July 2012  

During the end of July and through to the end of August Ian Gonczarow and Leanne Bell Gonczarow will be taking up residency in the gallery. Ian and Leanne have been living and working in Moscow for the last three years and this residency brings them together for their first joint event since their return back to the UK.

If you are interested in proposing a 6 week  residency that will take  place each year from mid July until the end of August watch this space for further details. Application forms will be posted shortly. 

Arts Award

August 2012

OCCUPY MY TIME will be working with Lewisham Youth offending Team this summer in the production of the Arts Award. This will be the fifth year we have been lead artist for this challenging but exciting project. Further updates will be posted to include images of outcomes in due course. If you are interested in OCCUPY MY TIME providing this great opportunity for your Youth offending Team please do contact for details. We can provide full funding applications,schemes of work and a range of fully qualified and experienced  facilitators who are all CRB checked.

Other Educational Events.

Working with the Local Community.

The aim of OCCUPY MY TIME has always been to engage with the community in the production of workshops and events. Pop in activities and weekly classes are just a few of the ways that we intend to work with the local and wider population. 

Working with Schools and Colleges.

Local schools and colleges will be encouraged to visit the Gallery and engage with artists and their work. A range of activities will be planned to suit your needs. Please contact the Gallery to discuss your requirements whether it be Art Workshops, Gallery Talks or Artist Visits.


OCCUPY MY TIME will open its doors to the MA in Art and Politics during the month of November. The Gallery will become an alternative  classroom to provide a spontaneous learning environment.Are you a University Tutor or Student interested in hiring the Gallery for similar activities please do contact us we would love to discuss your proposal.  


There will be a number of Opens each year which will provide the opportunity for early and mid career artists to submit work for group shows that will explore challenging themes. 

Christmas Open 2012. OCCUPY MY TIME will be offering artists who use a wide range of medias the opportunity to sell small work directly to the public in a salon atmosphere. 

Cold Climate aims to present work that explores the emotional, environmental and political meaning of the term.Planned for February it will be the first Open for 2013. Application forms for both Opens will be posted soon. 

Gallery Hire.

Would you like to hire the Gallery for your exhibition? Either your group,solo or student show we are interested in your proposals. OCCUPY MY TIME has planned that certain times of the year is timetabled for this purpose. Please check our future exhibitions for dates and contact us for details.

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