28th Jan 2014: Only three days left of our residency at Guest Projects…
We have been delighted to welcome over 650 visitors to the Psychotropic House so far: people have wandered in from Broadway Market or off Regent Canal’s towpath; seen our entry in New Exhibitions, read our review by Caroline Douglas in the Contemporary Arts Society newsletter or just responded to the call of XAP’s social media. However you found us, thank you for coming, and if you haven’t visited yet, there are only three more days left!
Debate and entertainment – the Symposium
The Symposium on Thursday 16th was an insightful and thought-provoking evening – Jeremy Millar, Sheep Dalton, Meriel Jeater and Dean Kenning offered a variety of engaging perspectives on the themes raised by the Psychotropic House, and despite the cold and wet evening, we were pleased to welcome 35 people to the session. Anya opened the proceedings with another great Living Painting performance.
Learning new skills – Audio-Description
Over the last two weeks, we’ve been trained in providing Audio Description by VocalEyes trainers Roz and Toby. It was a challenging and extremely useful exercise to describe each others’ work for blind and partially sighted visitors. So easy to jump into the detail before providing an overview of the size, shape and location of our work! The exhibition is now listed on VocalEyes’ website and we look forward to welcoming blind and partially sighted visitors to the House.
Visitors from Mulberry School for Girls
We’ve also had a lot of fun sharing the House with 20 A level students from Mulberry School for Girls in Tower Hamlets. They visited us over two Friday afternoons (17th and 24th) and brought the House to life with their enthusiasm and hands-on approach. We are looking forward to staying in touch with them in the future, thanks to their dedicated Art teachers.
Closing Party – Thurs 30th Jan
To bring our amazing month’s residency to a close, there will be another Living Painting performance at 6pm, followed by drinks. Come on over, the clock is ticking…..