Category Archives: Fine Art


    Stanley Picker Fellowship Commission

    Join the core cast in the filming of a party held for Genesis, the main character in Oreet Ashery’s Stanley Picker Fellowship film Revisiting Genesis. Dress casual, no jeans or black clothing. Please bring a packet of crisps or sweets. Pets Welcome!

    Staged with a participating audience, artist Oreet Ashery films her Stanley Picker Fellowship project Revisiting Genesis, a web series looking at the processes of dying, digital afterlife and legacy, outsider communities, friendships and reincarnations of women artists. Premiering in a solo exhibition at the Stanley Picker Gallery in spring 2016, and released simultaneously online, Revisiting Genesis features a nurse who creates biographical slideshows for those actively preparing for death and Genesis, an artist in need of a slideshow.

    Revisiting Genesis is supported by The Wellcome Trust, public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by The Gallery at Tyneside Cinema and waterside contemporary.

    Doors 6.30pm / All Welcome

    Image: Revisitng Genesis Film Still. Courtesy the Artist. photo: Ben Davis


    The Stanley Picker Gallery is one of forty organisations selected to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary, a post which is aimed specifically at recent graduates. Organisations have been selected on the basis of their outstanding proposals for roles which develop recent graduates, giving each bursary recipient the best possible start to their career in the arts. Graduates will need to meet specific academic and financial criteria in order to qualify.

    Stanley Picker Gallery is committed to making a vital contribution to contemporary digital practice, providing new opportunities for artists, designers, academics, students and technology-sector experts, and commencing January 2016, the Gallery is offering a 6-month full-time fixed-term placement, to assist with developing the Stanley Picker Gallery’s digital presence and introduce a programme of exciting new digital activity at the venue. In order to qualify for the Bursary graduates will need to meet specific academic and financial criteria.

    The Digital Projects Assistant will assist with developing and delivering a range of events online, onsite and offsite, to bring new ideas and audiences to the Gallery. An excellent opportunity for a recent graduate who has embraced digital technologies during their studies and wants to develop a career within the cultural sector, the successful candidate will be an innovative ‘digital-champion’ who is keen to engage new gallery audiences through social-media and other digital platforms.

    The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is run by Jerwood Charitable Foundation with the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust. The successful applicant will be one of 40 bursary recipients across the UK. Find out more at Weston Jerwood Creative Bursary Programme.

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    Tuesday 20th October 2015 at 5.30pm, Penrhyn Road Campus

    Following 21 consecutive catwalk seasons Wayne has gone on to found HemingwayDesign  and become an authority on housing design, fashion, branding, events management and absolutely everything vintage. Wayne also judges international design competitions, including the regeneration of Byker and Salford, as well as the RIBA Stirling Prize and Europan.

    Start the new academic year with inspiration, motivation and advice on marketing yourself, for further details register here.

    Competition Alert: Send in a question for the opportunity to meet Wayne Hemingway at our exclusive post-talk meet and greet. Submit your questions to by Thursday 15th October.

    For more information, please contact: Ashley Harrison  |  Employability Consultant | Faculty of Art Design and Architecture | Kingston University
    t: 020 8417 7445  |  e:  |
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    It’s party time!

    Stanley Picker Gallery Summer Party: Wednesday 8 July 6-9pm

    Curated by Andy Holden featuring M!MS Album Launch & Grand Aesthetics Game

    Free Event / All Welcome

    Stanley Picker Fellow Andy Holden returns to the Gallery to curate our 2015 Summer Party; an evening of music, games, film and live performance, celebrating the official release of the M!MS Original Soundtrack Album.

    Proceedings will commence with Holden’s Live Director’s Commentary of Towards a Unified Theory of M!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity); a film which began life during the artist’s Stanley Picker Fellowship with development of the soundtrack featuring Kingston’s Tiffin School Chamber Orchestra & Children’s Chorus and recorded live at The Rose Theatre as part of International Youth Arts Festival 2013. Two years on, the album launch event is now included in this Summer’s Festival programme.

    The M!MS project – initially presented at the Zabludowicz Collection, London, then Spike Island Bristol and more recently to Kunsthalle Winterthur Switzerland – is a depiction of an art movement started as teenagers by Holden and his friends whilst living in Bedford. Ten years later, current young residents of the town were cast to play the artists to “re-make the art movement and bring the manifesto back to life”. The M!MS film is to be premiered at the Stanley Picker Gallery Summer Party as a single screen linear piece, with Holden’s live narration describing the process and ideas behind the year-long project. The soundtrack will be available to purchase as a 12” brown vinyl album in a gatefold sleeve designed by the artist.

    The event will culminate in the first ever staging of the Grand Aesthetics Game; based on an activity originally devised by members of the M!MS movement, during the early development of their collective and penning of their Manifesto. Played by small groups at social gatherings or in cafés, the rules were mysterious and continuously evolving, leaving players unsure as to whether it was really a game or not. Adopting the image of the Glass Bead Game as it appears in the Herman Hesse novel, the Grand Aesthetics Game will take over the Gallery and players will immerse themselves in its nuances. Multiple rounds will be interspersed with screenings of short works, performances and live music by original members of M!MS.

    Everyone is welcome and we hope that Kingston University staff along with your friends and families, will join us for what promises to be a fun-fuelled and intriguing evening.

    For more information email or call 020 8417 4074. To keep updated with Gallery Projects and Events please Sign Up to our mailing list and follow us on twitter @PickerGallery

    Image credit: Andy Holden Towards a Unified Theory of M!MS (2014) film still


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    TODAY – Wednesday 24 June 2015 at Stanley Picker Gallery

    Fixperts: Super Salon
    Wednesday 24 June Fix & Repair Drop-In Day / All Welcome
    Thursday 25 June Fixperts Think-Tank Day / RSVP Only

    Day 1: 24 June 11am-6pm is about making, and everyone is welcome!
    Do you have something that’s broken and that needs to be fixed? A hole in your jumper, a broken pair of sunglasses, chipped crockery or a toy that won’t work? Or something that needs to be improved or added to? A better handle for your walking stick, an extra support for the back of a chair, a mud-guard for your bike? If you’re interested in having something fixed or just to find out more about ways you can mend and improve the stuff that’s around you, why not come join us at the Fixperts Super Salon on 24 June between 11am – 6pm at Stanley Picker Gallery.

    There will be a Fixperts A&E for your stuff, ‘how-to-repair’ and ‘making’ demonstrations by their network of expert designers, makers and craftspeople, and our Fix Café will be open all day in the Gallery Lobby with free coffee, tea and pastries too. Plus the screening room will be playing some of our favourite FixFilms and you can find out more about how to get involved in Fixperts.

    You can either book an hour’s slot for some one-to-one attention (email or ring 020 8417 4074) or just drop by for a coffee, chat and a look at the stalls. You are then welcome to join us for our Fixperts Drinks Reception from 6pm.

    Day 2: 25 June 11am-5pm is about talking, an RSVP-only
    Think-Tank that brings together organisers and participants from Fixperts to present and share their experience; and begin to map out why it works and how we can make it better. If you would like to participate in this event please email Julia Jarvis. – See more at:

    About Fixperts
    Fixperts is about fixing for someone. It is a creative social platform and education project that encourages people who are good at making and repair to work with people to find solutions for things or situations they can’t fix for themselves. Fixperts sets out to make an immediate difference to peoples’ lives by applying creative skills to solve problems; the Fixperts network and online platform is about sharing that knowledge and insight, and inspiring others to do the same. The programme harnesses the imagination and skills of the next generation to make with a purpose.

    For more information and to view FixFilms of past projects please visit