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LSF 2017 – PORTALS FOR ILLUSTRATION
10 Days,

Date: 21 – 30 . September . 2017
Venue: The Archivist, N1 5ET

Free Entry – RSVP
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About

LSF is a live experience highlighting local and international projects from creative individuals and studios. We create the ideal showcasing environment and invite creatives from various backgrounds to bring their ideas to life. Creating an advanced exhibition of illustration, concept and digital art, architecture, sound and moving image. With a primary focus on narrative, process, and information.

LSF is a live experience highlighting local and international projects from creative individuals and studios. We create the ideal showcasing environment and invite creatives from various backgrounds to bring their ideas to life. Creating an advanced exhibition of illustration, concept and digital art, architecture, sound and moving image. With a primary focus on narrative, process, and information.

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About
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Programme
Portals For Illustration

Portals for Illustration is an exhibition revolving around the collection of creative, cultural and visual data from different parts of the world through the internet. All information accumulated will then be curated and transferred to a new environment (our exhibition space) for it to appear, be seen and digested by people. Showcasing narratives, illustration, concept, and digital art, moving image, architecture, and sound.

100% Locally Sourced Products

LSF encourages local enterprises and freelancers to develop products for trade in our curated marketplace. Our fair will showcase and sell 100% locally sourced products to a curious audience of Londoners and tourist. The fair emulates the image and character of East London. New products, new materials, new knowledge, and new trends will be on showcase at this year’s fair in an inspiring and informative way.

Book Tickets
Drawing Blind – Wax & Ink Technique (Book Tickets)
Continuous Line (Book Tickets)
Installation

To symbolize the values of our interactive life drawing workshop. We are curating an exhibition showcasing all drawings created at previous events. These drawings will be showcased to appear interconnected, existing together in a space as one. 300+ portraits created from people meeting and connecting with each other.

Date: 21-30 September
Time: Mon – Fri (8am to 6pm)
Sat & Sun (10am to 5pm)

404 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AA

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Tickets
(September 21)
Day One – Private View
(September 22)
Day Two – Standard Ticket
(September 23)
Day Three – Standard Ticket
(September 24)
Day Four – Standard Ticket

Venue

The Archivist
2-10 Hertford Road
London, N1 5ET

Transport

Train: Overground to Haggerston Station
Buses: 149, 242, 67, 243

Cafe & Restaurant

Proud East – Right Next to Us
Arepa & Co – Directions
TripSpace –  Directions

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Workshops

Expert hosted workshops give people a chance to pick up career skills and dive into new disciplines. Our community events combine drawing and socialising in specially curated environments, for people to engage one another while exploring and challenging their own artistic abilities. Our events create a sense of commonality amongst people by offering a structured yet accommodating format, one that is aimed at everybody, regardless of their skill level or experience.

LSF encourages local enterprises and freelancers to develop products for trade in our curated marketplace. Our fair will showcase and sell 100% locally sourced products to a curious audience of Londoners and tourist. The fair emulates the image and character of East London. New products, new materials, new knowledge, and new trends will be on showcase at this year’s fair in an inspiring and informative way.

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Art & Design Fair
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Festival Programme
Portals for Illustration is an exhibition revolving around the collection of creative, cultural and visual data from different parts of the world through the internet. All information accumulated will then be curated and transferred to a new environment (our exhibition space) for it to appear, be seen and digested by people. Showcasing narratives, illustration, concept, and digital art, moving image, architecture, and sound.

Day 1 (Private View) - Illustration

21 September | 6:30pm – 10:00pm

The launch of London Sketchbook Festival includes an immersive exhibition, intriguing drinks, drawing experiences, live art and beautiful installations by regents canal. We are also bringing together local artists, designers and makers to our exciting venue, come hunt for handcrafted jewellery, art prints, stationery, gifts and unique goods for home and lifestyle!

Free Entry – RSVP

Day 2 - Concept and Digital Art

22 September | 10am – 6:30pm

Free Entry – RSVP

Day 3 - Moving Image

23 September | 10am – 6:30pm

Free Entry – RSVP

Day 4 - Architecture

24 September | 10am – 6:30pm

Free Entry – RSVP

Show 2: 27-30 September 2017 / A showcase of all the visuals created by the public during LSF’s four day exhibition and workshops. The space will also be open for people to draw, meet, drink and socialise.

Collaborative Sketching

21 September | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Participants are invited to collaborate with each other directly, producing a series of drawings composed by the actions of several visitors at the same time. This truly social experience encourages groups of people to interact with the act of sketching in a totally new way; using a series of tablet computers to produce a united, central art piece. This cooperative experience generates excitement and dialogue amongst guests as they decide how best to produce their drawing.

Free Entry – RSVP

Sketchbooks Are Dead

22 September | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

An experience connecting people through sketchbooks, sketching, food, drink and putting all those elements into a beautifully curated space for people to explore. This is great opportunity for people to engage one another while exploring and challenging their own artistic abilities.

Free Entry – RSVP

The Word

23 September | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

This experimental drawing approach dives into the emotions and psyches of participants, using massive projections of provocative words to instigate a sketchbook experience unlike any other. Guests are invited to produce a series of drawings based on a number of different words; without writing or reproducing the word itself. The words are carefully and specifically selected to create a subtle and engaging narrative throughout the event.

Free Entry – RSVP

Provocations

24 September | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Provocations is an experimental exercise in portraiture. By applying a series of creative obstructions to participants drawing process’, we aim to evoke a number of emotional responses. These responses, or provocations, are intended to produce unique and unexpected outcomes. Provocations aims to evolve the pair-drawing experience.

Free Entry – RSVP

Drawing Blind - Wax & Ink Technique

22 Sept | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

This is a expressive drawing technique that enables participants to free form structural and anatomical accuracy, focusing on gesture, line quality and tonal ranges. The workshop includes drawing from memory which improves your perceptive skills.
Book Tickets

Continuous Line

26 Sept | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

This workshop is an expressive drawing exercise that focuses on gesture and proportions. Participants are asked to make a drawing without removing the pen from the paper for the extent of the models poses. This helps make connections between different parts of the anatomy focusing on structure and the outline of the figure.

Book Tickets

Charcoal on Toned Paper

28 Sept | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

This workshop involves using toned paper as a mid-tone and background for figurative drawings. Using the eraser as a drawing tool, the exercise helps strength your tonal understanding by getting Participants to rationalise the range of tones they see into three simple areas; highlights, mid-tones and shadows. The exercise help you grasp the sense of light falling on a object and refines your structure and accuracy when drawing from life.
Book Tickets

Shadow Studies

29 Sept | 7:30pm – 9:00pm

This workshop involves looking carefully at the shadows cast by light on the subject. This exercise helps you learn to rationalise elements of the human form into shapes. Participants learn to draw shadow shapes to better describe a 3-dimensional object. You will also be taught key accents in the figure that are markers to help you improve proportions and scale.
Book Tickets

We are bringing together local artists, designers and makers to our exciting venue for a 10 day showcase/pop-up shop, come hunt for art prints, stationery, handcrafted jewellery, gifts and unique goods for home and lifestyle!
Date: 21 – 30 September 2017
Opening Times: 10am-6pm
Tickets

Venue

The Archivist
2-10 Hertford Road
London, N1 5ET

Transport

Train: Overground to Haggerston Station
Buses: 149, 242, 67, 243

Cafe & Restaurant

Proud East – Right Next to Us
Arepa & Co – Directions
TripSpace –  Directions

©Photograph Chris Dorley-Brown from “The Corners” project.
Photograph by Céline (celine.n1)
Photograph by Marjolein Van De Ven (leininlondon)
Photograph by Maura Brickell
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