Yesterday was mostly about #ArtDrop pieces hung on East London walls….

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016

Yesterday was mostly about #ArtDrop pieces. Eleven pieces either freshly painted or in three of the cases, freshly layered. Eleven painted on pieces of wood found unwanted on the street, wood saved from landfill, recycled, painted on and hung on walls and fences on East London streets around Hoxton, Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Hackney’ Pieces of art left there almost hiding, left for people to take should they wish to. Each piece labeled on the back with a hash tag with people being encouraged to post photos of themselves with the pieces they have found and tell who they are.

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016

I rather like it when art engages. yesterday I stood quietly and watched as a girl called Evalina curiously posed in front of a piece and against a rather colourful wall while her friend took a photo, and then wondered if she could take the piece (we did get talking in the end, once I had watched the process, I don’t usually hang around, I just happened to still be there taking my own photos). Several other people posted on social media jsut to say they had found pieces (o photos though), and this morning a posting on Facebook declared “L is officially the happiest kid in Hackney this morning. Nowt like discovering some free art on the way to school. Thanks Sean Worrall, he’s made up . .”.

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016 (a piece found)

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016 (a piece found)

That was yesterday. Today? We shall see what today brings, several shows next week, including the On The Brink show that’s part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail. Somebody asked me yesterday, somebody from South California who started talking to me about what I was doing (I love the way all this just causes instant conversation with strangers), he asked me if it was a reaction to art galleries, an “anti-gallery stance” (as he put it). No, I love art galleries, I love the peace and quiet of a big white walled gallery space with good lighting. I love a space where art can breathe in an uncluttered state and there are no distractions. True, I do think galleries (and the people who run galleries), on the whole, could be a lot more friendly and inviting, a lot more engaging and that sometimes art should let down that hair and smile a little more, I like that pieces of art left on the street puts people at ease, makes them what to be part of it, but no, this is not an anti-gallery statement.

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016

Fresh #ArtDrop pieces, East London, June 26th 2016

Here’s some photos of the drops and the people from yesterday, click on an image to enlarge, or to run the slideshow.  .

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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…

 

Waiting for a Christmas tree…

#‎365ArtDrops‬ Part 190, Painted on a found piece of wood and now hanging out with a Stik waiting for a Christmas tree (or for someone to come along and take it) on the Cambridge Heath Road, borders of Bethnal Green and Hackney.

I read yesterday that I had written a piece on the so called free art movement here (the last entry here on this blog thing of mine), I hadn’t written “an article”, I blog about my own art here, I write about what I’m doing here, mostly for myself, for you if you’re interested, recording my processes, my thoughts.. I do write articles and pieces about art in other places, mostly on the the Organ pages, yesterday it was a small piece called Lollipop’s Summer Art show, stuckists, Sweet Toof, Manifestos and…    I imagine I shall step away from working the big canvas I have leaves growing on here in the studio and carefully “drop” quite a few more parts of the #365ArtDrops piece today.

#365ArtDrops, part 40, 41 and 42 left out around East London….

The continued adventure that is the piece of work called #365ArtDrops in which 365 paintings, paintings on things found on the street, painted on and then put back out on the street. The adventured continued today with part 40, 41 and 42 left out around East London, Part 40 was painted on a piece of hardboard found left outside a woodwork workshop in Vyner Street, part 41 and 42 were found left on the pavement outside an artist’s studio at Space, Mare Street. All three pieces went out this morning….

 

#365ArtDrops Part 19 to 28, Shoreditch, Brick Lane, Hoxton, Stik, Roa, Pez…

#365ArtDrops Part 19 to 28, Saturday 24th January 2015. 365 paintings of things found on the street, things painted on and then put back out there again. Today’s ten were dropped around East London, well mostly hung up around East London but you know what I mean. Did I say I was going to do twelve? Ten, twelve…. Ten went out today, as long as they all go out before December 31st.. Today’s drops were around Shoreditch, Hoxton and Brick Lane, the pieces all strung and ready to be hung, just a case of finding a hook or an old nail, that and an interesting wall… And no, it won’t always be East London, as the year unravels they’ll hopefully be going out further afield. Some days just one, some days in batches like the ten that went out today in the January East London sun.  Now will anyone take one? Will there be any response via the hash tag?

#365ArtDrops Part 6, January 6th, East London…

#365ArtDrops Part 6, January 6th, East London and a piece painted on a canvas (30cm x 40cm) found thrown away last year. Painted on, recycled and left out for someone to take.

Canal walls, Off The Wall, bingo halls and smiling since who knows when…

August 2014, or at least the first twenty or so days of said month, have mostly been about growth and leaves (that some might say are hearts, or indeed leafhearts, who’s to say who’s right) growing on found things, on walls, on bits of wood put back on the streets.  That and the Dirty Big Flower left in that year as part of this year’s annual Off The Wall show and yest another First Thursday down the street and East London canals and bingo halls and….    Here’s an album of the month so far, they come up in no particular order, click on one ot run the slide show. next stop Folkestone….