Wednesday, 1 May 2013

3 SPACE - Re:THINK ART


#3SpaceRethink Festival 

1st - 3rd May 2013
12.00 - 9.00pm
FREE EVENT
With a FREE ticket you will have the chance to explore the 3Space Blackfriars hub and get involved in...

Scratchadelia have curated their newest ‘blind’ art exhibition exclusively for Re:THINK Blackfriar, inviting visitors to rethink how they connect with spaces and art as a sensory experience.
Creating haptic murals under the masthead of Scratchadelia, Kassim Bay and Dino De La Vega have been recycling abandoned spaces into a new kind of art museum where you are allowed to touch, making the art world accessible to people with sight loss.
During the 3 day exhibition, spect-Actors will be invited to a sensory fête where they will be able to re:experience some tactile re:production of the most iconic artworks and to re:USE their forgotten senses to re:IMAGINE the ways of seeing and re:THINK our environment. 

Alice Vaughan: "Scratchadelia will run a very interesting exhibition – they use braille and relief to create artwork for people with visual impairments, making use of forgotten space within the building which you would never think could be used for an art exhibition."

But that's not all...
Check out the programme of WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES, TALKS AND DISCUSSIONS, PANELS AND PARTIES also running as part of Re:THINK.
FREE EVENT - Make sure you BOOK to guarantee a place. 

from midday til 6pm

More info about 3Space Blackfriars here http://3space.org/properties/london-and-south/london-blackfriars

Closest tube station: Blackfriars / Temple
Location: 58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS

Friday, 23 November 2012

BLIND DATA : PLEASE DO TOUCH ART


St Leonard's Church is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Kassim Bay and Dino De La Vega.

Creating for over 10 years under the masthead of Scratchadelia, it is not a duo you can label or put into a box, apart from a light box maybe. ..

The history of their practice stems from graffito art but has become vast and varied in its development. This has led to the investigation and use of braille in their practice which has given birth to the element of relief in their work. The process of taking away to literally create something out of nothing. 

Technique and medium are utilised in both two and three-dimensional aspects. Complex ideas and emotional sensations are expressed, shifting perceptions and specifically drawing attention to the act of touching.

For the first time ever, people with sight loss will be able to experience some of the greatest masterpieces of art history such as The Creation of Adam, the Mona Lisa and The Scream.

Visitors will be encouraged to interpret art directly through their senses, particularly through touch. Sound performances, talks/workshops and guided tours for blind and sighted people will be taking place as the artists invite spect-Actors to re:find their forgotten senses.



- Private view on the Friday 23rd of November 2012 from 6pm till 10pm with sound bath performance by Lani Rocillo.

- Saturday 24th November from 10pm till 6pm: Guided tours for blind and sighted people and sound performances, talks and workshops.

- Sunday 25th November from 1pm till 6pm: Guided tours for blind and sighted people and sound performances, talks and workshops.

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How to get to St. Leonard's Church Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN London UK

Closest Tube: Old Street / Liverpool Street

Closest Overground: Shoreditch High Street

Buses from the North: 149, 242, 243
Buses from the East: 48, 55, 67, 242
Buses from the South: 42, 47, 48, 78, 149, 243
Buses from the West: 26, 55, 242


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!!! DUE TO HIGH DEMAND THE EXHIBITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED OVER THIS COMING WEEKEND !!! 

saturday 1st Dec - Sunday 2nd Dec from 2pm till 6pm


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BLIND DATA : PLEASE DO TOUCH" ALBUM

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BLIND DATA : PLEASE DO TOUCH - on Google +

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Art Preview - Blind Data : Please Do Touch Art @ St Leonard’s Church aka the Actor's Church (Shoreditch)

How does a blind person go about experiencing the intricate detail of the Mona Lisa or the majesty of the ceiling of the Sistine chapel? This was the question that inspired the artistic duo known as Scratchadelia to create a show filled with art that visitors will never see.
Instead their latest exhibition will involve leading both blind and sighted, but blindfolded, visitors on a guided tour of their artworks, which can only be experienced by touch. Each piece is a tribute to a famous work of art but with only one sense to work with, and imagination left to fill in the rest, it will be interesting to see the different takes of visitors on each work.
This show is only on for one weekend and to ensure we don’t spoil the surprise — we haven’t seen or felt the artworks — the images in this article are from previous exhibitions by Scratchadelia. So we’re just as much in the dark as visitors will be.
Blind Data: Please Do Touch is on display in St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JN from 23-25 November. Admission is free.
Article by Tabish Khan   @LondonArtCritic

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Salon des Refusés 2012




Following the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, when Napoleon III let rejected works be exhibited alongside accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury's rejection of 3000 works, Happenstance Gallery is organising an exhibition of paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs and prints rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. 

Monet, Renoir, Degas, Whistler and Cezanne all exhibited at the 19th century Salon ( and the Impressionist movement was born)...Who
 knows what we'll find in 2012!



Opening times of the exhibition:
Tuesday 5 June 2012, 6:30pm-9pm (you can meet artists)
Wednesday 6 June 2012 - 12:00-9pm
Thursday 7 June 2012 - 12:00-9pm (because it's First Thursday there will be music and a bar!)
Friday 8 June 2012 - 12:00-4pm

FREE ENTRY

at Hoxton Gallery, 12-18 Hoxton street (entrance on Drysdale str.), London N1 6NG

How to get there:
Buses - 21, 76, 141, 271, 394, 149, 242, 243, 67
Underground - Old Street station
Overground - Hoxton station