Installation by Linda Florence in the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios
Photo: Susan Benn


A series of one-day PAL ‘Labs of Labs’ to think out loud

To mark our 20th year in 2009, PAL held our first in an annual series of open ‘Labs of Labs’. We celebrated our anniversary in our new ‘home’ in the Siobhan Davies Studios near Elephant & Castle. We invited a small group of selected artists across a number of disciplines to think out loud. We explored embryonic ideas that people were passionate about to imagine yet-to-be–invented Labs.

Since then additional Art of Enquiry Labs have stimulated collaborations between emerging and established artists for new Labs.

PAL Associates will be developing more Art of Enquiry Labs in 2012 which we hope will encourage investment in research and development for artists working in risk-averse circumstances.




I feel as though I have been looking into a room through the front door and somebody has said 'come and look through the window', 'come and look through the back door', 'come and look through the keyhole'. Polly Teale
Writer Playwrights Lab