14/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday for a screening and discussion with Luke Willis Thompson and the Mile End Community Project, an organisation working with young people on film, art and media projects in East London. This event was part of Stop Play Record, a three-year programme for young people aged 16-24 years who are interested in experimental film. Photos are from the event, by Sam Nightingale. 

The last of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition events takes place this Thursday 17 August, 7pm, when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, American Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, joins Luke Willis Thompson to discuss autoportrait. This event is now fully booked. Places may come available on the evening but entry cannot be guaranteed.

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition to date includes articles in Art Review, Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed, Noted NZ and Contemporary HUM. To listen to Luke Willis Thompson discuss his new commission, autoportrait, with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, please click here.

7/8/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday evening, including those who came as part of First Thursdays Art Bus Tour, for an introduction to Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission, autoportrait, by Eliel Jones, Exhibition and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. Thank you also to Journey to Justice – a volunteer led education charity with a remit to inspire and empower people to take action for social justice through learning about human rights and the arts – for holding their meeting at Chisenhale Gallery and visiting and discussing Thompson’s work. Images are from the evening events, by Sam Nightingale.

This week please join Luke Willis Thompson and the Mile End Community Project – an organisation working with young people on film, art and media projects – on Wednesday 9 August, 5.30pm, to hear them share their work and methods of production. This event forms part of Stop Play Record, a three-year programme for young people aged 16 - 24 who are interested in experimental film. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. 

For the final year of Stop Play Record (2017-18), Chisenhale Gallery is working with two young artists, Wajahat Hussain and Anita Boateng, to commission and produce new short films. To find out more and watch recent film commissions, please click here. 

The last of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition events takes place next Thursday 17 August, 7pm, when Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, America Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, will join Luke Willis Thompson to discuss autoportrait. Please click here for more information.

This Thursday, 10 August, 7pm, Luke Willis Thompson will be at the Swiss Institute, New York, for an artist talk and screening of his recent work Cemetery of Uniforms and Liveries (2016), produced during his Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency (2016-17). For more information on this event, please click here.

31/7/2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for a screening of Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke, 1967) presented in association with MUBI, and introduced by artist Luke Willis Thompson. Images are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski. 

Please join us on Thursday 3 August, 7pm for an introduction to Luke Willis Thompson’s new commission, autoportrait, currently on view at Chisenhale Gallery. The event is free to attend and no booking is required. Please also join us for an evening viewing of Luke Willis Thompson’s exhibition as part of First Thursdays, when the gallery remains open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. Forthcoming exhibition events include a talk by Tavia Nyong’o, Professor of African American Studies, America Studies and Theatre Studies at Yale University, on Thursday 17 August, 7pm. Please click here for more information on all of the events.     

Media coverage of Thompson’s exhibition to date includes The Guardian, Evening Standard, Dazed, Noted NZ and Contemporary HUM. To listen to Luke Willis Thompson discuss his new commission, autoportrait, with Polly Staple, Director of Chisenhale Gallery, please click here.        

This week Chisenhale Gallery welcomes a new member of staff, Alexandra White, who joins us as Development and Operations Assistant.