Camden Art Centre

Camden Art Centre Contemporary art exhibitions and education since 1965. As a charity rooted in our North West London community, we foster a sense of belonging in our spaces.
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Camden Art Centre is a place for art and artists; a place for the curious, the novice and the expert alike. It’s a place to see, to make, to learn and to talk about contemporary art, whether in our building, attending off-site projects or via our digital forums. Camden Art Centre was originally built as a public library and now combines historic architecture with open, modern spaces, a café, books

hop and secluded garden, with free entry for all. Through our programme of exhibitions, learning, courses, events and residencies, we invite everyone to engage with art and the people that make it – to push boundaries and connect to their own creativity. Our off-site projects share our work with diverse communities and our digital, publishing and broadcast platforms help us connect art, artists and people in ever more immediate and interesting ways. Working closely with local schools, community groups and specialist partners we nurture the next generation of artists, from early years to adulthood, enabling everyone to get up close to art, to meet artists and to make work themselves. Our targeted programmes and sector leadership increase our impact, bringing the arts to those most in need. Much loved by our communities, for over 50 years Camden Art Centre has always worked ahead of the curve, giving early support and exposure to important artists from the UK and abroad including Martin Creed, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Sophie Calle, Yinka Shonibare, Mike Nelson and Mary Heilmann. We support artists at every stage of their careers, enabling them to make and show work that is relevant for today: brave, challenging, engaging and vital. Camden Arts Centre is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number 1065829

Family Takeover is back 🎨Designed for families and children, join artist Emma Sheehy for a series of free hands-on famil...
08/01/2024

Family Takeover is back 🎨

Designed for families and children, join artist Emma Sheehy for a series of free hands-on family sessions using drawing, painting and sculpture to create art together.

Emma Sheehy is an artist exploring mythology, craft and medieval imagery her wood carvings and sculptures offer an alternative, playful take on history. Emma is one of the featured artist's in our upcoming exhibition Bloomberg New Contemporaries.

Book your place now via the link in our bio.

We are open 👋While our galleries are currently closed for the installation of our upcoming exhibition Bloomberg New Cont...
04/01/2024

We are open 👋

While our galleries are currently closed for the installation of our upcoming exhibition Bloomberg New Contemporaries, our Shop and Café remain open to the public.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm

Photo: Max Colson

Transformative Futures resumes this month⚡Running each Saturday, workshops this term will be led by artists from our upc...
02/01/2024

Transformative Futures resumes this month⚡

Running each Saturday, workshops this term will be led by artists from our upcoming New Contemporaries exhibition, offering the opportunity to connect and collaborate with exhibiting artists and explore different approaches to art making.

Free for those aged 15-25, book your places now: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/transformative-futures-3

Session dates:
13 January: Transforming Value with Lili Murphy Johnson
20 January: Harriet Gillett
27 January: Hybrid Realms: Mythology, Collage, Sgraffito with Efrat Merin
3 February: Open Studio Session
10 February: Exploring Storytelling Through Photography with Alannah Cyan
17 February: This is New Contemporary with Anne McCloy
24 February: Quilting: Technique with Luke Rooney
2 March: 2 March: Quilting: Creativity with Luke Rooney
9 March: Open Studio Session
16 March: Beast Building with Emma Sheehy
23 March: Sonic Frequencies with Joshua Woolford

Camden Art Centre is now closed for New Year celebrations 💫We are open from Tuesday 2 January, 11am-6pm.While our Galler...
30/12/2023

Camden Art Centre is now closed for New Year celebrations 💫

We are open from Tuesday 2 January, 11am-6pm.

While our Galleries are closed for the installation of our upcoming exhibition, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, our Café and Shop are still open.

Please join us at the Preview and Party for Bloomberg New Contemporaries on Thursday 18 January, RSVP via the link in our bio 🎟️

We are open between Christmas and New Year! 👋You can visit Camden Art Centre from Tuesday 27 December to Friday 30 Decem...
27/12/2023

We are open between Christmas and New Year! 👋

You can visit Camden Art Centre from Tuesday 27 December to Friday 30 December, 11am-6pm.

Visit our galleries for the final days of the current exhibitions, 'Green in the Grooves' by Tamara Henderson and 'Public Domain' by Marina Xenofontos.

Grab a hot drink in our Café while you are here, and have a browse in our Shop.

Photo: Luke Walker

Season’s Greetings from Camden Art Centre ✨We are wishing you all a very joyful festive period.We would like to thank ou...
23/12/2023

Season’s Greetings from Camden Art Centre ✨

We are wishing you all a very joyful festive period.

We would like to thank our visitors for all their support this year and we look forward to welcoming you again in 2024.

Camden Art Centre will be closed from 24/26 December and 31 December/ 1 January. Please visit our website for more information about opening hours.

Image: Martin Wong, 'Tell My Troubles to the Eight Ball (Eureka)', 1978-81. Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the Martin Wong Foundation and P.P.O.W, New York. Collection of Dr. Daniel S. Berger

There's only a few days left to see our current exhibitions 📆Tamara Henderson's 'Green in the Grooves' and Marina Xenofo...
20/12/2023

There's only a few days left to see our current exhibitions 📆

Tamara Henderson's 'Green in the Grooves' and Marina Xenofontos' 'Public Domain' are on show until 30 December. Learn more and plan your visit at camdenartcentre.org

Our festive opening hours are:
24/26 December - Closed
26/30 December - Open, 11am-6pm
31 December/1 January - Closed

Images: Luke Walker

Coming soon to Camden Art Centre is Bloomberg New Contemporaries 💥Camden Art Centre is delighted to welcome New Contempo...
19/12/2023

Coming soon to Camden Art Centre is Bloomberg New Contemporaries 💥

Camden Art Centre is delighted to welcome New Contemporaries back to its galleries after more than 20 years. Bloomberg New Contemporaries features 55 of the most exciting artists emerging from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes.

Opening 19 January 2024, visit the link in our bio to RSVP for the preview 💫





Image: Noa Klagsbald () , 'My Olympia' , 2023. Photography. Courtesy the artist and New Contemporaries

Maymana Arefin has been running our Family Takeover, with Otherworldly Creatures from October to December this year 🪱May...
14/12/2023

Maymana Arefin has been running our Family Takeover, with Otherworldly Creatures from October to December this year 🪱

Maymana is an artist exploring ecology, grief, embodiment and the power of collective imagining through a range of materials including clay, collage painting and spoken word. Maymana is the founder of .futures, a space to map radical alternative futures guided by her joy and passion for fungi.

Throughout the family takeover workshops Maymana has led children and adults through a series of activities using our garden and themes from Tamara Henderson’s Green in the Grooves exhibition to combine natural and everyday objects into vibrant sculptures.

The final workshop in the series Soil Soup Celebration will run on Saturday 16th December please visit: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/family-takeover-otherworldly-creatures for more details and registration.

Our Family Takeover series is supported by a Cultural Education and Learning Support Fund from Camden Council

Upon entry into our Reading Room, you can find an installation entitled 'Evacuation Plan', a part of Marina Xenofontos' ...
12/12/2023

Upon entry into our Reading Room, you can find an installation entitled 'Evacuation Plan', a part of Marina Xenofontos' exhibition 'Public Domain'.

In each panel, Xenofontos has included close-up portraits of herself, printed onto inkjet glossy paper. In the images we see her body fragmented—an eye, torso, ear, and neck. The work is comprised of six panels made from MDF wood and LED lights connected to sound and light sensors.

You can find out more about 'Evacuation Plan' in detail on the Bloomberg Connects App 🔎

Photo: Luke Walker

Martin Wong, 'Malicious Mischief', has been included in Frieze's top ten shows in the UK & Ireland 2023 🎱'Malicious Misc...
11/12/2023

Martin Wong, 'Malicious Mischief', has been included in Frieze's top ten shows in the UK & Ireland 2023 🎱

'Malicious Mischief' was on show at Camden Art Centre in Summer 2023, this retrospective of Wong's works is now on show April at Stedelijk in Amsterdam.

Photo: Rob Harris

Conway Hall open's its doors for ASP Fair: The Eighth, next Saturday 16 December 🐍ASP8 will host 80+ UK and internationa...
09/12/2023

Conway Hall open's its doors for ASP Fair: The Eighth, next Saturday 16 December 🐍

ASP8 will host 80+ UK and international independent artist self-publishers for a free one-day fair.

No booking is required, the fair will run from 11am-7pm at Conway Hall, London.

Organised by and Camden Art Centre with generous support from PICPUS Press. Media Partner: Tank Magazine.

Join us tomorrow for one of the last sessions of Transformative Futures this year⚡'Ghost Busting' with Joe Moss draws on...
08/12/2023

Join us tomorrow for one of the last sessions of Transformative Futures this year⚡

'Ghost Busting' with Joe Moss draws on themes explored in the 'Ghost Hunting' session the group will take on the role of a ghost busting company. Participants will respond to a collection of machines, using them to exorcise old ghosts and establishing new myths in their place.

Saturday 9 December, 2.30pm.

This is a free weekly workshop that is a part of our Transformative Futures programme, designed for people aged 15-25.

https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/transformative-futures-3

To celebrate the release of 'Shopping Lists: A Consuming Fascination', Camden Art Centre will host a discussion between ...
06/12/2023

To celebrate the release of 'Shopping Lists: A Consuming Fascination', Camden Art Centre will host a discussion between Ingrid Swenson and renowned art critic Louisa Buck.

Join us for this launch and discussion next Tuesday, from 7pm.

Free entry, RSVP via the link in our bio 📚

There's only one month left to see our current exhibitions 📅Visit us to see Tamara Henderson's 'Green in the Grooves' an...
01/12/2023

There's only one month left to see our current exhibitions 📅

Visit us to see Tamara Henderson's 'Green in the Grooves' and Marina Xenofontos' 'Public Domain', on display until 30 December.

We are open
Tuesday- Sunday: 11am to 6pm
Thursdays: 11am to 9pm

📸 Luke Walker

Last few days to apply ✨Camden Art Centre seeks a dynamic Development Manager, who will be responsible for raising essen...
30/11/2023

Last few days to apply ✨

Camden Art Centre seeks a dynamic Development Manager, who will be responsible for raising essential funds to support the Gallery’s internationally renowned artist-led exhibitions, learning and residency programmes.

Could this be you? https://camdenartcentre.org/about-us/careers

Free exhibition tours🖼️ Our Front of House team are now host free group tours of our current exhibitions every Saturday ...
25/11/2023

Free exhibition tours🖼️

Our Front of House team are now host free group tours of our current exhibitions every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

No booking is required, come along to explore Tamara Henderson's 'Green in the Grooves' and Marina Xenofontos' 'Public Domain'.

📸 Sopo Ramischwili

Join us for the public launch of 'Twice Upon a While', a video game by exhibiting artist Marina Xenofontos 🕹️The evening...
24/11/2023

Join us for the public launch of 'Twice Upon a While', a video game by exhibiting artist Marina Xenofontos 🕹️

The evening will include live gameplay demonstrations with the developers of the game, Rida Qurashi and Vicente Sanchez Seoane, along with a reading of the game’s original script by Xenofontos and Aristotelis Nikolas Mochloulis.

7 December
Free entry: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/game-launch-twice-upon-a-while-with-marina-xenofontos

Photo: Luke Walker

ASP returns for it's eighth iteration in 2023! 🐍The free, one-day fair will host 80+ UK and international independent ar...
22/11/2023

ASP returns for it's eighth iteration in 2023! 🐍

The free, one-day fair will host 80+ UK and international independent artist self-publishers at Conway Hall on 16 December. Don't miss it!

The publications are the artworks, affordable and available. The ideas, images and text are produced and published by artists who understand the restrictions and freedoms of the printed page.

ASP was founded by Sara Mackillop and Dan Mitchell in 2014. ASP 8 is organised by Dan Mitchell, Heiba Lamara, David Wilkinson and Camden Art Centre with generous support from PICPUS PRESS. Media Partner: Tank Magazine.

https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/asp-the-8th

Martin Wong 'Malicious Mischief' is now open at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 🎱On view until 1 April, the exhibition contin...
20/11/2023

Martin Wong 'Malicious Mischief' is now open at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 🎱

On view until 1 April, the exhibition continues from the installation at Camden Art Centre and spans the breadth of his practice including painting, drawing, and ceramic sculpture, as well as personal memorabilia.

Image: Martin Wong, 'Tell My Troubles to the Eight Ball', 1978. Courtesy of the Martin Wong Foundation and P.P.O.W, New York. Collection of KAWS. Photo by Rob Harris.

It's the final weekend of Festive Week here at Camden Art Centre, head in-store or shop online for 20% off all our produ...
18/11/2023

It's the final weekend of Festive Week here at Camden Art Centre, head in-store or shop online for 20% off all our products ✨

You can receive 20% off:
🌠 Artist Editions
🌠 Handcrafted Ceramics
🌠 Stocking fillers
🌠 Gifts for all ages
🌠 Books

And much more!

Visitors to our Cafe can also enjoy a free hot drink upon purchase of food.

Shop early this festive season at Camden Art Centre 🎁 All proceeds go towards supporting us as a charity.

Image: Sopo Ramischwili

Take a deeper dive into Marina Xenofontos' exhibition 'Public Domain', with the Bloomberg Connects app 🔎Lordos Plastics ...
17/11/2023

Take a deeper dive into Marina Xenofontos' exhibition 'Public Domain', with the Bloomberg Connects app 🔎

Lordos Plastics is the largest plastics manufacturer in Cyprus, and this style of chair is ubiquitous throughout the region because of their durability and accessibility—billions have been sold across Europe. The three chairs included in this installation would be considered misprints—errors in production as the colour of the chairs changed from one to another that led to the visible marbling of pigment. Xenofontos, however, sourced them precisely because of their uniqueness. They represent moments of singularity in endless repetition, and their presence calls to mind the social and societal function they would have otherwise served. These chairs have been removed from the seemingly endless realm of circulation they would ordinarily occupy, and they exist in a paradoxical space between universality and distinctness. In many ways, these chairs function as stand-ins for lived experiences.

Have a closer look at the other items in this exhibition by downloading the Bloomberg Connects app today.

Images: Luke Walker

Festive Week is back for 2023 ✨From 13/19 November, enjoy 20% off items in our Shop, online and in-store. Perfect for gi...
07/11/2023

Festive Week is back for 2023 ✨

From 13/19 November, enjoy 20% off items in our Shop, online and in-store.

Perfect for gifting this festive season, enjoy a 20% discount
🌠 Artist Editions
🌠 Handcrafted Ceramics
🌠 Gifts for all ages
🌠 Books
🌠and more

You can also enjoy 20% off Venue Hire bookings made during this period.

All sale proceeds go towards supporting Camden Art Centre as a charity.

We're hiring 💫Camden Art Centre is recruiting for an Administration and Personnel Manager. Working closely with the Depu...
06/11/2023

We're hiring 💫

Camden Art Centre is recruiting for an Administration and Personnel Manager.

Working closely with the Deputy Director and other key staff to ensure that the right systems and structures are in place to maintain Camden Art Centre’s role as a leading organisation within the sector with high standards across all areas of operation

Could this be you? Find out more and apply: https://camdenartcentre.org/about-us/careers

Join us for the final iteration of our Gardener's Bar events programme, with a live performance by Beau Beaumont 🎤per.mu...
05/11/2023

Join us for the final iteration of our Gardener's Bar events programme, with a live performance by Beau Beaumont 🎤

per.mutation() by Beaumont challenges the human perception of sound. Transcendental in nature, this piece explores auditory art forms and sonic experimentation informed by synthesis and the senses of touch, coding techniques and the interpolation of movement in our ecosystem.

£4/£5
Tickets: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/gardeners-bar-beau-beaumont

Join us this Thursday for the second of our Gardener's Bar events, Worm Charming with Georgia Gendall 🪱The evening will ...
04/11/2023

Join us this Thursday for the second of our Gardener's Bar events, Worm Charming with Georgia Gendall 🪱

The evening will start with a talk by Gendall on her rural praxis, shedding light on her various animal collaborations. For the second part of the event, the audience will be invited to venture into the garden for a worm-charming session by torchlight as night falls.

£4/£5
Tickets: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/gardeners-bar-worm-charming

What's on this weekend at Camden Art Centre?🖼️ Join a free tour of our current exhibitions on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm...
03/11/2023

What's on this weekend at Camden Art Centre?

🖼️ Join a free tour of our current exhibitions on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, no booking required

🎨 Our Drawing Studio is open for families to drop in and use resources made by artists and materials provided

⚡ Transformative Futures returns with a series of free artist-led workshops for people aged 15-25, sign up via our website

🍄 Our Family Takeover sessions begin with artist Maymana Arefin exploring other worlds

Visit us this week to see our current exhibitions, 'Public Domain' by Marina Xenofontos and 'Green in the Grooves' by Ta...
31/10/2023

Visit us this week to see our current exhibitions, 'Public Domain' by Marina Xenofontos and 'Green in the Grooves' by Tamara Henderson ✨

We are open:
Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm
Thursdays, 11am-9pm

Images: Luke Walker

Please join us next Thursday for the UK launch of 'Nicola L.: Life and Art', an expansive publication paying tribute to ...
28/10/2023

Please join us next Thursday for the UK launch of 'Nicola L.: Life and Art', an expansive publication paying tribute to the pioneering artist Nicola L. (1932-2018) 🖌️

To mark the occasion, there will be a discussion about her work, featuring editor and writer Hannah Martin, curator and art historian Dr. Flavia Frigeri, and Oliver Lanzenberg.

Free entry: https://camdenartcentre.org/whats-on/book-launch-nicola-l-life-and-art

Transformative Futures is back ⚡ This free, weekly arts collective for 15-25 year olds offers an opportunity to learn ne...
26/10/2023

Transformative Futures is back ⚡

This free, weekly arts collective for 15-25 year olds offers an opportunity to learn new skills and approaches to art-making.

This season, our sessions will be led by artists by a number of artists featured in New Contemporaries 2023, which will be on display at Camden Art Centre from January.

Take a look at our upcoming session dates, and book your place via the link in our bio.

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Camden Art Centre is a place for art and artists; a place for the curious, the novice and the expert alike. It’s a place to see, to make, to learn and to talk about contemporary art, whether in our building, attending off-site projects or via our digital forums.

Camden Art Centre was originally built as a public library and now combines historic architecture with open, modern spaces, a café, bookshop and secluded garden, with free entry for all. Through our programme of exhibitions, learning, courses, events and residencies, we invite everyone to engage with art and the people that make it – to push boundaries and connect to their own creativity. Our off-site projects share our work with diverse communities and our digital, publishing and broadcast platforms help us connect art, artists and people in ever more immediate and interesting ways.

As a charity rooted in our North West London community, we foster a sense of belonging in our spaces. Working closely with local schools, community groups and specialist partners we nurture the next generation of artists, from early years to adulthood, enabling everyone to get up close to art, to meet artists and to make work themselves. Our targeted programmes and sector leadership increase our impact, bringing the arts to those most in need.

Much loved by our communities, for over 50 years Camden Art Centre has always worked ahead of the curve, giving early support and exposure to important artists from the UK and abroad including Martin Creed, Kerry James Marshall, Kara Walker, Sophie Calle, Yinka Shonibare, Mike Nelson and Mary Heilmann. We support artists at every stage of their careers, enabling them to make and show work that is relevant for today: brave, challenging, engaging and vital. Camden Arts Centre is a registered charity. Registered Charity Number 1065829


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