Tuesday, December 12, 2006

My Territory - A Video DJ Workshop

A Mobile Phone Video Workshop by Vital Regeneration for The Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery has commissioned Vital Regeneration to run three mobile phone video making projects with groups of young people between the ages of 13-19 in Lambeth between January and March 2007.

Capitalising on the new video shooting and editing capability of the latest generation of mobile phones the project will introduce young people to filmmaking. They will be creating short films in tribute to local places through character acting, song, dance and original music. Inspiration will come from the places where they go to meet, have fun, think, or watch the world go by.

Each young person will think around their relationship to their area & then write, direct and edit a short 'advert' using themselves and their friends. Each workshop will create 5-8 films between 1 - 10 minutes long, which the young people can then share using Bluetooth. The energy, originality and authenticity of the films along with the FreqOUT!, Hayward Gallery and mobile phone brands will be quickly distributed to a wider community through viral marketing.

The workshops will be lead by experienced educator and mobile phone video artist Melissa Bliss whose 1minute film e-state made in with young people on a housing estate in Hackney won the 2005 Big Issue One Minute Video prize. Melissa's work can currently be seen in New York as part of the 'Peter Stuyvesant's Ghost' Civic Art project (http://cityinasoundwalk.org/psg/index.php).

Monday, December 04, 2006

We want your shorts!

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE DIGITISED - Call for films from south London filmmakers

Following the Hayward Gallery's exhibition How to Improve the World , February's Beautiful South programme at BFI Southbank will take a look at how much of a revolution the digital revolution has been. Send us your films which deal with the theme of revolution, digital or otherwise, and ideas that have changed the world - and be as creative in your interpretation as you like.

All films must be received by January 22nd - and submissions must be on DVD (mpeg), DV, or 16mm only. Preference will be given to films which reflect the current theme. Successful applicants will be notified by January 31st.

Please submit your short films (up to 15 minutes in length) to:
Beautiful South
c/o Paul Green
Hayward Gallery
Belvedere Road

For more information about this screening and networking event please e-mail

Beautiful South is a new, quarterly, film night and networking event organised by BFI Southbank, Hayward Gallery, Live Magazine and Moving South.com to screen short films by emergent filmmakers and new talent in the boroughs of Lambeth, Southward, Lewisham and Greenwich. The first event is scheduled for 8 February 2007.

Christmas Card workshops at Hayward Gallery

Every year we say that we are going to make our own Christmas cards and add a personal touch to the festive season and each year there seems to be that last minute rush to the corner shop to buy whatever cards they may have left over. Now with digital technology it is easy to make your own, personalised card or even your own animated e-card.

Join us at the Hayward Gallery on Saturday 9 December 11.00am to 3.00pm for a mince pie and the chance to design your own Christmas card in Photoshop or to make an animated Christmas e-card in Flash.This workshop is part of Digital Dialogues, a programme of digital arts activities for Lambeth residents and community groups. Whether it is demystifying blogs, VJing, making a film or a podcast, Digital Dialogues aims to demonstrate how digital media can make communication creative and fun.

If you want to find out more about Digital Dialogues and how you can get involved project manager, Paul Green, will be on hand to talk to you about the opportunities this project can provide for individuals or community groups in Lambeth.

Come and join usHayward GallerySouth Bank Centre Saturday 9 December11.00am - 3.00pmWorkshops are FREE for Lambeth residents

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


More surreal goings-on.
Please be warned that this short film, devised and made by young people on the Hayward's Outreach and Education programme, contains imagery that may not be suitable for younger people (or the squeamish!)

This film was one of four produced as part of the First Light scheme. All four films can be viwed by visiting the Moving South website

Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween

The micro-movie "92" commissioned by the Hayward Gallery for the Undercover Surrealism exhibition is a finalist in the Google Video Horrorshow. If you feel brave enough click here to visit the Horrorshow and vote for 92.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

First Light Films now online

The First Light funded films produced by the Hayward Gallery earlier this year; PET, Head Over Board, Room 101 and This Place are now available to view online on the website Moving South

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

How To Improve the World

In response to the current Hayward Gallery we asked a group of young people how they would improve the world.....

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Digital Dialogues

Digital Dialogues is a new programme of events and activities which investigate the use of digital media in communication. At the moment this programme is a pilot and is only available to residents of Lambeth.
If you wish to be added to our mailing list please send your
E-Mail address
Mobile phone number
to digital.dialogues@googlemail.com

Digital Dialogues is funded by Lambeth Education Business Partnership and Hayward Gallery

More information will follow soon.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Don't miss BBC Blast this week

During the summer a group of young people on the Hayward Gallery's See Through project learnt new skills in filmmaking: direction, acting, camera operation, sound and post-production.
This week their talents reach a wider audience when their filmed review of the current Hayward exhibition; How To Improve The World, is screened on Friday 22nd September on BBC2 as part of Blast! on Friday
The show begins at 12.30 AM and will certainly be unmissable


The Times Online features Grayson Perry's article about Michael Atavar's performance/lecture Dusk at the Hayward.
Click here for more information

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blast Friday from the Hayward Gallery

Friday 22 September on BBC2- 35 minutes past midnight

Reporting from London's Hayward Gallery on the South Bank, the Blast Friday! programme includes features on the extreme sport Parkour, the Noise festival in Manchester and a live performance from rising stars - The Maccabees

For more information visit the BBC Blast! website

Friday, September 08, 2006

92 on Google Video

Dominic Hailstone's 92 is now available to view on Google Video. Click HERE to watch this extraordinary work that was specially commissioned for the 60 Second Surreal project during the summer.

Memories - a film project

Want to make a film?
If you are aged 16 - 18 you can learn about documentary filmmaking, camera-work, directing and editing with award-winning filmmakers, Chocolate Films.
This ideas based short documentary will take its inspiration from the media installations of New York artists, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy at the National Film Theatre on London's South Bank.

The project is free of charge to all participants, but places are limited so BOOK NOW!

Dates: 10 Oct, 14-15 Oct, 21-27 Oct and 4 Nov
Time: 10am - 5pm

For more information and to book a place call Rachel on 020 8947 2336

Thursday, September 07, 2006

a performative discourse by Michael Atavar

A series of works that constellate around the idea of dusk and its shifting, transitional nature.

What is dusk?

How do we feel when we are in it?

What does it allow us to do?

Where will it take us?

Dusk allows us a moment in modern life to stop and find out where we are. It gives us space to slow down. At dusk objects start to merge with one another. This creates an opportunity to abandon the small self we often find ourselves faced with. It offers us a bigger view.

The first piece in the series can now be seen online at http://www.atavar.com/dusk/

It contains text and 250 digital pictures of dusk.

Michael Atavar will give a free performance lecture about dusk at the Waterloo Sunset Pavilion, Hayward Gallery, London at dusk, 7-00 pm, on Friday 22nd September 2006. During the lecture audience members will be encouraged to access dusk, stepping into a space which we usually all ignore.

Michael Atavar is an artist who works with digital art, installation and performance.

In 2001 he was artist-in-residence at the Guardian Newspaper producing a print piece for G2 magazine in an unlimited edition of 400,000 copies.

His work creates a different kind of space on the world wide web, encouraging audiences to watch, wait and slow down.

Recently he was resident artist in Shanghai, China as part of the British Council's Artist Links Programme, where he researched the background for this piece.

Supported by the Arts Council of England.

Performance lecture supported by the Hayward Gallery, London and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

'Atavar sculptures a luminous, abstract landscape with its own gentle rhythms' New York Times

Thursday, August 10, 2006

How would you improve the world

A mobile hug station? A complete ban on smoking? A trans-location transportation unit?
How would YOU improve the world?

You can share your ideas with the world in a week long film workshop to be held at the
Hayward Gallery 21st - 25th August, 2006 11am to 5pm daily

This is a youth-led workshop where young people aged 16 - 25 will work with professional filmmakers to explore and creatively express their ideas through a series of micro-movies. The workshop is open to all and is free of charge. All levels of experience (or inexperience!) are welcome
To find out how to apply for a place on this post please e-mail your name, address and any other contact details to seethrough@hayward.org.uk and we will get back to you
Come together and let's improve the world

Thursday, July 20, 2006

60 Second Surreal - The Screening

60 Second Surreal
National Film Theatre
21st July at 6.15

Please note that this screening is now SOLD OUT.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

desperate optimists on Film Network

Filmmakers Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor who collaborated with Hayward Gallery on Revolution are here interviewed for the BBC Film Network about their films. There is also another chance to watch Revolution which featured Lambeth residents and young people from the digital extensions and See Through programmes


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

The New Flesh

Buck 65 vs Eraserhead in The New Flesh
Friday 21 July, 9pm - 1am
Upstairs at the Hayward

Music and cinematic interventions exploring sex and death and the legacy of George Bataille's influence on popular culture, presented by Animate! and Halloween.

This evening of surreal nightmare will feature;

  • live reimagination of the Eraserhead soundtrack performed by Buck 65
  • Surreal mash-up by VJs Buzzard Buzzard and Gadi Sassoon
  • An installation by Andrew Kotting
  • A programme of surreal animations curated by Animate!
  • A performance reading by Paul Buck
This event is suitable for over 18's only
A limited number of free tickets are available to See Through card holders. To get free entrance to The New Flesh please e-mail your name and See Through card number to seethrough@hayward.org.uk

Tickets £10
Booking strongly recommended 0870 169 1000
Please note: Last entrance is 11pm and the entrance is via Belvedere Road (opposite Pizza Express)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Get Surreal in your inbox

You can have a 60 Second Surreal delivered to your in-box every week for the duration of Undercover Surrealism.
To subscribe for the 60 Second Surreal please send an e-mail to seethrough@hayward.org.uk

If you missed either Metamorphosis by Lucia Helenka or 92 by Dominic Hailstone you can now download these from Lovefilm by visiting

If you want to enter your film into 60 Second Surreal don't forget that the deadline is 14 July.

Tickets for a special screening of 60 Second Surreal at the National Film Theatre on 21 July are FREE but advance booking is recommended.
Advance bookings can be made through the BFI website

onedotzero at the Hayward

Upstairs at the Hayward


Saturday 3 June 9pm – 1am

onedotzero present an evening of shifting identities and digital rituals with short films, illustration and animation from Peepshow, Black Convoy, New and Pandemonium, and live performances from SAAM (Clor, The Rapture) and George Demure

Tickets £10. Advance booking on 0870 169 1000

A limited number of tickets are available FREE to See Through cardholders. Please e-mail seethrough@hayward.org.uk for more information if you have a See Through card

Please note: Last entrance is 11pm and the entrance is via Belvedere Road

Thursday, May 11, 2006

60 Second Surreal

The Hayward Gallery challenges you to create a moment of sublime surrealism in under 60 seconds. The best films submitted to us will be screened at the National Film Theatre in July and there will be prizes for the best films!
So grab your video cams or your mobile phones or start animating your subconscious for the 60 Second Surreal

To find out how to submit your films visit 60 Second Surreal at Undercover Surrealism

Friday, April 28, 2006

Le Merveilleux

Oh My God! I Miss You.. presents

Upstairs at Hayward
Saturday 20th May
9pm - 1am

In celebration of The Hayward Gallery’s Undercover Surrealism exhibition Oh My God! I Miss You... will be transforming one of the upper galleries for an evening.

We ask you to creep through the dark and dirty streets with us, into the arms of lovers, murderous seductresses, Showgirls and drunken wretches….

Revive your Joie de Vivre in our dusty old Victorian theatre, with acts from our green eyed peacock Delilah, Mademoiselle Marianne G√Ęteau au fromage or Cheesecake as she’s better known! Our haunting temptress Pangelina, and a special Parisian surprise from our ‘Oh my God! I Miss You…’ girls plus lots MORE! MORE! MORE!

CAN-CAN DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! To our legendary ‘Oh my God! I miss you…’ DJ Monsieur Fantomas (aka DJ Bob Hoskins as a frightful Parisian Dandy) as he winds up a mixture of 1920s gems, modern classics, showtunes and oddball delights……

Dress dastardley: can-can girls,Courtesans,sweeping cloaks, smoldering femme fatals, Dali, furs, popinjays, showgirls, herroines, smoking jackets, murderous fiends, flappers, sailors, handlebar moustaches, lobsters, top hats, beared brutes, Showman, Tutankhamen's curse, Howard Carter.......

There are a limited number of free tickets for See Through card holders please e-mail seethrough@hayward.org.uk for more information

For more information check out the Time Out preview

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

onedotzero_metamorphosis workshops

The Hayward Gallery are collaborating with onedotzero on a workshop programme that will give participants the opportunity to create moving image work and gain VJ skills. The participants will be able to showcase these skills at a special Hayward Night; onedotzero_metamorphosis on 3rd June, 2006

These workshops will take place over 6 Saturdays 29 April - 3 June 11am - 5pm. The workshops are most suitable for those with prior experience of moving image projects. Participants should be aged 18 - 25 years old and available for all the sessions.
Workshops are free

The workshop is now fully subscribed but we do have a reserve list. To add your name to the reserve list please e-mail your contact details to seethrough@hayward.org.uk

Create Your Own Fanzine

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Everything You Wanted To Know About Filmmaking But Were Afraid To Ask

Noel Clarke: Mickey

Lights! Camera! Action!
The Hayward Gallery at the National Film Theatre

Saturday 22 April, 2006, 11.45am for a 12pm start
National Film Theatre, South Bank, London

Your chance to quiz a panel of film industry professionals on how to get in to the film industry and what to do once you get there!

Special guests include:
Noel Clarke ("Kidulthood" and "Dr Who")
Barney Broomfield (exec producer "Biggie and Tupac")
and representatives from BBC Blast! and Skillset

The Question and Answer session will be preceded by the premiere of four films
Head Over Board
Winter Light
Beneath The Surface
Room 101

All made by young people in response to Hayward Gallery exhibitions

This event is FREE and unticketed but we advise you to arrive on time as it is likely to be very popular

The films in this screening were supported by the Lottery through the UK Film Council's First Light initiative.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Hayward Projects at Lambeth Town Hall

The Hayward Gallery and London Printworks Trust would like to invite you to the launch of an exhibition at:
Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, Brixton on Wednesday 1 March 2006 between 6pm and 8pm

This exhibition, organised by London Printworks Trust, reflects some of the projects that the Hayward Gallery has run with young people from Lambeth and is a testament to the creativity of the people of this most dynamic of London boroughs.

The works on display include images from Happy Holidays and The Extreme Travel Show. These two short films were made during the summer holidays and were consequently exhibited in the Hayward Gallery during the Universal Experience exhibition before getting a big screen showing at the National Film Theatre. The participants worked with Chocolate Films to learn new filmmaking skills and used digital technology to create these advertisements for out of this world holidays.

The Hayward Gallery collaborated with artist David Blandy and Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art to make the film Utopian Visions with pupils from Lilian Baylis Technology School. The young people filmed themselves talking about their dreams and aspirations in front of a green screen image of their selected dream destination

As part of the Africa Remix exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, photographer Ben Johnson led a one-day photo shoot in Salon Afrique at the Royal Festival Hall. Models in this photo shoot had their photographs taken with friends and family in a mixture of African and western dress.

Images from these workshops are currently on show in the Town Hall and during this launch there will also be the opportunity to view the films; 'Utopian Visions', 'Happy Holidays' and 'The Extreme Travel Show' over a glass of wine and to meet some of the participants and artists involved

Town Hall

Brixton Hill


Monday, January 23, 2006

The next film workshop at the Hayward Gallery

Winter Light
In response to the exhibition, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective, Mark Aitken will be leading a week long film workshop that looks at how light and lighting in film effects our emotions
Workshops will be held on
Saturday 11 Feb
Monday 13 Feb
Tuesday 14 Feb
Wednesday 15 Feb
Thursday 16 Feb
Friday 17 Feb
(Workshops suitable for young people aged 13 – 17)

If you are interested in getting involved in these workshops please text your name and phone number or call Polly on 07870 436399. Alternatively you can e-mail your name, address and date of birth to seethrough@hayward.org.uk

Friday, January 20, 2006


Hayward Public Programmes has commissioned artists' collective Greyworld to create a series of music works responding to Dan Flavin's light installations. Visit the Flavin minisite to download the soundscape to your personal music player. Bring it to the exhibition and change the track when you see the corresponding light work to experience six unique soundscapes

Soundscape can also be experienced in the exhibition by borrowing one of a limited number of i-pods from the Hayward Gallery information desk (subject to availability)


Thursday, January 12, 2006

Artists talks at Hayward Gallery

Sound Of Light
24 January 2006 18.30

18.30 - 19.30
Waterloo Sunset Pavilion,
Hayward Gallery

Artist, Andrew Shoben, from Greyworld will talk about light, sound and installation and how Flavin’s work shaped the production of the downloadable soundscape that Greyworld have created to complement the exhibition, Dan Flavin: A Retrospective

Free entry

Archive Immaterial
1 February 2006 18.00

18.00 – 19.00
Waterloo Sunset Pavilion
Hayward Gallery

As part of a series of discussions on digital art and socially engaged practice, artist Phil Coy will be discussing the Lambeth Residency Project with Jon Newman from Lambeth Archives.
Followed by an Auto Lecture by Phil Coy
For further information contact Lambeth Arts on 020 7926 0763

Free entry

Friday, January 06, 2006

Ghostship on the Southbank online to view

"Ghostship on the Southbank" a short film made by participants on the Hayward Gallery's See Through programme with filmmaker, Mark Aitken, is now available to view online on the polkadotsonraindrops website

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Enthusiastic young filmmakers needed for skate film

The Hayward Gallery are about to start their next film production and there are still a few places left for enthusiastic young people (aged 14 - 18) keen to learn more about filmmaking.

Participants will work with Winstan Whitter (director of Rollin’ Thru the Decades) to devise and storyboard, perform, direct and edit their own short drama about skateboarders.

The workshops are free and no previous experience in filmmaking is required. However, participants need to be available on the following dates
9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, and 26 January, 11am - 5pm

If you are interested in joining us for these workshops and want to see your film screened at the National Film Theatre please e-mail seethrough@hayward.org.uk or text your name and phone number to 07870 436399 and we will get back to you with more information

For more information about this and other Hayward Gallery projects please visit our blog page

Skateboarding Films wanted