Events

SLAUGHTERHAUS runs a series of studio events throughout the year - including exhibitions, artists’ talks, film nights, open studio weekends and community workshops.

Our classes, exhibition programme and associated programme of talks and film nights in 2019 take the theme of Place as a starting point.

We have invited artists to exhibit this year who are exploring this theme, and will have a series of talks and events as part of this exhibition programme. Some of our courses will also encourage participants to explore this notion of place in their work.

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Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 October 2021, 10.00-6.00pm

Exhibition continues until 31 October, Thursdy & Friday 10.00-4.00pm and by arrangement.

 

Join us over the weekend of 2 & 3 October for our 11th Open Weekend ( our 10th was online!) as part of Lambeth Open. Come and see new work by studio artists, hang out and meet the artists and find out about printmaking, our courses and membership information.

 

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The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost’s famous poem, is the title of our first exhibition after cancelling all exhibitions for nearly 16 months. The exhibition showcases the work of James Anderson and includes a number of large, colour-dense abstract prints (an inventive combination of aquatint, carborundum and sugar-lift etchings). Like the poem, the works are a rumination on the nature of choice...the sometimes deliberate, sometimes serendipitous choices that we make...in art as in life; and, perhaps, the ways we justify them read more.

James's prints - fluid, organic forms in strong painterly colours that blend and merge and criss cross - seem effortlessly spontaneous, as though created at the speed of brushwork. And herein lies the tension, the essential drama that energises the work. The impression of the impromptu masks the meticulous, studied craftsmanship; the careful, deliberate planning that is at the heart of printmaking and indeed, all artistic choice. But the road the artist must take is always a kind of collaboration between the dictates of the artist and the serendipity of how the work itself evolves in response to those dictates.

James's prints - fluid, organic forms in strong painterly colours that blend and merge and criss cross - seem effortlessly spontaneous, as though created at the speed of brushwork. And herein lies the tension, the essential drama that energises the work. The impression of the impromptu masks the meticulous, studied craftsmanship; the careful, deliberate planning that is at the heart of printmaking and indeed, all artistic choice. But the road the artist must take is always a kind of collaboration between the dictates of the artist and the serendipity of how the work itself evolves in response to those dictates.

And the stories these works tell are, perhaps, the stories of the road James himself took; the early choices that led him away from architecture to medicine, from life drawing to abstract printmaking. Were they the right ones, the ones less travelled, or simply rationalised as such?

These are strong, confident, powerful works. They provoke strong, powerful reactions. But don’t take our word for it. Come and see.

Watch Now... Zoom Presentation


As part of our ongoing HAUSPRINT Artists' Talk Series, Michelle Avison, Director of SLAUGHTERHAUS, discusses how printmaking has informed her art practice over the last 30 years.

See the full list of Artist Talks here...