PRESS RELEASE: Cultivate presents Fragile and more pro-active cross-pollination…

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Cutivate returns once more to Dalston and that beautiful basement gallery known as BSMT Space for the third in a trilogy of artist-led group shows  .

Opening on Thursday February 9th at 6pm, Fragile will be another gathering of pro-active artists and another maximalist exercise in artist-led cross-pollination. A room alive with contemporary painters, street art flavours, performers, print makers and more….

Opening on Thursday evening and then a short sharp shock of a show through the weekend and closing on Sunday, no messing about, just artists, walls, people and….  Once more 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, nothing fragile.

Last time show curators Emma Harvey and Sean Worrall invited 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, this time…. well come and see

Opening night is on Thursday 9th Feb, 6-9pm at BSMT Space, 5d Stoke Newington, Dalston (then open Fri, Sat, Sun February 10th – 12th, 11am until 6pm)

OPENING NIGHT PERFORMANCES: Amy Kingsmill, Marnie Scarlet

ARTIST LINE UP:  APPLE TART, ADAM ESPIRA, BRUCE LOVELOCK, CAIT SWEENEY, CHARLIE McFARLEY, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, ELIZABETH SANDFORD RICHARDSON, EMMA HARVEY, JIMMY C, JOANNA GEORGIADES, MODES OF BEING, MIA JANE HARRIS, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO, SEAN WORRALL, VESNA PARCHET, and…

Emma and I shall be pulling the  final bits of the line up together in the coming days, we like to hold back a little space for some spontaneous last minute gathering together of things like a banner or two from that Anti-Trump Woman’s March last week (have you got one? Did you see Cait’s, she’d call him what?). Expect a couple more names to be added to the Fragile list before the window closes.

BSMT SPACE is at 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 8BH

CULTIVATE can be found at www.cultivategallery.com

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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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Artists involved – AGATA CARDOSO, ARINA ORLOVA, BRUCE LOVELOCK, CHARLIE McFARLEY, COS AHMET, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, EMMA HARVEY, JOANNA GEORGIADES, M.O.B, MARCELINA AMELIA, MATT REID, NADINE TALALLA, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO, SEAN WORRALL, SKELETON CARDBOARD and THIS ONE

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

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

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