American artist Kara Walker fills the Camden Arts Centre galleries with the process of her art in her first major solo exhibition in the UK. Intimate watercolours, large scale graphite drawings, printed text works and film installations are added to by a new cut paper piece which will be produced on-site. Walker's art is layered with images that reference history, literature, culture, and the darker aspects of human behaviour.
The Camden Arts Centre has become a prime location for top class arts exhibitions thanks to a radical renovation in 2007. The design, by Tony Fretton Architects, created a modern, light and spacious venue while retaining many original features such as the entrance arches, terrazzo flooring and tall, stone dressed windows. More about Camden Arts Centre
Plan the perfect year in the capital with our pick of the best events in London 2016. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.
Mind Sports Olympiad London > Events > Sporting Events Dates: 21st to 29th August 2016 JW3, Finchley Road, Bloomsbury, London NW3 |
1 minute from Kara Walker The Mind Sports Olympiad returns this August, giving participants the chance to prove their mental skills and mind capabilities. Originally launched in 1997, the festival was ...More
JW3 London > Entertainment > Arts Centres Finchley Road, NW3 |
1 minute from Kara Walker JW3 is a Jewish arts, culture and community centre with a kosher restaurant, cafe and bar overlooking Finchley Road in northwest London. Opened in 2013, and ...More
The best museums, galleries, attractions near Kara Walker
Camden Arts Centre London > Attractions > Art Galleries Arkwright Road, NW3 |
Same location as Kara Walker The Camden Arts Centre has become a prime location for top class arts exhibitions thanks to a radical renovation in 2007. The design, by Tony Fretton ...More
Freud Museum London > Attractions > Museums 20 Maresfield Gardens, NW3 |
6 minutes from Kara Walker Sigmund Freud's family home in Hampstead has been turned into a fascinating museum which features the psychoanalytic couch on which
Freud's patients would recline while being treated ...More
Art 4 Fun London > Shopping > Art and Design 172 West End Lane, NW6 |
7 minutes from Kara Walker Fantastic art shop that lets you sit in there all day playing with their stuff. You can make full blown paintings or fire your own pottery ...More
Pizza Express London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants 227 Finchley Road, NW3 |
6 minutes from Kara Walker Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ...More
Tang Long London > Leisure > Martial Arts 17 Rosemont Road, NW3 |
3 minutes from Kara Walker Located in North West London, Tang Long is a martial arts school run by Shaolin Master Shifu Heng Wei. The school has been running for more ...More
The Holly Bush London > Nightlife > Pubs 22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, NW3 |
9 minutes from Kara Walker The Holly Bush is the quintessential London pub. Built in 1643 it has changed little over the centuries. Hidden in the attractive back alleys of ...More
The Flask London > Nightlife > Pubs 14 Flask Walk, NW3 |
9 minutes from Kara Walker The historic Flask pub in Hampstead used to be called the Thatched House at the beginning of the 18th century when Hampstead was a rural village ...More
The Wells Tavern London > Nightlife > Pubs 30 Well Walk, NW3 |
13 minutes from Kara Walker Take an elegant, Georgian building on a side street in Hampstead - a sauntering five minutes walk away from the heath - add a chilled-out pub ...More
Quality Hotel Hampstead London > Business > Venue Hire 5 Frognal, Finchley, NW3 |
3 minutes from Kara Walker This homely hotel feels at ease in this attractive area of South Hampstead with plenty of restaurants and bars close by. The friendly, helpful staff complement ...More
Talk: Duro Olowu And Lynette Yiadom-Boakye event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings PRICING£5, mems/concs £4 DATESWednesday 7th September 2016 - 7pm-8pm VENUECamden Arts Centre The pair discusses different ways of making.
Talk: Duro Olowu Dr Nicholas Cullinan And Neil Kenlock event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings PRICING£5, concs/mems £4 DATESSaturday 10th September 2016 - 3pm-4pm VENUECamden Arts Centre The group discuss Kenlock's approach to photography.
Summer TakeoverSummer TakeoverArtist-led activities throughout the afternoon.2016-09-11T14:00:00+01002016-09-11T00:00:00+0100
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Summer Takeover event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICINGFree DATESSunday 11th September 2016 - 2pm-4.30pm VENUECamden Arts Centre Artist-led activities throughout the afternoon.
Music: Shabaka HutchingsMusic: Shabaka HutchingsThe saxophonist and composer welcomes other musicians to contribute to an evening of live music in the Artists' Studio and discusses his music-making processes.2016-09-14T19:00:00+01002016-09-14T00:00:00+0100
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Music: Shabaka Hutchings event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Guitar PRICING£5, concs/mems £4 DATESWednesday 14th September 2016 - 7pm-9pm VENUECamden Arts Centre The saxophonist and composer welcomes other musicians to contribute to an evening of live music in the Artists' Studio and discusses his music-making processes.
Panel Discussion: Opacity, Not Obscurity: Moving Difference Beyond Categorisation event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings PRICING£7, concs/mems £5 DATESSaturday 17th September 2016 - 3pm-5pm VENUECamden Arts Centre Representations of 'otherness' in portraiture and film in Britain.
Exhibition Tour: Jenni LomaxExhibition Tour: Jenni LomaxA guided tour of Making & Unmaking.2016-09-18T14:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100
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Exhibition Tour: Jenni Lomax event > Tours | PRICINGFree DATESSunday 18th September 2016 - 2pm-4.30pm VENUECamden Arts Centre A guided tour of Making & Unmaking.