Harvey and Worrall and those two floors alive with treasure…

Wall And Jones, on the very busy Hackney Road, an old tailor’s shop on a street corner (just over the street from Hackney City Farm and a stone’s throw from Colombia Road Flower Market). The two floors of the old shop has been the home of a small collective of rather strong designers for the last three or four years now. The place always looks good, the space is always alive with colour, with Victorian treasure, with vintage textiles cleverly fashioned, wonderfully fashioned, alive with handmade jewelry, with dressmaking, with wall hangings, giant flags and all kinds of found pieces of, well there is no other word than treasure, the two floors are alive with treasure.

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We’ve been wanting to get in here and do something for ages, Emma Harvey and myself that is, Harvey and Worrall at Wall and Jones . The designers work in the space as well as well exhIbit and sell theIr work over the two floors. There’s three of them, brilliantly creative dressmaker Ali Jones (she uses her found fabric so gloriously well), and exquisite jewelry makers Halo Jones and Rosita Bonita (the two of them, indeed the three of them, compliment each other so deliciously well), the three of them in a brilliant “old tailor’s shop that has been transformed into a cabinet of curiosities, housing the two designers’ latest collections in an aesthetic of Victorian tatter”.  

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Harvey and I had been wanting to get in here and do something from the moment curiosity dragged us both through the inviting door, and this weekend we got to.  Wall and Jones did offer to clear some space, but no, what we wanted to do was almost hide our pieces of canvas and such in there to be discovered in there with the almost forgotten objects and the vintage artifacts, the textures and the textiles, the colours and the hats and the old suit cases and the distressed frames and faded hats reborn and the postcards and flags and flowers and jewels…

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The show was to happen over a weekend, a Friday opening followed by a Saturday (today) and a Sunday (tomorrow), a collection of recent artworks from the two of us in the cabinet of curiosities that is so so alive already.  Harvey’s circles, be them paintings, old 78 records in freshly painted sleeves, red-stitch embroidery, Worrall’s thorns and leaves and recent layers of growth. We’re half way through now and loving the reactions of people exploring the space and finding all kinds of treasure (and some of the art).  The exhibition ends at 6pm on Sunday, May 29th, do let curiosity allow you in should you be passing…   .  

Click on an image to enlarge and run the slide show, I’m sure you can work out which pieces are Harvey’s, which pieces Worrall and indeed which pieces were there already…. . 

 

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The place is a two floor treasure chest of colour and creativity….

wall_preview3The Harvey & Worrall exhibition at Wall & Jones opens this coming Friday evening, the space is alive with colour, with fabric, textiles, creativity, two floors for Emma Harvey and myself to hang work around. It looked wonderful today in there when I dropped in, none of our art in there yet, not hanging until Friday morning. Wall and Jones excites me, the place is a two floor treasure chest of colour and creativity, hanging art in alternative spaces is always exciting – under railway bridges, in condemned warehouses, and in the case in old tailors shops alive with dressmakers and their fabrics…

The Sometimes They Have Thorns piece there is painted in an old frame found in the corner of an East London Junk shop, it took a lOt of cleaning and the yellowing religious print had to be removed, the glass has cleaned up nicely and the frame has all kind of scars, I like that, I like that it has the marks left from hanging in an East End house, there’s an address on the back, I assume the address is where it came from, I like it when a piece has some history.    The piece measures 35cm x 105cm, it will be one of around 25 pieces of mine that will e hanging in the Wall and Jones space over the weekend  There are some images of some of the work in progress to view right there… Please click on an images to enlarge or run the slide show

Harvey and Worrall at Wall and Jones, opening this Friday evening…

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Wall and Jones

This week Cultivate continues roaming around and popping up in all kinds of interesting places and spaces. Following on from recent Cultivate shows at BSMT Space and that Fount railway arch adventure, as well as that 43 minute thing under the railway bridge, this week we take ourselves over to a treasure chest of a two floor space here in East London .
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Wall and Jones

The week of the Harvey And Worrall take over of the beautiful Wall and Jones space is upon us. Well not so much a take over as a fitting in alongside all the treasure that’s already in that wonderful space.
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Sean Worrall

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Wall and Jones is a former tailors shop on the main Hackney Road, London E2, (directly over the road from the Hackney City Farm on he boarders of Broadway Market and Columbia Road Flower Market). Emma and I shall be presenting some recent paintings and pieces alongside all the colourful fabric, the dressmaking, the handmade jewellery that’s produced in the glorious space, all the vintage treasure, the Edwardian pop art, the velvet, the silk, the sewing machines and the Victoriana. Come find out paintings hanging in and around the two floors of treasure next weekend. We’re rather excited about this one, something a little different rather than another white wall…

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We open on Friday evening, 27th May, 6pm until 8pm and we run over the weekend, 11am until 6pm on Saturday and Sunday 28th/29th May. Everyone is welcome…
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Click on an image to get a flavour or to run the slide show….

Carefully hanging, never dropped….

An #ArtDrop

An #ArtDrop

Some pieces painted on found pieces of wood, some glorious lumps of old floorboard rescued from a skip on a Hackney street. Rescued, painted on, and then hung on East London walls, pieces left hanging for people to take should they wish to.

An #ArtDrop

An #ArtDrop

Three went out today, one piece hanging on Grey Eagle Street, Brick Lane, East London (underneath a rather fine Shepard Fairey piece as well as a large Invader), a second piece hanging on a wall near Brick Lane (not far from a Dale Grimshaw face) and a third on the Hackney Road where a large Stik figure can look down on it until if goes…

An #ArtDrop

An #ArtDrop

As always these pieces have hashtags on the back, #ArtDrop and we encourage people to use that hashtag, send in photos and tell us where the pieces get to… .There was a piece left early this week on the wall by the Regent’s Canal here in Hackney, a green thorny piece. The drops will go on randomly, here and there, now and again, not a solid piece of work like last year’s #365ArtDrops piece, just some random pieces of art painted on interesting things found on the street and left (never dropped) hanging for people to take like Louisa did today

Louisa found an #ArtDrop

Louisa found an #ArtDrop

Well that ‪#‎ArtDrop‬ quickly found a home, thanks Louisa. An #ArtDrop painted on a found block of wood, an old piece of floorboard found in a skip. Painted on and hung on Grey Eagle Street, Brick Lane, East London, left there for someone to take should they wish to, and Louisa did…