London Gallery Weekend kicks off this Friday, May 13th, with hundreds of special events and exhibitions taking place across London. To help you navigate we asked Hector Campbell, writer, curator and author of the weekly emerging art newsletter ‘The Shock of the Now’, to select his top choices from London’s selection of small to mid-size galleries.
Sri Lankan born, Delhi based interdisciplinary artist Raki Nikahetiya recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss his experiences as a migrant artist, his eclectic mix of previous career paths, forging an art practice later in life and his upcoming solo exhibition ‘Another Life’ at Bikaner House, New Delhi, which opens May 12th
London-based artist Freya Douglas-Morris recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss her interest in memory, physical approach to art-making, experience as a mother, and her current solo exhibition ‘All paths lead somewhere’ at Lychee One
London based artist Tom Howse recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss his interest in prehistoric plant species, his life-sized paintings, his affinity for folk art and outsider art, and his current solo exhibition ‘Moonwort Gorge Replica’ at Lychee One
Shasha Cherkas is a Russian artist currently based in London. Upon graduating with an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art last year, having previously completed her BA in Jewellery Design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2018, she chose to forgo the offer of an online degree presentation as part of the RCA2020 virtual platform in favour of hope for a physical degree show at a later stage (as yet still uncertain).
Late Works, a permutable collective of artists, musicians, film-makers, writers, dancers and designers known for their nomadic series of live intermedia events and monthly radio show on Resonance EXTRA, recently announced the limited edition vinyl release of ‘Late Works: of Noise’ on Slow Dance Records.
German-born, New York-based artist Jule Korneffel recently sat down with curator Hector Campbell to discuss her move to New York and time at Hunter College, her art historical and academic influences, her physical painting process and her upcoming solo exhibition All that kale at the new Claas Reiss Gallery
London based artist Daniel David Freeman recently sat down with Hector Campbell to discuss his background in graphic design, his experience at Chelsea College of Art, his fascination with Andrew Graham-Dixon and his ‘imaginary’ clothing brand GET A LIFE.
Chinese born, London based artist Jing Su recently sat down with Hector Campbell to discuss her experience of arts education, her GIVE series of moving image artworks, her interest in the philosophy of ‘self-care’ and what she would have exhibited at her physical MA degree show.
London based artist Elliot Fox recently sat down with Hector Campbell to discuss his interest in alternative means of communication, his latest publication, his inclusion in Collective Ending HQ’s upcoming member’s exhibition and his current solo exhibition Idol Hands.
Scottish born, London-based artist Gillies Adamson Semple recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss his experience of artist residencies, his approach to curation, his return to art education and his current exhibition project springseason, which runs at Fieldworks in London Fields until September 10th.
We are now working with and against the building; the work accruing new rationale through intervention. With access to further corners of the FieldWorks complex, vacant nests, glinting natural attractions, falling seedlings and leaves of shredded text all become simulacra for the season of regeneration, as viewed from behind a locked window.
Six early-career artist-filmmakers have been selected for the third edition of Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship scheme, a development programme offering mentoring, seed finance and professional development alongside access to audiences, curators and established artist advisors.
Delphian Gallery co-founder and co-director Benjamin Murphy recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss their annual Open Call, the Delphian Podcast, their Lockdown Editions initiative and their inaugural publication ‘Navigating The Art World: Professional Practice for the Early Career Artist’, supported by Foolscap Editions.
Scottish born, Leeds based artist Allan Gardner recently sat down with Hector Campbell to discuss his approach to collaboration, his background in the DIY punk subculture, recent experimentation with video art and his inclusion in the upcoming group exhibition A Land of Incomparable Beauty.
London based artist Florence Hutchings recently sat down with art historian, writer and curator Hector Campbell to discuss her prolific sketching of the everyday, her playful use of colour and scale, and her adoption of domesticity as her principal subject matter, as well as her upcoming solo exhibition, The Doors of Perception, with Delphian Gallery in Paris
Subsidiary Projects, born out of a ground-floor flat due to the lack of exhibiting spaces in London, has relocated to the third floor of a community centre in Vauxhall Park. This new location was the starting point for curator Georgia Stephenson in preparing this ambitious exhibition construct with the gallery team; Natalia Gonzalez Martin and Nina Silverberg.
London based artist India Nielsen recently sat down Hector Campbell to discuss her use of visual and artistic sampling , her interest in language and use of text, how she employs writing in her painting practice and her current two-person exhibition, RedivideR with Yulia Iosilzon.