Pop Up Common Room: Engine ChatChat at Griffin Gallery

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20 Mar - 28 Mar 2018

6pm to 8.30pm

This event is open to all current UAL postgraduate students and alumni
  • Would you like to take part in a series of supportive, facilitated peer critiques at a West London Gallery?
  • Would you like to expand your network of peers with similar research interests at UAL?
For the second year running, Griffin Gallery will be hosting an Engine ChatChat residency exclusively for UAL Postgraduate Community during the Easter holidays.

Against the backdrop of Godley House, a site responsive show at Griffin Gallery- a group of 10 UAL postgraduate students and alumni from across disciplines will have the opportunity to share work, receive feedback and network over 4 evening sessions.

Facilitated by Elizabeth Murton, an artist and graduate from Goldsmiths with over 10 years’ experience of bringing artists together, the sessions will be informal and stimulating, with constructive conversation encouraged.

All sessions will run 6pm – 8:30pm, with refreshments provided.
Session dates: Tues 20 March, Weds 21 March, Tues 27 March, Weds 28 March
All participants are expected to attend all sessions.

To apply for a place, email pgcommunity@arts.ac.uk with answers to the following questions:
    •    Your name, course and college
    •    If you are a current student or alumni
    •    How this opportunity will benefit you
    •    Can you guarantee you will be able to attend all 4 sessions
Deadline for applications:
11 March
Places will be confirmed by 13 March

More about the exhibition Godley House: Using the floor plan from his own London apartment (1 Godley VC House), artist Tim A Shaw will construct a skeleton timber framework of his living space to scale within the gallery. Tracing out each room, the structure offers a suggestion of domesticity that provides the setting for a collection of art-works that furnish its interior. As a responsive site with the ability to instill feelings of sanctuary, warmth and familiarity, ‘home’ is also the place where our vulnerabilities and anxieties surface. The idea of the home is deeply embedded in human consciousness, where objects can be containers for memories, scents can be comforts or antagonists, architecture can present a means to frame the world.

More about Engine ChatChat and Elizabeth Murton
Engine ChatChat grew from studying at Goldsmiths, where upon graduating, Murton wanted to continue the conversations, atmosphere and support from studio conversations and started bringing artists together. Engine ChatChat chaired to a style and philosophy which is informal and stimulating. Keeping the groups small, constructive conversation is encouraged.

More about Griffin Gallery
Griffin Gallery is committed to supporting the global artistic community, creating a space for discussion about contemporary art and showcasing the very best of national and international talent. The exhibition programme offers a platform for emerging as well as established artists, and our two studios are occupied by a wide range of artists from around the world, with differing concerns and approaches to making.  At the centre of our programme is a belief that an engagement with materials is fundamental to the act of creating contemporary art.

More about Postgraduate Community:
Exclusive to UAL's Postgraduate Community, Pop Up Common Room events assist in the community's aims for building platforms for skill sharing, networking, collaboration and investigating new communities of practice. Find out more about previous Pop Up Common Room events on our blog: http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/pgcommunity/