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Shape Chroma: Review by Sue Hubbard published on Artlyst.com

Shape Chroma: Review by Sue Hubbard published on Artlyst.com

Shape Chroma: Tension Fine Art London: Newton and Goethe famously disagreed on the genesis of colour. Most commentary assumes Goethe was wrong. But this is true only if you accept that colour can simply be described by physics and that psychological and conceptual...

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Detritus – A Day Of Performance At Tension                                                                                                                   23rd Oct 2021

Detritus – A Day Of Performance At Tension 23rd Oct 2021

Detritus Detritus: what has been worn away. Join us at Tension Fine Art for a day of cascading performances. A mixture of experimental, finished and unfinished works in durational, interactive, momentary, and material-based Live Art. The performances will begin and...

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Lures Re-Opening

Lures Re-Opening

We are pleased to announce that we will be re-opening following the extended closure due to lockdown restrictions. You are warmly invited to join us to celebrate the re-opening of Lures with an open day on the 6th May 2021 from 11am till 8pm. Entrance restrictions may...

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Tension Update 2020-21

Tension Update 2020-21

2020 Has been a tough year. 2020 has been a particularly tough and strange year for everyone, to say the least. Back in March after consulting with the artists John Atherton, James Low and Fernando M. Romero participants of the group show LURES which opened on the...

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Natasha Turner

Natasha Turner

Natasha Turner With great sadness I announce the passing of my daughter Natasha Turner. 
Natasha was 29 years old and fought a brave and difficult battle with Breast cancer over the past 16 months. Natasha was responsible for our administration and website management,...

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Coronavirus closure @ Tension

Coronavirus closure @ Tension

18/03/2020: Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, the decision has been taken to close Tension Fine Art for the foreseeable future. Events planned may be rescheduled but please check back for further details. During this time viewing by appointment may be...

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Events: Lures

Events: Lures

This event is currently postponed due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus. Events planned may be rescheduled but please check here for an update.   Public Programme - all events at Tension are free to attend Lures by John Atherton, James Low & Fernando...

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Events: Three Humans?

Events: Three Humans?

Public Programme - all events at Tension are free to attend Three Humans? by Charles Binns, Marion Mandeng & Antony Wilder Join us for a talk with the show's artists When: Saturday 22nd February 2020, from 2pm Three Humans?...

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Remembering Kate Love

Remembering Kate Love

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our friend, tutor and mentor Kate Love. Kate passed away over the weekend following a long illness. We are forever grateful and thankful for all of the support that Kate showed us. It is with much fondness that...

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Tension Fine Art at Tate Modern

Tension Fine Art at Tate Modern

Sale: Central Saint Martins at the Tate Modern Last Saturday 18th January, Tension Fine Art's very own Ken Turner took part in Tate Exchange x Central Saint Martins at the Tate Modern. This year's theme was 'Sale' which explored the widening gap between rich and poor....

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Events: Foursight

Events: Foursight

Public Programme - all events are free to attend Join us for the following events as part of Foursight with Mary Gordon-Smith, Walter Hayn, Angele Lautier and James O'Hara:   Artists in conversation with Jorella Andrews  Saturday 25th January 2020 2pm - 4pm...

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Events: life.formed

Events: life.formed

Public Programme All events are free to attend. Booking is required.   Artist Talk and Non-Human 'Life' Drawing  Saturday 14th December 2019 12pm - 1.30pm Register for event here Join us for coffee and conversation about life.formed with artists Saroj Patel and...

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Events: Paradise is Here

Events: Paradise is Here

Public Programme All events are free to attend. Booking is required.   Too good to waste. A cardboard workshop  Saturday 9th November 2019 2pm - 4pm Register for event here In this workshop, participants will be given some creative insights into the upcycling of...

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Review of Katarina Rankovic’s show at Tension

Review of Katarina Rankovic’s show at Tension

The private viewing of Katarina Rankovic's show 'Vernacular Spectacular' took place on Friday 9th August. We really enjoyed seeing familiar faces and welcoming some new ones too. We were very proud to read Paul Carey-Kent's write-up of the show, Paul recognised...

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MA Graduates to exhibit works at Tension

MA Graduates to exhibit works at Tension

We are thrilled to announce that three highly acclaimed MA Graduates studying at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London have been awarded prizes to exhibit their works at Tension. Ken Turner - Tension's Director, attended the degree show on 21st May,...

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Penge Art Trail 2019

Penge Art Trail 2019

Look out for us on this year's Penge Art Trail. We'll be open our normal hours plus Sunday 2nd and 9th June between 12 noon and 5pm. During the trail, you will be able to view a whole host of exhibitions, open studios, open houses and street art. We look forward to...

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