22nd March: Artist Film Screenings as part of The Alternative Art School Weekender, Tanner st London.
20.30 – 22.00
A collection of short films from artists across the schools, assembled by Phoebe Cunningham, SOTD.
The Alternative Art School Weekender is a creative project inviting you to come along and be part of a growing network of people who are self-organising to reconsider the shape of academic art education and questioning how these shifts in ethics and practice might challenge the art establishment. Hosted by The Other MA (TOMA*).
For a full schedule of events visit the facebook event
10th – 15th February: Retreat 2019, Northumberland.
Retreat an annual residential workshop that has taken place in various remote locations across the UK since 2008. It isn’t a holiday; instead, it’s an opportunity to enjoy communal living and intensely debate artistic practices. Each year a range of creative people, including artists, gallerists, choreographers, musicians and theatre practitioners are invited to take part.
More info here
16th February: Talking With Neighbours – rethinking the institution at TATE EXCHANGE. Group workshop
Hosted by Theatrum Mundi
15.00 – 16.30
Enacting New Models – and keeping them going
How are different types of work – from the artists to the cleaning – acknowledge and valued in future organisations? Who gets to have a voice in these imaginings? And who’s doing the washing up?
A group session led by Eva Rowson and Natasha Cox to think about how to make small changes in our everyday work which can propose new models – and make it possible to sustain them. As workers in arts organisations we find ourselves replicating, often without realising, formats and behaviours behind the scenes that our public programmes and panel discussions claim to be re-thinking. Institutions and grant-makers set out to imagine ’radical’ new models, but tend to avoid re-thinking the structures which support them.
More about the full event that runs 12:00 – 19:00 here
4th – 7th October: Art Licks 2018 x Assembly Point online project.
Assembly Point invites you to the online exhibition GIOTROP opening on Thursday 4 October to coincide with Art Licks Weekend 2018. This exhibition in the form of a compilation album will host art and artists whose work exists and revolves around the sound/musical and visual arts axes. The album will be accompanied by a visual response to the soundtrack.
Full info here
Tall Tales from an Artist Led Space publication, now available.
A publication that brings together works made in response to an archive research placement at Cubitt Gallery. With an intro from William Noel Clarke and work from Amelia Barratt, Keira Greene and Natasha cox.
Printed by Housework Press
17th – 23rd September: BYE HUN, School of the Damned Handover, Royal Standard, Liverpool.
BYE HUN symbolizes a swan song, an elegy, a passing of the torch, a graduation and a requiem. An end of year group show that included both the 2018 (outgoing!) and 2019 (incoming!) cohorts – a bringing together of ideas before parting ways. SOTD is a year-long alternative art course directed by its students. It was founded as a reaction to the increasing financialisation of higher education.
The school is constantly redefined by the motives of its students.
29th September: Tall Tales from an Artist Led Space, Cubitt Gallery, London
Through Your Eyes is a new moving image work and performance that restages a 35mm print from the Cubitt archive. This work considers the span of time at play within the archive and attempts the impossible, to embody the ‘spirit of’ a screening in the early years of this artist-led space, a context wholly altered. This durational work will trace the bodies who have occupied and shaped the identity of Cubitt, who have made up the figures that become so important in the ongoing cycle of their administration. These two moments fifteen years apart create a loop in the archive itself. In collaboration with Keira Greene. Full Info here
11th—19th August: Visions & Signs, School of the Damned Grad Show
New works exhibited as part of sotd graduation show.
Exhibition at Sluice, 171 Morning Lane E9 6JY
Opening: 10th August 6-9pm
27 th July — 29th July: Every Thing
Multiples included and for sale at Every Thing!
9th June 2018: Alternatives to the Alternative Art School, as part of Anti University .
At LARC (London Action Resource Centre), 62 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1ES
An open meeting, lead by a small group of educators, for the purpose of considering an alternative to the alternative art school model. This meeting will consider and conceive of a working hybrid education model to take forward to its realisation in the long term. It will do so through the facilitation of a series of parallel discussions (workshop style break-out) that will focus on specific organisational and infrastructural aspects of arts education broadly; value systems, sustainability, distributability, access. These parallel discussions will each be convened by an educator working with a particular subject focus/concern in/with the current arts education system, and include the participation of an undefined group of interested individuals.
Organised with Dr Susannah Haslam.