Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Night on Earth

This is the first blog post - for information on Sarah Doyle's earlier exhibitions please visit her webpage

One of my drawings is in the Night On Earth exhibition curated by Harry Pye. Which starts on the 3rd Nov...

Here is the info -

This exhibition features work from London based artists who miss aspects of their country of origin. Amongst the homesick artists who‚ve lent work for this show are Eilidh Crumlis (Scotland), Lara Murray (Australia) and Klarita Pandolfi (Italy). Also in this show are paintings from artists who've been inspired by their travels in Europe such as Caroline List (Austria), Mark Jones (Holland) and Catherine Story (France). Photographers who've lent work they took on their travels include; Martin Parr (America), Lucy Soutter (India), Steve Double (Cambodia) and Cian Quayle (Poland).

This exhibition also features travel stories. In an attempt to go around the world in 80 anecdotes, last year Harry Pye began asking friends, friends of friends and a few heroes to pen a 1,000 word story about an interesting evening they had when they were far away from home. Gay Rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has contributed a story about getting a hug and an apology from Iron Mike Tyson in Memphis. David Nobbs, who didn't get where he is today without creating Reggie Perrin, has written about enjoying a meal in Peru's most surreal hotel. Toby Young, author of "How To Lose Friends And Alienate People" has contributed a story about a disastrous best man speech he delivered in Washington. Other people who've written a story for this project include comedy writers/performers Morwenna Banks, Richard Herring and Stewart Lee, poets such as Paul Birtill and Atilla the Stockbroker and musicians including Chas Hodges, Ed Tenpole Tudor and Dave Gedge. Extracts from the stories will be displayed in easy to read poster form. Each story is being matched by a drawing donated by a different artist. Amongst those taking part are Sarah Doyle, Humphrey Ocean, Daisy de Villeneuve, Richard Wathen, Cathy Lomax and George Shaw.

The private view for Night on Earth is on November the 3rd from 7pm till 9pm at the Oh Art Gallery, Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, East London. 5 Minutes from Bethnal Green Tube, opposite Tesco Metro. To make this special event even more special (and to make up for the lack of free drinks)... Artists Jasper Joffe and Lucy Pawlak will be painting LIVE at the private view. Jasper will be making work about his travels in Africa and Lucy will be making a picture that conveys a sense of White Russia. The last week of the exhibition's run coincides with two related variety events that are taking place in the Oxford House theatre. On Thursday the 24th of November house band Los Pistoleros, with help from six guest singers including Bonzo Dog legend Neil Innes, will attempt to go around the world
in song. Also on the 24th there will be comedy from Richard Herring and music from London's greatest living lyricist Chris Difford & his acoustic chums. On Friday the 25th of November local band Arthur Brick, poetry from Paul Birtill, Gallon Drunk's James Johnson, and Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats. Tickets for these shows are a piffling £6 each and profits are being donated to War Child.

Oxford House's Oh Art Gallery
The gallery will be open everyday throughout November. Monday to Friday 9am
till 10pm, Weekends 10am till 6pm. The show runs from the 3rd until the 27th
of November. The full address is:
Oh! Art Gallery,
Oxford House,
Derbyshire Street
E2 6HG