Thursday, June 23, 2022
Wednesday, September 08, 2021
I will be showing my new film 'The Flower Of Nature' at 'Hydracity - Towards Watery Commons' an Exhibition from 10th September – 26th September at the Thames-Side Studios Gallery with a programme of walks, performances, and interactive artworks curated by InspiralLondon.
Hydracity asks us to observe and imagine London and its hinterland as watery environment, by inviting artists to re-experience this fluid, shifting and untameable environment. What is it that circulates beneath our feet oozing from the muddy delta of the Thames as we explore the interconnected labyrinth of watery commons intersecting urban spaces, that flow across, through and into us?
This exhibition will focus on our experience of these watery commons while exploring fluid collective co-creation. You are invited to collaborate in this artistic project to reimagine the city as a watery ecosystem. By re-evaluating the city as a space shaped by water, we’ll track the nature and extent of the radical changes wrought on the valley’s watery arteries, while creating alternative visions, and understandings.
Hydracity also re-imagines the city’s river system as slowly evolving tentacled organism, much like a hydra’s looping locomotion. By observing water – its capacity to merge fluidity and solidity – we can see it as a regenerative resource and even a metaphor for shifting times. This ever-changing environment of the aqueous commons reflects something of the hydra-like city, whose ability to rejuvenate offers overlapping narratives for this complex watery labyrinth. For the exhibition at Thames-side Gallery InspiralLondon creates a unique sculptural labyrinth map that interacts with other activities, archives, experiences and with potential walks across the city.
Artists, artist groups and collectives have been invited to contribute to Hydracity, by coming together in this search for our watery commons. The exhibition launches a number of specially commissioned public artworks that includes Hydrodetours guided walks; performances; sound and sculptural installation; performative lectures; films and an interactive watery archive. Together, making alternative narratives for places, people and the landscape within London’s Thames basin by immersing ourselves in different ways of understanding the city’s waterways, and in experiencing the complex ecosystems and surprising biodiversity sustained by them.
InspiralLondon’s Hydracity is an artistic exploration of London’s urban environment and ecology through on the ground mapping with the aim to create a network of alternative histories, stories and experiences of the commons. This collective art project is an opportunity for artists to re-imagine the Thames Delta as a fluid and dream-like ecosystem, unpredictable, ever shifting and dissolving and ultimately mysterious.
Will Brook, Ben Coode-Adams, Richard Couzins, John Churchill, Sarah Doyle, Gail Dickerson, Charlie Fox, Mikey Georgeson, Rachel Gomme, Kadeem Graham, Calum F Kerr, Miyuki Kasahara, Milda Lembertaite, Morris & Mollett, Clare Qualmann, Anne Robinson, Alke Schmidt, Sarah Sparkes, Fiona Spirals, Ian Thompson.
Participating artist collectives, community groups and other organisations:
Art of the Magic Lantern; Blackwater Polytechnic; Bow Gamelan Ensemble; counterproductions; Clockhouse Community; East End Jam; Everyone Welcome Collective; HAAG; Hotel du Nord; le Collectif des Gammares; Kinetika: London Geodiversity Partnership; Metropolitan Trails; Platform; soundcamp.
Hydracity - Towards Watery Commons is part of a larger InspiralLondon project to explore and map the hidden, lost or undervalued watery commons of London and the Thames Valley Delta. Inspirallondon’s unique Hydrodetours Walks Programme runs from 30 August-26 September 2021.
To book event tickets for any of the walks and events go here
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Come ‘Hell or High Water' the show will go on! 🌊
Due to recent restrictions this event will now be online only.
I’m very pleased to be part of this show onboard LV21 a historic, 40 metre steel-hulled lightship transformed into a floating art space and performance facility.
A Weekend of art celebrating life’s transitions; tales of adversity, survival and inevitable transformation featuring artworks and performances...
My new work for the show "The Pods" features the boilers in the bowels of the ship.
My initial proposal for Hell or High Water was to develop my work along the theme of isolation which became much more relevant this year.
I love the space inside the Light Vessel 21 ship and particularly the area beneath deck, which to me resembles the images of spacecraft from sci-fi in TV and film. Ships are so closely tied to how we view space travel through the lens of sci-fi, we picture spacecraft slowly gliding through space like boats.
For Hell and Highwater I use the lower deck as a space to explore and extend my work inspired by sci-fi themes, isolation and the alien figure. Using the air receiver tanks as a starting point for the work as they resemble the isolation helmet designed by sci-fi pioneer Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine. I picture these spaces as isolation booths or container pods for the work I made for the show.
All events and exhibition will be online so please check LV21 website for full details.
Curated by Caroline Gregory
DATE: 20-22 NOV 2020
FREE: NOW ONLINE ONLY
Janet Currier https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#JANET
Tracey Francis https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#TRACEY
Mikey Georgeson https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#MIKEY
Rachael House https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#RACHAEL
Julia Maddison https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#JULIA
Sarah Sparkes https://lv21.co.uk/whats-on/hell-or-high-water/#SARAH_S
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Cat Kiss John Lennon, watercolour
Here is my painting for John Lennon Is Not Dead exhibition at Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenee's. The show curated by Harry Pye features works by 80 artists to celebrate John Lennon's 80th birthday
John Lennon was a cat lover since his childhood, growing up with 3 cats, he would cycle to the fishmongers each day to pick up fish scraps for his beloved pets. My painting is from a lovely photo of him with a cat affectionately booping noses together, something cats will only do with trusted friends.
I think this is probably one of the ten cats he owned when he was with his wife Cynthia.
John Lennon Is Not Dead
2nd - 24th October
The Stash Gallery
30 Prescot St
Pre booking is essential, here is the link book tickets to attend the show: Eventbrite
The show runs until 28th October, with opening events on each Friday during this month.
John Lennon was born on October the 9th 1940 to mark his 80th anniversary 80 artists have made a work inspired by Lennon’s life and work. John Lennon’s Not Dead will feature; drawings, paintings, photography, and collage. There will also be some specially made music and animation and some surprise performances. Because of social distancing there will be 4 Fab gatherings (some of which will be filmed and then shared on You Tube) rather than one big opening party. Interested parties should contact Sophie Parkin to make an appointment to see the show.
The exhibition’s curator explains the title of the exhibition:
Harry Pye: “Some people believe you die 3 times. The first time is when your heart stops beating, the second time is when they put you in the ground, and the third time is when everyone stops saying your name. I still turn to John Lennon when I need cheering up or feel in need of inspiration, and because I’m not the only one, I feel it's reasonable to say, John Lennon is not dead.”
Artists taking part in the exhibition include Royal Academy painters such as; Chantal Joffe, Musicians such as Jerry Dammers, Cartoonists such as Tony Husband, and photographers such as Chalkie Davies. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
“John Lennon Is Not Dead” is a group exhibition curated by Harry Pye taking place at Vout-O-Reenee's, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, E1 8BB for the duration of October 2020. Please note this celebration of John Winston Ono Lennon is unauthorised and 100 % unofficial. Vout-O-Reenee's is a private members club and pre booking is essential.
Magda Archer, Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan, Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo, Billy Childish, Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Ben Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins, Georgia Hayes, Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner, Tony Husband, Kim James-Willaims, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd, Cathy Lomax, Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch, Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly Parkin, Sophie Parkin, Harry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max Reeves, Micheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma Sultan, Liesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, James Unsworth, Francis Upritchard, Natasha Vassiliou, Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch, Leonie Woods, Bonnie Wong, Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala
Here is a link to Harry Pye's Rebel Magazine Blog with examples of artists work from the show
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Mendelssohn wrote the melody 'Camberwell Green' for his piano pieces Songs Without Words when staying with friends in Camberwell. The piece became 'Mendelssohn Rag', also known as 'That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune'.
Commissioned for the 2020 Camberwell Arts Festival I have created an animation to celebrate the Camberwell Music Hall connection. This is set to a 4-part choral arrangement written by local composer Jordan Theis, which fits the 1910 Collins and Harlan recording of the song. We invited singers from Camberwell and beyond to create a virtual choir for this animation.
The singalong event and premier of this animation will be taking place at the opening of Camberwell Arts Week on Saturday 13th June
Here is the link to join the Zoom singalong
Here is a lyrics video I made of the 1910 recording by Collins and Harlan to get the idea of the tune and to practice singing along:
Monday, June 01, 2020
Commissioned for the 2020 Camberwell Arts Festival I am creating an animation to celebrate the Camberwell Music Hall connection. This will be set to a 4-part choral arrangement written by local composer Jordan Theis, which fits the 1910 Collins and Harlan recording of the song
We are inviting singers from Camberwell and beyond to crate a virtual choir for this animation. Whether you sing in a choir, in the shower, or haven't sung for years, we'd love to have a wide variety of voices to represent Camberwell and beyond.
Here is a lyrics video I made of the 1910 recording by Collins and Harlan to get the idea of the tune and to practice singing along:
To record a part:
Choose whether yo sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass.
Download the score and audio files - https://tinyurl.com/y7ttpsoz
Listen to the guide vocals. There is a separate file where Jordan sings each part separately
If you prefer to sing to a track without vocals, find the midi part in the 'recording parts' sections
Please listen to the backing track in your headphones and sing along, recording your voice only
You can use a phone, computer or microphone to record - it doesn't need to be brilliant quality, only clear.
Submit the recording to email@example.com by Sunday 7th June
Don't worry if your attempt isn't 100% accurate - we'll be able to iron out many things in the editing process. The most important thing is to Jon in, have fun and enjoy the final result when it comes out during the festival.
The singing style should be light and articulate and text clearly. Think Cole Porter/Noel Coward!
If you have any questions, please get in touch at the above email.
The singalong event will be taking place at the opening of Camberwell Arts Week on Saturday 13th June
Friday, March 06, 2020
I am showing a painting at Transition Gallery's final show at their current location. All the artists in the show were invited to create small works on paper inspired by cinema. My painting in the show is inspired by the Russian horror folktale film 'Viy' from 1967
Over 100 artists make work inspired by film
110a Lauriston Rd, E9 7HA London
8 March – 5 April 2020
Opening event: Saturday 7 March 6.30-8.30pm
Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 12-6pm
Works on paper about film by 100+ artists
Michael Ajerman, Susan Aldworth, Carolina Ambida, Bridgette Ashton, Kim Baker, Oliver Bancroft & James Connelly, Mike Bartlett, Olly Beck, Julie Bennett, Sara Berman, Gina Birch, Andrew Bracey, Rose Bradshaw, Alice Browne, Jo Bruton, Kirsty Buchanan, Ruth Calland, Jennifer Campbell, Augustine Carr, Jacob Cartwright, Melanie Carvalho, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Ruby Cedar, Jackie Chettur, Jake Clark, Julie Cockburn, Paul Cole, Rosemary Cronin, Gordon Dalton, Horst Diekgerdes, David Dipre, Karen Douglas, Freya Douglas-Morris, Sarah Doyle, Annabel Dover, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Lucy Evetts, Luci Eyers, Grant Foster, Nina Mae Fowler, Archie Franks, Patrick Galway, Rebecca Gould, Damian Griffiths, Julia Hamilton, Susie Hamilton, Kirsty Harris, Stephen Harwood, Georgia Hayes, Roger Healey-Dilkes, Russell Herron, Carol Ho, Paul Housley, Marc Hulson, Tom Hunter, Henry Hussey, Timothy Hyman, Sam Jackson, Martina Jenne, Nick Jordan, Tash Kahn, Calum F Kerr, Paul Kindersley, Sharon Kivland, Lady Lucy, Peter Lamb, Laura Lancaster, Adam Latham, Debbie Lawson, Delaine Le Bas, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Simon Leahy-Clark, Mindy Lee, Robert Leech, Iwan Lewis, Hayley Lock, Cathy Lomax, Miranda Lopatkin, Fiona Lumbers, Gary McDonald, Stuart McKenzie, Jeff McMillan, Enzo Marra, Alex Michon, Eleanor Moreton, Nicholas Middleton, Tabitha Moses, Kate Murdoch, Paul Murphy, Louis Newby, Gary O’Connor, House of O’Dwyer, Marcus Oakley, Nina Ogden, Kim L Pace, Joanna Pawlowska, Alex Pearl, Lisa Penny, Paige Perkins, Cathie Pilkington, Vera Portatadino, Narbi Price, Harry Pye, Beth Emily Richards, Neal Rock, Melanie Rose, Mark Scott-Wood, Alli Sharma, Charlotte Squire, Keara Stewart, Heidi Stokes, Ilona Szalay, Kathleen Thompson, Mimei Thompson, Sadie Tierney, Joel Tomlin, Katherine Tulloh, Toby Upson, Jacqueline Utley, Jessica Voorsanger, Tom Walker, David Webb, Isaac Willis, Fionn Wilson, Joe Woodhouse, Isabel Young
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Art Cabaret - Birth, Rebirth and Wild Things!
Friday 24 January 2020 7pm-11pm - £5 Entry on the Door
The Golden Anchor
16 Evelina Road
London SE15 2DX
Live Performances by
Nnja Riot - Wild Experimental Improvisation
Megan Cherie Owens - Cabaret Legend
Sarah Doyle - Music Hall Rebirth
Monika Tobel - Prehensile Pow-wow
Sarah Sparkes & Ian Thompson
Paola De Ramos - Praying Mantis
Art Auction with Sprucie, artworks by Julia Maddison and the performers
Your comperes for the night Spruce Monkscyth (Calum F Kerr) and Mi-lie-dee Caroline (Caroline Gregory)
The bar is set high but the ceiling is low - Mind You Head!
Due to steps to the basement Mind Your Head at the Golden Heart is not a fully accessible event
Thursday, September 26, 2019
I will be selling zines at the West Norwood Artist's Yard Sale on Sunday the 29th September.
I am selling some of my Leaders zines and other goodies alongside other artists who took part in the Chutney Preserves over the years. My Leaders zines were made for the Chutney 3 - The Voice Of Chutney!
(Their names and the cults they led are revealed on the back page.)
For sale: prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculptures, objects, ephemera...
Artists groups, studios and collectives will be showing and selling work from car boots and tables. There will be music, cake, food and drink...
Sunday 29th September 2019
Artists’ Yard Sale (aka an art car boot sale)
Rosebery’s Auction House Car Park
London SE27 0JD
Friday, August 09, 2019
Do you love the Supermodels of the 90s? Do you also love zines?
If you do then come along to the Transition Gallery SummerZine this Saturday, where I will be selling my series of new Supermodel zines.This one features my fave from back in the day Christie Turlington ❤️ Who is your favourite?
10th August 2019
12pm - 6pm
110a Lauriston Road
London E9 7HA
Celebrate summer in divine DIY style by visiting our self-publishing fete on Saturday 10 August from 12–6pm.
SummerZine will be a smorgasbord of special offers, inky delights, readings, workshops, paper-art, upcycling, postcards, artists books, prints, cakes and corsages!
1pm - Alex Michon 'Deciding to DIY' - the curator of SummerZine will give a brief talk on samizdat, she-punks and self publishing
3pm - Stuart McKenzie will be reading from his publication 'An Account of Frederick McKenzie Playing Johnny Cash Covers at Strangeways Prison, Manchester, 1973'
Other participating artists/publishers include Sarah Doyle, Liv Myers, Wind in the Trees, Bette Blanchard, Elizabeth Joseph (AFROZINE), Alli Sharma, Sophie Cero, Stefan Alexander, Rebecca Hilton and more and there will of course be some very special offers on Transition's own publications Arty and Garageland
Saturday, May 11, 2019
I am currently showing a new piece of work at the Venice Bienalle in the Miniscule Venice, curated by Vanya Balogh. The work features miniature artworks no larger than a matchbox.
Fondamenta Sant’Anna 996 Castello 30122, Venezia. Italia
11/05/2019 — 21/07/2019
Curated by Vanya Balogh
In Association with Cross Lane Projects, Kendal.
Artists @ Miniscule Venice
Rebecca Scott GB, Danny Pockets GB, Cedric Christie Jamaica, Vanya Balogh Croatia, Piyali Ghosh India, Sarah Doyle GB, Emma Croft GB, Gavin Turk GB, Plinio Villagran, Galindo Guatemala, Teo Robinson Canada, Tomaz Kramberger Slovenia, Emanuel, Fanslau Germany, Jeanne Susplugas France, Marisa Polin Mexico, Mario Sanchez Varas Spain, Tiziana Mandolesi Italy, Katya Kan Kazhakstan, Noriko Uno Japan, Birgit Jensen Germany, Paul Hazelton GB, Sarah Pager GB, Ann Grim France, Christopher Clack GB, Natalia Ryabova Russia, Graham Tunnadine GB, Christina Lorimer GB, KeelerTornero GB, Jochen Saureacker Germany, Lucinda Burgess GB, Maria Jose Arceo GB, Toby Bricheno GB, Sarah Goldbart GB, Noel Grassy Macken GB, MIA C GB, Andrew Stys Poland, La Lianna Italy, Nerys Mathias GB, Venetia Nevill GB, Keith Ball GB, Gzillion Artist GB, Ray Gange GB, Ibby Doherty GB, Mahaut Harley Leca France, Olga Jurgenson Estonia, Liz Sheridan GB, Jessica Bailey GB, Daleya Marohn Ethiopia, India Roper-Evans Hungary, Guy Haddon Grant GB, Sarah Sparkes GB, Ian Thompson GB, Roger Clarke GB, Meriilis Riinne Estonia, Meg Shirayama Japan, Mandee Gage GB, Georgina McNamara GB, Deborah Bee Artist GB, Anita Bryan GB, Paul Tucker GB, Jon Baker GB, Dannielle Hodson GB, Tommy Seaward GB, Vanja Karas Serbia, Toni Gallagher GB, Carole Pearson GB, Russell Terry GB, Cathy Gale GB, Lauren Baker GB, Beverley Isaacs GB, Athena Constantinou Cyprus, Alex Ruffini Italy, Michal Cole GB, Petra Lea GB, Spizz Energi GB, Dimtrios Oikonomou Greece, Carloline Gregory GB, Paul Tecklenberg GB, Pascal Rousson France, Veronica Shimanovskaya Russia/USA, Alex Ruffini Italy, Steven Pettengell GB, Melissa Alley GB, Joanna McCormick GB, Tisna Westerhof Holland, Kety Balogh Croatia, Maria Teresa Gavazzi Italy, Alice Herrick GB, Thomas J Ridley GB, Sarah Kogan GB, Susan Haire GB, Almuth Tebbenhoff Germany, Alex Hinks GB, Jason Gibilaro Brasil, Gabriel Mulvey Switzerland, Vera Jefferson GB, Jane Grisewood USA, Kate Gilman Brundrett GB, John Stephens GB, Anna Fairchild GB, John Plowman GB, Fiona McAuliffe Artist Forte GB, Penelope Payne GB, Keiko Owada Japan, Susana Sanroman Spain, Farah Ishaq GB, Anne Leigniel GB, Gina Southgate GB, Angela Wright GB, Katya Kan Kazakhstan, Susan Schulman USA, Neda Dana-Haeri Iran, Toby Morgan GB, Hermione Allsopp GB, Jim Roseveare GB, Maslen & Mehra GB, Riitta Hakkarainen Estonia, Fiona Haines GB, Steve Smith GB, Mary T Spence GB, Nicole Barclay GB, Natalija Jezova Russia, Carol Wyss Germany, Nicola Hicks GB, Geraldine Swayne Ireland, Elli Lestas Cyprus, Edward Croft-Balogh GB, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick GB, Ian Wolter GB
Friday, March 22, 2019
Miniscule Part 2
Curated by Vanya Balogh
23 March to 18 May 2019
Preview Friday 22 March, 6-8pm
Talk by the curators Thursday 18 April, 7pm
Cross Lane Projects
Cross Lane, Kendal,
Cumbria LA9 5LB
Miniscule Part 2 could be regarded as a bijou sociological experiment; over 220 artists have taken up the invitation to submit a diminutive art object of any genre or media but with one simple proviso: the maximum size of the work is that of the common matchbox; 2” by 1.5”.
Thinking small and making small is a unique position and while some artists specialise in the miniature or reductive ideas and might consider it a regular part of their creative output, many more do not. For most of the artists participating in Miniscule, the format is an intriguing challenge; a stimulus or provocation; potentially a playful distraction from their standard artistic practice. The exhibition includes established and upcoming artists from the UK and around the world.
This diverse exhibition presents carefully considered, imaginative but seriously tiny, fragile art objects – an exquisite mass of breeding minisculism. As curator Vanya Balogh describes “Here we will find a toy-box destruction derby of high-concept in abject competition, a kaleidoscope cross-cut of current making and thinking but one set in an equal arena, although admittedly it may be biased towards the ‘less is more’ camp. Is an object to be judged by its size? Does size really matter? Can we say that the London Eye has more impact on the art world than a bicycle wheel?”
Miniscule Part 2 is a sequel to the exhibition Miniscule curated and devised by artists Vanya Balogh and Jim Racine, and presented at Oblong Gallery, London in June 2010.
Artists included in Miniscule Part 2 at Cross Lane Projects:
Ozgul Arslan, Kunbo Meng, Sarah Doyle, David Redfern, Jill Gibson, Martha Parsey, Paul Hazelton, Riitta Hakkarainen, Liz Sheridan, Thomas J Ridley, Marisa Polin, Sarah Pager, Anna Mortimer, Jim Racine, Meriliis Rinne, Bob Lawson, Mandee Gage, Mahaut Harley Leca, Anna Fairchild, Steve Pettengell, Tabitha Knight, Angela Wright, Maslen & Mehra, Tisna Westerhof, Penelope Payne, Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Toby Morgan, Susan Supercharged, Susan Haire, Catherine Syl, Tracey Moberly, Fiona Haines, Emma Croft, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Tiziana Mandolesi, Jeanne Susplugas, Ben Hopper, India Roper-Evans, Christopher Clack, Andrew Stys, Noel Grassy Macken, Thomas Behling, Michael Petry, Elli Lestas, Phillip Raymond Goodman, Vanya Balogh, Kerry Baldry, Veronica Shimanovskaya, Sooz Belnavis, Stefan Draschan & Kinga Jakabffy, John Plowman, Joseph Sakoilsky, Susan Schulman, Alina Gavrielatos, Piyali Gosh, Susana Lopez Fernandez, Venetia Nevill, Almuth Tebbenhoff, Keeler Tornero, Pascal Rousson, Vera Jefferson, Toko Yamamoto, Natalija Jezova, Toby Bricheno, Jason Gibilaro, Tommy Seaward, Sripey J Kemfor, Richard Ducker, Mary T Spence, Joanna McCormick, Christina Mitrentse, Dimitrios Oikonomou, Alex Hinks, Cadi Froehlich, Ibby Doherty, Mark Wigan, Spizz Energi, EC, Kate Terry, Rebecca Scott, Mark Woods, Alejandro Pintado, Stimulus Ltd, Karen Ay, Anne-Mie Melis, EDZ, Teo Robinson, Brent Wahl, Tim Lewis, Nina Atevic-Murtic, Louise Riley, Ingrid Zee, Mark McGowan, Viktor Popovich, Liz Bailey, Sol Archer, Daniel Devlin, FREEE, Urban XXX, Maurizio De Angelis, Geraldine Swayne, Emily Mould, Herzog Dellafiore, Bruce Mclean, Nina Saunders, Daniel Soyer, Petros Chrisostomou, Georgina McNamara, Francisco Da Mata, Kety Balogh, Bruce Campbell, Kate Stewart, Yanai Segal, Severed Heads Collective, Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors, Catherine Du Pont Marseille, Anita Bryan, Stacie McCormick, Toni Gallagher, Jane Grisewood, Clive Burton, Caroline Gregory, Jane Karan, Zbigzibni Morecki, Lizzie Sykes, JL Reed, Kate Kotcheff, Fiona McAuliffe Artist Forte, Nicholas Cheeseman, Desdemona Varon, Gabriel Mulvey, Rebecca Feiner, Amy Warwick, Julia Maddison, Gina Southgate, Sabine Wannenmacher, Neda Dana-Haeri, Gordon Faulds, Deborah Bee Artist, Nicole Barclay, Keith Ball, Hannah Campion, Nadia Ballan, Calum F Kerr, Cathy Gale, Andrea Robinson, Doug Haywood, Beverley Isaacs, Paul Coombs, Meg Shirayama, Alice Herrick, Dannielle Hodson, Jessica Bailey, Miyuki Kasahara, John Stephens, Vanja Karas, Maria Jose Arceo, Melissa Alley, Paul Tecklenberg, Yael Atzmony, Eti More, Avivit Segal, Arie Berkowitz, Sarah Goldbart, Olga Jurgenson, Alexandre Bianchini, Kaori Homma, Graham Watson, Heather Cowie, Kate Gilman Brundett, Jude Cowan Montague, Annie Luke Turner, Mike Healey, Atty Bax, Sarah Kogan, Liz Helman, Petra Lea, Natasha Vicars, Mona K, Noriko Uno, Keiko Owada, Rigulio Graak, Susana Sanroman, Nicola Hicks, Birgit Jensen, Jochen Saueracker, Julius Hinks, Stella Whalley, Lucinda Burgess, Cassandra Mahoney, Leila Houston, Tomaz Kramberger, Daleya Marohn, Michael Croft, Didi Nobin, Roger Clarke, Guy Haddon-Grant, Katya Kan, Roberto Ekholm, Patrick Colhoun, Graham Tunnadine, Sylvie Rodriguez, Ai Wei Wei, Ruby Alice McCormick, Hermione Allsopp, Nerys Mathias, Max Sudhues, James Bell, Sarah Sparkes, Mervyn Syna, Russell Terry, Sarah Buckle, Ann Grim, Eva Raboso, Andrea Morucchio, Ray Gange, Michelangelo Arteaga, Mario Sanchez Varas, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Dr Von Hugo, Nancy Fouts, Emanuel Fanslau, Gzillion Artist, Peter Suchin, Steve Smith, Ian Thompson, Martha Mai McCormick, Alan Ardiff, Gavin Turk, Cathy de Monchaux, Martin Greenland, Charlie Whinney, Catherine Lorimer, Kate Davis & David Moore, Julian Cooper, Clayton Woods, Paul Tucker, Paul Sakolisky and Carole Pearson.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Experience the myriad artist responses to the theme of Year of the Pig, 'Four legs good, two legs bad', a quote from George Orwell's prescient 1945 book Animal Farm.
Urban, underground, it is the contemporary art antidote to the flock wall paper & institutionalized art of the national Gallery just 200 yards away. Here, below street level you can encounter anything and probably will.
Chance upon a lone tap dancer, discover installations about
race, gender and migration. Hear Euro Asian electronic music, watch an adult interpretation of fairytale, the Three Little Pigs via Butoh Dance. Witness an invitation to dinner with a twist, visually consider capitalism and ecology, visit a paper theatre, and think about pigs in ancient literature. Walk on Brex-it poetry, question the meaning of wealth and happiness and much more. Energetic, irreverent, thought provoking and fun. We look forward to you joining us underground!.
#CNYLondon is the largest celebration in the world (outside Asia) with Trafalgar Square, Leicester square and China Town hosting over 300, 000 visitors enjoying everything from dragon dances, martial arts, parades to pyrotechnics and Chinese cuisine.
San Nin Faai Lok / Xin Nian Kuai Le / Happy New Year 2019
Curated by Rebecca Feiner / An Elements Gallery Project
For press info ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter : twitter.com/ElementsGallery
Q- Park Leicester Sq, Whitcomb St, WC2H 7DT
Grand Opening: Sun Feb 10th- 12- 8pm
Other hours Thurs Feb 14th- 2- 7pm
Fri Feb 15th - 2-7pm
Closing event Sat Feb 16th - 2-9pm
Now in it's 7th year, Q-Park exhibitions were originally conceived by artist curators Vanya Balogh and Cedric Christie supported by Geoffrey Leong Foundation with media partner Artlyst.
Q Park Leicester square , 41 Whitcomb St, WC2H 7DT London, United Kingdom
Saturday, November 10, 2018
I have a small piece in the exhibition at Mind Your Head, do come along and enjoy the healing fires at the Mind Your Head art cabaret!
Roll up, roll up it's the third MIND YOUR HEAD! Art Cabaret in the basement of the Golden Anchor in Nunhead on
Saturday 10th November 7pm-10pm
It's the season of Guido Fawkes and Halloween and for Healing Fires Purging Pyres there will be performances, music, poetry, a quiz, a ritual and an exhibition! Expect works on the consequence of fire, the tragedy, the positivity, the anger, the release. Come to Nunead and see…
Eugene Coyne (Music) https://eugenecoyne.bandcamp.com/
Grassy Noel & APE with Mai Butoh (Poetry/Music/Dance)
Montague Armstrong presents HAMMOND HITS (Music)
Out now on Linear Obsessional — https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/hammond-hits
Stephen Micalef (Poetry)
FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Healing Fires Purging Pyres Exhibition with Dylan Coates, Sarah Doyle, Helen Elwes, Tracey Francis, Frog Morris, Julie Pickard, Julia Maddison, Hugo Simms, Euphoria Synn and the performers above
There will be a Healing Fires Purging Pyres ritual and the chance to take part in Spruce Monkscyth’s Flaming Quiz Nite! Spruce will also be covering the Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s 'Fire' on its 50th Anniversary with accompaniment from Montague Armstrong.
Your Hosts Spruce Monkscyth & M’lie-dee Caroline
Our regular haunt in the basement of The Golden Anchor is unfortunately not wheelchair/level accessible. Steep stairs down. We hope to do a Mind Your Head special in an accessible venue so watch this space!
The Golden Anchor,
16 Evelina Road, Nunhead,
London SE15 2DX
£5 Entry on the Door
With your Hosts Caroline Gregory and Spruce Monkscyth (Calum F Kerr)
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Harrington Way, Warspite Road, Woolwich,
GALLERY OPENING HOURS Thurs-Sun 12pm – 5pm
OPENING PARTY Friday 19 October 6pm - 8.30pm
Gen Doy performance 7.30pm
The exhibition, situated next to the Thames Barrier in South-East London, evokes ghosts as a migratory tide, washed up along the shore of the Thames their historical baggage in tow. It also explores the presence of artists in this part of London, as a migratory tide of creative flotsam and jetsam which ebbs and flows as the city gentrifies and develops.
The Ghost Tide features works by over 30 UK and international artists.
Sarah Sparkes is an artist and curator. She leads the visual arts and creative research project GHost (initiated in 2008), curating an on-going programme of exhibitions, performances and inter-disciplinary seminars interrogating the idea of the ghost.
DAY OF THE DEAD CLOSING PARTY Saturday 3 November 2pm – 7.30pm
Papel Picado Workshop 2pm – 5pm Make your own Day of the Dead 'cut - outs' with artist Sarah Doyle. Suitable for all ages, materials provided
Performances and Artist Led Walk 2pm – 5pm Charlie Fox, Calum F Kerr, Joanna Mccormick, in and around the gallery
Day Of The Dead Feast 5pm – 6pm Refreshments served
International Film Screening 6pm Screening of short films in the gallery: Chris Boyd, Liane Lang, Brothers Quay, Yun Ting Tsai and Neda Zarfsaz
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
FRIEZE ART WEEK 2018
In association with Geoff Leong Foundation
Curated by Vanya Balogh
Dear friends, artists and associates
You are cordially invited to the opening of the PROTOCOL, historic 6th consecutive exhibition at this unique circular car park space situated at Cavendish Square in the heart of West End. Curated & devised by artist Vanya Balogh and supported by Arts Patron Geoff Leong this year the show features over 100 international artists exhibiting selection of works in the media of painting, sculpture, photography, installation and performance art. You are all welcome to join us for the three days of fun and games during the Frieze Art Weekend .
Friday 5th October 6 - 9pm
All welcome > Free Entry
Exhibition open daily
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 8pm
Q PARK Cavendish Square W1
Level - 3
Free Entry / WA
John Lewis Department Store W1
300 Oxford Street W1
Floors Ground > 2 >3 >4 >5
Free Entry / WA
@ Q PARK >
Tomaz Kramberger / Andy Stewart / Rachel Walters
Keeler Tornero / Sarah Pager / Martin Sexton
Penelope Payne / Noel Grassy Macken / Robert Noah
Susana Lopez Fernandez / Joseph Sakoilsky
John Stephens / Hugo Von Hugo / Thomas J Ridley
Spizz Energi / Vanya Balogh / Dimtrios Oikonomou
Adam Zoltowski / Bob Lawson / Meriilis Rinne
Sam Smudger / JL Reed / Maslen & Mehra + Delete
Michael Croft / Jude Cowan Montague / Paul Sakoilsky
Desdemona Varon / Rachel Megawhat / Taline Temizian
Stacie McCormick / Marisa Polin / Meg Shirayama
Keith Ball / Julia Maddison / Rubbish Artist / Vanja Karas
Tiziana Mandolesi / Rebecca Feiner / Jim Roseveare
Maria Teresa Gavazzi / Danny Pockets / Djelal Ispanedi
Susan Supercharged / Alice Herrick / John Plowman
Fiona McAuliffe Artist Forte / Steve Pettengell / Lee Maelzer
Stella Whalley / Graham Tunnadine / James Bell / OtO
Anita Bryan / Drs Fitz & Fitzy / Theresa Caruana / Susan Haire
Mandee Gage / Melissa Alley / Tisna Westerhof / Michal Cole
Sebastian Sharples / Venetia Nevill / Richard Ducker
Chandra Selvam / Mikey B Georgeson / Nicola Hicks
William Angus - Hughes / Andrea Wright / Nerys Mathias
Nadia Ballan / Angela Wright / Jason Gibilaro / Kunbo Meng
Alexander Hinks / Christopher Clack / Toni Gallagher / Mia C
Jessica Bailey / Sooz Belnavis / Alina Gavrielatos / Paul Gildea
Deborah Bee Artist / Pascal Rousson / Loukas Morley
India Roper-Evans / Fiona Haines / Carol Wyss / Cathy Gale
Anna Fairchild / Sian Kate-Mooney / William Alexander
Julian Firth / Martha Parsey / Jon Baker / Tommy Seaward
Chris Simpson / Cathy Gale / Ozgul Arslan / Ansell Cizic
Hedley Roberts / Richard Sharples / Hercules Fisherman
Cadi Froehlich / Susana Sanroman / Ben Hopper / Ibby Doherty
Toby Bricheno / Yukako Sakakura / Andrea Robinson / Mona K
Toby Morgan / Sarah Doyle / Teo Robinson / Clive Burton
Almuth Tebbenhoff / Roger Clarke / Paul Coombs / Dean Todd
Katya Kan / Mary T Spence / Antonio Cabrera / Ray Gange
Paul Tecklenberg / Guy Haddon-Grant / Jonathan Slaughter
Ian Wolter / Jonny Tanna / Phoenix Blu - Coyle / Anna Niman
Nick Curtis / Aerial Sparks / Rosie Polet / Andrew STYS
Doug Haywood / Paul Tucker / Daleya Marohn / Steve Smith
Alexander Short / Paul Freud / Gina Southgate / Ann Grim
Jill Gibson / Mark Woods / Gzillion Artist / Rebecca Scott
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Saturday, July 07, 2018
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
Mikey Georgeson (David Devant & His Spirit Wife, Mr Solo, Mikey Georgeson & The Civilised Scene) - Music
Fran Isherwood - Poetry
Melania the Stepback Wife (Birgitta Hosea) - Performance
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
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
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.
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 Gregory; Rachael 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
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