Camden Art Centre

Camden Art Centre Contemporary art exhibitions and education since 1965.
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The year-round programme includes exhibitions, artist residencies, talks and events, school and artists’ projects, courses and off-site activities, ensuring Camden Arts Centre remains a dynamic place for seeing, making and talking about art. Exhibitions feature emerging artists, international artists showing for the first time in London, significant historic figures who have inspired contemporary practice, and artist selected group shows relevant to current debate. Residencies develop artists’ practices with practical support, resulting in new work and public participation. Projects are initiatives to encourage people of all ages, abilities and areas of interest to engage with contemporary art. Events engage audiences in a regular series of talks and discussions, film screenings and live art performances. Courses teach creative and technical skills to people of all ages and abilities, in a range of specialist mediums. A specialist Bookshop is on site, as well as a Café and Garden which is open all year round. Camden Arts Centre is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number 1065829

Listen now to the first episode of The Botanical Mind Online podcast with leading scientist of plant cognition, Monica G...
22/05/2020

Listen now to the first episode of The Botanical Mind Online podcast with leading scientist of plant cognition, Monica Gagliano. Gagliano presents a new understanding of the vegetal world, sharing a vision of plant sentience and plant life that is more sophisticated than we ever imagined.

The Botanical Mind Online Podcast series is the first in a new series of audio offerings from Camden Art Audio and Camden Art Centre. Over the next four episodes released fortnightly, key themes from the BotanicalMind.online will be explored in greater detail.

Listen in all the usual places, including at botanicalmind.online/podcasts , Spotify, iTunes and Google Play. And don’t forget to subscribe! The Botanical Mind Online Podcast series is programmed by Matt Williams and produced by Alannah Chance.

Listen to 100% unreleased material from the likes of Julia Holter, Yu Su, Bendik Giske, DJ Python and Laurel Halo hersel...
22/05/2020
Mix Of The Day: Laurel Halo

Listen to 100% unreleased material from the likes of Julia Holter, Yu Su, Bendik Giske, DJ Python and Laurel Halo herself, in our series 'Carrier Bag Music'.

100% unreleased material from the likes of Julia Holter, Yu Su, Bendik Giske, DJ Python and Laurel Halo herself.

Tonight on BBCRadio3 at 18:45: Artist Paul Purgas uncovers the story of India's first electronic sound studio & attempts...
17/05/2020
BBC Radio 3 - Late Junction, Paul Purgas on India’s lost avant-garde

Tonight on BBCRadio3 at 18:45: Artist Paul Purgas uncovers the story of India's first electronic sound studio & attempts to track down the last remaining composer behind it. Right pointing backhand index. We are presenting 'We Found Our Own Reality' with London Borough of Culture, Brent 2020.

Paul Purgas joins Verity to explore the unknown history of India’s electronic avant-garde.

#Activatingspaces is a project for BA Fine Art students at Central Saint Martins. The title of the project #15713 refere...
14/05/2020
Activating Spaces: Central Saint Martins - Camden Art Centre

#Activatingspaces is a project for BA Fine Art students at Central Saint Martins. The title of the project #15713 references the cumulative mileage of each student’s lockdown distance from our building, where their work began.

As art institutions and organisations navigate online during the pandemic, artists continue to make work. The next generation to come, carrying out their studies at Art Schools across the world, are also making new work during this situation-specific time.

LISTEN 🎧#PublicKnowledge: Carrier Bag Music, created by @laurelhalo, curated by @IgnotaBooks with @hkw_berlin. Sonic exp...
13/05/2020
Public Knowledge: Carrier Bag Music - Camden Art Centre

LISTEN 🎧#PublicKnowledge: Carrier Bag Music, created by @laurelhalo, curated by @IgnotaBooks with @hkw_berlin. Sonic explorations are presented in a reimagination of the mixtape, inspired by The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin’s Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Carrier Bag Music reimagines the mixtape as a container.

13/05/2020
Botanical Mind Online

Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible and invisible forces: from the microscopic threat of a virus to the monumental power of climate change.

Botanicalmind.online is an online project bringing together new commissions, podcasts, films texts, images and audio in an expanding archive that will be updated and added to regularly over the coming weeks.

Curated by Gina Buenfeld and Martin Clark, see www.botanicalmind.online to discover more, including a series of films, artist commissions, and new contributions by over 30 artists, musicians, writers and thinkers.

12/05/2020
Activating Spaces

Led by artist Lucy Joyce, ‘Activating Spaces’ is a project for second-year BA Fine Art students at Central Saint Martins, in partnership with Camden Art Centre. From Thursday to Sunday this week (14-17 May), we will be showcasing the work of these 12 students in a series of Instagram takeovers and posts. See www.instagram.com/camdenartcentre for more details.

Accommodating the pandemic has meant launching an online version of a now delayed exhibition, The Botanical Mind – a sit...
12/05/2020
Forget Titian, here's a talking dog! Is this digital art's big moment?

Accommodating the pandemic has meant launching an online version of a now delayed exhibition, The Botanical Mind – a site rich with texts, recordings and images, plus a new digital work by Adam Chodzko (via Guardian culture)

A film noir about a cluttered flat, an animated canine, Yesterday whistled in a corridor … artists in coronavirus lockdown are making the leap to digital. Can they stop people switching over to Netflix?

Don't miss The 87 Press's presentation of poetry written and read by Bhanu Khapil,  Peter Gizzi, Sascha Aktar, and Mira ...
08/05/2020
Public Knowledge: The 87 Press - Camden Arts Centre

Don't miss The 87 Press's presentation of poetry written and read by Bhanu Khapil, Peter Gizzi, Sascha Aktar, and Mira Mattar.

The 87 Press will present a programme of poetry written and read by Sascha Akhtar, Bhanu Khapil, Mira Mattar, and Peter Gizzi. The 87 Press are a publishing collective, who since their inception in 2018 have actively advocated writers from under-represented and minority groups.

Botanicalmind.online is a major new exhibition, investigating the significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consc...
06/05/2020

Botanicalmind.online is a major new exhibition, investigating the significance of the plant kingdom to human life, consciousness and spirituality across cultures and through time.
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Drawing on indigenous traditions from the Amazon rainforest; alternative perspectives on Western scientific rationalism; and new thinking around plant intelligence, philosophy and cultural theory, the exhibition expands on and enriches the idea that the plant is both a universal symbol found in almost every civilisation and religion across the globe, and the most fundamental but misunderstood form of life on our planet.

DIscover more: www.botanicalmind.online/

“Pentagram’s Harry Pearce gives Camden Art Centre a respectful modernist rebrand. Understated and balanced, the new typo...
06/05/2020

“Pentagram’s Harry Pearce gives Camden Art Centre a respectful modernist rebrand. Understated and balanced, the new typographic identity is designed – much like the gallery itself – to support and complement art.” - It's Nice That

"Understated and balanced, the new typographic identity is designed – much like the gallery itself – to support and comp...
06/05/2020
Pentagram’s Harry Pearce gives Camden Art Centre a respectful modernist rebrand

"Understated and balanced, the new typographic identity is designed – much like the gallery itself – to support and complement art." Thank you It's Nice That for introducing our rebrand, created with Pentagram, to the world.

Understated and balanced, the new typographic identity is designed – much like the gallery itself – to support and complement art.

Camden Art Centre
06/05/2020

Camden Art Centre

Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible an...
06/05/2020

Humanity’s place in the natural order is under scrutiny as never before, held in a precarious balance between visible and invisible forces: from the microscopic threat of a virus to the monumental power of climate change.

Launching from 3pm today, Camden Art Centre presents The Botanical Mind Online: an exhibition of new artist commissions; a short documentary film; a podcasting series drawing on the leading voices science, anthropology, music, art and philosophy and new contributions from over 30 artists, musicians, writers and thinkers.
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The Botanical Mind Online is curated by Gina Buenfeld and Martin Clark. Head to botanicalmind.online from 3pm today to view. Pictured: Adam Chodzko, O, you happy roots, branch and mediatrix, still, 2020 🍃🍂🌱

Camden Art Centre's cover photo
06/05/2020

Camden Art Centre's cover photo

Camden Art Centre
06/05/2020

Camden Art Centre

#PleaseBelieveTheseDaysWillPassWhilst Camden Arts Centre is currently closed, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes ...
24/04/2020

#PleaseBelieveTheseDaysWillPass

Whilst Camden Arts Centre is currently closed, we’ve been busy working behind the scenes and will have some exciting new programmes coming online in the next few weeks. Be sure to check back here and on our website for details.

Thanks to Mark Titchner and Jack Arts for sharing these artworks with us, which are now proudly displayed outside Camden Arts Centre. We’ll see you online, and back at the Centre again soon.

23/04/2020

If you missed it the first time around, we’re pleased to announce the relaunch of Barbara Forever, an online publication by artist and writer Every Ocean Hughes, exploring the idea of ‘queer death’.
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This digital commission is the culmination of their ‘artist-at-large’ residency at Camden Arts Centre throughout 2018 and 2019. Visit: barbaraforever.everyoceanhughes.com to read.

"It is refreshing to see an exhibition that strays from convention and finds its own way of inhabiting the gallery. Vivi...
23/04/2020

"It is refreshing to see an exhibition that strays from convention and finds its own way of inhabiting the gallery. Vivian Suter: Tintin’s Sofa at Camden Arts Centre, was conceived as a single installation and blankets the gallery’s main exhibition spaces in colourful canvases."

Twelfth-Century Christian mystic Hildegaarde Von Bingen was an ecological thinker – she understood the universe as an en...
22/04/2020

Twelfth-Century Christian mystic Hildegaarde Von Bingen was an ecological thinker – she understood the universe as an entity, each part penetrated by the essence of the whole and saw a radiance in creation: the cycle of the seasons, the sprouting of seeds, and the blossoming of plants. She called this verdant fecundity Veriditas, a ‘greening’ of the planet that is infused with a spiritual principle and healing potential that can bring about planetary attunement. On the 50th anniversary of #EarthDay, Von Bingen’s writing, music and art continues to inspire a new generation of artists, a number of whom are included in Camden Arts Centre’s forthcoming exhibition and online project The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree. 700 years on, her medieval cosmology feels as relevant as ever – an amalgamation of science, mysticism and art that she believed held the potential to awaken humanity to the mysterious truths of the universe.
Image: Hildegarde von Bingen, Liber Divinorum Operum (The book of divine works), 13th Century Illuminated Manuscript. By concession of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities - Lucca State Library.

This year's Camden Arts Centre Primary School project artist Lucy Joyce has produced two very special works to raise fun...
18/04/2020

This year's Camden Arts Centre Primary School project artist Lucy Joyce has produced two very special works to raise funds for PPE equipment for the NHS 💙 These unique hand-painted ceramic works are available to purchase on the artist website and all funds will directly go to protect the NHS workers. Buy: http://ow.ly/g2XL50zh7jv

Listen to the first edition of Public Knowledge, online. Publishing Collective Eighty Seven are presenting a programme o...
17/04/2020

Listen to the first edition of Public Knowledge, online. Publishing Collective Eighty Seven are presenting a programme of poetry written and read by Sascha Akhtar, Bhanu Khapil, Mira Mattar, and Peter Gizzi. http://ow.ly/yHSF50zgShT

16/04/2020

If you missed Vivian Suter’s exhibition 'Tintin's Sofa', which recently closed at Camden, don’t miss this visual tour. Head over to the website more on our exhibition pages. Head over to the website too and see our artist interview, specially commissioned essay, Director walk through and more on our exhibition pages. http://ow.ly/PdBJ50zgd13

Drawing together sculpture and sound, the ancient and modern, Athanasios Argianas's show Hollowed Water inhabited Camden...
16/04/2020
The Quietus | Features | Craft/Work | Time After Time: Athanasios Argianas' Hollowed Water Playlist

Drawing together sculpture and sound, the ancient and modern, Athanasios Argianas's show Hollowed Water inhabited Camden Arts Centre before the lockdown and is now available to view online. The artist created a special playlist for The Quietus - listen here.

Drawing together sculpture and sound, the ancient and modern, Athanasios Argianas's show Hollowed Water inhabited Camden Arts Centre before the lockdown and is now available to view online. Here the artist shares some of the images and sounds that inspired the exhibition

LISTEN NOW: Pubic Knowledge presents ‘The 87 Press’ featuring new poetry readings by Bhanu Khapil, Peter Gizzi, Sascha A...
15/04/2020

LISTEN NOW: Pubic Knowledge presents ‘The 87 Press’ featuring new poetry readings by Bhanu Khapil, Peter Gizzi, Sascha Aktar and Mira Mattar.

’The 87 Press’ is a publishing collective who actively advocate for writers from under-represented and minority groups. Public Knowledge is a monthly programme at Camden Arts Centre providing a platform for independent and expanded forms of publishing and distribution. During the temporary closure of our building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Knowledge is currently hosted online: http://ow.ly/fOfx50zf8kK

PEER Forum 2020 are currently taking over our Instagram account. For the past 4 months, they have been working together ...
09/04/2020

PEER Forum 2020 are currently taking over our Instagram account. For the past 4 months, they have been working together as a group in real life and online to engage in peer led discussions, responding to Camden Arts Centre’s exhibition programme and holding practical workshops that explore collective affection. http://ow.ly/SC1b50za6Mg

02/04/2020

Camden Art Centre’s Director Martin Clark takes us on a walkthrough of Vivian Suter’s exhibition ‘Tintin’s Sofa’. Martin introduces Vivian, her life and her delicate but powerful paintings, which are inspired by and created in the Guatemalan rainforest.

For this exhibition Suter presented her works as an immersive cacophony which mirrors the canopy of the rainforest: suspended, draped, overlapping and organic. If you didn’t manage to see this critically acclaimed show, we hope you’ll enjoy this tour. Please follow the link in our bio to watch in full.

Our friends, and café partners, Cantine are feeding the frontline and heroic workers at the Royal London Hospital, with ...
26/03/2020

Our friends, and café partners, Cantine are feeding the frontline and heroic workers at the Royal London Hospital, with a sweet potato, kale and spiced peanut soup during a rare moment of quiet.
Cantine have announced that they’re launching a delivery service where you can order a delicious meal and donate one to front line NHS staff, facing empty supermarket shelves. You can also donate a meal outright. Please call 07789870646 or e-mail to [email protected]

17/03/2020

Missed Vivian Suter's exhibition at Camden Arts Centre? Watch the artist introducing 'Tintin's Sofa', an immersive cacophony which mirrors the canopy of the Guatemalan rainforest. http://ow.ly/fBg550yO4lH

Join our Patrons Programme 🌟 Our Patrons enjoy an exclusive annual programme of activities & events. Memberships from £5...
17/03/2020

Join our Patrons Programme 🌟 Our Patrons enjoy an exclusive annual programme of activities & events. Memberships from £500 per year for young patrons. To find out more, please visit our website http://ow.ly/OoDb50yLMc7

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