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.


Richard Serra on Drawing

Richard Serra is, for me, one of the contemporary masters of drawing in his words

"to see is to think and drawing is another way of thinking."

I like the way he thinks and there are some great video interviews with Serra published online about the importance of drawing in his practice, here's just a few I found particularly illuminating.

Richard Serra on drawing as visual note-taking 2:27

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Artist Richard Serra discusses his sketches of a Le Corbusier building in Ronchamp, France, as an example of an architectural space that has inspired him.

A Conversation with Richard Serra 53:04 

Richard Serra on his Drawing retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, April 13, 2011 - August 28, 2011, with Magdalena Dabrowski and Lynne Cooke.

Richard Serra on his Drawing  23:52

Richard Serra talking about his Drawing retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art  with Charlie Rose, april 2011 on HBO. Rose is completely out of his depth and verges on insulting with his hopelessly stupid questions however despite the interviewer Serra remains eloquant and inspiring.