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We have moved! Our new website can now be found at WWW.ARTMACABRE.CO.UK
Please follow this link there to find our fresher, easier to use website with all of the latest on what Art Macabre Death Drawing Salons are up to and how to get involved.

This website was in use from 2009 to Jan 2017 and will remain an archive site for Art Macabre over that period.

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Next events coming up…HAPPY NUDE YEAR!

What is coming up next, I hear you say?

All of our upcoming events below. Click on BOOK HERE for more info and details of how to book! Look forward to seeing you at our events.

JAN 2017

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Saturday 21 January, 2-4pm

@ The Book Club, Shoreditch                                          DEATH DRAWING: SANTA MUERTE 

Sketch our skull faced model Lou Lou, depicting the macabre saint Santa Muerte as we kick off the year.

£12 adv, £15 on the door. Book here



Friday 3 February
, Art Macabre will run sessions at two different museum Late events.

FRI 3 FEB – ROBOTS:THE UNCANNY VALLEY @ British Academy’s Love, Sex and Marriage with a Robot Late

Explore robotics and romance, sex and cyborgs, with us at a specially themed event as part of the Late event exploring these future themes. With models Amy Kingsmill and FoxGlove (photo by Damien Frost).

Info and tickets here

 

FRIDAY 3 FEB: WILD ONES @ Wellcome Collection Friday Late Spectacular with Crick Crack Club.

Sketch Frankie Cluney as hairy Mary Magdalene and a wild man folk figure, plus special guests. Explore your wild side, inspired by Charles Freger’s photography and folk tales from around the world.

Info and tickets here

Photo: Frankie Cluney by Jake Spicer


Saturday 4 February, 2-4pm @ The Book Club, Shoreditch

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

1960s anniversary of the classic film and novel themed special. With models Manko and Carla as the leading characters Jennifer and Neely. Trace their fame and fortune and descent into addiction, drugs and depression. Tickets & info here


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Monday 13 February, 7-9pm @ Tower of London

TOWER OF LOVE: ROMANCE IS DEADDrawn at the Tower with Art Macabre Valentines’ special

Join our anti-Valentine sketching special, dedicated to those who died at the Tower in the name of love. Enter the drama and tragedy of the Tudor court, and explore Henry VIII’s doomed love affair with Anne Boleyn. Sketch our costumed models as they pose as the doomed lovers’ ghosts at the very site of Anne’s burial in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.

Guest artist Hybrid Desire.

Tickets £24/£20 concession. Info and tickets on sale here. 


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Saturday 18 February, 1-3pm @ Rooftop Wigwam ‘Skye Halla’ at Queen of Hoxton

GAME OF THRONESMother of Dragons

Drawing Cult and Art Macabre return to explore Game of Thrones inspired stories of romance and tragedy, fantastical costumes and scenes once more! This time in the setting of the rooftop wigwam. Hot cocktails and mead available to drink in this atmospheric venue from the Vikings bar.

£15 adv TICKETS AND INFO HERE

Saturday 18 February, 7-10.30pm

RA LATE: A NEW SOVIET WORLD

Sketch model performers as they demonstrate a series of Constructivist and biomechanic exercises, as developed by Meyerhold and the roots of modern physical theatre.

Part of a wider programme of activities, performances and exhibition at RA Late inspired by Russia.

MARCH 2017

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THURS 16 MARCH, 7-9pm

Emma Hamilton The Attitudes with Art Macabre and Frankie Cluney

@ National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Part of International Women’s Month.

Info and tickets here £15 includes exhibition entry and life drawing salon

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NOVEMBER DATES

We adore Autumn here at Art Macabre. Halloween may be over, but it is always time for deathly drawing and morbid curiousities here at Art Macabre! We embrace the darkness and the gothic side of life…come join us for some atmospheric sketching experiences and macabre mark making as the nights draw in?

Here is where you can find us this month…

VIKINGS: ODIN AND HEL Saturday 5 November, 1-3pm @ Nordic Rooftop Wigwam at Queen of Hoxton, Shoreditch BOOK HERE

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PATHOLOGY COLOURING BOOK LAUNCH with Lozzy Bones and Carla Valentine, Wednesday 9 November, 6-9pm @ Barts Pathology Museum BOOK HERE

DRAWN AT THE TOWER: TALES OF MARTYRS with Lozzy Bones, Wednesday 16 November, 7-9pm @ Tower of London BOOK HERE

EMMA HAMILTON with FRANKIE CLUNEY:  Seduction & Celebrity, Thursday 17 November, 7-10pm @ Royal Maritime Museum Late BOOK HERE

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MIGHTY BOOSH Art Macabre Special, Saturday 19 November, 2-4pm @ The Book Club, Shoreditch BOOK HERE

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MUSEUM OF THE NORMAL @ BARTS PATHOLOGY MUSEUM, 24 November 2016

Drop-in session with Amy Kingsmill and Drew Beckett modelling, as part of a wider event with lots of activities going on. Tickets and info here.

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Photos from Cutty Sark!

We had a brilliant time aboard the Cutty Sark historic ship last month. Photos from the event are now edited and up to view here

 

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OUR BIGGEST EVENT YET… ALL ABOARD FOR ART FUN!
DRAW ABOARD!
ART MACABRE AT CUTTY SARK

SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER, 7PM-10.30PM
@ CUTTY SARK SHIP, Greenwich
Draw aboard the historic ship that is Cutty Sark! An after hours takeover of all four levels of the vessel in Greenwich. Sketch nautical performers and characters aboard with Art Macabre. Get your portrait sketched by artist Jake Spicer. Sing sea shanties with Norfolk Broads Singers. Draw opera singing figurehead Carmen Mon Oxide, posing in front of many other figureheads. Sketch captured mermaid Naomi suspended in rope rigging on the upper deck. Meet the ship’s captain and play drawing games in his parlour. Explore the ship and feel free to dress up in sailor/nautical style!
TICKETS £25 includes a shot of Cutty Sark whiskey and entry to all of the ship
Photos: Carmen Mon Oxide by National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
THE SERIES MAY BE OVER…BUT SKETCH GAME OF THRONES!

DRAWING CULT – NEW EVENT SERIES!
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SAT 16 JULY, 2-4PM  @ The Book Club barArt Macabre presents a new series, in collaboration with Jon Attfield: DRAWING CULT. Exploring cult literature, TV, film, comics and fantasy themes.
YES. WE ARE DOING A GAME OF THRONES THEMED SPECIAL, AT LAST! Illustration thanks to Jon Attfield

TICKETS £12 ADV/ £15 ON THE DAY. BOOK NOW 

OUR MODELS MALIK & TASHA..SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!
FESTIVAL COLLABORATIONS! OUTDOOR SKETCHING!
DRAWN AT DAWN: SHUFFLE FESTIVAL
SUNDAY 10 JULY @ dawn, 4.30am-6.30am
@ TOWER HAMLETS CEMETERY PARK
Draw with Art Macabre through the dawn! A very early bird special, exploring the magical moment of sunrise. Explore and draw light vs dark, day vs night, life vs death. In the natural setting of the cemetery, sketch our deities of the dawn amongst the graves. Then join in a morning yoga or tai chai session, watch Frankenstein, share in breakfast or another of the festival workshops. Book a place when you purchase a festival 24 hour access wristband.
SHUFFLE FESTIVAL 24 HOUR WRISTBANDS and full programme
RUN AWAY TO THE CIRCUS WITH US THIS SUMMER?
RA LATE: SUMMER CIRCUS
SATURDAY 23 JULY @ 7pm-10pm
@ RA LATE, ROYAL ACADEMYAs part of RA Late’s Summer Circus extravaganza with multiple rooms of entertainment, we’ll pay tribute to vintage circus! Create portraits of a unique circus-styled characters, drawing upon the darker side of sideshow entertainments and celebrating circus stars of the past. Sketch contortionist Tommaso Di Vincenzo, clowns FiFi Croissant and Molly Beth-White, and body activist model Harnaam Kaur aka The Bearded Dame. Join our sketching circus!

TICKETS FOR RA LATE HERE – be quick!
Includes entry to the Summer Exhibition
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MAY MUSEUM MACABRE TAKEOVER!

For the merry month of May, we’re going to celebrate the blossoming of new ideas and London’s cultural communities with a series of ART MACABRE MUSEUM TAKEOVERS! 

Explore some of London’s leading museums and galleries after-hours with Art Macabre life drawing salons. A unique way to enjoy temporary exhibitions, looking deeper and closer as you draw both the artwork and artefacts alongside  our Art Macabre living statues and interventions.

DATES AND MORE INFO ABOUT OUR MAY MUSEUM EVENTS…

WEDS 4 MAY – MUSEUM OF LONDON: TATTOO LONDON

Alice Snape Tattoo LondonWe respond to the TATTOO LONDON exhibition, placing beautifully inked life models within the museum’s atrium and invite you to play tattoo artist for the night on a blank human canvas too. Last few tickets remain here.

(photo: model Alice Snape, for Women & Ink magazine, who will pose to be drawn for us)

SAT 14 MAY – ROYAL ACADEMY: RA LATE VENExtravaganzahTIAN MAGIC

We love being part of the RA Late events, where hundreds invade the galleries at night for after-hours exploration of the exhibitions, themed performances and participatory creative shenanigans (and cocktails). The next one is Venetian Carnival themed, so we’ll be featuring the incredible performer VIRGIN XTRAVAGANZAH posing as a saintly Virgin Mary as you’ve never quite seen them. BYZANTIUM LIFE DRAWING with Venetian Renaissance religious imagery with a twist and lots of decadent bling! It sold out super fast, as they tend to do, but for more info on other lates that we’ll be part of see their website. 

Photo: Virgin Xtravaganzah will be our model. Headdress: Hysteria Machine. Model: Virgin Xtravaganzah (c)

 

FRIDAY 20 MAY – SIR JOHN SOANE’S MUSEUM: SARAH LUCAS -POWER OF WOMAN

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We’re excited to be exploring the bold sculptural display by YBA artist Sarah Lucas in collaboration with Sir John Soane’s Museum. If you’ve not been there before, this could be a good first visit but there is so much to see there that you’ll need to go back again to explore the rest of the collection!

In response to Sarah Lucas’ bold exhibition of cast sculptures there, we’ll have model MANKO posing in a series of poses that focus on the Sarah Lucas exhibit three ‘muses’ – plaster casts from life of her female friends – in the stunning yellow Drawing Room. These sculptures offer a gritty, modern and natural twist on Soane’s collection of classical casts, and guests will draw inspiration from these by studying them in-situ. Manko will pose reflecting Lucas’ muses and the power of the female figure.to the artworks and questions raised by the artist.

Sir John Soane Museum is to the historic house, museum and library of distinguished 19th century architect Sir John Soane. At Soane’s request, the house has been left untouched since his death – almost 180 years ago.It’s an intimate, atmospheric place, designed by Soane himself, and filled with his exceptional collection of famous artworks, sculptures, furniture and artefacts.

Tickets are £20 each and available here

SUNDAY 22 Old Woman Giorgione (Giorgio Barbarelli da Castelfranco)MAY – RA FRIENDS WEEK: GIORGIONE’S WOMEN

We’ll be back at the Royal Academy to explore the Age of Giorgione exhibition a second time, for two life drawing event for RA Friends. So if you
are an RA Friend, you can book to come and explore artist’s Giorgione’s portrayal of women with our two models Kitty and Lieve (two different aged yet equally beautiful and distinctive looking women).

Tickets available for RA Friends only £18 here

 

TUESDAY 31 MAY – UCL ART MUSEUM: REVOLUTIONARY DEATHS

To end our month of museums, we’ll collaborate with the small but crammed with arty artefacts UCL Art Museum- our first event there. Capture the spirit of drama of the French Revolution with us. Join us for a unique evening of drawing and history. View the exhibition ‘Revolution under a king’ and draw life models posing in theatrical tableaux. Create your own illustrations from these key moments in history.

Tickets and info via UCL Art Museum here £15

UCL Art Macabre has more than 10,000 prints, drawings, sculptures, paintings, and media works dating from the 1490s to the present day.

We love collaborating with museums and galleries, exploring and responding to their unique and challenging collections. If you know of a special place that you think we should visit, let us know? We still have our dreams set on Natural History Museum one day (all those bones!) but we love discovering new smaller and wonderfully strange little museums too.

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2016

MAY

4 MAY / TATTOO LONDON / Museum of London

7 MAY / PRINTS OF DARKNESS: LINO PRINTING / The Book Club, Shoreditch

14 MAY / RA LATE: VENETIAN MAGIC feat Virgin Xtravaganzah / Royal Academy SOLD OUT

20 MAY / ART MACABRE & SARAH LUCAS / Sir John Soane’s Museum SOLD OUT

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We’ll have pearly skeleton faced queer queens at our event on 21 May

21 MAY / PEARLY KINGS & QUEENS: COCKNEY REBELS / The Book Club, Shoreditch

22 MAY / RA FRIENDS EVENT: Giorgione’s Women / Royal Academy

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HRP (c) Tower of London once had beasts including lions and tigers

24 MAY / DRAWN AT THE TOWER WITH ART MACABRE: ROYAL BEASTS / Tower of London

31 MAY / REVOLUTIONARY DEATHS: French Revolution / UCL Art Museum

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JUNE

4 JUNE /  BOTTICELLI BEAUTIES / The Book Club

7 JUNE / THE DRAWING JUKEBOX / Looking Glass Cocktail Club

13 JUNE / COLOURDROME: ORANGE / Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney

14 JUNE / CAIUS MAY BALL- PRIVATE EVENT

JULY

2 JULY / THE BOOK CLUB, 2-4PM

2 JULY / A CURIOUS INVITATION BALL @ MASONIC TEMPLE. Part of EAST LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

9 JULY / SHUFFLE FESTIVAL: DRAWN AT DAWN  / Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

17 JULY / CITADEL FESTIVAL: DRAWING JUKEBOX / Victoria Park, East London

AUG

4-7 AUG / WILDERNESS FESTIVAL with A Curious Invitation Natural History Tent

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