Thank you to everyone who visited Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Context, which came to an end on Sunday. The gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our forthcoming exhibition by artist Lydia Ourahmane, which opens on Thursday 25 January, 6.30-8.30pm. To find out more, please click here. Chisenhale Gallery’s office is open during our usual hours, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm. We will be closed for the holidays from Thursday 21 December 2017 to Wednesday 3 January 2018.  

Thank you also to the group of Year 10 students from St Paul’s Way Trust Secondary School who joined us at the gallery last week for a conversation about 'the situation', organised as part of Hannah Black’s exhibition events. To explore audio and video documentation of other conversations organised as part of the Engagement Programme, please click here. Recordings include conversations between Larne Abse Gogarty and Hannah Proctor, Ciarán Finlayson and Marina Vishmidt, as well as Ayesha Taylor and Hannah Caller, organised in collaboration with Hannah Black.  

To read an interview between Hannah Black and Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery, please click here. Media coverage of Black’s exhibition includes MAP MagazineThe White ReviewThis is TomorrowThe White Pube and Art Monthly.

We are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our development team at Chisenhale Gallery. Ioanna Nitsou takes up the new role of Development Manager. Ioanna previously worked at Chisenhale as Development Coordinator, and we are delighted to have her return to lead the team. Fran Futers joins us as Development Coordinator, and Alexandra White will continue her role as Development and Operations Assistant.  

Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate Lubaina Himid for winning the 2017 Turner Prize. Click here to find out more about Himid’s 1989 exhibition, The Ballad of the Wing, at Chisenhale Gallery. Programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with exhibitions opening this week include Faisal Abdu’Allah at Autograph ABP, London, as well as Jumana Manna and Lawrence Abu Hamdan at Nottingham Contemporary.


Thanks to all of our friends and patrons who attended a conversation last Saturday between Polly Staple, Chisenhale Gallery Director; Ellen Greig, Curator: Commissions; and forthcoming Chisenhale programme participants Lydia Ourahmane and Paul Maheke. Lydia and Paul each spoke about their practice in relation to their forthcoming 2018 Chisenhale Gallery commissions. Thanks to all of our friends and patrons for their continued support of Chisenhale Gallery. To find out more about our Friends and Patrons' Programme, please click here. Image is from the event, by Mark Blower.

This is the last week to see Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Contextat Chisenhale Gallery. The exhibition is open until Sunday 10 December, every Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm and on Thursday 7 December the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. To listen to a series of conversations organised as part of Black’s exhibition events ––including conversations between Larne Abse Gogarty and Hannah Proctor, as well as Ciarán Finlayson and Marina Vishmidt––please visit the Audio/Video section of our website. 

The special 10% Christmas discount on all Chisenhale Editions continues until 31 January 2018. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will receive a 20% discount. Please join us at the gallery for our Festive Sale Event on Thursday 7 December from 6-9pm where our full range of editions will be on display. Complimentary drinks will be served and Eliel Jones, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions, will give an introduction to Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Contextat 7pm, organised as part of First Thursdays. All proceeds raised from our editions, kindly donated by artists, directly support the artistic programme at Chisenhale Gallery, commissioning major new works.
Chisenhale Gallery would like to congratulate Chisenhale programme participant Luke Willis Thompson, whose Chisenhale Gallery and Create London commission, Autoportrait (2017), has been shortlisted for the 2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, as well as Hannah Black for receiving a Warhol Foundation Writing Grant 2017 for her book Vernacular Loneliness. Further congratulations to Chisenhale Gallery programme alumnae Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi for their 2017 Turner Prize nomination, and our best wishes to all of the nominees for tomorrow evening’s award ceremony. Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni with exhibitions opening this week include Ahmet Öğüt at Kunsthall Charlottenborg, Denmark and Yuri Pattison at ICA Miami.


Thank you to all the students who attended last week’s Creative Careers Day hosted at Queen Mary University, London. Thank you to all the speakers who gave presentations on their work, and to the organisations and universities who provided advice on next steps into creative careers. The Creative Careers Day was supported by the Ernest Cook Trust and presented in partnership with Queen Mary University, London. Images are from the event, by Manuela Barczewski.  

Thank you also to everyone who has visited Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Context, over the past two months. The exhibition is open until 10 December, every Wednesday to Sunday, 12-6pm and on 7 December the gallery has extended opening hours until 9pm. Please join us on 7 December, 7pm for an introduction to Black’s exhibition by Eliel Jones, Exhibitions and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery, organised as part of First Thursdays.  

Recent media coverage of Hannah Black’s exhibition includes The White Review, MAP Magazine, The White Pube and This is Tomorrow. You can also visit the Audio/Video section to listen to a series of conversations for which participants were invited to discuss a situation of their choice. The programme included conversations between Larne Abse Gogarty and Hannah Proctor, as well as Ayesha Taylor and Hannah Caller from the Focus E15 campaign.

The special 10% Christmas discount on all Chisenhale Editions continues until 31 January 2018. Chisenhale Friends and Patrons will receive a 20% discount. Available Chisenhale Editions include works by Wolfgang Tillmans, Hannah Black, Camille Henrot, Rachel Whiteread, Park McArthur, Jumana Manna, Peter Wächtler, Rosalind Nashashibi, Eddie Peake and more. To view the whole range, please visit our online shop.  

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni Alex Baczynski-Jenkins is participating in Les Urbaines, a performance and music festival taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland, this weekend.