Summer Social - Camden Art Centre

Summer Social

Sunday 9 September, 1.30  5.00pm

Join us for our first annual Summer Social, an afternoon of free, artist-led activities, performances and events for all ages at Camden Arts Centre.

  • Our Café will be serving food and drink throughout the day
  • Find out ways to get involved and support Camden Arts Centre
  • Enter a prize draw to win a Camden Arts Centre Artist Edition
  • Meet our local Redington Frognal Neighbourhood Forum
  • Tour our Gallery Spaces using our Exhibition Resources


Smoke Firing Ceramics with artist Dan Stafford
1.30 – 2.30pm & 3.00 – 4.00pm 
Firing at 4.00pm
Dan Stafford will demonstrate how to create smoky, rich surface decoration for ceramics using the technique of Smoke Firing. Drop-in during the set times to create your own pieces, then return for a collaborative firing at 4.00pm.

Sound Performances with artist Tom Richards
Artists’ Studio
2.00pm, 3.00pm & 4.00pm
Tom Richards will present three 30-minute performances over the course of the afternoon: Mini Oramics Workshop (2.00pm), Mini Oramics Performance (3.00 pm) and Live Electronic Music performance (4.00 pm). Mini Oramics is a drawn-sound synthesiser originally designed circa 1976 by Daphne Oram (1925–2003).

Sound Workshops with Family Artist-in-Residence Rita Evans
Drawing Studio
2.00 – 4.30pm

Rita Evans invites participants of all ages to search for the rhythm in everyday objects.

Alternative Gallery Tours with the Camden Arts Centre Programme Team
Central Space
2.30 & 4.30pm

Join members of our programme team for tours of the exhibitions Peter Fraser: Mathematics and Yuko Mohri: Voluta

Open Studio with 2017/18 Ceramics Fellow Jonathan Baldock
Ceramics Studio
3.00 – 5.00pm

Jonathan Baldock invites the public into his studio at Camden Arts Centre to see works-in-progress developed during his residency.

About the artists:

Jonathan Baldock is a London-based artist with a multidisciplinary practice incorporating sculpture, painting, textiles and performance. Recent solo exhibitions include There’s No Place Like Home, CGP, London (2017), My biggest fear is that someone will crawl into it, SPACE, London (2017), Love Life: Act 2 (touring 2 person show with Emma Hart), PEER Gallery (2016-17) and The Grundy, Blackpool (2017), Jonathan Baldock, OneWorkGallery, Vienna (2017), The Skin I Live in, Nicelle Beauchene, New York (2016), SUCKERZ, (two-person show with Emma Hart), L’Etrangere, London (2015), Notes from the Orifice, VITRINE Gallery, London (2014) and The Soft Machine, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff (2014). Recent group exhibitions include Idea Home Show. MIMA, Middlesborough, (2017), Offshore, Hull Maritime Museum, Hull, (2017) and Conversation Piece / Part 3, Fondazione Memmo, Rome (2016). 

Rita Evans is an artist based in London since 2004, completing her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College in 2009. Since then, Rita has presented at residencies, performances and exhibitions internationally. In 2018 Rita received a Canada Council for the Arts New Media Grant for Instrument Sculptures and in 2017 an Arts Council England Grant for Matrices + Tensions = Sculpture while in residence at Chisenhale Dance Space, London. In 2015 Rita was awarded the Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award, a major Acme Residency & Awards Programme funded by The Henry Moore Foundation, Royal Opera House, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’s family. The award is for artists working with sound, movement and light.

Tom Richards is an artist, musician, DJ, and instrument designer based in London UK. Richards has built his own idiosyncratic modular electronic music system, with which he creates slowly evolving and heavily textured polyrhythmic improvisations. He has performed and exhibited widely in the UK, as well as internationally in the US, Germany, Peru, Singapore, Japan and Sweden.

Dan Stafford is an experienced ceramic artist who makes hand-built architectural ceramics pieces using earthenware, slips and glazes. Dan has worked in many educational contexts including a tutor and technician at Camden Arts Centre.