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

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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 T: 079571 36066 more info at

Friday, 10 October 2008


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 
E8 4DG  

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 Destination: Berlin was represented in a one-day residency as part of the Many Mini Residency programme, 5 July 2008  

For more information, please contact Christina Empedocles (+1 415 819 8856 / or Kate Phillimore (+44 (0) 783 786 2588 /

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.