Chisenhale Research: Mandy El-Sayegh in conversation with Amrita Dhallu

Thursday 30 May, 7 – 9pm

Mandy El-Sayegh is joined in conversation with Amrita Dhallu to launch a new e-publication, devised as part of Dhallu’s role as the 2018-19 Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery.

This publication focuses on the practice of three artists who have contributed to the gallery’s exhibition programme, exploring an intergenerational discourse around creativity, wellbeing and labour of women artists of colour. The document comprises a series of transcribed conversations between Amrita Dhallu and Lubaina Himid, Lydia Ourahmane and Mandy El-Sayegh.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: ChisenhaleHz present ‘Merging the Layers’

Thursday 6 June, 7 – 9pm

Merging the Layers is an evening of audio and moving image works which explore the perceived hierarchies of art forms, devised by ChisenhaleHz in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission. Programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month.

ChisenhaleHz is a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. Using ideas and themes raised through the gallery’s 2019 Commissions Programme, the group will present a series of public events throughout the year. Following the first meeting, the group collectively decided on the name ChisenhaleHz, which reflects the multiple frequencies and voices brought together in the group.

This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: Zine workshop for children led by Grrrl Zine Fair

Saturday 18 May, 2 – 4pm

Grrrl Zine Fair lead a workshop in zine-making and drawing for children aged 5 – 11 years, and their parents or carers, in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission. Grrrl Zine Fair is a collaborative project, which platforms women and non-binary artists, and comprises a self-publishing fair, talks, performances, live music, exhibitions and workshops. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

This workshop is programmed in association with Chisenhale Art Place Open Weekend, when Chisenhale Gallery, Chisenhale Dance Space and Chisenhale Studios open the doors of their shared building for a weekend of open studios, exhibitions, performance and events. For the full programme, please visit the Chisenhale Art Place website: www.chisenhale.co.uk.

Exhibition Event: Gareth Longstaff responds to Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition

Thursday 23 May, 7 – 9pm

Gareth Longstaff, Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, gives a talk in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s new commission, drawing on his research exploring psychoanalysis and self-representation, celebrity and image production. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: Early Morning Viewing

Thursday 16 May, 9 – 10.30am

An early morning viewing of Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition, with an introduction by Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant, Commissions, at Chisenhale Gallery. Coffee and cakes are generously provided by the East End Women’s Institute. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

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    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Exhibition Event: Curator’s Talk

Thursday 2 May, 7 – 9pm

Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery, gives an introduction to Mandy El-Sayegh’s exhibition. Programmed in association with First Thursdays, when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the First Thursday of the month. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Exhibition Event: Mandy El-Sayegh in conversation with Jennifer Higgie

Thursday 25 April, 7 – 9pm

Mandy El-Sayegh is joined in conversation with Jennifer Higgie to discuss her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Jennifer Higgie is the Editorial Director of frieze. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

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  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Chisenhale Gallery Forum

Saturday 23 March, 2 – 4pm

Chisenhale Research is a new strand of programming and archival research, which reflects on Chisenhale Gallery’s rich history of artist commissions and ground-breaking exhibitions since the gallery was founded in 1983.

Chisenhale Gallery Forum is an open discussion led by local residents, artists and activists based in Tower Hamlets, and devised by Layla Gatens as part of her role as the 2018-19 Curatorial Assistant: Engagement at Chisenhale Gallery. Using Chisenhale Gallery's 1988 exhibition Identity as a starting point, the event will reflect on local experience to consider new ways of working for collaborative and community arts practice. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

Chisenhale Gallery is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible. We also have an accessible toilet. If you have any access requirements that you would like to discuss in advance of your visit, please email layla.gatens@chisenhale.org.uk

BSL interpretation for events at Chisenhale Gallery is available on request. Please contact layla.gatens@chisenhale.org.uk for further information. Please be advised that two weeks’ notice is required in order to confirm an interpreter.

Curator’s Talk and Late Opening

Thursday 7 March, 7 – 9pm

Amrita Dhallu, Curatorial Assistant: Commissions at Chisenhale Gallery gives an introduction to Ghislaine Leung’s new commission. Programmed in association with First Thursdays when galleries across east London stay open until 9pm on the first Thursday of each month. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.

  • Chisenhale Gallery
    64 Chisenhale Road
    London E3 5QZ

    T: +44 (0)20 8981 4518 mail@chisenhale.org.uk

    For media enquiries please contact:
    media@chisenhale.org.uk or
    Ellen Greig on +44 (0)20 3328 1964 or ellen.greig@chisenhale.org.uk



Ghislaine Leung in conversation with Fatima Hellberg

Wednesday 20 March, 7 – 9pm

Ghislaine Leung is joined in conversation with Fatima Hellberg to discuss her new commission at Chisenhale Gallery. Fatima Hellberg is Artistic Director at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. This event is free to attend but booking is recommended. To reserve a place please visit our Eventbrite page here.