News Archive


Welcome to the News section, a new feature of our website. We'll be regularly posting images, news and all things Chisenhale Gallery.

For our first post, here are some highlights from the gallery's Autumn programme.

We started with a September 21st Century event, a screening of Erik Blinderman and Lisa Rave's film The Villages. Here's a link to Erik's 2009/10 LUX Associate Artist's project.

This image (by Mark Blower) is from the opening of James Richards' exhibition at the end of September.

To coincide with our annual Patrons' Dinner, we unveiled a new donations box for the hallway made by Toby Ziegler, former exhibiting artist and current trustee of Chisenhale Gallery. Click here to find out more about our Benefactors scheme.

Here is James Richards in our studio space introducing a screening of the video programmes Disambiguation and Devotion, which he co-edited with American-based artist Steve Reinke.

During Frieze Art Fair week, we hosted An Echo Button, a collaborative event organised by James, Ed Atkins and Haroon Mirza. The three artists went on to present a version of An Echo Button in New York, as part of Performa 11.

We participated in Frieze Art Fair for the first time as part of In the Public Eye, a stand for editions sold by publicly funded galleries. We launched our new Archive Edition series. Archive Edition #1 by Wolfgang Tillmans sold out before the end of the fair.

Here is an image of Wolfgang Tillman's edition, which he kindly donated to the gallery. Click here to see images of Wolfgang's exhibition at Chisenhale from 1997.

We also recently installed some of our editions in Zealand Road Cafe, which is just down the road from the gallery. Further info on our editions can be found here.

Lizzie Carey-Thomas, Curator of Contemporary British Art at Tate Britain, led an in-conversation with James Richards. You can listen to the recording in the Media section of our website.

This is an image of children from Chisenhale Primary School visiting James Richards' exhibition.

We also hosted a 21st Century screening and discussion with Channel, a project by curators Josefine Wikstrom and Barbara Siriex, in November.

This Autumn also saw the beginning of the Victoria Park Residency, a new partnership between Chisenhale Gallery and Victoria Park. This image is from residency artist Matthew Noel Tod's event Dog Day Afternoon, "a screening for dogs and humans" which took place at the gallery and in the park. Further photos from the event can be seen in our Archive.

Benedict Drew is our lead artist for Slow Boat, a project between Propeller, Chisenhale's Youth Forum and the Youth Programme of IKON Gallery, Birmingham. Here is Benedict leading his first session with the Propeller group.

Laura Wilson, Chisenhale's Education Organiser, recently received The Marsh Award for Excellence in Gallery Education at the Engage Conference 2011.

Finally, Alexandra Bachzetsis came to Chisenhale two weeks ago to perform A Piece Danced Alone as part of our Interim programme. We will soon be adding more images to Alexandra's event page, so do check back in the new year.

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