“White Riot” – Marcus Harvey

Last night, the White Cube gallery in Hoxton hosted the private view of Marcus Harvey’s new works entitled “White Riot”, which references a single by the punk group The Clash released in the 70’s.

The area surrounding the gallery Hoxton Square, was extremely busy with art bods partaking in some beer refreshments (which were kindly supplied by Asahi)  at a make shift bar set up by the gallery.

Harvey shows 5 pieces of work, which consist of a painting, bronze sculptures and a large-scale black and white relief portrait. The latter takes centre stage, titled “Maggie”which is from a famous photograph of a former 1980’s British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.  The portrait is made up of various plaster-cast objects including gesturing fingers and dildos. Is fascinating when viewed closely to see the precision and skill it took in putting this piece of work together, and is a must-see. I know I will certainly be planning a second visit………..

This exhibition is on until 28th March 2009.

For further details see web site www.whitecube.com



Performance Drawing event – “Line process echo repeat 2”

performance-drawing-eventperformance-drawing-event-2On  Thursday 5th March 2009  a PhD group of artists from Central Saint Martins College  performed snippets from their research projects.


The group “Drawn Together” consist of artists Maryclare Foa, Jane Grisewood, Birgitta Hosea and Carali McCall whose projects address the relationship to body and presence, time and space through performance drawing.

This event took place at  The Centre for Drawing Project Space, Wimbledon College of Art.


For more information or images about Drawn Together see www.drawntogether.wordpress.com



Moscow Contemporary Jazz – Monday 2nd March 2009 for one evening only!!!

If there are any jazz fans out there, you must not miss a unique chance to hear some contemporary Russian jazz.

Pushkin House and Stark Projects present jazz band Mass Ave,  for  a one-off concert which starts at 7.30pm and held at PUSHKIN HOUSE 5A Bloomsbury Square WC1

Tickets: £10.00, conc. £8.00.

Booking in advance is essential 020 72699770

For further information contact Irina Stark at info@starkprojects.co.uk  or see websites www.starkprojects.co.uk  www.pushkinhouse.org   http://www.myspace.com/projectmassave



Driftsong performance – Sunday 1st March 2009

This weekend, come and participate in a performance piece with artist Maryclare Foa of “The Dissenter’s Driftsong”, which will commence at 1pm and held at Bunhill Fields, City Rd Ec1 (Old St nearest tube).

Foa describes Driftsinging as an exploration of the sonic interaction betwen place and practitioner. This event will examine how sound travels through place, impacts the character and interpretation of place, and is itself affected by that space.

For further information : watchoutmary@googlemail.com                                                                                                                                                                                   

“Ruptures” Monika Gryzymala

If you happen to be in east london you must go to the Drawing Room Gallery, to see a commissioned drawing installation “Ruptures” by Berlin based artist Monika Gryzymala.

Gryzymala creates large complex installations using many kilometres of sticky tape , which fills each corner of the gallery space and are either stuck or suspended from the wall, floor and ceiling. The work is a result of the artist’s observation of  London’s chaotic skyline and the variations of colours that evoke from it.

The exhibition is on until 05.04.09 and is at The Drawing Room – Tannery Art E2 see website for opening times www.drawingroom.org.uk

Highly Recommended forthcoming Exhibition “At Your Service”

Exhibition dates: 17.04.2009– 27.06.2009

Opening Reception: 16.04.2009 from 6.30pm

Cylena Simonds presents a Group show “At Your Service” which engages the concept and dynamics of the service and hospitality industries in today’s political and social climate, and brings together a wide range of artwork from emerging international artists Raul Ortega Ayala, Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson, Sue Collis, Yara El Sherbini, David Ersser,  Mauricio Guillen, Graham Hudson, Gayle Chong Kwan, Harold Offeh,  Nada Prlja, Ana Prvacki, Manuela Ribadeneira, and Paul Rooney.

The work in At your Service ranges from sculptural objects to photography and video as well as featuring specially commissioned performances taking place both within the gallery and in public locations.

 Cylena Simonds is an American independent Curator based in London. Her practice involves working with the politics of representation and the representation of politics within contemporary art.

The exhibition is a launch of a Curator Series at the David Roberts Arts Foundation Fitzrovia –  111 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 6RY – www.davidrobertsartfoundation.com


Hey art peoples…….. this Thursday 12th February you must not miss the opening party of  “Transience” a mixed media exhibition of transient communities and cities in flux. Exhibition will feature film, installation and paintings by 3 contemporary British artists Shelly LoveMicheala Nettell and Rosalind Davis.

Party kicks off from 6pm onwards and will be held at Shunt Lounge, 7 Joiner St SE1 (underneath London Bridge arches). For location of venue see  http://www.shunt.co.uk/map.php

This event is curated by Irina Stark  a London based Consultant/Curator,  for further details see  her website at http://www.starkprojects.co.uk