CinemaItaliaUK – Italian Film Screenings in London

8 Sep

CI_logo_FB_darkbgFor the first time the best contemporary Italian films have a permanent silver screen in London!

Once a month, Londoners will watch new films – with English subtiles –  recently released in Italy and not yet on DVD for the British at Mile End’s Genesis Cinema.


Never miss an Italian film again: the aim of CinemaItaliaUK, by Clara Caleo Green in collaboration with the Sicilian journalist Francesca Marchese, is to source inner gems and create a regular appointment for Italy-addicted film lovers in London and in the UK.


CinemaItaliaUK offers a great opportunity to discover compelling stories, young artists and to understand better what’s going on in Italy through the world of cinema – current events, comedies, docu-fictions and documentaries – although it is very mindfull of the masterpieces by De Sica, Antonioni, Pasolini, Visconti, Fellini and of all more recent filmakers.

For more information visit CinemaItaliaUK


BFI London Film Festival 2015

8 Sep

7-18 October 2015. Be the first to see the world’s best new films at venues across London.

238 films. From 71 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One Festival.

From family to cult movies, love films to thrillers, there is something for your individual taste so be sure to check it out!


For more information and to see the full listing of films and events and book your tickets visit:

London Design Festival 2015

8 Sep


The London Design Festival 2015 will be held 19 – 27 September 2015.

Conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans and first staged in 2003, the London Design Festival is one of the world’s most important annual design events. Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans wanted to build on London’s existing design activity, their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design.


The Festival programme is made up of over 300 events and exhibitions staged by hundreds of Partner organisations across the design spectrum and from around the world.


London Art Portfolio’s specialist 3D Design tutor, Matteo Fogale will be participating in this years festival along with Laetitia de Allegri. They will be joining forces with Johnson Tiles to create a colourful installation on the bridge over the Medieval and Renaissance galleries.


New Portfolio Course beginning Monday 7th September

3 Sep

We had a great summer and said a fond farewell to some lovely students who we hope will visit in the near future.

On Monday 7th September, we look forward to welcoming some new students to London Art Portfolio, along with some LAP Alumni, for help in there next step to success!

We have spaces for our courses beginning 2nd November and 4th January, so visit now to book your place onto one of our London art courses to build and develop your skills and portfolio for your UCAS applications.



TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece at Somerset House

24 Aug

12 November 2015 – 31 January 2016

Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Free admission

boutique-tintin-vignetteSomerset House will be presenting TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece from November 2015. This exhibition will allow you to step into the wonderful world of artist-author Hergé and Tintin, his adventurous young reporter. It will explore the evolution of the artwork of Hergé, from the simplicity of early newspaper strips to the genre-defining graphic work of the later books.  Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Belgium, TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece will feature pencil sketches, character drawings, and watercolours alongside original artwork from the finished stories.

cf12a67b-e3ea-4022-ab5f-0ba25f647dd6As well as being a step into the world of Tintin, the exhibiton will also reveal more about the man behind the masterpiece.  Hergé had a fascination with architecture and design, along with his skill as an illustrator and a draughtsman’s eye for design, the settings in which the stories were played out were always rendered in meticulous detail.  Models and installations of memorable locations, such as Tintin’s apartment, will be displayed and the exhibition will be themed with reference to one of Hergé’s favourite backdrops – Marlinspike Hall, Captain Haddock’s country house once owned by his maritime ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock.

Since he first appeared in Hergé’s weekly cartoon strip in Le Petit Vingtième in Brussels in 1929, Tintin has become one of the most iconic comic-strip heroes along with a supporting cast of his trusty dog Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and Thomson and Thompson. With more than 200 million copies of the famous 24 ‘albums’ sold worldwide which also recently inspired a Hollywood blockbuster, Hergé’s timeless character continues to attract new generations of fans to his stories for their unique mixture of artistry, history and adventure.

Frieze Film 2015

24 Aug


Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 17 October 2015

Launched in 2007, Frieze Film is a series of new films commissioned from established and emerging artists and premiered annually as part of Frieze Projects, Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme.

This year, Frieze Film is curated by Nicola Lees and supported by Channel 4’s Random Acts, who will also broadcast the commissions.

The artists participating in Frieze Film 2015 are:

Charles Atlas with Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Atlas is collaborating with New York choreographers Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell on a short video featuring dancers Cori Kresge and Hiroki Ichinose. Shot this summer at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in upstate New York, the film is produced as an accompaniment to a long-form stereoscopic moving image work currently in development, this work will be made specifically for the televisual context.

Xavier Cha
Cha will produce a series of short films capturing actors as they battle conflicting emotions, held in tense states of physical and psychological discord. While outwardly (and non-linguistically) expressing an extreme emotion, such as livid rage, a more subtle emotion emerges from beneath the surface. Both emotions function as foreign agents attempting to gain dominance, or hijack the vehicle of the actor’s facial expression and body. This new work continues Cha’s exploration of the body, individual, and self, and how these are contained, expressed, and mediated.
Gery Georgieva
Georgieva will produce a film commission centering around the culture of Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) nightclubs. Contrast- ing footage of her native country’s pop culture with other parallel environments, Georgieva is interested in how we configure and reconfigure our cultural identities.
Thirteen Black Cats
Thirteen Black Cats will present 1/56, the first iteration of a multi-authored moving image work in which filmmakers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in making a serial film and video work inspired by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño’s novel Antwerp (2002), consisting of fifty-six chapters. 1/56 is produced in partnership with the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, curated by Nicola Lees.

Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects

23 Jul

Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects
Wellcome Collection
22nd July-18th October 2015


Over 100 works by acclaimed artist Alice Anderson will be displayed at Wellcome Collection from this July until October 2015. Anderson’s sculptures are created by entirely mummifying objects in copper thread, thus create glistening landscapes of beautiful, uncanny and transformed objects. Each piece is an exploration and act of memory.

The exhibition also features an immersive experience ‘the Studio’ extending the creative process of the artist’s practice into the gallery. Visitors will be able to spend time mummifying a 1967 Ford Mustang and other smaller objects with copper wire, creating an atmosphere that is at once meditative and communal.



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