Ruth Ewan: Dreadnoughts
2 July 2010 – 4 July 2010
Opening: Friday 2 July

Devised by Ruth Ewan, Dreadnoughts is a series of guided walking tours around East London. Each walk takes its starting point from an historical struggle in the local area. Dreadnoughts borrows its title from activist Sylvia Pankhurst's radical newspaper Workers' Dreadnought for which she was imprisoned for sedition. The walks will be led by invited specialists and accompanied by a series of ephemeral art works, including badges and short live works, marking the spread of information along the way.

Dreadnought no. 1: Don't let their ideas into your mind and house
Friday 2 July, 7 - 9pm

David Rosenberg will lead a walk around Whitechapel and Stepney exploring anti-fascism and its legacy from the 1930s onwards.
 
David Rosenberg is a journalist, educationalist and activist. He runs East End Walks, organising regular walking tours focusing on the rich radical and immigration history of East London.

Dreadnought no. 2: Who owns the city?
Saturday 3 July, 4 - 6pm
Segregation in our cities is nowhere better illustrated than in Docklands and the Isle of Dogs. Now the Olympics promises to bring with it another quantum change. What does this regeneration actually mean for the people who live there and who is it really for? Anna Minton will lead a walk around the area exploring these questions.
 
Anna Minton is the author of Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the 21st Century City. She was a former staff writer for the Financial Times and writes regularly for The Guardian and The New Statesman.  She is the author of The Joseph Rowntree Foundation Viewpoint on fear and distrust.

Dreadnought no. 3: We want equality!
Sunday 4 July, 4 - 6pm

Sheila Rowbotham will lead a walk around Mile End and Bow focusing on the struggle for better living and working conditions fought for by the people of East London from the 1880s to the 1920s.

Feminist historian and author Sheila Rowbotham was formerly Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester. Her many books include A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britian and the United States in the Twentieth Century and Dreamers of a New Day, which describes women's ideas of changing everyday life. She has written for, among other newspapers, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The New Statesman and the New York Times.

Click here to download a pdf which contains further information about each of the walks.

Dreadnoughts is part of A Sense of Place, Chisenhale Gallery's flagship exchange programme for three secondary schools in Tower Hamlets and artists with specific interests in collectivism, collaboration and direct engagement with social and cultural contexts. Chisenhale Gallery has received an investment from Deutsche Bank and Arts & Business to develop their education programme. The Arts & Business Investment Programme is funded by Arts Council England. 
 
Ruth Ewan is a Scottish artist based in London. Her work has been shown as part of Art Sheffield (2010), Frieze Projects (2009), Altermodern: Tate Triennial (2009) and Younger Than Jesus (2009) New Museum, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include, El nuestro es el mundo a pedar de todos, Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2009), A Jukebox of People Trying to Change the World, Ancient and Modern, London (2009), Fang Sang, ICA, London (2008) amd Did You Kiss the Foot that Kicked You?, Artangel, London (2007). She is represented by Rob Tufnell, London.

Dreadnoughts is part of CREATE10 www.createlondon.org

Click here to find details of a limited edition print by Ruth Ewan, produced to accompany her Chisenhale project.
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Teachers’ Resource: Melanie Gilligan
7 May 2010 – 20 June 2010
Opening: Friday 7 May
To accompany each exhibition Chisenhale Gallery produces a free resource for teachers who are intersted in bringing classes to visit the gallery. The Teachers' Resource provides information on the show and enables both teachers and pupils to gain a greater understanding of the exhibition through a series of activities.

Click here to download the Teachers' Resource to accompany the current exhibition by Melanie Gilligan.
 
To book a class visit please contact Laura Wilson, Education Organiser: laura.wilson@chisenhale.org.uk
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Family Workshop with Fay Nicholson
12 June 2010 – 12 June 2010
Opening: Saturday 12 June
A free drop-in family workshop inspired by Melanie Gillman’s exhibition Popular Unrest at Chisenhale Gallery.

Responding to the adverts dispursed throughout the film Popular Unrest, artist Fay Nicholson invited visitors to explore the visual and narrative language of advertising. Creating a temporary advertising agency the family workshop engaged participants in promoting their own fictitious products through designing a poster, logo and recording their own advert.
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Michael Fullerton interviewed by Old Ford Primary School
1 October 2010 – 10 October 2010
Opening: Friday 1 October
A class of Year 5 pupils from Old Ford Primary School took part in Chisenhale Gallery’s ‘live art’ project lead by Fay Nicholson. They were involved in a series of workshops where they learnt about and engaged with the work by Michael Fullerton. The pupils devised a series of questions after viewing the show, which were answered by the artist. Click here to read Michael's answers.
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Teachers’ Resource: Hito Steyerl
4 November 2010 – 19 December 2010
Opening: Thursday 4 November
To accompany each exhibition Chisenhale Gallery produces a free resource for teachers who are intersted in bringing classes to visit the gallery. The Teachers' Resource provides information on the show and enables both teachers and pupils to gain a greater understanding of the exhibition through a series of activities.

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To book a class visit please contact Laura Wilson, Education Organiser: laura.wilson@chisenhale.org.uk
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Family Workshop with Rebecca Birch
13 June 2009 – 13 June 2009
Opening: Saturday 13 June
Free, no booking required
Join artist Rebecca Birch for an afternoon of drop-in art workshops exploring 18th Century London through role-play, costume and gesture inspired by the exhibition. Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Imran Perretta
Live Art with Edwina Ashton
1 January 2009 – 30 January 2009
Opening: Thursday 1 January

Edwina Ashton makes films, drawings and objects that feature awkward animal characters; embarrassed shrimps, petulant parrots and goading weevils. Presented with a curious mix of intimacy and distance, these characters are gleaned from, old natural history books, originally written for the eager enthusiast, now out of date. She observes the everyday subtleties of human behaviour, and how within that, language, costumes and stories, though invented become natural.

Using Simon Martin’s exhibition as a starting point, Ashton interspersed her residency over one term with a group of pupils from Malmesbury Primary School. They investigated nature through a range of mediums including using found images from magazines through animation, sound work and a visit to Hackney City Farm.

The residency culminated in a jungle installation at the front of class room comprising of tropical tree frogs and birds which were animated through a sound recording made in collaboration with the pupils.

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Live Art With Barbara Lambert, 11 – 12 March
11 March 2010 – 12 March 2010
Opening: Thursday 11 March
Barbara Lambert's practice explores the capacity of sound to imapct out perception of environment using field recordings and improvisation techniques. She creates interactive sound installations and sound compositions that interrogate the possibility of sound paradoxes and create situations where contradictory sounds confront each other. Through these approactes, Lambert attempts to reconstruct the sounds of memories, often by returning and rerecording the sounds of physical spaces of her past in order to generate a sort of sonic snapshot or auditory environment.

During her residency at Shapla Primary School in Tower Hamlets, Lambert worked in response to Florian Hecker's exhibition with Year 5 pupils to explore personal sonic snapshots related to memory. Through initial research in the form of sonic walks pupils developed sound awareness, listening techniques and how to sense space through sound rather than visual cues. Following this outing pupils developed personal sound samples using digital software. These sound works then contributed to an immersive sound installation. The project provided pupils with the opportunity to develop sensitivity to their surroundings and to develop new skills by working collaboratively with a professional artist.
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Find Your Talent
1 January 2010 – 30 November 2010
Opening: Friday 1 January
Chisenhale Gallery is working in partnership with Bow Arts Trust and Whitechapel Gallery for Year2 of the Find Your Talent pilot in Tower Hamlets. We aim to deliver an integrated programme of artist led continuing professional development sessions for teachers and teaching support staff, and a programme of high quality activity for young people focusing on out of school hours learning, culminating in a symposium at the Whitechapel Gallery on 11 November 2010.

Visual Art Professional Development for Teachers
Spring 2010


Full Circle Young People's Project
July/ August 2010


Afterschool Art for All Enhancement Courses
Autumn 2010

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Live Art with Fay Nicholson, Monday 18 – Friday 22 October
18 October 2010 – 22 October 2010
Opening: Monday 18 October
Artist Fay Nicholson worked with Year 5 pupils from Old Ford Primary School in response to Michael Fullerton's exhibition Columbia. Using Nicholson's own practice as a starting point, in particular her ficticious company Fay Incorporated, she worked with the pupils addressing themes of identity and portraiture through collage, photography and writing.
The resulting artwork from the residency will be online soon.
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