The blogs go on, the drops go, the paint flows on, maximalism, everything turned up to the full There’s a Cultivate blog as a follow up to the Colchester talk here Lot of food for though the served up by the various contributors and the engaging audience at Firstsite. it was good to get out there, to get out of the London bubble.Thank you Colchester. On with the #365ArtDrops and revealing the first of the 2016 Cultivate shows while carefully avoiding the temptation the get involved in the frothing onslaught of Christmas art fairs, shows and markets this year (of course if you do fancy some creative Christmas shopping the Cultivate on-line shop is being re-stocked with art on an almost daily basis right now, alternatively search my name on Ebay).
Yesterday’s parts of the year-long #365ArtDrops piece went out next to a secret door on Mare Street, Hackney East London and a piece painted on an extremely weathered piece of wood picked out of a skip on a street by London Fields
Today, I mostly have my somewhat reluctant curators head on.
Reveal will almost certainly be the first Cultivate event of 2016, although the opening night of Reveal isn’t until Thursday January 7th, so who knows, there may well be some Cultivation before that, we intend having another pro-active maximalist year of cultivation.
Cultivate will continue with the nomadic takeover of interesting spaces big and small for their first event of 2016. Reveal will happen in the East London railway arch that is home to the recently opened Fount London complex.
Reveal will also continue with the tradition of revealing fresh work from artists that currently excite us, including one or two who have never revealed themselves at Cultivate before. Expect a typically busy Cultivate group show and a long weekend of New Year artistic intent, expect cross-pollination, expect artists who don’t usually show with each other, expect painters jousting with performance, expect sculpture, print
Expect painting, sculpture, performance, art, artists and more on the opening Thursday night and throughout the weekend both inside and outside the white-walled railway arch of a Hackney gallery.
Fount is found over the road from Hackney’s ever popular Netil Market and a two minute walk from London Fields railway station, as well as the busy food-filled thing that is Broadway Market and London Fields itself.
More details of events and artists to be announced over the next couple of weeks via the Cultivate blog and the various social media platforms that we all know and love, there’s a Facebook event page here
Artists confirmed for Reveal so far include Cecily Baker, Deborah Griffin, Diane Goldie, Emma Harvey, John Lee Bird, Megan Pickering, Marnie Scarlet, Sean Worrall, Skeleton Cardboard, ThisOne, more to be revealed in the coming days…
The latest #365ArtDrops went out yesterday, I expect Part 327 will go out in the wind and rain today, click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show, meanwhile the entire piece of work so far can be viewed via a designated Tumblr page