Pingpongathon merchandise!

We've been helping out with the up coming pingpongathon printing some merchandise for the event. Here's us printing the t-shirts with some help from Kirstie, thanks Kirstie! Hope you can all make it to the event on the 13-14 Feb, more details on their facebook page!

CHRISTOPHER JOYNER ‘Experiments in Expropriation’

Chris has been busy down the print room preparing work for his up coming show, details below:

Art in the Underbelly Proudly Presents:
‘Experiments in Expropriation’
Feb 3rd - Feb 28th 2011
Opening Night
Thursday Feb 3rd, 8pm until 12am, Free Entry
With live music from BK & Dad + DJ set from Tom L


For the show Christopher Joyner has been working on a series of work appropriating vintage photographs from the extensive NASA image gallery. Using the found imagery he is liberating himself from any personal experience with the original subject, then through repetitively reproducing the images they experience a mechanical abstraction and in the new context they bear a new meaning. He will be exhibiting several large scale works straight on to the walls forming an installation space for the bands performance as well as a series of smaller framed prints all made from the same appropriated images but mechanically deconstructed.


Rough Edit

Here is a rough edit of a little video we are trying to put together of a 'virtual' tour of the Print Rooms. It may be a while before we get the final cut together so we thought we would put up the work in progress so you can see what the studios look like....keep checking our YouTube channel for more vids of thing we get up to!



Got the January blues??? Come cheer yourself up with our new neon inks for paper and textiles which Father Christmas put under our tree. We've been having some right fun experimenting with them....I would recommend sunglasses though!


New designer joining spring workshop programme!

We have a new textile designer Kirstie Williams joining us for our upcomming April workshop programme! Kirstie specialises in natural dyeing techniques and will be running evening classes at the studio, for more information please contact Kirstie directly: williams_kirstie@hotmail.com
Have a look at kirstie's blog. 
More details of our spring workshop programme to be announced very soon on the blog and via our mailing list!
Kirstie's currently involved in an exciting project in Tooting Market, London, details below:


Artist in residence Opportunity!

Artist in Residency Opportunity for 2011

The 2011 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist in Residence 

Part time, salary £10,000, deadline 2.30pm February 4th 2011.

The Alexandra Memorial Award is excited to announce a call for it’s seventh Artist in Resident.  
The 2011 Alexandra Memorial Award (ARMA) will be run at The Art Room at Oxford School in association with First Story, London – a charity that places writers in challenging schools to develop literacy and creativity. The winning artist will be required to run 12 full day creative workshops at The Art Room, Oxford www.theartroom.org.uk, working with secondary school children and alongside an acclaimed writer.

The artist and writer will work together to stimulate the children in their creativity and literacy – using art as a tool to develop creative story writing, design and illustration. Artists are welcomed from any medium. The Residency will culminate in the publication of a book of work by all involved. The Artist will be required to create a public art installation for display at the school, which will also feature on the front cover of the book. This will be followed by a book launch.

The winning artist will devise his/her own working process in relation to the needs of The Art Room/First Story and will receive support from two trained Art Room therapists and a First Story professional throughout the residency.

The successful artist will be awarded £10,000, please note this includes all expenses such as travel, materials and artist's time.Please note that The Art Room is unable to provide studio accommodation and it will be the artist's responsibility to make arrangements for such a facility if required.

The appointed artist will need to pass a Criminal Record Bureau check to ensure they are cleared to work with children.

For more information and how to apply please go to: www.alexandrareinhardt.org.uk/award.php to download complete the ARMA application form and return no later than 2.30pm February 4th 2011.

This project is funded by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust