Saturday, July 07, 2018

Mind Your Head


I have a small piece in the auction at Mind Your Head, my piece for the auction is called La Pascualita. It’s tiny hand printed confetti of the famous corpse bride shop mannequin in Mexico. Which is rumoured to be a bridal shop owner’s daughter preserved after she died from a black widow spider bite just before her wedding in 1930

Mind Your Head! is back in the basement at the Golden Anchor in on Saturday 7th July with Mass Sologamy! 
The Golden Anchor, 16 Evelina Road, Nunhead, London SE15 2DX 
£5 Entry on the Door (marriage vows guaranteed)
With your Hosts Caroline Gregory and Spruce Monkscyth (Calum F Kerr)

Live in your Head!
Marianne Hyatt (Bitchfork, Country Dirt) - Music
http://www.hyattesque.com

Mikey Georgeson (David Devant & His Spirit Wife, Mr Solo, Mikey Georgeson & The Civilised Scene) - Music
https://mikeygeorgeson.bandcamp.com

Fran Isherwood - Poetry
https://londonbooksandarts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/fran-isherwood/

Melania the Stepback Wife (Birgitta Hosea) - Performance
http://www.birgittahosea.co.uk/

Also Mass Sologamy (Self-Marriage) Ceremony with the Amnionic Priestess, Spruce Monkscyth and a very special appearance of our very own Morning Glory, goddess of the soundwaves. 

Also bid in the Something, Old, New, Borrowed and Blue Auction with artworks by Sarah Doyle, Julia Maddison, Joanna McCormick, Frog Morris, Liam Scully, Jaqueline Utley, Julie Pickard, Sarah Sparkes and many of the performers above! Auctioneer extraordinaire Spruce Monkscyth!

Mass Sologamy is for those who feel Self-Marriage just might be crazy enough to work. Marry yourself kits are available to support you. Self-Marriage is a commitment to valuing and prioritising yourself within a culture that has neglected it, lied to it, insulted it, left it behind even commercialised and dehumanised it. What does Sologamy mean to you? Do you have to love yourself to marry yourself? Can you legally get married to yourself? or if you are not quite ready for the full commitment…Can you legally marry your dog? 

Invite image from The Mirror, Andrei Tarkovsky (1975)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Chutney Preserves - The Original Chutney Spa

For the Chutney Spa Sarah Doyle presents the sensory deprivation 'Isolation Helmet'. The treatment will consist of the subject wearing a large helmet when they emerge how will they have changed?
The helmet is inspired in part by the Isolator Helmet invented in 1925 by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine, one of the pioneers of science fiction. A futuristic spa treatment inspired by a future visionary!




Camberwell Arts Festival Launch: The Chutney Preserves Spa
16th June, 12.00 - 17.00
Camberwell Green, London, SE5

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Invoking the spirit of the ancient Camberwell Fair and its promise of “Rare doings in Camberwell”, The Chutney Preserves artist collective open a one day health and beauty spa on Camberwell Green.
Offering a humorous range of surreal and exclusive artist- created treatments to the public, the Chutney Preserves promise to deliver 'beyond alternative care' to the community.
Come along to watch, receive or purchase some life enhancing tonic.
Since 2005 The Chutney Preserves have worked with over 100 artists and participated in numerous festivals and events including: Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, Camberwell Arts Festival on Camberwell Green and Supernormal Festival at Braziers Park Oxfordshire.

Chutney Preserves: Sarah Doyle and her Isolation Helmet; Rebecca Feiner and her Capitalist Cleanse; Tim Flitcroft purveyor of Dr Franchu’s Snake Oil; Phillip Raymond Goodman A.K.A. The Chaos Doctor; Amnionic Goddess Caroline GregoryRachael House founder of Feminists United Crone Kindred Society (F.U.C.K.S); Inspiral Londonbringing you Spinning Meditations; Miyuki Kasahara and a life extending Ancient Fish; Calum F Kerr and his Talking Medicine Bottles; Joanna McCormick with healing Kisses and Poems; Frog Morris seeker of the Lost Camber Well; Charlotte Squire and her Feel Good Give Away; Sarah Sparkes and her Fannies. 

Curated by Sarah Sparkes
For further details contact thesarahsparkes@gmail.com

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Digital Graffiti



My work Opheliyah has been chosen as a finalist piece for the Digital Graffiti show which will illuminate the walls of Alys Beach from 18th - 20th May

You can watch the video of Opheliyah here on my Vimeo

More Information about the event is here  and here

Tickets for the event are available here

More info about the event:

Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a one-of-a-kind projection art festival where artists use the latest digital technologies to project their original works onto the iconic white walls of Alys Beach.
Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies for many years to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is a festival geared towards bringing these artists together in one place to celebrate and showcase their unique talents.
Each year, the festival attracts digital artists, filmmakers, musicians, interactive designers, photographers, VJs, producers, celebrities, agency executives and fans of art, technology and architecture. Thousands of dollars in cash prizes are awarded to artists, with digital submissions being received from as far away as Israel, Austria, Canada, Germany, London, India, France, Italy and China.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Crash


I am showing my new work Messed Up Too With You in The Crash 

6 - 8 October

Level -3
Q-Park
Cavendish Square
London, W1G 0PN
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Private View
Friday 6 Oct 6pm - 10pm

Exhibition open weekend ;
7th Saturday & 8th Sunday ONLY
from 10am until 8pm daily 
Free Entry 

In association with Geoffrey Leong Foundation 

An act or instance of breaking and falling to pieces 
A sudden loud noise / A cluttering 
Collision / A sudden descent / Immediate collapse
Vigorous action / To fail suddenly 
Requiring and using intense effort and all possible 
resources to accomplish something quickly....
Crash Went The Bolt
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Exhibiting artists ;

GLENN FITZY FiTZPATRICK <> SARAH SPARKES 

RICHARD SHARPLES <> NICOLA HICKS <> JIM RACINE 

CEDRIC CHRISTIE <> REBECCA SCOTT <> BOB LAWSON 

RONA SMITH <> RUSSELL TERRY <> TIZIANA MANDOLESI 

TISNA WESTERHOF <> DANNY POCKETS <> MANDEE GAGE 

JONATHAN SLAUGHTER <> DAVID FRYER <> MEESH JAY 

PHOENIX BLU-COYLE <> TOBY BIRCHENO <> ERIC FONG 

MARISA POLIN <> MARK WOODS <> STACIE MCCORMICK

VANYA BALOGH <> NICOLE BARCLAY & KATE JANES 

NEGIN VAZIRI <> PAUL SAKOILSKY <> ALINA GAVRIELATOS

ANSELL CIZIC <> SUSAN SUPERCHARGED <> IBBY DOHERTY

GZILLION ARTIST <> TALINE TEMIZIAN <> SPIZZ ENERGI 

JEFFREY LOUIS-REED <> ANN GRIM <> MERVYN SYNA 

WILLIAM ANGUS-HUGHES <> JOANNA MCCORMICK 

JON SIGER BAKER <> JESSICA BAILEY <> RACHEL WALTERS

BELLA LAND <> ASHLEY SCOTT FITZGERALD <> WILL KERR

LEILA HOUSTON <> HUGO VON HUGO <> VANJA KARAS 

CRISPIN LINGFORD <> REBECCA FEINER <> NADIA BALLAN 

SARAH PAGER <> MARTIN SEXTON <> VENETIA NEVILL

THERESA CARUANA <> SIOBHAN BRADSHAW <> CATHY GALE 

GRAHAM TUNNADINE <> LIZ HELMAN <> ANDREA DOJMI 

SARAH DOYLE <> NOEL GRASSY MACKEN <> URBAN XXX

JULIA MADDISON <> MARIO VARAS SANCHEZ <> LEE MAELZER

FIONA HAINES <> CHRISTOPHER CLACK <> MELISSA ALLEY 

ROMAN MANFREDI <> KEITH BALL <> DANNIELLE HODSON 

PAUL TECKLENBERG <> SUSAN HAIRE <> CHRIS SIMPSON 

SUSANA LOPEZ FERNANDES <> THOMAS J RIDLEY 

TONI GALLAGHER <> EMILY MCMEHEN <> MERILIIS RINNE

STIMULUS LTD <> JOSEPH SAKOILSKY <> BIRGIT JENSEN

JOHN PLOWMAN <> STELLA WHALLEY <> CRAIG HUDSON 

MIYUKI KASAHARA <> ADAM ZOLTOWSKI <> NICK CURTIS 

CHANDRA SELVAM <> DEBORAH BEE ARTIST <> ROSIE POLET

NICHOLAS CHEESEMAN <> ANA CAROLINA RODRIGUES 

MORRISSEY & HANCOCK <> WILLIAM ALEXANDER <> MIA C 

OLGA JURGENSON <> JONATHAN RAVEN <> DAN KNIGHT 

ANGELA WRIGHT <> CLIVE BURTON <> LUCINDA BURGESS 

JILL GIBSON <> AERIAL SPARKS <> STIMULUS LTD 

MICHAEL CROFT <> ANNA FAIRCHILD <> LOUKAS MORLEY 

JULIAN WILD <> OZGUL ARSLAN <> PASCAL ROUSSON 

MEG SHIRAYAMA <> ALEXANDRE BIANCHINI <> GAB MULVEY 

PALLAS CITROEN <> NORAH NONA <> SARAH BUCKLE 

CHRISTINA MITRENTSE <> JASON GIBILARO <> TEO ROBINSON 

ANNA NIMAN <> JIM ROSEVEARE <> MERVENIL EMIROGLU 

CALUM F KERR <> HANNAH CAMPION <> MIKE TURNER 

MIKEY B GEORGESON <> ANDREA BERGQVIST <> JOE DYE

GUY HADDON-GRANT <> VALERIE PEZERON <> CAROL WYSS 

ALICE IRWIN <> TOKO YAMAMOTO <> PAUL COOMBS
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For further info and press release contact;
Geoffleongpr@gmail.com
THE CRASH <> 2017



Friday, August 11, 2017

Grove Park Carnival - Chutney Preserves River Dance


On Saturday12th August I am pleased to be taking part in Grove Park Carnival as part of Chutney Preserves River Dance alongside the artists Sarah Sparkes, Miyuki Kasahara and Rebecca Fiener.

The Chutney Preserves are a combination of village fete and art exhibition, they create one day public artworks which visitors can interact with and immerse themselves in. Inspired by the River Quaggy, the Chutney Preserves will be emerging from the waters with puppets masks and costumes.

My work for the Chutney Preserves inspired by the River Quaggy will be about the Kingfisher. The fantastic Quaggy Waterways Action Group had the river transformed from a concrete canal to the natural wetland it is today.  Operation Kingfisher is the name that the group gave to the grand design for the whole river. It was named this for the remaining Kingfishers that clung to the River Quaggy.
I will invite you to dress as a Kingfisher and fish for facts about the said bird near the banks of the Quaggy River.

Do come and join me and the other daughters of Chutney on Saturday from 12-5pm at Chinbrook Meadows, 
Amblecote Road, 
London, SE12 
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Lots of other good stuff happening on the day too so don't miss performances by Frog Morris, song, dance and a flea circus, Carnival Queen Mzz Kimberly, Calum F Kerr's new work 'Amulet Reunited (after E. Nesbit), Joanna Mcormick as the Chalkhill Butterfly and circus star Leah Kirkby will be there to teach a circus skills workshop





Friday, March 03, 2017

#51%RememberHer

I am very pleased to be showing in the #51%RememberHer which launches on International Women's Day


"Women are half of our history, half of our present and half of our future"

I will be showing new and old work themed around the women of music hall. Including my costume from my performance as Marie Lloyd and new work featuring the performer Florrie Forde.
The Memorial Community Church is dedicated to the local men who were killed in WW1. During this era music hall songs were used to boost moral and recruit troops. One of the most famous of these wartime songs being "Pack up Your troubles in your old kit bag", which was performed by Florrie Forde. The work in part explores the optimism and joy in the lyrics of the song versus the reality of lives lost.

What's the use of worrying? It never was worth while, So Pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag, And smile, smile, smile.”

Miss Florrie Forde
Miss Florrie Forde
Marie Lloyd Helmet previously worn in a performance of Marie Lloyd songs by Sarah Doyle
Marie Lloyd fig leaf fan previously used in a singalong performance of "When I Take My Morning Promenade"

Tower Gallery
Memorial Community Church
395 Barking Road
Plaistow
London
E13 8AL
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Launch: March 8th 6 - 9pm (International Women's Day)
Opening times: 1 - 6pm Tues, Sat & Sun
Exhibition continues until April 8th

Curated by Rebecca Feiner


Launching on International Womenʼs Day Wednesday March 8th #51%RememberHer references London's 51 per cent female population and is the inaugural exhibition of over 100 women artists featuring sculpture, painting, animation, installation, photography, drawing, performance, graffiti, spoken word, history walks, talks and special events throughout the month. 

#51% RememberHer provides a significant survey of the creative female talent who live, work, study or have a family connection to the creative melting pot of East London. 

Artists will animate the East Tower of the Byzantine style, Grade II listed church, spilling over into the South Hall and Upper Balcony. 

Curator Rebecca Feiner said "Women are half of our history, half of our present, and half of, all our futures. Culturally with Maria Balshaw taking over at London's Tate Modern, and politically women physically making their presence felt from Japan, to Poland, from Saudi Arabia to America and here in the UK, it really felt like the right time to celebrate female creativity and make this exhibition happen.”

Exhibition continues until April 8th at the Tower Gallery (East Tower), Memorial Community Church, 395 Barking Road, London E13.

#51%RememberHer is an off-site project by Elements Gallery London, the capital's first dedicated exhibition space for outdoor art.

For more details & press please contact the curator,
Rebecca Feiner elements@lubomirov-angus-hughes.com








Sunday, January 29, 2017

LE COQ ARTISTES Chinese Open exhibition


The Chinese Year Of The Rooster exhibition opens today. Here is my piece titled "Cock-a-doodle-doo! I’ll cut that fox in two with my scythe so sharp and true!”
My rooster is from the Russian folk tale of The Hare, The Fox and The Rooster.
Q Park
39 - 41 Whitcomb Street
London, WC2 7DT
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Private View
29 Jan 2pm - 8pm
Exhibition runs
29 Jan - 5 FebWeekday viewings by appointmentClosing Party: Sun 5 February 2pm-6pm

Over a hundred underground artists. Installation/light/sound/
art/movement/robots/roosters and anti-roosters. Science, construction, art and creation taking place in the deepest floors of an undercity car park beneath Leicester Square.

The ROOSTER wakes people up. Roosters are persuasive, wild, courageous and honest.

WAKE UP, LONDON!

Party with 'Le Coq Drinks' an artist-run cheap bar - grits and water on the rooster opening.

In association with Geoff Leong Foundation. Curated by Montague Armstrong. Media partners Resonance FM and Artlyst.

VANYA BALOGH / MATT GEE / GRASSY NOEL MACKEN /
JONATHAN WRIGHT / BEN URBAN / NADIA BALLAN / NEGIN VAZIRI /
ANITA BRYAN / SPIZZENERGI / TIZIANA MANDOLESI / JESSICA HOLMES /
LEE EDWARDS / STACIE MCCORMICK / CASSANDRA MAHONEY /
VICTORIA AHRENS / JULIA MADDISON / SOOZ BELNAVIS / LEE MAELZER /
MANDY PROWSE / C GREGORY / VALERIYA N-GEORG / ELIZABETH
SANDFORD RICHARDSON (APPLE TART) / JANET MILNER / GZILLION ARTIST /
JOANNA MCCORMICK / DOU_BLE_YOU / MANDEE GAGE / ROGER CLARKE /
THE DEADENDS / LORENZO BELENGUER / VANJA KARAS / ALICE HERRICK /
ZOE LANDO KONSON / TONI GALLAGHER / KEELERTORNERO /
IBBY DOHERTY / KEITH BALL /
FIONA MCAULIFFE ARTIST FORTE / CHRISTOPHER CLACK /
ILIA ROGATCHEVSKI / THOMAS J RIDLEY / JOSEPH SAKOILSKY /
ELDI DUNDEE / JAKE HAYNES / SARAH DOYLE / EILIDH WATSON /
RACHEL IRONS / CHRIS SIMPSON / DEBORAH BEE /
MARIA TERESA GAVAZZI / REKHA SAMEER / HARRISON PEARCE /
OLI EPP / MARTIN SEXTON / SOPHIE CORBELET / JIM RACINE /
CHARLIE FOX / MAURICE THE DODO (CALUM F KERR) /
MIYUKI KASAHARA / MIA C / THOMAS J RIDLEY /
JOSEPH SAKOILSKY / ANSELL CIZIC / RAMACHANDRA /
CLIVE SHAW / IRIS GARRELFS / INDIA ROPER-EVANS / JACK CATLING /
LIZ HARRIS / PAOLA DE RAMOS / BRUNA MUSH /
ALINA GAVRIETOS / SARAH PAGER /
REBECCA SCOTT / PHILLIP RAYMOND GOODMAN /
GLENN FITZY FITZPATRICK / DANNY POCKETS / MATT ARMSTRONG /
JUDE COWAN MONTAGUE / MARIO VARAS SANCHEZ /
MICHELLE LEWIS-KING / PAUL SAKOILSKY / RAUL PINA
DANIEL LEHAN / TALINE TEMIZIAN / JULIAN FIRTH / MONA K ART /
ASHLEY SCOTT FITZGERALD / COLLIDE / AERIAL SPARKS /
ILIA ROGATCHEVSKI / MICHAEL SHAW / AUSTIN VON NEW / NATALIE ITINOV / SIAN-KATE MOONEY / MICHELLE MADSEN / MARK GILFILIAN / JULIE PICKARD / DOUGLAS PARK / SUSANA SANROMAN / DANIEL JAMES ROSS / JOE FERGEY / PASCAL ROUSSON / JO T COLVERT / TEREZA BUSKOVA / LENA LEWIS-KING / MARK GILFILIAN / LUCY FURLONG / HERCULES FISHERMAN / SARAH ELIZABETH JARMAN / ANTOINE BRUTEL / FROG MORRIS AND MORE

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Serpent Cake For John Milton's 408th Birthday


Did you know that I also bake?
I was commisoned to make a cake for John Milton's 408th Birthday party at Milton's Cottage on the 9th December 2016.
Here is my serpent cake with red chocolate innards, I defy anyone to resist his tempting pink sponge cake apple!
The party for Milton was a great success and was also a celebration of the launch of The Comus Circle

Milton's Cottage
21 Deanway
Chalfont St. Giles
Buckinghanshire
HP8 4JH
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Halloween Worksheets for Milton's Cottage


I recently made some worksheets for the Halloween workshop at Milton's Cottage. If you would like to make your own John Milton dreaming of the demons from his most famous book Paradise Lost the PDF will be available to download on my webpage very soon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Uncanny World Of Interiors


I am part of the Uncanny World Of Interiors show at 6 Caroline Place, part of Plymouth Art Weekender

The temporary domestic space at Caroline Place showcases the work of 6 designers and artists working with everyday materials, transforming the mundane into objects of desire. 
The unheimlich of Freud’s analysis wherein things pertaining to homeliness and domesticity are somewhat wrong footed by one thing or another, subjective to be sure, make us question what exactly ‘home’ is. A place? A feeling? A tribe we belong to? This is a subject that has substantial contemporary currency as migration and dislocation move cultures from places of conflict or through economic displacement. Small items may be carried from one place to another, they are left to be found later and integrated into the scheme of things.

A group installation of painting, drawing, sculptural objects mirrors and chandeliers

Sept 23rd - 25th 2016 

Stonehouse
Plymouth
PL1 3PR

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Faraway Tree - Animating Lordship Lane

A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

The Angry Pixie, Silky, The Saucepan Man, Dame Washalot and Moonface on the Faraway Tree I made for Animating Lordship Lane at Mrs Robinson with Fantasy High Street
Lordship Lane is where the author Enid Blyton was born in 1897. Her tales about The Magic Faraway Tree were some of my favourite books when growing up. It was so much fun to make my own take on the characters from these stories. 
All of the windows in the tree have drawings of the interiors of Enid Blyton's home where she wrote her children's stories 🌳


The shop window art trail has six art installations along Lordship Lane and runs from 30th Aug - 11th Sept 2016


There are art workshops and performances for the Family Fun Weekend on Sat 3rd - Sun 4th Sept. 
I will be running a Paper Automata workshop for children at Mrs Robinson, 128 - 130 Lordship Lane from 2 - 5pm on Sunday
















Friday, July 29, 2016

Milton's Cottage Garden

I am showing new work in an outdoor exhibition at Milton's Cottage - the only surviving residence of the poet and parliamentarian, John Milton, and the place where he completed Paradise Lost.

The garden has been planted with flowers, trees and herbs that are referenced in his poetry and artists have been asked to create small-scale, site specific artworks that respond to his writings about gardens (including the Garden of Eden) as well as the garden itself.


I am showing mirrors in the flowerbeds of the gardens which are etched with Milton's handwriting. Each mirror has a different quote of Milton's about flowers.




Milton's Cottage
21 Deanway
Chalfont St. Giles
Buckinghamshire
HP8 4JH

Private View Tues 26th July 2016
show runs from 27th July - August 2016
Free with entry to the museum, no booking required

Monday, June 13, 2016

Following In Father's Footsteps, sung by Miss Vesta Tilley

Following in Father's Footsteps from Sarah Doyle on Vimeo.

In 1899 Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone for the Camberwell Palace Of Varieties, which stood at 23-31 Denmark Hill. At this time Camberwell boasted around half a dozen theatres or cinemas. The day she laid the foundation stone she is reported to have said that she would be “delighted to sing the first song in the new Palace of Varieties”*

This film was created as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 2016 “Metamorphosis” project and features a song by the Music Hall star Vesta Tilley. She was one of the foremost musichall acts of her day and started her male impersonation act at the age of only 5 years old. Vesta Tilley personifies metamorphosis, an enduring icon, her influence can still be felt today.

*Quote from the theatrical paper the Era, 8th July, 1899
This film has been supported by the Camberwell Arts Festival (11th – 19th June 2016)

For more information visit → camberwellarts.org.uk

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Names


I will be showing my name piece on etched mirror with Transition Gallery for 'The Names' show.
My work from the show also features in the Self edition of Transition Gallery's Garageland Magazine

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN
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16 January - 6 February 2016
Friday & Saturday 12-6pm
Preview: Friday 15 January 6-9pm

The Names features a number of small works; each one is about the name / signature of the artist who made it. From Duchamp’s subversive R.Mutt to Josh Smith’s shameless painted autographs, artists have cavorted with the significance of the signature. As a rule, in the early 20th century, the signature was a vital addition to the front of an artwork, embedding the artist’s identity into the work with showy authentication. In contemporary art, however, the signature is generally discretely placed on the back of an artwork and a prominent signature has become the signifier of very bad, amateur taste.
Denying the name on the front of the work is an art world game. The value of an artwork depends upon its maker – so excluding the name means only those in the know, know for sure the veracity of the work.
In contemporary culture ‘bad taste’ can quite legitimately be resurrected and become a sign of the most adventurous tastemakers. Thus, there are now artists who knowingly embrace the potential of the signature by signing their work prominently and defiantly on the front.
The Names first appeared at Sluice Art Fair in October 2015. It will be reimagined at Transition Gallery in January 2016 with 18 additional artists.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Names at Sluice Art Fair


I will be showing my name piece on etched mirror with Transition Gallery for The Names show at Sluice Art Fair

Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair
Bargehouse,
Oxo Tower Wharf,
London SE1
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16-18 October 2015 11-6pm

Preview: Thursday 15 October 5 - 8.30pm


The Names is an exhibition created for Sluice that takes the artist’s signature as its theme. From Duchamp’s subversive R.Mutt to Josh Smith’s shameless painted autographs, artists have cavorted with the significance of the signature. As a rule, in the early 20th century, the signature was a vital addition to the front of an artwork, embedding the artist’s identity into the work with showy authentication. In contemporary art, however, the signature is generally discretely placed on the back of an artwork and a prominent signature has become the signifier of very bad, amateur taste.

Denying the name on the front of the work is an art world game. The value of an artwork depends upon its maker – so excluding the name means only those in the know, know for sure the veracity of the work.

In contemporary culture ‘bad taste’ can quite legitimately be resurrected and become a sign of the most adventurous tastemakers. Thus, there are now artists who knowingly embrace the potential of the signature by signing their work prominently and defiantly on the front.

The Names features a number of small works; each one is about the name / signature of the artist who made it.

The names of the artists in The Names:
Michael Ajerman, Phillip Allen, Sarah Baker, Mike Bartlett, Sara Berman, Kirsty Buchanan, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Archie Franks, Susie Hamilton, Russell Herron, Paul Housley, Henry Hussey, Marie Jacotey, Jasper Joffe, Matthew Krishanu, Cathy Lomax, Alex Michon, Alex Pearl, Michael Pybus, Harry Pye , Dallas Seitz, Alli Sharma , Corinna Spencer, Mimei Thompson, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Rose Wylie

Friday, September 11, 2015

London, New York, Paris, Munich


I am currently showing some Kate Bush paintings at A Side B Side gallery for the "London, New York, Paris, Munich" exhibition curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye

Its a great pop music themed show and well worth visit but be quick as it closes on the 14th Sept!


I chose Kate Bush as my subject for the show as she grew up in the area I currently live in South East London. The paintings I made for the show will eventually be made into a zine and feature interesting stories about Kate Bush (I'll post more info about the zine when its printed).
A video posted by Sarah Doyle (@sarah_doyle) on

A Side B Side Gallery
Hackney Downs Studios
Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT
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show opening dates:
11th - 14th Sept 2015

opening hours:
Mon-Fri 12-6pm (or by appointment)

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"London, New York, Paris, Munich" is an exhibition celebrating the wonderful world of Pop music.
The show opens on Thursday the 10th of September at A-side B-side Gallery and is curated by Astrid Horkheimer and Harry Pye.

Astrid says: "The aim of L.N.Y.P.M is to have a blast. Highlights of the show include Liam Scully's Beyonce tribute, Barry Thompson's drawings of Kurt Cobain, Paul Hamilton's response to The Beatles White album, a painting of Yoko Ono by Rowland Smith, a Kate Bush fanzine put together by Sarah Doyle, a gigantic Florence and The Machine painting by Julie Bennett, Sandra Turnbull's mixed media tribute to Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Dominic From Luton's work inspired by Paul Young, Pop Star obituary paintings by Hugh Mendes, and a Michael Jackson painting by Geraldine Swayne."

Harry says: "I'm really looking forward to this show. I've been collaborating with Gordon Beswick and Mikey Georgeson on several new paintings of David Bowie, which will be hung together in our "David Bowie Corner".  Gordon and I have also made a new painting of Brian Jones that was inspired by a song on Micko Westmoreland's new L.P "Your's ETC Abc" We're delighted that the p.v. of this show is also the launch party for Micko's excellent album. Hope you can make it on Thursday the 10th as I'm sure a splendid time will be had by all."

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sand Land at Den-City 1

I will be hosting "Sand Land" family workshops on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2pm at DEN-City 1 



Do come down and help build a mini Sand City

DEN-City1 a temporary utopian city of installations, dens and assemblages. Colourfully, repurposing, and recycling on the theme ‘Work in Progress’ . DEN- City1 will be mushrooming on a prime piece of land by the Olympic site. Forget Glastonbury, this is a free space, an art city and the only place to be in response to the London Festival of Architecture.
DEN-City 1 is curated by Rebecca Feiner

Featuring talks, workshops, graffiti artoff, stand up comedy to poetry, performance special opening night and many other surprises…

Friday June 26,- 6-9pm/ Saturday June 27, 2-9pm/ Sunday June 29, 1-4pm

Forman's Fish Island Riviera
H.Forman & Son, Stour Road
London
E3 2NT
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Veggie Superheros at Camberwell Arts Fesival


I had a great time this weekend making Fruit and Veg Super Heros with families at Myatts Fields park for Camberwell Arts Festival. The theme of this years Festival is feast and the Fruit and Veg heroes will be at Myatts Fields for you to feast your eyes on for the run of the festival at the round house in Myatts Field's

20 - 28 June 2015

Myatt’s Fields Park
12a Calais Street
SE5 9LP