Immersive art pop-up and talks at CDW in brand new creative workplace venue

Avebury Textile, 2017, Courtesy of the artist and Timothy Taylor, London

During this years’ Clerkenwell Design Week (23-25 May) you are invited to a sneak preview of brand new workplace venue, Technique at 132 Goswell Road, to immerse yourself in a site-specific art installation brought together by contemporary artist and filmmaker Shezad Dawood and Brintons Carpets, and to take part in a series of talks and debates, exploring both the installation and Clerkenwell as a creative district.

The installation combines canvases and film against the industrial backdrop of a disused loading bay. Made by Brintons using state-of-the-art high definition weave technology, the heavily autobiographical works draw on Dawood’s use of textiles, including some currently on show at this year’s Venice Art Biennale. 

A series of talks will also be taking place in the space over the three days. On the Tuesday evening (6-7pm) James McLachlan, editor of Icon Magazine, will chair a talk on the importance of keeping creativity in the city, with Jacob Loftus of General Projects on the panel. On the Wednesday morning there will be a breakfast talk (8.30-10am) between Emma Cassidy, Head of Creative Design at Brintons, and Shezad Dawood, about the creative and technical process of translating canvas to carpet, and on the Thursday evening (6-7pm) you are invited to a topical debate on ‘The fall and rise of Clerkenwell’ with CZWG architect Piers Gough and cultural regeneration commentator Sarah Gaventa.

Technique is a former printing press and brewery in the heart of Clerkenwell, currently undergoing a reinvention by developer General Projects in partnership with Northern & Midland Holdings and architects BuckleyGrayYeoman, to become a new workplace hub for Clerkenwell’s creative industries, featuring a permanent art gallery and restaurant.

To find out more information and book your tickets please click here.