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

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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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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

Same But Different At The Graffiti Life

The serene setting of Cheshire Street gets set to be wrapped in the sharp scent of acetone, bringing to life a colours collection of friendly characters.

“Same but Different” is a two man graffiti show by Daren John and VENTS137, who give a new shape to abandoned unloved spaces around the capital.

Coming to light at the Graffiti Life Gallery, we’ll witness the companionship of ravens in trench coats along laughing faced beer bottles plus a melting pot of violet trees or brown rainbows protecting the hysterical grin of a blue blot.

“Same but Different” invites you to a private viewing on #FirstThursdays the 7th August from 6:30pm at the Graffiti Life Gallery, 26 Cheshire Street, E2 6EH.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13



Imagining the Exotic at The Print Space

The Kingsland Road will be filled with a vivid selection of squared snaps this evening as we’re presented with a twist on reality for our eyes and hearts to emplore.

Imagining the Exotic combines the work of several creative camera snappers to present a group of photo’s which give a mystical bent on everyday life.

Taking place at the Print Space gallery, we’ll see shadows carefully creeping into placid swimming pools along with rolling rocky mountains and pre-rehearsed portraits bringing a warm sense of ironic cringe.

Imagining the Exotic opens tonight at the Print Space Gallery from 7pm at 74 Kingsland Road. E2 8DL



Photo: ‘Nosikhumbuzo’ by Remy Whiting


The Hackney WickED Festival

The silence and privateness of a collective of art studios get set to reveal themselves in glowing fashion this weekend for a celebration of colourful cultivation.

Hackney WickED champions creativity through live performances, installations, exhibitions and audience participation experiments.

Taking in the canal, abandoned buildings, well populated work places and impromptu gatherings, get set to be part of an invigorating exploring all the wonders.

The Hackney WickED Festival takes place at venue’s across Hackney Wick from Friday the 1st of August – Sunday 3rd.


By Larissa Schmitz @La_rry13

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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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