The private view will take place on Thursday 3rd December, from 7.30pm at theprintspace Gallery. The show will then continue until Wednesday 9th December (Mon - Fri, 9am - 7pm), as well as opening exclusively over the weekend (12-6pm)!
As part of 'Never Turn Back', Dean will also be hosting printSpaces next First Tuesdays event, taking place on Tuesday 1st December.
Dean will be in conversation with Stephanie McLaren-Neckles, co-founder of Let's Be Brief, a platform that champions creative entrepreneurs. Around the much-debated topic of personal versus commercial work, they will be speaking in depth about Dean's numerous explorations into culture, from Banger Racing to Northern Soul and more.
Book your ticket here now, there are limited spaces available.
theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, E2 8DL, London
White Cube is pleased to present THE BANNERS by Gilbert & George at White Cube Bermondsey. Including thirty individual works, this new series uses hard-hitting slogans to address belief and conformism with a straightforward and uncompromising visual language.
THE BANNERS comprise of ten works of which there are three unique copies each. In these works, various phrases such as ‘DECRIMINALISE SEX’, ‘BAN RELIGION’, ‘GOD SAVE THE QUEEN’ or ‘FUCK THE TEACHERS’ are hand-written in black ink on white paper, above which is written in red, ‘Gilbert & George say:-‘, in the artist’s familiar signature. THE BANNERS are, as Michael Bracewell has written in his catalogue essay for the exhibition, ‘materially and rhetorically [...] direct, tough, immediate.’ Landscape in format and uniform in scale – their size dictated by the largest sheet of watercolour paper available – they are mounted on linen and hung, like banners, from three brass eyelets across the top of the work.
While THE BANNERS continue Gilbert & George’s exploration of urban text and typography, such as newspaper headlines, posters, flyers, street signage and sex advertisements, they also relate more specifically to a recent ‘living sculpture’, created for the ‘Extinction Marathon’ held in 2014 at the Serpentine Gallery, London. For this event, Gilbert & George stood silently in front of an audience for just over four minutes, each respectively holding a BANNER that read ‘BURN THAT BOOK’ and ‘FUCK THE PLANET’.
Appearing to answer prejudice with prejudice, THE BANNERS attempt to neutralise bigotry by presenting it back through an accessible, instant language that extends beyond the reach of the usual audience for contemporary art. In so doing, THE BANNERS define, as Michael Bracewell has noted ‘a moral vision that is at once libertarian, atheistic, monarchist and existential. All are proactive. They each propose the disruption of modern conventions or sophistry as a means of encouraging individuals to think for themselves.’
Preview: Tuesday 24 November, 6-8pm 25 November 2015 – 24 January 2016
White Cube Bermondsey 144 – 152 Bermondsey Street London SE1 3TQ
Cosmic Flush fully realises Rammellzee's complex philosophy and unique vision of futuristic hip hop, apocalyptic science fiction, and extreme sonic exploration.
To celebrate the life of one of our culture's great minds we are releasing Cosmic Flush as a commemorative series of records and prints. There are 7 core tracks, each will be reinterpreted and remixed by a visual and audio artist.
Illustrating the groundbreaking influence and genius of the artist, The Rammellzee. Works from Futura, Doze Green, Ian Kuali'i. Delta, sheOne, Augustine Kofie, Poesia, Toxic, Dr Zulu, Will Barras, Divine Styler, Mr Len, Edan, Beans and more TBA.
View all of the paintings from the Cosmic Flush project and hear the album and remixes at Magda Danysz Gallery, London on Thursday 10th December, 2015.
DJ Food wil be performimg an all Rammellzee set for Solid Steel Radio on the opening night!
Magda Danysz Gallery, 61 Charlotte Street, London
For 2015 participating artists and designers include Alexis Zelda Stevens, Alessia De Pasquale, Alpha Relic, Amy McSimpson, Ben O'Connor, Bunny Clarke, Coby Walsh, Daisy Bentley, Emma Charlton, George Cheng, Gunther Jancke, HIN, Joseph Foote, Lily McCallin, Michelle Loa Kum Cheung, Neil McDonald, Novemto Komo, Rachel Johnson, Samuel Stokes, Steven Quinn and Ting Cheng.
Opening reception Thursday 3rd December 2015, 7-10pm, Free entry
Daily opening hours: 4th Dec 2015 - 1st Feb 2016, 9am-5pm (closed during the festive period and open later on selected evenings TBA) Free entry
Since opening to the public in 2009, Stour Space has developed into a community hub for artists, designers and creative businesses, offering exhibition, studio, performance and event space. The annual Collective exhibition provides an opportunity to engage with this creative community and experience their work first hand within the context of the space in which they work.
On show will be a diverse range of art practices, from fine art, photography and illustrative work to sculpture, fashion design and short films.
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, E3 2PA London, United Kingdom
They are super happy to announce that they'll be joined by Charlotte Cramer and Scarlett Montanaro, co-founders of the brilliant Crack + Cider project.
The theme for this edition is HOME. They have invited three different speakers to each give their unique take on the concept of home.
Charlotte Cramer and Scarlett Montanaro, co-founders of the brilliant Crack + Cider, a shop for homeless people where you can buy essential items and they'll deliver them in time for Christmas.
Ilse Crawford is a critically acclaimed interior designer who is passionate that architecture, interiors and design should have a human feel and that the sense of home can be achieved in a building regardless of its size.
Gulwali Passarlay is many things. He's an Afghan, an activist, an author and a political refugee. He will talk about his own journey from his home country to the UK as well as his book The Lightless Sky, which charts his escape from Afghanistan and his journey to the UK.
Tickets are £30 and includes three course menu, talks and drinks with dinner. Available here.
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOOD NIGHT EDITIONS & DECIDED / UNDECIDED present:
FORE - An evening of art and fine wine.
"Fore" is the coming together of four artists with in a unique space in London. Four artists unified by an aesthetic fusion of post Graffiti , pop culture dalliances and bold form. Each bringing a developed language, cultivated via a process of collection and reinterpretation.
This upcoming group show will featuring all new works from DARREN JOHN / GoodNightVienna / JAMIE KROOKS & MICHAEL ANTHONY BRIMMER
Show opens Wednesday 18th November from 18.30
Location: The Winemakers Club, 41a Farringdon St, London EC4A 4AN
Join The Photographers' Gallery in London for an evening with photographer legend Ed Templeton in their Gallery Cafe and Bookshop. Ed will be in conversation about his work with Matt Martin, curator at Doomed Gallery in Dalston and zine publisher.
Following the conversation Ed will be signing copies of his latest photobook Teenage Smokers 2, published by Superlabo, Adventures in the Nearby Far Away, published by Editions Bessard and Wayward Cognitions, published by Um Yeah Arts. The Photographer's Gallery will also have a range of small publications which they just received from the States.
Event is taking place Tuedsay 17 Nov, 18.30 - 20.00
This is a free event, no booking needed.
The Photographers' Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
Courier issue 8 features >> The new impresarios: How Street Feast and Secret Cinema made going out exciting again. London’s space race: Can startups survive as London’s property prices spiral out-of-control? Athens: The Greek startups staying despite the crisis. Outdoors: Courier goes climbing and stops for lunch.
Come, pick up your copy and have a drink or two with the team.
Courier is a quarterly London-based publication covering stories of modern business. In print and online. Courier reports on business with style and substance, inspiring and enabling a generation that’s re-evaluating how it wants to live and work.
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB
Join Static’s First Thursdays Exhibition opening @BOXPARK, with complimentary Heineken and a DJ set from Draper.
STATIC is the creative output of London-based image makers Tom Jackson and Craig Evans who have been producing limited editions and original works in house and by hand since 2006. Their work is known for its blend of graphic and patterned imagery created through a combination of screen printing and mixed media techniques. STATIC’s work is constructed from found visual imagery as well as symbols and signifiers from modern culture which they continue to apply to a wide range of surfaces, including wood, metal, perspex and glass.
Since 2010, STATIC have been producing layered glass works which have been exhibited in the UK, Japan, Singapore, Italy, the US, India and Russia. In 2013 a selection of pieces from their ‘Phantasms of the Living’ show was added to the private art collection of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family and in 2014 they were commissioned by Activision to create a unique Camo pattern for the release of the new Call Of Duty AW game launch.
BOXPARK, 2-10 BETHNAL GREEN ROAD, SHOREDITCH, E1 6GY
Featuring new designs by:
Rob Flowers, Maria Ines Gul, Oliver Hibert, Heresy, Crispin Finn, Tom Newell and Adam Higton.
Opens 15th October from 6-9pm. A séance will be held at 8pm, performed by Fabulous Russella.
Beer from Camden Town Brewery
Kindly supported by Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Look out for upcoming OUIJA themed events at Everyman Cinema's accross the country.
Now in it’s sixth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as of one of most exciting contemporary art fairs with its roots embedded in urban culture. Over a period of four days the fair attracts over 12,000+ visitors looking for a powerful selection of art from the growing urban and contemporary art movement, a perfect setting to present Bom.k to the UK market for the first time.
After previous sold out exhibitions in France and the United States, Bom.k will for the first time present a collection of paintings and sketches for the UK market. The exhibition, L'imprevisible Imaginaire, includes a powerful look into the various subjects Bom.k wishes to experiment with as an artist and offers viewers a glimpse into the mysteries behind his unique vision.
The opening reception will take place on Thursday, October 15th at the launch of Moniker Art Fair. Please note this is a ticketed event, to attend RSVP is required.
Opening reception: Thursday, October 15th: 5pm -9:30
Exhibition dates: October 15th to 18th 2015
Venue: Moniker Art Fair 2015
The Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom
>Very limited Tickets available for the Private View<
RSVP to Tina@myagallery.com to confirm attendance.
You can purchase discounted 50% off tickets to Moniker Art Fair by quoting MONIKER50 at check out. Visit www.monikerartfair.com.
This exhibition is his first London solo show and will be held at The Old Truman Brewery just off Bricklane:
The Old Truman Brewery
Nearest Tube stations are Liverpool St, Aldgate East
Nearest Overground station is Shoreditch High Street
The opening night of the exhibition is on Wednesday 14th October from 6PM until 9.30PM and will continue for the rest of the week:
Wednesday 14th October 2015: 6PM - 9.30PM
Thursday 15th October: 11AM - 9.30PM
Friday 16th October: 11AM - 9.30PM
Saturday 17th October: 11AM - 8PM
Sunday 18th October: 11AM - 8PM
Monday 19th October: 11AM - 7PM
Tuesday 20th October: 11AM - 7PM
Crooks and Castles and the Pop Up Showroom presents Art Heist a group street art exhibition opening on Thursday 29 October in London.The street art show described as 'A heist like no other...'is curated by Sara Farrell and Bablu Miah and will feature works from a long list of artists including:
Mr Cenz, Inkie, VIBES, GENT 48, Newso 48, Lilly Lou, Tizer, David Bray, KAES, Jive, Sterling ldn, Tom Blackford Artist. WeareSkyhigh, Roo, mr.zero, SPZero76, Annatomix, Carne Griffiths Artist, Karis Knight, Oliver Switch, Mr Christa, Tommy Fiendish, Ben Oakley Gallery, Shirley Fallconi Artist and Archie Mac London.
Private View is guest-list only.
RSVP: Email email@example.com to be guaranteed entry.
Pop Up Showroom & Workhaus Corp - The Garden House - 69 Hatton Gardens - Clerkenwell - London - EC1N 8JT
‘Home' is Remi Rough’s first London solo exhibition of new works since 2009 and represents a homecoming for the artist.
Home alludes to London itself. Remi Rough was born in South East London in 1971 and has lived and worked in the city ever since. He is a leading figure within the new movement of urban modernist painters (Graffuturists / Graffuturism) - Remi has adopted the theories and practices of the modern masters that preceded him.
This new body of work explores the relationship of balance, tension and colour with geometric theory. The many formative years spent as a young practitioner of ‘graffiti style writing' have referenced these forward thinking abstractions. The letterforms and wild styles have progressed into a mature language of ‘Suprematism’.
The works are precisely designed geometric compositions that contrast heavily with their organic surfaces such as hand made papers or wood assemblages. They have more in common with the Russian constructivists of the 19th Century as they do the graffiti writers of the 20th Century. The paintings are concerned with mathematical questions of shape, size, relative position of figures and forms, which is fundamental in current human obsession with practical science.
"Remi Rough continues to challenge the boundaries of contemporary painting as he traverses between the collected history of art and todays urban lexicon. Thematically he continues to explore associations between Suprematism concepts, Abstract Expressionism and Graffiti art, which in practice and theory they become ever present. This amalgamation yields a new type of modernist painting, one that reflects his passion for the aforementioned but also his desire re-imagine it all for todays world." - Carlos Mare
Scream Editions, 27-28 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DH Gallery open Thursday 8th and Friday 9th October, 10am - 8pm Normal opening daily 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday
In natural history, the latin terminology ‘Lusus Naturae’ is used to describe any creature or specimen that defied classification, an animal or a person that is markedly unusual or a freak of nature.
Curated by Butterflyartnews, the show explores notions of anthropomorphism, human fascination with oddities or monstrosities and our fragile relationship with the natural world.
The works on display invite the viewer into a world where fantastical hybrid creatures evolve alongside wonderfully bizarre animal figures. 100TAUR’s mythical monsters are portrayed in a surrealist dark enchanted world with colourful details rich in narrative.
Hisham Echafaki’s paintings play with intricate repetitive patterns found in nature and examine the impact that humankind exerts on its fragile balance. For the first time Hisham Echafaki will also present a series of his three-dimensional paintings. Using a unique technique of resin layering and acrylic paint, the artist meticulously builds layers to create three-dimensional insects in transparent boxes. Oniric butterflies, bees and dragonflies appear to be suspended and preserved in the manner of fragile taxidermy insects.
Exhibition dates : 14 - 16 October
Private View : 14 October 6-10 PM
94 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH
Eine remains one of London's most prolific and original street artists specializing in the central element of all graffiti - the form of letters. Sticking with his iconic style of typography that shot him to fame, this new body of work Your Not My Type* promises to be stunning as ever.
Eines unique style can be seen around the world. Producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colourful work has transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm as well as his home city of London. Through his unique combination of colour, size, and style, Eines words and letters become abstract pieces in their own right.
Eine bold work goes further than the streets however. David Cameron famously gifted Barack Obama a piece on his first trip to Washington as Prime Minister. From single letters to wry statements, Eine has left his mark worldwide. Your Not My Type promises to be another unmissable show from this incredible artist.
*Four letters looked better than five - Ben Eine
09.10.15 - 08.11.15
StolenSpace - 17 Osborn Street - London E1 6TD - UK.
The UNFRAMED Ellis Island project seeks to commemorate the stories of millions of immigrants who entered the United States via Ellis Island. Collecting source materials from the Ellis Island archives, JR created a series of installations that bring to life the chronicles of those coming from all over the world. Through his interventions, the artist envisages the hardships they endured, leaving behind their families, friends and belongings, to start a new life in a world unknown. The resulting series of works that will be presented highlight the enduring spirit of these immigrants whose presence has shaped the modern world.
Coinciding with his exhibition at the gallery, the short film Les Bosquets is set to premiere in London. Inspired by the 2005 riots in the French ghettos, JR reveals his experience within the community of the Bosquets in Montfermeil, where his first art project, Portrait of a Generation, took place. The combination of video archive, choreography and personal testimony takes us to a place where art, social uproar and the power of image collide. JR shows how striving to exist in these ghettos can overcome the precariousness of life and create beauty in the realm of the unexpected.
Lazarides Rathbone, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR
Private View: 15 October
Exhibition Dates: 16 October – 12 November 2015
Over the last few years they have completed several large commercial commissions based on this style of work and they continue to push their collaboration style in new ways. This show promises a fresh take on their work together, including abstracted letterforms and contemporary figurative illustration.
Graffiti is a game of egos, writing on walls, getting by and making do. THRIFTYEGOS is an anagram of FORTYEIGHTS their crew name that is an anagram of TOYFIGHTERS.
The exhibition opens Thursday 3rd September 2015 at Proof London and runs at the space until the 27th October.
PROOF London, 26 Cheshire Street, London - E2 6EH
Luxury Goods is focused on a continuing fascination with the pound shop, the seemingly unattainable and the place Anna calls home - London.
The show explores ideas around material, replacing the authentic with the fake, the enduring with the disposable and the line between mass production and the limited edition resulting in a new body of work involving uncomfortable pairings, glossy finishes, bright lights, with a sense of nostalgia and a longing for fantasy objects. Expect neon, prints, holograms, terrazzo marble, brass and much much more.
Join them at the exhibition launch party this Thursday, 3rd September, 7-9pm.
Refreshments on the night provided by Wray & Nephew, white overproof rum cocktails served in Anna Lomax hand carved baby watermelons adorned with logos.
Luxury Goods is part of the London Design Festival, ICON Design Trail and Shoreditch Design Triangle.
KK Outlet - 42 HOXTON SQUARE, LONDON, N1 6PB
Check out this commercial advertising Banksy's Dismaland, "a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism."
Open everyday from 22nd August – 27th September 2015. 11am – 11pm.
Free for the under 5’s. £3 on the door (limited availability), or visit the ticket page and book a time slot for guaranteed entry.
Dismaland is situated on the seafront in legendary Weston-super-Mare and is easily accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE.
Yeff celebrates this hidden world with a series of nocturnal discoveries and their manifestations.
Late Nights Early Mornings is the first multimedia exhibition at House of Vans devoted to artistic works born after dark. The unique collection explores the profound relationship between inspiration and seclusion, creativity and obscurity, and fragility with measures of time.
Lining the venue’s subterranean halls, visitors will encounter an eclectic mixture of giant origami, sleep-themed sculpture, fine art and sensory works.
Yeff will celebrate with two live performances: a talk partnered with an exclusive showing of his evocative audio installation, ‘The Heart Collection’ - an album of recorded heartbeats which produces a bizarre and surprising effect on listeners, and a portion of his “Reeps One AV” show. This exclusive performance will take place in House of Vans 100-seat Cinema space.
House of Vans will host a private view on Thursday 27th August 2015.
Exhibition runs from Thursday 27th August until the 13th September.
Following the success of his New York debut Artist/Creator Phil Davison has returned to London to showcase his X-quisite original art.
Davison reinterprets visual media with needle and thread, modernizing cross-stitch by synthesizing popular culture and street art with the traditional craft. Hailed as the “Banksy of Cross Stitch” by Time Out New York Magazine and the “Hitchcock of Cross Stitch” by Libby Purves (BBC radio 4) Davison has received international acclaim for his work.
A former fashion couture pattern cutter and Amazon.com best selling author of Twisted Stitches: 30 Corrupt Cross Stitch & Embroidery Designs, Phil Davison is putting his X on the London Art scene.
DATE: Opens 13/08/2015...
LOCATION: The Rag Factory, 16-18 Heneage Street, E1 5LJ London.
The Warmongery is the second in a series of large installations by Lucy Sparrow, the textile artist who brought the outstandingly successful Cornershop to East London in the summer of 2014. This is the artist’s fourth solo show and her third major installation in East London.
Visitors walking into The Warmongery will be entering an armoury where the walls are lined with an arsenal of felt guns, knives, pistols and explosives. Purchasers of weapons will receive a felt firearm licence while behind the counter there will be a range of biological and chemical weapons, dispensed from sweetshop jars. Shop assistants in full biohazard suits will be checking visitors to The Warmongery for traces of radiation and bacteria while the more discerning arms shopper will be able to discuss a range of bespoke felt nuclear devices with the artist.
Lucy Sparrow’s Warmongery is open to the public from Tuesday, 12th May and runs until the 17th May 2015.
BOXPARK, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY. All work will be available at www.sewyoursoul.co.uk from 2 May 2015.
The first eligible 100 people to purchase a Surface 3 at The Art of Doing More will be gifted one of the exclusive artworks and will also be in with a chance of winning a unique piece of work by street artist D*Face.
Ruthie Holloway, creative director at Beautiful Crime said: “As the art world increasingly intersects with digital technology, artists are exploring the possibilities of meshing art with technology more and more. The Surface project has given the artists we work with a fantastic opportunity to combine creativity, art and technology in ways they hadn't done before.”
Surface 3 is available to purchase in the UK from 7 May starting at £419.00
Exhibition opening times:
- Thursday 7 May – 8am-8pm (drinks served from 5pm-8pm)
- Friday 8 May – 8am-8pm (drinks served from 5pm-8pm)
- Monday 11 May – 8am-8pm
- Tuesday 12 May – 8am-8pm
Broadgate Welcome Centre, 1-2 Exchange Arcade, Finsbury Avenue Square EC2M 3WA
Brazilian street artist Eduardo Kobra has just finished a new painting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The painting, entitled as “The Bedouin”, is 26 meters high by 11 meters wide." The artist has shared some images of this impressive work with us.
Oh the General Election...the baying of MPs and party leaders, the bleating of party slogans, the shepherding of voter loyalties... you could be forgiven for thinking the whole thing's a bit of a farmyard ruckus.
One of the UK's best known satirical street artists, Mau Mau, returns to London's Westbank Gallery with new show Power To The Sheeple on May 7th - the day the country goes to the polls. Taking an Animal Farm theme this 3 day pop up show takes a cheeky swipe at the process of politics. As ever, political commentary comes with a healthy sense of humour, with the gallery playing host to a cast of Mau characters on canvas and in installation - from ballot box battery hens and sheep as they haven't been seen before to porcine forces of order and Mau fox deviancy.
Mau Mau is an artist who continues to walk the line between the street and the gallery. His prints, featuring iconic characters and commentary that reflects the times, sell out within minutes. Sell out shows in Tokyo (where he has exhibited 5 times) and London confirm the collectability of his work.
Exhibition opens 7th May with a private view 6 — 9pm
West Bank London Art, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RS.
She only started spraying 4 years ago when she moved to London after finishing her bachelor degree in illustration in the SouthWest of England. Mostly self taught, she has been picking up a few tips and tricks from the guys, but has explored the use of cans on her own during live events and festivals.
Current work documents her interest for the urban art scene that has sparked a desire to work with spray paint. These outdoor paintings combine influences, looking at realistic portraiture and different ethnic cultures. Her studio work comes from an interest in a rising, Pop-surrealistic Movement, that demonstrates bold colours, rustic steam punk, symbolism and decorative elements.
Exhibition: 2 April - 30 April
Canvas Bar , 235 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HE.
Turning trash into treasure, Ian’s work is both engaging and enlightening. Influenced by his immediate surroundings, everyday life and the TV from which he reflects the reality of living in the 21st Century. Ian re-directs his twisted and joshing take on the world to create distorted characters, murals, alternative slogans, animations, sculptures, customised photographs plus anything from coffee cups to record sleeves.
A recent collaboration with Russell Brand, to promote his book Revolution, saw Ian’s artwork on the Village Underground’s wall in Shoreditch. A larger than life sized mural, jam-packed with blissful characters and hilarious, satirical slogans.
The exhibition's grand opening is going to be a blast!
The beer is free. Everybody is invited. See you there.
Launch Party: 2 April 2015, 7 - 9pm
Exhibition Runs: 3 - 25 April 2015
KK OUTLET, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB
The exhibition focuses on the depiction of leading figures from the past and present who have somehow shaped the world in which we live. Alongside such revered icons as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, Hewett also portrays such infamous persona as Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Osama bin Laden. Untitled presents these figures through a markedly honest, unbiased lens; any judgement on them is made by the viewer. Whilst the paintings are loaded and complex, Hewett does not prescribe his works with a political message, and this is reflected in the exhibition’s title.
Private View: Thursday 23rd April, 6-9pm
Exhibitions runs: 24rd April – 24th May 2015
@Flavormag who will be releasing a number of clues, beginning with a map clue with an X where the treasure can be found. Keep an eye on their twitter feed and get searching!
Who doesn't love a good treasure hunt....especially when the prize is two pairs of trainers. To mark the launch of the PUMA Trinomic XT1s, JD Sports have teamed up with PUMA and five influential magazines and are holding a treasure hunt event around the UK and beyond with the first one taking place in London today the 18th of March. They have placed an empty premium trainer storage Krate somewhere in the streets of London and the lucky person to find it will win two pairs of the Puma XT1 trainers as well as the premium trainer storage Krate.
Other cities taking part in X Marks the Spot include:
London: @Flavourmag — 18th March 2015
Bristol: @Wordplaymag — 20th March 2015
Manchester: @Fluxmagazine — 22nd March 2015
Liverpool: @Halcyonmag — 24th March 2015
New York: @ComplexMag— 26th March 2015
If you’re the lucky person to find the JD x Puma Krate first, snap a selfie of yourself with the treasure and upload it to Twitter, Be sure to tag your city magazine from the list above as well as tagging @JDSportsfashion and with the hashtag #JDXPUMA to claim your prize of both colour ways of the PPUMA Trinomic XT1s in your size.
The PUMA Trinomic XT1s are available to buy exclusively from JD Sports website here.
For nearly a decade, Huck has roamed the globe documenting counterculture as it unfolds, seeking out freethinkers. Paddle Against The Flow collects insights on how to live a creative life from influential indie stars. Nas on language, Cat Power on looking inward, Spike Jonze on loving what you do, and Kim Gordon on feeling the flow. They are just some of the 60 doers and creators who share a diverse range of truths, creative wisdom, and life lessons from those who paddle against the flow.
FEATURING: Douglas Coupland, Dave Eggers, Spike Jonze, Miranda July, Mark Gonzales, MIA, Nas, Beck, Kim Gordon, Pharrell Williams, Mos Def, Sofia Coppola, Judd Apatow, Ai Weiwei, Beastie Boys and many more.
Join Huck for the Paddle Against the Flow launch party at Huck’s 71a Gallery, Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, on Thursday March 19, 6-9 pm.
Tickets are fee, all you have to do is RSVP here. Drinks will be provided by Blind Pig Premium Cider and the launch is supported by Chronicle Books, San Francisco.
Pin badges – are a great vehicle for artwork: that smooth enamel paint and the tough, hard-wearing grooves of the steel make them feel, as well as look, great.
You don’t need to be too precious with them – you can chuck them around, they can end up in the wash and they are still as good as new. They’re pretty cheap to manufacture, and they probably have a bigger audience than a print: everyone loves them. Old people. Kids. You can even get your dog to rock one on his collar.
Perhaps they’re booming now though, as, like Emojis, they can quickly gratify your personality. They start conversations. They illustrate your emotions: looking to expose your inner goth? Try Bruised Chin’s Ouija pin. Explorer’s Press’s Sensitive Artist goes out to their pin-making peers. Lazy Oaf’s So Broke speaks for itself… they’re conversation starters.
‘Pin-O-Rama’, opening April 2nd 2015 at Beach London, will be an exhibition of recent pin-badge designs by a variety of artists, designers and companies.
Featuring pins by Goodhood, Lazy Oaf, Gasius, Carl Partridge, Enamel Chin, Depop, Heresy, Catalogue Library, Bruised Chin, Malarky, 45RPM, Valley Cruise Press, Explorer’s Press, Miscellaneous Adventures and many more.
Beach London, 20 Cheshire Street, London E2
A little late on this, but it is still a great video so check this stop motion by artist Giacomo Bufarini, aka RUN - from this Parabola di G exhibition at Howard Griffin Gallery.
Parabola di G was an exhibition made in 2014 at the Howard Griffin Gallery London, a site specific show created entirely using paper and black paint. It took 1 month to build and only 2 days to destroy. The artists and the gallery documented the destruction, thus creating an artwork in itself. This video is the outcome of this work.
Private View: Thursday 26th March, 6-9pm
Exhibition runs: 27th March - 23rd April 2014
Hang-Up Gallery presents their exclusive new exhibition Monster that launches a brand new collection of multi-media originals and limited editions by the highly talented artist Magnus Gjoen.
Inspired by an FBI article analysing the mind of a serial killer and their preoccupation with fantasy as children, Gjoen explores the fragility of the psyche with a new abstracted and graphic direction. The unique exhibition will portray a refined evolution of the artists trademark juxtaposition technique. By combining delicate, decorative imagery with bold geometric shapes and primary colours, Monster illustrates the complex, yet confused mind of a serial killer.
Gjoen has de-constructed and simplified his artworks with a view to challenge perceptions of beauty versus evil. The representation of innocence through the use primitive shape and form overlaid with dreamlike images creatively examines how fantasy can often play an integral role in the creation of a monster.
Since his first solo show with Hang-Up Gallery in 2013, Gjoen has developed an extensive international following and collector base. The artist has displayed work in numerous prestigious London Art Galleries and International Art Fairs including London Art Fair and Miami Basel, with many of his editions selling out soon after their release. 2015 is set to be another important year for Gjoen, with his work showing at the Scope Art Fair in New York followed by a solo show with Soze Gallery in Los Angeles.
MAGNUS GJOEN | MONSTER 20 MAR - 26 APRIL 2015
PRIVATE VIEW THUR 19 MAR 6-9PM
Hang-Up Gallery | hanguppictures.com | 56 Stoke Newington High Street | London N16 7PB
Femme Fierce, the world’s largest all female street art and graffiti festival takes place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March. Femme Fierce returns for its second year and unveils the Next Best Thing.
Femme Fierce attracts the biggest names in street art from all around the globe and is dedicated to celebrating women who create art in studios, scale rooftops to add colour to the grey concrete walls which make up our cityscape. Femme Fierce is a series of events with the main highlight being Femme Fierce: Reloaded on International Women’s day, when over 150 international and UK based graffiti street artists will take over the infamous Banksy tunnel at Leake Street in London. Painting it Plan UK blue before creating spectacular public arts murals, with 400 litres of recycled emulsion paint from Forest Recycling Project, to highlight Plan UK’s Because I am a girl campaign.
Femme Fierce: Reloaded! takes place on Sunday 8th March with the largest international gathering of street art queens, such as the Greece’s Simoni Fontana, Swedish-Chilean Amara Por Dios, and France’s Ashes57 amongst the 150+ artists taking part in turning Leake Street tunnel into a world class outdoor gallery.
As part of Lucy Dalzell’s ongoing exploration of London’s evolving landscape, Hidden In Plain Sight brings together artworks that observe, document and playfully recreate the places and spaces we interact with, but rarely acknowledge.
Hackney Wick served as the catalyst for this ongoing body of work. Whilst living and working in the area in the years leading up to the Olympics, Dalzell started to visually document the hidden, often unnoticed pockets of the Wick, as the area rapidly evolved. This soon expanded into investigating areas going through similar transformations across London.
Hidden In Plain Sight features a responsive soundscape by artist Nuno Veiga. During the lead up to this exhibition, Veiga and Dalzell have collaborated on collecting sound pieces from the areas featured in the artworks, which have then been crafted by Veiga to create an immersive soundscape as part of the exhibition.
Private View: Thursday 5th March 2015, 7-10pm at Stour Space 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA
Opening Times: 6th - 30th March 2015, 9am-5pm
Impossible presents: 8 x 8 - featuring: Alison Mosshart / Scout Willis / Chuck Grant / Kate Bellm / Paulina Srys / Elegia / Andrew Millar / Oli
Impossible has selected the eight artists from the USA, and Europe and challenged them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s color or b&w 600 or SX-70 films.
The artists that have been invited by Impossible to contribute their work to the limited, three-day exhibition at The Hoxton Gallery in London featuring Alison Mosshart (US) (The Kills) // Scout Willis (US) // Chuck Grant (US) // Kate Bellm (UK) Paulina Surys (POL) // Elegia (UK) // Andrew Millar (UK) // Oliver Blohm (DE)
The idea of 8 x 8 was inspired by the fact that each pack of Impossible film has just eight photos.
Impossible has always taken an innovative approach to analog photography, exerting an influence on visual culture that is greater than the relatively small size of the company and successfully shifting popular taste from the virtual to the visceral with a wide range of color and b&w films for Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Image-Spectra cameras, large-format 8x10, and its own-branded hardware, notably the Instant Lab Universal.
8 x 8 takes place at The Hoxton Gallery, London E2 and is open to the public from 20th February for just three days.
The Hoxton Gallery, The Arch, 9 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Opening hours: 12pm – 7pm, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd Feb