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Artist, painter, reluctant gallerist, radio broadcaster, London, England.

BLUE ART LIST: Sean Worrall’s show The Fruit Shop opens over at Columbia Road, London E2

Sean Worrall, Cultivate co-founder and pro-active East London painter, opens a new solo show in an old green groucers shop over by the flower Market next week

Following on from 2018’s year-long #365ArtDrop18 piece, a piece of work that took in the Byline Festival, Deptford X and the Leytonstone Arts Trail, Sean Worrall takes a short break from the constant Cultivating and presenting of works from other artists via Cultivate to open The Fruit Shop. The Fruit Shop also follows on from Sean’s take over of a working Edwardian tailor’s shop in Hackney with fellow painter Emma Harvey back in 2016 (Sean was brought up in a shop, his parents ran a newsagents, little shops and market stalls are in his blood, the plight of Ridley Road Market is bothering him at the moment)

The Fruit Shop opens on the evening of Thursday April 4th (6pm until 9pm) at Shipton Street Gallery, an East London gallery for over ten years now, the space is a former greengrocer’s shop that still has the old till and some of the fittings.  The show opens on the evening of the 4th, the gallery will then be open over two weekends, two Saturdays and Sundays, 11am until 5pm on April 6th/7th and April 13th/14th (the gallery is also someone’s home, it normally only opens it on Sundays),  You find the gallery on Shipton Street, at the top end of Columbia Road, the flower market and everything that comes with the rather unique space. Everyone is welcome to the opening of course, nonr of that get on a list nonsense

A SEAN WORRALL solo show and busy walls packed with fruit and more, a solo show but a show also featuring guest artists CHARLIE McFARLEY, SOFIA MARTINS-GRAY, SUZIE PINDAR (The Naked Artist), YULIA ROBINSON and CHRIS DEWIRE

A Fruit Shop? It works like this; “I love small shops, I grew up in shops, I love market stalls, recently I was reminded how much I love just painting fruit. I was walking through Ridley Road Market over in Dalston, I love walking through the reality of Ridley Road Market, I was buying a big bag or oranges, you get great deals over there at Ridley Road, go support the local market traders rather than the corporation multi national supermarket with all that packaging that isn’t needed. The man doing the selling of the oranges said “here painter man, have a lemon to paint”, that was back in January. I’ve been rediscovering my love of still life and the simple pleasure of painting fruit ever since, I’ve had Peter Prendergast shouting in my ear about looking at it properly, I’ve been painting new layers of fruit over old things, on found bits of wood, cardboard from the street (by the way do look up Peter Prendergast if you don’t know of him, wonderful Welsh painter, brilliant man). I;ve been painting oranges from Hackney,, juicy looking pomegranates, grapefruit from Well Street, Lemons from London bridge (okay, I admit I did get that one from a supermarket, it was late, I was walking home from the White Cube and the opening night of Tracey Emin’s show, my review is here and a second look here by the way). I hadn’t planed to show the fruit paintings, I was just enjoying doing the painting, there was no great plan, but then then Pete from the gallery over by Columbia Road said you need an old shop to show that fruit in and yes, of course I did…A solo show, busy walls, walls packed with paintings of fruit and more..”

WHY GUEST ARTISTS?  “Yes, The Fruit Shop will be a solo show and return to the gallery that was once a much loved local greengrocer’s shop, I love that the old till and some of the shop fittings are still there, I love that the older locals come in and tell us about it, that was one of the best things about last year’s six week residency at Shipton Street Gallery, the engagement with the people from the local estate, the tales of the locals who took the time to come in, the conversations with a reving socialist who was once Thatcher’s Butler at Number Ten, that’s the reason for going back rather than just the colour of the Sunday flower Market.  A two week solo show but there will be three or four of guest artists on the walls or plinths, I’ve included guest artists at all of my solo shows over the last ten years, small areas of a solo show to expose the work of other artists that were exciting me at the time, I don’t see why all artists don’t do it? Bands do it all the time, “special guests”, you feel cheated when there’s no opening band, I’ve discovered some of my favourite bands by just getting there early to see who the special guest is, why don’t artists do it? Special guests at previous solo shows have included, Maria Slovakova, Carne Griffiths, Twinklle Troughton, Skeleton Cardboard, Quiet British Accent, Chantal Powell, Rosso, This One, Elisabeth Osbourne and quite a few more (whatever happened to Elisabeth? she was, and hopefully still is, an excellent painter, I send her a text or an e.mail every few months, no reply and I never see her taking part in other shows, I hope she’s still out there, I hope she’s still painting, she was a gueats at the Kensal Green Cemetery show a few year back, excellent painter). I’ve always thought artists should have “special guests” or “support bands” at their solo shows. imagine if it was a regular thing, something all artists did, what if say Tracey Emin had three pieces of art from three guest artists that most people had never heard of hanging on that empty wall down by the toilets in the White Cube? Or what if so and so did it, or thingy? What if some of the artists I’ve invited to do it did it as well? Artists on the whole are not good at supporting each other (besides turning up at opening nights to drink all the free wine that is) , it is something I will always try do, well no, not try, it is something I will always do. no “try” about it – just a small area of a gallery, and it will have to be a small area this time, Shipton Street Gallery is a beautiful little space, it will be an intimate show.

This time I shall be giving a little wall space to a born and bread Hackney-based street artist called Charlie McFarley (although I do believe he’s been gentrified out of East London now) a photographer called Sofia Martins-Gray who really does paint so beautifully with her Polaroid camera and as I won’t be using (all) the gallery plinths I shall be be handing a couple of them over to an artist called Yulia Robinson and her Pomegranate sculptures (she is mostly a painter, not always though,.Suzie Pinder (aka the Naked Artist) will have a couple of things on the wall, something ot d owith  oranges not being the only fruit, and I’ve also invited a wonderful painter from York called Chris Dewire who I only discovered last week, saw one of his paintings for sale on an on-line auction site, had to bid on it, I won it, it looks even better in the flesh so I invited him to join us with a small painting or two”

Sean Worrall’s Fruit Shop opens on Thursday April 4th, 6pm until 9pm  Everyone is welcome, for more information please contact us at Cultivate.  Sean is available ot talk or to answer e.mail questions or to meet during the show at the gallery or at the hang the day before.

Sean Worrall

www.cultivategallery.com

ORGAN MAGAZINE

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Blue Art List: Today we bring news of Intent, an art show in two parts…

Blue Art List: The aim of this occasional pr mailing list is to bring you people involved in galleries, involved in the art media, you beautiful art blog writers and such news of artist-led events, news of art events, gallery shows, artists and things…

Today we bring news of Intent, an art show in two parts…

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INTENT (Part Two) – Cultivate at BSMT Space. (opening night Thursday January 18th)

“The second part of Cultivate’s first show of 2018. Intent (Part Two) will be an art exhibition, a group show, for group shows are vital things, a group show brought to you by Cultivate (and Organ), this time at Dalston’s BSMT Space Gallery.

Expect contemporary painting, performance, expect street art flavours, installation, expect textiles, words, expect attitude, expect oil paint, spray paint, expect cross pollination, contradiction and the ignoring of rules, expect intent. Entry is free, the “private view” is never private, everyone is welcome at our shows, none of that get on the list or ringing on the doorbell nonsense, the door is open, come in and explore..

“The Intent is for an art show to happen in two parts in two places, the Intent is to have an art show in two parts with both parts happening at the same time Intent (Part One) will follow our rather successful on-line group show experiments of 2017 and will happen via the Cultivate website as well as the ever busy Organ website. Intent (Part Two) will happen physically via the gallery walls and floors down in that underground basement gallery known as BSMT Space (over on the borders of Hackney in Dalston, just up from Dalston overground station),

Intent (Part Two) will open at 6pm on Thursday January 18th at BSMT Space, opening night 6pm until 9pm (and probably later). Bring your own drink, we spent all our money on paint, canvas. The show will then run from Friday Jan 19th until Sunday Jan 21st, 11am until 6pm.

The show curated by SEAN WORRALL and EMMA HARVEY, will feature the following artists; AMANDA LWIN, AMY OLIVER, ANNA CHOUTOVA, BEATA BURDELAK, DAY BOWMAN, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, EMMA HARVEY, IVY PANESAR, JAMES BELL, JO EVANS, KUT, MARNIE SCARLETT, MIA JANE HARRIS, NAOMIE EDMONDSON, NIKOLAI KOZIN, PETER D’ALESSANDRI, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SALLY JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SOFIA MARTINS, VESNA PARCHET, YI ZHANG and probably one or two more. Expect a spoken word performance from Marnie Scarlett on the open night and expect other things to happen during the weekend BSMT Space can be found at 5d Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London, N16 8BH. More details via http://www.cultivategallery.com

For more information, images, details of the artists please do get in touch.  Opening of part one is on-line at 6pm Tuesday January 2018 and opening night of Part two is at BSMT Space gallery on Thursday 18th January

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The Blue Art List is brought to you by Cultivate, it won’t all be about Cultivate events, expect occasional mailouts and information from our fellow curators, artists, artist-run galleries and such throughout 2018

And while we’re here, are you checking out the busy pages of Organ magazine? There’s arts coverage, exhibition reviews, artist interviews and features going up every day, we’re just kicking off our 2018 coverage with this weekend’s Condo events and such..

And yes, do please talk to us if you’d like to make use of this Blue Art List for your news or events… (info at cultivategallery.com)

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BLUE ART LIST PR: INTERACT opens this Thursday, 28 artists, two big white-walled rooms alive with artist-led colour, performance, paint, installation, attitude and more…

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This mailing list is about getting information about artists, shows, galleries to those we think might be interested in these kind of things, to the arts media, the galleries, curators, the bloggers…

 Interact will open this Thursday evening, 6pm on June 15th, 28 working artists in a nice big white-walled space called Coate Studios here in Hackney, East London, A group show, pro-active artists, punk rock attitude, colour and the spirit of Joshua Compston and all that factual nonsense

We’ve been busy pulling together an exciting line-up of artists a whole load of painters, sculptors, print makers, performers, textile artists and more. Rooms alive with cross-pollination, with colour, with contradiction, with exciting new London-based working committed artists, some directly invited and some selected via an open call (open calls and new blood is always important to us at Cultivate.

Interact will be a group show alive with art, alive with people, with painting, sculpture, installation, performance and more. Interact happens at Coate Studios, 37 Coate Street, Hackney, London, E2 9AG (right next door to the Sebright Arms).  The show opens on Thursday evening June 15th (6pm until 9pm everyone welcome), and then runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th June, 11am until 6pm.

Expect performance on the opening night from Cultivate regulars AMY KINGSMILL and MARNIE SCARLET as well as… well watch this space…

The artists confirmed are AMY OLIVER, BRETT BANKS, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, DIANE GOLDIE, EMMA HARVEY, ESPIRA, IAN BAILEY, JASMIN REIF, JOANNA GEOGIADES, KIM FORDWOH, LAURA HUDSON, LOUISE HILDRETH, LYNNE BLACKBURN, LUCINDA BURGESS, MIA-JANE HARRIS, NAOMI EDMONDSON, NICOLE WEISZ, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SAL JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SOOJIN HONG, VESNA PARCHET, VINAY HATHI, WILLIAM LINDLEY and YULIA ROBINSON.  You can get a small flavour of the artist here via the ever busy Cultivate website.

There’s a Facebook event page for more Interact info or updates should you like that kind of social media thing

As always if you’re a blogger or an art writer then your coverage, support, news stories and such via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated,

If you’re a gallery, artist or curator please do take a look or come along, come and interact, check out the art and the artists, come and explore what we’re doing

For more information please contact Ellie Scott at Blue Art List or Sean at Cultivate (e.mail – info @ cultivategallery.com or phone 07713 181633)

The BLUE ART LIST is brought to you by the Cultivate team, you are on this mailing list because we think you might be interested in our occasional news of artists, art shows (not just ours, please do talk to us about using this list for your events).

Do please talk to us about what you are doing or if you would like to know more about anything covered via the list. Previous mailouts can be viewed on the Blue Art List website

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BLUE ART LIST PR:  LEYTONSTONE GETS READY TO HOST THE TENTH LEYTONSTONE ARTS TRAIL

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This mailing list is about getting information about artists, shows, galleries to those we think might be interested in these kind of things, to the arts media, the galleries, the bloggers……

The tenth annual Leytonstone Arts Trail will feature the work of over 100 artists in more than 40 locations as all manner of venues are transformed into temporary galleries over nine days in July.

Started by a small group in 2008 and entirely self-funded and run by volunteers, the egalitarian entry criteria attract a diverse range of artists from hobbyists to professionals, with ages from primary school to pensioners. Each year evolves its own personality and surprise hits owing to the particular mix of participating artists and hosting organisations.

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Cafes, pubs, churches, art studios, a number of homes and even a garden shed within the borders of Leytonstone will host artworks in all media, with an eclectic range of events running alongside throughout.

The Trail will run from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 9th July; visitors are invited to devise their own Trail routes using the maps on the Trail Guide or the website.

Trail events this year include live poetry, performance art, drop-in workshops and a tactile game about life; all are free or very minimal entrance charge.  Again, these are listed on the website and in the Guide so people can plan around their own interests.

This year, two large clusters of Trail locations are at the top of the High Road, making an ideal walk from the Quakers Meeting House via the North Star down to Leytonstone’s “Art Quarter” around Church Lane with venues including coffee shops, boutiques and restaurants, with further locations spreading out to the borders of the E11 postcodes.

Chris Davies, participating artist said:
“What I like about the trail is that it brings a rich variety of visual arts to Leytonstone – this has an uplifting effect on a great number of people and brings communities together.”

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Naoise McGeer, Head of Art at Leytonstone School said:
“The Arts Trail provides our students with the opportunity to have their work viewed alongside successful practising artists in the borough.”

The Trail reaches out to the local community inviting all to enjoy the creative diversity Leytonstone can offer. It makes art accessible to everyone, both as producers and consumers.

The full programme list is available now on www.leytonstoneartstrail.org and the printed Guide will be available from participating venues later this month.

Further information and a press pack including high resolution versions of the images below can be found at www.leytonstoneartstrail.org.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
About us
The Leytonstone Arts Trail is an annual festival of visual arts in Leytonstone run entirely by volunteers. It provides an opportunity for anyone to show their work regardless of age or training. Participants display their work in a variety of venues and the public is invited to enjoy all the exhibitions and events free of charge / at cost­ recovery, so that the Arts Trail increases the enjoyment of all living, working and visiting the area. The Trail has grown each year from 2007; this year has 36 exhibitions and 11 events with over 100 artists participating.

Contacts
Contact: Siobhan Davies
Email: mail@leytonstoneartstrail.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Leytonstone-Arts-Trail-317732498270762/
Website: www.leytonstoneartstrail.org
Twitter: @Leytonstone_Art
Instagram: www.instagram.com/leytonstonearts/

Images
Images are displayed on artists listings on the website. Permissions should be sought from individual artists to use images from the website.  Artists contacts are supplied on each listing and generally respond within 24 hrs.

High resolution logos can be downloaded from the website on http://www.leytonstoneartstrail.org/press-media/

Selection of images available via the website

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As always if you’re a blogger or an art writer then your coverage, support, news stories and such via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated,

If you’re a gallery, artist or curator please do take a look or come along, come and interact, check out the art and the artists, come and explore what we’re doing

For more information please contact Ellie Scott at Blue Art List or Sean at Cultivate (e.mail – info @ cultivategallery.com or phone 07713 181633)

The BLUE ART LIST is brought to you by the Cultivate team, you are on this mailing list because we think you might be interested in our occasional news of artists, art shows (not just ours, please do talk to us about using this list for your events).

Do please talk to us about what you are doing or if you would like to know more about anything covered via the list. Previous mailouts can be viewed on the Blue Art List website

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BLUE ART LIST PR: CULTIVATE presents INTERACT and artists coming together and doing it ourselves..

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This mailing list is about getting information about artists, shows, galleries to those we think might be interested in these kind of things… Today, an in-house update from East London’s Cultivate Gallery.

 Interact will open on Thursday June 15th in a nice big white-walled space called Coate Studios here in Hackney, East London, A group show, pro-active artists, punk rock attitude, the spirit of Joshua Compston and all that factual nonsense

we’ve been busy pulling together an exciting line-up of artists a whole load of painters, sculptors, print makers, performers and more. Rooms alive with cross-pollination, with colour, with contradiction, with exciting new London-based pro-active working committed artists, some invited some selected via an open call (open calls and new blood is always important at Cultivate.

Interact will be a group show alive with art, alive with people, with painting, sculpture, installation, performance and more. Interact happens at Coate Studios, 37 Coate Street, Hackney, London, E2 9AG (right next door to the Sebright Arms).  The show opens on Thursday evening June 15th (6pm until 9pm everyone welcome), and then runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th June, 11am until 6pm.

Expect performance on the opening night from Cultivate regulars AMY KINGSMILL and MARNIE SCARLET as well as… well watch this space…

The artists confirmed are AMY OLIVER, BRETT BANKS, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, DIANE GOLDIE, EMMA HARVEY, ESPIRA, IAN BAILEY, JASMIN REIF, JOANNA GEOGIADES, KIM FORDWOH, LAURA HUDSON, LOUISE HILDRETH, LYNNE BLACKBURN, LUCINDA BURGESS, MIA-JANE HARRIS, NAOMI EDMONDSON, NICOLE WEISZ, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SAL JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SOOJIN HONG, VESNA PARCHET, VINAY HATHI, WILLIAM LINDLEY and YULIA ROBINSON.  You can get a small flavour of the artist here via the ever busy Cultivate website.

There’s a Facebook event page for more Interact info or updates should you like that kind of social media thing

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As always if you’re a blogger or an art writer then your coverage, support, news stories and such via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated,

If you’re a gallery, artist or curator please do take a look or come along, come and interact, check out the art and the artists, come and explore what we’re doing

For more information please contact Ellie Scott at Blue Art List or Sean at Cultivate

The BLUE ART LIST is brought to you by the Cultivate team, you are on this mailing list because we think you might be interested in our occasional news of artists, art shows (not just ours, please do talk to us about using this list for your events).

Do please talk to us about what you are doing or if you would like to know more about anything covered via the list. Previous mailouts can be viewed on the Blue Art List website

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BLUE ART LIST PR: The Something Black exhibition goes live, Interact comes next…

Today, an in-house update from East London’s Cultivate Gallery.

Cultivate’s Something Black exhibition opened at 6pm last night both on the Cultivate website and via the Organ magazine pages, you’re all invited to come take a look at the second on-line experiment and the 65 artists selected to take part in the carefully curated exhibition.  Here’s a direct short link to the Organ page that takes you to the show,  – http://wp.me/p2ScbB-8Ex

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The Something Black had just over 6000 views in the first 18 hours, going well so far,  These on-line art exhibitions are proving to be rather interesting, no substitute to the physical Cultivate gallery shows of course but an interesting addition alongside all the other things that happen via Cultivate.. 

The next physical Cultivate show will happen in June. Interact will open on June 15th in a nice big white-walled space called Coate Studios here in Hackney, East London, we’re busy pulling together an exciting line-up of artists for Interact right now, more soon, We’re rather excited about Interact and this new space (to us) just off the Hackney Road….

As always if you’re a blogger or an art writer then your coverage, support, news stories and such via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated, if you’re a gallery, artist or curator please do take a look or come along, come and interact…

For more information please contact Ellie Scott, Blue Art List

The BLUE ART LIST is brought to you by the Cultivate team, you are on this mailing list because we think you might be interested in our occasional news of artists, art shows (not just ours, please do talk to us about using this list for your events).

Do please talk to us about what you are doing or if you would like to know more about anything covered via the list. Previous mailouts can be viewed on the Blue Art List website

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BLUE ART LIST PR: Red, an art exhibition on-line…

Hot on the heels of Cultivate’s triumphant return to Dalston’s  beautiful basement gallery known as BSMT Space with the Fragile show two weeks ago, Cultivate brings you Red.


Opening on Monday February 27th at 6pm, Red will be another gathering of pro-active artists and another exercise in artist-led cross-pollination.

This time we Cultivate on line, sometimes we do it in formal galleries, or in warehouses or at dog shows or under railway bridges or in car parks at the seaside, this time we do it online. A group show featuring the art of 20 selected artists, selected via an on-line open call. Red goes live at 6pm (UK time) on Monday 27th February at www.cultivategallery.com and www.organthing.com.

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Opening on Monday evening, Red will run on-line until, well until who knows when, maybe forever? 

RED will be an on-line exhibition. Red will feature the work of 20 selected artists. Submissions are being accepted now via www.cultivategallery.com. The show will go live on line on the Organ website and on the Cultivate website on February 27th and will run until the world ends (or we do).

The work will be of a red nature, the colour will hopefully unite the show, we’re exploring the submissions now, this is very much an experiment. More details about the open call via www.cultivategallery.com

“I’m still not sure how I feel about the notions of art on-line (I avoided instagram for ages and ages), but then that’s why we’re experimenting with it and debating it here at Cultivate. I look at the numbers of people around the world who view the features on gallery openings and exhibitions via both the Cultivate website and in much bigger numbers via the busy Organ website – for instance over eight thousand people viewed the photos (and words) from the Kembra Pfahler show at Emalin Gallery in East London when the images (and words) were posted on the Organ website.  Eight thousand viewers during the week the review went live on the Organ website back at the end of last year.  I very much doubt if anywhere near a thousand people actually physically went to the show when it was on.  My own art website has already been visited by people from New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Singapore, USA and more this morning, nobody living in Singapore can see my art on an East London gallery wall unless they look at photos of the show on-line.

On-line art can never be a substitute for seeing most people’s art in the flesh on a gallery wall (or a street wall, or hanging in a tree, or…), there is no substitute for seeing art right there in front of you living and breathing, right there in the flesh, alive, the texture, the size, the smell – however as artists, we surely can’t ignore the fact that most people see out art via computer screens can we? This surely has to be embraced doesn’t it? Surely we have to experiment with it? And so Red will open on-line next Monday on both the Cultivate and Organ websites, come and see if the experiment works”. (Sean Worrall)

The opening night of Red is on Monday 27th Feb, 6pm at (UK time) at www.cultivategallery.com and www.organthing.com.

For more information or images please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List by return of e.mail

As always your coverage, support, news stories and coverage via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated

Thanks, Ellie, Blue Art List

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Yulia Robinson at Cultivate, 2011