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: 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

BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE: Cultivate Debased, maximalism this Thursday….

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Five years of Cultivate, this Thursday we get debased at BSMT Space – This Thursday evening Cultivate heads back to one of the best of the current crop of London art spaces, Dalston’s BSMT Space is on a roll at the moment, and we’re pleased to be back again in the rather buzzing basement space

Debased opens this coming Thursday evening, Thursday 22nd September…

In March it was Debaser and slicing up eye balls, on September 22nd it will be Debased. Another gathering of pro-active artists and a maximalist exercise in cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, so-called street artists, exciting performers, delicious print makers and more….  a short sharp shock of a show that will run through the weekend before closing on Sunday night. No messing about, just artists, walls, people, artistic attitudes and and a show put together by Cultivate’s  SEAN WORRALL and EMMA HARVEY

The artists invited to take part and join us this time are:  ADAM ESPIRA / AMY KINGSMILL / APPLE TART / BRUCE LOVELOCK / CHRISTOPHER CACHELIN (aka Kidd Feather) / DEBORAH GRIFFIN / DIANE GOLDIEELIZABETH SANDFORD RICHARDSON / IAN BAILEY / MUTINY / LYNNE BLACKBURN / MARNIE SCARLETT / MEGAN PICKERING /
MIA-JANE HARRIS / QUIET BRITISH ACCENT / ROSSO and THIS ONE

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“This is about taking art and artists out of those comfortable little boxes that the London art scene appears to need, mixing things up, messing with the rules – a wallpaper printer (currently hanging in the V&A), alongside a street artist currently painting East London walls, a London dress-maker currently raging against London Fashion week, a contemporary painter currently exploring the view found through a circle, a performance artist freshly returned from her LA performance next to a pro-active artist still questioning the destruction of the mining communities”…

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Opening night of Debased is on Thu 22 Sep, 6-9pm at BSMT Space, 5d Kingsland Rd, Dalston (then open Fri, Sat, Sun -11am until 6pm  Amy Kingsmill will be performing at 8pm on the opening night, Marnie Scarlet and Apple Tart will also be performing on opening night.

There’s been something like 150 solo shows, group shows, events and more in the five years of cultivate now, but rather than celebrate the fifth birthday and all Cultivate shows in Vyner Street, in East London warehouses, in North London basements, on streets, under railway bridges, in car parks, rather than spend time celebrating the first five years we’d rather get on with the next things..

There’s lots more coverage via the Organ magazine pages as well as the Cultivate blogs.

LINKS
Cultivate Blog
CultivateVynerStreet.com
Play at London Fields, a video
Organ – art, music, underculture

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EMMA HARVEY

 

BLUE ART LIST Press release: Five years on from that infamous September First Thursday with the naked honey covered red men..

 

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Five years on from that infamous September First Thursday with the naked honey covered red men, the messy punk band in the back of a truck, the opening of Cultivate in a space that 24 hours before had been a storage room for a junk shop and full of old beds and all kinds of diabolical rubbish (we picked up the keys in the afternoon, cleared it out and three hours later we had a First Thursday exhibition open and a group show hung on the walls of a new gallery. We’d put the word out and invited artists the night before, people turned up with art and drills, rolled up their sleeves and it all came together), the story is taken up on the Organ magazine pages

There’s been something like 150 solo shows, group shows, events and more cultivated now, but rather than celebrate the fifth birthday and Cultivate shows in Vyner Street, in East London warehouses, in North London basements, on streets, under railway bridges, in car parks, rather than spend time celebrating the first five years we’d rather get on with the next things…

debased_sept2016This September Cultivate returns to Dalston and that beautiful basement known as BSMT Space. In March it was Debaser and slicing up eye balls, on September 22nd it will be Debased.

Debased will be nother gathering of pro-active artists and a maximalist exercise in cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, so-called street artists, performers, print makers and more gathered together by Cultivate’s Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey…. Watch this space…. Opening on Thursday evening and then a short sharp shock of a show with events  through the weekend and closing on Sunday, no messing about, just artists, walls, people, oil paint, spray paint, fabric, zines, performance and more….

Full artist line up and lots more about Debased and Cultivate at BSMTspace coming up very soon, watch this space….

aaa_cultevolved_dogs2016v2Oh and because art should engage and because all dogs matter, we shall be taking Cultivate to the Victoria Park dog show again this coming Sunday 11th September

Links
Sean Worrall
Emma Harvey

Organ – art, music, underculture
Cultivate Blog
CultivateVynerStreet.com
Play at London Fields, a video

BLUE ART LIST: A #43ArtDrop piece at Hackney WickED this weekend…

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SEAN WORRALL: #43, A Hackney WickED Art Drop

SATURDAY/SUNDAY JULY 30th/31st, HACKNEY WICK, LONDON, E9.

The always rewarding Hackney WickED DIY open studios weekend is upon us once more, studios open and art alive all over the Wick, around Fish Island and happening all over the weekend. All kinds of things going on in the surviving studios and art spaces, performance, painting and lots lots more, celebrate Hackney Wick while you still can

43_july2016And once again there will be an art drop from Sean Worrall, last year it was part of the #365ArtDrops piece, the year before it was 100 pieces painted on material found and recycled. This year it will be another in the series of #43 events that have seen things like a 43 minute art shows happen with 43 minutes of warning under railway bridges, drops of 43 pieces of art on the 43rd day (left hanging for people to take), a series of larger (thorny) paintings on sale as a show for just £43, and a series of 43 small canvas paintings at the Art Car Boot Fair..

43 pieces of art, 43 paintings on recycled wood, 43 pieces left hanging around the Wick over the weekend, there for people to take should they wish to.  #43ArtDrop
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Details of the Hackney Wick and Fish Island Hackney WickED open studio weekend

“Hackney Wick artists are coming together to organise a DIY Open Studios event at the end of July, Fri 29-Sun 31 July 2016 at locations in and around Hackney Wick & Fish Island; to celebrate the artist and creative community that currently resides in the area.

Your annual chance to explore the labyrinth of artist studios and creative spaces with over 100 participants. Studios confirmed to take part include:

Mother Studios, Space (Britannia Works, Bridget Riley, White Building, Eastway Studio), See Studio, Stour Space, Arebyte, Lionworks, Wallis Rd/ Cell/ Liquid Studios, 92 White Post Lane, Vittoria Wharf, Peanut Factory, Fish Island Labs/Swan Wharf, Grow Hackney”.

Timings
HW Friday Late: 6-9pm DIY Open Studios
6-11pm HW Late at Mick’s Garage

Saturday/Sunday: 12-6pm DIY Open Studios
With evening programming around the Wick with partner venues featuring; [talks], [installations], [performance commission], [shops], [tours], [music], [exhibitions], [workshops], [open jams] & MORE

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