BLUE ART LIST press release11: Opening this Thursday, Debaser, an art show underground…

Debaser: Cultivating in a basement, artists doing it ourselves, doing it on our terms…
debaser_march2016v2The next Cultivate event will happen this week at the rather exciting BSMT Space over in Dalston, London N16. A cross-pollinating group show curated by Cultivate the team of Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey, the busy show will open on Thursday evening March 24th at 6pm, all are welcome.

“We’re not about grand manifestos or wordy statements or cultivating a new whatever, we’re simply about proactive artists just getting on and doing it, we’re about making art happen on our terms, we’re about the artists who excite us enough to make us want to share our space with them…”

Once again, in the style of the recent Reveal and Play shows (one in an East London railway arch, the other in a condemned warehouse), Debaser will be a coming together of artistic styles, expect the more adventurous rule-breaking side of street art jousting with contemporary fine artists, print makers, painterly painters, performers and more. Expect a four day gathering of pro-active artists in a rather exciting basement art space over in Dalston. London N16.


Cultivate - Play...

Cultivate – Play…

Debaser will open on Thursday evening March 24th at 6pm (open until 9pm) and then run from 11am until 7pm from Friday March 25th until Sunday March 27th


BSMT Space can be found at 5D Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH. Just up from Dalston Overground station, on the main high street, just by the Vortex and such…If I were you, I’d come on the Friday when Ridley Road Market was in full swing…

In the next few months. as the days grow longer, expect Cultivate events to happen on a boat on the Regent’s canal, in  amongst the glorious colour of a tailor’s shop in East London, back under a railway bridge in Hackney, in an open-air square at the foot of Tower Bridge, and just maybe in a conventional art gallery or two as well, oh and back at the Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair on Sunday June 12th, always one of our favourite days of the year  Cultivate will be five this year, five years of doing it our way…

For more information, images, or to talk to the artists or anyone involved in the show please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List by return of e.mail – cultivate.studio43 at


BLUE ART LIST press release no10: Have you checked out London’s BSMT Space yet?

bsmt_headerLondon’s artscape is evolving, galleries and spaces are disappearing; gentrification, property developers, London is losing those vital alternative underground art spaces, but over in Dalston there’s an exciting new space bucking the disturbing trend….

BSMT Space is a contemporary project space situated right in the heart of Dalston (London N16). The beautifully located underground basement space opened last year…

The basement gallery space has already hosted an number of significant contemporary art shows, street art events and exhibitions that dance to their own rhythms, including last year’s excellent Doing Lines show as well as the acclaimed Death in Dalston exhibition

bsmt_reshapeThe BSMT Space program continues tonight, Thursday March 3rd, with an enticing group show called RESHAPE – a show featuring Joe Furlong / Mr Wim / Krom Balgesky / Lady Gonzalez / Vesna Parchet  – five artists “who have been affected and moulded directly by the closure and disregard of autonomous practical creative space in the face of rampant and irresponsible gentrification projects throughout the capital”. Reshape runs until March 10th.

BSMT Space will then collaborate with Cultivate curators Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. The now nomadic Cultivate will follow the recent ” Reveal – An Art Show in a Railway Arch” with a show at BSMT Space entitled DEBASER – An Art Show in a Basement. Debaser will bring together a cross-pollination of contemporary painters, performers, street artists and more for a show that opens in the basement space on Thursday evening March 24th

debaser_march2016v2In April BSMT Space presents INFLATION – the first solo show by acclaimed Street Artist Fanakapan, opening on the 8th of April with a private viewing on April 7th. “One of the most impressive artists on the scene, with a style of his own that he continually redefines, Fanakapan is set to push the boundaries of his visual masterpieces further in what will be a stellar exhibition that you really won’t want to miss”. The show will run until April 21st.

The programme continues throughout the year with a number of exciting shows and events. More about BSMT SPACE very soon.


The basement art space can be found at 5D Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BHWEB: BSMT Space

bsmt_logoFor more information, images or to talk to the artists or anyone involved in the BSMT Space or the shows please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List by return of e.mail (cultivate.studio43 @

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