The 99th part of the ongoing #365ArtDrops piece happened in the early evening East London sun, it happened down by a lock house on the Regent’s Canal. The 99th part was painted on a piece of hardwood found in a skip outside a studio in Hackney. Painted on varnished, strung and left hanging on a wall…
The walls of the old Cultivate corner down on Vyner Street have completely gone now, the former gallery is now a pile of rubble, most of Vyner Street is a building site, we (the London art scene) lost something special there, London is changing.
What next for Cultivate? We shall be nomadic, the Cultivate blog will document the adventure. Right now my days are mostly taken up gathering together artists and curating a show in a warehouse (before that is demolished as well). The warehouse, by London Fields, will be a temporary art venue until it is demolished, at the moment that should happen in January 2016. We have it for a weekend in June.
The last few days have mostly been about gathering together artists, blending the mix, curating the show and everything that that involves, the art of putting on an exhibition. Today there was just about time to grow some leaves and prepare some more parts of the #365ArtDrops piece. These three on found pieces of wood picked up from a skip outside an art studio last weekend.
if you missed it yesterday when it went out live, the News Agents radio show interview where I was a guest talking about Cultivate, the London art scene, the beauty of Huge Baby, running a record label, painting leaves (that some may see in other ways), art drops, affordable art, exclamations, artists being proactive and doing it themselves, Peter Predergast and more, is now up on line to listen to in your own time should you wish to.. big thanks to the News Agents, to Rebecca and Resonance for putting up with me for an hour, it was a pleasure.
The #365ArtDrops piece goes on, yesterday parts of the piece were left down by the Thames, south of the river, around Borough High Street as well as the market. Pieces painted on found pieces of wood, on recycled cardboard, on an old sign. 98 parts of the piece have gone out now.
Meanwhile, more growth painted on another broken skateboard deck found left on top of a bin on the street, here in Hackney, East London, recycled, painted on and ready to be hung on a gallery wall or… Everything is a canvas…
On with the #365ArtDrops piece, all over London in the last week…. no busking… down by the river…
The NEWS AGENTS – I shall be on the radio on Saturday afternoon, April 25th, 2.30pm-3.30pm on London arts radio station Resonance 104.4FM – A hybrid news-arts programme curated by Jude Cowan Montague, Rebecca Feiner and Alice Foster. This week, Underculture arts in East London – Sean Worrall, London-based painter and veteran of the underground arts community has many active identities, past and present. He is the curator of gallery Cultivate (currently in a pop up manifestation) and the driver of long-term music and culture zine, the Organ. He talks about arts strategies in underground London past and present and discusses stories of today’s art world as represented by current media. Includes new and unsigned music and Sean’s selection from his label’s back catalogue. – Hosted by Rebecca Feiner.- Catch it via your FM dial in London or on line worldwide via Resonance 104.4FM
Also Pleased to say I shall be back once again, for the 12th Annual Brick Lane Art Car Boot Fair, London, E1 Sunday 14th June. Always one of the highlights of the London art calender and always good to be part of it… expect lots of barking and…
And meanwhile the #365ArtDtops go on while I juggle artists and curate Play in that big London Fields warehouse…. Part 85, still out there on the rail in the sunshine with the blue flowers and lush green leaves
Nice bit of coverage of a the Mind The Gap piece in that was part of that Tooting Broadway show a couple of weeks ago from the Minesweeper Collective. Who are the Minesweeper Collective? A collective of artists and musicians based on an old Minesweeper on the Thames and, well, why not go see for yourselves That show was a real pleasure to take part in, good people with the right set of attitudes, shame it was an event marking the demise of yet another art space. There’s a whole bag load of Organ photos and words from the show here All about artists coming together and making things happen while we still can.
PLAY: A weekend group show, curated by Sean Worrall, will happen in a beautiful big empty shell of an East London warehouse right by London Fields, Hackney, London, E8 over the weekend of June 6th/7th. More soon.
A beautiful blank canvas of a space just waiting for an invited gathering of painters, sculptors, installation makers, maybe a performer or two and who knows what. There’s a pleasure in bringing pro-active energetic artists together, creating and exciting event and then inviting people to come along and engage with the selected art and artists and be part of the whole thing. For further news on this event, the artists, the people and such, tune in to my blog over on the Cultivate pages. it shall be exciting to spread out a little. All about artists coming together to make things happen