London Art Fair 2018

From 17-21 January, Anise Gallery were at the London Art Fair exhibiting 5 artists covering a wide range of media, from Ian Chamberlain’s intricate etchings of architectural structures to Rachel Ara’s four-metre-wide neon installation ‘This Much I’m Worth’, which was being streamed live from a warehouse in south London. The over-riding link however for the works on display was technology, an aspect of the curation of the stand that was picked up on by the fair itself and Sotheby’s Institute who kindly stopped by on several of their VIP tours... Read The Rest →

5 Artists | 1 VR Portfolio @ The London Art Fair

 As part of our stand curation at the London Art Fair 2018 we will be showcasing a portfolio of exhibiting artists in virtual reality. Set within Anise Gallery’s aspirational gallery space the virtual catalogue offers an intimate, hyper-real viewing experience. Hear the hum and see the flicker of Rachel Ara’s neon, traverse the layers of Ian Chamberlain’s etchings and be witness to Jacek Ludwig Scarso’s miniature figures coming to life – whatever memories you take from the experience we hope that they enhance your appreciation and understanding of the... Read The Rest →

A Visit to A-VR’s VR Shipping Container

With a keen interest in virtual reality and its technologies we feel, as a gallery, that it is important to keep up to date with developments in its use. With this in mind we visited our close friends and collaborators A-VR at their pop-up space in The Artworks, Elephant and Castle. The space was set up to showcase exciting uses for the technology, in the form of a room scale virtual environment hotel suite with the new [HTC Vive] wireless device, which makes navigating the physical space of the pop-up... Read The Rest →

Nasty Women : Architecture Opening Night on London Live

We were delighted that London Live decided to join us at the opening of Nasty Women : Architecture. Featuring the exhibition and interviews with co-curator Issey Scott and architect/designer Julie Ann Cormie it made for an exciting first night! You can view the shortened version of the feature here http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2017-10-26/experience-augmented-reality-selfie-wallpaper And here are a couple of snaps! Big thanks to London Live and Reya El-Salahi for taking the time to feature the exhibition and the work of Nasty Women.                

‘Zaha : An Architectural Legacy’ Film Screening and Q & A
Thursday 2 November 7pm

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR THE SCREENING OF ‘ZAHA – AN ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY’ Special thanks to Conran for hosting the screening and to Laura Mark, Jim Stephenson and Melodie Leung for their discussion Please join us on Thursday 2nd November for a screening of ‘Zaha: An Architectural Legacy’. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film makers Laura Mark and Jim Stephenson. One year after Zaha Hadid died, this film takes a look at Zaha’s career and legacy through five chapters and buildings which... Read The Rest →

Nasty Women : Architecture Call for Artists

Anise Gallery are delighted to be joining the global Nasty Women art movement for its next exhibition. Set up by female artists in New York last year, the name was derived from a comment Donald Trump made to Hilary Clinton. The movement has since organised a number of exhibitions and events with the aim of raising awareness of women’s rights and raising funds for women charities around the world. Our Nasty Women Architecture exhibition is being co-curated by Aesthetica Art Prize Winner and V&A digital resident Rachel Ara and Candid... Read The Rest →

AVR London interview RIBAJ Eye Line winner Matthew Kernan

Interview with Matthew Kernan – Winner of the RIBAJ Eye Line Drawing Competition Exhibition 13 September – 16 September 2017 With the development of digital and creative software, drawing has increasingly been taking a backseat in the architectural design process. Eye Line, an annual architectural drawing competition run by RIBAJ Magazine in collaboration with AVR London, celebrates the art of drawing in architecture by providing a platform for both established and training architects to draw real or unimagined buildings.  Matthew Kernan, an Irish Part II Architect from Armagh, Northern Ireland,... Read The Rest →

Artist Spotlight | Nemo Nonnenmacher

Nemo Nonnenmacher is an artist from Duisburg, Germany, who recently graduated from Royal College of Art in MA Photography. His work is being exhibited at the gallery as part of the Summer Graduate Show 2017 – Exhibition Dates 11 August – 8 September 2017 In his practice, Nemo explores the tension of experiencing this ‘brave new’ virtual world and transfers this back into an image. The artist is interested in how a visual fetish might determine future mental and sensorial concepts of the self. The materials he deals with are... Read The Rest →

Artist Talk | 5 July 2017

On Wednesday 5 July, we were joined in the gallery by the three artists whose works comprise our current exhibition, ‘Controlled Realities’. Rachel Ara, Jacek Ludwig Scarso and Charles Harrop-Griffiths were in conversation with AVR London’s Director, Joseph Robson, discussing the future of physical sculpture in a post-digital, increasingly virtual world. With Jacek working in sculpture and performance, Charles working mostly in virtual reality and Rachel utilising both, it made for a very interesting and impassioned conversation. Jacek opened the talk, as Joseph asked him how working closely with Rachel... Read The Rest →

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