Image by Kane Stonestreet.

Live Art Club

Info for artists

Live Art Club is a monthly platform for artists making Live Art. We hold a supportive space for artists to try out new ideas in front of a warm crowd.

Live Art Club is not intended as a gig - we cannot pay fees, do not charge for entry and while we welcome all kinds of performance, we are really interested in new ideas and experiments.

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“Everyone is welcome to come, to watch, to join in, to present or to perform at Live Art Club - we welcome those with years of experience, those who have never tried performing before, those on the run from more traditional disciplines, those who don’t know what-the-fuck-Live-Art-is.

> LADA: What is Live Art?

Live Art Club offers artists space to try out ideas within a supportive community. We will provide documentation of experiments (or not - as artists decide). Live Art Club exists as a context outside of theatre, dance, fine art and academia.

We encourage you to share part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea and anything else that might look/feel/taste like Live Art.

And we also welcome more unorthodox ‘performances’ - presentations, performative lectures, readings, projections etc.

We cherish passion, risk and failure. We celebrate indecency, aberration and formal corruption or mutation. We cheer for purity and impurity.”

Julian Konuk (L) and Leon Clowes (R),  Live Art Club: May 2022. Photos by QueerGarden.


This is a low-low-tech space. We have microphones and can play sound. There are some lights. A single projector. We cannot facilitate performances with complex tech needs, lots of cues etc. 

Live Art Club is a community orientated space for artists to try out  new ideas. It is an unpaid context. However, we do sometimes have funds to support artists to access the event - see below.

To sign up for a slot, please sign up through this google form or email Live Art Club organiser Kane Stonestreet.


Live Art Club will take place on the first day of most months. It happens at VSSL studio in Deptford.

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Sign up for a slot 

If google forms don’t work for you please email us at to talk through your performance.


VSSL is a wheelchair accessible venue, with step free access found via Tidemill Way, a wide door, and accessible toilets.

We take a social model approach to supporting inclusion and will help to facilitate other access needs (such as sign language or audio description) if you email or message us in advance to arrange this.

We have a travel fund so if you need financial support for travel in order to participate, get in touch and we will try our best to help out.

We are always looking to make Live Art Club accessible, and welcome any suggestions on how we might do this.



Live Art Club is run by queers. Live Art Club is hosted and administrated by Kane Stonestreet, in dialogue with Rachel Gammon, Nicol Parkinson, Phoebe Patey-Ferguson, Joseph Morgan Schofield and An*dre Neely. We work across Live Art and performance in a variety of institutional and independent contexts in the UK and internationally.

The project is supported by VSSL studio and at times with public funds by Arts Council England.

Up Next:

Marcin Gawin
12th-28th of January 2024

Marcin Gawin: Image courtesy of the artist. 2022.

FACET is an innovative nine-month project, presented by VSSL Studio in partnership with Arts Council England, designed to centre and elevate queer people and art. From May 2023 to January 2024, VSSL Studio will collaborate with five contemporary visual artists to co-produce a series of five exhibitions, exploring the ever-evolving and myriad spectrum of contemporary queer expression. Featuring exhibitions from: Alicia Radage + Benjamin Sebastian, June Lam, Rocio Boliver and Marcin Gawin - as well as a dynamic group exhibition. Each showcase will offer an immersive experience that celebrates queer culture through an expansive range of mediums.

As part of FACET, VSSL Studio will facilitate bespoke mentoring packages for lead artists, providing them with valuable opportunities to develop their skills and network with industry professionals. Lead artists will also act as guest curators; hosting a range of events that will complement the exhibitions, including workshops, artist talks, film screenings, and performances. These events aim to encourage visitors to engage with the artwork on a deeper level and promote meaningful conversations around queer culture, while acting as a portal into the non-homogeneity of expanded queer communities, allowing for multifaceted readings of contemporary queer experiences.

Queer art has historically defied traditional boundaries and categories, often using interdisciplinary approaches that challenge established norms and conventions. It is an art form that speaks to and from queer experiences and their’ communities - by exploring themes of identity, gender, sexuality and the intersections between them.

Finally, it is VSSL Studio’s aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment surrounding the FACET programme, that fosters collaboration and strengthens the connective tissues between learning, making, curating and exhibition. VSSL Studio will provide a 4-month studio bursary to a young, queer visual artist - as well as - paid internships for two young, queer people living in Lewisham.

Join us on this exciting journey as we celebrate, centre & elevate queer artists, communities and their continued contributions to contemporary art and the cultural fabric of the U.K.

-> Read more about the complete FACET programme HERE

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