The Partisan Social Club + Sean Griffiths

Exhibition Dates: 6th October – 25th November 2018

Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Opening launch: Friday 5 October 6.30- 8.30pm.

Closing party: Saturday 24th November 4-7pm

On being together; memberships, collectives and unions, is a project aimed at developing new artworks dedicated to the concept of ‘membership’ to be sited in the outdoor spaces of Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall (BGV), London. The project invited ‘members’ to join in with the realisation of a social sculpture: its design, build and the programming of its activities around collectives, unions, groups and clubs. The Partisan Social Club was initiated by Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan and evolved with the members who signed up to undertake a series of workshops on the production and publishing of slogans at Beaconsfield in September 2018. An introductory talk ‘on members’ by Jonathan White, Professor of Politics at London School of Economics, opened up the subject to participants who went on to experiment with the construction of social structures and the embodiment of texts in the public realm across the public spaces of Beaconsfield.

The Partisan Social Club:

Lewis Allum, Xenia Busalova, Zhishan Chen,
Chris Daubney, Sadie Edington, Riccardo Fregoni, Chang Gao, Alison Gill,
Sean Griffiths, Bekki Herbert, Andy Hewitt, Felicity Holmes, Hanxuan Jiang,
Mel Jordan, Khaver Idrees, Louise King, Tiantian Liu, Liz Murray, Annabelle Nguyen, Joanna Osieglewska, Tina Rousou, Iza Sasaran, Alexia Soteriou, Sven Storm, Allan Struthers, Yukako Tanaka, Toby Tobais, Ewelina Trejta, Simon Tyszko, Kai Wang, Wei Zhou.

Listen in here to the Partisan Social Club, broadcast on Isotopica, Resonance FM

Make sure you book a place on our free artist-led workshops

Saturday 17 November 15.00–16.30
Workshop with Timothy Cape: Musicalise your slogan
This practical, creative workshop led by artist and musician Timothy Cape will use slogans created during the Partisan Social Club’s residency, and turn them into song form. Together we will choose the slogan, adapt it, develop it, find it’s rhythm, and turn it into song. The process looks at how a slogan can be brought to life and embodied through emphasis, rhythm and melody. No musical experience required.

Free tickets available to book here.

Wednesday 14 November 18:30–20.00
Workshop with Toby Tobias: Subverting The Pop Song: hijacking popular music for opinion forming 
As part of the Partisan Social Club residency at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, artist-musician Toby Tobias-Kidd will lead a group workshop in a practical act of subversion. With the aid of musicians and each other, workshop participants will inquire through doing how the format of a pop song might be used to discuss and develop opinions and critique. No musical experience is necessary to partake.
Free tickets available to book here

Wednesday Evening 24 October
18:00 – 19:30
Slogan writing with the Partisan Social Club in conjunction with the Big Draw

Get together with people of all ages to produce, publish and embody slogans under the guidance of members of the Partisan Social Club. Channel your political energies in a practical workshop as part of the nationwide Big Draw festival.
Free tickets available to book here.

Friday Morning 26 October
11:00 – 13:00
Slogan writing with the Partisan Social Club in conjunction with the Big Draw

Meet new people and learn how to embrace your ideals – a practical workshop about publishing and embodying slogans as part of the nationwide Big Draw festival.  For everybody and young people on holiday at half-term especially welcome.
Get your voice heard!
Free tickets available to book here.