10TH JUNE / POET SESSIONS: #5 / HOLLY HOPKINS
10TH JUNE / POET SESSIONS: #5 / HOLLY HOPKINS

ARTNAKED invite you to an intimate poetry reading by the brilliant Holly Hopkins, part of a series of monthly events celebrating the most exciting new poets from the Poetry Society’s Young Associates scheme. 

Holly Hopkins lives and works in London. Her debut pamphlet, Soon Every House Will Have One, won the 2014 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2011. Holly is an assistant editor of The Rialto.

 

The heightened reality of Holly Hopkins’ poetry takes the reader into worlds of brilliantly faceted language, worlds in which anything can and does happen.  Enter these poems and emerge changed.

– Jo Shapcott

There isn’t a stale line in this pamphlet. Holly Hopkins is the genuine thing, and this is a ferociously impressive debut.

– Poetry London

 Irresistible in its charms. These are elegant, subtle poems that coalesce seemingly contradictory themes and locales with an easy grace… An assured and powerful debut.

– The Poetry Book Society

Full of imagination and invention, Holly Hopkins’ stylish and confident poems are entertaining, varied and quietly ambitious. There is achievement here and the promise of much more.

– Carol Ann Duffy

www.hollyhopkins.co.uk

 

9th JUNE / ELEPHANT HAVEN / CHARITY ART AUCTION
9th JUNE / ELEPHANT HAVEN / CHARITY ART AUCTION

ARTNAKED are proud to help support the art-auction in aid of Elephant Haven.

This auction is being held by acclaimed photographer Kate Garner and agent Meesh Bryant. All proceeds raised at the auction are being donated to Elephant Haven, a European charity dedicated to the resocialisation and rehabilitation of abused and tortured elephants. (see auction listing)

https://auctions.roseberys.co.uk/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/84/

Works include pieces by-  Russell Young, Kate Garner, Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, Anita Klein, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Kiley Ames, Dave White, Billy Childish, Sir Peter Blake, Quentin Blake, Stella McCartney and other gracious names.

Library Club 9th June 2015. Auction begins 8pm sharp.

Tickets £21.15

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/elephant-haven-auction-tickets-16894634306

Elephant Haven

http://www.elephanthaven.com/en/

 

 

1ST JUNE / DARK CHESS & LIVE MUSIC & COCKTAILS
1ST JUNE / DARK CHESS & LIVE MUSIC & COCKTAILS

We're celebrating the glorious return to Library Club, of
'Dark Chess' with  Purling London : Luxury Chess Sets 
MONDAY 1 JUNE
FROM 6:30PM
RSVP Essential: info@artnaked.co.uk 

Step into summer this week with an added bonus - live music at the club, brought to you by Marsupial and LIBRARY.

“Life is like a game of Chess, changing with each move”
(Chinese proverb)

7TH MAY / LIVE / BARBARELLA & THE ANGELS
7TH MAY / LIVE / BARBARELLA & THE ANGELS

Songstress from Ibiza does Jane Birkin meets The Beach Boys. Live music and performance in one of London's hottest private members clubs.
The only chance to see them before promotion of their inaugural EP.

Featuring pianist Marcin Plaza and guitarist Matthew Hugh and band.

The show was outstanding, with three costume changes, Barbarella's seductive style and elegant show was filmed and photographed by dedicated followers, we look forward to hearing her new release soon.

17TH APRIL / JAZZ LIBRARY LIVE / SHANE'S WAVE
17TH APRIL / JAZZ LIBRARY LIVE / SHANE'S WAVE

For the best in contemporary Jazz and top London talent, ARTNAKED presents the second of its Live Jazz sessions for 2015.

Library, 112 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4BD

Friday 17 April, doors at 7:30pm, jazz from 8:30pm

Shane’s Wave has been the house band at Charlie Wright’s Music Lounge in Hoxton for over a year, hosting its weekly Tuesday night jam session, as well as playing regularly at Soho’s famous Ronnie Scott’s.

The band is led by top drummer Shane Forbes, who will be performing at Library following extensive tours with China Moses and Soweto Kinch.

One of the most sought-after drummers in the UK, Shane has played with some of the most celebrated jazz artists across the country and throughout Europe, including: Jean Toussaint, Billy Jenkins, Claire Martin, Robert Mitchell and Mike Carr. 

CLICK HERE to see the band in action.

14TH APRIL / TALK / NAKED IN THE LIBRARY #1 'SEX'
14TH APRIL / TALK / NAKED IN THE LIBRARY #1 'SEX'

NAKED IN THE LIBRARY: A TALK SHOW FOR PEOPLE WHO HATE TALK SHOWS

Every month, new guests engage in free and stimulating discussion about all those things we can’t bear talking about in public. Hosted by Biz, it takes place under warm spotlights in front of a cosy audience.

For the first instalment, let’s talk about SEX.

Our roster of special speakers – experts on the subject in one way or another – are ready and willing to offer their tuppenceworth.

Our panel:

Cosmo Landesman

Journalist and critic Cosmo Landesman founded The Modern Review and is currently the dating columnist for the Sunday Times. Cosmo has been married (and divorced) twice, and had five proposals turned down but remains upbeat that one day he'll find true love.

Jamie Bartlett

Author of The Dark Net (recently longlisted for the prestigious Orwell Prize), and Director of social media at the think-tank Demos. In researching his book on the internet's "dark side", Jamie spent time with the web's most dangerous and innovative practitioners: hackers and online predators, trolls and pornographers.

Zoe Apostolides

Zoe is the deputy editor of Erotic Review and an occasional book critic. She writes on pop culture, film, cabaret and cars, and also works as a sub-editor at the FT.

26TH MARCH / "DYLAN THOMAS AND THE BOHEMIANS" / IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF TOWNS
26TH MARCH / "DYLAN THOMAS AND THE BOHEMIANS" / IN CONVERSATION WITH JEFF TOWNS

ARTNAKED presents a special evening dedicated to the celebrated Welsh poet and writer,  Dylan Thomas. 

Following recent centenary celebrations, we are delighted to exhibit in our beautiful Reading Room a rare collection of archival photographs by Nora Summers, responsible for some of the iconic images of Wales' most famous bard. A talented painter and photographer who revelled in documenting the picturesque, communal Arcadia she constructed and inhabited, her relationships with Thomas and, more predominantly, his wife, Caitlin Macnamara, birthed creativity and strife in equal measure. 

The inmost details of Nora’s life, bucolic and populated by bohemians, eccentrics and mavericks, have remained largely unknown until their recent publication in the book Dylan Thomas and the Bohemians: The Photographs of Nora Summers. The book, published by Parthian Press, was co-edited by Jeff Towns, one of the world’s leading Dylan Thomas experts known simply as ‘The Dylan Thomas Guy’, alongside Gabriel Summers, Nora’s grandson, and his wife Leonie.

For this very special occasion, we are honoured to have all three co-editors present, to uncover some of the most fascinating insights, revealing the reality behind the photographs.

25th MARCH / POET SESSIONS: #4 / KAYO CHINGONYI
25th MARCH / POET SESSIONS: #4 / KAYO CHINGONYI

ARTNAKED invite you to an intimate poetry reading by the brilliant Kayo Chingonyi, part of a series of monthly events celebrating the most exciting new poets from the Poetry Society’s Young Associates scheme.

Kayo Chingonyi was born in Zambia in 1987, moving to the UK in 1993. His poems have been published in a range of magazines and anthologies and in a debut pamphlet entitled Some Bright Elegance (Salt Publishing, 2012). In 2013 he was awarded a writing residency at Cove Park (Scotland) as well as the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. He is a fellow of the Complete Works programme and has been invited to give readings and performances across the UK and further afield in Mexico, Abu Dhabi, and South Africa. He is currently working on a new book entitled Kumukanda. Kayo began his career in the Poetry Society’s Rise Slam Championships (now SLAMbassadors UK).

The beautiful reading room holds a maximum 35 so be sure to get in there for a unique and up-close evening with a brilliant new talent.

20TH FEBRUARY - 19TH MARCH / PHILIP COLBERT / ARTWORKS & INSTALLATION
20TH FEBRUARY - 19TH MARCH / PHILIP COLBERT / ARTWORKS & INSTALLATION

ARTNAKED & GAZELLI ART HOUSE PRESENT

NEW ARTWORKS BY PHILIP COLBERT 

ON DISPLAY AT LIBRARY FOR ONE MONTH 

FOR DETAILS, IMAGES AND SALES ENQUIRIES EMAIL: INFO@ARTNAKED.CO.UK

 

To coincide with London Fashion Week, fashion designer Philip Colbert will present a selection of seven new 2D works at Library.

In this bold new series of work, Colbert continues his dialogue with Pop Art, reimagining his approach to image making by using paint, needlework and sequins.

Colbert’s strong use of colour and abstraction of iconic imagery place his work within a dialogue with contemporary artists. Like his Pop Art predecessors, he employs aspects of mass culture and removes them from their context to create a provocative, satirical language of his own. Colbert conceives the 1950s American kitchen aesthetic as the foundation of ‘Pop’ and layers it with his own playful response to icons and symbols associated with fine art, such as meat imagery, prominent in the work of Soutine and Bacon. In doing so, he creates a dialogue

with established ideas and works of the past. He ironically pastiches this imagery, playing on the notion that their repetition and overuse over the years have rendered them symbols of popular culture.

Known for his outlandish designs adored by Lady Gaga and Cara Delevingne, Colbert promotes the concept of ‘wearable art’, a synthesis of fashion and art that is explored in his first gallery show at Gazelli Art House, London in September 2014.

ABOUT PHILIP COLBERT

Philip Colbert is a Pop artist based in London. He is the creator of the Pop Fashion/Art brand The Rodnik Band.  The Rodnik Band label is presented as a pop band rather than a traditional fashion label. The collection is a unique amalgamation of music, art and fashion which combines three closely associated genres to create a unique fashion concept.

Colbert’s adventure in fashion began by setting up the Rodnik label selling Russian scarves. The name Rodnik came from a shop founded in 1904 in Moscow. Collections formed through adventures and the true Rodnik Style was born. Colbert went on to form The Rodnik Band label, a unique mix of fashion music and art.

 

ABOUT GAZELLI ART HOUSE

Contemporary art gallery Gazelli Art House supports and presents a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and critically acclaimed program of exhibitions to a diverse audience through international exhibition spaces in London and Baku. Gazelli Art House was founded in 2003 in Baku, Azerbaijan where it held exhibitions with Azeri artists. After hosting conceptually interlinked off-site exhibitions across London, founder and Director of Gazelli Art House, Mila Askarova, opened a permanent space on Dover Street, London in March 2012.

20TH FEBRUARY / LIBRARY LIVE / PAUL JONES QUARTET /
20TH FEBRUARY / LIBRARY LIVE / PAUL JONES QUARTET /

"First class sitting down jazz for forward thinking ears." 

Midwest Review

ARTNAKED is pleased to present a sensational evening of jazz collaboration from the London and New York music scenes…

Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Short History’, Paul Jones will be performing at Library for one night only before heading back Stateside. 

Sax - Paul Jones

Bass - Tim Thornton 

Piano - Rick Simpson 

Drums - Euan Palmer

Jones, one of the foremost saxophonists of the New York jazz scene, has performed internationally and recorded with the key jazz musicians on the circuit. Uniting both sides of the Atlantic, Paul will be playing this month alongside the UK’s very own finest: Tim Thornton on bass, Rick Simpson on piano and Chris Draper playing the drums.

"Short History manages to do what all strong debut releases should: it captures the musicality, passion and promise of a talented artist at the dawn of his career."  

Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

"Sax man Jones is tackling the Big Apple jazz scene with a ferocity and ubiquity that brands him as the young lion on the march that he is...."  

19TH FEBRUARY / PHILIP COLBERT & LONDON FASHION WEEK / POP GOES THE CATWALK...
19TH FEBRUARY / PHILIP COLBERT & LONDON FASHION WEEK / POP GOES THE CATWALK...

ARTNAKED & Gazelli Art House Present:

PHILIP COLBERT & LONDON FASHION WEEK : POP GOES THE CATWALK...

Opening Party Extravaganza @ Library!!!

Philip Colbert is a Pop artist based in London. He is the creator of the Pop Fashion/Art brand The Rodnik Band.  The Rodnik Band label is presented as a pop band rather than a traditional fashion label. The collection is a unique amalgamation of music, art and fashion which combines three closely associated genres to create a unique fashion concept.

Colbert’s adventure in fashion began by setting up the Rodnik label selling Russian scarves. The name Rodnik came from a shop founded in 1904 in Moscow. Collections formed through adventures and the true Rodnik Style was born. Colbert went on to form The Rodnik Band label, a unique mix of fashion music and art.

 

GAZELLI ART HOUSE

Contemporary art gallery Gazelli Art House supports and presents a wide range of international artists, presenting a broad and critically acclaimed program of exhibitions to a diverse audience through international exhibition spaces in London and Baku. Gazelli Art House was founded in 2003 in Baku, Azerbaijan where it held exhibitions with Azeri artists. After hosting conceptually interlinked off-site exhibitions across London, founder and Director of Gazelli Art House, Mila Askarova, opened a permanent space on Dover Street, London in March 2012.

18TH FEBRUARY / EWA WILCZYNSKI - THROES / AFTERPARTY
18TH FEBRUARY / EWA WILCZYNSKI - THROES / AFTERPARTY

@ LIBRARY CLUB

VIP PARTY TO CELEBRATE

EWA WILCZYNSKI IN DEBUT SOLO SHOW

FEBRUARY 18TH, THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS

'The Marilyn Monroe of the art world' Avenir Magazine 

Congratulations to ARTNAKED championed artist Ewa Wilczynski, who showcases a collection of new work at the Royal Academy of Arts this February. 

THROESEwa’s muchanticipated debut solo show, will take place in the RA’s Senate Rooms, and includes many of her large-scale paintings, drawing the audience into surreal, dreamlike landscapes, where fragments of life – faces and hands – dominate the canvas.

The 
London born 
artist, graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Académie des BeauxArts in Paris, has been heralded as "future
 one to watch"
 by the Federation of British Artists. She has been shot by Rankin and counts Lulu Guinness and Zandra Rhodes amongst her supporters. David LaChapelle and Adam Ant have praised her unique style and both own pieces of her work.

Considered muse to many in the worlds of fashion, film and photography, Wilczynski has been shot by the likes of Paulina Surys andAshkan Sahihi and took the lead role in Dennis Da Silva's short film 'Apophonista?!', which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Shehas recently appeared in i-D magazineDiversity in Fashion Campaign and as Lulu girl for Lulu Guinness.

Described by polymath Raymond Tallis as achingly beautiful her work explores suggestive dichotomies, particularly in human nature and metaphysics.

Inot really too interested in absolutes, complete definitions or painting about something. The space inbetween is
 what intrigues me. 

Ewa Wilczynski

10TH FEBRUARY / THE GAMES WE PLAY @ LIBRARY CLUB
10TH FEBRUARY / THE GAMES WE PLAY @ LIBRARY CLUB

SAME GAME - NEW RULES

WITH BANANA POOL & THE DARK ARTS OF CHESS
presented by 
ARTNAKED & PURLING LONDON @ LIBRARY CLUB

Play on Library's recent acquisition by Cléon Daniel.
The banana pool table is a fully playable, made to commission piece measuring 8.5ft x 4.5ft.

"C'est une partie d'échecs Pierre, et je dois rester la reine".
(Anonymous)


Tuesday 10th February 2015
6.30pm - 10.30pm + (closes midnight)
Library Club, 112 St Martins Lane
 


“A bad day of Chess is better than any good day at work”
(Anonymous)
Drinks served as usual by the incredible mixologists at the Library Library Members Club bar. 

AND REMEMBER...
“One doesn’t have to play well, it’s
enough to play better than your opponent”
(Siegbert Tarrasch)

Over the past six months, ARTNAKED and Purling London have held events together for the best the bright and the beautiful. Once again we're pleased to invite you to play at our tables at Library Club.

Purling will be bringing boards from their 'Dark Chess' and Art Chess collections. 
See Purling on the BBC this week, featuring on Dragons' Den...

 

4TH FEBRUARY / ESCAPE TO AN EVENING OF TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEYS
4TH FEBRUARY / ESCAPE TO AN EVENING OF TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEYS

An evening created to encourage a sense of adventure and philanthropy and inspire new ways of thinking about your life and career.

Hosted by Inspired Escapes and ARTNAKED, in partnership with Psychologies magazine, at private members club Library in Covent Garden - with proceeds donated to charity partner ETC (Educating the Children)

The event will include a host of inspiring speakers, sharing their transformative journeys and how travel can truly change lives. The evening will also include a luxury dark chocolate tasting by Cocoa Hernando.

SPEAKERS

Suzy Greaves

Host of the evening Suzy Greaves, Chief Editor of Psychologies Magazine, will share her insight into the growing phenomena of transformative travel 

https://psychologies.co.uk

 

Sonal Kadchha

City Professional and co-founder of charity ETC, explains how an adventure in Africa changed her life and the lives of women throughout the Maasai tribe forever 

http://www.etceducation.org

 

Afzaal Mauthoor

Inspired Escapes Co-Founder, reveals how traveling to far flung bucket list destinations offers you the ability to discover more about yourself, your strengths, and your desires. 

http://www.inspiredchallenge.com

 

 

21ST JANUARY / POET SESSIONS: #3 / AISLING FAHEY
21ST JANUARY / POET SESSIONS: #3 / AISLING FAHEY

ARTNAKED host an intimate poetry reading by exciting new talent Aisling Fahey, part of a series of monthly events celebrating the most exciting new poets from the Poetry Society’s Young Associates scheme. 

Aisling Fahey is currently the Young Poet Laureate of London and has been writing and performing her poetry since the age of 13. She has performed in various locations across England and America, including the Barbican, the Houses of Parliament and Glastonbury. 

Aisling has previously won the London Teenage Senior Slam and SLAMbassadors UK, run in association with the Poetry Society. 

She is a member of the Burn After Reading collective and Barbican Young Poets.

30TH DECEMBER - 2ND JANUARY / TÓN-LIST/SOUND-ART / ICELAND
30TH DECEMBER - 2ND JANUARY / TÓN-LIST/SOUND-ART / ICELAND

 

What a Waste of Mascara

In collaboration with ARTNAKED 

With FÍH Music Academy and Morning Mania Mania Management

 

FÍH, Rauðagerði 27, Reykjavík, Iceland

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ARTNAKED art very proud to help support and co-curate this first conceptual art installation  from our very own, ARTNAKED associate and brilliant Music Manager - 

Valdis Thorkelsdottir

It will be the first outing of this Sound Art Concept. Happening in Iceland over this New Year, we are looking forward to bringing the programme to the UK for 2015!

Congratulations also to artist Sigurrós Eiðsdóttir, a young Goldsmiths Fine Artist whose works will be exhibited in triplicate throughout the exhibition spaces.

We look forward to an immersive Sound and Art show to intrigue the curious this New Year

4th December / Library / Wax Live
4th December / Library / Wax Live

"Wax Live" is an immersive event and private view of work by artist Vasilisa Forbes, discussing the sexuality of feminism in contemporary art and culture. The series that will be on show across London soon is exposed for the first time here at Library.
 
In conjunction with Annïn Arts, "Wax" is a new body of artwork by a growing figure in London’s young contemporary scene. Glancing at the role of the modern woman and modern feminism in contemporary society. Hyper-sexualised and experimental, "Wax" binds the worlds of advertising with visual art, photography, film and performance within an immersive experience.

8th December / Library / Dark Chess Club #5, When Art Meets Chess
8th December / Library / Dark Chess Club #5, When Art Meets Chess

If you've been keeping up with our chess soirées at Library this year, you may or may not (depending on time spent at the chess board versus the cocktail mixologist's table) be feeling ready to prove your skills.

This Christmas season, we are gathering to celebrate and play on the hottest tables in town. ARTNAKED are hosting a party for the most discerning, glamorous and adventurous players of the game - in one of the coolest private venues in London.  

Over the past few months, Purling London have held events for an ever-growing fan base. As we welcome the festive season, we're please to invite you to play again. Purling London will be showcasing a whole raft of unique, exquisite chess sets created by its artists and designers, including the 'Art Chess' and 'Dark Chess' collections. 

The Library Club are once again opening their doors to this exclusive event, providing a beautiful backdrop and the finest cocktails for our amusement. 

The club will be hung with art provided from some of the most interesting new artists in London, courtesy of ARTNAKED and associates.

DJ Lazy Hustler and Morning Mania Management will create the perfect sound setting late into the evening.

 For those who have missed out on the last few chess events at Library, here's a glimpse of what's in store...

11th November / Library / Dark Chess Club #4
11th November / Library / Dark Chess Club #4

PURLING LONDON & ARTNAKED // DARK CHESS CLUB

Our Library Dark Chess events are becoming a legendary social occasion and epic games are played out in a glorious setting.

An informal evening of chess in the main bar of this exclusive private members club in the heart of Covent Garden. Hosted by Simon Purkis of luxury chess brand PURLING LONDON and the ARTNAKED team. Come for a jovial drink and play and enjoy speed chess, informal and friendly games. Including special 'Dark Chess' sets.

 

LIMITED CAPACITY

 

Open to enthusiasts and club membes for this monthly event.

30th OCTOBER / MEMORIES OF MERMAIDS / STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE
30th OCTOBER / MEMORIES OF MERMAIDS / STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE

Award-winning performer and director Kerri McLean returns to the stage in this vibrant and darkly comic one woman show, bringing the ancient character of the mermaid into modern day life for a fresh and funny contemporary twist.

Rosa Lee is part of The Thames Mudlarks, a homeless community on the banks of The River Thames. The wayward group patiently keep watch in the hope that on the night of the full moon they will see the infamous mermaid appear; and that with her arrival their wishes be granted. However, when 12-year old school girl Marika goes missing, difficult questions are asked and folklore explored to uncover the answers to her mysterious disappearance. The magical idea of the mermaid presents a dark underside that paints a grim and complex reality.

McLean takes you on a metaphorical journey for 2014's Black History Month to explore her mixed race heritage in a thrilling performance that is interwoven with themes of belonging, identity and loss. Harnessing the Mermaid character though Caribbean and western folklore, McLean fuses intimate and original storytelling, projections, audio-visuals and music for an enchanting encounter for all ages. 

Kerri McLean is a fresh director/performer from the UK working within screen, stage and sound (BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and a range theatres), most recently she directed the Snakes and Ladders 2014 tour which starred Cathy Tyson. Last summer she won the 'Overall Excellence Award' at The New York International Fringe Festival 2013 for the play 'Kemble's Riot' which she directed and produced. McLean has spent the summer researching and developing Memories of Mermaids as an artist-in-residence at The Bernie Grants Arts Centre. As part of her research McLean has engaged with intergenerational inner-city communities in Brooklyn, New York and Tottenham in London, to research remembered accounts of storytelling and folklore and there relevance today.

 

Memories of Mermaids Previews are supported by Rolemop Arts, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and Arts Council England. The show was originally developed through The Aldeburgh Festival in 2012, Brighton Black History Month and The Dome Studio in October 2012. Co--produced- McLean & Rolemop, Written & Performed-Kerri McLean, Video & Projectionist -Alex Buckley, Light Films-Augustin Cross, Sound - McLean.

16th October / Library / Autumnal Art Soirée
16th October / Library / Autumnal Art Soirée

As we celebrate the peak of the London art calendar, join us for an exclusive evening of art, music, bespoke cocktails & joviality set against a new installation of exciting artists’ work. Be among the first to see fine art from some of London’s hottest young creatives alongside established artist's work as presented by ARTNAKED.


With DJ Lazy Hustler and DJ Marley D on the decks late into the night.

16th October / Library / Dirty Laundry
16th October / Library / Dirty Laundry

Co-curated with artists MC Llamas and Michal Cole, a temporary installation of young emerging artists weaves its way throughout Library.
 
Dealing with the notion of confessions ‘Dirty Laundry’ artists have been challenged to produce artwork that deals with their own personal and intimate experiences, unshared feelings, moments of wakening and secret thoughts.

Running through the club alongside Library’s latest collection, the exhibition will give an insight into subjects otherwise not shared in public – visually expressed on paper, literally exposing the artists’ ‘dirty laundry’ to their viewers.

Artists: Beatrice Brown, Michal Cole, Jules Cottes, MC Llamas, Ann Mackowski, Sean Mortimore, Christopher Stead, Bran Symondson.

14th October / Library / Unabridged, Footnote: And, Not, Or
14th October / Library / Unabridged, Footnote: And, Not, Or

To coincide with ‘Frieze Week’ in London, ARTNAKED have assembled an exciting exhibition of artworks for our celebration of creative talent. Do not miss the chance to see what rising stars are on the horizon in this key collection, uniquely gathered at Library.


ARTNAKED’s Andrew Hancock and Tani Burns have hand-picked a fresh collection of artworks, which are newly installed around the club house. You will find pieces from artists that you may know and those which you will no doubt be seeing more of in future.  

Artists currently exhibited at Library are: Emmanuel Barcilon, Bartholomew Beal, Nicky Carvell, Michal Cole, Alex Fowler, Andrew Hancock, Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn, Ben Gooding, Alison Jackson, Tobias Klein, Chris Levine, Cesare Lucchini, Ann Mackowski, Jessie Mackinson, James Page, Claire Pestaille, Jenny Smith, Nadine Talalla, Jack Tanner, Martin Tang, Jacky Tsai, Eleanor Watson, Alex Wood.

Artworks may be available to purchase so please enquire.

8th October / Library / Dark Chess Club #3, Chess & Whiskey
8th October / Library / Dark Chess Club #3, Chess & Whiskey

PURLING LONDON & ARTNAKED // DARK CHESS CLUB

Our Library Dark Chess events are becoming a legendary social occasion and epic games are played out in a glorious setting.

 Your are invited this month, not only to enjoy the engrossing “Dark Chess” games with beautiful people, but also enjoy the exclusive whiskey from our sponsor….

Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the floral and fruity notes of the

Balblair Vintage 2003, a Highland Single Malt Scotch, released exclusively in Vintages. Each whisky is hand selected by Distillery Manager John MacDonald and only released when at the peak of perfection – a delicious dram to accompany a relaxing game of chess.

An informal evening of chess on the mezzanine of this exclusive private members club in the heart of Covent Garden. Hosted by Simon Purkis of luxury chess brand PURLING LONDON. Come for a jovial drink and play and enjoy speed chess, informal and friendly games. Including special 'Dark Chess' sets.

 If that's not enough, we have another treat for you yet! 

1st October / Library / Poetry Sessions #2 John Clegg and Rachel Long
1st October / Library / Poetry Sessions #2 John Clegg and Rachel Long

Celebrate National Poetry Day this year (2 October) and join ARTNAKED and dynamic indie publisher the Emma Press for an evening of poetry themed around 'remembering'. John Clegg and Rachel Long, both rising stars of the London poetry scene, will read poems on the subject of remembering, including poems from the new anthology 'Homesickness and Exile' and John Clegg's exuberant ragbag of shaky memories, 'Captain Love and the Five Joaquins'.

OCTOBER / GALLERY K35 – MOSCOW / ART LOFT
OCTOBER / GALLERY K35 – MOSCOW / ART LOFT

Great to see ARTNAKED’s very own Artist Andrew Hancock’s artworks showing at a new show “ART LOFT” at Gallery K35, Moscow this month!

http://www.k35artgallery.com/about

 

16th September / Library / ETCeducation
16th September / Library / ETCeducation

ART NAKED are proud to be supporting ETCeducation at the fine new premises of Librarylondon.

We look forward to a great evening of comedy in the new private members club next week. We all hope the evening will be a success in raising increasing support and awareness for this fine cause.

For those of you who have not yet visited Library, situated in the heart of London's West End, we warmly look forward to welcoming you for the event.

 

http://www.cityphilanthropy.org.uk/events/laughter-over-literature-comedian-ava-vidal-aid-etc

10th September / Library / Poet Sessions #1
10th September / Library / Poet Sessions #1

ART NAKED and LIBRARY invite you to an intimate poetry reading by Martha Sprackland, the first of a series of monthly events celebrating the most exciting new poets from the Poetry Society’s Young Associates scheme. Twice named Foyle Young Poet of the Year, recipient of an Eric Gregory and now working in the heart of literary London at Faber & Faber, Martha is known for bringing her keen eye and whimsical touch to everyday subjects. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Review,the Quietus, Magma and the Salt Book of Younger Poets, amongst others. Capacity limited.

9th September / Library / Dark Chess Club #2
9th September / Library / Dark Chess Club #2

PURLING LONDON & ARTNAKED // DARK CHESS CLUB

After the success of last month’s first gathering at Library Club, this month we bring you DARK CHESS!!!

An informal evening of chess on the mezzanine of this exclusive private members club in the heart of Covent Garden.

Hosted by Simon Purkis of luxury chess brand PURLING LONDON. Come for a jovial drink and play and enjoy speed chess, informal and friendly games. Including special 'Dark Chess' sets.

Open to enthusiasts and club membes for this monthly event.

28th August / Library / Art Naked After Party Social #1
28th August / Library / Art Naked After Party Social #1

Our first ARTNAKED After-Party Social @ Librarylondon

 

Handmade sushi canapés generously provided by Mr. Geoff Leong & Hi Sushi Covent Garden

19th August / Library / Chess Club
19th August / Library / Chess Club

ART NAKED and LIBRARY invite you to an informal evening of chess on the mezzanine hosted by Simon Purkis of luxury chess brand PURLING LONDON. Come for a jovial drink and play and enjoy speed chess, informal and friendly games. Including special 'Dark Chess' sets.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you haven't already, please RSVP with me here.

9th July / "PUFF" AN NEW ELIZABETHAN SATIRE BY JOHN AGARD
9th July / "PUFF" AN NEW ELIZABETHAN SATIRE BY JOHN AGARD

ARTNAKED proudly presented the last performance of the 2014 tour.

A new play by John Agard, winner of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry 2013. A satirical re-imagining of the tobacco-fuelled flirtations of Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Ralegh, with live Elizabethan music. 

PUFF

Written by John Agard

Directed by Mark C. Hewitt

Performed by Leann O'Kasi as Elizabeth

& Christopher Paddon as Sir Walter Ralegh

with live Elizabethan music

Supported by the Arts Council England, the Lottery Fund & East Sussex Arts Partnership

25th June / Library / Summer Opening Party
25th June / Library / Summer Opening Party

Grand Opening Of LIBRARY

 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Alistair Guy attends the grand opening of LIBRARY on June 25, 2014 in London, England. Pic Credit: Dave Benett 2014 Dave Benett

30th April / Library / How The Light Gets In
30th April / Library / How The Light Gets In

Hosted the London pre-festival launch party for #HTLGI14 #HowTheLightGetsIn festival of Philosophy and Music @ #Library Club on ST. Martin’s Lane, #CoventGarden, London.

#ARTNAKED created an amazing exhibition for the occasion in-house. Including a selection of original art works by your’s truly.

Fantastic guests on the night, great hospitality and music and lots of fun!

19th March / Library / Art Naked & Hanmi Gallery
19th March / Library / Art Naked & Hanmi Gallery

ART NAKED would like to thank Hanmi Gallery and the South Korean artist #ShinKiwoun for a hot display in, then as yet unopened Library Private Members Club in the heart of Covent Garden, London.

"ART NAKED in anticipation of the revolving series of exhibitions that will be brought to #LibraryLondon show the videowork "Desire has no History_Chess" by Shin Kiwoun, which accompanies the private event during the evening of 19 March.

New media artist, Shin Kiwoun’s works explore and intersect notions of time, existence, reality and illusion. Shin’s works concern themselves primarily with questioning our own interpretations of these terms. In this series of videoworks, the artist grinds down desirable commodities and even monetary currency to dust, a process that simultaneously terminates their economic value and levels all objects to an equal status.

 Shin Kiwoun was awarded the JoongAng Fine Art Prize (2007) and selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Prize (2010). His work has been exhibited worldwide including at the Liverpool Biennale (UK), ZKM (Germany), Marugame Genichiro Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan), and the 5th Seoul International Media Art Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art (Korea). Shin’s works are held in international collections including Korea National Film Archive (Korea) and Obayashi Collection (Japan)."