Lumen X Not Quite Light, Night Lights at Saint Phillips Church
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lumen X Not Quite Light, Night Lights at Saint Phillips Church

A night of art, light, new music, performance, poetry, ghost stories and cocktails.

What a night this will be, in the beautiful, elegant Georgian interior of St. Philips Church on Chapel Street.

The evening begins with an inspirational light installation, curated by Lumen Studios, called bring Your Own Beamer. 10 light artists will bring there own projectors and light sources to create a breathtaking art work for one night only. This is will take place throughout the event. There will also be an exhibition of photographs by Melanie King, showing work from her project ‘Ancient Light’, printed using traditional photographic techniques.

Image: Irresistible Distance, Hondartza Fraga

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Lumen Presentation at Vivid Projects
May
4
4:00 PM16:00

Lumen Presentation at Vivid Projects

As part of the Space exhibition Lumen member Melanie King will introduce the work of the collective.

Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. Through art, exhibitions and seminars they aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. https://www.lumenstudios.co.uk/about/

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Exhibition and Moon Viewing with Lumen Studios and Sirius Astronomy
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Exhibition and Moon Viewing with Lumen Studios and Sirius Astronomy

Astronomer Paul Hill will take us on a skywards guided tour, talking lunar science and help us to view the stars and the Moon through a collection of telescopes. With the guidance of Lumen, participants will be able to capture their own astronomical images on their smart phones. This event will run along side a curated exhibition of Birmingham artists called Stellar.

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Melanie King / Ancient Light
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Melanie King / Ancient Light

Melanie King
Accompanied by Louise Beer and Rebecca Huxley, fellow co-directors of Lumen Studios.

Ancient Light
Melanie King is an artist and curator with a specific focus on astronomy. Melanie is currently studying towards a practice based MPhil in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art.

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Open Call: LUMEN RESIDENCY, ITALY, 1 - 17 AUGUST 2018
Feb
26
to Mar 31

Open Call: LUMEN RESIDENCY, ITALY, 1 - 17 AUGUST 2018

About the 2018 Residency Programme
This two-week residency is set up to help like-minded artists from multi-disciplines develop their practice in a relaxed, yet productive environment. The peaceful village of Atina, situated 154km from Rome in the province of Frosinone-Lazio, benefits from natural darkness, natural beauty and is a great spot for viewing the Moon, stars and meteor showers. Staying on site, artists will have the opportunity to create works responding to the variety of astronomical sights found there, to be showcased in exhibitions in Atina and London. Large studio space, observatory trips, telescope access, small local bars/restaurants, film screenings.

Lumen runs this residency in collaboration with Natasha Sabatini, a London based artist, originally from Atina. 

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super/collider presents: Liz West – Luminous Colour
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

super/collider presents: Liz West – Luminous Colour

Join us for an evening with Liz West – a visual artist who creates vivid environments that mix luminous colour and radiant light.

Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.

She will discuss her interest in exploring how sensory phenomena can invoke psychological and physical responses that tap into our deeply entrenched relationships to colour.

Liz West graduated from BA (Hons) Fine Art Sculpture & Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art in 2007.

She regularly exhibits nationally and internationally including at: Bristol Biennial; Natural History Museum, London; Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces, Manchester; Royal British Society of Sculptors, London; National Media Museum, Bradford.

Tickets are free for members and £3 for non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets School in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.

 

 

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Lumen Open Call: Exhibit at Ugly Duck, 24 - 27 May 2018
Feb
14
to Mar 31

Lumen Open Call: Exhibit at Ugly Duck, 24 - 27 May 2018

Lumen invite exhibition proposals for a group show at Ugly Duck, 24-27 May 2018. Alongside the exhibition, there will be talks, workshops and a film night. 

Open call closes: 31 March 2018

See a film of the past exhibition at Ugly Duck here:
https://vimeo.com/206258840

Theme
The fragility and monumental importance of life on Earth from the darkness of space, and how concepts such as the Overview Effect alter collective perception of ecology.

Exhibition Brief
Through the exhibition, Lumen invite participants to create a new conversation around climate change, and the overall damage and destruction we are causing to our environments. The exhibition will aim to inspire a change of thinking through highlighting the precarious nature of life, and the extraordinary set of circumstances that allow us to exist, in an otherwise, possibly, lifeless universe.

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