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Weekender Labs

Performance and collaboration

Photo: Harold Offeh, Hairography, c-print, 2010.
2010 – ongoing

Artsadmin’s Weekender Labs are workshops led by international artists and are open to all practitioners.

Weekender Labs have been put on hold whilst our artist support programme is primarily delivered online due to the pandemic.

The programme aims to facilitate access to artists working across a wide spectrum of approaches to performance and collaboration, and to bring artists together who may not otherwise meet. The workshops are curated and run in a spirit of play and collective experiment – more of a lab than a masterclass –  with the content of each reflecting the lead artist’s own practice while responding  to the interests of the people in the room. As such, they are fluid and unpredictable in form, sparking new work and collaborations.

The programme has featured over 30 labs to date, led by artists including Ron Athey, Mamoru Iriguchi, Harold Offeh, Graeme Miller, Station House Opera and Marcus Coates. Sign up to our opportunities for artists newsletter and we’ll let you know as new dates are announced.

“A unique, honest, inspiring, challenging, unusual event. I left feeling it had given me license to make my own work, stand up for and by my reasons for doing it.”

You Me Bum Bum Train Weekender

Date Title Venue City
26–27 October 2019 Weekender Lab: Ron Athey Toynbee Studios
9–10 March 2019 Weekender Lab: Mamoru Iriguchi Toynbee Studios
24–25 November 2018 Weekender Lab: Light is a Colour Toynbee Studios
3–4 March 2018 Weekender Lab: soft practice Toynbee Studios
10–11 February 2018 Weekender Lab: A HOLE IN THE SHAPE OF SOMETHING Toynbee Studios
14–15 October 2017 Weekender Lab: A Necessary Ecology Toynbee Studios
13–14 May 2017 Weekender: La Ribot Toynbee Studios
12–13 November 2016 Memory Remembered: Lucy Cash Weekender Toynbee Studios
2–3 April 2016 Weekender with Vlatka Horvat: Unstable Spaces Toynbee Studios
27–28 February 2016 Weekender with Harold Offeh: Play it Again Toynbee Studios
24–25 October 2015 Weekender with Andrea Zimmerman - PubliCity: Art, Activism and Social Space Toynbee Studios
7–8 February 2015 Weekender with Joshua Sofaer: Artist as Art Toynbee Studios
6–7 December 2014 Weekender: Dickie Beau Toynbee Studios
25–26 October 2014 Weekender: Fold, Unfold, Refold Toynbee Studios
5–6 July 2014 Weekender: Autobiology Toynbee Studios
15–16 March 2014 Weekender with Marcus Coates: Thank-you For Not Thinking Toynbee Studios
22–23 February 2014 Weekender with Gob Squad Toynbee Studios
18–19 January 2014 Weekender with Lois Weaver: Create and Shape Toynbee Studios
23–24 November 2013 Weekender: How to Scream Your Autobiography Toynbee Studios
6–7 April 2013 Artsadmin Weekenders: Ivana Müller Toynbee Studios
16–17 February 2013 Artsadmin Weekenders: Peter Liversidge Toynbee Studios
Photo: Harold Offeh, Hairography, c-print, 2010.