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Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
03 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: Marbling Marvels
03 March 2012
Learning Centre
Discover the craft of paper marbling, and create luxurious decorative papers for your books or gifts.
Mini Make Believe: Mad March Hares!
04 March 2012
Learning Centre
Spring is here, and everyone is hopping skipping and jumping, especially as it’s a leap year. Join us for songs, stories and bouncy hats.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
08 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Pick Me Up Tutors' Twilight
08 March 2012
Learning Centre
An opportunity for university tutors and lecturers to enjoy a glass of wine, meet our curatorial team and learn more about the packed programme of events for Pick Me Up 2012.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
10 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: Parallel Lines
10 March 2012
Learning Centre
Taking the square, rectangle and straight line as our starting points we build colourful and elegant collages from the simplest of shapes after visiting The Courtauld Gallery and discovering the daring abstract art of the 20th century.
Art on the Line: In Great Shape
10 March 2012
Learning Centre
Develop your screen-printing skills with the support of artist Steve Dixon. Explore the innovative work of key abstract artists of the 20th century then screen-print your own works employing bold colours, shape and form.
The Crisis Commission
14 March 2012 - 22 April 2012
East Wing
Experience major works from contemporary artists including Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin, reacting to homelessness.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
15 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Out of Sync
16 March 2012 - 27 April 2012
The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
London based Chilean artist Fernando Casasempere’s large scale courtyard installation recreates the joy we feel at the site of blossoming daffodils signalling the end of winter and the beginning of spring.
Free Family Workshop: Being Green
17 March 2012
Learning Centre
Being St Patrick’s Day, today is an exploration of the colour green. We look at some green-hued paintings and how shades can combine to create different effects. Have fun colour mixing to make your own lush landscapes.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
22 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Mr Bingo – Hate Mail Live
22 March 2012
Embankment East
Worried that people were not receiving enough interesting post, Mr Bingo came up with an idea. For the price of a tenner, Mr Bingo will send you a vintage postcard with a little drawing and an offensive message on it (that’s why it’s called ‘hate mail’). The last session sold out in four minutes – so form an orderly queue!
Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair
22 March 2012 - 01 April 2012
Embankment Galleries
Pick Me Up features a dynamic line-up of graphic art collectives, galleries and a host of established artists, as well as providing a platform for emerging artists. A range of limited edition, affordable graphic art and illustration will be for sale.
Pick Me Up Events Space: Show and Tell
22 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join a selection of the rising stars of the graphic arts from our Pick Me Up Selects exhibition to find out about what inspires and informs their work, as well as taking a sneaky peek inside their sketch books. Each artist will present for 5–10 minutes.
Pick Me Up Thursday Late Event: Kibbo Kift
22 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Kibbo Kift is an evening of poetry, music and art. Taking its inspiration from the happenings of the 60s, it celebrates the multi-disciplined creative talents of today. The line-up will be Supermundane, Matthew the Horse, Glaciers (Nous Vous), William Edmonds (Nous Vous), Nick White and Tigercats.
Pick Me Up Events Space: Paper Toy Workshop with Creative Review
23 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Creative Review magazine have invited Paris-based Guillaume Pain, AKA Tougui, to run a one day workshop encouraging visitors to customise, cut out and make multiple versions of one of his brilliant paper characters.
Pick Me Up Talk: Music x The Graphic Arts
23 March 2012
The Screening Room
Join graphic design writer and curator, Liz Farrelly for a panel discussion exploring the enduring creative links between music and the graphic arts.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Anthony Burrill
23 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Anthony Burrill will be hosting a one day workshop of hands on creative play. Specially printed postcards, stickers and rubber stamps will be available to create your very own A.B. collaborative postcard.
Children’s Illustration Weekend: Marion Deuchars, The Art Factory: Let's Make Great Art!
24 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join internationally acclaimed, award winning illustrator Marion Deuchars for a family-friendly drawing workshop. Follow Marion's simply brilliant instructions from table to table to build up your very own art work layer-by-layer.
Free Guided Tour: Hidden Spaces and History
24 March 2012
Somerset House
Discover evidence of Tudor intrigue and Georgian Enlightenment, of scientific curiosity, naval power and extravagant entertainments.
Free Family Workshop: Flower Power
24 March 2012
Learning Centre
Make your own carpet of crafted floral delights inspired by the installation in our courtyard.
Pick Me Up Events Space: Aardman Model Making Workshop
24 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join Aardman modelmaker, Jim Parkyn for a chance to model your very own Gromit. During his time on’ Wallace and Gromit’ Jim worked on a number of puppets including Gromit, a long list of villagers and was a one of the team of Bunny Builders for a great many rabbits.
Children’s Illustration Weekend: onedotzero Weekend Screenings
25 March 2012
The Screening Room
The screening room will open all weekend for a rolling animation programme called 'Sprites'; a selection of fun-packed shorts hand-picked for the new digital generation of young motion aficionados!
Children's Illustration Weekend: Bruce Ingman, Picture Book Fun
25 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Award winning children’s illustrator Bruce Ingman will be hosting a day-long family workshop; create your own animal character that reflects your personality and an original story to go with it.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Ian Wright and George Hardie
26 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Collage artist and illustrator Ian Wright and legendary record sleeve illustrator and designer George Hardie (designer of sleeves for Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd) have formed a committee to organise the Drawing Olympics London 2012.
Pick Me Up Talk: Peepshow
26 March 2012
The Screening Room
Artists in residence, Peepshow Collective will be giving a talk about their remarkable careers so far. They’ll be exploring key projects and talking about what inspires their work individually, and as a collective.
Pick Me Up Events Space: Newsdesk with Flamingo Magazine
26 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join Flamingo Magazine in their 1950s style newsroom as they put together a special Pick Me Up edition – with visitors making up most of the editorial team. Contribute illustrations and text based on several briefs located around the newsroom and dress up and create a "live portrait illustration" using yourself and the bright and bizarre kit around you created by Flamingo illustrators.
Pick Me Up Events Space: The Portfolio Surgery hosted by The Enquiry Desk
27 March 2012 - 28 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
See budding illustrators and graphic artists present their portfolios in front of an expert panel including Greg Burne, Big Active; Sean Garrehy, Little Brown Publishing; David Frost, All City Media; Mills and Sinx, Ustwo; Donna Payne, Faber & Faber; Matt Blease, Liberty; Chris Shamwana, Ghost Design; Si Scott, Illustrator; Fraser Lyness, The Times Eureka Magazine; Charlotte Henson, ASOS; Sarah Thompson, Fallon and Tom Meredith, Elle.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Si Scott
27 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Si Scott is an artist and for his unique style, blending hand-crafted and hand-drawn artwork. So far in his career he has completed projects for Matthew Williamson, Vogue, Nike, Tiffany & Co. and Sony to name a few. Si will be working on a drawing project that will take shape throughout the day.
Pick Me Up Talk: Illustration – What you need to know
28 March 2012
The Screening Room
What are the first steps you need to take starting a successful illustration career? What are the important points you shouldn’t overlook? Derek Brazell, Illustrator and Projects Manager at the Association of Illustrators, reveals the basics of what you need to know on self promotion, pricing and licensing your artwork, how copyright protects your work and the best way to approach potential clients.
Wendy Ramshaw: Rooms of Dreams
28 March 2012 - 24 June 2012
Terrace Rooms
As one of Britain’s leading contemporary designers, Wendy Ramshaw is renowned for her jewellery and distinctive, large scale public art. This major exhibition exhibits key pieces spanning the past fifty years of her acclaimed career.
Pick Me Up Thursday Late Event: Heavy Pencil
29 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join our designers in residence Peepshow for a very special evening of live music and live drawing with Monsterism creator Pete Fowler and other exciting guests from the world of illustration and music.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Jody Barton, Family Crests on Request
29 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Jody Barton’s work is direct and inventive with humorous and visceral styling. He will be coming all the way from Denmark to produce a day-long workshop especially for Pick Me Up; he will be making your family crests on request in his own inimitable style.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: Jason Brooks
30 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Fashion illustrator Jason Brooks has worked on some of the most instantly recognisable fashion editorial images of recent time, most notably club label Hedkandi. Jason will be working on a drawing project with Pick Me Up visitors in the Daily Specials space, producing small drawings for sale throughout the day.
Pick Me Up Events Space: clinic presents: Covers
30 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
clinic is a poetry, arts and music platform based in South East London who will bring an open arts workshop to Pick Me Up. Flanked by a plethora of artists and poets, and armed with copies of their second anthology and a box of pens, clinic invite you to design your own back cover for their second anthology, and take it home.
Pick Me Up Talk: D&AD Sharpner: Comics Studies
30 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
As part of this year's Pick Me Up graphic art fair at Somerset House, D&AD will be hosting a Sharpner talk exploring the subject of Graphic Novels. To kick-start a weekend of comics and cartoons, the Comics Studies panel will lead you through the world of the graphic novel from the fun to the fanatical.
Pick Me Up Events Space: The Manic Monster, Free-For-All, Narrative Drawathon Experience!
31 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Join NoBrow magazine and illustrators Jack Teagle and Liam Barrett for an all day fun-packed comic book workshop for the whole family.
Pick Me Up Daily Special: James Jarvis
31 March 2012
Embankment Galleries
Illustrator and character designer James Jarvis is responsible for the iconic toy figure 'Martin' and unwittingly helping to start the 'designer' toy phenomenon in the 1990s. For Pick Me Up James will be working on a series of drawings in the space, based on his iconic characters.
Free Family Workshop: Dreamtime Treasures
31 March 2012
Learning Centre
Take a tour of designer Wendy Ramshaw’s dazzling works in the Terrace Rooms, many of which are inspired by stories and the world of imagination, then create your own designs based on a favourite tale.
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