Geographies of the Artist’s Studio

Griffin Gallery

Upcoming Events:

18 October, 6-9pm, Book Launch and Drinks Reception for Louise Ashcroft

25 October, 6-9pm, late opening and Panel Discussion with Duncan Smith, Tamarin Norwood, Jenny Sjöholm and the curators. Starting with the positions set out in the exhibition we will be discussing the role of the artists studio.

Private View 11 October 6 - 9pm

Exhibition 12 October – 3 November

Elizabeth Mc Alpine, Tamarin Norwood, Stephen Walter, Louise Ashcroft, Liane Lang, George Major,

Annabelle Moreau and Kaho Kojima, Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Emi Avora

Whether working in a shared studio complex, in a private garret or as an itinerant wanderer, the locus of the artist’s practice and research has an ineluctable influence upon their craft. In Vis Loci Artists from in and around the Geographies of the Artist’s Studio project present insights into life within their workspace. This is the final part of a three year Cultural Olympiad Project investigating historic and contemporary artist studio space in West London.

Works include artists Kaho Kojima and Annabelle Moreau’s collaboration on a giant pop-up studio, combining imagined portability with a feat in paper engineering. Stephen Walter shows his exquisite new map of London The Hub featuring hundreds of artist’s studios and galleries in the dense fabric of London streets.

Liane Lang has created a video installation featuring a wall of face and body casts of people who have visited her studio, a work inspired by Adolph Menzel’s famous painting Atelierwand from 1872. Elizabeth McAlpine is showing photographic and sculptural works created in and of the studios she occupied during two residencies abroad.

Louise Ashcroft is creating a collaborative installation piece, continuing her Peripatetic Studio Residency. For more details please visit the website and view the accompanying catalogue. Featuring work by Elizabeth McAlpine Annabelle Moreau Louise Ashcroft Kaho Kojima Emi Avora Liane Lang George Major Stephen Walter Tamarin Norwood Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom

Catalogue Text by George Major

Late Openings and Events

13. October 2012, 11am-4pm Annabelle Moreau and Kaho Kojima lead an expert pop-up making workshop. Please visit the website for booking details.

18. October 2012, 6-9pm Drinks Reception, Louise Ashcroft, book launch

25. October 2011, 6-9pm Studio Talk Geographer Jenny Sjohölm in conversation about her research into artist’s studios with Duncan Smith of Acava and artist Tamarin Norwood.

Griffin Gallery The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street ,London, W11 4AJ, 020 8424 3239 Mon – Fri 2 – 5pm or by appointment, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm Griffin Gallery is a 5-minute walk from Latimer Road tube station. For artist biographies and further reading, please visit or email Griffin Gallery is a new exhibition space owned by Colart Ltd, designed to foster and support the production and exhibition of new work by emerging artists.