Renewing the Edge

Posted on Oct 26, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Renewing the Edge As you know, we’re undertaking a major refurbishment of the Edge. This means we’ll be closing for the best part of a year. There’ll be big changes at the Edge, but we’ll be ensuring the soul remains the same. Major changes are: A new, super-accessible ‘changing places’ facility on the ground floor […]

Current artist in residence Jose Witteveen

Posted on Jul 31, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re really pleased to be hosting Rome-based Dutch artist Jose, over July and August. Jose is an artist, photographer and master printmaker and is being hosted at the Edge and working over a range of our current projects. In her own words: ‘ Jose Witteveen, an artist in residence at Friction Arts this month, lives in […]

Kenya Journal #5

Posted on Jun 14, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Kenya Journal #5

Days 7-9 In some ways these days have run into each other. We’ve mostly been mapping, working on archival stuff and planning the rest of the residency, including working out how we can most effectively and usefully share our practice with Kenyan artists. Syowia shared a map of the Nairobi art scene with us, and […]

Kenya Journal #4

Posted on Jun 11, 2023 in International, Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments
Kenya Journal #4

Day 6 The early part of the day was spent preparing for the afternoon’s barbecue, with everyone making themselves busy moving tables and chairs around, and chopping and slicing fruit and vegetables.  Quite a feast was created, with Kibe manning the piece de resistance that was the barbecue, big enough to hold the whole goat […]

Kenya Journal #3

Posted on Jun 8, 2023 in International, Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments
Kenya Journal #3

Day 4 The early part of the day was full of breakfast, (coffee), then being now rested and at home, inevitably having to catch up with some admin. This happily included reviewing photos from our ‘Talking Drum Fest’, which happened immediately before we travelled here.  We’re looking forward to the edit Sohelia, our Iranian filmmaker […]

Kenya Journal #2

Posted on Jun 7, 2023 in International, Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments
Kenya Journal #2

Day 3 Rising reasonably early, we gathered in the kitchen for coffee before embarking on our first foray into Nairobi and the arts ‘scene’. We were to visit Peter’s pottery, where Syowia and Kibe were helping him to host a pot-making workshop, organised by them and the gallery where Syowia’s current exhibition is living. We […]

Kenya Journal #1

Posted on Jun 7, 2023 in Projects, Uncategorized | No Comments
Kenya Journal #1

Day 1 Long journey to get here. When we landed, we discovered Sandra’s bag had made its own way somewhere, on an adventure of its own.  I really appreciated the sense, once we got on the Kenyan Airlines plane in Amsterdam, that we were moving into a space of Blackness, where we had become the […]

Talking Drum Fest

Posted on May 10, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Talking Drum Fest

Talking Drum Fest Playing the Edge in more ways than one We’ve teamed up with intrepid musician Xhosa Cole for a weekend of music, performance, dance, spoken word, talks and all kinds of related shenanigans on 21st/22nd May. Focusing on the Black and African diasporic experience, Talking Drum will feature some of the best artists […]

Coming up at the Edge

Posted on Feb 23, 2023 in Uncategorized | No Comments
Coming up at the Edge

First up, Zimbo Freemind hosts a livestreamed chat show on 24th February View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zimbo Freemind (@zimbo_freemind) Next, Hank Bamberger/ Junk Galleries present Killer Heel confessionals on 4th March Keep checking back, there’s some fun stuff coming up soon, including Xhosa Cole’s Talking Drum Festival, Celebrating Sanctuary and […]

Job Opportunity – Company Administrator (Closed)

Posted on Dec 30, 2022 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We’re looking for a Company Administrator to join the team here at Friction Arts. We deliver community-focused arts projects, and this role is essential for supporting the ambitious expansion of work we have planned over the next few years. We’re looking for someone to support all things admin for the core team and we particularly […]