Category: Art

Tate’s Annual Press Conference

Constantly showcasing exceptional exhibits, Tate has had a record breaking year.

The gallery has amassed and Arsenal of art worth 33.6 million pounds from across the globe which they are generous in lending to other galleries and exhibitions.

Across the social scene 1.1million people follow them on twitter @tate making them the most followed gallery or museum in Europe.

We’re already being braced for ‘The World Goes Pop’ which will bring together 200 never before seen pieces of exquisite colourful creation to be shown in the UK for the fist time towards the back end of 2015.


My Parents 1977 by David Hockney born 1937

Benjamin Murphy Shoreditch Super Wall

Abstract man of mystery Benjamin Murphy has just laid down one of his most accomplished and iconic works to date emblazoning the Shoreditch Super Wall in his signature life skewing style.

Located on Great Eastern Street opposite Village Underground, the site is the most iconic section of street anywhere across the East and regularly gets re touched and done up’

A keen skateboarded, Benjamin has also exhibited at the Hoxton Gallery, has his work hanging in the Dictionary Hostel and often makes over objects such as phone boxes.


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Ben Art

Photomonth 2014

East London gets set to be adorned with the finest hanging pictures and imagery at the International Photography Festival Photomonth gets set to return.

Running from the 1st of October to the 30th of November curated events will take place at the Barbican, V&A Museum of Childhood, Whitechapel Gallery and a host of other creative spaces .

Kicking off the festival is ‘Imagining The East End’ inspired by archive images from library sources bought to life through creative shutter work.

The diary will keep photographers and spectators entertained for Photomonth 2014 running from #FirstThursdays the 2nd of October to Sunday 30th November

More Major Exhibitions/Events include:-

CONSTRUCTING WORLDS: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age at the Barbican Centre

TOY STORIES at the V&A Museum of Childhood

STREET ANGELS at Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre

PHOTOBLOCK at the Old Truman Brewery with Photo Masters (MA Photography Showcase), ShootLDN and a Photography Art Fair

PHOTOMONTH PHOTO-OPEN at the Rich Mix from 6 to 30 November exploring the theme of Imagining the East End and open to all kinds of photographers 


Art of The Brick at the Truman Brewery

Known as a must see exhibit, LEGO art is here in the UK for the first time ever and being hosted by the Old Truman Brewery.

Artist Nathan Sawaya has been inspiring audiences to relive their childhood by creating astounding sculptures using over a million LEGO building blocks as his medium.

Over 75 unique and colorful sculptures are included in this jaw-dropping exhibition bringing together that perfect blend of Surrealism and Pop Art.

Head over to Old Truman Brewery from Friday September 26th to check out the Art of the Brick exhibition.

Art Of Brick

East London Capoeira

Learn how to have the ultimate dance off while getting fit.

Combining dance with martial arts, Capoeira is a game fight using acrobatics, music, and drama among other things.

A popular Afro-Brazilian art form born originating from the struggle of the slaves in Brazil, Capoeira has become a sensation worldwide.

Creating a dynamic exchange of attacking and defensive moves without contact between two players, while spectators can decide who has the most impressive moves.

Begin an exciting journey with East London Capoeira, join a beginner’s class on Monday September the 8th at 7PM

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D.I.Y. Art Market

While Stoke Newington is usually covered with all sorts of obscure modern & long forgotten wonders, a new artistic wave floods to the next Hackney Flea Market.

D.I.Y. Art Market will see extraordinary art makers exhibiting illustrations, sparkling jewellery, crazy hand puppets along with lonely comic heroes and fancy clothing.

Hackney Flea Market presents D.I.Y. Art Market this Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of August from 11am – 6pm at Abney Hall, Church Street, Stoke Newington.

@HackneyFlea Art Market

By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

DIY Art Market Flyers

London Design Festival

Fancy shapes, installations, blue prints and inventive creations will be celebrated city wide this September as London Design Week sweeps across the capital.

In the Shorditch Triangle we’ll see a number of galleries, shops, cafe’s, bars including the Ace Hotel and Geffrye Museum  hosting local designers showcases.

The Clerkenwell Design Quarter is hosting a new architecture and design film festival (the AN’D Film Festival) with Islington hosting its own district.

The London Design Week 2014 is running from Saturday the 13th to Sunday the 21st September with the main Shoreditch shin dig going down Tuesday 16th September.



By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

London Design

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

Larissa’s London Diary 180814

Have you ever wheeled through a museum at night, with a robot? Did you know that the royal family could be involved in the terror of Jack the Ripper? And can you imagine that William Shakespeare experienced a very similar love story like Romeo & Juliet?

Well, Larissa can show you all of this on her London Diary. She also explored the new Sister Ray Records store in Shoreditch and fought with the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum.

Of course, one of London’s finest markets isn’t allowed to miss on the show. Larissa met Collin Rosie, a hatter on Spitalfields Market who knows basically everything about hats, where they come from, how they got their names and why they are so fascinating.

Tune in every Monday from 2-4pm and enjoy a kaleidoscope of the best music from former times and nowadays together with amazing German tracks, like Seeed or Marteria.

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Larissa`s London Diary 180814 by Hoxton Radio on Mixcloud

After Dark at Tate Britain


Being locked in a gallery or museum overnight is a fantasy you must’ve pondered and this August we’re being invited to do just that with the aid of some futuristic assistance.

After Dark at Tate Britain is the winning project of the IK Prize which celebrates the connection and perception of art through digital technologies.

The installation will see four robots wheeling their way though the museum over night moving from piece to piece illuminating the space. Users across the globe will be in charge of where the robots move and what you see, thus queues around your favourite work will be a thing of the past.

Users will also be able to interact with each other in an online forum as After Dark at Tate Britain begins on Wednesday the 13th of August running till Sunday the 17th from 10pm – 3am.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13