Art/ Work Association (A/WA) is an association of artists and creative workers and a self-generated programme of talks, screenings, seminars, reading groups, workshops and critical feedback sessions, conceived as a forum for peer exchange. A/WA offers a support network for associates and enables self-organised learning, professional development and critical dialogue.

Membership to A/WA is free and open to all. Events and sessions are run with a semi-public format to foster conversations that may not be possible within a wider public context, or at larger-scale cultural institutions and galleries. A/WA welcomes proposals and ideas for new events from all associate members – as well as offering time, resources and support to develop and realise sessions from a voluntary steering committee. All events are free to attend and places are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

A/WA is currently led by a steering committee of associates: Marianne Forrest, Edward Gillman, Poppy Moroney, Goncalo Lamas, Jessie Harris, Dan Ward and Elliott Zabaroff.

Art/Work Association is run in partnership with Auto Italia South East and developed from conversations begun in 2011 by Kate Cooper, Richard John Jones, Katie Guggenheim and Timothy Ivison.

Previous steering committee members have included Marleen Boschen, Elinor Cantrill, Olivier Castel, Kate Cooper, Cassandre Greenberg, Katie Guggenheim, Tim Ivison, Richard John Jones, Julia Tcharfas, Matt Welch.

If you would like to join A/WA as an associate, find out more about our programme or get involved with organising sessions, contact associateartistsgroup (at)


Sessions take place at: Auto Italia South East, 44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS