Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road Building, Project, Photo, Design, Property, Image
Camden Arts Centre London
Architecture Development in north London – design by Tony Fretton Architects
23 Aug 2009
Camden Arts Centre
Location: Arkwright Rd and Finchley Rd, north London
Design: Tony Fretton Architects
Address: Arkwright Rd, London NW3 6DG
Phone: 020 7472 5500
Redevelopment of older brick building
Camden Arts Centre is a place for contemporary visual art and education. Placing the artist at the core of the programme, Camden Arts Centre strives to involve members of the public in the ideas and processes of today’s artists, and the artists who inspire them.
Tony Fretton architect
Camden Arts Centre provide a platform for its audiences to engage with the process of making art. Exhibitions feature emerging artists, international artists showing for the first time in London, historic figures who inspire contemporary practice and artist-selected group shows. Exhibitions and events are free.
Central to its programme is the residency programme, which seeks to develop artists’ practices with practical support, resulting in new work and public participation.
Off-site artists’ projects include new commissions and performance in areas such as King’s Cross, London, and in local schools and community centres.
Educational activity includes events that engage audiences in talks and discussions, film screenings and live art performances, alongside family activities, schools and projects led by artists.
Over the course of the year Camden Arts Centre runs public events, including talks and debates, live-art performances, film screenings and family open days.
Jenni Lomax OBE has been the Director of the Camden Arts Centre since 1990.
Camden Arts Centre is a Grade II listed building sited between the areas of Hampstead and Kilburn. It is the largest arts centre venue in North London.
The venue began as the Hampstead Arts Centre in 1965, part of the former 1897 Hampstead public library. It was taken over by the local council in 1967 and renamed the Camden Arts Centre. It ran courses for artists, and also showed artworks. Exhibitions in the larger galleries were the responsibility of the Arkwright Arts Trust. These aspects of the centre moved away, along with most of the local artists who had frequented the centre, to become the Hampstead School of Art in 1992.
The original venue reopened as an Arts Council arts centre, after a £4.2m makeover, in January 2004.
Location: Arkwright Road, London, England, UK
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