HUIS CLOS
Arts initiative

DESCRIPTION

HUIS CLOS was an arts initiative founded in London in 2014. HUIS CLOS offered emerging artists the chance to collaborate, create, exhibit and perform for free in a supportive environment where creative ideas and skills were shared. 


HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Déborah Gaugerenques

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Déborah Gaugerenques

CONCEPT

HUIS CLOS consisted of a series of Research & Development sessions named ‘HIVES’. A total of 8 HIVES took place across April and May 2015, hosted by hARTslane Studios, New Cross. At the last HIVE, HUIS CLOS culminated in a full day event showcasing four collaborative pieces between participating artists.

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Déborah Gaugerenques

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Déborah Gaugerenques

HUIS CLOS, 2015 // Graphic Design by Déborah Gaugerenques & Eloise Harris

HUIS CLOS, 2015 // Graphic Design by Déborah Gaugerenques & Eloise Harris

OUR AIMS:

• Connect emerging artists from different creative backgrounds

• Assist the creative process by relieving the financial and organisational pressure that tends to accompany it

• Showcase pieces developed by collaborating creatives

• Promote interdisciplinary collaboration as an effective method of establishing greater communication between different art forms

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Bartholomew Joyce

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Bartholomew Joyce

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Beatrix Joyce

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Beatrix Joyce

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Beatrix Joyce

HUIS CLOS, London, 2015 // Photo by Beatrix Joyce

“Huis Clos” in French designates either a work of fiction in which the action is set in an enclosed space or the enclosed space itself, and as such we aimed to immerse ourselves in one place at a time -before opening its doors.

HUIS CLOS was founded in 2014 by Beatrix Joyce, Elinor Lewis and Déborah Gaugerenques.