Sunday, 2 November 2008

Scene in the Making (Concrete and Glass)


NEITHER UP NOR DOWN
2008
Bricks, mortar
Dimensions variable

This work was made for Scene in the Making, curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris as part of Concrete and Glass.

Campbell and Morris Projects present

SCENE IN THE MAKING

2nd OCTOBER 6pm - 9pm and 3rd OCTOBER 12noon - 8pm

Scene in the Making brings together work by leaders of British performance art, painting, sculpture alongside emerging talent. Unfettered by the constraints of heavy curatorial narrative, the show explores how life's everyday actions can be significant and their beauty exposed through various artist methods.

Francesca Anfossi, BADBAT (Joanne Robertson), Jenny Baines, Beagles and Ramsay, Rebecca Birch, Peter Bond, Sarah Bowker-Jones, Lee Campbell, Elly Clarke, Alexander Costello, Cinzia Cremona, Daniel and Davina, Emma Hart and Corinna Till, Kate Hawkins, Calum F. Kerr, Adrian Lee, Robert Luzar, Elizabeth McAlpine, Carali McCall, Jordan McKenzie, Orion Maxted, Victoria Melody, Frog Morris, Ellen Nolan, Flore Nove-Josserand, Harold Offeh, Helen Pailing, Alex Staiger, Heidi Stokes, Diane Timmins, Sarah Turner, Laura Wilson, Charlotte Young

The Tile Showroom
Nicholls and Clarke Building,
3-10 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6PG
(Corner of Fleur de Lis Street)
London

Tube - Liverpool Street / Aldgate/ Aldgate East/Old Street
Bus 149/8/26/388

For more information: 
www.concreteandglass.co.uk/artists/160/scene-in-the-making

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Brief Encounter

Wolstenholme Projects presents Brief Encounters: Part One
1st - 9th November 2008
www.wolstenholmeprojects.org

Thursday – Sunday, 12-6pm
Preview Friday 31st October 6.30-9pm

Brief Encounters introduces artists that have never met or exhibited together before, in order to encourage dialogue between different artistic disciplines and to create access to the often private environment of preparing an exhibition.

Two artists have been given a pressurised schedule of a working week in which to prepare an exhibition that will be on show for a further week and, whether working in collaboration or reacting to one another, the installation process will be open to the public throughout.

Featuring Andy McKeown and Laura Wilson, the show presents practices which are grounded with an interactive element, taking objects (Wilson) and communicative media (McKeown) as primary points of departure. Their practices crossover via a playful engagement with the meanings generated from commonplace situations that involve the
viewer.

For this exhibition the working week will be Tuesday to Friday 28th – 31st October in which there will be the opportunity to call in on the artists at work.

Andy McKeown produces interactive installations and projected light environments, using his own software and interface/interaction controls. Many of his recent projects and installations start as 'empty' systems and can evolve in unexpected directions. They rely on direct participation and interaction in order to create the visual dialogue. The installations are generally autonomous and designed for continuous unsupervised operation.

Laura Wilson makes sculpture, installations, drawings and performances. She aims to bring the everyday and discarded into visibility, exploring notions of absurdity, functionality, displacement, and communication; often capturing the humorous and poetic qualities of objects. Her concerns also include how the viewer interacts or experiences the work and how they can contribute to the works completion.

For further information please contact:
oharejohn@hotmail.co.uk
gordonculshaw@hotmail.com

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Happy Birthday Elevator Gallery


HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY AT ELEVATOR Friday 17th October 2008 at 7:30pm - late Elevator Gallery is soon to be One Years old. To celebrate we will be hosting a very special Birthday Party with a top line up of Live Art, Music, Art, Film, Installation and DJs. Highlights include a live performance by HK119. Described by Bjork as "the perfect blonde woman", HK119 will be performing tracks from her latest album. Musical perfomance also from the French sensation Douce Angoisse, Random Connection Quest, and lots more. Meet a one eyed Psychic and receive a free art gift and reading. Artist Mark Mcgowan will breakdance before your eyes. The Singing Darlek will perform a rendition of Happy Birthday. Play traditional party games and win prizes! Fun for all. Party into the night.... A bar will be available and vegetarian canap├ęs will be offered throughout the evening. Entrance is free *S*T*A*R*R*I*N*G* HK119, DOUCE ANGOISSE, RANDOM CONNECTION QUEST, GILES CORBY (The Singing Darlek), MARK McGOWAN, RUSSELL HERRON AND THE RUSSELLETTES, CAPSTAN STRING, THE PSYCHIC OF HEXAGON & OSCAR MURILLO, JON PURNELL, PIL & GALIA KOLLECTIV, MATT LIPPIATT, LAURA WILSON, SNOOZIE HEXAGON AND ADELINE BATTISUTTA'S MAGICAL PASS THE PARCEL, CRAIG COOPER, SIMON REUBEN WHITE, NATALIE SANDERS, LISA FLYNN, ANTOINE CATALA, KAREN RUSSO, JOANNA FILIPE, SOME GHOST, ROMANY DJ, DJ SPECTRA PET & DJ ETCHYSKETCH….and more artists to be confimed.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Free Art Fair

YOU DON'T GET NOTHING FOR NOTHING
2008
Ink on paper
Edition of infinity

This work was made and distributed at....

THE FREE ART FAIR 2008 The art fair where all the work is given away at the end 13-19 October 2008 Open Monday to Sunday 11am till 6pm (FREE ENTRY) Telephone 079571 36066 14, 19, 21 New Quebec Street and 5, 8, 16 Seymour Place Portman Village, London W1H nearest tubes: Marble Arch and Edgware Road 50 contemporary artists take part in The Free Art Fair 2008. Including Stella Vine, Gavin Turk, Chantal Joffe, Bob & Roberta Smith, and Bruce McLean. In contrast to the recent Damien Hirst auction and the market frenzy of frieze art fair week, The Free Art Fair will allow anyone to see and own great pieces of contemporary art for free. Perfect for the credit crunch, everything at The Free Art Fair is FREE. The final giveaway starts at 6pm on Sunday 19th October, expect people to camp out a week in advance to get the piece they want. Last year's Free Art Fair had people queuing overnight and was broadcast live on BBC News 24.
Takes place in Seymour Place and New Quebec Street, Portman Village, central London right between frieze and Zoo art fairs.
All the artists give a serious artwork to make a great show, some of the pieces will need to be taken home in a large van. Harry Pye gives a version of a Francis Bacon triptych. Jasper Joffe liberates a 4m painting. Bob & Roberta Smith frees his toenail clippings. Peter Harris offers a piece of paper said to have been touched by Damien Hirst. Martin Sexton makes a gratis Stonehenge. Instead of art going to the highest bidder or those who can afford it, someone who really loves an artwork will be able to have it for free. 2000 copies of the Free Art Fair handbook to be given away, each one individually customized with a hand-drawn free on the cover. Artists Artists Anonymous, Centre of Attention, Matthew Collings, Jimmy Conway-Dyer, Sacha Craddock, Stuart Cumberland, Adam Dant, Stephen Farthing, Rose Gibbs, Luke Gottelier, Alex Hamilton, Peter Harris, Pablo Helguera, Saron Hughes, Lee Johnson, Sayshun Jay, James Jessop, Chantal Joffe, Jasper Joffe, Peter Lamb, Cathy Lomax, Amanda Loomes, Marta Marce, Bruce McLean, Alex Gene Morrison, Stephen Nelson, House of O'Dwyer, Harry Pye, Danny Rolph, Martin Sexton, Bob & Roberta Smith, Terry Smith, Geraldine Swayne, Chris Tosic, Gavin Turk, Markus Vater, Stella Vine, Michael Ward, Douglas White, Charlie Woolley. Performances by Laura Wilson, Frog Morris, Lee Campbell, Mark Dean Quinn, Dora Wade, Adrian Lee, Jenny Baines, Rebecca Birch, Kate Hawkins, Jordan McKenzie, Charlotte Young, Victoria Melody, Alex Staiger, Peter Bond, Sarah Turner, Daniel Lehan "I thought we should do something different from what everyone else is doing at this time of year and non-commercial, and something that excites people and values art not selling. This gives anyone the chance to own a serious piece of art." (Jasper Joffe, founder The Free Art Fair) Contact for interviews and images Jasper Joffe jasperjoffe@hotmail.com T: 079571 36066 more info at www.freeartfair.com

Friday, 10 October 2008

DESTINATION: LONDON  

Private View: Friday 10th October, 6.00 - 9.30pm 
Exhibition dates: 9 October – 24 October 2008 
Open Thurs – Sun 12-6pm or by appointment  

Working Rooms Top Floor 242-248 
Kingsland Rd 
London 
E8 4DG 
http://www.workingrooms.co.uk/  

Like a carefree backpacker on a year abroad, the works of nineteen San Francisco artists will travel the world in a suitcase to various destinations with no confirmed schedule or order of travel. In each location the exhibition will acquire traveling mates in the form of new artworks by local artists. Two local artists will contribute one work each to the suitcase so that it will eventually return to San Francisco as a new collection of international artworks. 
San Francisco has long been a nurturing site for creative minds to study, work and play. A unique cultural centre in its own right, it is a city that is often considered a transitory stopover while artists depart to find success in other cities around the world. Destination seeks to facilitate new bonds between a core group of west coast artists and international artists around the world. The end result will be a unique, hodge-podge, yet comprehensive representation of an exciting group of international emerging artists. The end of the show will be celebrated with the production of a publication that will document the travels of the suitcase. 

Artists: Erin Allen, Taha Belal, Mike Bianco, Luke Butler, Donna Chung, Rachelle Cohen, Frank Ebert, Christina Empedocles, Lindsay Jessee, Jason Kalogiros, David Keating,Tammy Kim, Lauren Parent, Ryan Pierce, Maggie Preston, Jessica Rosen, Leah Rosenberg, Tomo Sato, Kate Van Steenhuyse, Christian Tonner, Lindsey White, Daniel Wilkinson, Laura Wilson (additional artists will be added with each stop) 

Destination: San Francisco launched at Queens Nails Annex on 17 June 2008 www.queensnailsannex.com Destination: Berlin was represented in a one-day residency as part of the Many Mini Residency programme, 5 July 2008 www.manymini.org  

For more information, please contact Christina Empedocles (+1 415 819 8856 / ce@christinaempedocles.com) or Kate Phillimore (+44 (0) 783 786 2588 / kphillimore@gmail.com)

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Montague Arms, Peckham

LIVE ART IN THE MONTAGUE ARMS 289 Queens Road SE15 5RZ Entry £3 (£2 conc) 8.30pm Thursday 9th October Daren Callow – sound art and music Caroline de Lannoy – performance artist Ellen Nolan – filmmaker Frog Morris – artist and poet Lee Campbell – performance artist Laura Wilson - artist 8.30pm Friday 24th October Deference Engine – prog rock The Lonesome Cowboys from Hell – cowboy clown music Frog Morris – artist and poet Lee Campbell – performance artist Carali McCall – drawing on the dance floor In October the Montague Arms will host two evening of live performance by contemporary British visual artists. There will be music, sound art, poetry, film, comedy, costumed theatrics and drawings. The evening is set in the Montague Arms, a traditional old boozer stuffed full of stuffed animals and other odd items collected over its long history. The evening will be part of a series of live art events curated by Frog Morris and Lee Campbell in venues across London during October.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Stage Struck, Southwark Playhouse

Lee Campbell Projects
                                                        presents
    "STAGE STRUCK"

 
          AUGUSTO THE FOURTEENTH
          IN THE EVENING
          FROM NINE/HALF NINE ISH.....

at
The Southwark Playhouse
London Bridge 
15 artists respond to the current play with blind faith of it's narrative and composition before their performance.

Lee Campbell is interested in challenging the artist's spontaneity and reliance on pre-conceptions within their own practice.

The artists are allowed to bring a minimal selection of props which may be used or completely discarded having seen the play.


Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard, (Corner of Tooley St. & Bermondsey St.), London, SE1 2TF

wwww.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

20 artists show work in the former carpentry workshops prior to their transition into residential spaces, 

Painting, sculpture, installation, photography and cups of tea upon request


Arran Bolder, Cat Barich, Ed Hathaway, Fritz Donnelly, Grainne Galvin, Igor Borikov, Louise O' Kelly, Laura Wilson, Martina O'Shea, Nerys Mathias, Paula Naughton Patr Strnad, Peter Collins, Russell Thoburn, Stephanie Grace, Siobhan McAuley, Sarianne Plaisant, Tania Stanic,Vlad Ivanov, Will Whitmore


Private viewFriday 8th August 2008, 6 - 10pm

Show runs until Sunday 10th August

Liquid GalleryUnit Q, 55 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London E9 5LH
Opposite Hackney Wick Overground Station
RSVP: martinaoshea@gmail.com
Tel: 079 44108213