CCW Autumn Term 2009 Exhibitions & Events

Camberwell Space

The Peckham Experiment
28 September - 7 November 2009
At Camberwell Space and other venues in Peckham, Camberwell and East Dulwich; curated by Space Station Sixty Five directors Rachael House and Jo David. Artists: Freee, Dean Kenning, Annie Whiles, Nicholas Cobb, Freddie Robins, Jay Cloth, Mark Wayman and Gayle Chong Kwan have been invited to make work in response to the innovative social health project The Peckham Experiment. With Jonathan Bishop and Ellie Harrison.

Private View 1 October 2009 / 6.00pm-8.30pm
The Peckham Experiment launch event at Camberwell Space with The Strawberry Thieves
Socialist Choir

9 October / 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Peckham Experiment Nicholas Cobb opening at Space Station Sixty-Five with Ellie
Harrison's 'Vending Machine'.
Space Station Sixty-Five, 65 North Cross Road, SE22 9ET

14 October / 6.30pm-8.30pm (booking required)
The Peckham Experiment book group to read 'Macroscope' by Piers Anthony.
At Review, 131 Bellenden Road, Peckham, SE15 4QY.
Booking required, email

23 October / 6.30pm
spoken choir at Camberwell Space.

24 October / 11am-3pm
The Peckham Experiment Symposium, with artist's panel, Pioneer Health Foundation, Kit Poulson and others to be announced.
At Camberwell College of Arts, Wilson Road, SE5 8UF

Mark Wayman
1 November / 3pm
Performance, beginning and finishing outside the former Pioneer Health Centre, St. Mary's Road, Peckham SE15. The Peckham Experiment exhibition publication will be launched after the exhibition, date to be confirmed.

The Peckham Experiment exhibition is supported by Camberwell Space, Space Station Sixty-Five and CRAFT.

La Peinture Est Presque Abstraite
18 November - 23 December 2009
This exhibition is the second leg of a touring show from the 'Transpalette' Art Centre in Bourges, France. It brings together 4 artists from London, Jane Harris, Richard Kirwan, Daniel Sturgis and Claude Temin-Vergez and 4 artists working in France, Xavier Drong, Olivier Gourvil, Geoffroy Gross and Nicolas Royer.

Private View 17 November / 5.00 - 7.30pm

Book Launch and Symposium

Wednesday 18 November 2009 / 2 - 5pm

Institut Francais, 17 Queensberry Place, London
Box Office: 0207 073 13 50
This exhibition is supported by Institut Francais.

Peckham Space

The eyes see more than the heart knows
Gayle Chong Kwan
October 2009 - January 2010
Peckham Square SE15

Peckham Space announces its fifth commission, The eyes see more than the heart knows, which will be installed in Peckham Square in October. This will be the final Peckham Space commission before the launch of the new venue in Spring 2010.
The eyes see more than the heart knows is a large-scale photographic hoarding project by artist Gayle Chong Kwan, made in response to the landscape of Peckham and referencing local memory and history. A fantastical image will clothe the hoardings surrounding Peckham Space during its construction and when the building is complete it will emerge from this exotic chrysalis.

Public Talk
19 November / 6.30-8pm
A free public talk by the artist will take place on 19th November from 6.30-8pm on the fifth floor of Peckham Library. Gayle Chong Kwan will discuss The eyes see more than the heart knows, with reference to her artistic practice and working methods, with the Director of Peckham Space. 020 7514 2299 info@peckhamspace.


Into The Woods: An Exploration of iittala
Curated by Harri Koskinen
16 September – 17 October
As part of the London Design Festival 2009 CHELSEA space is pleased to present an exhibition of Scandinavian glass design curated by the renowned Finnish designer, Harri Koskinen. Focussing on the iittala company, Koskinen will consider the work of Alvar Aalto, Aino Aalto, Kaj Franck, Tapio Wirkkala and others, drawing on materials from the Design Museum, Helsinki and iittala’s own vast archives and collections.

Private View: Tuesday 17 September/ 6 – 8.30pm

The Life Room
4 Nov – 12 Dec
What could ‘life drawing’ mean or be in the 21st Century? For six weeks CHELSEA space will host the world’s first Life Room – a blend of fitness gym and and life drawing classroom.

The Life Room will consist of a series of apparatus for fitness and drawing – running machines and easels, rowing machines and ‘donkey’ drawing benches etc. People will be invited to take up a nominal temporary membership, and will be able to train or draw independently but there will also be a series of master classes from artists, historians, personal trainers, and physicians. The Life Room will work with a wide range of partners throughout the 6 weeks and drawing will be explored in all its forms from pencil to digital media.

Private View: Tuesday 3 November/ 6 – 8.30pm

Chelsea Futurespace

Gina Medcalf: //UNGROUND//

23 September - 15 November
Private View: Tuesday 22nd September 2009, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Chelsea Programme

Borderline season
Black Pig Masonic Circus
17 – 25 October

Italian collective Black Pig City will be working with a group of Chelsea Students to create its latest manifestation- The Black Pig Friends Masonic Lodge. The Lodge will be officially launched during the Black Pig City Masonic Circus. For this event, the audience will be able to participate in an amazing illusionism experiment: the Phenomenal Manifestation of the Black Pig. Under cover of a circus big top, Black Pig Friends will involve the audience in a ‘collective ritual of three-dimensional materialization.’
Parade Ground, Chelsea College of Art & Design.

Private View: 16 October 6-8.30pm

The 28th State: European Borders in An Age of Anxiety
24 October / 10.00–18.00, Tate Britain Auditorium

‘The 28th State,’ seeks to explore how cultural practitioners in Europe are engaging with the idea of borders – both literally and metaphorically. What is the role of art in framing visions of contemporary / future Europe? How are practitioners engaging with the idea of borders when much of contemporary practice is peripatetic? What do terms like ‘cross-cultural’ or ‘trans-national’ mean now? How will Diasporic experiences affect the Europe we are creating?

This one-day, practice-led conference aims to explore these key ideas through presentations, conversations and interventions by a range of artists, designers and thinkers from different parts of the EU. It will encourage dialogue and debate, as well as encouraging new thinking around one of the most pressing issues facing contemporary Europe.

Tickets £25 / £15

For booking information, please click here (Link to Tate website or call 020 7887 8888.

Wimbledon Space

Capturing the Concept: The Sketchbooks of Sir Nicholas Grimshaw CBE PRA from 1982 – 2007
4 September – 16 October
Weekdays 1 - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 3pm

Throughout his career, SIR NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW developed his ideas and concepts in a series of A4 sketchbooks revealing a particularly systematic approach to architectural design. The sketchbooks contain drawings usually hidden from public view once the process of commissioning and construction are underway. Ambitious and complex projects that subsequently employed high tech processes all started in a humble sketchbook, hand drawn with a pen.

Hosted by the gallery at wimbledon, and originated by the Centre for Drawing at University of the Arts London, in collaboration with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw and the Royal Academy of Arts, this exhibition focuses on the interface between the starting point, the computer assisted designs and the final resolution. Bespoke display cabinets will contain the sketchbooks open at significant pages with Grimshaw’s initial drawings and annotations. Architectural models will demonstrate 3D conceptual thinking and the gallery walls will display images of finished designs and buildings.

The exhibition and subsequent tour to the Royal Academy of Arts, Edinburgh College of Art and The Burton Gallery, Bideford, will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication, the first in a series of projects exploring the role of the sketchbook in the development of visual and spatial ideas.

Curated by Terry Smith
30 October – 27 November

Weekdays 1 - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 3pm
Closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays

On 15 October 2008, Terry Smith (Teaching Fellow in Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art) invited all academic, administrative and operational staff, students and visitors to Wimbledon, Chelsea and Camberwell to participate in an experimental one-day drawing event.

Private View: Thursday 29 October 6 – 9pm

Curator for a day….
Experimental Drawing Week 2009
Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December

At workstations throughout the three colleges, materials were supplied and two themes were suggested: “who you are” or “where you are”. This exhibition presents the collective result: a diverse range of over 700 works on paper, hung at random on three of the gallery walls.

Visitors are invited to nominate their ‘top ten’ works. Each day, one selection will be chosen for display on the fourth gallery wall.

Please refer to the website for further details of events during the exhibition:

TrAIN Research Centre

All events free and open to the public | Enquiries to Eva Broer, TrAIN Research Administrator:
Wednesdays 5.15 – 7pm (Unless otherwise stated)
Lecture Theatre Chelsea College of Art & Design (Atterbury Street Entrance)

Screening/discussion “Lecture/Audience/Camera”
14 October

With David Dibosa and Wendelien van Oldenburgh.
The first UK screening of Dutch artist Wendelein Van Oldenburgh’s experimental film, a subtle study of the speech and gestures present amongst individuals and groups who are engaged in discursive situations. Taking the notion of the symposium as a motif, the film investigates the codes of etiquette and modes of behavior that accompany such events.
Introduced by David Dibosa, Wimbledon School of Art/Tate Encounters; followed by discussion with Wendelien van Oldenburgh.

Jaime Gili (London/Caracas)
21 October
Artist’s talk / Time TBC

Jaime Gili will discuss the current context of the arts in Caracas, Venezuela. He will introduce the modernist legacy of artistic integration - developed by the work of Carlos Villanueva and epitomised by the city’s Central University - and the present political situation, the disappearance of museums and the growth of private initiatives. Points of focus will be spaces including Los Galpones art center, Jesus Fuenmayor, Oficina 1, Organización Nelson Garrido and La Carniceria; young art initiaves around the FIA art fair, including Desconfia and Jovenes con FIA; the work of individual arts in Venezuela including Suwon Lee, Luis Romero and Luis Salazar, and that of artists working abroad, including Alexander Apostol,Nayari Castillo, Hernandez Diez and Arturo Herrera.

Exhibition Histories | Paulo Herkenhoff
The XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo
22nd October 6.30-8pm
Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art

Paulo Herkenhoff will discuss his curatorship of the XXIV Bienal de Sao Paulo (1998). Herkenhoff used the influential twentieth century Brazilian cultural concept of Antropofagia (cannibalism) to set the parameters for this international exhibition - which is considered as a landmark in the history of biennales.
Introduced by Teresa Gleadowe. In collaboration with Afterall and Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art.

Oriana Baddeley’s professorial lecture
4 Nov / Time TBC

Screening/discussion “Cinema Novo”
With Rodrigo Nunes
Stronger are the Powers of the People
18 Nov / Time TBC

Philosopher Rodrigo Nunes will present the rarely screened films that were produced by the CPCs (Centres for Popular Culture) in Brazil between 1962 and 1979. He will discuss how the problems posed by this period were expressed in the aesthetic and political choices of filmmakers, and how this earlier intersection between poetics and popular education may be reactivated to inform current convergences between practice, politics and pedagogy.

Joanna Warsza
Stadium X
In collaboration with Critical Practice
sponsored by the Polish Cultural Centre London
2 December
Artists Talk

Joanna Warsza will discuss her curated series of live art projects The Finissage of Stadium X and the related reader Stadium X — A Place That Never Was. Both projects were inspired by the heterotopic logic of Warsaw’s 10th-Anniversary Stadium, and its long-standing (non-) presence in the middle of the city. Built in 1955 from the rubble of a war-devastated capital, in the early 1990s the stadium fell into ruin, being ‘revived’ by Vietnamese and Russian traders. Since then the Stadium and the open-air market surrounding it have become an Asian town, a primeval garden, a realm of discount shopping, a storehouse of biographies and urban legends, a spontaneous piece of Land-Art, or a work camp for archaeologists and botanists.
In collaboration with Critical Practice.

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