Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Departure Foundation Micro-residency2 May 2013

A group of artists have been occupying Departure Foundation’s OPEN PLAN project space throughout May. The Private View event showcases a multitude of outcomes and possibilities spawned from the artists’ parallel responses to the large office space in the centre of The City. Artists: Birgitte Aasen, Alex Chalmers, Marg Duston, Robin Gardiner, AnnaMaria Kardos, Carol Mancke, Ella McCartney, Natalie Sanders, Charlotte Young.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Testing ground at Open Plan [Departure Foundation]

A three day collaborative project by six artists testing and responding to Open Plan. Productive days on site with rotating crits and discussions of how the site’s aesthetics’ and functional layout impacts each practice in developing new site-related work. In fact, having reconsidered plans opened up different paths of co-existent making and extending individual practices. [19 March, 8 and 9 April 2013]
Participating artists: Birgitte Aasen, Margaret Duston, Robin Gardiner, AnnaMaria Kardos, Carol Mancke, Kathy Taylor.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


10th - 22nd April 2013

Natalie Sanders
Charlotte Young
Zbigniew Kotkiewicz & Liz Helman
Ilona Sagar

Artists will be using the space to make new work and show existing work.

Monday, 18 March 2013

ORDINARY 21st March

Our next exhibition event is Thursday 21st March.

Louise Ashcroft
Peggy Atherton
Renata Heliodoro Bandeira
Maria Bartolo
Alex Chalmers
Neil Haas
Fritha Jenkins
AnnaMaria Kardos
Soohee Kim
Fiona Long
Charlie Godet Thomas
Sharon Whyte
Charlie Yetton
Charlotte Young
and more...

6-9pm, 55 Gracechurch Street, London.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Friday, 22 February 2013

7th March - Carey Young - Visiting Artist

We are really excited that Carey Young is coming to visit OPEN PLAN on 7th March. More details coming soon!


images copyright Carey Young 2013

Next event: NOMADOLOGIES, Thursday 28th February 2013

OPEN PLAN: Nomadologies, Thursday 28th February 2013, 6-9pm. A group show for one night only. New work by artists involved in the project.

Deleuze and Guatarri's text Nomadology will act as a starting point for the viewing and reflecting upon of a group show of works on the ground floor of the exhibition space. http://zinelibrary.info/files/nomadology_read.pdf

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Strategies and Tactics | Exhibition 7 Feb 2013

Strategies and Tactics - the first in a series of one-night exhibition at OPEN PLAN. An exciting opening at the collaborative project space at Gracecurch Street. Great turn out of visitors, lots of meeting and taking. Thanks to Louise Ashcroft for coordinating and everyone involved for contributing! Next one in three weeks.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

NEXT EVENT - Thursday 7th February 6-9pm

New video, sculpture and performance by artists involved in the project.

Gwen BajonPetr DavydtchenkoLouise AshcroftFiona Long, Peter Shenai, Alex Chalmers, Neela Basu, The Equivocator and more...

OPEN PLAN: Strategies and Tactics
Thursday 7th February 2013, 6 - 9pm.

Loosely referencing Michel De Certeau's terms Strategy and Tactic in The Practice of Everyday Life. These terms are summarised here.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Schedule

OPEN PLAN: A space for discussions, exchange, events and exhibition.

Events will take place on the following Thursdays 6-9pm: February 7th, February 28th, March 21st, April 11th, April 25th.

10th January 2013. A group of artists from RCA Sculpture and AltMFA spent the day on site planning the project.

The view from the street

The Equivocator publishing team begin working on making their newpaper

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

1 day collective residency, Thursday 10th January

Members of AltMFA and RCA Sculpture will be occupying the space for a whole day. This one day residency will be a starting point for collaboration, exchange and sharing ideas about how we want to use the space in the coming months.

Meeting at 11am for breakfast and brainstorming