Art talk held by House of St Barnabas welcome to all!
If you are into your art and culture, this is one for you. Not-for-profit private members club, The House of St Barnabas, (a charity who run an Employment Academy for the homeless) have teamed up with 3 artists and host Indra Khanna to discuss what is like to be an artist in today’s every-changing society and will get down to the nitty-gritty of what it is to confront the themes of today’s on-going wars and how they explore the theme through their work. This event is free so you will need to book your place in advance.
A little bit about the artists…
Michael Sandle’s R.A. best known work may be A Twentieth Century Memorial (originally entitled A Mickey-Mouse Machine-Gun Monument for Amerika) is now in the Tate collection, Tim Shaw R.A. is equally as likely to approach his themes using figures from Greek myth as images from a newspaper. His best-known work may be the immersive installation Casting a Dark Democracy, sparked by the photograph of a torture victim at the Iraqi Abu Ghraib prison, and finally Hew Locke, who investigates the visual codes and displays of Power. His inspirations stretch from Assyrian reliefs in the British Museum to photo-studio portraits of the Taliban.
So what’s House of St Barnabas all about?
Their cultural programme represents their ethos, centred on social and cultural trends, conversation, connections, supporting emerging talent and creativity. They believe that access to arts and culture should be equal for all. In their experience those who are socially excluded are also often culturally excluded. To bridge that gap they ensure that their events programme is open to the public and to the graduates and participants of their Employment Academy. Artists involved with them have included: Damien Hirst, The Chapman Brothers, Tracey Emin, Roxy Walsh and Tom Gallant.
What: Artists Talk: War in 3 Dimension’s
Where: The House of St Barnabas, Chapel – 1 Greek St, London W1D 4NQ, United Kingdom (Nearest tube: Tottenham Court Road tube)
When: Tuesday 26 April, 7pm – 9pm (Doors open from 6:15pm, guests can enjoy the bar and garden in the not-for-profit private members club)
Cost: Free, but need to register in advance here.