Don’t miss ‘The Art of the Selfie’ Pop Up Gallery and interactive space in Old Street Station, London, EC1.
4th – 14th November, 8am – 7pm.
From Warhol’s iconic pop art photos through to contemporary expressions of the self, the pop up gallery will explore self-portraiture in the age of the selfie. The space will feature an array of interactive areas, from a self-generated portrait installation to a mirrored selfie wall by some of the best young creatives; alongside a shop packed with graphic art prints and cool stationery gifts.
For those seeking a cultural lunch hour or an after work creative fix, be sure to check out our art workshops and talks on offer throughout the week.
Come and explore, interact and shop ‘The Art of the Selfie’, in a way that has never been seen before.
4 years ago, I had my first attempt at sculpture, which I left in the cellar wrapped up, ready to continue working on!
I now find it as hard as rock and am contemplating whether to fire it as it is and see what happens, or try to dampen it again and keep working on it?
I won’t get much help from my model though, as he has changed massively!!
Art Everywhere was dreamed up by Richard Reed, the co-founder of Innocent Drinks, to bring huge reproductions of British art work to thousands of billboards and bus stops around the country.
The project is backed by the Tate, the Art Fund and the poster industry.
The two-week campaign in August will concentrate on British art from the past 500 years in public collections around the UK.
Reed thought up the idea when walking to work at Innocent through Shepherd’s Bush in London. “For one month, in one year, someone had put on one poster site a beautiful picture. It wasn’t titled and didn’t have a logo on it. I never knew why it was there but all I knew was it was a beautiful thing,” adding: “It put a bounce into my step.”
The British public will be asked to vote for their favourite 50 works after a group of art directors and creators compile a list of 100 pieces. That list will be published later this month.
Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate, said: “At a time when people think about cuts it’s about opening up galleries, it’s about presenting British art to the audience that owns it – it’s all from public ownership – and reminding people these great things are in our museums and galleries and in most cases are free to see on any day of the week.”
I have been illustrating a book, but managed to get into the studio yesterday.
What a treat!
Having had a lovely Easter with the family, baking bread and hot cross buns and eating lots of chocolate..! … I am back in the studio.
This is the last sitting for this painting.
I didn’t add too much this week – just made the background a bit darker.
I then painted a quick portrait in oil on paper, which is at the bottom of this post.
Two stages of my most recent painting.
I am now laying thick oil paint on top of last weeks foundations ….
I have mostly used a palette knife, which is wonderfully liberating ….
Looking forward to one more sitting next week.
A great morning in the studio, painting our lovely model.
This is charcoal, oil and oil stick on paper.