Last Friday saw the launch of Dreamboat Records vs Inkygoodness: Live music & art event at Start the Bus in Bristol. Kicking off with a fantastic exhibition of illustration & hand-made artworks by 25 artists based in the UK and beyond! Serving up a delicious selection of new art work inspired by the theme of ‘Dreamboat’, accompanied by festive mulled wine and hand made cup-cakes!
Journey into the dream-like, magical wonderland of ‘Dreamboat’; our forthcoming collaboration with Bristol record label Dreamboat Records! A feast of illustration by local and international talent will be on display, set against the backdrop of hand-made Xmas decorations, mulled wine & mince pies and soundtrack of cherry-picked musicians on the Dreamboat Records label.
It really is exhibition season this month! Another fantastic offering is Never Judge…?, a new group show in association with Penguin Books, currently on show at Stolenspace Gallery in London.
Featuring a collection of original book covers exclusively created for this show by an impressive line up of artists from around the world, including Jon Burgerman, Pete Fowler, Tara McPherson and our good friend Tom J.Newell.
A carefull selected and varied spectrum of artists were invited to paint, print, etch, sculpt, photograph, whatever their medium, whatever their style “… to create a book cover for a novel of their choice, a book that has inspired them, a book that has had a profound impact on them or a book that they remember fondly as a child … all that we asked was that they create their original artwork to the traditional format and size of a Penguin book“.
This weekend Mark Wilkinson‘s retrospective exhibition launches at the new We Are Birmingham store in Dale End, Birmingham. This exclusive exhibition showcases a collection of Mark’s artwork created over the last ten years, ahead 0f his departure to the artistic hedonism of Belgrade. Mark has exhibited with Inkygoodness on a number of occasions and we’re happy to support him with what may be his first and last solo exhibition in the UK.
Mark works primarily with ink and marker pens, creating mind-bendingly intricate collages of hand drawn characters and abstract human forms – often spanning huge canvases. He’s a wonderfully nice fellow, who is happy to pitch in, working till the wee hours putting up other artists artwork with a ridiculously small screw driver (Thanks Mark, we are forever indebted to you!).
There will be a private view tonight 4th December 2010 at 6.30pm at the new We Are Birmingham store at Unit 2, Kings Parade in Dale End. We have it on good assurance from the We Are Birmingham team that there will be a fine selection of (cheap) wine and to quote WAB “Mark might even be wearing a suit – a rare occurrence we can assure you!” The exhibition will run for two weeks till 18th December – so if you cant make it tonight you will have plenty of time to pop down for your Christmas shopping!
Grotesques brings together new work by twelve artists who’ve responded to the title through a wide variety of mediums. This first pop -up show reveals elements of the fantastic, ludicrous and bizarre as they intertwine with animal and human forms.
Grotesques opens tonight Thursday 2 December, 5pm – 8pm, 3 Whiteladies Gate, Bristol, BS8 2PH and runs till 19 December, open daily 11am – 7pm.
Artists exhibiting in Grotesques are:- Amy Timms, Angela Lizon, Becca Thorne, Daniel Sparks, Dave Bain, Joe Evans, Richard Broomhall, Rose Sanderson,
Sam Marsh, Sophie Woodrow, Tim Lane and Tom Mead.
Find the artist’s pages with more images, works for sale and information on their practice at:- http://www.antlersgallery.com/project/grotesques/