castor Projects, Dolph Projects, Ladette Space, news of the world, Passen-gers, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, & The Koppel Project.
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
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
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
Ever thought of using your front living room as a gallery space? Be sure to visit the icing room, Why Don’t You..? HQ, Ingrid, Ladette Space, Bede House Projects, and the sitting room over the Art Licks Weekend to meet a group of curators and artists who are doing just that!
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!
The Bomb Factory & East Bristol Contemporary
For ALW, the Bomb Factory in North London will be taken over by East Bristol Contemporary for a one-weekend group show of Bristol based artists. Read more
Window Cleaner (Performance)
Over the festival weekend look out for the multi-venue performance by Charlie Rawson; working between the exhibitions and the viewer.
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.
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 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
Booking Open – Education: Finding an Alternative
You can now reserve a place for our festival discussion event, ‘Education: Finding an Alternative’ on Sunday 2 Oct, 3-5pm at The White Building. Book your free ticket here.
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.
Printed festival guides
The festival printed guides are now available from participating spaces and further venues across London – keep your eyes peeled for one!
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.
2016 Programme Announced
The Art Licks Weekend 2016 programme has now been announced. You can start to plan your festival weekend with the full website listing.
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
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.
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.
Fundraising for the Art Licks Weekend, A.L.T. is a Collection of functional objects for the home designed and made by a select group of artists. View and purchase items from the Collection here.
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.