Interact opens tomorrow, growth in a gold frame…

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CULTIVATE presents INTERACT  Another gathering of pro-active artists coming together and doing it A group show of invited artists curated by the Cultivate team of Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey. Another short sharp art show in a rather big and rather exciting East London space we’ve not used before (just off the Hackney Road, by the Sebright Arms, at Coate Studios, 37 Coate Street, Hackney, London, E2 9AG.

This Thursday evening then, we’re excited, very excited, we think it just might be the best Cultivate show yet. Interact opens this Thursday evening in a great big white-walled space here in East London. The show will take place in an exciting art space just off the Hackney Road on the borders of Hackney, Dalston and Bethnal Green, London E2.   

We’re excited, art should excite! Art does excite, putting on art shows excites us, artists coming together to make things happen in our way excites us, do come and interact, come explore, come be part of it come and see the art and meet the artists. We don’t do private views, everyone is welcome to come along to the opening night, and please do bring your own refreshment, we spent all our budget on venue hire (there is an excellent pub next door, I;ll see you at the bar once the show closes)
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Interact will feature 28 exciting artists, we anticipate a group show alive with art, alive with people, with painting, with sculpture, installation, with performance, print, textiles, street art and more. This about proactive working artists, working artists out there in the real world making their art. 

Interact happens at Coate Studios, 37 Coate Street, Hackney, London, E2 9AG (right next door to the Sebright Arms), Just down the alley off the Hackney Road.  The show opens on Thursday evening June 15th (6pm until 9pm), and then runs from Friday 16th until Sunday 18th June, 11am until 6pm.

Expect performance on the opening night from Cultivate regulars AMY KINGSMILL and MARNIE SCARLET, first performance from Marnie at 7.15pm, Amy at 7.45pm

The artists confirmed are AMY OLIVER, BRETT BANKS, DEBORAH GRIFFIN, DIANE GOLDIE, EMMA HARVEY, ESPIRA, IAN BAILEY, JASMIN REIF, JOANNA GEOGIADES, KIM FORDWOH, LAURA HUDSON, LOUISE HILDRETH, LYNNE BLACKBURN, LUCINDA BURGESS, MIA-JANE HARRIS, NAOMI EDMONDSON, NICOLE WEISZ, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SAL JONES, SEAN WORRALL, SOOJIN HONG, VESNA PARCHET, VINAY HATHI, WILLIAM LINDLEY and YULIA ROBINSON.

There’s a Facebook event page for more Interact info or your interaction or updates should you like that kind of social media thing and the Cultivate website will be updated everyday. during the show

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A piece in a gold frame found unwanted on the street outside a plush west end gallery, and when a frame is thrown out on the street then leave will grow in that frame.  Acrylic, spraypaint, brushwork, lashing gloss varnish on heavy duty board. 60cm x 80cm including the frame that is very much part of the piece

The Sometimes They Have Thorns show at Fount London enters the final week, the show is open until Wednesday…

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The Sometimes We Have Thorns show at Fount London enters the final week, the show is open today, tomorrow and Wednesday, then it all comes down. Lat for the #43 related events that started with the 43 paintings back in January and last chance to partake in the £43 thing, it all ends on Wednesday. We’re open 11am until 6pm today and until the show closes on Wednesday. Thanks to everyone who’s been along so far (besides the Wall and Jones thing this is probably the last London show for quite a while)

Cultivate Presents: SEAN WORRALL – SOMETIMES THEY HAVE THORNS
The show will present a collection of the recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge and on sale at £43 each, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMT Space and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood).
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

And as is tradition now with Sean Worrall solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves) GUEST WALL ARTISTS Lynne Blackburn , Quiet British Accent, Rosso and This One
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

SEAN WORRALL is an East London based artist (and reluctant curator), Sean’s current body of work explores the notion of new layers, the reclaiming of those things that are left to decay, the idea that our cities will eventually be covered and lost in new layers. Lost in the short term as we use the city walls as a street art canvas, then as nature paints her own leaf shaped beauty over the top of it all and takes everything back Trillion Green, the Captain’s Table…
An Art Drop, left outside to be taken...

An Art Drop, left outside to be taken…

Sean’s paintings explore the taking back of old walls, the growing over, the freshness of new leaves, new marks, old surfaces, always growing, recycled, renewed . Newly weathered marks over old faded shapes, new layers, fresh leaves, sprayed paint, crumbling old stonework, some see leaves, some see other things,. New growth over old, new shoots, new paint over decayed colour, the marks of evolving street art on tired city walls, new paint over old canvas. Layer over layer, the covering up, the taking back of unloved surfaces, refreshing. Spaces reclaimed both by human hand and nature’s growth.
Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016 with guests

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016 with guests

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Sometimes They have Thorns opens tomorrow…

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They have Thorns opens tomorrow, Tuesday April 12th, the show runs until Wednesday April 20th (11.00am until 6pm) with a late evening view on Thursday April 14th (6pm until 9pm and probably a bit later). The Facebook event page is here if you like to ‘like’ that kind of thing. The show happens under the railway arch at Fount, London Fields, Hackney, East London and will feature more of the recent Sometimes They Have Thorns pieces

The show will present a collection of the recent (ongoing) series of Sometimes They Have Thorns paintings that have been evolving during 2016. The series of paintings that started at the Reveal show and formed a big part of the #43 show that happened on the 43rd day of the year with that one day show on the street under a railway bridge and on sale at £43 each, the series that continued at the recent Debaser show over at BSMT Space and will continue once more with new work for this nine day solo show in the railway arch at Fount.

The gallery walls will be alive with thorny growth, leaves on canvas (although some see other things and talk of leafhearts and such), expect thorns, pruning of growth, gardening, painting on canvas, on found things and for the last time this year the canvas paintings will be on sale at no more than £43 each (these will once again also be smaller pieces painted on found recycled vinyl or pieces of reclaimed wood).

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

Sometimes They Have Thorns @ Fount, April 2016

 

The show will evolve through the nine days with Sean working at the space (or outside the space) during the period.

And as is tradition now with my solo shows, there will be a guest wall of artists invited to take part and make use of one wall in the space (Cultivate is about getting art and artists out there, artists coming together and doing it ourselves) GUEST WALL ARTISTS LYNNE BLACKBURN, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, ROSSO and THIS ONE