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.

  • Michael Pallin
    Michael Palin
    Thursday 16 February. Doors open 6.30pm. Film starts 7pm

    Michael Palin will be talking to Tristram Powell about his enthusiasm for painting with extracts from the six documentaries he has made for BBC-2 over the years..

    The subjects are all totally different: a great female painter of the Renaissance, an iconic 20th century American artist and his family, two adventurous sisters, heirs to a cotton fortune, who collected Matisse long before he was famous, a Danish painter of enigmatic interiors, the Scottish Colourists, who brought vibrant Impressionist colour North of the border, and another Scottish artist with a gift for transforming the simplest of objects into art.

    Beautifully directed by Eleanor Yule, and produced by Mhairi McNeill, with fine camerawork from Alexander D’Alessandro, these films are quiet gems of observation, which illustrate Michael’s fascination with the artists, their work and the texture of their lives. .


    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.