Sweet Sweet Spot : American Beauty (a Trump L'oeil)

Sweet Sweet Spot : American Beauty (a Trump L'oeil)

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'. 

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Open Studios Weekend : 9-10 June 2018

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).

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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.