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The Chocolate Factory N16 Summer Open Studios

Exhibition  /  07 Jun 2014  -  08 Jun 2014
Published: 02.06.2014
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Intro
The Chocolate Factory N16 is excited to be celebrating its twenty years of Open Studios in 2014. The doors will be open to the public and you cand find works, talks and perfomances in many artistic fields.
Our studio doors will be open to the public from 11am – 6pm throughout the weekend of 7th/8th June alongside studio and courtyard talks and a unique pop up performance in the courtyard. This year the Chocolate Factory N16 is excited to be celebrating twenty years of Open Studios by joining forces with our wonderful neighbours over at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival.

The Chocolate Factory is where you'll find jeweller Lina Peterson and for those interested in ceramics Aneta Regel, Akiko Hirai, Sophie MacCarthy, Jo Davies and Sandy Craine are all based here, alongside those of painters, textile artists and illustrators and more. We hope you'll pay us a visit.

Remarks

Talks and performances:

Saturday
Lydia Bauman – Artist’s Talk
12 noon and 15.00, free, Studio F9, Chocolate Factory N16 (duration 30 mins)
Lydia will talk about her life as an artist, the places that inspired her, the secrets of her technique and answer any questions you might have.

Typography as seen on a Dalston Type Safari
Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting
£4 (45 mins)
12.45 & 17.00, Studio F7, Chocolate Factory N16.
A talk about typography: how it transforms the meanings of words and influences our choices. This is explored through the high street signage seen in the rapidly transformed Dalston, the location of the Type Safaris Sarah has been running for the last year.
Sarah Hyndman set up Type Tasting in 2013. Since the launch she’s curated a mass participation Type Tasting exhibition at the V&A with the London Design Festival, been interviewed on Radio 4’s Today and recently took Type Tasting to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Click on your chosen start time to buy tickets: 12.45 / 17.00
Limited to 20 people, 45 mins.

An Introduction to Touching Paintings
Andrew McDonald
14.00, free, in the Chocolate Factory N16 courtyard
“My latest performance piece is an exploration of the audience’s relationship and mine, both physically and psychologically, to the painted image on the wall. The traditional oil on canvas image is sacred and untouchable and yet our innate desire is to touch this object. This performance involves using paintings to wrap my body in and in doing so crossing a line, bringing the painter and the painting into intimate contact. The audience will also be involved.”

Edward Lear’s Travels in Nonsense and Europe

Peter Swaab
16.00, free, Studio F4, Chocolate Factory N16.
Peter Swaab explores how Edward Lear’s travel journals and nonsense poetry were two sides of the same coin, imagining faraway worlds and escapes to a new self. Peter Swaab is the editor of the Selected Nonsense and Travel Writings of Edward Lear and of the first ever editions of poetry and prose by
Sara Coleridge. He wrote the BFI Film Classic book on the great screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby and curated a season of screwballs at the NFT in January 2013. He is a professor in the English Department of
University College London.

Sunday
Lydia Bauman – Artist’s Talk
12 noon and 16.00, free, Studio F9, Chocolate Factory N16 (duration 30 mins)
Lydia will talk about her life as an artist, the places that inspired her, the secrets of her technique and answer any questions you might have.

The history of type told in ten album covers
Sarah Hyndman of Type Tasting
£4 (45 mins)
14.30 & 17.00, Studio F7, Chocolate Factory N16.
Venue – Type Tasting studio, Chocolate Factory N16
​A talk about typography: from ACDC to Pulp, through prog rock, grunge and punk… the typography on record covers reveal a great deal about the history and development of type, and also charts the evolution of popular culture.
Click on your chosen start time to buy tickets: 14.30 / 17.00
Limited to 20 people, 45 mins.

All weekend
Open Studios
Set within a cobbled news, this intriguing hidden gem of 27 studios is home to a thriving community of artist and designer makers. Twice a year we open our doors to the public. A unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes, meet the artists and buy direct from their studios.
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