Summer Edition

9 – 10 August 2019

The Koppel Project Hive

The Koppel Project Hive is happy to announce its’ Summer Edition of Open Studios. We will be putting together a small exhibition of artworks by artists currently working at The Hive as well as a drinks reception with live music on Friday 9th August 2019.

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.



10am-5pm | Open for Tours all day!

6pm-8pm | Drinks Reception, Project Space 2F

6:30-7pm | Artist Talk by Emma Brassington

7-7:30pm | Live performance by M.Lohrum

8pm | Close


10am-6pm | Open for Tours all day!

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Emma Brassington

9th August 2019, 6:30-7pm

The Koppel Project Hive

Image Detail: Blue Woman, Emma Brassington

During our Open Studios Drinks Reception, we’ll be joined by The Koppel Project Hive artist Emma Brassington, who will be talking about her ethnographic practice. Her recent body of work involved working with a mask Master, a project which for many years was supported by  the Indonesian government. These masks are both animistic and sacred whilst having an exciting and rich tradition of ceremonial dance.


Emma Brassington works with mixed media which involves wood carving, painting, performance and moving image. Her practice explores themes of animism, mythology, ritual, communitas, structure and anti-structure, participation, and identity. She is interested in masking traditions and how they manifest from physical masks worn for disguise or the psychological mask that we all wear daily. She takes a multi-disciplinary approach with a practice in dialogue with anthropologists, theatre practitioners and arts-based therapists.



9th August 2019, 7-7:30pm

The Koppel Project Hive

Photo Credit: Mila Garsòs

We are delighted to announce that The Koppel Project Hive artist M.Lohrum will be doing a liver performance as part of our Open Studios.


M. Lohrum is an artist based in London and currently working across video, drawing and performance. Her work is inspired by the uncertain and changeable nature of both our social context and artistic creation. She was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) where she graduated In Fine Arts through the Interdisciplinary Projects route in 2013 in the University of La Laguna (ull) achieving the ‘Premio Extraordinario de Fin de Carrera’, a prize awarded to the most outstanding graduate in Fine Arts (2013). She later studied a Masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (2017), where she developed in depth her abilities in video and performative drawing.


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.