Art Licks Weekend: The best of London's independent scene

28 Sep 2016

by Vivi Kallinikou

The Art Licks Weekend is back for it’s fourth run, showcasing London’s vibrant independent art scene.

From 29 September to 2 October, the festival presents the work of emerging artists and grassroots projects, curatorial collectives and young galleries from across London. Events are free and open to all. These are our highlights:

Assembly Point

Assembly Point host an artist-led tour of their current exhibition ¬⊙× [here the sun does not enter].

Tour: Thursday 29 September, 7-8pm


Artist Rosana Antolí works at the intersection of art and choreography; you can visit her at her studio throughout the weekend.

Studio Visit: Thursday 29 September, 6-9pm; Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October, 12-6pm

DKUK Salon

Ilona Sagar in collaboration with The Ballad of Peckham Rye produced a series of audio walks exploring the history of the Peckham Pioneer Centre.

* Watch DKUK gallery/salon founder Daniel Kelly talk about DKUK while getting a hair cut.

Tour: Thursday 29 September, 6-9pm; Friday 30 September to Sunday 2 October, 12-6pm

Castor Projects

Artist Claire Baily discusses the themes and concerns behind her exhibition Dream On.

Talk: Sunday 2 October at 3-4pm


The directors of DOLPH, Paul Cole and Natasha Kahn in conversation with Phillip Allen, discussing his exhibition Tasteless Restroom and response to their brief, as well as the broader exchanges and dialogues the DOLPH project initiates.

Talk: Thursday 29 September, 7pm


A talk between members of Drawing Connections about their collaboration as artists, why and how they have worked together over one year.

Talk: Saturday 1 October, 2-4 pm

The Koppel Project

A story reading of 'This is the Dry Place' followed by a Q&A with artists Gabriella Sonabend, Omar Castañeda, Sol Bailey Barker and Ivan Castillo.

Reading and Q&A at The Koppel Project, 93 Baker Street: Sunday 2 October, 3pm


A site-specific installation by London-based artists Rachel Pimm and Eva Fàbregas.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 29 Sep 2016, 6-9pm

The RYDER Projects

To conclude his exhibition Monster at Ryder Projects, Jeremy Hutchison will present a performance on Saturday.

Performance: Saturday 1 October, 3pm

Art Licks Weekend
Preview: Thursday 29 September, 6-9pm
30 September – 2 October 2016
Open daily, 12-6pm

Picks by Vivi Kallinikou. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.