The 10th biennial Contemporary Art Exhibition organised by students of the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Material Matters Family Fun Day!


Last month we held a family fun day, getting children to explore and learn about Material Matters! Families got involved with arts and craft activities by following a trail around the exhibition, stopping off in our seminar rooms to make origami, do colouring in, and answer questions. The final stop on the trail was the Courtauld student café, where Zoe spent the day face painting and helping the children make kaleidoscopes in a focused workshop. Hopefully everybody who visited us enjoyed themselves as much as the EWX team did! Here are some photos from an activity that involved trying on our own ‘headism’ creations, inspired by Philip Levine!

Family Fun Day

Kaleidoscope Making

Kaleidoscope Making

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Material Matters Artist Talk: Philip Levine

EWX is pleased to announce the latest in our Material Insights talks with artist Philip Levine!

Philip mesmerised visitors at our opening nights last year by becoming a living sculpture. Using his head as his canvas, this inventive and unique approach sees Philip literally embodying his art. Philip will be discussing the boundaries between still and interactive art and how this interactivity relates to the concept of the gallery show.


Follow Philip on Twitter: @headism


The talk is taking place on the 30th January 2013 at 6:45pm here at the Courtauld Institute.

As with all our talks, this event is free to attend but with limited places, so take a look at our flyer and RSVP to jane.scarth@courtauld.ac.uk

EWX and Bar & Co Present – The Boat Party!

Here’s the details!
East Wing X and Bar & Co Boat Party

The flyer for the East Wing X and Bar & Co Boat Party – 15.11.12

The EWX and Bar & Co boat party will be on 15th November, with a cocktail reception at the Courtauld from 6pm – 8.30. £5 a ticket for cocktails and the boat party, or a £3 option for just the boat party from 8:30 onwards.

Tickets will be available from the Courtauld, on the door on the night or by email from jasmine.chohan@courtauld.ac.uk

The Bar & Co boat, which can be found at Temple Pier, Victoria Embankment WC2R 2PN has a 150 person capacity so tickets are limited but non-Courtauld guests are also welcome to get a ticket with you!All proceeds go to the continuation of the EWX exhibition at The Courtauld Institute of Art, WC2R 0RN

Hope to see you there! – The EWX Team

Material Insights Talk: Patrick Hughes

Material Insights Talk: Patrick Hughes

We’re pleased to announce the next in the series of our Material Insights artist talks will be with EWX’s Patrick Hughes!

You may already be familiar with Patrick’s eye-bending city scape in the Courtauld café – he’ll be talking about his mastery of perception and relationships between the visual and the verbal.

Patrick will be in conversation on 28th November 2012 at 6pm here at the Courtauld Institute of Art, WC2R 0RN

Entry is free but spaces are limited so do RSVP to jane.scarth@courtauld.ac.uk to book your spot!

EWX Artists: Rosalind Davis

Rosalind’s mixed media pieces blend the urbanity of landscape with the craft of embroidery, paint and print creating a wildly textured and mutli-layered effect of compositional intrigue.


“The stitches and brushstrokes seek to transform and repair the failing of modernity, it is a reparative gesture. The use of it challenges perceptions about what is valuable in society.”

Rosalind Davis in conversation with EWX

Image by Anastasia Taylor-Lind

Philip Levine Discusses His Material Matters…

“When I looked into the mirror I realised I could use my head as a canvas…”

EWX’s Philip Levine displays the dazzling headpiece created out of 1000 swarovski crystals that he showed off as a living sculpture on our opening night. (From The Guardian’s Weekender feature on Philip, found here)


EWX Artists: Simon Edmondson

“The reality of life is the subject of the works of Simon Edmondson. A dual reality: the knowable and the unknowable; or the close and the distant, which are somehow unified in a single personal vision.” (From Simon Edmondson’s press statement)

Saturday Fun!

It’s going to be warm folks, so come on down to Somerset House and enjoy a free tour of EWX! Why not extend your arty Saturday with a casual browse of the Pick Me Up graphics exhibition followed by a chilled glass of wine amongst Fernando Casesempere’s  meadow installation.

Tours of EWX will run from 10:00am – 5:00pm


Daily Serving

A detailed and greatly appreciated review from the review site, Daily Serving. Don’t forget the next Saturday opening of EWX on March 31 – 10:00 – 6:00 (with the last tour at 5:00)

Roll Up, Roll Up!

EWX will be unlocking the collection every last saturday of the month. Opening hours will be from 10:00 – 6:00 and tours will be conducted by our fantastic committee on the hour (the last tour starting at 5pm). Most importantly, the admission is FREE!

To confirm your attendance please email eastwing.collection@courtauld.ac.uk

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