London

United Kingdom



Address:
Arkwright Road

NW3 6DG
Phone: 020 7472 5500
Fax: 020 7472 5501
Website: www.camdenartscentre.org

Camden Arts Centre

Built in 1897, originally a library, the grade II listed building became an arts centre in the 1960s. Following a reburbishment by Tony Fretton Architects, Camden Arts Centre re-opened to the public in 2004. The beautiful and sensitively designed building combines the original victorian gothic features with a contemporary urban design to enhance space and light. The new galleries attract artists of the highest calibre, able to display a broad range of work including installation, film and video, light sensitive drawings and sculpture.


Opening times:
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
Closed Mondays & Bank Holidays

Late opening every Wednesday until 9pm includes free talks, film screenings and live art performances. The Café and Bookshop are also open.

Telephone to connect you up with latest event, talk, festival at Camden Arts Centre

+44 (0)20 7472 5500


Exhibitions

Daan van Golden and Andro Wekua 5 Dec 2008 - 8 Feb 2009


We are proud to host the first solo exhibitions by international artists Daan van Golden and Andro Wekua in the UK at Camden Arts Centre.

Daan van Golden is one of the most important living painters and is influential on a younger generation of artists. His work crosses between European pop art and abstraction. He spent two years in Japan during the 1960's working as an English teacher and part time extra in gangster movies. He admired the practices of Yves Klein and Ad Reinhardt. He was influenced by the core spirit of Zen which was to transform his future approach. His meticulous technique reflects pure enjoyment from the experience of painting as an activity.

The exhibition features a mixture of paintings and photography and includes a collage painting of Buddha, painting studies of other artists' work like Pollock and Giacometti, and a series of intimate photographs of the artist’s daughter Diana.

Enter gallery 3 and you will find a new installation by Georgian artist Andro Wekua. He uses the atmosphere of the theatre to cinematic and haunting effect. His intimate drawings and ambitious installations draw from a dark and violent past.

The show will start from 5th of December, for more detail, please visit our website

www.camdenartscentre.org


Previous Exhibitions

Wallace Berman and Allen Ruppersberg 26 Sep - 23 Nov 2008

Tal R & Claire Barclay
02 May - 29 June 2008

Thomas Scheibitz
22 February - 20 April 2008

Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring: selected by artist Steven Claydon
7 December 2007- 10 February 2008

Mamma Andersson
28 September - 25 November 2007

Siobhan Hapaska
28 September - 25 November 2007


Kenneth Martin & Mary Martin: Constructed Works
13 July - 16 September 2007

Daniel Silver: Heads
13 July - 16 September 2007

Matthew Buckingham: Play the Story
27 April - 01 July 2007

David Thorpe: The Defeated Life Restored
27 April - 01 July 2007

Aernout Mik
16 February - 15 April 2007

Victor Grippo
08 December 2006 - 04 February 2007

Laura Owens
29 September - 26 November 2006

Archipeinture
14 July - 17 September 2006

Bas Jan Ader
28 April - 02 July 2006


Exhibitions (8)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Mircea Cantor and Liz Arnold
20 Feb - 19 Apr 2009


Cost

Admission free


Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-9pm
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays


Getting there

Tube station : Finchley Road/Hampstead tubes

Metropolitan Line

Finchley Road and Frognal (Silverlink) 100 metres
Buses: 13,113, 82


Facilities

Two entrances into the building: one with level access.

Parking for disabled visitors is available, please telephone in advance to reserve a space.

A wheelchair is available at Reception. There is seating around the building and a lift providing access to the first floor.

A British Sign Language interpreter can be provided for exhibition tours on request (requires two weeks' notice).


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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News and events

Open late on a Wednesday until 9pm along with the Cafe and a series of talks and events to complement the exhibitions programme including exhibition tours, film screenings, artists' talks and live art performances.

Get a different insights of the show by joint our informal talks and screenings. Michael Archer, Head of Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. Catch the special talk with Robert Fenz, artist and cinematographer to Chantal Akerman and Leo Waddada Smith as they discuss improvisation in film making and music.

Take part in the Dark Summer Events to compliment the show across Camden and Kings Cross. Artist Renee Vaughan Sutherland’s Tunnel Vision is your chance to see film projection from a narrow boat on the Regent’s Canal. Event will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August 2008. Make sure your book you seat on the boat call 020 7472 5500 for booking and more detail.

Why not bring friends and family to our special Spiral 08 Festival from Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August. Lead by Artist Renza Ben Gajra, Ryan McCelland and Orly Orbach.Come and create your own film, prints and performance. Strange and wonderful mix of workshops, film animation and performance with activates and events throughout the building and garden.

Making the most of sunny evenings in Camden Arts Centre’s leafy garden with gourmet barbecues every Wednesday. Choose from homemade burgers and Chicago hotdogs, plus great vegetarian and good value children options.

Joint our mail list and more information about the show, please visit our website,

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/home/

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FAQ's

Are you open every day of the week?
We are closed on Mondays and Bank Holidays, open late on Wednesdays until 9pm

Can I park locally?
Local parking other than for blue badge holders is very restricted except on Sundays. Paid parking is available at the 02 Centre, 400 metres.


Education

Respected for its pioneering education programme and state of the art studio facilities providing workshop and exhibition space for projects working with local schools and community groups.


Groups

Tours and artist-led activities are available for schools, colleges and community groups. Education resources helping you to prepare for your visit can be downloaded from our website. To order by phone or arrange a visit call the Edcuation Team on 020 7472 5500.


Schools

Two ground-breaking exhibitions of work by young people resulting from the 'Transitions' and 'Get the Message' projects.
Transitions exhibition: 27 February - 11 March 2007
An innovative project easing the often difficult move from primary to secondary school, exploring experiences, expectations and building a sense of community through creative work and an exhibition.

Reza Ben Gajra, Ryan McCelland and Orly Orbach: Spiral 08 - art, festival, activities
30 August - 31 August 2008

12.00-5.30pm each day Come and join our annual two day art festival with drop-in workshops, animation and performances. This year's theme is the theatrical and the cinematic with activities for all ages. Try your hand at making an animated film, ceramics or printing. Devised by a team of three artists taking their cue from the exhibitio ...more


Families

Why not bring friends and family to our special Spiral 08 Festival from Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 August. Lead by Artist Renza Ben Gajra, Ryan McCelland and Orly Orbach.Come and create your own film, prints and performance. Strange and wonderful mix of workshops, film animation and performance with activates and events throughout the building and garden.


Children

Clay and Mixed Media courses for children during school holidays.

http://www.camdenartscentre.org/courses/


Students

Get a different insights of the show by joint our informal talks and screenings. Michael Archer, Head of Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. Catch the special talk with Robert Fenz, artist and cinematographer to Chantal Akerman and Leo Waddada Smith as they discuss improvisation in film making and music.

Joint our facebook group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6621818644

MySpace group in

http://www.myspace.com/camdenartscentre


Adults

Take part in the Dark Summer Events to compliment the show across Camden and Kings Cross. Artist Renee Vaughan Sutherland’s Tunnel Vision is your chance to see film projection from a narrow boat on the Regent’s Canal. Event will take place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August 2008. Make sure your book you seat on the boat call 020 7472 5500 for booking and more detail.


Membership

Friends receive: invitations to all exhibition opening events, priority booking for talks and events, 10% discount in the Camden Arts Centre Cafe, 10% discount in our Bookshop. Contact Clare Gill on 020 7472 5514 or email clare.gill@camdenartscentre.org


Sponsorship

Camden Arts Centre is grateful for revenue support from ACE, London, and London Borough of Camden. We also rely on the generosity of charitable trusts, foundations, individual donors and the Camden Arts Centre friends and patrons.


Venue hire

for more information contact Rebecca Gooby on 0202 7472 5514 or email rebecca.gooby@camdenartscentre.org