Past contributors include
|SHOW & TELL: A dynamic programme of crits, tutorials and talks
: Susan Collis, Mark Titchner, Ceri Hand, Gordon Cheung, Graham Crowley, Virginia Verran, Clare Mitten, Sarah Williams (Jerwood), Cathy Lomax & Alli Sharma, Lucy Austin, Delaine Le Bas, Andrew Hewish (C4RD), Freddie Robins, Day + Gluckman and Rob Turner.
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Sustaining A Practice – Artists of Repute
Artists talk about what keeps them going
Justin Hibbs: Sustaining a Practice
Thursday 20 March, 6.30-8.30pm More Info and Book Now
' work is an enquiry into the nature of spatial perception and its representation in both two and three dimensions. This is explored through a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates Painting, Drawing, Sculpture and Architectural Interventions. It draws upon the rich heritage of unseen information encoded within architectural structures such as social, political or aesthetic agendas. With a sense of constantly shifting perceptions the work operates in the interstitial space (or space between) seeking to establish relationships between both real and idealized notions of space. Architectural space in this context acts as a catalyst and cipher for a range of other emotions and relationships relating to contemporary experiences of space and its psychological associations.
Justin will be joining us to give an insightful talk about sustaining a practice, international gallery representation, selling to Saatchi, working with public and commercial galleries and collectors, curating and teaching art. Tutorials with Justin are also available on Saturday 22 March.
Making It: Exhibitions, Residencies, Proposals
Thursday 13 February, 6.30-8.30pm Book now
Join Tilley and Davis for practical tips, good advice and a fun evening as they discuss residencies, exhibitions and curating: the joys and pitfalls of putting on a DIY exhibition and the best Open Studios ever, how to survive an ACE application, how to write a concrete proposal and how (not) to approach galleries!
Articulating Your Practice Talk
Wednesday 5 March, 12.30-2.30pm *NEW lunchtime talks series* More info and Book now
Thursday 22 May, 6.30-8.30pm
£12 / £7 for ZAP Members More info and Book now
How you reflect your practice visually and verbally to the world is very important for artists; from your website, through writing and talking about your work, through to your business card and what that says about you.
Led by artists and curators Annabel Tilley & Rosalind Davis, this workshop explores the tricky subject of articulating your practice - an essential part of your art career - and how we bring our work to the attention of others. Get helpful tips and advice on
- Structuring your website: What does your website say about you and your practice? Is your website articulating your practice? We wil look at classic do's and dont's to help you maximise your website.
- Artists statement: How to write a concise, descriptive, understandable and engaging text as well as the key areas you should cover in your statement to really reflect and articulate your practice and working method.
- Biogs: How this is different to your artists statement, what it should include and how to lay it out.
We will also give you some tools to give you more confidence in talking about your work, in different contexts whether to a gallery, curators, potential collectors and the general public.
The A-Z of Surviving as an Artist Talk
Wednesday 23 April, 12.30-2.30pm *NEW lunchtime talks series* More info and Book now
This talk is packed with information pertinent to all artists at any stage in their careers including students and new graduates as well as mid-career and mature artists. Artists and curators, Annabel Tilley and Rosalind Davis discuss leaving art school and surviving, residencies, galleries, exhibitions, collectors, curating, teaching, tweeting, funding, marketing, portfolio careers .... and balancing it all!
Tutorials with Graham Crowley & Justin Hibbs
Tutorials last 50-60 minutes and start from £50.
|Talks take place at ASC Studios, New Cross Gate|
You can bring either physical works or photos / images on a laptop: both are equally useful.
"The tutorial has spurred me on and given me the motivation to push my work to another level."
Saturday 22 February: 1-2-1 Tutorials with Graham Crowley Book now
Saturday 22 March: 1-2-1 Tutorials with Graham Crowley Book now
Saturday 22 March: 1-2-1 Tutorials with Justin Hibbs Book now
Saturday 26 April: 1-2-1 Tutorials with Graham Crowley Book now
"It is seven years since I had a one-to-one crit, with someone who was prepared to look at my work and tell me, honestly, what they saw. And the connections, sparks, observations will nourish me for a long while yet. It was a liberating experience, the chance to say out-loud one's doubts and hopes, and to return to one's work feeling energised."
"One of the best things I have ever done for my practice - so helpful and inspiring."
"In equal measure challenging and encouraging - a brilliant combination. I found it productive and exactly what I needed at a point where I feel a bit unsure about where I want to go next with my work. It helped me clarify my ideas and contextualise my art."
"It was a hugely positive experience for me, to have my work appraised in such a spirit of honesty and generosity. There was a real encouragement to follow my concerns and the exchange opened up some very helpful suggestions in terms of taking the work forward. I'm really starting to feel involved again and excited about my practice"
5 x 5 Milestone Moments
NEW TO 2014!
5 x 5 is a new ZAP opportunity for 5 artists (ZAP members only can present) to show 5 works and share current practices, challenges, influences and milestone moments.
Thursday 27 February, 6.30-8.30pm Book now
This crit aims to create a fun and open dialogue between artists and encourage network building, knowledge sharing, conversation and confidence building in an engaging and warm environment. Milestone Moments will run 3/ 4 times a year.
|CREATIVE PRACTICE SEMINARS
Practical toolkits for artists: finance, marketing, writing funding applications and selling your work and using social media, with leading artists, arts professionals.
Practical workshops exploring mixed media, experimental mark making and potentiality.