The Artists’ Pavilion 2019
Artquest and UAL’s Careers & Employability are working a team of committed students to programme The Artists’ Pavilion, a pop-up public project at FOLD, London’s newest 24hr cultural space.
The Artists’ Pavilion is an opportunity for 12 UAL students to work on a collaborative project with Artquest and independent curator Adelaide Bannerman to create an arts/events programme at FOLD London.
The Artists’ Pavilion 2019 – SYNC(ed) Connected via creativity
Dates: Wednesday 14 – Thursday 15 August 2019
Venue: FOLD Gillian House, Stephenson St, London E16 4SA
The Artists’ Pavilion is a biennial project that acts as a counterpoint to a largely object-based art market – creating an alternative space to foreground different approaches for creatives and their practices. The 2019 pavilion programme is curated by a team of committed students of UAL, giving them valuable first-hand arts programming experience. The student/graduate team includes Keanu Adorable, Dominika Chmara, Chelsea Dakwa, Tobi Alexandra Falade, Natalie Glover, Brianne Herbert, Louie Levinson, Andrew Maher, Melisa Makong’o, Petra Nogueira, Grishma Rai and Yasmin Walker.
SYNC(ed): Connected via creativity is a multidisciplinary programme where early career creatives are invited to come together to explore and investigate their individual practice(s). A diverse range of immersive and inclusive activities, including workshops, performances, exhibitions and panel discussions will guide creatives to further develop and engage within competitive industries.
All events will take place at FOLD – a custom-made venue, positioned at the intersection of digital culture, art, music and performance. It is uniquely placed to give cross-disciplinary artists the resources and space to realise works, push ambitious strands of practice, and present or perform within an immersive environment.
Programme – Wednesday 14 August
SYNC(ed) Exhibition – 1pm – 5pm (Free)
A collection of sound and photography installations from artists and creatives across specialisms, focusing on the individual’s ideas around their own forms of creative practice. Explore the work throughout every part of this unique venue, network with artists from all backgrounds and professionals and discover when it comes to creativity the borders between disciplines are fluid. More info here
SYNC(ed) Zine Workshop: Visualise 2020 – 1pm – 4pm (Free drop in)
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A zine drop-in workshop to visualise your hope, plans and future of your creative journey. Join us for this workshop led by Tobi Alexandra Falade and Dominika Chmara using collage, drawing and writing. You will have the space and time to think about your personal creative journey, including your questions, ideas, goals and themes. Bring magazines, newspapers, print outs, fabrics and any materials of particular relevance to your practice that would like to use. Basic collage and drawing materials and light refreshments provided.
Programme – Thursday 15 August
SYNC(ed) Exhibition – 1pm – 6.30pm (Free)
A collection of sound and photography installations from artists and creatives across specialisms, focusing on the individual’s ideas around their own forms of creative practice. Explore the work throughout every part of this unique venue, network with artists from all backgrounds and professionals and discover when it comes to creativity the borders between disciplines are fluid. More info here.
SYNC(ed) Talk: 6.30 – 8pm
Booking: FREE event but booking essential. Click here to book your place.
A panel discussion chaired by Karli-Jade Fontiverio Hylton with guest speakers Aff & Jam and Abiola Renee expressing their personal insights on forging a career in the creative sector and sharing their creative journeys.
Aff&jam are Kelesi Anim and Jaymie Johnson. They are London based artist – designers who started their collaborative journey of exploration through art, clothing and identity. They produce ethically conscious and sustainable wearable art that promotes empowerment and body positivity.
Abiola Renee Contributing writer and photographer at Galdem and co-founder of Skin Library. Skin Library is a beauty platform, both e-commerce and beauty content site with a specialised focus on Korean Beauty products and providing informative content around beauty and wellness.
Karli Jade Fontieverio Hylton (Chair) is Co-founder of Duology, a duo specialising in ethnographic consumer research and strategic application, with a focus on cultural futures and brand alignment.
SYNC(ed) – Dance Showcase and After Party – 8.30-11.30pm
Booking: FREE event but booking essential. Click here to book your place.
Kicking off with a live performance from The Syndicate in the format of a dance battle that invites audience participation for the judging part of the event. Followed by a chance for everyone to unwind whilst listening to a line-up of DJs, using the space to let music & networking coexist with sets from: Joshua Stephenson and Sebora Kamara – playing R&B, Hip-Hop/Rap and Bashment
This project is an initiative of University of the Arts London Careers & Employability and Artquest and is facilitated by Adelaide Bannerman
Adelaide Bannerman is a freelance project manager and curator based in London. She works part of her time for International Curators Forum. Since 1998, Bannerman has worked for UK arts institutions that have included Autograph ABP, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), African and Asian Visual Artists Archive (AAVAA), Tate, Live Art Development Agency, Platform London, Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, 198 Gallery and Arts Council England. She is currently a trustee of Idle Women, an organisation that initiates and creates contemporary art with women and Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall an artist-run laboratory and presentation space for contemporary art. In 2018 Bannerman initiated Never Done, a residency programme to facilitate artist and curatorial research, mobility and professional development. Her independent research interests valorise performative gestures and engagements with live and visual performance art and privileging the developmental process behind individual and group practices. Bannerman is also interested in exploring, noting and co-opting movement and improvisatory methods as part of her curatorial practice.
This project is funded by Careers and Employability. Because of the way this programme is funded, this opportunity was open to students:
- Whose parent(s) / guardian(s) have not completed a University degree, and
- Are HOME (UK) students, and
- Are studying on an undergraduate course
This is an opportunity for 10 second year UAL students with an interest in contemporary / multi media art to:
- Work with an established curator to realise a project in an multi-arts venue
- Build relationships with respected art world professionals
- Establish a peer network to support them in their career
- Gain experience of project programming and develop skills that will make them more employable
- Develop knowledge of, and raise their profile within, the creative sector
The project is supported by:
- 8 days contact time a curator-mentor over the period in advance of events
- £200 award paid to each selected participating student
- Guidance in establishing an ongoing peer mentoring group
- Individual professional development support via the Artquest programme
- A venue provided by FOLD
While students will be supported, they will have final responsibility for administering and realising the project. Applicants should be confident of being able to take on the commitment that this will involve before applying, estimated at between 10 – 15 days over the next 4-5 months, excluding the week of public events.
For any questions about the programme please email Nick Kaplony.