It’s been a lock down autumn preparing for shows in London this month and Miami the next. Plans for the show started in the spring, and over the last few months i got to know the gallery and area. Its a fun pop art gallery in the centre of Marylebone, I used to work in a sandwich cafe down the road when i first left school many years ago. Since then it’s become a well heeled W1 address, the Chiltern firehouse down the road a hot spot for London’s celebrity nightlife. It’s certainly a different location to the place i used to know.
With that in mind the title Trash n Cash seemed apt. Big bucks, black bags and swearing kids on found objects, neon and real hard cash. A list branded trash bags, backed by damask drapes and a theme of defaced currency very much a show for W1.
The show is open till the 29th of November, there’s a little something for everyone with a limited edition set of tee shirts, modelled below by Miss Sophie Hermann, with print details below
There are two prints as available
Rude kids 2 colour silk screen Edition of 29 on Arches rives 250gsm paper embossed and signed at £80 available here
Rolled gold (Tiffany) 10 colour silk screen edition of 40 on 375 gsm on Lambeth paper embossed and signed at £180 available here
Artcore International and Hotel Elephant are pleased to present Artcore International 14, a four-day Arts Festival taking place in SE1.
The first of an annual showcase of works created by its members, Artcore International 14 provides a unique opportunity to discover a wealth of talented practitioners currently working in London. Spread across two warehouses, Hotel Elephant’s non-traditional gallery spaces offers an alternative visitor experience, by enabling a vast range of work to exist together in one space.
Presented as a journey through the current Artistic practises of its members, the festival rubs Street Art and 3d Mapping, up against contemporary Painting and Photography, Kinetic Sculpture and Performance against Ceramics and Drawing.
During this four-day festival, visitors will be able to experience, the 15-foot fire-breathing dragon created by Paka The Uncredible alongside the satirical photography of Joe Giacomet. The eight-piece soul band Vibrations of Sound share the bill with the bass heavy break beats of Jason Warlock from the Rag and Bone label. Plus, established documentary filmmakers such as Jes Benstock, screening work beside upcoming makers of short fiction film, including Dan Moss.
Artcore International 14 includes work by Artists from groups such as, Mutoid Waste, Whitecross Street Party, Mad in England and Dotmasters.
There is Free Entry to the whole of the Artcore International 14 programme.
I had Ian Cox pop down to the studio recently, it’s always nice hanging out with Ian, we’ve been working on things together since the early days of Nuart. It’s a busy time in the studio right now with 3 sets of work going to shows in LA, Miami and the stroke art fair in Munich. Ian caught some great construction shots as the afternoon wore on.
Had a fun time with the ‘Made in Chelsea’ crew yesterday, the glamourous Sophie Hermann & Victoria Baker-Harber lent a hand to paint some Dotmaster stuff on the back wall of Graffik gallery, Portobello road. A funny morning, filming the girls painting with Mark Vandelli turning up to critique with his own unique style. The whole thing should be aired sometime in April. During the morning the girls taught me some valuable style tips.
1. Always make sure when painting to have the appropriate footwear.
2. You can get away with any outfit with gorgeous hair.
3. Skinny girls still look skinny in boiler suits…. but don’t like the experience. (full body shots have been with held on the requests of the girls).
Oh yeah …..and we painted something.
We have an East end Treasure hunt winner! Whats happening to you West end uys and gals? just checked with the last location and the 2nd prize for the West end searchers is still sitting there! If your still on route to either location, don’t worry if you arrive to late for the main prize, leave your email address and you get a chance at the prize draw for a consolation prize. so come on there’s still everything to play for!
Well it looks from reports that we have at least one winner. still waiting for confirmation, so if you are still out there following the trail, don’t be dismayed there is still a chance to win. If you get to the end of the trail simply leave your email address with the final destination and there will be a prize draw for a consolation prize, Probably a work on paper. So there is a point to finishing the trail, so carry on regardless. Thanks to all who braved the windy weather to take part. more updates as to whos one what to follow.
So to recap you have to visit four locations in west london pick up the codes in each palce that will give you a map coordinate For example 51.524232 -0.073299 (its only a bloody example, don’t go here the only toy there will be you). Put the numbers in Google maps and voila you have the location go in ask for Steve or Jen and say “I’m a TOY can i have my TOY please” and you will be given your prize.
So the places you have to visit in this order are:
Graffik gallery, Portobello road W10 5TE
clues in the back garden
The old paddington Sorting office (punch drunks venue for “The drowned man”)
Clues on the side fire escape door in Winsland Street,
1 Bramber Road W14 9PA
Clues on the the green telecoms box between North end road and No1 Bramber road
the clue is on the wall beside the entrance (don’t try to enter the yard there’s big scary dogs and Luke!)
So code got here before me but hey it is his manor. So take a trip to Latimer road and venture under the westway, past the horses and into a nether world of mechanics yards and static caravans, the fourth and final clue is on the wall at the entrance of Joe rush’s old yard (mutoid waste department) . Also the head quarters of Smash who do all our production for Glastonbury. A home away from home. So once you have visited all four of the west London clues you will have all the 16 digits that will give you the final resting place of the TOY your seeking.