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Artist Maeve Brennan visited Raines Foundation secondary school last week as part of Chisenhale Gallery Presents, our series of artist presentations at local secondary schools. The London-based artist spoke about her recent film, The Drift, commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island, Bristol; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore. The session was followed by a workshop with the students. Image is from the event.  

Please join us on Saturday 18 November, 4pm for a conversation between members of the Focus E15 Campaign, an organisation founded in 2013 to campaign for social housing in London. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here. This will be the last of a series of conversations devised in collaboration with Hannah Black in which participants have been invited to discuss a situation of their choice.  

Earlier in the day on Saturday 18 November, 2pm, Chisenhale Gallery Director Polly Staple will be in conversation with forthcoming programme participant Lawrence Abu Hamdan. The conversation, titled Matter from Memory: Art at the intersection of science, journalism and advocacy, will take place at Whitechapel Gallery, London, as part of the Film London Jarman Award 2017 Weekend.  

On Tuesday 21 November, Chisenhale Gallery presents a Creative Careers Day hosted at Queen Mary University. Including presentations by artists, architects, photographers, graphic designers, filmmakers and other award-winning creative professionals, the event has been organised to provide young students interested in the arts with an opportunity to find out more about creative careers and to be inspired. Confirmed speakers include Julia Cunningham, Choreographer; Ayo Akingbade, Filmmaker; Kathryn Ferguson, Selfridges Resident Film Director; Charlie Brinkhurst Cuff, Journalist; Werkflow, a games engine focused, digital arts studio in London; and others. For further information about this event, including how to book student groups and for a full event schedule, please contact Rachael Baskeyfield, Offsite and Education Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery. The Creative Careers Day is supported by the Ernest Cook Trust and presented in partnership with Queen Mary University, London.

Last week we launched a special 10% Christmas discount on all Chisenhale Editions 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 NashashibiEddie Peake and more. To view the whole range, please visit our online shop. You can also 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, Exhibitions and Events Assistant at Chisenhale Gallery, will give an introduction to Hannah Black’s exhibition, Some Context, at 7pm. All proceeds raised from our editions, kindly donated by artists, directly support the artistic programme at Chisenhale Gallery, commissioning major new works.  

Chisenhale Gallery programme alumni and forthcoming programme participants with shows opening this week include Amalia Pica at IMA Brisbane, Australia and Paul Maheke at Centro de Arte dos de Mayo, Madrid.

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