Laura showcases a new body of work begun in November 2018. A figurative departure, capturing processes of memory and the influx of imagery that cannot help but reflect both present conditions and previous knowledge. Irreverent, porous and scripted with political intent.Read More
As the opening exhibition of The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2018 closes at Orchard Place the exhibition will be heading off on tour. I am delighted that a series of my drawings were selected and won a prize, looking forward to seeing the exhibition in all its manifestations as it goes on tour.Read More
This text is written by Laura Hudson and was commissioned by artist Rachel Ara to accompany her work at the Barbican; with the aim of bringing into public domain some of the discursive, free ranging conversations the artist was having with the people around her, specifically around the idea of sweet spots and their political parallels. 'Work is made through a series of conversations so I wanted to share some of the ideas discussed that opened up the work more for me'.Read More
Beep (biennial exhibition of painting) is a contemporary painting prize drawing artists from all over the world. Beep supports imaginative and vibrant practice in contemporary painting & returns with an expanded programme of satellite painting led exhibitions, residencies and symposiums around the main prize show in partnership with Swansea galleries and educational organisations.Read More
I will be taking part in Open Studios this weekend. My studio #267, Telegraph Building, will be open 12-4pm Sat & Sun
Open Studios Weekend, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June 2018, 12-6pm Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Charlton, London SE18 5NR
Thames-Side Studios is the largest single-site studio provider in the UK. With nearly 500 studios we are home to a great spectrum of talent and interests.
The large site houses The London Sculpture Workshop, Thames-Side Gallery and Thames-Side Print Studios as well an impressive array of artists, designers and makers across all disciplines including: Painting and drawing, fashion design, carpentry, jewellery, millinery, photography, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and installation, tailoring, leather work, picture framing, stained glass making, writing, upholstery, illustration, shoemaking, textiles, conservation and restoration, graphic design, furniture making, film and video, skin care, architecture, woodworking, laser cutting, clock making, product design, bookbinding and more. See the Studio Holders Directory for a list of artists onsite (NB not all artists will be open).
Bicycle: Thames River cycle path (16 mins cycle from Greenwich)
Bus: 161 / 177 / 180 / 472 to Warspite Road bus stop.
DLR: Woolwich Arsenal (1 minute walk to Plumstead Road and take Route Bus 177 towards Peckham Bus Station or 472 towards North Greenwich Station).
Road: A2 corridor, first roundabout east of Thames Barrier onto Warspite Road.
Train: From Cannon Street or London Bridge to Woolwich Dockyard (8 minute walk) or Charlton (12 minute walk).
Tube: North Greenwich then take any bus from stop A outside tube towards Thamesmead get off at Warspite Road stop.
Revisiting the cult Children of the Stones series again last week as an adult didn't disappoint .
Children of the Stones is a British television drama serial made for children, first broadcast on ITV in 1976-77. I was 10 or 11 at the time and like many of my generation, it had an immediate appeal and left an indelible mark. Not only was the story gripping and unforgettable, it spoke of the conflicts between the rational and mystical, between conformity and resistance. The young characters were clever, thoughtful and treated as equals with as much sway on the narrative as the adults. With its real life setting, scientific enquiry and genuine thought provoking scare factor, Children of the Stones puts to shame the patronising and dumbed-down children’s TV of today.Read More
One of cinema's most important critics and thinkers comes to London this week and Club des Femmes (http://www.clubdesfemmes.com/) pays homage to B Ruby Rich. and celebrates the legacy of New Queer Cinema. From her keynote speech to an exploration of queer media online, Rich brings us up to date on what she is calling the 'cinema of urgency'.Read More
CULTIVATE presents INTERACT a group show of invited artists curated by the Cultivate team of Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. The short sharp show will take place across two big rooms in East London's Coat Studios, just off the Hackney Road 15-18 June. Alive with art and exciting artists; cultivate set out find some new names and fresh faces to come and join some of the Cultivate regulars. Expect a whole mix of painters, performers, installations, sculpture, print makers and more....Read More