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THE HIVE | OPEN STUDIOS 

Spring Edition

17-19 May 2018

The Koppel Project Hive

The Hive Open Studios is an invitation to discover the working environment of a diverse selection of emerging and established London-based artists. Twice a year, The Hive’s artists display their works in progress and discuss them with curators, collectors, and the public.

The main aim of the open studios is to showcase the vibrancy of The Hive community artists. Working in large communal spaces, this event allows artists to illustrate their individual practices and vision and shows how they fit into the collective force of the community. Throughout the course of the weekend, visitors can see artists at work, take part in demonstrations and workshops, talks.

17th May, 5-8pm

5-7pm | Opening party with music & drinks reception, featuring Johanna Hardt

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

7-7.30pm | Scanning Set (2018), Performance by the LUNATRAKTORS

The Koppel Project Hive Gallery GF

 

18th May, 10am-8pm

5.45-6.15pm | BEEEE HERE, Performance by studio artist Jade Wilford

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

6.30-7.30pm | Musings on Art, Science and the Unknown, Talk & discussion by studio artist Alexander Stavrou

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

19th May, 10am-6pm

12-1.30pm | Metamorphosis: From Laboratory to Atelier, Talk & discussion by Charlene Smith

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

2.30-3pm | TWANG, Performance by Johanna Bolton

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

4.30-5pm | Flow, Performance by M.Lohrum

Project Space, Morley House 2F

 

 

More details to be announced soon!

STUDIOS

The Koppel Project Hive supports 100 artists’ studios in the heart of the City of London. Artists share large communal studios comprised of 15m2 units, and also have use of attached project spaces and shared communal areas. The cost of each studio unit includes utilities, security, and furniture. The studios have very large windows providing good natural light, but limited ventilation. For this reason, any artistic practices using toxic products are strictly forbidden.

Access to the building is from 8am–8pm Monday-Friday, 10am–6pm Saturday, and 10am – 4pm Sunday. There is a full-time security guard at the front desk.

Please contact ellen@thekoppelproject.com for enquiries and further information.

VOLUNTEERS AND GALLERY INVIGILATORS WANTED!

We are currently looking for volunteers to support us with invigilating our studios and gallery in Holborn during Open Studios’ weekend.

Main responsabilities:

  • Sit in artists’ studios to give them a break during the event. Volunteers might also help with artists’ personal proposals for that weekend
  • Greet visitors around the building, giving them directions and info
  • Invingilate communal areas and monitor main accesses to the studios and the exhibition space
  • Welcoming gallery visitors and introduce them to the show, and the works on display.

So if you have an interest in the arts, and a positive alert and attitude when dealing with the public and general visitors, we would love to hear from you!

To know more about, or join our team, please write to info@thekoppelproject.com with an expression of interest and your CV.

CURRENT EXHIBITION AT THE HIVE

NATUR BLICK

13 April – 25 May 2018

Our gallery in Holborn will open its doors over all Open Studios’ weekend. Come and take the chance to discover more on the ongoing exhibition NATUR BLICK, a group exhibition curated by Augustine Carr and Paula Zambrano, which brings together the work of ten contemporary artists who investigate the concept of ‘scanning’. The works included vary from photography to installation, video to performance, and sculpture as well as accompanying texts by Chantal Faust and Daniel C. Blight.

 

Please contact info@thekoppelproject.com for press enquiries and more information