Dropping into July, leaves, growth, Redchurch Street, rabbits, stars…..

#365ArtDrops Part 149

#365ArtDrops Part 149

July is here and we’re really into the meat of this year-long #365ArtDrops piece of work now, the 150th piece of the drop was left hanging on a wall in evening sunshine of Redchurch Street, East London yesterday, a bigger piece (80cm x 40cm) painted on a frame found in a skip a couple of years ago.  I’m told the piece wasn’t hanging on Rivington Street for long before someone took it, who knows who? Where did it go? Who has it? What has become of it? Some of them hang about, some of them go very quickly, some of them we never hear about again, some we see photos of with the people who find them (which is an important part of it all), sometimes they turn up on ebay, sometimes…. well who knows? Hang on, Stop Press, news, part #150 was taken off the wall by someone called George and now is in Worthing, Sussex, excellent news, thank you George.

#365ArtDrops Part 150

#365ArtDrops Part 150

 

Last night four pieces were left around East London, parts 148, 149, 150 and 118. A piece can’t go out until I’m somewhere near happy enough with it, and so part 118 didn’t go out until an extra blue leaf had grown on it, it went out last night, hung on a nail on Rivington Street, Shoreditch next to some Pez smiles (I find myself constantly looking for nails, hooks and such as I walk the streets now).  Part 118 and part 150 are both pieces that I’ve been painting new layers on all year, Part 149 was a far more spontaneous painting and found itself a wall that already had some stars to keep it company. I do consider every placement, it isn’t random, been waiting for the greenery to flourish next ot that Roa Rabbit for a couple of months.  Where will today’s be? Will it be today? There’s a number of parts (both big and small) ready to go here, maybe today? Maybe tomorrow near the Hang With Us show I shall be taking part in over in Leyton, London E10, (see the events page for more details of that one, lots of artists coming together for a good cause on the opening day of the Leytonstone Arts Trail)

Click on an image to explore yesterday’s “drops” or run the stage show..

After last weekend’s careful hanging of pieces around Fish Island…

After last weekend’s careful hanging of pieces around Fish Island and Hackney Wick, the #365ArtDrops go on today and this week around London. An important part of this year long piece of work is people using the hashtag and posting photos of themselves with the pieces they find, or photos of where they have chosen to hang the pieces. We’d like to document it all at the end of the year when all 365 parts have been left out.

#365ArtDrops Part140

#365ArtDrops Part140

Art Drops around Hackney Wick…

I imagine there are quite a few parts of the ‪#‎365ArtDrops‬ to be found around Hackney Wick and Fish Island (East London) today should you be of a mind to go explore. Well worth exploring the Wick, Hackney WickED and all those open studios. Treasure it, the ethos is, ‘let’s enjoy it it whilst we can’, will any of it be there next year? .Quite a few parts of the piece were left around Hackney Wick yesterday as we explored the studios and took part in the wastelands and open spaces of Den-City.. The Open studios and everything else are open and there to be explore all this weekend

 

Next up, Den-City over on Fish Island, Hackney Wick…

den_city_flyerxI shall be participating in Artist Rebecca Feiner’s Den City on June 26th to June 28th mostly with the careful hanging (never actually dropping is it can be helped) of pieces that are part of the year long #365ArtDrops piece of work. Den City is a “temporary utopian city of installations, dens and assemblages. Colourfully, repurposing, and recycling on the theme ‘Work in Progress’ . DEN- City1 will be mushrooming on a prime piece of land by the Olympic site. Forget Glastonbury, this is a free space, an art city where money has been abolished, and the only place to be in response to the London Festival of Architecture”. Featuring talks, workshops, to poetry, performance special opening night events and many other surprises…” it happens on Friday June 26,- 6-9pm, Saturday June 27, 2-9pm and Sunday June 29, 1-4pm. The event happens in Hackney Wick, in the (rather large) yard of H.Forman & Son, Stour Road, Fish Island, London, E3 2NT.

I expect around twenty or thirty parts of the #365ArtDrops will be found both at Den City and around the surrounding area throughout the weekend for people to take should they wish to.

Other artists involved in Den City include Paul Sakoilsky, Hannah Gardiner, Kate Farrow, David.C.West, Sean Worrall, Matthew Andrew, Susanna Sanroman, India Roper Evans, Charlie Fox, Anna Maloney, Martin Sexton, Rubbish Artist, Sarah Sparkes, Sarah Doyle, Tom Estes, Mia Culpa, William Angus Hughes, Rebecca Scott, Meiko Kikuta, MonikaTobel, Samuel Brzeski, Danny Pockets, Joanna McCormick, Julia Maddison, Andrew Stys, Cluster Bomb Collective, Gzillion Artist, Glenn Fitzy Fitzpatrick, Jude Cowan Montague, Iris Garrelfs, Ansell Cizic and more

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#365ArtDrops Part 127

#365ArtDrops Part 127

Yesterday’s parts, number 127 and 128, were painted on a piece of found hardboard and a piece of black bookcase, one was left in the greenery of an East London park, the other hanging underneath a railway line by a busy East London road  Meanwhile it has been reposrted via social media, that part 112 and part 126 have been taken, photos of both were left on Facebook and Twitter….

#365ArtDrops Part 128

#365ArtDrops Part 128

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Play, #365ArtDrops, more railway bridges, more left by the canal, more, more…

The corner of that warehouse from a couple of weeks back, a beautiful space to curate and show these four pieces in. The wooden piece “Emma Street” has now been sold, the Play show, I think we can say, went rather well…

play_sat4xplay_others1Meanwhile part 125 of the on going #365ArtDrops piece was painted on a found piece of wood and left hanging in the evening light down by the Regent’s Canal, Victoria Park, East London. Part 126 was painted on a found paper bag and left hanging underneath an East London railway bridge…..

Part 123 was left underneath an East London railway bridge…

On with the #365ArtDrops, a year-long piece of work in 365 parts.123 and 124 were hung out on the street yesterday, part 123 painted on a found piece of wood and hung under a bridge by London Fields railway station, part 124 on an old block of wood (looked like something from an old piece of furniture) and now hanging outside a bar on Broadway, Hackney, East London. I expect quite a few more of the pieces will make it out there this midsummer weekend now that the distractions of the warehouse and the fun of the Art Car Boot Fair have passed for another year (well passed in terms of London, Margate still to come in late August).

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#365ArtDrops Part 123 and 124…

 

Meanwhile a piece painted on a piece of board, well over an old faded print in a gold frame from a charity shop the day before the Art Car Boot Fair (and sold at said fair)

WHITE LEAF - 26cm x 36cm including frame,

WHITE LEAF – 26cm x 36cm including frame,

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The 6th One Hundred Pieced Piece and the people who were part of it…

The 6th One Hundred Pieced Piece, a piece of work in one hundred parts, painted on one hundred pieces of recycled cardboard. All painted with the Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fir in mind One piece of work consisting of one hundred pieces, each hand painted with both brush and spray paint on one hundred pieces of recycled cardboard at the same time, Each piece on sale at £1 at the 2015 Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair, East London, on Sunday June 14th.

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Some thoughts posted on social media this morning – “Good time had at the 2015 Art Car Boot Fair yesterday. Lots of meeting and chatting with people (sorry if i got a little busy as times when people were trying to talk to us on the stall). I do rather like the engagement that comes with the One Hundred Pieced Pieces and the idea of a piece of work that exists in one hundred pieces that can be sold for just one pound each. I see it as one piece of work that is shared between many people (so really I sold a piece of work for £100). I like that people come up to me and say they have a piece on their kitchen wall or in their office, I like that hardly any money changes hands and it really isn’t worth anything other than the pleasure. Really enjoy being a part of the Art Car Boot fair, really enjoyed it again yesterday. Of course it is good to sell a painting or two and and pay the never-ending bills, but there something about the pleasure in painting these £1 pieces and the enjoyment comes with the whole process. Big thanks everyone who came along, good to talk and share… Several people told me I should charge more for these pieces but that would defeat the object of the exercise. I might be as broke as hell but you can’t buy art moments like some of yesterday’s. Big thanks everyone, big thanks to the hard working organisers of the Art Car Boot Fair (it would drive me mad putting all that together, Play last week was enough for a bit). And a massive thanks for the chocolate and Guinness cake, the photos and the smiles

Here’s the photos of the One Hundred Pieced Piece, click on an image to enlarge or to run the slice show, big thanks to all in the photos….

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