One for the diary... On the 3rd of May our next Film Night will feature Rosemary Wilton and Charles Chabot, the makers of the unsurpassed BBC series, The RKO Story. They will show excerpts and reveal how the films were made.
See more detail here.
Save the date for the Private View at SLAUGHTERHAUS: Saturday 3 June 2017, 5.30- 8.00pm
Walking to Herne Hill, Linocut, Liz Bennett
We are looking forward to studio member Liz Bennett's exhibition of linocuts in June. Liz has lived and worked in London all her life, and the prints celebrate familiar South London streets, favourite corners of buildings and museums, and the changing Thames skyline. Liz's most recent work explores the shapes and mysterious presence of the 'dolphins' on the River Thames, the moorings and inlets of the river where boats are held. The prints discover extremes of light and dark through the use of various textured marks and cutting techniques. The Dolphin and Moorings series' include unique hand coloured elements making each print completely different.
Michael Palin will join Tristram Powell for our next film night on Thursday 16th February at 7pm. Tickets are available now.
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100 meters from Leytonstone underground station on the Central Line
Thursdays and Fridays 2-6pm
Michelle Avison and Claire Willberg will discuss the exhibition in an informal conversation with artist Annette Robinson
Join us at The Dulwich Picture Gallery Xmas Bazaar next Saturday 12 November, 10-5pm. We will be selling lino cuts, drypoints, etchings, monotypes and other small prints and hand made cards by artists Liz Bennett, Christine Bibby, Vivien Peacock, Virginia Powell, Michelle Avison and Emma Wharton.
Studio artist will be showing some of their work at this years Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair. Check out the details in Events.
Our third Film Night was a great success with a capacity audience turning out to watch Lust for Life; Hollywood's 'worthy' biopic on the turbulent life of Vincent Van Gogh. The evening was presented by film director Tristram Powell along with his guest speaker Martin Gayford, art historian and writer of The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Arles.
Our 6th Studio Exhibition starts this weekend. Part of Lambeth Open studios- there are other artists close by that you can also visit. I recommend going to see the work of stained glass artist Anna Sklovsky at 26 Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9- after you have been to us of course!
Artists showing this year include Lucy Annan, James Anderson, Michelle Avison, Liz Bennett, Inma Berrocal, Christine Bibby, Simon Burder, Trevor Green, Dee Harding, Grania Hayes, Sophie Herxheimer, Lee Johnson, Sophie Le Bourva, Alex Le Fevre, Emmanuelle Loiselle, Jane Millar, Saori Parry, Sarah Praill, Virginia Powell, Tristram Powell, Jane Skead, Peter Smith, Philip Solly, Matt Young and Claire Willberg.
Time for our Annual Studio Exhibition. We will be showing work by studio and invited printmakers in South London. Let's hope the weather holds out for the first weekend in October, and that you can join us on Saturday, Sunday, or for drinks and sausages on Saturday night.
If you haven't seen the latest newsletter from Michelle in Scotland you can view it here.
There was a good turnout at Slaughterhaus last night for our second Film Night with Tristram Powell. The work of the often overlooked artist and poet David Jones was the theme of the night with an introduction to his work presented by Paul Hills, Emeritus Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art and co-author of The Art of David Jones - Vision and Memory. Paul selected the work and wrote the catalogue for Jones' 1981 exhibition at the Tate and more recently curated the groundbreaking exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester, so his enlightening and heartfelt presentation was the perfect introduction to Tristram Powell's filmed interview with Jones in his studio in 1965. Powell's film was intense and moving. It felt like being a privileged viewer to a very private conversation and Tristram's talk afterwards added to the sense that the evening had been something very special.
You can find our pages dedicated to this project here: Tunbridge Wells Consultancy
The One Day Introduction to Stone Litho last Saturday went really well. Four students, three stones- amazingly all printed in a day. Sort of aerobics and printing all rolled into one! Due to lots of interest, we are doing a second course on Saturday 21 May, so if you are interested in the process and couldn't make the first class, please get in touch. We are also planning more short courses around lithography later in the year - look out for news of those here.
Some feedback and images from the day:
"Just fabulous. What a lot (more) to learn. Now I know enough to need to know more."
"A fantastic introduction to stone lithography- great fun and realy informative. I will definitely be back for a follow up course!"
"Perfect balance of no pressure introduction to the litho technique and something to take home with me! Thank you Michelle. Also, lots of transferable information to think differently about other printmaking techniques."
Food featured heavily in the images, as at the first Private View, thanks to Luigi (Di Lieto's) who very kindly donated lovely anti-pasti for our opening night, and at our closing tea party. The exhibition was a fantastic success, with sales of over 20 prints. Thank you to everyone who came.
There has been some great work made on our weekend Taster Classes over the last couple of months. We have continued to work in etching and on the last two weekends have explored Sugar Lift and Aquatint, with very free and painterly results and on the One Day Intro to Lithography, some more great work was made, which is a real achievement as it is a complex process. Working in pairs really helped on these two days I think- helping each other remember what they were doing.
Our first film night featured a showing of a short film made by Tristram Powell in 1972 about the Ashington Miners Art Club which was followed by a discussion between Tristram and William Feaver, who was also involved in the making of the film. Feaver, senior art critic at the Observer for many years, also wrote a book on the subject called The Pitmen Painters which inspired Lee Hall's play of the same name.
There was a full studio and great atmosphere for this unique event. We hope to have more in the future.
Friday 11 March - Sunday 24 April 2016
Exhibition open: Thursday & Friday10.00- 4.00pm. Other times by arrangement.
Private View Thursday 10 March 2016 6.30- 8.30pm
Closing Party Sunday 24 April 3.00- 6.00pm
We are getting ready for our next exhibition at the studio, Important Places, an exhibition of work by Virginia Powell.
Saturday saw the final session in our two part course on the techniques of wood engraving run but master engraver Peter Smith. The course was fully attended and some great work was produced. We are now hoping to have a followup course sometime later in the year.
"It's a highly skilled and very delicate process", said student Christine Bibby, "but really rewarding, and, thanks to Peter, we all ended up achieving more than we expected. It's something I will definitely continue."
"... two fab Saturdays. What lovely people."
We still have places available on our Wood Engraving course, starting Saturday 20 February.
Really pleased that Peter will be teaching Wood Engraving at the studio on 20 & 27 February. More information here.
A good weekend
There was a good turn out over the MULTIPLIED weekend with lots of interest in the work from SLAUGHTERHAUS. Sophie Le Bourva's black and white etchings sold particularly well, and we have been hosting visitors to the studio over the last couple of weeks, keen to follow up on what they saw at the fair. Please contact us if you would like to come to the studio to see work by any of the artists we showed at MULTIPLIED- we keep a selection of work by all of our artists at the studio.
The Multiplied Art Fair is now up and running at Christie's, South Kensington. It's been a hectic week for all four exhibitors - and for Alex who's expertise in hanging shows has been indispensable. It looks great. Come along and take a look for yourselves if you can. Full details are here: MULTIPLIED
PV Friday 2 October Exhibition Open: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 October 2015
Exhibition Open: Extended until 22nd November 2015
We had a great turnout on Friday evening for the opening of our annual show - this year celebrating our fifth year, and still going strong. .
More great work rolling off the press yesterday, at our first Sunday Taster
class after the summer break. What a great way to spend a Sunday.
Slaughterhaus has been featured on Christie's web site 'Hot Off The Press'.
Slaughterhaus artists Michelle Avison, Sophie Le Bourva, Sarah Gillett and Claire Willberg will be showing work at the Multiplied Fair, run by Christie's in October.Preview the work and get more details...
Live in North London?
On Saturday 4th July 1.30 – 3.30, I'll be at King Henry's Walk Garden, N1
PRINT MAKING IN THE GARDEN
There is no better way to enjoy and observe nature than by drawing it. Using plants from the garden, learn how to make monoprints that explore where drawing and printmaking come together. We will get out into the garden and use the plants to draw and print from, exploring mark-making, line and shape. All materials provided, bring an apron or old t-shirt.
Friday 3 July, 7-9pm
A very exciting day in the studio yesterday, exploring drypoint on acrylic, using sandpaper to create marks as well as traditional drypoint techniques. Then lots of experiments with colour and a la poupee method, where you can ink the same plate in multiple colours. That's it for our courses for the Summer now- next ones coming up from September. Please see our Courses page for more details. Course details are here