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: 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”.

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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 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….

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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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BLUE ART LIST press release no10: Have you checked out London’s BSMT Space yet?

bsmt_headerLondon’s artscape is evolving, galleries and spaces are disappearing; gentrification, property developers, London is losing those vital alternative underground art spaces, but over in Dalston there’s an exciting new space bucking the disturbing trend….

BSMT Space is a contemporary project space situated right in the heart of Dalston (London N16). The beautifully located underground basement space opened last year…

The basement gallery space has already hosted an number of significant contemporary art shows, street art events and exhibitions that dance to their own rhythms, including last year’s excellent Doing Lines show as well as the acclaimed Death in Dalston exhibition

bsmt_reshapeThe BSMT Space program continues tonight, Thursday March 3rd, with an enticing group show called RESHAPE – a show featuring Joe Furlong / Mr Wim / Krom Balgesky / Lady Gonzalez / Vesna Parchet  – five artists “who have been affected and moulded directly by the closure and disregard of autonomous practical creative space in the face of rampant and irresponsible gentrification projects throughout the capital”. Reshape runs until March 10th.

BSMT Space will then collaborate with Cultivate curators Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. The now nomadic Cultivate will follow the recent ” Reveal – An Art Show in a Railway Arch” with a show at BSMT Space entitled DEBASER – An Art Show in a Basement. Debaser will bring together a cross-pollination of contemporary painters, performers, street artists and more for a show that opens in the basement space on Thursday evening March 24th

debaser_march2016v2In April BSMT Space presents INFLATION – the first solo show by acclaimed Street Artist Fanakapan, opening on the 8th of April with a private viewing on April 7th. “One of the most impressive artists on the scene, with a style of his own that he continually redefines, Fanakapan is set to push the boundaries of his visual masterpieces further in what will be a stellar exhibition that you really won’t want to miss”. The show will run until April 21st.

The programme continues throughout the year with a number of exciting shows and events. More about BSMT SPACE very soon.

 

The basement art space can be found at 5D Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BHWEB: BSMT Space

bsmt_logoFor more information, images or to talk to the artists or anyone involved in the BSMT Space or the shows please contact Ellie at the Blue Art List by return of e.mail (cultivate.studio43 @ gmail.com)

As always your coverage, support, news stories and coverage via your blogs and websites are more than welcome and of course very much appreciated

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

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BLUE ART LIST press release No9: ARTISTS FUNDRAISING FOR ARTS RADIO STATION RESONANCE FM…

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Artists come together to fundraise for London’s much loved arts radio station Resonance FM

London’s rather unique and much loved (around the globe, not just here in London) arts radio station Resonance 104.4FM finds itself in the throws of an annual fundraising drive that is being supported by a number of artists (as well as musicians, writers, venues, galleries and more).

Artists have been coming together to help keep the rather uniquely informative radio station flowing. Resonance FM is a full time radio station that is largely run by volunteers and funded by the goodwill of listeners.

A number of benefit gigs and events have been taking place alongside a couple of weeks of on-line fundraising auctions that have seen artwork from artists and designers such as Bob and Roberta Smith, David Shrigley, jimmy Cauty, Sean Worrall, Bella Freud, Pete Fowler, Billy Childish, Bruce McLean donate pieces to the on-line auctions.

Some of the auctions have now ended, the Bob and Roberta piece sold last night for a healthy four figure sum, other on-line auctions continue until the end of the month. Alongside the art there are rare slices of music, books, experiences, show tickets, whiskey marmalade, a subscription to Art Monthly and lots more. Every penny goes to support the upkeep and maintenance of the Resonance FM studio and the paying of the electricity bills and such…

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There’s some coverage of the auction, including some words from Resonance FM’s Ed Baxter, via Organ magazine’s underculture blog, the on-going auctions can be viewed here.

Experience Resonance FM here

As always your coverage, support for the auctions, links to Resonance FM via your bogs and websites are more than welcome and much appreciated

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Bella Freud

For more information, images or to talk to the artists or anyone involved in the station 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, 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