We’re sociable, friendly creatures here at Art Macabre. Despite our taste for blood, we promise we don’t bite! We’re always on the look out for new collaborations and partners to work with.

Over the past 3 years, we’ve worked with an exciting variety of different partners and sponsors to create our events and develop Art Macabre. Find out more about our current and past partners and sponsors, and how you can get involved, below:


Here are a selection of who we’ve collaborated with to create Art Macabre events:

Cultural organisations: Salon London, Urban Physic Garden, Crick Crack Club, Cass Art, The Book Club, RA, A Curious Invitation, Rumpus, Dying Matters, The Big Draw, Odette Toilette, Amy Grimehouse, Lost Lectures

Festivals: Latitude, Also Festival, Death Salon, Festival No 6, Standon Calling, FarmFest, Ladyfest Ten, Ladyfest Paris, Playgroup Festival, The Congress for Curious People-Morbid Anatomy, Standon Calling, Festival of Fairytales for Grown Ups, Land of Kings

Museums/Galleries/Heritage Sites: Museum of London, Barts Pathology Museum, The Old Operating Theatre, Guildhall Art Gallery, V & A, Royal Academy of Arts, Somerset House, National Trust’s Sutton House

Venues: The Proud Archivist, The Star by Hackney Downs, Wenlock & Essex, Teahouse Theatre, Tour de Force Theatre, Old Boys’ Club Dalston, Somerset House, Looking Glass Cocktail Club, Masonic Temple at Andaz Hotel, Hackney Picturehouse, Arcola Theatre


“Imaginative, intimate and inspirational, Art Macabre is everything you could want from a life drawing class – or any night out, for that matter. ” Katie Antoniou, journalist

We’ve worked with Art Macabre on several occasions in the last year, and it is refreshing to commission an event with such a professional team. They bring a blend of dark wit and engagement with their fun, fresh approach to life drawing. As with all good events it’s in the details; the music, the props, and the models are all carefully planned and choreographed, but what visitors encountered is a smooth-running entertaining evening with its finger firmly on the cultural pulse.’ Annette Richardson, Somerset House, Learning & Participation Manager

“Working with Art Macabre has bought both new audiences and engaged our regulars in  exploring  the collection using creative expression to draw out new ways of understanding in the Museum. The format of life drawing works well and can be adapted to suit our themes that we run each term from Steam Punk to Pottery.  Working with Nikki and her team has been stimulating and produced very successful and popular evenings here at The UCL  Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.” Helen Pike, Petrie Museum, Public Programmer 

“Art Macabre has been a wonderful addition to our programme, bringing in a fresh new crowd of art-lovers. We get so many great comments from our customers, with lots of inspired people sharing the pictures they have drawn in the class with us over social media. Nikki never fails to impress us with her interesting themes and incredible models and costumes.” Rose Payne, Programmer, The Book Club & Mothership

“Art Macabre add a thrilling aspect to Shuffle Festival – deep in the woods in the cemetery park you can find them drawing the things we only dare to think about in our daily lives – our bodies and the passing of time. They get large audience involvement and have really original concepts.” Kate MacTiernan , Creative Director, Shuffle festival



MEDIA – we’ve really appreciated ongoing regular support and promotion from the following media organisations, blogs and publications- helping us to spread the word of what we’re up to and reach new audiences

Run Riot / Katie Antoniou / Le Cool / Time Out London /Spoonfed / / Lonely Planet / Evening Standard / Laudano / Artists & Illustrators / Stylist Magazine


CASS ART Art Macabre’s Primary Sponsor 2009 – current


Since the very beginning, Cass Art have supported and sponsored our drawing events. We believe that Cass Art and Art Macabre are a fantastic partnership, bringing together our shared passions to inspire and nurture people in their creativity and artistic endeavours. Cass Art’s shops can be found throughout London and also online, and we wholeheartedly believe that you’d be hard pushed to find more affordable art supplies or more knowledgeable, passionate and friendly staff than Cass Art. All their staff are themselves artists and it shows, as they offer helpful and insightful, honest advice.

We’ve really enjoyed taking over their Islington and Kingston shops after-hours and holding our events their regularly over the past few years. Cass Art’s generous support allows us to hold our events in inspiring spaces, reach out to wider networks of artists and provide Cass Art art supplies to be used by participants at our events.


Cass Art is the UK’s leading art supplies retailer with a simple mission: Let’s Fill This Nation with Artists. Committed to encouraging everyone to realise their creative talents, Cass Art runs workshops in-store for all ages ranging from Life Drawing (including Art Macabre- the first major event to be held in store) to Lomography and supports numerous art initiatives across the UK. Offering over ten thousand product lines, Cass Art provides the world’s top quality materials at accessible prices. Alongside its five shops across London and a new concept store in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Cass Art now has an online shop, allowing artists and creatives from all over the UK to tap into Cass Art’s unrivalled expertise and the lowest price guaranteed.

Raven Rouge, Art Macabre, says:

“Cass Art’s shops can be found throughout London and in 2013 they’ve launched their online shop meaning the whole of the UK can enjoy their services. We wholeheartedly believe that you’d be hard pushed to find more affordable art supplies or more knowledgeable, passionate and friendly staff than Cass Art. All their staff are themselves artists and it shows, as they offer helpful and insightful, honest advice.

The support of Cass Art’s staff has meant a lot to us over the past 4 years, as we developed from Swallows and Amazons, to Death Drawing, to Art Macabre. Cass Art have sponsored us since the very first salon and we’ve been able to develop and grow thanks to their ongoing support to where we are today. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them into 2014 and bringing more gorey, imaginative drawing fun to their shops and customers!”


Get in touch to discuss how you or your company/organisation/festival could partner with us and join us on our creative journey of death drawing. Contact Nikki Shaill, Director of Art Macabre on 07845 310 272 or deathdrawing at gmail dot com

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