Saatchi Gallery - Talks & Workshops


Saatchi Gallery and the Hermitage Foundation UK announce the fourth in their series of talks by Russian artists to be given by Ivan Plusch

Six red balls, 2016, 129x199 cm, acrylic on canvas

Ivan Plusch, born in 1981, is a Russian conceptual artist on the rise and is part of the Nepokorionnye Group. He is based in St. Petersburg and has studied in various art schools including the State Academy of Art and Design, the Roerich Art School and the PRO ARTE Institute. Ivan's work has been exhibited throughout Russia and worldwide including in France, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the Balkans. His work is in prestigious private and public collections world-wide

Ivan works with the topic of time. The flowing of the paint in his works is connected with the illusion of the material world, which seems to be precise and clear but can be seen only as a foggy understanding of our senses. It is the opportunity for the artist to speak about processes which are hidden behind the visible world - human memory, childhood, and the flowing of life from one point to another.

The Russia Contemporary lecture series focuses on inviting contemporary artists from Russia to talk about their work at the Saatchi Gallery. The artists have been selected by Dr. Dimitri Ozerkov, Head of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, and reflect the breadth and diversity of contemporary art from Russia, including both established and emerging artists.

Contributing artists will each present a rich discussion centred on their practice, and attendees will have an opportunity to both listen to and meet the artists. The series highlights what it means to be an independent artist in Russia today and each talk will be followed by a drinks reception, giving guests the opportunity to mingle and speak to each artist individually.

About the Forthcoming Artists

Evgeny Graniltschikov (29th May) was born in 1985 in Moscow where he graduated from the Lyceum of Animation Cinematography (2004), the Moscow Institute of Journalism and Literature (2009), and the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (2013). Granilshchikov became a winner of the Kandinsky Prize as New Artist. Project of the Year in 2013. His solo exhibitions were held in Moscow Contemporary Art Center Winzavod (2017), and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2016). He participated in 15th Istanbul Biennial Parallel Event (2017) and 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2017). He currently lives and works in Moscow directing films, making photographs and videos about contemporary life.

Andrey Kuzkin (5th June) was born in Moscow in 1979. He graduated from the department of Graphic Arts of the Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2001. He started participating in exhibitions in 2006, developing his particular style of performance art. He drew the attention of critics and curators in 2008 in the art-camp "Veretevo" during the Youth Biennale "Stop! Who Goes There?". He demonstrated several works, including the installation 'Circle-wise', which became a sensation. For several hours Kuzkin walked in a circle in a pool of liquid concrete being roped to a stick in the centre. The performance lasted till the artist could no longer knead the concrete which started to solidify. Kuzkin himself described the performance as an act of solidarity with people, who are forced to carry on their shoulders the hardness of everyday life so unbearably difficult in his country.

The series is sponsored by Hermitage Foundation UK and the IXcellerate Moscow Datacentre.

Talk Details

Speaker: Ivan Plusch
Date: 24 April 2019
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Location: Education Room, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, Kings Road, London SW3 4RY

Tickets are £12 or £5 (limited number) for Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK and/or Saatchi Gallery. To purchase tickets please follow appropriate link:

Non Members £12
Members £5

(Please note that members tickets are only valid for Saatchi Gallery or Hermitage Foundation UK Members. If you purchase a members ticket, you must be able to show a valid membership card or photo ID to gain entry to the talk).

About the Hermitage Foundation UK

The Hermitage Foundation UK was founded in 2003. It is a registered charity whose aim is to provide assistance and support to The State Hermitage Museum of St Petersburg in respect of its artistic, scientific, cultural and educational activities and such other exclusively charitable activities as the Hermitage may from time to time carry out as a museum.



FREE creative sessions for people with Early-Stage Dementia and their carers.

Join 'Creating with Dementia' for a series of interactive art workshops aimed at engaging people with Early-Stage Dementia and their carers. Each workshop will be led by an art facilitator trained to work with Dementia.

All workshop sessions are free and all refreshments and materials are provided.

24 May 2-3pm
31 May 11am-1pm
7 June 1-3pm
28 June 2-3pm
5 July 11am-1pm
12 July 11am-1pm

Age: Open to all ages
Price: FREE (all materials provided)
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Bookings: Please call on 07775784520 or email


In support of the RBKC Dementia Action Alliance's Sloane Square Dementia Action Week Festival, the William Scott Foundation in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, extend an invitation to the screening of the movie about the life experiences and artistic sensibilities of William Scott, RA (1913-1989) Directed by William Scott's son, the Oscar winning filmmaker, James Scott, the movie traces the life of a boy who becomes an internationally celebrated 20th-century painter.

Movie is 79 minutes long and popcorn and refreshments are provided.

Date: Friday 24 May
Time: 4pm-5.45pm
Age: Open to all ages
Price: FREE
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Bookings: Saatchi DAW Movie: 'Every Picture Tells a Story' life of William Scott, RA
For further information please call on 07775784520 or email


(no class on Sunday 24th of March or 21st April):

Sunday 17th March 2019
Sunday 31st March 2019
Sunday 7th April 2019
Sunday 14th April 2019
Sunday 28th April 2019
Sunday 5th May 2019

Time: 10.30-1.00pm or 2.00-4.30pm
Where: Saatchi Gallery Education Room
Price: £310, including top quality art materials
Age group: Adults (from beginners to professionals)



This course will show you how to use oil paints with the 'Primitive Flemish' technique favoured by 15th century artists such as the Van Eyck brothers. This layering approach creates maximum colour depth and three-dimensionality. The mixed use of egg tempera and oils is most archival and Ferreira taught it by request of the National Gallery of Lisbon (MNAA) at the gallery itself. There is also a variation for vegan students, which includes no egg. No toxic solvents are used in this class. This course is open to all levels.

Your teacher, Nelson Ferreira, is a qualified graduate with international experience, having worked as a visiting tutor for National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Lisbon (MNAA) as well as several universities and teaching institutions abroad and in the UK.

For more information and to book a place please contact Nelson Ferreira at:



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