Summer Takeover - Camden Art Centre

Summer Takeover

Sunday 11 September, 2.00 – 4.30pm 

Join us to celebrate our annual Summer Takeover, an afternoon of free, fun artist-led activities at Camden Arts Centre in the Ceramics and Drawing Studios, Garden and Galleries.

Taking inspiration from the current exhibition Making & Unmaking curated by Duro Olowu, we have invited artists Shepherd Manyika, Francesca Anfossi and Joceline Howe to unravel some of the ideas, techniques and processes found within the show. In addition artist collective Handle will lead an alternative tour of the exhibition.

This event is free and suitable for all ages. Fully accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor. CAC is wheelchair accessible. Disabled parking is limited so please contact us to book a space.

Our Café will be serving hot food and drinks all day.


Supported by the Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust, Goldschmidt & Howland, Schroder Charity and Waitrose Ltd.

Schedule for the day

Weave, Dip & Wear (Make & Do)
Drawing Studio
With Shepherd Manyika

Visitors are invited to weave, dip and wear their way through different materials and making processes in the Drawing Studio. Try your hand at marbling, tie-dye and weaving. Drop in 2.00pm – 4.30pm.

Push-take, Print-erase, Eat-talk
Ceramics Studio
With Francesca Anfossi

Join Francesca Anfossi to develop your own expressive side with clay in the Ceramics Studio. Help build a communal table through making, printing and creating a collage of patterns and textures. Sessions start on the hour and the half hour, places are limited.

Shy Show Off
Garden & Meeting Room
With Joceline Howe 

Joceline Howe invites families to participate in an interactive photoshoot where costumes will be made, worn and paraded throughout the Garden in a ‘Shy Show Off’. Sessions start on the hour and the half hour, places are limited.

Alternative Tour (Fold. Knot. Repeat. Look. Loop)
Galleries 1, 2 & 3
With Handle

Take part in an alternative tour of the exhibition with artist collective Handle and create a collaborative performance through the galleries. Starting at 3.30pm in the Central Space.