WHAT PRICE ART? This weekend the price of a pint or a horse or a house or a cake…

whatpriceSEAN WORRALL & Guests – WHAT PRICE ART?  An art event at Cultivate, Vyner Street, London, E2.

What price art? An event where you name the price and there is no debate….. An original piece of art for the price of a pint or a cake or a house or a horse or…. What price art?

From Thursday 18th September until Sunday 21st September one half of the ever evolving art space called Cultivate will be devoted to another What Price Art event. The event starts at 11.30am and the gallery is open 11.30am until 6pm from Thursday until Sunday.

For one last time in Vyner Street, Sean Worrall and a number of guests will show a selection of work, all work will be on sale, none of the pieces will be priced. Viewers can name their own price on any of the pieces, there will be no debate, whatever the viewer offers for a piece of work will be the price accepted and the viewer/buyer can take away the piece for the price they wish to pay.

galleryemma2There will be no discussion, no debate, I shall be delighted to see you leaving with a piece of art exchanged for whatever you think is fair or or indeed for a price that that you think you can afford. Original art for everyone who would like a piece.

If you think it too intimidating then please please don’t be, this is a relaxed event, we are happy for you to leave with a piece, and do remember, I have left hundreds of pieces of art out for free this year around places like the Hackney WickED art festival, the Folkestone Fringe, around the streets and canal banks of London, the Liverpool Biennial and beyond, I am happy for you to pay a little (or as much) as you like.

If you don’t want to name a price in the gallery with one of us standing there then fine, we can understand that, instead put your payment in an envelope before hand (or in one of the envelopes provided and we shall take your envelope and not look in the envelope until you have left with your piece of art.

zz_today19Come buy a piece of art for as little as £1 (or less) or as much as £1000 (or more), or just come have a look anyway, we run an art gallery, not a shop!.

The only rule is no more than one piece per person. If you wish to buy a second piece then we will reserve the right to say no.

A percentage of the money made will go towards the evolution of Cultivate, a percentage to St Joseph’s Hospice, you find St Joseph’s around the corner from us in Vyner Street and we believe those who run art spaces, galleries should join in with the community, not take over the community, and yes a percentage will go to the artists (I need to buy fresh paint and maybe some food, paint doesn’t taste nice).

What price art?

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From the Congo, Via Tilbury, Hackney, Vyner Street to Chinatown, Soho and the Chinese New Year…

Feb 1st 2014. growth on that piece of packing case from the Congo via Tilbury Dock, found in Vyner Street last week... Probably heading for a car park in Soho tomorrow and the Chinese Open... something like 100sm x 80cm

Feb 1st 2014. growth on that piece of packing case from the Congo via Tilbury Dock, found in Vyner Street last week… Probably heading for a car park in Soho tomorrow and the Chinese Open… something like 100sm x 80cm

That piece of weathered battered wooden package case found lying in the rain last week, has now spent a week in a warm dry space. Warmth means growth, leaf-shapes or whatever you wish to think of them as. So the piece of old wooded packing case looks like it has traveled from the Congo, via Tilbury Docks, to Latham’s, a wood yard by the River Lee, here in Hackney, with, as pointed out by a visitor to Cultivate who came in while I was painting on it, with quite a history.

James Latham was a 18th century timber merchant from Liverpool who moved to Shoreditch in 1815. From 1912 Latham’s were also in Hackney where, in 1991, they employed 100-250 workers across a number of sites including Middlesex Wharf, further reading

the car park awaits tomorrow's art

the car park awaits tomorrow’s art

And now the piece of packing case shall continue its journey, on to car park in Soho and the Chinatown New Year celebrations, where it will be joined by other pieces of found and painted on packing cases, as part of an art show called CHINESE OPEN 2014. The show opens tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 2nd, more details here   

Feb 1st 2014. growth on that piece of packing case from the Congo via Tilbury Dock, found in Vyner Street last week... Probably heading for a car park in Soho tomorrow and the Chinese Open... something like 100sm x 80cm

Feb 1st 2014. growth on that piece of packing case from the Congo via Tilbury Dock, found in Vyner Street last week… Probably heading for a car park in Soho tomorrow and the Chinese Open… something like 100sm x 80cm

LATHAM’S WOOD YARD FIRE, 1940 / LATHAM’S TODAY

 

Today’s blank canvas, from the Congo, via Tilbury Docks, to Vyner Street…

Today’s blank canvas, from the Congo, via Tilbury Docks, to Vyner Street…

26th Jan – Today’s blank canvas, a nice big piece of wooded packing case found lying in Vyner Street and now tagged and waiting for attention..plywood from the Congo via Tilbury docks.  I do like painting on thing that people throw away, especially when they have the marks of their history on them like this much traveled piece of plywood has… Not sure what will happen to this piece yet, it will probably wait around here until the time comes to give it some attention.

26th Jan - Today's blank canvas, a nice big piece of wooded packing case found lying in Vyner Street and now tagged and waiting for attention..

26th Jan – Today’s blank canvas, a nice big piece of wooded packing case found lying in Vyner Street and now tagged and waiting for attention..