Category Archives: Talks

FORTHCOMING: talk with Music Photographer David Redfern 15th May 6 – 7.30pm at CHELSEA space

TALK WITH DAVID REDFERN

Wednesday 15th May

6.00 – 7.30pm

CHELSEA space

Hear renowned music photographer David Redfern talk about his extensive career. David has photographed all the greats including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Dylan. Redfern’s photographs commissioned by Dobell’s from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival are included in the exhibition ‘Dobells Jazz Folk Blues’ at CHELSEA space.

RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

Admission free and open to all

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30 years as a Saturday Boy at one of the greatest records stores in the world… Dobells talk by Brian Peerless

After a brilliantly successful private view last week, yesterday evening members of the public, customers and staff of Dobell’s Record Shop were treated to a lively talk by Brian Peerless who worked at the legendary venue Dobells from 1962 to 1992.

Brian told the audience his personal history of Dobells, having been ‘Saturday boy’ for 30 years,  through amusing anecdotes and a toe tapping soundtrack, ably assisted by Leon Parker (British Record Shop Archive) as CHELSEA space DJ for the evening.


Above: Leon Parker of the British Record Archive as CHELSEA space’s DJ for the evening awaits his cue for the next track from Brian Peerless

Above: CHELSEA space’s audience listens to Brian Peerless talk about his time at one of the greatest record shops in the world – Dobells.

Brian shared stories about the regular characters including celebrities and Soho locals who would come to the shop as well as his adventures with the Dobells team to jazz venues and on band tours. The Record Shop with the Club Atmosphere was remembered and the Sound of Dobells rung again at CHELSEA space.

Above: Brian Peerless shows the audience the record sleeve for High in a Basement, recorded by Doug Dobell in New York, 1971 for his 77 label

Above: The audience are given Dobell’s record shop bags with the famous record sleeve artworks. A playlist created by Leon Parker (British Record Shop Archive) of the records on the bag can be listened to through this link http://open.spotify.com/user/lpmale/playlist/6njteabRKbWrmNUMKnAIci

Above: While telling a record related story, Brian Peerless holds up the relevant vinyl sleeve

The next talk at CHELSEA space to celebrate our Dobells Jazz Folk Blues exhibition will be held on Wednesday 15th May 6.00 – 7.30pm. We are privileged to have renowned music photographer David Redfern talk about his extensive career. David has photographed all the greats including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Dylan. In our exhibition, you can see David’s photographs commissioned by Dobell’s from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival in London. 

COMING UP: Talk with Brian Peerless

Our next event is a talk with Brian Peerless on Wednesday 17th April 6.00 – 7.30pm, to coincide with the current exhibition at CHELSEA space, Dobells Jazz Folk Blues.

Brian Peerless who worked at Dobell’s record shop from 1962 to 1992 will give his unique perspective on this legendary venue.

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

The event takes place at CHELSEA space.  Free admission.

Dobells Jazz Folk Blues Programme of Events

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We are delighted to announce an exciting series of events to coincide with CHELSEA space’s forthcoming exhibition Dobells 
Jazz Folk Blues.  

Dobell’s was an iconic record shop that began life on Charing Cross Road and became renowned as “the Record Shop with the Club Atmosphere”.  A programme of accompanying events aims to recreate this atmosphere, highlighting Dobell’s position as a social hub.

Programme of Events (download as a pdf here)

PRIVATE VIEW
Tuesday 9th April 6.00 – 8.30pm

TALK WITH BRIAN PEERLESS
Wednesday 17th April 6.00 – 7.30pm
Brian Peerless who worked at Dobell’s record shop from 1962 to 1992 will give his unique perspective on this legendary venue.
RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

RECORD STORE DAY UK
Saturday 20th April 10.00am – 4.00pm
CHELSEA space celebrates Record Store Day UK with open decks for you to play and listen to your Dobells Jazz Folk Blues records on, a pop up vinyl & books stall and live acoustic music.
www.recordstoreday.co.uk

TALK WITH DAVID REDFERN
Wednesday 15th May 6.00 – 7.30pm
Hear renowned music photographer David Redfern talk about his extensive career. David has photographed all the greats including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dusty Springfield, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Dylan. In our exhibition, you can see David’s photographs commissioned by Dobell’s from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
RSVP to info@chelseaspace.org

OPEN DECKS SESSIONS
Wednesdays 2.00 – 5.00pm
17th April – Dobells Staff and Customers
24th April – Leon Parker of British Record Shop Archive
1st May – Sound of the World Forum
8th May – Rhythm Section Peckham
15th May – open session

Did you buy records at Dobells record shop?  Come and play them on our decks, chat to customers and staff of the shop as well as other guests and recreate that famous feel of the “record shop with the club atmosphere” at CHELSEA space. Everyone is welcome to any of the sessions listed above.

LUNCHTIME LIVE SETS 12.30 – 1.30pm
Live music will be played in the space during the show run.

See the website www.chelseaspace.org/archive/dobells-info.html and check social media outlets for updates.

Follow on twitter @CHELSEAspace #Dobells

http://www.facebook.com/chelseaspace.org

 

The Early Films of Derek Jarman | Stuart Comer in discussion with James Mackay

Film director, set designer, artist, writer and polemicist Derek Jarman (1942-1994) is widely recognised as one of the most influential artists of his generation. His early experimental super 8mm films preceded a career that included Caravaggio (1986), Jubilee (1978) and Wittgenstein (1993).
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Stuart Comer is Curator of Film at Tate Modern, overseeing moving image work for the Tate Collection and Displays. He recently co-curated the opening programme for The Tanks and organises an extensive programme of screenings, performances, events and exhibitions.
James Mackay worked alongside Derek Jarman for many years, producing some of Jarman’s most important films, such as The Angelic Conversation (1985), The Garden (1990) and Blue (1993). 

Wednesday 20th February 2013

5.30 – 7.00pm

Lecture Theatre
Chelsea College of Art & Design
16 John Islip Street
London, SW1P 4JU

Admission Free, Open to All
RSVP to gsevents@arts.ac.uk

This event has been organised by CCW Graduate School in partnership with CHELSEA space
www.chelseaspace.org

 

Spring/Summer 2012: Talks Series Announced

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Building on the success of previous talks, we have invited a number of diverse
and exciting artists to share their practice and thought provoking ideas on contemporary
themes as part of this Talks Series for Spring/Summer 2012, devised by the CHELSEA public programme & CCW Graduate School at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Throughout this series of talks we’ll be looking at collaboration, the mystique of digital technology, and how curation can meet education, amongst other things.
We are hosting the following upcoming events so why not come along and take part for yourselves…
Pil & Galia Kollectiv: Against Human Nature
Wed 30 May, 6-7.30pm, FREE
Pil & Galia Kollectiv’s practice is collaborative and interdisciplinary, based primarily in film
and performance. Their work addresses the legacy of modernism and the avant- garde and
the relationship between art and politics. Pil & Galia will discuss the inherent contradictions
of post-Fordist labour, the myth of meritocracy and their art band WE. They will also introduce
this artist’s talk with a new two-channel video work, We Are Equilibrium, which was recently
shown in Israel, and presents a dialogue between two computers.
Mark Leckey: Touchy Feely
Thu 28 June, 6-7.30pm, FREE
Turner Prize winner, video pioneer – Mark Leckey is an artist’s artist. His pop references
and use of technology mark him out with a massive influence on the current generation.
Mark Leckey won the Turner Prize in 2008, his wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary practice
combines sculpture, film, sound and performance. His work has been widely exhibited,
with a major solo exhibition, See We Assemble, held at the Serpentine Gallery last year
and a recent solo show at Manchester Art Gallery, back in February 2012. For this talk,
Leckey will explore the sensual pleasure of making things that aren’t actually physically there.
Sonia Boyce & Barby Asante: Towards a Hybrid Gallery Space
Date to be announced for June, 6-7.30pm, FREE
This free panel discussion sees Paul Goodwin, writer, curator and urban researcher chair
discussion between Emily Druiff, director of Peckham Space and artists Sonia Boyce and
Barby Asante, investigating a new model that brings together curatorial and educational fields.
By investigating two projects recently commissioned by Peckham Space, this talk aims
to address the questions: to what extent are these practices considered as art? How do these
practices relate to terms such as ‘community’, ‘socially engaged’ and ‘dialogic or relational’ art?
To book your place for any of these talks or for more information email: info@chelseaspace.org
The talks series is free and open to the public and will take place in the main Lecture Theatre at Chelsea College of Art & Design, 16 John Islip St, SW1P 4JU

 

 

Chelsea Conversations Images

A selection of images from our recent series of ‘Chelsea Conversations’ events…
The Art of Protest, 5th May 2009
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Above: Guyan Porter (presenting), Yara El-Sherbini

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Above: Yara El-Sherbini (presenting)

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Above: Guyan Porter, Mark McGowan (presenting), Yara El-Sherbini

Left is Right? 12th May 2009

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Above: Claire Fox and Emma Ridgeway

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Above: Claire Fox and Emma Ridgeway


*Unfortunately, Matthew Collins was unable to join us*

What is engagement? Contesting ‘socially engaged practice.’

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Above: Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre

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Above: Dave Beech

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Above: Sophie Hope
All photographs taken by Joanna Wodzicka (Chelsea student).
Chelsea Programme is working towards making the talks availiable via this blog, either in the form of transcripts or through podcasting edited excerpts. Join our mailing list to be informed of when they are available – contact s.dyer@chelsea.arts.ac.uk (with ‘Mailing List’ as the subject heading.)