May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Frieze Academy: Curatorial Voices - Introduction to Curating #3

Sarah McCrory, Anna Colin, Claire Doherty and Francesco Manacorda on how to establish a unique and personal curatorial voice.

In this new series of four sessions organised by Sarah McCrory, respected curators discuss differing aspects of this wide-ranging practice.

Curatorial Voices is the series' third session looking at how different curators have shown contemporary art through a diverse range of framing structures and platforms. Leading curators Anna ColinClaire Doherty and Francesco Manacorda have established unique and personal curatorial voices, through their work in foundations and institutions with varied audiences, budgets and geographies. They will discuss their work through examples of the organisations and projects they have inhabited and curated, and present examples of bold exhibition design and physical changes to space - from installation to finding unique spaces and contexts for artists to make work.

This series is a must-attend for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a curator or studying this field.

More info & tickets HERE

May
11
7:00 pm19:00

OTHER x Acrylicize: Spoken Word

May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Dan Hillier: Artist Talk

Dan Hillier has been working as a full-time artist since 2006 and has exhibited in various established galleries including the Saatchi Gallery and the ICA in London, and numerous galleries and solo/group shows in London, Paris, New York and Turin.

VERY LIMITED SPACES - RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com

Jun
14
10:00 am10:00

Mike Meyer Intensive Hand Lettering Workshop

Join us for the Mike Meyer Hand Lettering Workshop; an intensive day of paint, brushes, lettering and laughs. You will hone your Gothic (Block), Casual and Script letter forms through a hands-on process of practice, personal critique and expert guidance from Sign Painters‘ very own Mike Meyer. It all starts with a pencil, drawing and developing an understanding of the basic letter forms. These then form the basis for building your brush skills.

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those wanting to improve and refine their existing skills. All equipment is included, although be prepared for paint to get on you and your clothes.

"It was great working with Mike, making friends, working in a completely free creative zone, sharing and learning with other artists."


Acrylicize is running the workshop in partnership with Better Letters.

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Jun
15
10:00 pm22:00

Intensive Blackboard Art & Lettering Workshop

This one-day intensive workshop will provide you with an introduction to the skills you need to start creating blackboards that look great and, more importantly, sell clients’ goods. Led by Australia’s Cheryl McLean, you’ll be guided through the entire process from preparing a board to making it do its job, taking a practical and fun approach throughout. You’ll be working with a range of materials, by primarily paint pens, to create effective layouts in a variety of lettering styles.

The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be hands-on throughout, with all equipment provided. You’ll be able to take your work away with you, including a finished blackboard, so bring along any projects you’re working on, whether commercial or self-initiated.

The workshop fee is £180 which includes all equipment, lunch, refreshments and VAT at 20%.

“The workshop was amazing, Cheryl did a great job at helping each and everyone present, answering all of our questions, making sure that we all had the chance to develop our skills. It didn’t matter if you were a beginner or not, we all had something new to learn. Definitely recommend it.” – Liana

Acrylicize is running the workshop in partnership with Better Letters.

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Aug
3
Aug 6

Cartooning the Landscape: The Alchemy of Creativity

Join us for the private view of Cartooning the Landscape: The Alchemy of Creativity by Chip Sullivan on Thursday 2rd August @ 7pm (Very limited spaces - RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com). Chip will give a 30 minute lecture & reading, followed by a book signing. 

Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor of landscape architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Chip received the 2016 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects which recognised significant excellence in landscape architecture education. His latest book, Cartooning the Landscape, concerns the metaphysics of drawing and learning how to ‘see.’ The Foundation for Landscape Studies selected Cartooning the Landscape for the 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson prize for accomplishment in the field of garden history and landscape studies.

Exhibition opening hours (no RSVP needed)Friday 4th August, 10am-5:30pm / Saturday 5th August, 11am-5pm / Sunday 6th August, 12pm-5pm


Apr
27
6:30 pm18:30

Mr Bingo: Talking Shit

Join us for an exclusive, intimate evening @ Studio 7 Shoreditch...

Mr Bingo: Talking Shit - 7-8:30pm

Mr Bingo was born in 1979. In 1980 he started drawing. There wasn’t a lot to do in Kent. Mr Bingo is called Mr Bingo because when he was 19 he won £141 at the Gala Bingo. He’s been making it rain ever since.

Over the last fifteen years he has worked with hundreds of clients across a wide range of media; you might have seen his illustrations in TIME, Esquire, QI, The Mighty Boosh, The New York Times and on Channel 4. He is a regular in the New Yorker. In 2011 he began the project Hate Mail on Twitter, where strangers paid him to send a hand-drawn offensive postcard to a name and address of their choice. It sold out within days; since then he has opened it 12 times and it has sold out every time within minutes. In 2012, Penguin Books published a collection of the postcards called Hate Mail. Like much of his work, the project started as ‘a drunk idea’, but ended up being exhibited in galleries and gaining notoriety among the global press.

@mr_bingo / shop.mr-bingo.org.uk

TICKETS SOLD OUT

Apr
26
6:00 pm18:00

The Art Conference: Urban Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Awareness

On the 26th of April, TAC: The Roundtable Edition will curate a much-needed debate concerning the creation of art for the purposes of inspiring environmental awareness and action, bringing together the unique perspective and approach of speakers embedded in global initiatives.

The dramatic changes that lie ahead, and the most pragmatic ways of dealing with the current environmental situation, will be discussed by founder of Human Nature Charlotte Webster, manager of ONCA Lu-Lu Evans, mural artist Louis Masai and director of Moniker Art Fair Tina Ziegler, hosted by TAC’s Doug Gillen, founder of Fifth Wall TV.

The 6th Edition of TAC is part of D&AD's Fringe Programme. D&AD Festival is back for a second year on 25-27 April, bringing you the biggest hive-mind of creative excellence across the industry.

Artwork: Louis Masai, Honey Bee.


Limited available tickets at www.theartconference.com