Archive for August, 2012

Images 35 – Kirkby Gallery 13 August – 13 October 2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012


The current Images 35 tour is currently at the Kirkby gallery in Prescott Museum.

On display is a selection of 90 artworks showcasing the talents of illustrators who have made a significant contribution to their industry over the last year. The exhibited work provides an overview of the illustrations that were selected by an expert panel of internationally acclaimed judges. This years panel includes Sam Freeman (Art Director of Design Week), Martin Harrison (The Times) and Geoffrey Pais (BBC Learning).

To coincide with the summer holidays and the ‘Big Draw’ in October, there will be a range of art workshops to accompany this exhibition.

Click here for the Kirkby gallery flyer about the event.

Location: Kirkby Library / Gallery, Newtown Gardens, Kirkby, Knowsley, L32 8RR
Opening times: Monday & Friday: 9.15am – 5pm, Tuesday & Thursday: 9.15am – 7pm, Wednesday: 9.15am – 1pm, Saturday: 10am – 1pm.

Click here for a map to the gallery.


Friday, August 24th, 2012

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Hellohead exhibition took place on Wedneaday 22nd August at CARGO, Rivington Street. Curated by illustrators Lucy Joy and Rosie Shorter the exhibition began as a portrait-swap. Each illustrator’s name was picked from a hat and paired with another at random. Tasked with drawing the other in their own unique style the results are beautiful, weird and wonderful!

There was some fantastic work on show from the talents of Jack Teagle, Holly Wales, Bob London, Gemma Correll, Pat Perry, Telegramme Studio, Pomme Chan, Kate Copeland, Pietari Posti, Miss Led, Tim McDonagh, Sandra Diekmann and many more.

The night was bursting at the seams with fun and creativity for all. There was a silent art auction of all the prints, live portrait drawings and a pop up shop. All money raised goes towards the National Autistic Society (NAS).


Friday, August 24th, 2012
Electric Blue Gallery
64 Middlesex Street
E1 7EZ

Sunday 16 September until Friday 16 November 2012

Opening times Monday to Sunday 11am until 8.30pm

020 7247 5370

An epic exhibition conceived and curated by Electric Blue Gallery, Faces, extends the gallery space beyond its traditional white walls and out onto the blank canvas of eleven surrounding streets, creating an affluent new East End destination by day, and a free, international gallery of world-class contemporary art by night.  Over a year in planning, by completion it will be one of the biggest permanent public installations in the world.


Friday, August 24th, 2012
Kemistry Gallery
43 Charlotte Road

Until Saturday 1 September 2012

Opening times Monday to Saturday 10am until 6pm

Melvin Galapon has collaborated with three illustrators, Hellovon, Pomme Chan & James Dawe, aiming to combine his own fascination of geometric shapes and patterns with his collaborators individual style and creative vision.


Friday, August 24th, 2012
The Old Sorting Office
21-23 New Oxford Street

Until Friday 7 September 2012

Opening times Monday to Sunday 1pm until 7pm

This is Mr Brainwash’s first European UK solo art show. The Old Sorting Office will act as a canvas for his latest original works in a larger than life exhibition. The show will comprise of giant installations, murals, and orginal fine art.


Friday, August 24th, 2012
Caroline Achaintre, Zibra 2011

Caroline Achaintre, Zibra 2011

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

Until Friday 14 September 2012

Opening times Tuesday to Sunday 11am until 6pm.

020 7522 7888

This exhibition showcases the most dynamic work being made in London in 2012. Take a journey through a selection of the latest art trends and see potential stars of the future amongst 35 artists chosen by a panel of international artists, curators and collectors.


Friday, August 24th, 2012
VEGAS Gallery
274 Poyser Street
E2 9RF

Monday 27 August until Sunday 9th September 2012

Opening times Wednesday to Saturday 12noon until 6pm. Other days by apointment only.

020 3581 5404

Sophie Hill has been collecting postcards since 2009 there are now over 300 postcards ‘on the wall’ and all will be exhibited along with their ‘blurb’ in an exhibition that is just as much about words as it is about art. This exhibition aims to demonstrate the wealth of accessible art.

Thames Barrier Print Studio – discounted courses for AOI Members

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

AOI Members can now take advantage of discounted course in learning traditional printmaking techniques at the Thames Barrier Print Studio.


15th & 16th of September 2012: Introduction to screen-printing weekend

Combining step-by-step exercises and your own images, explore the basic techniques including screen prep, mixing colour, creating stencils using a range of photographic and direct mark-making techniques and print a small edition to take away.

(10am-5pm) Full Price – £160 or AOI Members £130


22nd September 2012: Introduction to Adana Letterpress

Learn to professionally handle and layout metal and wooden type using a table-top Adana press that you can use to create your own greetings cards, business card, invite cards and small books of your own choice at a later date. No previous letterpress experience required.

(10am-5pm) Full price – £80 or AOI Members – £65


To book, please contact Carolyn Nicoll at [email protected] or call at (020) 8316 5222 quoting your AOI Membership number.

Hero Of Switzerland: To Your Health Exhibition

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

To Your Health_FINAL_amended

Lomography Gallery store
117 Commercial Street,
E1 6BG

Thursday 6 until Sunday 30 September 2012

Opening times Monday to Wednesday 10am until 7pm, Thursday 10am until 9pm, Friday to Saturday 10am until 7pm, Sunday 12noon until 6pm

Exhibiting artists alongside Dan Button and Esme Tearle this year are the usual troupe of dear friends, old and new, hangers on and talented creeps that will produce work specifically for the To Your Health themed show.

See more from Hero Of Switerland here.

Thrill Murray: A Bill Murray Exhibition

Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Beach Gallery
Cheshire Street
E2 6EH
Saturday 11 August 2012

Opening times Saturday 6pm until 10pm

This exhibiton is to celebrate the new colouring book for sale, Thrill Murray. Created by Belly Kids, It features 24 illustrations each created by a different artist. You will be able to purchase the book, alongside t shirts, other prints and tote bags at the Beach Gallery this Saturday.