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David Jones
David Jones

Film Night

DAVID JONES (1895-1974)- PAINTER, PRINTMAKER AND POET

Thursday 28 July 2016

7.00pm for a 7.15pm start

Cost: £10. Places limited, please make a payment via paypal below or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.

David Jones’s work was in the tradition of William Blake. He is a visionary artist of fragile watercolours and oils, a maker of copper engravings, drypoints and highly personal inscriptions. He was a scholar and lover of the ancient history of Wales. As a young man his nerves were shattered in the trenches of France in the Great War. He was a pupil of Eric Gill so the sacred and the craft of making are central to his work. Paul Hills, Emeritus Professor of Art at the Courtauld, curated the recent groundbreaking exhibition of Jones’s work at Pallant House, Chichester. He has studied David Jones for many years and will introduce his work. Tristram Powell will show his film-interview with David Jones made in 1965, a few years before he died. It’s a moving testament from an artist who struggled to combine the spiritual and the modern in his work. This will be a unique evening, a chance to discover or rediscover an unfairly neglected painter and printmaker of genius. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Our next Film Night will be Van Gogh on Thursday 27 October.

Friday 27 November, 7.00- 9.00pm

Free

‘Bliss Botanic’: Mary Delany’s art of paper mosaic

Cactus grandiflorus or Melon thistle, 1778. Collage of coloured papers, with water colour on black ink background. Height: 345 mm Width: 242mm

Courtesy of the British Museum

Mary Delany (1700 to 1788) was exceptionally talented in the standard female accomplishments of her time, including needle-work and letter writing. Her vivid correspondence provides reference to the central cultural movements and characters of her day, including George Handel, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Fanny Burney and Elizabeth Montagu. Today, Delany is remembered foremost for her astonishing invention, at the age of 72, of ‘mosaic’ or cut paper flowers. Using a range of specialist and coloured papers, she would cut the parts of the flowers she observed, freehand, then place them upon pitch black paper to make bold images that have the character of both science and art. She used the Linnaean system of classifying plants according to their sexual parts; her scientific contemporaries, including Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, relied upon her work as a point of reference. While each image is botanically accurate, it is also a work of design and aesthetic invention, a visual performance that exists in a dimension of its own.

Elizabeth Eger is Reader in English Literature at King’s College London and a paper-cutter.

Ashington Miners
Ashington Miners

Thursday 17 March 2016

7.00- 8.30pm

Cost: £ 10, includes a glass of wine/ soft drink.

Join us for the first meeting of the SLAUGHTERHAUS Film Club. Tristram Powell, director of TV documentaries and dramas, will introduce the art critic William Feaver and their short film about the Ashington Miners’ Art Club , which later became the highly successful stage show “The Pitmen Painters”. There will be a Q and A afterwards and also suggestions for further evenings based around art, film and video. To book a ticket please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Avison
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Lucy Annan's woodcut, Stockwell 3

17-20 November 2016

Artist from Slaughterhaus will be exhibiting and offering their work for sale at this year's Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. The event, which is the largest of its kind in the UK, will feature the work of studio members Lucy Annan, Michelle Avison, Sophie Le Bourva, Jane Joseph, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Amy Mordan, Saori Parry and Claire Willberg.

You can find out more by visiting the official web site: www.woolwichprintfair.com