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.

  • Wednesday 5 July, 2017, 7pm for 7.15 start.

    Tickets £12, to include a glass of wine.

    “Although I’m biased, I very much believe this film evokes the spirit of being young during the sixties. My years. The aim has not been to look back and explain what being young was like then, but to capture the spontaneity of those moments as they unfolded.” Anthony Stern

    In his film, Get All That, Ant? film maker Anthony Stern visits his own visual and sound archives and offers an overwhelming cinematic poem about the emergence of an experimental counterculture.

    Anthony grew up in Cambridge, along with boyhood friends David Gilmour and Roger “Syd” Barrett. He moved to London in the mid 1960s, working as a photographer for Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate record label. As a filmmaker, he worked with Peter Whitehead on several documentaries that captured the rebellious energy of a tumultuous decade, such as the “Swinging London” documentary Tonite Let’s All Make Love in London (1967). All the while, Stern developed his distinct approach to single- frame filming by shooting experimental shorts like the psychedelic cine-poem San Francisco (1968) and the architecture film Serendipity (1971).

    Several years ago, Ant was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and started a process of reassessing his life’s work by revisiting his collection of photographs, 16mm film reels and Nagra sound tapes. The result of this process is his personal take on the 1960s, Get All That Ant?

    We are delighted to be hosting the first London screening of the film. Sophia Satchell Baeza, who is currently researching 1960's psychedelic cinema, and has been working with Anthony, will introduce the film and Anthony's work, and there will be a panel discussion after the screening with co- editor Andrew Mason, and independent producer Martina Hall. We are also privileged to have Anthony join us.

    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.