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May 2018

Opening Night – Adi Nes: Bible Stories

May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Biblical Stories, from 2003-2006 is an exhibition of 12 extraordinarily staged large photographs by the leading Israeli artist Adi Nes. Better known in the United States than here in the UK Adi Nes is known for provocative and deeply moving images addressing issues of identity – specifically, masculinity and 'Israeli-ness'. Nes’ images challenge preconceived notions of history and in this series 'Bible Stories'. 

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Art & Book Sale

May 11 @ 12:00 am
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Art and Art Books donated to be sold in aid of the Ben Uri outreach programmes.

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April 2018

Adult Art Monthly – April

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£18 - £20

Bauernmalerei Austrian Folk Art with artist Millie Nice Wednesday 25 April 6.30-8.30pm Learn about the Austrian tradition of Bauernmalerei. Working with artist and illustrator Millie Nice, design, paint and decorate a small trinket box using the Austrian folk art tradition of Bauernmalerei. All materials are included in the price of your ticket including the trinket box. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome.  £20/£18 concessions* BOOK HERE *Concessions are: Friends of Ben Uri, students, over 65s and those claiming Income Support.

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Curatorial Tour – Out of Austria

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£8 - £10

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss (annexation of Austria), the exhibition Out of Austria brings together around 40 works by more than 20 Austrian artists who fled to Great Britain during the era of National Socialism, examining their experiences, careers, impact and legacy as émigré artists in the UK. This exhibition showcases some of the painters, sculptors and graphic artists, who fled to the UK, during this era. Highlighting works primarily from the Ben Uri Collection, with key external loans from public collections including Bishop Otter…

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After School Family Art Club – Rod Puppets

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£6 - £10.50

This is a two week workshop taking place on the following dates: Thursday 19 April and Thursday 26 April. Celebrating the Austrian tradition of puppet making, our After School Family Art Club will explore different ways to make puppets and put on puppet shows. We will listen to a traditional Austrian folk tale, and then make rod puppets based on characters from the story. We will perform a short show using our hand crafted puppets in our handmade puppet theatre. Participants need to…

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Half-day Study Session: 16 April 2pm-5.30pm

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£13 - £15

This half-day study session has been timed to coincide with the exhibition 'Out of Austria', marking the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss, and exploring the impact and legacy of Austrian artists who fled during the Nazi era to settle in Great Britain. Attendees can enjoy a private view of the exhibition and six wide-ranging papers by leading academics and specialists in the field: Prof. Charmian Brinson speaking about the Austrian Centre and Young Austria in Wartime Britain Kathe Deutsch, on artist…

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Family Morning – Austrian Storytelling

April 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£7 - £12.50

Celebrating our exhibition Out of Austria, we are holding a Family Morning at the gallery. On Thursday 12th April, parents/carers and their children are invited to come and listen to a traditional Austrian folk story with Storyteller Alison Williams, followed by a creative activity led by our Learning team. Tickets are £7 per child and £12.50 for two siblings. All ages welcome, but particularly suitable for 4-7yr olds. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All materials are included in…

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March 2018

Curatorial Tour – Out of Austria

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£8 - £10

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Anschluss (annexation of Austria), the exhibition Out of Austria brings together around 40 works by more than 20 Austrian artists who fled to Great Britain during the era of National Socialism, examining their experiences, careers, impact and legacy as émigré artists in the UK. This exhibition showcases some of the painters, sculptors and graphic artists, who fled to the UK, during this era. Highlighting works primarily from the Ben Uri Collection, with key external…

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Adult Art Monthly – March

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£18 - £20

Postcard Design with Zory Shahrokhi Wednesday 21 March 6.30-8.30pm Our Adult Art Monthly for March will celebrate Austrian Emanual Hermann and his invention of the postcard in 1869. Join artist Zory Shahrokhi to create your own design and carve a unique printing block for a decorative postcard which can be used multiple times. All materials are included in the price of the workshop and you can take your printing block plus 5 blank postcards away with you. Beginners and experienced artists are welcome.  £20/£18 concessions*…

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After School Family Art Club – Shadow Puppets

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£6 - £10.50

This is a two week workshop taking place on the following dates: Thursday 15 March and Thursday 22 March 4-5.30pm. Celebrating the Austrian tradition of puppet making, our After School Family Art Club will explore different ways to make puppets and put on a puppet show. We will create a short story, make shadow puppets and perform our stories using our hand crafted puppets in our handmade puppet theatre. Participants need to sign up for the fortnight. The 2 week course…

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February 2018

Mischief & Magic – photography & poetry competition awards night

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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FREE

All are welcome to a celebration evening of the winning entries from our ‘Mischief and Magic’ themed photography and poetry competition, inspired by the magical lithographs of current exhibition, A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero. Winning photographic entries will be displayed at the gallery from 8th - 18th February 2018 along with an anthology of the winning poems.  Refreshments will be provided on the evening. Poetry and Photography Competition 2018 Winners Anthology Competition Winners: Poetry & Photography 

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Chagall: Mischief and Magic Photo and Poetry Competition – Winning Entries

February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 18 @ 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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We would like to thank all of the people who submitted their photography and poetry entries. We are grateful to The Mango Lab for providing the photography prizes and for judging the photography entries, and also to David Nieta for judging the poetry submissions. We also thank our team Caitlin Brooker, Yasmin Downie, Lisa Nash and Alix Smith for organising. Poetry and Photography Competition 2018 Winners Anthology Competition Winners: Poetry & Photography 

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Adult Art Monthly – February

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£15 - £17

Illuminated Letters and Illustration Inspired by traditional manuscript illustration join artist and illustrator Millie Nice and learn how to create and illustrate illuminated letters in colour. Working using traditional techniques, design letterforms and decorate these with geometric patterns and miniature illustrations. If you attended our January Art Monthly - Bookbinding, why not bring your handmade book along with you to illustrate... BOOK HERE

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January 2018

January Jazz

January 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£10 - £12

New to our programme for 2018 is a live music event. The gallery will close to the public from 3.30pm when ticket holders will be able to look around our current exhibition, A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero. At 4pm guests will be invited to sit and listen to jazz musician Gerry Hunt and his associate respond to the current exhibition and themes of Mischief and Magic.  Refreshments will be served and included in the ticket price of £12/£10 concession…

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NOW FULLY BOOKED – After School Animation Club – 5 week course

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - February 8 @ 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£25 - £45

Learn how to devise, film and edit a short stop-frame animation with your child/ren based on Shakespeare's play The Tempest. Each week your child will learn about a different aspect of making a stop-frame animation. The course is running on the following dates: January 11th, 18th, 25th and February 1st and 8th 4pm-5.30pm We recommend children attending are aged 5+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Participants need to sign up for the whole project. The course costs £25 per…

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Adult Art Monthly – January

January 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£24 - £26

  Japanese Bookbinding Join printmaker, book artist and bookbinder Lina Avramidou and learn how to bind your own book utilising a Japanese style with Chiyogami paper. This workshop would make a great gift for a friend or family member, or maybe just treat yourself! Tickets: £26/£24 concessions, included in the price of a ticket are a bookbinding awl and needle so you are able to continue building on your bookbinding skills after the workshop.  Beginners and experienced artists are welcome. Book your place…

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December 2017

A Morning of Magic – The Magical Island

December 21, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£8 - £10

Kick off the festive season with a wonderful morning of family-friendly magic with Magic Circle magician Christopher Howell. Linking with our current exhibition and a nod to Prospero, the show follows the adventures of two children who find themselves on a magical island. There they meet a friendly cloaked magician who teaches them how to become magicians themselves.   They also encounter singing animal puppets, that used to be children, who have fallen under the spell of the pirates that live on the island.  By not…

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2018 PHOTOGRAPHY/ POETRY COMPETITION – Begins 13th Dec

December 13, 2017 - January 22, 2018

This winter, Ben Uri is launching two competitions inspired by our current exhibition 'A Farewell to Art: Chagall, Shakespeare and Prospero' VIEW COMPETITION IN FULL      

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Adult Art Monthly – December

December 11, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£15 - £17

Stamp and printing workshop with artist Zory Shahrokhi. Inspired by our current exhibition of Chagall lithographs illustrating Shakespeare's play The Tempest, participants will design and carve their own rubber stamp for printing unique designs onto greetings cards and/or create small pictures.    All materials are included in the price of the workshop and beginners and experienced artists are welcome. £17/£15 concessions.

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After School Art Club

December 7, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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£3

Thursday 7th December - Seasonal gift-making using textiles For the last session of this term we will get seasonal and make gifts for family and friends. Places are limited to 8 children per workshop so please make sure to book your child's place here. All ages are welcome but sessions are suitable for ages 5+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £3.00 per child per session and all materials are provided.

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