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