Open Call: NINES Spring Takeover


The NINES is a playful bar, kitchen and venue in Copeland Park, the heart of Peckhams emerging creative quarter. As an integral part of this culturally rich scene, we are dedicated to curating an events programme of music, arts and parties that reflect the spirit of our local community.

In addition to our in-house programme, over the last two years we are proud to have hosted and collaborated with a plethora of high profile arts and music platforms including Balamii, Island Records, Parallel Lines, NTS, YAM records, The Performance Studio, ArtLicks and many more residencies and one-off performances.


We are looking ahead to our 2017 programme and keen to forge new relationships with prospective future collaborators. With this in mind we are inviting established makers, thinkers and doers to take over the 9s Saloon for a week in Spring.

With a flexible approach to programming, we are encouraging a combination of day time and evening outcomes along the lines of workshops, lectures, performances, installations, gigs & parties.

This would suit those looking for an established Peckham platform from which to share work and experiment with new things.



Copeland Park | 133 Rye Lane | LONDON | SE15 3SN |

Calling all film makers



Real to Reel, the UKs first film festival dedicated to craft returns to Picturehouse Central, London from 24 May 2017.

From documentaries to story-led films to animation were looking for films to screen that capture skill in action, unveil hidden processes and invite us to look again at materials and those who shape them.

Your film can be of any genre; it can be traditional or experimental, a few seconds or feature-length. Essentially we are interested in film-making that has a craft story to tell, so do feel free to surprise us.

Applications are now open to be part of the festival. Submit your films by 5pm on Monday 6 February 2017.

Real to Real: The Craft Film Festival is produced by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine.




The Big Draw with the Guild of St. George is pleased to announce the call for artists and makers open forThe 4thJohn Ruskin Prize


Application Deadline:Monday 24th April 2017

Prizes:1st Prize (3000) | 2nd Prize (1000) | Student Prize (1000)

Shortlist Exhibition:The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June 8th October 2017

Selection Panel: Kirstie Hamilton (Head of Exhibitions & Displays Museums Sheffield), Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (Sculptor & Designer), Mandy Payne (Artist), Julia Bell (Head of Partnerships, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts), Clive Wilmer (Master, Guild of St George), Kate Mason (Director, The Big Draw)

2017 THEME

This years theme:Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jackrefers to theArtist as Polymath. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work celebrates the opportunity to marry diverse materials and disciplines.


In celebration of Artist as Polymath, 2017 marks the first year that The Prize will be open to makers and craftspeople, as well as fine artists. Alongside Ruskins own career as a polymath, the theme has been jointly inspired by The Year of Making in Sheffield, which took place throughout 2016, and The Big Draws year of STEAM Power, which celebrates the interconnections between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths


The selection panel will select20 prize finaliststo be included in a high profile shortlist exhibition at The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 21st June 8th October 2017. The three winners will be announced at the private view in June 2017. All prize finalists will also have the opportunity to be included in the online Ruskin Editions collection.

Unique Christmas gifts - book a loved on onto a LSW Short Course


Looking for the perfect gift for a partner, loved one, sibling or parent? We have an incredible range of weekend, evening and sessional courses, taught by talented tutors who are also practising artists.


An Introduction to Ceramics Handbuilding & Surface Decoration (January - Weekend Intensive)
An Introduction to Ceramics Handbuilding and Surface Decoration (January - Evening course)
Expanding Ceramic Skills - Handbuilding and Surface Decoration(February)


Welding for Artists
Stainless Steel Welding for Artists & Designers
Casting in Concrete & Plaster


Wood Furniture DesignWorkshop
Introductory Welding for Artists (Evening)
Modelling Sculpture in Wax
Drawing with Steel (Evening)
Mould Making: Plaster
Mould Making: Silicone
Pewter Casting
Metal Fabrication for Artists & Designers


Sand Casting with Aluminium
Introductory Welding for Artists
Welding for Artists

*Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.


**Membership's and giftvouchersare available to purchase as presents for a loved one**

We offer LSW members exceptionalfacilities, tools and workshop space for incrediblehourly rates.

Please contact for further information.

Collective Matter: Creative Clay Workshop


11 DEC 16


Come and meetCollective Matterand find out more about theirproject through a fun, creative clay workshop.

Drop-in and contribute to our evolving building site; an exploration of the changing landscape of the local area.Share your stories and build with clay.

Everyone welcome, free to attend. Drop in, no booking required.

Exhibit with us // Transitions


Calling all emerging artists!

On 19th January 2017 Artistank will take over the crypt in St Pancras Church, London, to celebrate all things new and evolving: years, ideas, places, challenges, identities.

In a world dominated by labels and definitive answers, we want to hear a different story: what sparked off your journey from one state to another.

Our call out is open to creatives from all backgrounds.

Be it through spoken words, soundscapes, installations, painting or performance, share with us the work that marked a plot twist, an inspirational moment, a transition in your life or practice.


Transitionsis an exhibition organised by Artistank, in conjunction with the launch of our social platform dedicated to young artists.

Join in! We aim to inspire creation by allowing artists to network, share and promote their art.

To find out more about our online community visit or follow us on , and .

Deadline for submissions: midday 20th December 2016.

For any questions, or to receive a copy of our application pack, please email


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