Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

‘Out Of The Box’ – From Cabinets Of Curiosities To Peephole Dioramas – Opening at no format Fri 3rd Aug.

Posted in Uncategorized by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 31, 2012

– From Cabinets Of Curiosities To Peephole Dioramas –

Out of the Box is an exhibition that promises a “mind jiggling” experience. It is a visual feast of all things box art – literally & conceptually – An eclectic melange of many artists work, curated by Tom Buchanan and Amy Douglas.

This show of artworks have either been assembled or disciplined within in a box, experimenting with dimension and composition, found objects, printed matter, photographs and an array of surprises. Proving an infinite playpen for experimentation & illusion

Box Art has a yearning back to authenticity & the lost art of collecting.  The tactile thrill of miscellaneous things & unexpected objects, given new life & expression. This collective is a celebration of new & classic works, from the raw to the refined & the downright bizarre to beautiful.

This highlight from The Brighton Fringe Festival comes to London in partnership with the No Format Gallery. The featured artists range from professional backgrounds to outsider lives, some of those are >

PETER QUINNELL    MARIA RIVENS   BLUE    STEPHEN WRIGHT   AMY DOUGLAS   GRAHAM CARTER   CHRIS DRAPER   JESSICA MELLO   LEWIS HERIZ   LUCIA HARLEY  JOE WEBB   CONNY PRANTERA   FRANK JENNINGS   TOM BUCHANAN   BARNEY TRATTLES   CHARLOTTE MALIK   SIMON LEE DICKER   DAVE MOORE  CHRIS JENKINS    JUSTINE GARRATTY    DAN LOCKE   LIAM BROMAGE  ALEXANDER KORZER ROBINSON    ISHANIA DUVAL  BRIAN MORRISSEY    and other special guests…………………………..

“Out Of The Box”

Exhibition open Thur to Sun, 11am to 6pm From 4th Aug until Sun 19th Aug.

More info visit: http://www.noformat.co.uk/#/out-of-the-box/4566819434

no format gallery, Harrington Way, London, SE18 5NR

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SFSA Members Networking & BBQ at CANTEEN

Posted in Uncategorized by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 24, 2012

Second Floor Studios & Arts – Members Networking & BBQ in CANTEEN

– 18 July 2012

Tania López-Winkler – HILANDA – Opens at no format tonight (Thursday 19th July)

Posted in Arts, Events, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 19, 2012

Tania López-Winkler

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Artist YoPhoiniX (aka Tania López-Winkler) Curated by Elena Aparicio Mainar Opening – Thursday 19th July (5pm – 9pm) – Until Sun 29th July

Hilanda is a Spatial Private Detective. She looks for clues embedded in the fleeting aesthetic experiences of city life. Hilanda’s work involves strolling about and getting lost in the city’s maze. If she was in Paris she would be a flaneuse, but since she operates in London she is a detective. When in rapture and delirium instead of playing the violin she spins filaments and threads.

At night, Hilanda spins the city’s fabric along with dreams into clues. These clues often unravel, detect or trace back the outlines of personal stories and culprits.

Visit: http://www.noformat.co.uk/#/tania-lopez-winkler/4565452437

 

The Foreigners’ Collective – no format residency and performances this weekend!

Posted in Uncategorized by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 11, 2012

The Foreigners’ Collective rehearsal @ no format this week with SFSA member Sally McKay working on drawings

The Foreigners’ Collective have been invited to create a dance performance  in the no format space using their unique cross cultural collaborations. The collective will also be holding open rehearsals so that the members of SFSA and TBPS can also engage with their artistic process.

Performances this weekend, free and open to all!

Saturday 14th July @ 7pm &

Sunday 15th July @ 3pm

no format – Second Floor Studios & Arts, Harrington Way (off Warspite Road), Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR.

no format –  is located immediately off the A206 dual carriageway near Charlton and Woolwich. There is access from the A2/M2, M20 & M25. Charlton and Woolwich Dockyard Main Line stations and The Docklands Light Railway are in close proximity. Jubilee Line North Greenwich (O2) then 161 or 472 from bus stop A to Warspite Road. Regular bus routes (180, 177, 161, and 472) serve the local area.

The Foreigners’ Collective

From a small group of independent strangers in a strange land bearing the common denominators of dancing, creating and co-existing, The Foreigners’ Collective was born.  In addition to their art, this international group realized a deep notion of fraternity from their shared investigation and experience of what it means to be a ‘foreigner’ and has strengthened their bond and confirmed their desire to reconvene in order to create.

Resting on the surface is the actuality of being an alien; an outsider in a country, culture, or society that you do not identify with. Yet no less can one be a foreigner not geographically, but philosophically when deviating from the norms of which one is expected to abide by. Foreigners may wander physically or emotionally; sometimes aimlessly, yet other times seeking to join or form an alliance.  The Foreigners’ Collective is an alliance; a dynamic amalgam seeking to collaborate with foreigners and encourage diverse cultural exchange.

 

 

 

 

SFSA – CANTEEN – Social Enterprise Arts Cafe website now online!

Posted in Uncategorized by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 5, 2012

Second Floor Studios & Arts – CANTEEN website now online

http://www.sfsa-canteen.co.uk/

CANTEEN is a Social Enterprise Arts Café run by Second Floor Studios & Arts.

CANTEEN supports SFSA funding programmes with no less than 50% of its profits financially contributing towards SFSA Education and Outreach programmes, Community Engagement Projects, CPD for members and Internships.

The Foreigners’ Collective – no format residency, 9th – 15th July 2012

Posted in Arts, Events, SFSA Members, TBPS by Second Floor Studios & Arts on July 3, 2012

The Foreigners’ Collective have been invited to create a dance performance  in the no format space using their unique cross cultural collaborations. The collective will also be holding open rehearsals so that the members of SFSA and TBPS can also engage with their artistic process.

The Foreigners’ Collective will be in residency from the 9th July and performances will take place the weekend of the 14th and 15th of July.

 The Foreigners’ Collective

From a small group of independent strangers in a strange land bearing the common denominators of dancing, creating and co-existing, The Foreigners’ Collective was born.  In addition to their art, this international group realized a deep notion of fraternity from their shared investigation and experience of what it means to be a ‘foreigner’ and has strengthened their bond and confirmed their desire to reconvene in order to create.

Resting on the surface is the actuality of being an alien; an outsider in a country, culture, or society that you do not identify with. Yet no less can one be a foreigner not geographically, but philosophically when deviating from the norms of which one is expected to abide by. Foreigners may wander physically or emotionally; sometimes aimlessly, yet other times seeking to join or form an alliance.  The Foreigners’ Collective is an alliance; a dynamic amalgam seeking to collaborate with foreigners and encourage diverse cultural exchange.

More info here: http://theforeignerscollective.co/