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April 2019
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WILLIAM BLAKE: DIVINE INSPIRATION – Drawing Theatre

April 13-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join London Drawing in the subterranean vaults of the Crypt Gallery for a very special edition of The Drawing Theatre as they collaborate artist John Close for an afternoon of divine drawing inspiration! Expect fantastical imagery, the mystical, the supernatural and the ethereal, as they re-create heavenly and transcendental imagery of visionary William Blake for you to draw. This promises to be a truly immersive afternoon of unforgettable creative life drawing. Take a look at previous Drawing Theatre events here William…

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Astral Mind II

April 28-1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Private View: 27 April 7-9pm Open 28 April: 1-5pm http://www.astralmind.org – Upon meeting in 2012, Jondix and D’Andrea discovered a shared reverence for illustration, transcendental pattern, and esoteric spiritual thought.They decided at this meeting to explore the path of collaboration by sending work between Portland and Barcelona. – Using additive and subtractive methods to ink over and under each other’s lines, they conjured the spirit of the “Astral Mind”, a term describing the unknown and unpredictable artistic entity which emerges…

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May 2019
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The Moment of Falling

May 10-12:00 pm - May 12-6:00 pm

Open: 10-12 May 2019 12-6p.m. Private view: 10 May 2019 6-9p.m.   Artists | Xia Mengfan, Zheng Kaijia Curator | Chen Junyao “An alertness falls asleep. On the edge of sleep, we can feel that we are beginning to stop feeling the basic energy of our bodies. We feel the suspense of feeling. We feel ourselves falling, we feel the fall.” In The Fall of Sleep, Jean-Luc Nancy mentioned a special “moment of falling”. It is a tipping point, something…

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Contemporary Art + Ritual

May 16-10:00 am - May 21-6:00 pm

16-21 May 2019 Open daily: 10am-6pm Public Opening Party: 16 May 2019 6-9pm How does ritual manifest itself in today’s society? Twelve artists explore this question in an experimental show Contemporary Art + Ritual. Encompassing sound, light, word via dust, wood, thread and more the show reveals ritual to be an expression of human life that is undergoing a process of constant reinvention. The Crypt’s atmospheric brick vaulted corridors will take the viewer on a journey through healing, wishing, weaving,…

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A HISTORY OF WOMEN’S PRISONS: AN ARTWORK EXHIBITION

May 24-11:00 am - June 2-5:00 pm

24 May – 2 June Open 11-5pm daily Private View: 24 May 6-9pm This is a collaborative project between academic Susy Menis and artists Noriko Hisazumi and Fabiana Vigna. The artwork in A History of Women’s Prisons: an artwork exhibition draws upon historical criminological research on the reform of the prisoner during nineteenth-century England. The artwork focuses on the emotional tension between the penal aim of reformation and the effects it may have had on the prisoner. The main aim…

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June 2019
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PERSONAL NARRATIVES

June 5-1:00 pm - June 6-6:00 pm

A group exhibition curated by Olga Eliseeva Opening times: 5 June 13:00-18:00 6 June  13:00-18:00 Private View: 4 June  19:00-22:00 On June 4, we invite everyone to the opening of the exhibition “Personal Narratives”. It unites 18 emerging artists from England, France, Korea, Russia, Germany,Turkey and Sweden. The exhibition will feature works made in different mediums: painting, drawing, sculpture and video art. The authors share the viewer with artistic research, such as the search for self-identity, the study of daily…

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THE CLOSED DOORS

June 7-7:30 am - June 9-7:30 pm

UCL Drama Society present The Closed Doors- By Pauline Albarnese A Performance The Closed Doors, a book of sixty pages, is a play written by Pauline Albanese. It was published in 2015. The poetic quality of it has some people shelved The Closed Doors as poetry as its genre as well in the Goodreads website. It recounts the story of Hades and Persephone, two deities from Greek mythology, which are commonly known as a pair of god and goddess who…

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The Renaissance Nude: Leonardo, Titian, Bronzoni

June 8-1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Pancras Church,
Euston Road
London, NW1 2BA United Kingdom
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Join London Drawing for a fabulous afternoon of theatrical life drawing as they collaborate with artist John Close to explore the classical and the modern, the idealised and the aging, the transformative and exquisite beauty of the Renaissance body. Draw from performers and theatrical sets inspired by the block buster exhibition at the Royal Academy- The Renaissance Nude, all set against the spectacular interiors of St Pancras church in Euston. London Drawing will be creating sets based on Bronzino’s Venus Cupid…

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The Body Exquisite – Shibari Life Drawing Salons

June 10-7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Let London Drawing  take you by the hand into the fabulously atmospheric chambers of The Crypt Gallery for a candle lit life drawing session of sensuality and physicality with the brilliant Anatomie Studio  In Japanese, “Shibari” simply means “to tie”. The contemporary meaning of Shibari describes an ancient Japanese artistic form of rope bondage. Shibari style rigging creates geometric patterns and shapes with rope that contrast beautifully with the human body’s natural shapes. The aesthetic arrangement of ropes and knots on the…

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Fantastic Properties

June 14-11:00 am - June 16-7:00 pm

14-16 June Open: Fri-Sat 11-7pm Sun 11-4pm Private View 13 June “Fantastic Properties” will be a multi-media show where each member of the collective explores his or her response to the exhibition space as a place where personal and collective histories collide. Our experimental engagement with materials leads to unexpected outcomes. Unit 303 is a London collective of twelve artists working across painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation. Formed in 2018 and associated with the ‘Contemporary practice’ advanced course at City Lit, our work deals in known and…

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