BLUE ART LIST press release No9: ARTISTS FUNDRAISING FOR ARTS RADIO STATION RESONANCE FM…

Bob and Roberta Smith

Bob and Roberta Smith

Artists come together to fundraise for London’s much loved arts radio station Resonance FM

London’s rather unique and much loved (around the globe, not just here in London) arts radio station Resonance 104.4FM finds itself in the throws of an annual fundraising drive that is being supported by a number of artists (as well as musicians, writers, venues, galleries and more).

Artists have been coming together to help keep the rather uniquely informative radio station flowing. Resonance FM is a full time radio station that is largely run by volunteers and funded by the goodwill of listeners.

A number of benefit gigs and events have been taking place alongside a couple of weeks of on-line fundraising auctions that have seen artwork from artists and designers such as Bob and Roberta Smith, David Shrigley, jimmy Cauty, Sean Worrall, Bella Freud, Pete Fowler, Billy Childish, Bruce McLean donate pieces to the on-line auctions.

Some of the auctions have now ended, the Bob and Roberta piece sold last night for a healthy four figure sum, other on-line auctions continue until the end of the month. Alongside the art there are rare slices of music, books, experiences, show tickets, whiskey marmalade, a subscription to Art Monthly and lots more. Every penny goes to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Resonance FM studio and the paying of the electricity bills and such…

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There’s some coverage of the auction, including some words from Resonance FM’s Ed Baxter, via Organ magazine’s underculture blog, the on-going auctions can be viewed here.

Experience Resonance FM here

As always your coverage, support for the auctions, links to Resonance FM via your bogs and websites are more than welcome and much appreciated

Bella Freud

Bella Freud

For more information, images or to talk to the artists or anyone involved in the station please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List

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BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE No8: No permission asked or given, galleries don’t always have to be formal places…

No permission asked or given, galleries don’t always have to be formal places with doors and white walls… what did happen on day 43 of the year?

Under the bridge...

Under the bridge…

Day 43 of 2016 saw Cultivate co-founder and every busy London based artist Sean Worrall follow up 2015’s year-long #365ArtDrops piece and January’s Reveal show in an East London railway arch with a gallery event called #43.

#43 involved 43 pieces painted during the first 43 days of 2016.  Some of the paintings were once again hung on the walls and fences of East London Streets for people to find and take, others were hung and on sale at a price of £43 each as part of a gallery exhibition under a railway bridge on the side of a road by the canal on Saturday afternoon in Hackney.

#43 found

#43 found

The venue for the show was announced via mailing lists, texts and social media 43 minutes before it happened at 2.43pm last Saturday afternoon. Signs were put up, word was spread, people came, art was viewed (pleased to report some was bought), wine was drunk (well it was an art opening, wine has to be drunk at a gallery opening) and a one day show happened in an art space with no door or white walls and with no permission asked or given…

“Well that was a busy weekend” wrote Worrall later on, “creativity abound in squalor, thing going off, things left on the floor,  art bought or found and off to Manchester, Glasgow, Kent and more. Thanks people, always good to sell art, always good to have people drop by and see the art hanging on a gallery wall.  The weekend just gone was pieces left hanging around East London on day 43, pieces on Brick Lane, on the Hackney Road, Clare Street, pieces left in church yards, on the fence by Hackney City Farm and then pieces exhibited in a “gallery” under a railway bridge in the wind and rain on day 44”

“Thanks to everyone who braved the wind and rain to join us under the bridge (and no thanks to the jobsworth, “you can’t do that” said the man with a clipboard, “yes we can” came the reply) and thanks to all those who went hunting “43 drops” on Friday, thanks for all the social media posts and photos, I see a lot have been taken, sorry to those who went looking and didn’t get one this time. ..”

#43

#43

We shall do it all again on day 86 with another show in another place (or places) watch for the hash tags…

galleries don’t always have to be formal places with doors and white walls…

Further reading_  The moving tale of the #365ArtDrops piece left at Moor Street railway station, Birmingham….

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SEAN WORRALL

More information, images or to talk to the artist please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List

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#43 left under a Stik...

#43 left under a Stik…

BLUE ART LIST PRESS RELEASE No7: BOWIE ‘HOMAGE’ MURAL ARTIST TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION CHARITY PRINT

BLUE ART LIST PRESS RELEASE No7:  BOWIE ‘HOMAGE’ MURAL ARTIST TO RELEASE LIMITED EDITION CHARITY PRINT

One month on from the sad news of David’s Bowie’s death, street artist James Cochran aka Jimmy C, will release a limited edition signed print of his Brixton mural. The artist will donate 20% of sales to cancer research charity, in memory of David Bowie and his 18-month battle with cancer.
Jimmy C

Jimmy C

Jimmy C, who painted the ‘homage’ David Bowie portrait back in 2013, became the almost accidental centre of attention worldwide when fans and mourners kept a vigil using his Brixton mural as a shrine to the late music legend. Pictures and videos of the mural with mounting flowers and emotional mourners went viral.

The artwork continues to headline front pages and has since spurred a soaring interest in Jimmy C’s unique work.

Unfortunately the focus on the piece of art has also resulted in a lot of substandard unofficial pirated prints, t-shirts and more, a situation that has motivated Jimmy C to react with a high quality official print and a donation of a percentage of the proceeds going to charity..

The portrait mural was originally created in 2013 to coincide with the V&A and Opera Gallery’s simultaneous David Bowie exhibitions.

Jimmy C

Jimmy C

Jimmy C says, “I have always respected Bowie as an artist and his ability to constantly push the creative boundaries. I am honoured that my work has been used as a form of tribute to his memory. It is hoped that this print will help celebrate Bowie’s legacy as well as raise money for cancer research charity.”
The artwork is a high-quality limited edition giclee fine art print (63 x 60cm) and can be purchased from 10th Feb via: http://jimmyc.arts-bureau.com
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Web:  Jimmy C
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ENDS..

Jimmy C - Adelaide, 2016

Jimmy C – Adelaide, 2016

NOTES TO EDITORS:  Jimmy C is a prolific London-based street artist who has worked worldwide honing his individual skills on the streets and also academically with a Master of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia. He is known for his aerosol pointillist signature style. Jimmy C’s works include a portrait of Olympic champion Usain Bolt, which became one of the key images during the London Olympics in 2014. He has also collaborated with the iconic London store Liberty, to create a limited edition Cosmic Heart fabric print that was launched during London Fashion Week.
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Photo call press opportunity with Jimmy holding the print in front of the wall at Brixton on 10th Feb at  11am.
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