This week Amalia Pica hosted an assembly at our partner school Chisenhale Primary, who are currently hosting I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, Just like a lot of other people are (2011-12). The work is now in week 50 and is set to return to the gallery on the 30 June after a year long tour of Tower Hamlets. Join us on 7 July at Chisenhale Gallery to celebrate its return.
On Saturday 16 June, the panel discussion The Landscape of Dissent: London 2012 and the Transformation of the East End took place as part of our Open Research programme. Organised by Hilary Powell and Isaac Marrero, the event celebrated the launch of their new book The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London's Olympic State.
For images and to listen to the event online click here.
Also on Saturday our local community policemen Al and Del dropped by to visit the exhibition.
Eddie Peake will present a performance as part of our Interim programme on Thursday 26 July at 7pm. You can buy tickets for the performance by clicking here.
This week we also announced details of a new 21st Century event with Andreas Angelidakis on Tuesday 12 June at 7pm. The event is organised by SIM. a curatorial office run in collaboration between Stephan Tanbin Sastrawidjaja, Natasha Isaacs and Petros Moris.
Image: Mark Blower
Amalia Pica's exhibition opened last week and continues until 15 July. Click here to read an interview with the artist about her exhibition at Chisenhale.
We recently issued a newsletter with information about our Summer activities. Click here to read it as a PDF.
Images of Tanya Barson's tour of the exhibition will soon be available on the same page.
The gallery is now in preparations for our next exhibition with Amalia Pica, the preview for which takes place on Thursday 24 May, 6.30-8.30pm.
Bang! (work in progress), 2012, Matthew Noel-Tod
Last week Matthew Noel-Tod, artist-in-residence in Victoria Park, led a series of workshops with Wellington Primary and Chisenhale Primary School. The workshops will form the basis of his film Bang! (2012) which will be premiered in the Park in September. To see images of the workshops click here.
On Saturday 5 May, a trailer of Matthew's film was presented in the Eastern Hub Building in Victoria Park to conincide with A Monument to the Future, a celebration of the Park's renovations.
On Wednesday last week, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye met with a group of GCSE students from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School to talk about her exhibition. Some of the pupils in the group had previously worked with Chisenhale on our three-year secondary school programme A Sense of Place.
Key Stage one pupils from Chisenhale Primary School visited Lynette's exhibition. During their visit they composed a set of questions about the work which have been sent to Lynette to answer. The interview will be online soon.
Photo: Mellis Haward
Amalia Pica's year-long Offsite project I am Tower of Hamlets, as I am in Tower of Hamlets, just like a lot of other people are (2011-2012) is currently in week 42. Follow updates on the sculptures' facebook page. The sculpture will return to the gallery during Amalia's exhibition at the gallery in July.
Today pupils from our partner school Chisenhale Primary visited Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's exhibition. The pupils used the exhibition activity guide which was launched earlier this week at the teacher's preview. The activity guide can be downloaded here.
Chisenhale Primary School also visited James Richards exhibition in November 2011 and devised a set of questions to ask James. His answers are now available to download here.
Our Family Workshop with Boo Saville took place last Saturday. To see more images, click here.
Propeller Radio, produced by Benedict Drew, April 2012. Photo: Thomas Lock
Our youth forum Propeller recently broadcast their own sound recordings on Resonance FM. The recordings were the result of an ongoing collaboration with artist Benedict Drew. For more Propeller updates, click here.
Members of Propeller and IYP , Slow Boat, April 2012 Photo: Nathan Spencer
During the Easter break, Propeller travelled to Birmingham to meet with Ikon Youth Programme (IYP). On board the 'Aaron Manby' this session provided the opportunity for planning between cities and for the young people to put forward their ideas for Slow Boat in Summer 2012.
We are currently advertising for the position of Exhibitions and Events Organiser: click here for further details. Jamie Stevens, who is currently in the role, has been appointed as the next recipient of the Curatorial Bursary at Cubitt Gallery and starts in his new post in June.
Josephine Pryde, who exhibited at Chisenhale in Spring 2011, is currently featured on the front cover of Artforum. The article by Tom Holert features documentation from Pryde's Chisenhale exhibition Embryos and Estate Agents, images from which can be seen in her archive page.
Look out for the new issue of Frieze, which features a painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's on the cover. You can read Jennifer Higgie's Frieze feature online by clicking here.
We recently issued a newsletter. Please click here to read the full bulletin.
Finally, we have confirmed our next 21st Century event with David Raymond Conroy. Visit the event page for further details.
This photo is from our 21st Century event last Thursday with Frances Scholz and Mark von Schlegell. Click here to see further photos from the event, which included the first screening of their entire Starlite project across five episodes.
Our next exhibition opens next week with painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. More information on her exhibition is available by clicking here. The exhibition preview will take place on Thursday 22 March, 6.30-8.30pm.
We recently announced the accompanying events for Yiadom-Boakye's exhibition, full listings are available on the Exhibition Events page.