Installation: A collection or selection of images of pieces installed, or installations in brutalist West End car parks, in skips, condemned buildings in Tooting…

 

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MIND THE GAP – Broadway Studios, March 2015

Installation: A collection or selection of images of pieces installed, or installations in brutalist West End car parks, in skips, condemned buildings in Tooting Broadway, in galleries, in East London tailors shops, hang in trees in woods in Leytonstone, in warehouses in Liverpool or Hackney, on walls in Folkestone…. There’s a whole album of images gathered together here should you wish to explore

43s, car parks, 199 daily paintings and…

The ongoing notions of daily paintings throughout the year, fresh leaf growth and things that revolve around the number 43 (that one down there happened in a car park in Liverpool a couple of years back).  There’s been 199 daily paintings now, this being the 199th day of the year, some of them have been seen hanging on gallery walls, some left on the street for people to take, some sold on-line (all 199 can be seen on this page) , some saved for a show later this year. It isn;t about starting and finishing a piece every day, it is about bringing one to a conclusion and every day on the year…

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Car parks and 43s were not something deliberate, well not when it started, they might be now, that and #43ArtDrops like the one that happened at Hackney Wicked last year, the recent #43ArtDrop that happened recently on the Leytonstone Arts Trail and the 43 Miniature canvas pieces at the Art Car Boot Fair a couple of weeks back.  I imagine the number 43 might figure again at Hackney WickEd this year as well as September’s Folkestone leg of the 2017 Art Car Boot Fair….

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Today’s daily painting:  199/365 – Fresh Leaf Growth, July 18th – Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 199, a 199th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, on found recycled cardboard 20cm x 15cm. And now on line and on-sale via the Cultivate web shop.

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199/365 – Fresh Leaf Growth, July 18th Fresh growth, new layers, leaves and the ongoing notion of a smaller painting brought to a completed conclusion on every single day of 2017. On day 199, a 199th piece, acrylic, brushwork, spray paint, on found recycled cardboard 20cm x 15cm

Parking bay 43, Liverpool….

Someone asked about this photo and where it was and what was going on. Left this piece in a car park in Liverpool last year, well painted it in the car park when we arrived there and immediately looked for things to paint on, and then left it there at the end of the event (Liverpool leg of last year’s Art Car Boot Fair). Garvin Turk parked his mummified car next to it… the fact that the piece was left in bay 43 was no accident….

A 43, Liverpool

A 43, Liverpool

Last year it was about car parks, this year is about dropping things…

Last year it was about car parks, no car fumes this year, this year is about dropping things not repeating things, this year is hanging things on street walls. #365ArtDrops part 265 goes out today, ninety-nine more to go before this year-long piece of art ends…  .

SEAN WORRALL - "EMMA STREET" (A London carpark 2014)

SEAN WORRALL – “EMMA STREET” (2014)

So Wednesday afternoon was spent with my Organ hat on. Organ has been around in one for or another since the mid 80’s, myself and my Animating partner in crime Marina, started it back in the days when an electric typewriter was a luxury and the notion of a world-wide web was pure science fiction. Organ has been a handmade screen-printed zine, a glossy magazine, a pasted up news-sheet, issue seven was printed on a t-shirt, number 14 recorded on cassette that came in hand-made covers. Organ has been a radio show, a television show (proper one mind you, on your proper late-night TV, not some internet thing), these days Organ is mostly a blog, a daily blog read by thousands, just a blog though, and on Wednesday, on went the Organ hat on and an invitation to go explore the Frieze Art Fair was accepted. Was it any good? Here’s a bag loads of words and photos –  ORGAN goes to Frieze

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A Liverpool carpark 2014

A warehouse in London Fields, E8

A warehouse in London Fields, E8

 

The year of the car park, growth left in Liverpool and…

Some growth left in a car park in Liverpool (it was there before Mr Turk parked his car), 2014 has mostly been about car parks, car parks have been far more exciting in terms of art venues and exciting events than the more “conventional” galleries. Rather pleased to say it looks like it will carry on with the 2015 Chinese Open happening down on Level minus seven of that gloriously brutal underground multistory car park in Soho, deepest West End of London. All happens in February 2015, more about it closer to the date…

Liverpool Leafheart

Liverpool Leafheart

Rather pleased to be invited to take part in the Chinese Open again in 2015, here’s some Organ coverage from 2014, the year was wholesomely full of car parks in Brick Lane, in Folkestone, in Liverpool, Westminster and Soho, in Hoxton, Shoreditch, 2014 the year of the car park….

Chinese Open, Soho, London,  2014

Chinese Open, Soho, London, 2014

No sleep ’till Folkestone… Art Car Boot Fair part three…

Painting on found things

Painting on found things

Part three of the 2014 ART CAR BOOT FAIR and what feels like the last bit of summer adventure takes us to FOLKSTONE as part of the FOLKSTONE TRIENNIAL or is it the FOLKESTONE FRINGE at the Triennial?  Fringe or centre parting, whatever it is we’re at the seaside on the opening day of Folkestone’s Triennial on Saturday August 30th (Midday until late afternoon, they say 4pm, but if there’s things to paint we’ll stick around).  The artist list for the Folkestone leg of this year’s excellent Art Car Boot Fair adventure has just been published on the official ACB website.

Liverpool was refreshing, getting out of East London now and again is good, painting in things no one wants and leaving them there is good for the soul or good for something like that.  Five days until Folkstone and the end of summer…..

The One Pieced Vinyl Piece (2014)

The One Pieced Vinyl Piece (2014)

Here’s the artist list in the order the Art Car Boot Fair put them in;  “Tracey Emin · Gavin Turk · Sir Peter Blake · Matt Collishaw · Vic Reeves & Michael Hogben · Chris Barnes · James Unsworth · Nina Saunders · Nina Fowler · Carolyn Gowdy · Jennifer and Christine Binnie · Wilma ‘Surfmama’ Johnson · David J Batchelor · Jake Clark · Scrawl Collective · Swifty · Cultivate Gallery: Sean Worrall, Emma Harvey, Quiet British Accent · The Juncture · Camille Phoenix · Ian Dawson and the copy shop · Herrick Gallery featuring Disastronaut · Matt Rowe & Club Shepway · Diane Dever ·Deborah Crofts ·Sadie Hennessy ·Julia Riddiough ·Heidi Plant ·Nick Morley ·Kyp & Simon Hollington ·Sally Penfold as ‘Bayle Window’ ·Kate Knight · Hannah Muck and more to be announced!”

Things painted on and left at the Liverpool Art Car Boot Fair

Things painted on and left at the Liverpool Art Car Boot Fair

I expect to mostly be painting on things I find down there, putting each piece on sale at anything from £1 upwards, I expect anything that doesn’t sell will be put back on the beach or left in the car park or given away at the end of the event.  I expect I shall also have some already painted small canvas pieces, painted pieces of vinyl and such, I expect I shall spend the rest of the week productively creating things but then there is Cultivate to attend to and artists to gather together and events to cook up and it may just be time to declutter and free myself from time-eater that is Cultivate….

If you’re coming to Folkestone, you could always bring something for me to paint a leafheart on for you…..

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LEAF GROWTH AND SUCH AT PART TWO OF THE LIVERPOOL ART CAR BOOT FAIR JULY 2014….

 

White walls, white cars, trains to Lime Street (and back), no sleep ’till Fulham

Art Car Boot Fair, Liverpool - glorious walls...

Art Car Boot Fair, Liverpool – glorious walls…

No sleep ’till Fulham…. More about Fulham later….  Brick Lane, Bethnal Green, Liverpool, Fulham, Hoxton Square, Fokstone…  sleep is not a serious option.  yesterday was the Liverpool Biennial leg of the Art Car Boot Fair – there’s three Art Car Boot Fair events this year – the original fair at Brick Lane (East London) and this year an event in Liverpool followed by a third as part of the Folkstone Triennial  at the end of August (hopefully not the end of summer).

Fulham next,  this Thursday – BIG DEAL! MARVELOUS MIX UPS X1 at LOUD AND WESTERN  – Loud & Western Building, 59-65 Broughton Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2LE.   A show curated by Vanya BALOGH & Danny POCKETS,  a group exhibition that open with a private view on July 10th and then runs from July11th until the 25th July (open daily from 12pm until 6pm). I shall be exhibiting a floor-based sculptural piece featuring a number of recent found and painted objects – the radiator, packing cases… that’s on Thursday though, today in Sunday, we’ll think about Fulham on Monday, today we’re coming down from Liverpool yesterday. 

artcarbootliverpool34Out on the early train, Euston to Lime Street, there in time for a morning set up, there’s a whole load of photos and such on the Organ pages “Second leg of this year’s Art Car Boot Fair happened yesterday as part of the Liverpool Biennial. it happened in a rather atmospheric car park (beautiful walls to hang art on) in Wolstenholm Square, next door to the Cream (under the shadow of Cuban sculptor Jorge Pardo’s Penelope, a large piece in the middle of the square).  Early train our of Euston, bags of art and off to Lime Street and a day in (very) sunny Liverpool, Cultivate goes to Liverpool.    Here come some photos 

So anyway, Liverpool Art Car Boot Fair, inside so no sun-rays melting the painting vinyl, glorious walls to hang leafhearted canvas on, pieces of wood dragged in and painted on,then left in the car park (for Gavin Turk to park by)

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Left it there, the na long came Gavin Turk to park his car…