On The Brink, a load of old rope, fresh leaves and new growth in the trees of Leytonstone…

On The Brink opened yesterday over in Leytonstone, another weekend art event in what is proving to be a brilliant busy summer of weekend art events. Two weeks ago it was the Art Car Boot Fair over on Brick Lane (Last days of Shoreditch? Nah, I loved being part of the Art Car Boot Fair yesterday….), last weekend it was art drop pieces hung all over East London, this week we’re in Leytonstone (London E11).  On The Brink goes on next weekend (part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail), next week we also have Displacement, There Goes The Neighbourhood, a gathering of artists in East London, the weekend after that, we head off to the seaside and to Hastings for the second leg of The Art Car Boot Fair (exciting line up at that one, we’re rather looking forward to it), and the weekend after that we’re off to Hackney Wick for a whole load of who knows what at the open studios weekend (more of that on these pages soon).


So yesterday was the opening and the first weekend of On The Brink, twenty invited artists in the rather expansive leaft grounds of the Wanstead Quaker Meeting House. There’s a whole loads of words, thoughts and photographs of the work installed by other artists over on the Organ pages – “On The Brink, nineteen exciting artists, sculptures, installations and some old rope and leaves..


“I guess the pieces I’ve hung are a little more instantly punk rock, throwaway pieces constructed using the three chords I learnt and “made” of things thrown away on the East London streets, that and a leaf growing on a weathered blue pallet found in the the grounds of the meeting house on the morning of the show.  A young tree trying to escape from an unwanted hanging basket, more painted growth on unwanted pieces of thrown away wood, bits of red and blue rope picked up off the street, a load of old rubbish     .”  Read the whole review and such over on the Organ pages. Really rather enjoyed installing several pieces over in Leytonstone yesterday, rather enjoying this busy busy summer….

On The Brink runs over two weekends, the show is part of the 2016 Laytonstone Arts Trail, the show will be open on Saturday 2nd and Saturday 9th July from 12 noon to 5pm. and Sunday 3rd and Sunday 10th July from 1pm. – 5pm.Entry is free. On The Brink happens at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, Bush Rd, London E11 3AU   .

Participating Artists:  Martin Adams / Brett Banks / James Blackburn / Kath Cottee / Siobhan Davies / [dis]tinct project by children of Jenny Hammond Primary School / Jo Goddard / Kevin Hope / Sira Cornejo Sz Ibarra / Joanna Jagiello / John King / Mary Knight / Silvia Krupinska / Julia Maddison / Klaus Pinter / Helen Porter / Neba Sere / Sandie Sutton / Tracy Ward / Sean Worrall

Here’s some images of my pieces, click on an image to enlarge or run the slide show….

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