Category: Art

Brick Lane People Interview

Brick Lane Me

Get immersed and submerged in the  curious stilled sights, visions and delights of one of the East Ends oldest and most renowned ‘districts’ in a new book from Syl Ojalla.

Brick Lane people is a colourful collection of images shot over a three year period exploring the fascinating pulse of the area along with some inspiring quotes and annotations.

It is on sale now at Brick Lane books, Rough Trade East, Whitechapel Gallery bookshop and across the world via:

Syl Ojalla also joined The Preshaah on Hoxton Radio to discuss his book and its collective spirits; listen below.


Syl Ojalla Brick Lane People by Hoxton Radio on Mixcloud


 Check out our recent shoot for @foundloved at 82 Cheshire Street exploring the history of Brick Lane

The London Illustration Fair

This December get set to be encapsulated once more into the colourful and creative world of cartoon, still animation and comic sketching as the London Illustration Fair returns.

Taking place at Arch 402 Gallery in Hoxton, the three day show brings together the best in the industry to show pictures, prints, magazines and sculpture.

Amongst the picks for the event include’s Mr Bingo; who’s cartoon creations leave you hot under the collar, while chuckling at the same time.

The London Illustration Fair is running from Friday the 5th to Sunday the 7th of December at Arch 402 Gallery, Cremer Street, Hoxton E2 8HD.



East London Design Show

East London’s annual autumn/winter design show celebrates its big 21st birthday this year at The Old Truman Brewery from Thursday 4th December to Sunday 7th December.

The design experts, who are based locally in London Fields, bring the best of the UK’s independent product, interior and jewellery designers all under one roof.

Discover the future of designing talent as 38 new designers show for the first time, and as many brands launch brand new, unseen products at the East London Design Show.

Shop for designs in glass, ceramics, jewellery, women’s and men’s fashion and accessories, kids clothing and toys, stationery, home-wares and furniture, all timed perfectly for Christmas shopping.

Miriam Beard | @mirihb


Kirsten Glass at Cock ‘N’ Bull Gallery

Artist Kirsten Glass presents her new exhibition Persephone, Queen of the Underworld at Cock ‘N’ Bull gallery this Autumn.

The exhibition is comprised of a series of paintings she created this year using a reduced palette and a compass drawn pattern traditionally used in sacred geometry.

The shows title derives from the work’s imagined retreat into an underworld; in Glass’ words ‘I dream into [the paintings] until they begin to transform into something I didn’t design’.

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld opens on Thursday 13th November and runs until Saturday 6th December. Cock ‘N’ Bull, Below Tramshed, 32 Rivington St, EC2A 3LX

Miriam Beard | @mirihb

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Supermalt Art Exhibition

An installation of stupendous inspiration gets set to take over the Hoxton Gallery next week as body enhancing beverage Supermalt head to East London.

They’ve assembled the works of 8 artists and photographers who’s work depicts and showcases the drink in its most nourishing and tasty way.

Supermalt Art Exhibition is running from Thursday the 13th of November to Saturday the 15th at the Hoxton Gallery, Kingsland Road.




Doodle-le-do at Boxpark

Take yourself back to the most boring class at school. Chances are you were scrawling your exercise book with doodles straight from your imagination.

Now try and remember the last time you drew something for the fun of it. Too long ago to remember? Natalka Design wants to change that!

The idea was born from a mission to get people to draw more again and meet others differently by letting yourself go and going back to your childhood.

Head to Boxpark in Shoreditch on Monday 24th November, 6:30pm-8:30pm to meet new people, be a kid again and have fun!

Nibbles, drinks, good music, materials for drawing and great space are included in the £10 ticket.

Find the Facebook event here, and tickets here | Twitter: @Doodleledo

Miriam Beard | @MiriHB

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The Art Trail

ArtRabbit are marking the launch of their new, international website by compiling an Art Trail around London, N1, in collaboration with 18 contemporary art spaces!

The Art Trail will open on the evening of Thursday 6th November and continues until Saturday 8th November to give you 3 days to visit 20 exhibitions and special events including live music, talks, tours and discussion.

As part of the show you can see a huge visual installation at The Proud Archivist, Haggerston that will be on display throughout the duration of the trail.

If you make it to 3 or more exhibitions on the Art Trail over the course of the event, you can enter yourself into a draw to win an artwork from one of the participating venues.

Find the galleries, opening times and locations on this handy map which you can use to plan your route!


Miriam Beard | @MiriHB

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Fano at Doomed Gallery

This #FirstThursdays we are being invited on a journey across the continent to explore the macabre and desolateness of a small Danish island.

‘Fano’ is a collection of images by photographer Nick JS Thompson who spent an elongated spell on platoon snapping remnant military buildings of the Atlantic Wall.

As part of Photomonth, the images will give an insight and a glimpse of a soldiers life in an erie and baron setting.

Fano opens at the Doomed Gallery, 65-67 Ridley Road on #FirstThursdays the 6th of November.



Moniker Art Fair 2014

The Moniker Art Fair is the capitals top event for contemporary and urban art showcasing a young and creative array of aspiring and inspiring works.

Opening tonight at the Truman Brewery, represention from N16 comes in the form of our friends at the Hang Up Gallery who’ll be bringing Mark Powell’s exclusive collection ‘Junkyard Games’ to the event.

This showing acts as a prelude to Hang-Up Gallery’s own exhibition of Mark Powell, named Human Traffic, opening at the end of November.

Monkier Art Fair is running from Thursday the 16th to Sunday the 19th of October at the Truman Brewery.

Twitter: @monikerprojects


Miriam Beard | @mirihb


London Art Fair 2015

Sketches, prints, designs and installations are being sourced and framed for The 27th edition of the London Art Fair with almost 100 national and international galleries exhibiting.

The main fair will feature local East London galleries such as Jealous Gallery on Curtain Road, Union Gallery in Bethnal Green, Flowers Gallery on Kingsland Road, Old Street’s Charlie Smith London and Fold Gallery in Clerkenwell.

In addition to the main fair there will be two curated sections focusing on younger galleries, new work and contemporary photography.

Eagle Gallery / EMH Arts in Farringdon and Breese Little in Clerkenwell will be included in the curated art project.

The London Art Fair is running from Wednesday the 21st to Sunday the 25th of January 2015.

Book tickets here

Twitter: @LondonArtFair

London Art Fair