Bow Skills Peer Crit: Painting, with guest artist Anj Smith


05 Mar 2019
Opening times:


3 artists, 3 locations, 3 themes

This spring there will be 3 themed evenings each with a special guest established artists.

Join us to present your art work, hear feedback from peers and join the conversation. Each session the guest artist will share their practice to kick off the evening and be part of the facilitated conversations around the practising artists work.

Guest artists will work in 3 areas: painting, digital/media and 3d/installation.

Bow Arts seeks to support creative professionals at all stages of their careers. In 2015 Bow Arts launched Bow Skills in response to an artist survey which showed over 90% of practicing artists find it useful to receive further support outside formal education. Bow Skills is a dynamic and relevant programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is informed by an artist steering group and open to all creative practitioners across London. The programme of talks, panel discussions, new skills labs and peer crits is open to all, with concession rates available to Bow Arts artists and students.

Evening Features

  • The evening will provide 5 slots to present and 15 slots to join the conversation
  • The guest artist's short introduction to their practice
  • Each of the 5 presenting artist have 20 minutes to present and discuss work
  • The evening ends with drinks and opportunity to chat

During the evening you can

  • Hear from an established artist
  • Hear from peers
  • Present your work (up to 5 artists)
  • Join the conversation
  • Meet other artists with similar concerns

We are delighted to announce the guest artist for this session will be Anj Smith. Smith lives and works in London, following a BA at Slade and MA at Goldsmiths, she is now represented by Hauser & Wirth and has exhibited widely.

Important information

Please note the evening will start promptly at 6.15pm and it is important you attend the whole evening.

The event will be facilitated by artist Elizabeth Murton, who has facilitated peer crits and events for over 10 years. Constructive and generous environment will be encouraged.

Places will go on a first come, first served basis. Please only sign up to present at this session if you have an interest in the relevant topic area. Presenters will need to write a short paragraph (2/3 sentences) on why they want to attend when booking via eventbrite. This only needs to be brief and is to demonstrate your interest/relevance to your practice.

Each session is at a different venue.


Book Tickets Here

Tickets £8 for presenters/£6 for non-presenters. Concessions £6 for presenters/£4 for non-presenters (concession rate applies to students and Bow Arts artists).


Access Information

Bow Arts Courtyard room has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 5pm
Address: 181-183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area

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