Open since June 2015, Rum Factory studios are the creative home to 90 artists, designers and makers. Formally known as ‘Fortress Wapping’ – ex-home to News International, the studios are situated in an amazing Grade II listed rum warehouse, just a stones throw from St Katharine's Dock, Wapping.
There will be a number of pop-up bars serving refreshments. All of our open studios events are free entry, with no RSVP needed. Just turn up & we'll see you there!
At PSW- Project Space Wapping we have 'Biscuit', a group show by artists Rhys Thomas, Lucia Quevedo, Aimee Sawicki, Matilda Moors and Jennifer Campbell.
''Banal, domestic, crumby, cakey, creamy, patterned, comforting, British, wet, unpopular, round, textured, substantial, dusty, tooth-coating, likeable, physical, good, cheap, dense, polite and often left on the hospitable plate un-eaten. Biscuits are like a symbol on the one hand and on the other hand, a fleshy thing that crumbles.
The idea of Biscuit means something slightly different to each artist and yet, like a variety pack of McVities, there is a mutual base to each of our associations, with the common BISCUIT.''
PV 6PM - 8PM Friday 13th May
Open 2pm-8pm for the Open Studios event
Casting workshop with Matt Gee
3pm Studio 17
Anyone is welcome to drop in and hear Matt introduce how he and other contemporary artists use this process.
After the talk the workshop will begin, places are limited and booking is essential.
Mechanical Ensemble Workshop with Stephen Guy
"Part workshop, part performance and part kinetic exhibit, visitors make a cam driven kinetic machine from premade components and a box of junk. These are linked together to create a single machine, an impressive snaking line of spinning cams, colours and shapes turned by a motor. A new version of the machine has been commissioned by China's Guangdong Science Centre"
This is a drop in workshop running all day in Stephen's studio. Find him in Studio 78
The Rum Factory is a labyrinthine open plan studio complex housing nearly 100 artists.
Jennifer Caroline Campbell
Hilde Krohn Huse
Sabrina Shah Hakim
A huge thank you to Crate Brewery who have supplied craft pale ale at a generous discount for the event!
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