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BAR (Brent Artists Resource)
Unit 4-5
1-12 Queens Parade
Willesden Green
London
NW2 5HT
United Kingdom

Art-itecture

This timely Art-itecture programme celebrates the acclaimed regeneration of Willesden Green and brings together Artists and Architects in a combined exhibition together with a series of curated events

BAR Gallery

Tuesday 24th June 2014 - Friday 4th July 2014

The London Festival of Architecture / The ART-ITECTURE Programme

BAR (Brent Artists Resource):
ART-ITECTURE Exhibition
Friday 20th June – Friday 4th July 2014
BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT

Open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm,
Private View Friday 20 June 7 – 10 pm
Entry: Free
Event Website: http://www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

The ART-ITECTURE Exhibition presents Architecture as an invisible form and showcases selected works in a cross section of creative mediums, digital mapping to life size installation, detailed illustrations to tableau vivants sets.
What isn't Architecture?
We walk down streets filled with buildings, structures that reach out to skylines. We live in spaces made of beams and jambs. We watch Architecture clones in films and Dystopian cities in games. We photograph and illustrate across billboards. Design, build temporary installations and sets to permanent structures and buildings. We watch and film, photograph and sculpt, talk and design, illustrate and advertise, Architecture.
To accompany the Private view, BAR presents live 3D Mapping and Pop Up Wonderland's presents Soundscapes, a night of ambient, electronic music and generative animation (Unit 8, 8 – 11 pm)

A Pop-up Wonderland
Wonderland Showcase Presents: Soundscapes
A night of live music, Ambient, electronic beats and generative animation.
Friday 20th June 8-11pm
A Pop-up Wonderland, Vintage Store+ Art Gallery, 8 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT

Pipe Dreams (Magic+Dreams) Live
DJs Nova (Ultimae) DJ set
Phiorio (Metroline Limited) DJ set
Visuals by Stefano Terranova.

Entry: Free
Event Website: http://popupwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

BAR (Brent Artists Resource) :
Installation and Architecture, Art-nic Talks + Tea
Saturday 21st June 2 – 4 pm
BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT
Talks will be followed by a public Q + A session and tea and cake to close.

Entry: Free
Event website: http://www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

Is Installation Art or Architecture?

In collaboration with a team of specialists, The Art-nic Talks explore the theme of Installation Art in relation to space : this is dependant on Architecture in structure and form and works within space constraints, just like Architecture. 

Speakers include;
Elle Reynolds, Head of Centre at Istituto Marangoni ISC / previously Course Director at Central Saint Martin's,
presents ' Framed '.
Dr Jolanta Jagiello, Director of Art Going Places, presents ' Public Art Exhibitions in Unusual Spaces '.
Vaclav Bayer ARBS, Interior Architect and Sculptor, presents ' Architecture and Form '.
Zofia Trafas, Exhibitions curator at The Architecture Foundation.

BAR (Brent Artists Resource) :
Walk, Talk and Draw Willesden Green (Tour)
Sunday 22nd June, 11 - 1pm
Meeting Point: BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT
Entry: Free
Event website: http://www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

A colourised tour of Willesden Green's historical landmarks, reminiscent of the early 1900's picture postcards.  Sketch on the spot sessions following the High Road from The Spotted Dog (1893 ) to The Victorian Police Station ( 1865 ), The Old Willesden Library ( 1894 ) and St Andrews the Apostles Parish (1887), ending at The Queensbury Pub, recently saved from demolition by Brent Council's Planning Committee. With commentary from local historians, the tour presents a look at the past, present and future regeneration of the area.

BAR (Brent Artists Resource):
NW London Regeneration Talks in Association with Brent Council
Wednesday 25th July, 7 - 10pm
BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT
Entry: Free
Event website: http:// www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

A discussion panel with speakers leading change in the Brent Regeneration programme.
In particular Beth Kay, Regeneration Manager, Investment Team from Brent Council presents Willesden Green - the current plans in action. There will be talks with specialists / developers / contractors and architects involved in the ongoing project New Windows on Willesden Green and Queens Parade (Diana Grisales for Meanwhile Space / Peter Paddon for Blue Consulting / Willesden Town Team  and  David Foster speaking for Network Housing Group and the new mixed use development at  Electric House and John Murray on behalf of Galliford Try the contractors for the  new Willesden Cultural Centre.)

The evening will culminate with the screening of a short film about Electric House, an example of temporary arts use and followed by a public Q + A session.

BAR (Brent Artists Resources):
ART-ITECTURE Social evening and Film Shorts
Thursday 26th June, 7 – 10 pm
BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT
Entry: Free
Event website: http://www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

To accompany the ART-ITECTURE Exhibition, the screening features the digital facet of ART-ITECTURE ( n ), cross section of : Art ( n ) The field of creative self expression + Architecture ( n ) The design and construction of buildings. Social Shorts explores the experiential ground of Cinema, Art and Architecture with a selection of short films from industry professionals with the background sound of popcorn crackle.

“Architecture exists, like cinema, in the dimension of time and movement. One conceives and reads a building in terms of sequences.” - Kester Tauttenbury, 'Echo and Narcissus,' Architectural Design, Architecture & Film, London, 1994.

BAR (Brent Artists Resource)
A Closing Party
Friday 4th July 7 – 11pm
BAR Gallery / LAB Unit 4 – 5 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT

A closing party will present a line up of surprise acts from the Art-itecture participants on the theme of Willesden’s Urban Framework Today and will celebrate the end of the Art-itecture Programme. Critics will be invited to present their review on the overall project.

Entry: Free
Event website: http://www.brentartistsresource.org.uk

A Pop-up Wonderland
Wonderland Showcase Presents: Re-imagining Willesden
A night of video installations and live performance
Friday 4th July 8-11pm
A Pop-up Wonderland, Vintage Store+ Art Gallery, 8 Queens Parade, Walm Lane NW2 5HT
Entry: Free
Event Website: http://popupwonderland.blogspot.co.uk
Jockel Liess- Generative sound and video installation
Lania Narjee – Photography
Layla Wiseman – Live performance
Nic Wassell- Video installation