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

Apple Tart

Apple Tart

“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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BRUCE LOVELOCK

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

SEAN WORRALL
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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BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE: Displacement, a gathering of artists in East London

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Displacement – dɪsˈpleɪsm(ə)nt/ (There Goes The Neighbourhood)

From what we can understand, One Little Girl and a Can of Gasoline (a steel fabrication workshop in a railway arch on Clare Street that sometimes doubles as a gallery space) invited the London artist known as Skeleton Cardboard to run an art show.

Displacement is a show curated by Skeleton Cardboard, “a long term resident of Bethnal Green and one of London’s regular names in the Urban Art scene, he has invited artists known to Clare St to participate in this one off, unique group show.  The concept of the show aiming to tackle the issues of the ever changing cultural landscape at the heart of East London’s individual history”.

“Over the past 18 months, artists have established Urban Art at the heart of Bethnal Green. Steeped in history, a part of East London that was destroyed in WWII long before the days of coffee shops and restaurants, Clare St became a hub for the companies that make our city tick and play an integral part of society along with other professional services and businesses.  Clare Street’s businesses consist of industrial units, car and bike garages, steel and woodworks. Having become friends with the owners through my daily passing, I found the businesses more supportive of Urban Art than a typical high street shop and more open minded to the concept of art.  In the last 18 months artists have painted Clare St with us from the USA, Columbia, France, New Zealand, Sweden, Argentina and of course mostly from the UK.

The business owners are rightly frustrated at being asked to leave the arches where soon national and international corporations will take over.  The big name coffee shops and such will pay the higher rents, leaving the current businesses tasked with the difficulty of finding new locations and rebuilding their local client group”

Displacement – dɪsˈpleɪsm(ə)nt/ (There Goes The Neighbourhood).  Opening night (First Thurs) July 7th and then until July 14th

And so “the last show in a steel fabrication workshop/gallery before it becomes yet another expensive coffeeshop, tattoo emporium, cocktail bar, organic foodstore, Tesco Metro or yet another trendy barbers”.

The “All star line up” of artists includes: 616, Ali Hamish, Airborne Mark, Attai, Bill Daggs, Bill Thorpe,  Charlie McFarley, Donk, Fanakapan, Frankie Strand, Himbad, Hugo & Sholto Id-iom, Lost Souls: (aka Captain Kris, Si Mitchell, Squirl, Sp Zero 76), Lilly Lou,  My Dog Sighs, Noriaki, Pang, Sean Worrall, Seeds One, Skeleton Cardboard, This One, Tony Riff and Vanesa Longchamp.

One Little Girl And A Can Of Gasoline is at 299 Clare St, Bethnal Green, E2 9HD.

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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

BLUE ART PRESS RELEASE: Twenty artists On The Brink in a London sculpture garden

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Twenty artists on the brink at the Leytonstone Art Trail this coming weekend…

“On The Brink is an exhibition in the woods of the Wanstead Quaker Meeting House. 3D artists show their far-ranging versions of life on the edge through different forms, materials and ideas. Challenge your senses. Come walk, look and talk”.

On The Brink happens at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Rd, London E11 3AU

Twenty artists will be exhibiting installations and sculptures as part of this exhibition. Their skills have been applied to the topic of On the Brink. The results are wide ranging, vital and topical. Ecology, life in the office, housing, witches, insects, organic sculpture, refugees, a bed that has been made so someone must lie in it … Just a few of the stunning pieces in the woods. Go to the indoor exhibition, Art in the Making, by Quaker artists and Friends, then come down to find the sinister and fun.

Oh, you can spot the leaf if you look hard, see the all seeing-eyes and count how many other little things are hanging around for your entertainment.

Participating Artists:  Martin Adams / Brett Banks / James Blackburn / Kath Cottee / Siobhan Davies / [dis]tinct project by children of Jenny Hammond Primary School / Jo Goddard / Kevin Hope / Sira Cornejo Sz Ibarra / Joanna Jagiello / John King / Mary Knight / Silvia Krupinska / Julia Maddison / Klaus Pinter / Helen Porter / Neba Sere / Sandie Sutton / Tracy Ward / Sean Worrall

The event, part of the 2016 Laytonstone Arts Trail, will be open on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th July from 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th July from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.Entry is free.

This exhibition features 20 artists with a wide range of installations and sculptures explaining their versions of life on the edge. You will find something to love and something to talk about as you walk around the woods at the bottom of the Meeting House garden”.

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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

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