Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese Open 2015: Year Of The Sheep

I will be showing work at this years Chinese Open: Year Of The Sheep

The show is exclusively open for 1 day only

Sunday 22nd Feb 12pm - 6pm

20 Newport Place
(Soho, Chinatown )

"The Sheep are among the animals that people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. As it is white, people describe
delicate and precious white jade to be 'suet jade'. 
Thus it is close to the meaning of good things."

A Historic 3rd Consecutive CHINESE OPEN reclaims the
multi-storey car park on Newport Place in the heart of Soho, Chinatown. You are cordially invited to join us and celebrate the arrival of sheep in our midst. Initiated in 2013 by two London based artists Cedric Christie & Vanya Balogh this years exhibition will feature over 100 international artists who work in various media including performative, video and site specific sound installation. Entry is free and we open at 12 noon sharp. Soho will be closed down to traffic on the Sunday 22nd and we highly recommend a brisk walk to Chinatown to view this exquisite show presented in a unique setting.

Welcome To The Year Of Sheep :)
Kindly supported by Geoffrey Leong PR & Q PARK

Private View Party > Sunday 22nd February 2015
12 noon until 6pm > Level -1 & Level -7 / use the stairs /
Bring Your Own Booze

Chinese Open 2015 > Artists on Show
Alice HERRICK / Pascal ROUSSON / Mark WOODS / Tracey MOBERLY / Cedric CHRISTIE / Rebecca SCOTT / Roger CLARKE / Sarah SPARKES / Vanya BALOGH / Toni GALLAGHER / Sarah BUCKLE / Julia MADDISON / John STEPHENS / Siobhan BRADSHAW / Cate LIS / Jonas RANSSON / Christina MITRENTSE / Samia MALIK / Kaitlyn Helene SASS / Jonathan RAVEN / Urban XXX / Sarah DOYLE / Jim RACINE / Fiona HAINES / Blair ZAYE / Karen AY / Andrew STYS / Miyuki KASAHARA / Xiao YU / Steve SMITH / David LEAPMAN / Hugo Van HUGO / Glen Fitzy FITZPATRICK / Susana Lopez FERNANDEZ / Gzillion ARTIST / Becca QUIRK / Lorenzo BELENGUER / Valerie PEZERON / Chris SIMPSON / Rebecca FEINER / Phillip Raymond GOODMAN & Black Iron KISSES / Danny POCKETS / Vanja KARAS / Calum F KERR / Danielle HODSON / Andrew STANNEY / Rekha SAMEER / Ashley Scott FITZGERALD / Jude Cowan MONTAGUE / Alex DIPPLE / Mark O ROURKE / Geraldine SWAYNE / Martin SEXTON / Anita BRYAN / Jonathan HOOD / Sooz BELNAVIS / Patrick DODDS / Dean TODD / Slobodan TRAJKOVIC / India RoperEVANS / Negin VAZIRI / Grassy NOEL / Martin Paul EVERETT / Tom ESTES / Paul SAKOILSKY / KeelerTORNERO / LHDH / Andie MACARIO / Ray GANGE / Harry YEFF / Jeffrey DISTRONAUT / Maria Teresa GAVAZZI / Ot LYLIE / Ben HOPPER / Taline TEMIZIAN / Ibby DOHERTY / Nadia BALLAN / Hedley ROBERTS / Julian FIRTH / Patrick MORRISSEY & Clive Hanz HANCOCK / Sex23 / Joanna McCORMICK / Loukas MORLEY / Giles ABBOTT / Mikey GEORGESON / Tisna WESTERHOF / Stimulus LTD / Emma HARVEY / Robert Noah TIGG / Samuel BRZESKI / Roman TAHER / Birgitta HOSEA / Desdemona VARON / Victor VELVET / Jim ROSEVEARE / Garry DOHERTY / Jake MODERN / Maslen & MEHRA / Djelal ISPANEDI / Gillian DUFFY / Norman MINE / Stephane BLUMER / Sheila BUCKLEY /Francesca PAPPACODA/ dj ROBERTS / Sofia BORGES / Parkash KA KAUR / Lucinda BOLTON / Paul GILDEA / Alexi WORRALL / Sharon DREW / Mark JONES / Thomas J RIDLEY / Tracie SHAYLOR / Toko YAMAMOTO & Giles WALKER / Sophie DICKENS / Sean WORRALL / Brad PITTS & Downey JUNIORS / Susana SANROMAN / William Angus-HUGHES / Tiziana MANDOLESI / Andrew BAILEY / Peter GRAVELLE / Deborah BEE ARTIST / Marie - Louise JONES / Thomas Dilenschneider-CODOL / David Brian SMITH / Aerial SPARKS / Dimitrios OIKONOMOU / Yi-Ling WO / Thomas DRASCHAN /

Friday, October 03, 2014

The Hollow at We Could Not Agree

I am showing new work in 'The Hollow' part of the exhibition 'We Could Not Agree'

Eleven artists have been asked to make a life-size, three dimensional portrait of themselves as a toy.

Here is my toy castle from the show:

They are: Sarah Doyle, Rebecca Feiner, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald,  Phillip Raymond Goodman, Birgitta Hosea, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Frog Morris, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire

Ten Curators and over one hundred artists in an exhibition underground in every sense.

You are invited to experience 'The Hollow' curated by Sarah Sparkes for 'We Could Not Agree'

Private view: 13th October 6pm - 9pm

Continues 14th October - 19th October 12 - 8pm

Venue: Q Park, Level -3, Cavendish Square, W1G 0PN

nearest tube Oxford Circus or park up your muscle machine on site at levels -2 and above!


*charge for parking and extra for a wax and buffing

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lucky Dip Winner!

I am the lucky winner of this year's Lucky Dip open art competition at Camberwell Arts Festival for my project Lettsom Estate Community Gardening Day.

Lucky Dip is an open art competition that takes place out in the open. 20 shortlisted artists have been randomly allocated a public space in Camberwell through a lucky dip process. I was allocated The Lettsom Estate as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Lucky Dip

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Marvellous Mix-Ups X1

"I love consumerism, TV culture, shopping malls......
There is nothing I'd ever buy, but I like being there.
It's wacky"
John Lydon, Sex Pistols

Exhbition Runs 11th > 25th July 2014
Open daily from 12pm until 6pm

Private View Thursday, July 10 at 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Loud & Western Building,
59-65 Broughton Road,
Fulham SW6 2LE

MIX-UPS curated by Vanya BALOGH & Danny POCKETS

Featuring Marvellous ARTISTS :

Pascal ROUSSON > Rebecca SCOTT > Loukas MORLEY

Maria Teresa GAVAZZI > Ashley Scott FITZGERALD

Oko OKO > Roger CLARKE > Maslen & MEHRA


Steve SMITH > Jude Cowan MONTAGUE & Kety BINKS


Nadia BALLAN > Flange ZOO > Danny POCKETS

Sarah DOYLE > Phillip Raymond GOODMAN > Lili REN



Emma CROFT > Dermot O BRIEN > Vanya BALOGH

Stephen HALL > Anna NIMAN > Gzillion ARTIST




Julian FIRTH > Joanna McCORMICK> Nicholas ARCHER

Hermione ALLSOPP > Duncan PICKSTOCK > Urban XXX

Andrew STYS > Glen Fitzy FITZPATRICK > Fiona WHITTY

Grassy NOEL > Mark RATHMELL > Anita A BRYAN


Michael Surrealist WOODS > Stimulus LTD > Karen AY




Susana SANROMAN > Dallas SEITZ > Jenny POCKLEY

Robert SAMPLE > A Lincoln TABER > Toko YAMAMOTO

Sean WORRALL.........

Info @ 07587454613


In Association with VERVE PROPERTIES UK

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chutney Preserves 8 - Camberwell, Eighth Wonder of the World!

This Sunday 22 June I will be on Camberwell Green for the finale of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary with Chutney Preserves 8 curated by Sarah Sparkes.

The theme of The Chutney Preserves this year is the number 8, as it had been running for 8 years now. So all the artists involved will be making artwork / sideshows to represent the 8th wonder of the world… in Camberwell

Sunday 22nd June from 1.30pm - 7pm

Camberwell Green
London SE5

I will be presenting 'The Hermits Cave'
Sarah will be presenting the legendary Hermit who lived in the cave and will invite you to on this rare occassion take your photo with a Hermit. A once in a lifetime opportunity!

What would you chose to represent Camberwell as the Eighth Wonder of the World? Would you vote for the Camberwell Beauty, Lettsom Gardens, the Hermits cave?! The Chutney Artists have created wondrous interactive exhibits, each representing a ‘Wonder of Camberwell’. They will be displayed upon Camberwell Green for your entertainment, pleasure and displeasure.  Come all ye folks of SE5 and the world; come to Camberwell Green on the 22nd June and vote for your favourite 'Wonder of Camberwell'

Here are the artists and their wonders:

Sarah Doyle - the Hermits Cave
Tim Flitcroft - the 'secret' Cold-war Nuclear Bunker
Ash Fitzgerald – St Giles
Ben Foong - Camberwell Carrot
Charlie Fox – Denmark Hill
Phillip Raymond Goodman – Buses
Caroline Gregory – John Ruskin
Rachael House – Rat Records
Calum F Kerr – The Camberwell Beauty
Joanna McCormick – Fed Karno's Fun Factory
Frog Morris – The Beast of Camberwell
Sarah Sparkes – The Camberwell Well
Scott Wood - 20 Wonders of Camberwell
With ceremonial music from the A Band
and to conclude proceedings, Scott Wood presents: 20 Wonders of Camberwell! (a talk with live illustrations)

Lettsom Estate Community Gardening Day

Potato printing. Poster making for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day. My project for Camberwell Art Festival's Lucky Dip

Lucky Dip is an open art competition that takes place out in the open. 20 shortlisted artists have been randomly allocated a public space in Camberwell through a lucky dip process. I was allocated The Lettsom Estate as part of Camberwell Arts Festival 20th Anniversary Lucky Dip

The Lettsom Estate was built in the early 1970s on land formerly owned by John Coakley Lettsom. As part of the Lucky Dip for Camberwell Arts Fesival on Sunday the 15th June I organised a community gardening day on the Estate.

As the estate itself is built on the ground formerly owned by the philanthropist and herbalist John Coakly Lettsom the plan was to tie in Letsom's love of naturalism by making a small garden around the playground in the middle of Letsome estate, next to the estate office.

For the 20th anniversary of Camberwell Arts Festival it was my aim to leave something behind as a reminder of a day enjoyed by the tenants and residents of Lettsom Estate and something that can be enjoyed after the festival has finished too.

The garden was planted on Saturday 15th of June and the Lucky Dip art trail runs until the 22nd June 2014. As my project is a garden it will be there as a permanent reminder of the Gardening Day. If you do visit please do water the plants.

Here is the address of the garden:
Lettsom Estate
Playground next to the estate office
London, SE5 8PH

Here are some more images from my Lucky Dip project

Lettsom Estate Playground
Potatoes prepped for printing the Lettsom Estate Gardening Day posters
Potato printing. Poster making for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day. My project for Camberwell Art Festival's Lucky Dip
One of the Lettsom Estate Gardening Day posters
June 8th Cleared all the glass and plastic from the soil round the playground in preparation for the Gardening Day next Sunday
June 8th Treasures found while clearing the playground in preparation for the gardening day next Sunday
June 14th Plant labels ready for Lettsom Estate Gardening Day tomorrow part of Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the plants waiting to go in today at Lettsom Estate for Camberwell Arts Week Lucky Dip
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival
June 15th Some of the fruits of our labour today at Lettsom Estate Gardening Day for Camberwell Arts Festival

Friday, May 16, 2014

Full Stop with Jude CM and Friends

I will be doing a Music Hall Marie Lloyd singalong at Full Stop cafe on Sunday which will be part of an evening of art and music duos with Jude Cowan Montague.
Do come along if you would like to have a good old fashioned Marie Lloyd style knees up.

Full Stop
202 Brick Lane
London, E1 6SA

The show is on Sunday 18th May and begins at 8pm

Other artists on the night are:



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Stop The War

I will be showing my helmets at the Stop The War show

This art show is exhibited opposite FASHION IS FAKE art show. Both art shows exploiting the effects of imperialism and capitalism. Stop the war art show visually exposes inherent depiction of past and present war, through artwork by 47 artists from various backgrounds. Using mediums such as: photography, print, drawing, sculptor, sound, painting, video and photoshop.

Indra and Samia Gallery
19 Henriques Street
London, E1 1NG

Show opens on:
Friday 28th March 2014 at 6pm

29th March - 30th April
11:00am - 6:30pm

Aysha Almoayyed, Gzillion Artist, Vanya Balogh, Lorenzo Belenguer, Sooz Belnavis, Flora Bowden, Laura Liliyana-Raffaella Cogoni, Laura Collins, Ihtgw Continent, Sarah Doyle, Emily Fidela, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Lucia Hajnikova, Stephen Hall, Dannielle Hodson, Zara Iqbal, Olga Jurgenson, Kani Kaml, Amina Fiddle Sticks Khan, Hulya Kupcuoglu, Yousef Mashharawi, Paul Matosic , Joanna McCormick, Rachel Megawhat, Karina Mendreczky, Sian-Kate Mooney, Indra Moroder, Dominic Negus, Stefan Nenov, Diala Noureddine, Danielle Oke, Anna Ramasco, Li Li Ren, Rekha Sameer, Rebecca Scott, Rona Smith, Andrew Stys, Anne Sophie Trindade, Danny Pockets, Feline Vomitus, Mark Woods, Sean Worrall, 2Five8, Quiet British Accent, Hana Knizova

Friday, March 21, 2014

GHost Hosting at Camberwell Film Festival

My work for Ghost at Camberwell Film Festival is inspired by the story "The Woman of the Snow" from the film Kwaidan. The story depicts the folkloric character of Yuki-onna, a ghostly female figure who inhabits snowy regions. The set design for this story in the film is filled with haunting images of the woman's eyes looking out from the snowy sky.
I have created snowflakes (or Sarah Doyle Doylies) inspired by these haunting set designs that incorporate this image

Here is some more information about Yuki-onna:
Yuki-onna appears on snowy nights as a tall, beautiful woman with long black hair and blue lips. Her inhumanly pale or even transparent skin makes her blend into the snowy landscape. She sometimes wears a white kimono, but other legends describe her as nude, with only her face and hair standing out against the snow. Despite her inhuman beauty, her eyes can strike terror into mortals. She floats across the snow, leaving no footprints (in fact, some tales say she has no feet, a feature of many Japanese ghosts), and she can transform into a cloud of mist or snow if threatened.

GHost is hosting two nights of classic ghost films at St Giles Church Camberwell as part of Camberwell Free Film Festival
These are FREE events. No tickets required, arrive early to get the best seats and enjoy the accompanying installation artworks and performances before the feature film commences.

St Giles Church
Camberwell Church Street
London, SE5 8RB

26 March, The Innocents, 6.45pm – 8.00pm exhibition and bar open, 8.00pm film commences.
27 March, Kwaidan, 8.00pm – 8.30pm performances in and around The Crypt, St Giles Church.

The screenings are accompanied by an exhibition of installations and performances with artists: Sarah Doyle, Jennie Fagerstrom, Miyuki Kasahara, Calum F Kerr, Joanna McCormick, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squire, Sally Waterman and John Workman.

The Innocents (Dir: Jack Clayton, 1961, UK/US, Cert 12A, 100 mins) is a classic British supernatural gothic horror film directed and produced by Jack Clayton. Starring Deborah Kerr in a career-best performance the film achieves its effects through lighting, music and direction rather than conventional shocks.
Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) applies for a job as a governess. It is to be her first position, but the wealthy bachelor interviewing her (Michael Redgrave) is unconcerned with her lack of experience. He values his freedom to travel and socialise and unabashedly confesses that he has “no room, mentally or emotionally” for his orphaned niece and nephew, who were left in his care as infants and live at his country estate. However, Miss Giddens slowly starts to convince herself that the house, grounds and two children in her care are haunted. The Innocents is based on the Henry James ghost story novella The Turn of the Screw (1898).

Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965, 185 minutes)  features dreamlike ghost tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk stories of the same name. This lavish, widescreen production drew extensively on director Kobayashi’s own training as a student of painting and fine arts. Toru Takemitsu’s innovative score compliments the extraordinary and beautiful visuals. This film is rarely screened – don’t miss it!
The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. The Black Hair, Hoichi The Earless, In a Cup of Tea and The Woman of The Snow. We encourage you to stay and watch all four stories!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Mad March Chutney Tea Party

I will be once again sharing my Magpies at the Mad March Chutney Tea Party. These are my empty medieval style pie crusts (or coffins as they were known). As in the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' when the pie was filled with live blackbirds. My "Mag Pies" won't be filled with birds but with secrets of magpies.

The Magpie if a much maligned bird, as the BBC webpage on birds puts it Magpies are so despised in the UK  that they "would probably have an Asbo slapped on them if they were teenagers."
However they are the most intelligent of birds and only seem to have this bad reputation in the UK, as in the rest of the world the magpie is often a symbol of good fortune.

Saturday 1st March
4.30 – 6.30
13 Pearson St, 
London E2 8JD

Mad Hatter: “Have I gone Mad?”
Alice: “ I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” 
(Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll)

“Nature will come through the claws, and the hound will follow the hare”
(proverb, anaon)

The Chutney Preserves invite you to a Mad March Chutney Tea Party at the Hundred Year Gallery. Join us around the tea table to celebrate mad un-bounded spring energy as it rises up from the soil below the city streets. The Hundred Years Gallery Café will be open for tea and cakes and you may bring these to the Chutney tea-table to consume in sacrifice to the Chutney gods. The Chutney Preserves will be offering you their usual fare of joyous double dealing performances and you may watch or join in as the fancy takes you. 

Chutney Preserves appearing as part of a programme of events during The Library of Obscure Wonders exhibition

The Chutney Preserves is a multifaceted, interactive live art event, which draws on the spirit of celebratory public assembly dating back to prehistory. Appearing in the guise of a fete, country fair or rarey sideshow, and in this instance a tea party, it is an ‘organic’ public art work, presenting the public with a humorous and thought provoking display of temporary art works, interactive activities and marionettes.’
Initiated in 2005, artists’ collective Chutney Preserves have worked with over 100 artists and participated in six festivals and events including: Supernormal in Oxfordshire, Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park and Camberwell Arts Festival on Camberwell Green. 

Chutney Preserves artists appearing at the Mad March Chutney Tea Party are: Frog Bartholomew Morris, Charlotte Squire, Sarah Doyle, Libby Shearon, Calum F. Kerr, Rebecca Feiner, Miyuki Kasahara, Joanna McCormick & Alice Renouf, Tim Flitcroft, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Sarah Sparkes, Caroline Gregory and more to be confirmed

Monday, February 03, 2014

Chinese Open 2014: Year Of The Horse

I am currently showing helmets to ride your horse into battle for the Year of The Horse at the Chinese Open 2014

20 Newport Place
(Soho, Chinatown )

In Association with Geoffrey Leong PR & Q PARK
& kind support of Leong Legends & Manchurian Legends

Curated by Stimulus

Monday 3rd Feb to 9th Feb >>> 12 noon until 6pm

It will feature new works in all media by over 100


Featuring Artists :

Alice Herrick Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick Mark Woods Sarah Doyle Maria Teresa Gavazzi Martin Sexton Andrew Stys Laura Liliyana-Raffaella Cogoni Lee Maelzer Aly Helyer Raul Pina Perez Lorenzo Belenguer John Stephens Lucinda Bolton Phillip Raymond Goodman Ben Hopper Mona K Artist Loukas Morley Louise Riley Danny Pockets Ernesto Romano Sarah Sparkes Ihtgw Continent Jude Cowan Montague Calum F. Kerr Jeanne Susplugas Thomas Draschan Paul Sakoilsky Styepan Van Bray Sophie Dickens Jeffrey Louis Reed Karen Ay & Paul Tucker  Gzillion Artist Cedric Christie Pascal Rousson Tom Estes Tiziana Mandolesi Deborah Bee Artist Susana Sanroman Patrick Morrissey Clive Hanz Hancock Sophie Ashton Hedley Roberts Demelza Louise Moreau Sian-Kate Mooney Rubbish Artist Dimitrios Oikonomou David Leapman Rachel Megawhat Dannielle Hodson Valerie Pezeron Maslen Mehra Guy Shoham Tasleem Mulhall Fiona Haines Mark O Rourke Slobodan Trajkovic Rekha Sameer Joanna McCormick Fledgling Arts Collective Central Jenny Gordon Siobhan Bradshaw Alexi Worrall LiLi Ren Rebecca Scott Roman Taher Rebecca Foster Becca Quirk Sean Worrall Mike Turner Petros Chrisostomou Clio Pup Elena Muti Stefan Draschan Agnetha Sjogren Steve Smith Roger Clarke Anne Robinson Christina Mitrentse Miyuki Kasahara Art Chris Simpson Sooz Belnavis Robert Noah Tigg Gonny van Hulst Karolin O'Eight Laura Yuile Andrew Stanney Spizz Energi Maria Jose Arceo Ray Gange Marie-Louise Jones Joanne Morgan Urban XXX Ibby Doherty & Charlie Wheatley Robson Cezar Reeps One Paul Hazelton Sequin Kay Alex Dipple Sharon Drew Jonas Ranssøn Lizzie Sykes Nina Coulson Timothy Holt Claire Pestaille Kate Kotcheff Blaize Simon Sara Le Roy Mark Sowden Francesco La Porta Alice Renouf Tracey Moberly & Sarah Hopkins Negin Vaziri Stephen Hall Alexander Koby Catherine Syl Rebecca Feiner Emma Croft Leila Houston Anna Niman Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors Manfred Peckl Stimulus Ltd Bill Aitchison Jake Modern Ray Okunubi Paul Gildea Marcus Sendlinger Liz Sheridan Lauren Heckler Nadia Ballan Eugene Wood Anna Gonzalez Finn Thomson Richard Niman Max Maxwell Dean Todd Julie Christian Young Marisa Polin Olga Jurgenson, Lateefa Spiker Mark Jones Adam Williamson Rebecca Meanley- Eyre Alexi Worrall Mathilde Ganancia Marieke Bernard Xiao Shi Yuan Fang Toni Gallagher Jessica Bailey Michael Ward Vanya Balogh Suzie Pindar Jules & Remi Geraldine Swayne David Usill Mikey Georgeson Moi Tran Adam McGowan Pete Nevin

Exhibition Runs until 7th February 2014 @ LEVEL -7
for info please call 07587454613

Monday, December 16, 2013


Harts Lane Studios present

Video projections and installations by:
Andrew James
Antonella Ferrari
Sarah Doyle

Monday 16th December

Come and celebrate Winter.
We’ll have mulled wine and mince pies to keep you warm.

Harts Lane Studios
17 Harts Lane
SE14 5UP

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


Sarah Doyle, Falling In Love With Greta Garbo, 2013, watercolour, 24x32cm

I am showing my "Falling In Love With Greta Garbo" animation and watercolour at Atomic with Transition Gallery

In a fusion between East and West London, Transition Gallery travels from Hackney to Hammersmith to present an exhibition of small works with big ideas by more than 30 selected artists at:

60 Ravenscourt Road, 
London W6 0UG

8-15 December 2013 
Opening Hours: 12-6pm, or by appointment
Private View: 7 December, 6-9pm

Michael Ajerman, Carolina Ambida, Michael Bartlett, Lucy Boyle, Andrew Bracey, Benjamin Bridges, Kirsty Buchanan, Lindsey Bull, Nicholas Carrick, Jake Clark, Gary Colclough, Charlie Day, David Dipre, Sarah Douglas, Annabel Dover, Freya Douglas Morris, Sarah Doyle, Luci Eyers, Genieve Figgis, Andrew Graves, Damian Griffiths, Julia Hamilton, Michael Hammond, Kirsty Harris, Stephen Harwood, Georgia Hayes, Paul Kindersley, Paul Housley, Cathy Lomax, Alexander Massouras, Alex Michon, Mali Morris, Nina Ogden, Alex Pearl, Alli Sharma, Corinna Spencer, Emma Talbot, Kathleen Thompson, Mimei Thompson, Katherine Tulloh, Jacqueline Utley, Virginia Verran, Ben Walker, Mary West, David Webb, Andy Wicks, Jo Wilmot

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Dream Machine at Sluice Art Fair

Image: Corinna Spencer, Fleeting Obsession 4

I'm very excited to be showing my new animation and paintings with Transition Gallery for the Dream Machine at Sluice Art Fair

The Dream Machine
Transition Gallery at Sluice Art Fair
47-49 Tanner Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3PL

19-20 October 2013 12-9pm

‘Even though life isn’t black and white
it often looks better that way.’
Barry Gifford

Behind every starry silver screen performance there is a real person who has been sucked into the machinery, restyled and re-presented in a recreated environment as the hero or villain of our dreams. Since the early 20th century Hollywood has transformed these mere mortals into gods, stripping them of their skeleton-laden identities and grinding them out as perfect, plastic covered, star shaped deities. This machine of dreams is of course a charade, and the cinema is a place where nothing is as it seems, a place where the real is always mingled with the imagined.
The Dream Machine is a group show of eleven artists who inspired by the recent renaissance of black and white at the cinema, mine the archives to juxtapose early film magic, glamorous imagery, PR driven myths and dreamlike stage sets with the downbeat behind-the-scenes construction and all-too-frequent real life tragedy that is the reality of Hollywood’s dream machine.

As Joan Crawford said ‘You manufacture toys, you can’t manufacture stars.’

Kirsty Buchanan shows a series of cinema inspired etchings.
Sarah Cleaver shows a series of photographs inspired by black and white cinema.
Sarah Doyle’s animation reactivates the onscreen moment where John Gilbert first sets eyes on Greta Garbo and captivated by her beauty instantly falls in love with her.
Paul Kindersley’s performance We Make Cinema, will be inspired by the stars of silent cinema.
Cathy Lomax examines the publicity and propaganda that turns mere flesh and blood into ethereal, shimmering meta-humans.
Alex Michon’s paintings draw on the sadness, melancholy and fear that she associates with her experience of watching early cinema on TV as a child.
Common Objects and Travis Riley’s work is inspired by the concise poetry of inter-titles
Alli Sharma bypasses the angry young men of the 1950s to spotlight the ‘kitchen sink’ women in her series of paintings.
Corinna Spencer - presents a new series of paintings - Hollywoodland that feature early Hollywood stars Olive Thomas and Virginia Rappe both of whom met tragic ends.
Charlotte Squire’s sculptures take their inspiration from film lighting.
Mimei Thompson – Inspired by the dark mise en scene of Charles Laughton’s Night of the Hunter, Thompson’s printed paintings capture the high contrast and constructed atmosphere of this timeless masterpiece.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Big Deal No.5

I will be showing my piece "I've Looked At Clouds That Way" at Big Deal No5.
Its an exciting show in a giant car park in W1 with lots of great artists, do come along if your free →

Curated by Vanya Balogh & Cedric Christie

Big Deal No 5 film reel curated by Daniel Buckley

In association with Geoffrey Leong

Private view 17th October 2013

Artists Preview 4 – 6 pm

Open for public 6 – 10pm (free entry)

Exhibition open

18th - 20th October 2013, 11am - 7.30pm

For further information call +44 (0)75 8745 4613

Q PARK · Cavendish Square · level -3

W1G 0PN · London

Big Deal No.5 on Facebook

Richard Niman · Cedric Christie · Raul Pina · Nicola Hicks · Paul Sakoilsky · Tiziana Mandolesi · Michael Sandle · Petula Girndt · Twinkle Troughton · Ray Gange · Rebecca Scott · Ben Hopper · Garry Doherty · Mark O’Rourke · Forge & Cutter · Oliver Perkins · Steve Smith · Danny Pockets · Liz Sheridan · Slobodan · Trajković · Ightw Continent · Dannielle Hodson · John Stephens · Hedley Roberts · Calum F Kerr · Sian-Kate Mooney · Miyuki Kasahara · General Harm – Phillip Raymond Goodman · Stephen Hall · Dean Todd · Li Li Ren · Tomaž Kramberger · Sophie Asthon · Maria Teresa Gavazzi · Michael Petry · Valerie Driscoll · Marisa Polin · Sarah Doyle · Gzillion Artist · Mark Woods · Lee Cavaliere Robert Barta · Paul Freud · Francesco La Porta · Peter Roston · Rekha Sameer · Martin Sexton · Nadia Ballan · Roman Taher · Mark Johns · Aly Helyer · Tracey Moberly · Roberto Ekholm · Joe Barrell · Aldo Giannotti · James Alec Hardy · Lee Maelzer · Tasleem Mulhall · Marie-Louise Jones · Agnetha Sjogren · Sooz Belnavis · Peter Gravelle · Louise Riley · Art Hate · Richard Ducker · Karolin Schwab · Negin Vaziri · Anna Niman · Patrick Dodds · Jim Bond · Jude Cowan Montague · Amy Sharrocks · Mineo Kato · Sarah Sparkes · Gordon Faulds · Eva Raboso Garcia · Patrick Morrisey · Clive Hanz Hancock · Lorenzo Belenguer · Piers Jamson · Jessica Voorsanger · Susan Stockwell · Mark Maxwell · Ibby Doherty · & Charlie Whetaley · Stimulus Ltd · Jonathan Raven · Henry Mulhall · Christina Mitrentse · Aya Fukami · Michael Grieve · Loukas Morley · Nader Barhumi · Critical Decor · Elisa Cantarelli · Ernesto Romano · Tinsel Edwards · Jake Modern · Russell Herron · Vanya Balogh · Maria Jose Arceo · Franko B · Ritva Raitsalo · Andrew Stanney · Thorbjørn S. Andersen · Alex Noble · Thomas Draschan · Mona K · Igor Kuduz · Pascal Rousson · Cathy De Monchaux & Richard Smith · Tim Burns · Daniel Pasteiner · Fitzy · Simon Liddiment · Michael Pennie · Rebecca Quirk · Paul Tucker · Sophie Dickens · Robert Phillips · Una d’Aragona · Jose Carlos Teixeira · Lucinda Burgess · Fiona Haines · Mitra Tabrizian · Julie Young · Kjersti Crossly · Jeanne Susplugas · Rebecca Meanley · Florence Drake · Perry Roberts · Susana Sanroman · Demelza Moreau · Roger Clarke · Tom Durnford · Paul Gildea · Sara Mark · Edward Clark · Dragan Aleksić · Momoko Fukuhara · Rachel Megawhat · Urban XXX · Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors · Kash · Sandy Porter · Yukako Sakakura · Jacky Porter · Tracey Emin

Monday, September 23, 2013

Miracles Of The Music Hall

Still from Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green

I will be showing my short film Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green at the fabulous Cinema Museum with the Palace of Varieties this Saturday 28th Sept.

There are lots of other fantastic acts to see on the night too so do come along for a night of Miracles of The Music Hall

Former Victorian workhouse, The Cinema Museum plays host to The Palace Of Varieties next peculiarly camp comedic instalment. Join your chair for the evening, first lady of Music Hall Ida Barr will be joined by a glittering cast handpicked from the Edinburgh Fringe that includes, Jody Kamali Frank Sanazi and Mr Ben Hart, with added musical oompah throughout the night by Dulwich Ukulele Club

Tickets can be purchased here

Saturday 28th Sept 2013
7:30pm - 11:00pm

The Cinema Museum
The Master's House
2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road)
London, SE11 4TH

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harry Pye's South London Salon

I will be showing my short film 'Chalk Farm to Camberwell Green' at this years Deptford X for Harry Pye's South London Salon.

For this year's festival Harry Pye & his friends are having their own salon. The work exhibited will be from artists with a strong connection to South London. In many cases the actual work will be about South London too.

The artists in The South London Salon are:
Marie Smith, Cedar Lewisohn, Christopher Owen, Sarah Doyle, Peter Lamb, Howard Dyke, Rowland Smith, Julia Bedford, David Dipre, Liam Newnham, Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock, Edward Ward, Rosalind Davis, Bob London, Klarita Pandolfi-Carr, Sarah Sparkes, Clare Price, Paul Hamilton, Jackie Clark, Giles Kent, Julie Bennett, Paul Wye, Tracey Williams, Simeon Banner, Zac T Lee, Mikey Georgeson, Marcus Cope, Mel Cole, Julian Wakeling, and Aleksandra Wojcik.

The works will be exhibited at the brand new Deptford X Head Quarters
10 Brookmill Rd, London, SE8 4HR

the show runs from:
27 Sept - 6th Oct 2013
everyday 12 - 6pm

The private view for Harry Pye's South London Salon is on Thursday 3rd October from 6pm till 9pm.

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Exploding Cinema

I will be showing my animation Opheliyah at Exploding Cinema in Brixton at the end of this month. The Exploding Cinema nights are great with lots of really interesting films all night, if your free do come along.

Friday 27th September 2013
The Canterbury Arms, Brixton
( Round the back of the Police station, near the ice rink )

Never-ending Winter…. bitter austerity…. Summer heatwaves…
Nothing can stop the creativity of the underground !

It’s our third outing at the truly wonderful old school Canterbury pub in Brixton and we’re cranking up for another great night of short films and D.I.Y. video. Our shows are all about open access and interactivity : An MC to introduce the films, Q&A's with the filmmakers, live music in the intervals, cabaret style seating, spectacular prize raffles and decor to delight the eyes.
It’s not a conventional screening.
And we make a real effort to keep our door charge as low as possible and to find venues that have reasonable bar prices.
So come along and bring your friends.

Live music in the interval from nokan

Friday 27th September 2013
Doors 7.30pm, Show starts 8pm
Admission £5

The Canterbury Arms
8, Canterbury Crescent

Tube: Brixton
Rail: Brixton
Bus: 2,3,35,37,45,39,109,133,159,196,250,322,333,345,355,415,432,P4,P5

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My New Shop

I'm really excited to announce the opening of my NEW online shop. To launch I have two brand new pieces of work available as A2 Giclée prints. I will be adding more items soon. 
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

I Love You Because

Elvis and Lisa Marie by Sarah Doyle

I have work in the Elvis exhibition 'I Love You Because' at A-side B-side gallery to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley going into Sun Studios to make his first ever recording. The show is curated by Chloe Mortimer and Harry Pye

Here is my quote about Elvis from the show:
I was talking to a woman who told me that her mum loved Elvis so much that as a teenager she scratched his name into her forearm with a compass. I wouldn't say my love of Elvis is anything close to that extreme, however I do appreciate a beautiful man when I see one and Elvis certainly was very beautiful in his youth.
I would say that my favourite Elvis song would have to be "In the Ghetto" as I do love a good melodrama.
I have painted Elvis with Priscilla as they are such a beautiful couple and Priscilla's makeup with her winged eyeliner was always amazing. I have also painted him with baby Lisa Marie as I hadn't seen this photo of him with his baby before and thought it was really lovely.

The exhibition opens on July 18th and there is a really fab line up of artists taking part. Here is Harry's blog about the show and the artists on the Rebel Mag

Private View
July 18th 
The first 500 visitors to the gallery will receive a free copy of "The Rebel magazine's Elvis Special" sponsored by Immprint.

A-Side B-Side Gallery
5 - 9 Amhurt Terrace
London, E8 2BT

Gallery opening hours:
Thurs - Sun 12 - 6pm

On Sunday 5th of August Harry Pye will be launching his A to Z of Elvis published by Not So Noble Books

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Chutney Preserves 7

This Sunday 23 June I will be on Camberwell Green for the finale of Camberwell Arts Festival 2013 with Chutney Preserves 7 curated by Sarah Sparkes.
The theme of The Chutney Preserves this year is the number 7, as it had been running for 7 years now. So all the artists involved will be making artwork / sideshows / puppets around the theme of 7.

7 for a tale never to be told

One for sorrow

Two for joy

Three for a girl

Four for a boy

Five for silver

Six for gold

Seven for a secret never to be told

I used to love seeing magpies before I found out about this nursery rhyme. Now I have to salute every time a see a magpie on its own to ward off the sorrow.

I will be working with Charlotte Squire in the Uncanny Kitchen. Last year I presented the feral parrot and this year I will be working with another bird by embodying the spirit of the much maligned Magpie. As the BBC webpage on birds puts it Magpies are so despised in the UK  that they "would probably have an Asbo slapped on them if they were teenagers."
However they are the most intelligent of birds and only seem to have this bad reputation in the UK, as in the rest of the world the magpie is often a symbol of good fortune.

I will be baking empty medieval style pie crusts (or coffins as they were known). As in the nursery rhyme 'Sing a Song of Sixpence' when the pie was filled with live blackbirds. My "Mag Pies" won't be filled with birds but with secrets of magpies.