Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Abigail's Arty

A show about taste

22nd Nov - 21st Dec 2008

Private View: Fri 21 Nov 6-9pm

Alex Michon, Alex Virji, Antonio Gianasi, Ben Newton, Cathy Lomax, Chris Randall, Gavin Toye, Geraldine Swayne, James Unsworth, Jasper Joffe, Jimmy Conway-Dyer, Justin Pearce, Jonny Dawe, Kristen Cutlip, Lee Johnson, Mary Herbert, Matt Franks, Noah Sherwood, Robert Wornum, Phill Wilson-Perkin, Rose Gibbs, Sarah Doyle, Sarah Conway-Dyer, Tom Mason

Mike Leigh's play and film 'Abigails Party' was set around the changing attitudes of the aspiring middle classes of the suburban 1970s. It raised issues of social status - the keeping up of appearances - and the conflict of differing tastes.

The play finishes with the death of Lawrence, the arbiter of the 'high arts', following a night of cringe-worthy 'entertaining' by wife Beverley (Alison Steadman). She argues for her erotic painting over her husband's Van Gogh, her Demis Roussos over his Beethoven.

Abigail's Arty will transform the gallery space into a living space, showing art that's about contemporary taste.

Crimes Town
110 Church Street
London, N16 OJX

See images from the Abigail's Arty show here on Flickr

Sunday, November 09, 2008



15 Nov – 21 Dec 2008

Private View: Fri 14 Nov 6-9pm

Carolina Ambida, Michael Ajerman, Majed Aslam, Mike Bartlett, Olly Beck, Paul Becker, Lindsey Bull , Jorge Cabieses, Melanie Carvalho, Rachel Cattle, Jake Clark, Mark Croxford, Sam Dargan, Roger Dilkes, Annabel Dover, Sarah Doyle, Rob Eagle, Patrick Galway, Mikey Georgeson, Antonio Gianasi, Mark Gubb, Roderick Harris, Stephen Harwood, Nadia Hebson, Rachael House, Paul Housley, Marc Hulson, Jasper Joffe, Annie Kevans, Hannah Knox, Lady Lucy, Cathy Lomax, Andrew Mania, Jennifer Merrell, Alex Michon, Eleanor Moreton, Natasha Morland, Tabitha Moses, Paul Murphy, Ben Newton, Marcus Oakley, Gary O’Connor, Nina Ogden, Laura Oldfield Ford, James Payne, Claire Pestaille, Esther Planas, Rachel Potts, Harry Pye, Polly Read, DJ Roberts, Joseph Ryken, Alli Sharma, Joe 'Sh*tter' Boyce, Charlie Stanley, Keara Stewart, Ilona Szalay, Emma Talbot, Chris Taylor, Emma Thatcher, Abbi Torrance, Gavin Toye, Katherine Tulloh, Edward Weldon, Jo Wilmot, Lara Viana

The synthesis of music and art has a long history from pop to post modern, with particular songs becoming integral to the making of individual pieces of work. Lyrics have a powerful artistic poignancy and with this in mind Transition Gallery have asked over sixty contemporary artists to make a new work inspired by a favourite lyric for Awopbopaloobop.

Unsurprisingly Awopbopaloobop features a diverse array of lyrics from the political rallying cry of the Internationale to the plaintive gospel of The Sweet Inspirations via The Ting Tings, Joy Division, The Smiths, Sibylle Baier, Pavement, PJ Harvey, The Jam and many more. Using a variety of media Awopbopaloobop transforms this cacophony of passionately felt lyrical paeans into visual manifestations of aural desire. 

The launch of the rock 'n' roll issue of Garageland Magazine which features Jarvis Cocker, Thurston Moore, MIA, Kylie Minogue, Bernard Rhodes, Peter Liversidge, Slade in Flames, the top ten art bands and much more takes place on Sunday 30 November 4-6pm.

Transition Gallery
Unit 25a Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
London E8 4QN
07941 208566 / 020 8986 3888

See more images from AWOPBOPALOOBOP here on Flickr

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Remember My Name

Sarah Doyle is showing 21 small paintings of silent movie stars who didn't manage to make the smooth transition to talkies at the launch show of the new Sartorial Art Gallery in Kings Cross...

After four great years in Notting Hill, Sartorial Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its move to
Kings Cross in the heart of London's most exciting new art district. Sartorial Kings Cross will be one
of the largest new contemporary art galleries in London with 6000 square feet of exhibition space.
Sartorial is known for its commitment to ground-breaking art, unparalleled support of artists, and publication of the art world's favourite fun-sized magazine "The Rebel".

Two major shows launch the space:

REMEMBER MY NAME is about celebrities who thought they could only cope with life by being famous and then found out they couldn't. Showcasing Sartorial's Superstars plus bright new things:
Julie Bennett, Sarah Doyle, Mikey Georgeson, Gretta, Mat Humphrey, James Jessop, Jasper Joffe, Annie Kevans, Cathy Lomax, Martin McGinn, Gavin Nolan, Harry Pye, Chris Tosic, Gavin Toye.

BURNING CANDY - Three of the UK 's most notorious graffiti vandals, Cyclops, Sweet Toof , Tek33
have exclusively for this show created new works with their raw messy trademark punk style that has brought them cult status over the last two years. ‘Burning Candy' book with text by Olly Beck available.

PRIVATE VIEW OCTOBER 15th, 5 – 11pm. Music and Live Performances
Both exhibitions run until November 11th.
Tuesday to Saturday 1:30 to 7pm

26 Argyle Square , London WC1H 8AP
T: + 44 (0) 20 7792 5882 / E:

Monday, July 14, 2008

Irregular Pulse

July 30th - August 16th
open: Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 18.00 (Or by appointment)
Private view: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 6:00pm

23 Charlotte Road
London, EC2A 3PB

Ayling&Conroy, Bedwyr Williams, James R Ford, Russell Herron, Sarah Doyle, Stewart Gough

FERREIRA PROJECTS is proud to announce James R Ford’s first curatorial project – Irregular Pulse. Presenting a group of contemporary artists whose work is imbued with a sense of play and conceptual wit; spanning installation, sculpture, painting and video.

Ayling&Conroy are interested in making artwork that entertains, and involves various forms of audience engagement. Their practice has grown out of an interest in the context in which artwork is created and received, and the audience's participation with the work, wherever it exists; both at the point of experiencing the work in the gallery or in its wider dissemination through discussion, documentation and other types of media.

Bedwyr Williams represented Wales at the 2005 Venice Biennale with a project called ‘Basta’. His work involves stand-up comedy, sculpture and painting, posters and photography. He recently gave a performance at Royal College of Art, London and had a solo exhibition entitled ‘No More Mr Nice Guy’ at STORE at the start of 2008.

James R Ford is an artist whose practice is concerned with childlike past-times, pursuits and obsessions. His body of work consists of projects and investigations based around observations, process and play: ranging from a formula predicting Bond film plot structures, to tracking the lives of cigarette lighters, to covering a Ford Capri in over 4,000 toy cars. Ford’s latest work focuses on his fascination with his pet - utilising his adolescent cat as an art tool.

Russell Herron has produced a series of works as adverts, announcements, stickers, magazines, litter, wall paintings and performances as well as an online blog and an email listing service. His work frequently uses his own name as an intervention in an ever growing series of signs and free collectables. He is the founder of The Russellettes, a group of individuals who appear at private views and launches dressed in Russell Herron branded T shirts.

Sarah Doyle uses mixed media and drawing, along with video and multi media. The subjects dealt with typically involve popular culture and growing up. Her work concentrates on the emulation of icons and obsessions, feelings of isolation and trying to fit in. Doyle’s current work consists of paintings using nail varnish and nail technician tools on mirrors.

Stewart Gough’s sculptures are assemblages of everyday plastic objects and utility systems used as though real world 'Lego' bricks. Operating in the spirit of Archigram’s 'Instant Cities'; often implying an integrated mode of transport, decamping to facilitate their operation as sculptural event, thereby proposing a new, materially ‘merged down’ space for a positively ironic sculpture.

All participating artists will be exhibiting new or recent work. To accompany the show there will be a new limited edition collectable by Russell Herron and a special appearance by The Russellettes on the opening night.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chutney Preserves - Two

Image: Sarah Doyle Weed Arrangement

Chutney Preserves - Two:
'The Rot Sets In’

Sunday 22nd of June, 2008, on Camberwell Green, Camberwell
2pm till 7pm

A juxtaposition of workplace with exhibition stage, or perhaps more coherently, experimental lab with ceremonial site, ‘The Rot Sets In’, is decorated like a fete with small gazebos and stalls, and a rotten twist. The fete is in effect, a one day public art work, which visitors to the green can interact with, or just observe if they choose. It will be a humorous and thought provoking display of a broad range of temporary art works and artists that will make reference and take resources from the fine borough of Camberwell.

Sarah Doyle will offer weeds, rescued from between the cracks of the paving stones of Camberwell’s’ streets, from her garden stall and invites you to make your own weed arrangement with her, whilst Naomi St Clair Clarke has made an effigy which you can ‘make clean’ with a wet sponge missile. Lady Lucy is a rotten portrait artist, offering to make rotten portraits of visitors to the green from her park bench, possibly beside Rachael House who shall be sharing edible dog poo from a dogs bottom. Ami Clarke will pluck small gifts from her bearded chin, Ben Woodeson will display a number of hand-printed t-shirts of Mayor Johnson, and Miriam Craik-Horan shall respond to Mendelssohn with a lawn mower engine on her face. Jo David proposes to create a cardboard obelisk and miss-information desk with rotten visitor information about Camberwell, Sarah Sparkes will send down messages from her nest in the hanging tree. Andrew Cooper has a composting Wicker Man lying on Camberwell’s lawn and Dean Kenning will ceremonially hoist a totem pole at sundown, made during the day, from collected bottles and cans. Rebecca Feiner will invite passers-by to rant about issues in ‘Ranter’s Corner’. As they do she will make a picture of them and display these, framed on a table. Julian Wakeling has taken a beautiful photograph of pears decomposing. He has made it into postcards and will write messages for visitors to take away. Libby Shearon has transferred images of hobby horses and other spirits from the land onto business men’s white shirts, and Marq P Kearey has a muddy pool with ambitions to facilitate low ebb’s, whilst Geraldine Swayne shall cheer us all with rotten ballads, channelling voices from folk singers who frequented the green in days gone by. Continuing the musical responses, The Lonesome Cowboys From Hell, Calum F Kerr, Tim Flitcroft, Jan Maat and Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly, parade as The Wild ‘Worst’ on Camberwell Green with a rotten western arena, complete with fake camp fire. cApStAn StRiNg a rebel rouser, will embody the spirit of Captain Swing, the long dead peasant agitator. Darren O’Brien has been trying to train worms to make paintings – visitors will be invited to pick a worm to make a muddy painting that they can take away. Be repulsed by Gavin Toye’s revolting paintings and then hit a rotten egg on Ben Newton’s dart board game and take home a jar of green chutney.

Come, come, come along to the great festival of Camberwell Green – ‘The Rot Sets In’.

Another event organised by Sarah Sparkes and Marq P Kearey. Visit the blogsite at:
Chutney Preserves

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Iceberg Enters Obelisk

Friday 13th June 2008, 8pm -11pm £6/£5 concs.

Whitechapel Gallery
Angel Alley Entrance
80 - 82 Whitechapel High Street
London, E1 7QX

Press release
A night of out-there music/film/performance plus 2D and 3D art featuring visual curation by the East End’s rising stars, Elevator Gallery, plus live performances from Charles Hayward of This Heat, Blood Stereo and Bolide Awkwardstra. Media partnership project with The Wire magazine A night of out-there music/film/performance plus 2D and 3D art featuring visual curation by the East End’s rising stars, Elevator Gallery, fresh from recent Arnolfini shows. Among the extensive list of participants there will be screenings from Heidi Kilpelainen and Matt Lippiatt in the auditorium, performance from Phoebe Davies and large inflatable work by Jeni Snell throughout the gallery. Live performances from Charles Hayward of This Heat, Chris Corsano and Sonic Youth collaborators Blood Stereo, plus astral jazz trance from Bolide Awkwardstra.
Detail & full participators list:
Film screenings, live performance, 2D, 3D
Elevator Gallery’s Cherie-Marie Veiderveld and Simon Ruben White, both fresh from recent Arnolfini shows, will be curating an extensive visual programme featuring including film screenings, live performance, 2D & 3D works.

In the auditorium: Oriana Fox, Antonella Ferrari, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Mark McGowan & Decima Productions, Laura May Lewis, Heidi Kilpelainen, Matt Lippiatt, Cherie-Marie Veiderveld, Simon Reuben White

On the walls and floors: Anahita Razmi, Natalie Sanders, Girolamo Marri, Sarah Doyle, Ingrid Z, Vasilis Chamam, Jeni Snell, Matt Lippiatt, Some Ghost & Phoebe Davies

Charles Hayward
Best known as a founder member of the radically inventive This Heat, the UK group widely regarded as the missing link between Kraut-Rock and Post-Punk. The group continue to inspire generations of intrepid of musical explorers, heavily influencing the output of groups like Sonic Youth and Liars and anticipating a wealth of musical genres that would not surface for decades after their fragmentation. Moving forward with collaborations with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzenera, Soft Machine’s Robert Wyatt, improv guru Lol Coxhill and a host of others, at the Whitechapel Charles Hayward will be delivering a solo performance on drums, electronics and vocals. As ever, expect the unexpected.

Blood Stereo
The siamese mind meld of Prick Decay/Decayer Pinga members Karen Constance (Polly Shang Quan Band), Dylan Nyoukis (Chocolate Monk Records head honcho) and an ever evolving additional cast. As established noise fetishists the duo has collaborated with the likes of Chris Corsano, C. Spencer Yeh plus Lee Renaldo and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth to name but a handful. Incantations ground from broken violins, fractured tape loops and intuitive vocal discoveries are just the beginning of the listeners’ journey.

Bolide Awkwardstra
Timeless astral excursions sparking a sinister, revelatory group trance music taking in the free jazz spirit of Art Ensemble of Chicago and their ilk and spiralling off into a cosmos of their own. Engrossing ritualistic improvisations of cathartic abandon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Magic Life

May 23rd - June 19th 2008
Open Wed – Sat 1.30 – 7 pm
Private View Thurs May 22 6.30 – 9 pm (Performance and Magic Lantern Show)

Sartorial Contemporary Art
101a Kensington Church Street
London W8 7LN
T: 020 7792 5882 / E:

My Magic Life
A phantasmagoric exhibition

Introducing new paintings by Mikey Georgeson

Special Guests:
Melissa Alley, Eddie Argos, Anneke Bosma, Daisy Clarke, Andrew Cooper, Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, Sarah Doyle, Jude Evans, Mikey Georgeson, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright, Nathan Penlington, Harry Pye, Paul Tecklenberg and Martin White

A phantasmagorical exhibition of painting, sculpture, film, sound and performance assembled by Mister Solo and his glamorous assistant Harry Pye.

Inspired by the life and magic of Edwardian conjuror David Devant, who changed his name from Wighton after seeing a painting called "David Devant Goliath". His catchphrase “All done by kindness” allowed him to delve into the world of spectres and demons in his illusions. Georgeson endeavours to manifest this duality in the pictorial magic of his paintings and performance as Mister Solo.
Mikey says: “Anyone hungry for magic should head to the Sartorial Gallery. I am joined by artists who share a restored childhood faith in magic – using passions as beacons. This allows them to replace irony with tears of joy. It will appear incredible that works of such richness could have been produced in this thin, non-ritualist civilization.”

Mikey Georgeson attended Chelsea School of Art from 1986–1989. In 1990 he moved to Brighton and formed the group David Devant & his Spirit Wife. His passion for performance and painting led to the evolution of Mister Solo. Georgeson and Pye have collaborated on a painting of Devant wowing a crowd. The show’s title is taken from Devant’s Autobiography. Devant reveals his nickname was Monkey Face, which curiously was also once Georgeson’s.

As well as Georgeson’s new large “back to front inside out” paintings the show will include painted Magic Instructions from Eddie Argos (Art Brut), Andrew Cooper’s Cabinet of Evocation, Paul Tecklenberg’s Spectrogram’s, Chris Rheinhardt’s Déjà Private View Box, Chris Gilvan-Cartwright’s sparkling landscapes of preternatural light, Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky’s magic lantern show as well as Pye’s own take on the David and Goliath story. A contribution from the world’s only poet-magician, Nathan Penlington, comes in the form of his recently unearthed adolescent magician’s diary.

The first 50 visitors will receive a uniquely packaged copy of ‘Shine A Light’ a new song by Mister Solo. The covers will form part of a miraculous limited edition booklet on sale through The Sartorial Gallery.

Watch Mister Solo aka Mikey Georgeson singing the Sartorial Art Gallery Theme Tune

Monday, May 12, 2008

'I Can't Believe How Great I Feel' at Whitechapel Late Nights

Video from May 3rd 2007 at Whitechapel Gallery, E1
animation: Sarah Doyle
reading: Amy Prior

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Nexus Treatment

March 17th - July 14th 2008
Viewed from the street 24 hours
Launch Thursday 3rd April
6:30 - 8:30pm
all welcome

Waterloo Health Centre
5 Lower Marsh

Tube: Lambeth North, Waterloo
Rail: Waterloo
Buses: 12, 53, 76, 77, 176, 211, 341, 381

This is Space Station Sixty-Five's second off-site window project at this London GP practice. The Sapce Station Sixty-Five North Cross Road gallery and project space is undergoing architectural development. Please see the gallery website for this and further projects during 2008

Press Release:
The Nexus Treatment
A Space Station Sixty-Five Project at Waterloo Health Centre

Diamonds are forever ...
Seen through these St. Laurent glasses
And I’ve realized that I’ve arrived...
Kanye West, from Late Registration

In the crystalline animated world of Sarah Doyle “The Nexus Treatment” whirls and sparkles forever and ever. Counter intuitively utilising a hand made methodology,and consciously eschewing technological processes Doyle has crafted a Victorianesque hall of mirrors, with images taken from popular culture.

In the often rarefied realm of pedantic high art Doyle’s constituency is a revolutionary one She passionately and precisely studies and reveals the complex codes of young teenagers. Trawling through outdated hip hop videos, talking to and working with her younger siblings she identifies the “watch me now” shapes and movements which signify a universal need to belong, to be part of a group to fit in and to show off.

Doyle’s appropriation of this world, however, is no cheap holiday, there is an immersion and identification with it which goes back to her own experience of arriving in England as a teenager having been brought up in Africa. Unaware of the prevailing popular culture signifiers, references to TV shows, and imperceptible shifts in style she found herself to be “uncool” an outsider.

Her work meshes this yearning to belong, with a magical kaleidescopia of desire. The looped hand drawn images revealed in the facets of the spinning jeweled mirrors, when cut from their original meaning, take on a hypnotic quality. Like tarnished ballerinas on the top of a music box, Doyle’s tough girls dance for eternity in their strangely compelling cabinet of curiosities.

The Nexus Treatment is based on the title of a salon sign Doyle found near her home in South London. When googled, Doyle was amazed to find that it was revealed to be “an organization that designs and operates treatment programs for a wide range of child and adolescent problems” and it was also “a conditioning treatment used on Afro hair to make it more silky and straight like Caucasian hair” Both meanings strangely reverberated with the artist’s work. “I really liked the name” says Doyle “ it sounded futuristic and with the nexus meaning the center of focus it fitted with the work I had in mind”

Mixing futuristic elements and contemporary cultural references with clunky hobbyesue machinery, The Nexus Treatment signposts not only novel methods of art production but also introduces new places from where that work can be made.
Alex Michon

Sarah Doyle’s previous work has used other forms of dead media such as expoliting records to create drawing tools. Doyle has shown internationally in Japan and the Michael Jackson gallery in Germany. Her animation work was shown at the Whitechapel, Gasworks and The Portman gallery among others. She was part of Splashdown for Space Station Sixty-Five during the Whitstable Biennale 2006 and will be undertaking a commission for Space Station Sixty-Five during 2008.
Sarah Doyle lives and works in London.

Alex Michon is an artist writer and curator.

Monday, February 25, 2008


curated by David Hancock

Edwin Aitken, Matthew Burrows, Simon Burton, Sarah Doyle, Steve Dutton/Steve Swindells, David Hancock, Thomas Helyar-Carwell, Barry Thompson, Cathy Ward, Isabel Young

Private View Thursday 6th march 6 - 9pm
exhibition runs from 6th March - 13th April
open: Thurs - Sun 11am - 6pm

Gallery Primo Alonso
395-397 Hackney Road
London E2 8PP

When presenting an exhibition on the theme of faith, as an artist one has to consider what one believes in. Do we believe in the power of the representations of faith in art that have held us enthralled over centuries or is it the power of faith itself that draws an artist to make work? The 10 artists included in this exhibition all question the notions of faith and explore the theme in very different ways.

Some of the artists explore faith in terms of its relevance to the History of Art. Their work may reference a particular religious painting, symbol or object. Thomas Helyar-Cardwell considers how in a society that is increasingly losing its faith, what do these arcane signifiers become when confused or forgotten. These objects gain a new role in his paintings and banners, transforming these symbols into fresh iconography. Similarly David Hancock subverts masterpieces of religious art to make comments upon contemporary society. By working within the tradition of painting he manipulates this loaded genre continuing the discourse on painting’s role within contemporary art.

Simon Burton’s paintings are drawn from the pomp and ceremony of war that suggest the idea of a religious crusade. These works draw parallels to past and present conflict and well as include signifiers drawn from art history. Burton depicts a bewildered landscape of ruin where the decimated aftermath of a confliction of abstraction and figuration is expressed through his multi-layered surface. Isabel Young‘s paintings seek to question the traditional hierarchy of the animal kingdom with man at the pinnacle. She re-works this classification through the tradition of icon painting, placing animals in the role of a deity. The use of iridescent paint transmits this ethos by referencing the precious materials used in icon painting, and subsequently notions of importance, power, and status.

Other artists have chosen to discuss what we believe in today. Matthew Burrows’ paintings explore what it means to believe, and in what context it is possible. He unpicks our expectation of science by developing a mythic view of evolution. Through this upended and regressive world Burrows highlights our assumptions that reason has the monopoly on truth and satirises the views of creationists. Edwin Aitken’s paintings attempt to uncover an essential meaning or truth. Through his work he seeks a ‘burden of proof’ that will inevitably validate his own personal faith in painting as a means to express ideas that have an ongoing relevance. In contrast Cathy Ward's installations centre on a childhood incident that contributed in her subsequent loss of faith. Her contribution will be revisiting her departure, both as a reconstruction, and reviewing its many manifestations in her work. For Dutton and Swindells the matter of faith offers the opportunity to make work out of a number of positions simultaneously whilst still believing in all of them. Their videos and wall drawings reference William Friedkin's "The Exorcist" by paying particular attention to the use of inversion and reversal to denote evil. This collaging of disparate elements generates new dialogues for making art.

Both Barry Thompson and Sarah Doyle consider the roles of contemporary icons and whether they supplant the religious deities of the past. As we desperately try to retain some kind of faith by attaching it to our own heroes, we build our own identity around these superstars who inspire us. The fervour with which we aspire to these role models could also be considered religious, as in Doyle’s work, where she focuses specifically on the phenomenon that is Prince.

Each artist has tackled this theme in a unique and original way and the exhibition hopes to highlight the diversity of current contemporary practise.


The Foreign Press Association
11 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AJ

Curated by Lee Campbell

Painting Performance Projection

MARCH 1ST 2008
Doors open at 18:00

Francesca Anfossi, Jenny Baines, Alex Baker, Rebecca Birch, Lee Campbell, Paul Carr, Alexander Costello, Sarah Doyle, Eccentric City Newspaper, Sharon Gal, Emma Holden, I*A*N*A*P*A, Jasper Joffe, Calum F. Kerr, Caroline De Lannoy, Ian Larson, Adrian Lee, Daniel Lehan, Carali McCall, Josie McCoy, Frog Morris, Peter Reiling, Mike Ryder, Sam Semple, Henrietta Simson, Sister Mercedes, Dora Wade, Greta Wade, Laura Wilson

Lee Campbell
Tel. 0797 437 6324

18h Doors open

2D and Sculpture

On Going Performances


19h Live Art Section Upstairs
20:00 - 20:15 ALEX BAKER


21h Music section Upstairs
21:30 - 22:00 SAM SEMPLE
22:00 - 22:30 SISTER MERCEDES

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Real Life

still image from 'Soup' by Layla Curtis

curated by Sarah Sparkes

Layla Curtis, CMPW (Chris Coombes, John Moseley, Julian Wakeling, Harry Pye),
Gordon Beswick, Sarah Doyle, Lizzie Hughes, Romain Forquy, Axel Stockburger,
Heidi Stokes, Geraldine Swayne, Ricarda Vidal, Josie Wood,
Andrew Cooper and Sarah Sparkes (fabrication of Agit Train Cinema)

Private View 4-8pm Thursday 6th March
Exhibition continues March 7th – 15th 2008
Opening hours: Thursday - Friday 4-7, Saturday 1-6

Portman Gallery
Morpeth School
Portman Place
London E2 0PX
(Tube: Bethnal Green)

Saturday Matinee - ‘The Stuff of Life’ artists’ film screening, curated by Ricarda Vidal,at 3pm on Sat 15th March
What is real? how can we be sure that this world is nothing more than an illusion, and that life is just a dream?
‘Real life’ is an exhibition in which artists use film and photography as a means to capture their own sensations
and experience of the external, whether analytical, intellectual or emotional, and allow us a transitory, illuminated
insight into the world from behind their eyes.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dead Bodies and Cardboard

February is the month of love. But at Elevator Gallery will putting on a show exploring the darker side of love, with the theme of Anti-Valentine.

9th - 23rd Febuary 2008
open: 12 - 5pm Thurs - Sun

Emily Clay, Kirsty Dixon, Sarah Doyle, Grant Foster, Antonio Gianasi, Hannah Jesmen, Laura-MayLewis, Matt Lippiatt, Kitty Moore, Erica Scourti, Patricia Shrigley, Emma Thatcher

Private view: Friday 8th Feb 6pm till late
A very special evening of performance and sonic exploration
Le Couteu Jaune, Gumm takes Tooth, Bebug, Jon Purnell, DJ Whitenoise (WLM), The broken Biscuit Club

Elevator Gallery
Mother Studios
Queens Yard
White Post Lane
Hackney Wick
London E9 5EN
tel: 0772 419 5479

3 minute walk from Hackney Wick Train Station
Buses: 26 30 235 388 N26