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Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London / Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm

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Thursday 30 January 2014, 7 – 8.30pm
Talk: Métier, Small Businesses in London

In conversation with Laura Braun, Dawn Lyon and Karen McQuaid

Métier, small businesses in London, is a book by photographer Laura Braun about small-scale independent and specialist businesses in London and the people who run them. In a time when the high-streets of London are taking on a more and more corporate character, this book about independent traders offers an unusual and interesting perspective on this city and an insight into the working lives of people who strongly identify with their occupation. Over 6 years Laura Braun slowly added to this collection of portraits and interior photographs of very individual London businesses. Her subjects are people with fascinating lives shaped by their longterm involvement with their line of work and business. The spaces they work in reveal interesting details about the persons inhabiting them and the work they do.

Laura will be talking to sociologist Dawn Lyon and photography curator Karen McQuaid about the project and the making of the book.

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January 27, 2014 at 10:21 am

Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 / Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm

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Wednesday 29 January 2014, 7 – 9pm
Launch of To Have and To Hold Issue 4 Expanded 

Issue 4 of To Have and To Hold took over 15 years to make, please join us in this joyous occasion to mark its debut to the reading masses. This issue was made by nuns living in the remote reaches of the steppe of Russia, using handmade inks from the local landscape, giving its special colourful glean. To celebrate its publication, the nuns handpicked the best artists from around the world to expand on their contributions from this issue. Expect an evening of art and stuff.


Adrien Aldihni
Kirsty Buchanan
Diana Duta,
Ian Giles,
Anouchka Oler,
Grace Morgan Pardo,
AnnaMaria Pinaka
Deniz Unal

Issue 4 features work from Adrien Aldihni, Kirsty Buchanan, Olivia Dunbar, Diana Duta, Ian Giles, Anna Karolina Hagnefur, Inge Hoonte, Anouchka Oler, Grace Morgan Pardo, AnnaMaria Pinaka, Miho Shimizu, Irina Silviu Szekely and Deniz Unal. Edited by Deniz Unal, guest edited by AnnaMaria Pinaka


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January 27, 2014 at 10:12 am

The Postcard is a Public Work of Art

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Leo Davey. My Head Hurts  [2013]

The Postcard is a Public Work of Art
Exhibition of artists’ postcards
23 January to 1 March 2014
Exhibition open Thursday – Saturday, 11 – 6pm

Postcards by sixty artists based in Britain, the majority newly made for this exhibition.
Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper.

Åbäke, David Bellingham, John Bevis, George Blair, David Blamey, James Brooks, Lewis Chaplin, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Patrick Coyle, Simon Cutts, Leo Davey, Tim Davies, Arnaud Desjardin, Karen Di Franco, Daniel Eatock, Ruth Ewan and Dan Griffiths, Jacky Fleming, Ryan Gander, Cristina Garrido, Paul Greenleaf, Mark Harfield, Gabriel Hartley, Juliet Haysom, Tony Hayward, Tim Head, Susan Hiller, Georgie Hopton, Dean Hughes, Juneau Projects, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips, Alan Kitching, Sharon Kivland, Helen Knight, Michael Leigh, Rebecca Loweth, Sara MacKillop, Elizabeth Magill, Imi Maufe, Hansjörg Mayer, Elizabeth McAlpine, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Jonathan Monk, Paul Morton, Andy Parker, Mark Pawson, Georgina Potier, Ruth Proctor, Frances Richardson, Robert Richardson, Molly Rooke, Colin Sackett, Sarah Staton, Holly Stevenson, Peter Sylveire, Erica Van Horn, Nick Wadley, Stuart Whipps, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Duncan Wooldridge

The purpose of an artist’s postcard is to express an idea, aesthetic and intellectual, specifically and exclusively in the form of a postcard, that could be actually postable, even when made of wood, or bone, or steel. The exhibits are not merely postcard-sized paintings, but instead they engage individually with the form and purpose of the postcard.  The exhibition’s title ‘The Postcard is a Public Work of Art’ is taken, with the approval of both artists, from a postcard of 1996 designed by Simon Cutts and printed by David Bellingham at his Glasgow imprint WAX366.


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January 27, 2014 at 10:04 am

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