Category: Art

Up Hill Down Hall at the Tate

Floral celebrations and loudly dressed outfits head to the Southbank this summer as Europe’s biggest and boldest street celebration heads under cover for the day.

Up Hill Down Hall at the Tate brings all the fun of the Notting Hill carnival into the Turbine Hall inviting revellers to party and play around in face paint and fancy dress.

This feast of masks reflects the tension between residents and revellers, explores it’s Caribbean roots and even implores police presence.

Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival is parading through the Turbine Hall at The Tate on Saturday the 23rd of August from 3pm – 6pm.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

BMW Tate Live

Accent Magazine Issue #6 Launch at KK Outlet

A photographic exploration of unique and individual tales get set to be put on display in Hoxton Square this August, as KK Outlet welcomes in the work of Accent Magazine.

The Issue #6 Launch will see a collaboration of fifty images depicting the lives of those who dare to buck the conventions of their surroundings.

We’ll see life on the road in America through the eyes of those who dwell on the streets, modern stigma’s against Eastern Europeans explored and the intimate tales of an 85 year old Grandmother untold.

Accent Magazine Issue #6 Launch opens on #FirstThursdays the 7th of August at KK Outlet, Hoxton Square.




Apart Summer Show

Quirky creations of all animations look set to brighten the Shoreditch sunset this week, as the newest kids on the art crawl circuit unveil their latest summer collection.

The Apart Gallery specialise in unique and inventive pieces, set on making you smile and twisting your head in intriguing fascination.

Taking brighter influence from their base beginnings in Portabello Road, their fairy tale pop art creations provide a refreshing burst of energy on these long hot nights.

The Apart Summer Show opens this Thursday the 10th of July at 132 Commercial Street, with Crystal Head Vodka providing a fruity selection of chilled viewing companions, across the evening.





London Illustration Fair

Cartoon creations, mystical animation and bright and bountiful brush strokes to get lost, found and lead you on a winding journey will all be celebrated this weekend.

The London Illustration Fair heads back to Hoxton for two days of print and design, created and conjured up by some of the brightest and emerging talent in the capital.

Those holding the brushes get to come face to face with their admirers in a quirky and bold setting, surrounded by the works and wonders of many.

The London Illustration Fair takes place this Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of July at Hoxton Arches, 402 Cromer Street. E2 8ND.



London Naked Painting Party

The wave of warm brush strokes from the Lower East Side, heads to the site of the former East Village this Sunday, for a sensual tickling experience.

The London Naked Painting Party invites friends of free expression to adorn one another in colourful decoration, across bare skin and wide smiles.

Descending from New York City in the early 2010′s, the out of hours art class craze has been sweeping the globe and will be the first installation for our capital city.

The London Naked Painting Party takes place this Bank Holiday Sunday the 25th of May, from 9pm until 4am with complimentary cocktails, paint and tunes at Trapeze Bar, Great Eastern Street.


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East London Printmakers Summer Open Studio

EPL in most common circles derives nostalgic times of 49 games unbeaten, and Gerrard’s slip gift from the reds to blues in the race for the English Premier League.

EPL on Mare Street already have the winning signs ready, as they prepare an open studio night to showcase the best and boldest in print.

The East London Printmakers will welcome one and all coloured supporters this week, to check out their place of work, have a go at creating some hangings and sample some fine beers.

Chanters are invited to the summer open studio this #FirstThursdays at the East London Printmakers for demo’s and delights plus Five Points Ale from 6pm till full time.

19 Warburton Rd, E8 3RT



VON: Elsewhere at KK Outlet

It’s so very nice to get a like or a favourite for one of your funnier posts, a RT from a celeb also brings a warm feeling but sometimes we need a bit of shut off from SMS static.

With so much digital distortion crowding our airwaves the next exhibition at KK Outlet looks to bring rest-bite from all the 01000101 transmissions.

VON: Elsewhere explores the moments when we slip away from our surroundings, detaching and floating free of the norn. The sketches are tranquilly penciled in grey, black and white erasing your blurred lines.

Aptly, in the heart of KK Outlet phone reception is usually at a null, so go wire free for Von: Elsewhere opening on #FirstThursdays the 1st of May at 7pm.



Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 to 1997

Its 20 years since Britpop took over the musical scene with guitars, quirky stories and mild mischief making headlines and heroes of so many of our favourite school sounds.

Perhaps the most laddishly legendary of the era is set to be celebrated in Shoreditch this spring, with the ever inspiring London Newcastle project opening Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997.

Shot and curated by Lawrence Watson, the show features un seen pictures of their earliest recording sessions to Knebworth, Glastonbury and their defining discographies Definitely Maybe, What’s the Story Morning Glory and Be Here Now.

The show opens exactly 20 years to the day from when Oasis released their debut Supersonic: on Friday 11th April 2014 running until Tuesday 22nd.



Colophon Foundry FIVE YEARS at KK Outlet

Oh how we get endlessly hemmed into Times New Roman while secretly wanting to Tahoma or Ariel out.

The unknown of whether to go Bold or Underline? The mystic of italic and regimented order of – bulletpoint with their endless meanings and free willed spirit will all being celebrated at KK Outlet this spring.

Fellow Hackney Downs Studios residents Colophon Foundry are creators of typeface and fonts. They also distribute specially designed digital alphabet characters on behalf of their partners.

Their show FIVE YEARS is an anniversary show celebration, charting some of the more interesting cartridge returned auto corrected F keys they’ve photocopied and printed in colour over time.

Colophon Foundry FIVE YEARS opens on #FirstThursdays the 3rd of April from 7pm at KK Outlet, Hoxton Square.




SAIL: Street Art In London presents ‘Superheroes’

A secret layer of colourful cartoon inscriptions gets set for an unveiling on Brick Lane this April, as our favourite goodies and super villains will battle it out for our eye attention.

SAIL: Street Art In London presents ‘Superheroes’ celebrating our favourite comic crusaders with adaptations of their 2D and on screen persona’s, to create a new East London tale.

See what Spider Man and Super Ted get up to on a their weekends in Shoreditch, and who Catwoman really gets down with now the Joker isn’t around.

SAIL: Street Art In London ‘Superheroes’ opens on #FirstThursdays the 3rd of April at the Graffiti Life Gallery, Cheshire Street.