SLAUGHTERHAUS run a series of studio events throughout the year - including artists’ talks, exhibitions, open studio weekends and community workshops. Each year, we choose a theme, and this gives a focus to our talks and Taster Classes. Over the last year we looked at and discussed how artists have used plants and nature as inspiration for their work. Events included:

  • a talk on the Banks’ Florilegium engravings, with the opportunity to see a large number of the original engravings, and to question master printer Gordon W. Robertson about his role reprinting them in the 1980’s

  • studio members Sophie Le Bourva, Blaze Cyan and Sarah Gillett’s informative and in-depth presentations of their work and the place of nature as inspiration

    From September our theme is Paper. The first Last Friday Talk in the Autumn series forges a link between our previous talks, as it examines the life and work of Mary Delany, who was a contemporary of Joseph Banks and made botanically correct and incredibly beautiful paper cuts.

  • Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 October 2017, 10.00- 6.00pm as part of Lambeth Open

    Opening Party: Saturday 7 October 2017

    Exhibition continues to Friday 27 October, Thursday & Friday 10.00- 4.00pm and other times by arrangement.

    For our 6th Annual Open Studio exhibition, we have chosen the theme No Boundaries.

    Inspired by the news, the desire to remain open to ideas and new connections, and and in keeping with the ethos of SLAUGHTERHAUS- to explore and expand print, each exhibiting member has invited another artist writer or musician to join our Annual Exhibition and celebrate making and creating. This show serves as a reminder of arts capacity to open up horizons of possibility beyond the commodified given, in a world that is increasingly homogenised.

    Female factory worker from the film "Listen to Britain"


    Wednesday 8th November, 7.00pm for 7:15 start

    Scenes from the great documentaries of the 30's and 40's which explore the British character at work and play, in war and peace, and attitudes to class and colonialism.

    We go from pastoral craft skills to the huge changes created by the industrialisation of Britain, seen through the eyes of socially committed film makers in the period before television. We look at the finest of these documentarians- Humphrey Jennings, whose poetic vision is shown in unforgettably photographed films set during WW2 in London. We also look at Jill Craigie's classic documentary “ Out of Chaos”, which records the role of the arts in wartime.

    Film and television director Tristram Powell and Tanya Harrod, who lectures on crafts in Britain and their relation to film, will talk about the films and answer questions.

    Our very successful Last Friday Talks take place bi-monthly on the Last Friday of the month. Details will be posted here as soon as they are available.

    Four SLAUGHTERHAUS artists will be showing work at this year's Multiplied Art Fair. Preview and more information here.

    Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 November 2015

    12.00- 6.00pm

    Join us for another opportunity to see prints by the four MULTIPLIED artists, Michelle Avison, Sarah Gillett, Sophie Le Bourva and Claire Willberg, plus reasonably priced prints and proofs at Christmas gift friendly prices by SLAUGHTERHAUS studio members. Print editions, printing proofs, drawings, photographs, paintings and artists' books for sale, plus mulled wine and mince pies. Come and browse whilst the kids make a pop up christmas card, and find the perfect present.