Events

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.

  • RKOs First Blockbuster Musical

    7th June - Tickets £12 to include a glass of wine.

    Our next Film Night will be a guided tour through the RKO Film Studios of the thirties, forties and fifties.

    Featuring interviews and clips from the great movies of iconic stars such as: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Robert Mitchum, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Russell, Joan Fontaine, Orson Welles and others.

    We also go behind the scenes and talk to the directors, choreographers and designers, who describe the artistic challenges of an earlier period of cinema, when technology was less sophisticated, but there was freedom to imagine and to invent and try out new kinds of movie-making. Plus all the headaches and pressures of a hard-nosed commercial industry with a wary eye on the bottom line. Often hard to second-guess audience response. Terrible flops could follow huge hits. It’s a roller-coaster ride.

    The evening will be presented by Rosemary Wilton and Charles Chabot who spent three years making The RKO Story for BBC-TV.


    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.