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This Thursday, Thursday, Thursday for Ten Days Only

Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I’ve found out about, applied, and was accepted(thank you!) to a group show of small works at a new gallery on Vyner Street. Vyner street is a metaphorical gauntlet of galleries ranging from the very established (Wilkinson) to up-and-coming like DegreeArt.com (just don’t do an internship there in winter), to the brand spanking new like Cultivate.

According to their webpage (what else), Cultivate is an artist’s space as of 1 September, 2011 and according to Sean, one of the organisers, it opened to the public in a mad 22 hour rush. He seemed a lot less traumatized about it than I would have been, and seemed to rather enjoy it! And why wouldn’t he? It’s a new (ad)venture set up to be an artist’s run alternative to the London art’s scene. It’s DIY (everyone loves that) and very personable so far. Running for 6 months (or longer if possible), Cultivate is just finishing their first show, called Red, which opened with what seemed like a fun, rambunctious, birthing ceremony.

Their next show is called Little Benefits, showing small, affordable pieces to the benefit of all those involved. The entrance fee is a very reasonable 10 pounds, the artist gets their work shown (for sale) on Vyner street, and it helps to fund the gallery in their burgeoning months.

I’m of course new to the art scene and has had a very positive experience with those I’ve worked with so far and as I’ve just started, I welcome any opportunity I can get. This is also a second opportunity to see my work done for the Open Doors London: W12 exhibition that ran for the weekend of September 25th.

It’s also started turning the wheels in my curious brain about the role of the internet and information in my art and in my practice. During my library degree, we talked a lot about how the internet and the interactivity of the internet is changing information practice. I also hear all the time about how people did such and such using Twitter or how so and so built their career using Facebook. Maybe I’ll be the next success story.

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Open Doors Exhibition/Inspiration/Work

As you may know from my last post, this weekend was the Open Doors London: W12 Exhibition. My first public showing of my work and generally a lovely/interesting/forward thinking community initiative and art project.  Set up by Tom and Katy, it’s a project for London post codes to share places. I know it was so much work for them, and for the artists and it came together really well. There was lots of community support and lots of good feedback.

I am very proud of my work and it turned out exactly as I imagined. Lots of lovely people came to see it (including my boss at work).

It was odd to see my work next to ‘proper’ artist’s work. People who went to art school and who have exhibited before. I was surprised how well my stuff held up.

However good my work is and how proud I am of achieving my New Year’s Resolution, I found a pair of textile artists that put my work to shame. They’re doing basically what I’d love to do if I had the time/space/skill.

“this is elna” fiber lighting installation from elna and ( e i ). night documentation series with nude figure. model, Alese. photo by David Nebert

I have a lot of work to do. One exhibition doesn’t make an artist.

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Open Doors London: W12, AKA My First Exhibition

I’ve had a very special project going on in the past few months– my first exhibition! It is with Open Doors London, a pop up gallery exploring London’s post codes. This is the first exhibition of the series and it’s based in W12, especially Shepards Bush.

Open Doors London: W12, sourced from Open Doors

 

I’ve made four pieces, all in black and white, and centring on Shepards Bush Green. They all have my webs of course.

On the cutting room floor.

 

I’m exhibiting with some fantastic people who I’ve not met yet, but am very much looking forward to it. If you care to see my work (and the other artists), please stop by 28 Galloway Road, in London, between 11am and 6pm, the 24th of September. Nearest tube is Shepards Bush. 🙂

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