AboutASC OPEN MINDS
The Artists Studio Company are giving some of its most promising artists an opportunity to present their work. The event takes place at the ASC gallery, Blackfriars Road, London on March 14th at 6.30pm. It will be a friendly and stimulating evening of short talks, aimed to promote meeting and discussion between artists and art lovers.
An open invitation for entries was sent to artists occupying studios managed by the Artists Studio Company. Eight people have been chosen to create a diverse and interesting evening, showcasing a varied range of work from some of the best new and emerging artistic talent in London.
The presentations will hosted under the global community of PechaKucha, whose events originated in Japan as a way for artists and designers to network and present their work in public. It uses a fast-paced format that has each speaker showing 20 images, and talking about each one for 20 seconds, so that each individual presentation lasts a punchy six and a half minutes. These presentations serve as a platform for creative practitioners to share their ideas and work with an audience during a relaxed evening out, and have now become popular in hundreds of cities worldwide.
The Artists Studio Company (ASC) is a registered charity that provides affordable studios for over 700 artists across 11 sites in London, which also host several exhibition spaces. Through introducing PechaKucha events as part of our gallery program, we are extending our support for visual artists, and furthering our mission to widen public access to the arts. We invite anybody who is interested in the visual arts to attend the evening for an exclusive insight into the work of some of London's most exciting creative talent. Entry is £2, and there is a free bar.