FTHo Currently Closed to Public Until Further Notice
Flat Time House is currently closed in response to the current public health situation. FTHo staff are working remotely so please continue to direct any enquiries to us over email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CONSTELLATIONS 2020–21 ARTIST OPEN CALL
Deadline 7 June
Flat Time House, in partnership with UP Projects, is delighted to announce the open call for Constellations 2020–21, a free artist development programme that supports eight UK-based artists to explore socio-political issues, community-oriented practice, and public contexts.
This year’s iteration will also consider the digital realm as a platform for collaboration, engagement, and exchange as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for artists who are interested in experimenting with alternative forms of learning and exploring the challenges and opportunities of the digital realm.
Starting in July 2020, the programme will be structured around a series of artist-led and self-led workshops taking place both online and offline over the course of eight months.
BARBARA STEVENI NEW WEBSITE
14 May 2020
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Barbara Steveni Website. Barbara Steveni (1928–2020) conceived of the conceptually and politically driven art organisation Artist Placement Group (APG) in 1965, and established it a year later with John Latham, Barry Flanagan, David Hall, Anna Ridley, Jeffrey Shaw and others.
The website brings together for the first time resources around Barbara’s life and work, including information about her home and her archive, and her activity with Artist Placement Group (APG) and its later iterations Organisation + Imagination (O+I) and the Incidental Unit (IU).
Flat Time House (FTHo) was the studio home of John Latham (1921-2006), recognised as one of the most significant and influential British post-war artists. In 2003, Latham declared the house a living sculpture, naming it FTHo after his theory of time, ‘Flat Time’. Until his death, Latham opened his door to anyone interested in thinking about art. It is in this spirit that Flat Time House opened in 2008 as a gallery with a programme of exhibitions and events exploring the artist's practice, his theoretical ideas and their continued relevance. It also provides a centre for alternative learning, which includes the John Latham archive, and an artist's residency space.
Thursday – Sunday 12–6pm for temporary exhibitions
Open by appointment at all other times – call 0207 207 4845
Conservation work to FTHo’s Face sculpture
Seventeen years to the day since the Flat Time House’s famous Face sculpture was completed, the work has been de-installed for extensive conservation work.
SIR DENIS MAHON ESSAY PRIZE 2020
Deadline 4 September 2020
The Sir Denis Mahon Foundation awards The Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize of £2,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s studies, research and interests.
Whilst Sir Denis Mahon focused on the 17th century period and especially on the work of Guercino, Carracci, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin, his much wider range of art historical interests included the 15th and 16th centuries, and also certain key modern and contemporary artists. Sir Denis was a contemporary and a friend of Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi, Giorgio Morandi and he much admired their work. Of the contemporary artists, he particularly liked the post-war avant-garde conceptual British artists, as well as David Hockney, Grayson Perry and others. Essays are welcomed on any of these aspects and artists including the contemporary ones.
The prize is open to undergraduates or post graduate students aged 30 years or below
FTHo RENOVATION by EBBA ARCHITECTS
We are excited to announce the commencement of an ambitious new development of the Flat Time House site including new studios and an education space. We are working with EBBA Architects to renovate the outbuildings of Flat Time House, which comprise a former Victorian stable and a garage space attached to the building and leading to FTHo’s garden.
The Impossible University
Meetings Postponed Until Further Notice
After some years of nomadic existence, The Impossible University are taking up residence at Flat Time House from the autumn of 2019. We will continue to gather in the insistent and determined spirit of an anti-institution as a place of exchange and camaraderie that might lead to new ways of working or producing.
NOIT — 5 Bodies as in Buildings
NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings is a collection of essays, short stories, and images exploring what happens when the domestic, the home, and the body are alienated from their most basic associations and given new ones. In these works, the threshold between house and street, the distinction between the public and private, becomes porous and inexhaustibly complex. NOIT — 5 features works by students from the MA Writing Programme at the Royal College of Art and an afterword by Brian Dillon.