The last month of the year-long piece that is the #365ArtDrops, two of the latest parts were deliberately taken to Norton Foldgate, and left on the walls in the heart of Spittlefields on the north east edge of old London, a place of liberty and freedom, a place for outsiders… Dan Cruickshank.tells you about this rather special place in this short film. For further information go to www.thespitalfieldstrust.com. Follow the campaign: facebook.com/savenortonfolgate
Part 327 of the #365ArtDrops piece (that has rather dominated my year) was painted on a found piece of wood and hung on a fence with the last of the bright leaves near Broadway Market, down by the Regent’s Canal, Hackney, E8 on December 4th, it was picked up the next day by a man called Thomas who posted a photo on Facebook of it hanging in his house
Part 328 painted on a found piece of wood thrown in a skip back in January, looks like is was a unwanted homemade Christmas gift from last year, Painted on and now hanging by the soon to be destroyed Norton Folgate, Spitalfields, hanging there waiting to be taken should someone wish to. part 329 WAS painted on a found piece of wood from an old bit of furniture and left hanging on a street corner at Norton Folgate, Spitalfields, both on December 6th
Part 330 was painted on a found piece of backboard from a broken Ikea picture frame and hung om a wall just off Brick Lane, East London on December 6th, Part 331 was painted on recycled cardboard and left on the bumper of a Chevy pickup truck on Columbia Road, Columbia Flower Market, East London. Part 332, painted on found piece of wood, picked up off the street a few months back, a piece from a broken kitchen unit, left hanging on a gate on Rivington Street, East London. Part part 333 was painted on a found piece of wood, painted gold and left in a phone box with the Christmas lights of Hackney on Sunday evening, December 6th.
Part 334 was painted on a block of very tactile wood picked up from outside a woodwork studio in Hackney, painted on and left on a fence in the fading December light, down by the canal and the gas-holders, Hackney, East London. December 8th.
So Assemble won the Turner Prize last night. This is surely a good thing. Now, more than ever, art needs to be about community, about engaging with the community; art needs to be part of it, right in there. It needs to be about buildings and people and open doors, about open signs and welcome signs. More on that over on the Cultivate blog
.The latest parts of the #365ArtDrops piece them – Leaf, leaves, trucks, lights, walls… click on a photo to enlarge or run the slide show…