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

hackney_wicked_header

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
.

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

hackney_wicked_flyer

BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE: London’s Art Car Boot Fair is upon us…

artbootfair2016_flyerCULTIVATE at the 2016 BRICK LANE ART CAR BOOT FAIR, it all happens in East London this coming Sunday..

The artworld’s most exuberant event’, (Sunday Times)

Always one of the best days in terms of the ever busy London art Calendar, a day when art let’s down his or her hair, smiles and engages in a great big Brick Lane car park full of artists, colour and some (very affordable) creativity, looks like another exciting line up for Sunday June12th…

Sean Worrall, Art Car Boot Fair (2014)

Sean Worrall, Art Car Boot Fair (2014)

You’ll find artists such as Sir Peter Blake, Tracey Emin & Emin International, Gavin Turk , Ben Eine, Pam Hogg, Rachel Howard, Marcus Harvey & Turps Banana, Keith Coventry, Pure Evil, Charming Baker, Vic Reeves, True Rocks & Polly Morgan, Darian Leader, Camille Phoenix,. Bob & Roberta Smith, Art on a Postcard with Topolski,  Tabby Costo & MoYou,  Christian Furr . Colin Self . Moniker Projects . Jealous Gallery . Nina Fowler . Cob Gallery . House of Fairytales . Schoony  Jessica Voorsanger and many (many) more… The full list of artists is on the Organ pages.

Once again we’re very pleased to say we at Cultivate have been invited ot take part. Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey (Cultivate founders) will be joined by a couple of selected guest artists in out “boot”. This year we have the pleasure of inviting our regular collaborating duo of word-smiths Quiet British Accent and London’s currently rather buzzing contemporary street art flavoured social commentator Skeleton Cardboard. Cultivate has always been about bring through new names, so we are particularly pleased to introduce Mr Cardboard to the Art Car Boot Fair crowds.

Sean Worrall will be producing a series of 43 small canvas pieces, a numbered series of paintings called “Sometimes They Have Thorns (Small Ones)”, each an original painting on canvas, each one numbered, signed and on sale at £10 each and each one featuring the evolving ‘leafheart’ tag that is Sean’s signature.  Once again there will be what has now become the traditional One Hundred Pieced Piece for the Art Car Boot Fair from Sean Worrall. A One hundred Pieced Piece has been produced exclusively for the Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair for the last four years, a piece painted in one hundred parts on recycled pieces of cardboard, each piece numbered and signed and on sale at £1 a part with the intention of the art being accessible to everyone, especially to kids experiencing buying original art and encountering artists for the first time (the Art Car Boot Fair is all about interaction)

Emma Harvey will have some of her recent series of hand painted beautifully detailed vintage 78rpm record sleeves at the fair. We believe the Art Tart might well make an appearance with her delicious art tart cake paintings, badges and more again this year. The Art Tart cream cakes and jam tarts only ever come out for the Art Car Boot Fair (and she might have something to do with Emma Harvey’s slightly mischievous alter ego? We can#’t confirm that though).

Original canvas paintings will be on sale on the day direct from the Cultivate artists for as little as £10, we’ll have hand painted vinyl, skeletons, accents (quiet ones), art tarts, cardboard, words, leaves, thorns and more, do come say hello

The 2016 ART CAR BOOT FAIR takes place in BRICK LANE on Sunday June 12th from Midday until 6pm (entry £5)

LINKS
EMMA HARVEY / SEAN WORRALL /
CULTIVATE / ART CAR BOOT FAIR

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

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 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, events and more. 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

Cultivate presents HARVEY & WORRALL at WALL & JONES…

wallandjones_may2016This week Cultivate continues roaming around and popping up in all kinds of interesting exciting alternative places and spaces. Following on from recent Cultivate shows at BSMT Space and that Fount railway arch adventure, as well as that 43 minute thing under the railway bridge, this week Cultivate will take over a treasure chest of a two floor space here in East London   Well not so much a take over as a fitting in alongside all the treasure that’s already in that wonderful space.

Wall and Jones is a former tailors shop on the main Hackney Road, London E2, (directly over the road from the Hackney City Farm on he boarders of Broadway Market and Columbia Road Flower Market). Harvey and Worrall shall be presenting some recent paintings and pieces alongside all the colourful fabric, the dressmaking, the handmade jewellery that’s produced in the glorious space, all the vintage treasure, the Edwardian pop art, the velvet, the silk, the sewing machines and the Victoriana. Come find paintings hanging in and around the two floors of treasure next weekend.

Emma Harvey

Emma Harvey

“We’re rather excited about this one, something a little different rather than another white wall…The place has been exciting us both for months we’ve been staring through the windows magpie-like on our way past, the fabrics, the colours, the glorious clutter, we’re excited to have this chance to be showing work here amongst all the beauty”

Harvey & Worrall will open at Wall & Jones, 340 Hackney Road, London, E2, on Friday 27th May for an evening preview (6pm until 8pm) and then be in the space on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May from 11am until 6pm

Sean Worrall, Art Car Boot Fair (2014)

Sean Worrall, Art Car Boot Fair (2014)

Cultivate at the 2016 BRICK LANE ART CAR BOOT FAIR

Once again Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey (Cultivate founders) will be joined by a couple of selected guest artists in out “boot” at one of the art year’s most exciting London events.

This year we have the pleasure of inviting our regular collaborating duo of word-smiths Quiet British Accent and London’s currently rather buzzing contemporary street art flavoured social commentator Skeleton Cardboard. Cultivate has always been about bring through new names, so we are particularly pleased to introduce Mr Cardboard to the Art Car Boot Fair crowds.

Sean Worrall will be producing a series of 43 small canvas pieces, a numbered series of paintings called “Sometimes They Have Thorns (Small Ones)”, each an original painting on canvas, each one numbered, signed and on sale at £10 each and each one featuring the evolving ‘leafheart’ tag that is Sean’s signature.  Once again there will be what has now become the traditional One Hundred Pieced Piece for the Art Car Boot Fair from Sean Worrall. A One hundred Pieced Piece has been produced exclusively for the Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair for the last four years, a piece painted in one hundred parts on recycled pieces of cardboard, each piece numbered and signed and on sale at £1 a part with the intention of the art being accessible to everyone, especially to kids experiencing buying original art and encountering artists for the first time (the Art Car Boot Fair is all about interaction)

Emma Harvey will have some of her recent series of hand painted beautifully detailed vintage 78rpm record sleeves at the fair. We believe the Art Tart might well make an appearance with her delicious art tart cake paintings, badges and more again this year. The Art Tart cream cakes and jam tarts only ever come out for the Art Car Boot Fair (and she might have something to do with Emma Harvey’s slightly mischievous alter ego? We can’t confirm that though).

The 2016 ART CAR BOOT FAIR takes place in BRICK LANE on Sunday June 12th. More news soon

LINKS
EMMA HARVEY
SEAN WORRALL
CULTIVATE

 

BLUE ART LIST Press Release 14: JOHN LEE BIRD, BEFORE ENCORE 6…

johnleebird_header

John Lee Bird marks ten years of his before encore project with an exhibition of 36 new portraits documenting London’s mercurial creative counter-culture at 20th Century Theatre

before encore is an ongoing portraiture project in which seminal London artist John Lee Bird documents the influential performers, muses, designers, musicians, poets and artists who exist within the creative spaces between marginal and mainstream popular culture.

2016 sees before encore enter its tenth year and 14th-15th June sees a two day exhibition at London’s 20th Century Theatre of the latest 36 portraits representing a diverse subculture of London’s performance/club/queer/music DIY/art scenes.

johnleebird_flyer6

“It never occurred to me that before encore would still be ongoing after ten years, or that it would take on such a documentary importance in terms of recording what the outsider creative scene looked and felt like at different times. The whole project has gradually defined its own purpose, identity & relevance during the process of creating it, and that feels absolutely, perfectly appropriate given the subject matter,” says Bird.

The exhibition will be a riotous celebration of not only John Lee Bird’s work but also his subjects, with countless musicians & performers from the latest portraits taking the stage, as well as a number of surprise guests from previous series’ of before encore.

“I’ve painted many people who are now household names as part of before encore, but it has never been a predictive project. It’s never been a snapshot of the biggest deals at the time, but a representation of how the period felt – the energy, the direction, the possibilities – how that felt to me at the time, through the faces that were there. Yes, there are lots of performers, artists & musicians but there are also bar staff & club kids, because they were as much a part of how everything felt at that point in time.”

The exhibition, which is free and unticketed, runs from 6pm-11pm on Tuesday 14th June & from 12pm-11pm on Wednesday 15th with live performances from 7pm on both nights. Musicians & artists confirmed to perform include Madam, Mikkokoo, The Black Site, Catmilk, Chicken, Sam Amant, Bete Noire, Campbell L Sangster, Thom Shaw, Dale Cornish, Marisa Carnesky, The Budda Cakes, Mr Teds, Timberlina & Oozing Gloop as well as a number of surprise guest appearances.

About John Lee Bird
John Lee Bird’s work is defined by his distinctive use of line; influenced by pop art and 1950’s instruction and medical manuals yet entirely more detailed and personable. He uses diagrammatic line to make intensely human studies; whether the object be a portrait or a more abstract vision of matters of the human condition. He is best known for his ongoing iconic before encore portraiture project, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2016.  www.johnleebird.com

About 20th Century Theatre
The 20th Century Theatre is a beautiful Grade 2 listed English Heritage Building in the heart of vibrant Notting Hill with a rich connection to some of the most prominent musicians, authors, actors, playwrights and culture of the 20th Century.
www.20thcenturytheatre.com/

For more Before Encore images, and coverage see ORGAN PREVIEW: John Lee Bird, one more encore, there’s always one more painting…

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

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 Scott, Blue Art List

johnleebird_header

BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE 12: Sometimes They Have Thorns…

cultivate_Thorns_april2016This week the now nomadic artist-run maximalist gallery thing that is Cultivate will head back to the Fount space and that beautiful railway arch by London Fields, Hackney, London E8…

On Tuesday morning, April 12th, a solo show of recent paintings from Sean Worrall called Sometimes They Have Thorns will open. The solo show will run for nine days with a late night viewing on Thursday evening, April 14th at 6pm until 9pm, all are welcome. The show will be open 11am until 6pm from April 12th until Wednesday April 20th

Sean will present a series of recent paintings, a series that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of his #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMTSpace and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such). Expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the bigger canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (there will also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood, expect work priced as low as £5).

The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean (and others) working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.

And as is tradition now with Sean’s solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves)

GUEST WALL ARTISTS: LYNNE BLACKBURN, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO, THIS ONE and…

And while Sometimes They Have Thorns is going on inside under the arch, outside in the yard we shall have an art mart, a small art fair….
Cultiartmart_april2016THE CULTIVATE SPRING ART MART: On the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th April, Cultivate will present an outdoor market/art fair in the yard of Fount, (with gazebos, tables, paintings, prints, stalls and such), East London Prints will also be there over the weekend with their extensive collection of affordable prints.
Fount is under the railway, inside (and outside) an arch, right by London Fields, Netil Market and everything that goes on at Broadway Market at the weekend. You have art, food, drink, vintage treasure and entertainment everywhere….

The FOUNT space can be found under the railway arch at Westgate Street, London Fields, Hackney, London, E8 3RN

These days Cultivate is nomadic, Vyner Street is over now and we’re doing different things in different places.  In the next few months you can 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, 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, thanks for being part of it….

Keep up-to-date with Cultivate on line via
CULTIVATE
CULTIVATE BLOG
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
ORGAN THING
SHOP

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….

Links
SEAN WORRALL

More information, images or to talk to the artist please contact Ellie at the 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, event and more. Do 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

 

#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
.
Web:  Jimmy C
.

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.
.
Photo call press opportunity with Jimmy holding the print in front of the wall at Brixton on 10th Feb at  11am.
 .