80 images from March First Thursday at Cultivate Evolved…. March 6th 2014, Vyner Street, East London….
48 Images from the Emma Harvey‘s International Women’s Day Wall at Cultivate Evolved. The month-long project, takes up one of the ten wall spaces at Cultivate for the month of March and will evolve throughout period. The wall was unveiled last night on March First Thursday and can be viewed thought march during regular gallery opening hours.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2014…on one slice of wall at CULTIVATE EVOLVED, Vyner St, E2
Opening Night: FIRST THURSDAY, Thursday 6th March, 6-9pm. Then from: Friday 7th March to 1st April 2014
From (First) Thursday March 6th, through Saturday March 8th (International Women’s Day), and throughout the month of March until April 1st, Emma Harvey (one of the in-house CULTIVATE EVOLVED artists) will be using her wall to celebrate International Women’s Day
“An artist take-over and art occupation of my one slice of wall at CULTIVATE EVOLVED gallery in celebration of International Women’s Day 2014.
Cultivate has now Evolved; we are ten artists each with our own distinct wall spaces, ours to use in whatever way we wish and for the month of March artists will occupy my wall space with me to mark International Women’s Day 2014.
International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900′s. Annually on 8th March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is ‘Inspiring Change’ (http://www.internationalwomensday.com/)
This one wall space will be filled full with paintings, drawings, photography, prints, words…a vibrant, busy wall, bursting full of female energy and positive creativity…”
ARTISTS taking part include:
AGATA CARDOSO – www.agatacardoso.com
BERNADETTE LOUISE – www.bernadettelouise.com
BJORK GRUE LIDIN – http://hystericalfeminisms.com/
CONSUELO CELLUZI – www.consuelo.co.uk
CONSUELO GIORGI – www.babesinhorrorland.com
EMMA BUGGY – http://emmabuggy.com/
EMMA HARVEY – www.evh-art.co.uk
JAMES WARD – www.jameswardart.com
JO FISHER ROBERTS – http://fisherroberts.co.uk/
KATRINE STOREBO – www.katrinestorebo.com
MARIE-LOUISE JONES – www.marielouisejones.com
QUIET BRITISH ACCENT – www.quietbritishaccent.com
ROSSELLA SPOTO – www.rossodanero.wordpress.com
SHARON REEVES – www.sharonreevesart.co.uk
STEVEN RAWLINGS – www.stevenrawlings.net
SUGAR SKILLS – www.sugarskills.blogspot.co.uk
CULTIVATE EVOLVED A QUICK MONDAY MORNING UPDATE – WHAT’S GOING ON THIS WEEK?
Monday morning, bring it on, what can you throw at us thus week? Cultivate doesn’t open on Mondays (or Tuesdays), unless by appointment of course, all change on Wednesday as we set up and install new work from our in house artists, including new permanent members QUIET BRITISH ACCENT and M.O.B who join us for March and onwards (a big thanks to Chris and Katrine for their contributions over the last three months, they leave us this week, hopefully we shall see them back as guest artists at some point) . We shall be installing new work from our in-house artists, we have the paintings of guest Angelique Hartigan on the wall for the next two weeks, Emma Harvey’s International Women’s Day walls will be going up this Wednesday and stay in place (and hopefully evolve) for all of March – still time to get involved in her wall before the madness of March First Thursday kicks in. get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
In terms of artist calls, the guest spaces are now full right through until the middle of May now, unless you feel like exciting us enough to join in and have a wall for this First Thursday evening, we do have one guest space free for this week, we’ll use it ourselves unless you wish to.
There is still time to get involved in Emma Harvey’s Women’s day wall (for a month), I’m rather excited by her wall, some interesting art and artists lined up.
And we are now looking for one more committed pro-active artist to be a full time artist at Cultivate Evolved from April onwards. if any of this interested you please do get in touch, but before you do, please do check out what we’re about, have a read of the blogs and such, if you want white cube formality and carefully manicured boredom this is not the space for you, we’re not interested in carefully worded art-school artist statements or the established way of doing things, we’re interested in energy, excitement, creativity, pro-active committed art from artists who want to walk it rather than just talking it
Right then, time to get the walls changed and the place refreshed and evolved for another First Thursday, big thanks to everyone who came along over the weekend…. This is a pro-active artist-run, maximalist punk rock art space, you either get it or you don’t. .
Here’s how it looked last week, all change again this week, ongoing evolution…. I am in the middle of a big blog about First Saturday, the ongoing evolution, guests, the street and more, for today, you just get this quick update…
The latest Cultivate Evolved newsletter went out to our mailing list tonight, for those not on the mailing list, here;s what went out…..
Things things things, lots of evolving things to tell you about, as busy as ever at the Evolved art space that is Cultivate. Cut to the chase, here’s what’s going down over the next few weeks at Cultivate Evolved…..
The first FIRST SATURDAY
This Saturday March 1st sees the first ever Vyner Street FIRST SATURDAYS event take place. Galleries, studios, cafes and spaces open up and down the street all day from 10am until 11pm – art, DJs, Records stalls, film screenings, Textile techniques, live music, food, things going on at many of the galleries, spaces and such, including things at the new Limewharf creative hub. There’s a new show at the big Wilkinson space, things happening at 4Cose, Wayward and more.
We Cultivate artists will be in residence all day, painting, printing and, well come and see, we’ll be there from early morning until late evening, All my recent 2014 canvas pieces will on sale at just £10 each for just one day, lots of £1 cardboard pieces, freshly painted vinyl and live painting of Guinness portraits for sale in return for a Guinness from the pub over the road, at some point I might need to paint a cheese roll (me being SEAN WORRALL). We don’t know yet what Julia will make? Jess is joining in. We have work ork on view (and on sale) from GARETH MORGAN, EMMA HARVEY, KATRINE STOREBO, CHRIS PAUL GODBER, JESSICA BALLANTYNE and JULIA MADDISON plus our guest artist for that period will be South London painter ANGELIQUE HARTIGAN with some of her East London studies. Promises to be an exciting creative day, the first First Saturday, if it works then we’ll do it every month, come get involved, come explore the creativity of the street, the artists and designers and the many spaces.
We have new in-house artists joining us from March 6th, we welcome back recent guests QUIET BRITISH ACCENT as full-time Cultivate artists – “Quiet British Accent are art and design duo Jason Gale and Sharon Gale. The couple like to play with the visual language of popular sporting culture across textiles, stencils, mixed media and low tech printing techniques”. We also welcome M.O.B (back) to our creative fold, more about Modes Of Being as things evolve – - who knows what we’ll get – might include a trumpet, a voice, a photo, a painting, a sculpture, a discussion? We say goodbye to Katrine, Chris and Genevieve and thanks them for their contributions over the last three months.
MARCH FIRST THURSDAY
FIRST THURSDAY is upon us again, Thursday March 6th (6pm until 9pm official, in reality it goes on way beyond nine) will treat us to new shows up and down the street at WILKINSON, HADA CONTEMPORARY, VYNER STREET GALLERY, WAYWARD, LIMEWHARF and more – expect last minute pop ups, street performance and who knows what, always lots happening on First Thursday At CULTIVATE, on First Thursday, we shall be continuing our evolution with our in-house artists and guests, and this month we shall be featuring Emma Harvey’s INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY wall. The wall will be in place for the whole of March from the 6th, Emma’s wall space will be full of art from a number of he invited guests artists (still time to get involved if you’re quick, contact email@example.com, for more info, mark your e.mails for the attention of Emma). Expect an exciting wall from Emma alongside the evolving walls from the other in-house and guest artists.
We invite guest artists to take over a big slice of Cultivate wall for period of two weeks each. Guest spaces are filling up fast now, we do actually have one space available for this coming two weeks including First Saturday and First Thursday if your quick, we then have a full schedule of exciting guest artists all the way through until mid May. From March 13th we will be joined by LEWIS BANNISTER and JACK FLORISH, from March 27th MICHELLE MILDENHALL and ASHLEY FITZGERALD shall be our guests. If you wish to get involved as a guest or even one of the permanent artists at Cultivate Involved then please do get in touch for more details. To find our more about our guest artists (and everything else) please explore our very regularly updated Cultivate blog page.
CULTIVATE ON-LINE EXHIBTIONS
The first on-line show, RED, will now be up on line next Monday, frankly there wasn’t enough time this week, but that does mean YOU can still get involved and have you art featured, details of how to submit can be found on the gallery blog pages.
Once again, big thanks for taking an interest in our art and our artist-run space, hopefully see you down the street this Saturday, or next Thursday, or antime over the coming month….
Thanks, Sean, Emma and the Cultivate Evolved team
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Watch this space, this is organic… anything is possible, First Saturday, an all day series of events in and around the the galleries, art spaces, pop-up Italian food shops, artist studios and cafes of Vyner Street, London E2… An all day event every First Saturday of the month from March 2014. Some of it organised and curated, some of it spontaneous and just happening…
Instigated by those people at the creative hub that is Limewharf and organically expanding to include the creative community that is to be found in the ever changing cobbled place of beauty that is Vyner Street.
Open galleries, cafes, events, live art, free art, live music, film screening, life drawing class, DJs all day, textile techniques, Italian cheese, bloody marys, weiss beers, East End Bagels, print making, spray paint… all events are free entry (besides the life drawing, well the life model must be paid after all)….
At the various LIMEWHARF buildings, including their excellent new cafe (with the Toasters on the front), there will be all day DJs from 10am until 11pm, you’ll find a record sale, a screening of the the film “Hackney Captured – 50yrs From The Archive”, you’ll find live music, including Smitty’s Street Gang (wonder if they mean Smitty’s House band?) 4 COSE will be fueling you with the art of food, or the food of art, fueling you with their latest haul of Italian food in an art studio that’s sometimes a pop up food shop…
At CULTIVATE EVOLVED some of the gallery’s in-house artists will be creating things, others will just have their creativity on show, we don’t know what Julia will make…. “I shall be making paintings of pints of Guinness on First Saturday, they will cost you a pint of Guinness from the Victory, over the road… at some point I may paint a cheese roll or a bag of crisps” (says Sean Worrall), All Sean’s recent 2014 canvas pieces will be on sale for just £10 for the day, vinyl will also be being painted on all day. Last weekend to see Emma Harvey‘s Suck… Cultivate will open at 10am and stay open until you all go home
PHILIP FURSOV will be holding another of his Saturday afternoon life drawing events/classes, they can be chaotic, they’re always interesting, rather recommended actually, very rewarding… they’re fast becoming legendary.. First Tuesday is at the top of the street – more from here
Things are promised at galleries such as Wayward, Hada, Vyner Studio, around the corner at cell project space. Wilkinson Gallery, the big white cube of a space behind the giant black doors, will be open from 11am until 6pm with their new exhibition – A K DOLVEN: TEENAGERS LIFTING THE SKY…
FREE ART FRIDAY will be happening on SATURDAY… No doubt OMBRA will be doing their tasty thing… And there’s the very welcome recent addition to the street of BERT ‘n MAY with their treasure of reclaimed tiles down at the end of the street – one of the best art galleries in the street if you ask us… Watch this space for more news, this is organic… anything is possible, First Saturday, am all day series of events in the galleries, art spaces Italian food shops and cafes of Vyner Street, London E2
Friday at Cultivate, JULIA MADDISON will be your in house artist today, I expect there will be fresh monoprints? Or maybe more bunting? Or birdcages or….
Tomorrow, Saturday. EMMA HARVEY is in-house, she’s busy plotting her International Women’s Day wall at the moment, a bit of a follow on to last year’s Yeastie Girl event at Cultivate, well no, not really a follow on, something fresh and new and…. well watch this space, or better still get in touch an d come join in, Emma still has room for more on her wall, artists, zine makers and such are invited to get involved
And on Sunday it is my turn to be in the space looking after the work of the artists we have on show, I shall be there working away again, tending to the leaf growth (although some of you say you see hearts, or even a “wall full of pussies” as one girl shouted in delight the other day – really is up to the viewer to see what they see, all about the marks and the layers growing over the layers for me, everyone’s view is of equal merit)
Our guest artists this week are JAMIE STANTON and SAMANTHA PAYNE, you have one last weekend to explore what they both have waiting for you on he Cultivate walls. Meanwhile here’s another JESSICA BALLANTYNE piece, this rather large painting was actually one she had in Cultivate last year as part of the Pink show…
Here’s a gallery of Cultivate Evolved related art and things for today…
WANT TO BE ONE OF THE EIGHT FULL-TIME ARTISTS INVOLVED AT CULTIVATE EVOLVED?
– a space where a small group of committed pro-active artists can exhibit, work and sell work together.
The space we currently occupy, right smack bang in the middle of Vyner Street, ran as a very busy full time gallery for over two years, the gallery, Cultivate Vyner Street, as it was, came to an end back in December 2013 – eighty plus shows, non-stop intensity for something like twenty-seven full-on months, open every single week, just two of us running it all, eating far too much in to our own art-making time – two and a bit years, it was time to evolve it all.
So we’ve evolved the space, we’ve re-invented it, we’re using the beautifully located space in a rather different way, a creatively exciting engaging way, still a gallery, still committed to being open every week and accessible to all – a freshly named art chute of an open public gallery space, an art space that hopefully fires the imaginations of those who make art and those who like to come out and engage with art.
Our space has evolved, our gallery is now called CULTIVATE EVOLVED. Here’s what we did…
Back at the start of December 2013, Emma and I invited six artists to come join the two of us in our next artistic adventure. We called for committed pro-active serious working artists – ideally, for reasons of practicality and in terms of time and commitment, we felt London-based was best – we called for artists who were able to give reasonable time to the space and who were willing to share the workload (if we all share then the theory is it shouldn’t eat up too much time for each of us). And, yes we needed each member of the group to be able to cover an equal share of the costs – an equal ten way split in terms of the rent bill and such (eight permanent artists, two evolving guests). We called for committed pro-active serious artists, artists who were willing to share the time, the commitment, who were eager to get involved, who were interested in sharing the vision in terms of using the space and keeping it interesting, exciting and evolving, Eight committed artists interested in presenting a space that people will really want to come explore again and again.
We have the space, the two of us worked (very) hard, for something like twenty-seven long tough months, building up something from nothing, building up something exciting. We felt we achieved most of what we set out to do in those two and a bit years, Cultivate has a reputation now, we have the attention, but it was time to evolve. So late in 2013 we started the search for a group of serious committed pro-active artists – we weren’t talking full-time commitment, we were (and are) talking eight pro-active committed people sharing the workload – simple obvious things like taking an equal share of the time in terms of being in the space during our advertised opening hours, keeping their own websites up-to-date and including information about the space and their activities within the space, likewise when it comes to those vitally important (necessary evils that are) social media sites – Facebook, Twitter and such, simple things that you’d think would be stupidly obvious to a point where it doesn’t even need to be said. Eight people building on the hard work of the two of us, a group of eight people, excited about their art and excited by the chance and wanting to grab the opportunity….
The group we pulled together was deliberately diverse, we did NOT want a “collective”, it isn’t about sharing an artistic vision or a manifesto, we did NOT want eight artists that share a style – we didn’t want eight abstract artists, we didn’t want a crew of eight street artists or eight print makers or eight landscape painters – just eight exciting working artists coming together and feeding a place with life while bouncing off each others work ethic. We certainly weren’t looking to pull together a social group or anything near those kind of notions – if you want to join a group of who meet for coffee and cakes on a Saturday morning, then, with all due respect, this isn’t the group for you. Eight pro-active working artists, with a serious work ethic, eight people serious about, and committed to, their art, eight people sharing a working gallery space, feeding off each others ideas and energies in a positive way. Eight excited and exciting artists, a small group of committed pro-active artists working, showing and selling their work together in and around an exciting buzzing space right in the middle of Vyner Street.
If you’re not a committed artist, if you’re not seriously committed to your work, serious about showing it, selling it, about refreshing your space, if you’re not going to commit to the space, then this really isn’t for you – you need to go join in group shows in other spaces and enjoy your art in other ways. For me, the process of making art involves commitment, it involves sacrifice, the process should be exciting, rewarding – you need to be committed and excited, you need to excite us to be one of us..
Your first question should be what can I get out of being involved, and your second question should be what can I contribute to it. If you art is just a hobby then good for you, we hope you enjoy it. But this is probably not for you, if you don’t keep your website up to date or your social media feeds informative, if you’re too busy playing in a band or planning your next holiday. If you’re not productive enough to keep your wall space evolving with new (or old) work, if making art is not your priority, then please go enjoy your art, your hobby and your life, this is not for you. If on the other hand, you are serious about your art, if you are committed to your art, if you are pro-active and if you feel you can both bring something to as well as get something out of being one of the eight permanent artists at Cultivate Evolved, then please get in touch.
The nature of an adventure like this means people are going to come and go – as long as you’re decent enough to give us at least one month’s notice then that’s fine, the group is always going to evolve, we want it to… Some people are going jump on the ride for a couple of months, others for longer, we might all fall off when it crashes and burns, but for now it all about exciting involvement.
In terms of being in the space we’re talking each person doing a day three or four times a month, for other details get in touch.
Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please include a link to your website and Please put “ART CHUTE MEMBER” in your e.mail subject header, we’ll put your name on the waiting list and contact you when and if a space comes up.
Today, on February 20th 2014, we have our first available space, one of our number is leaving town, so come get involved in our Vyner Street Space and the other things we have going on as Cultivate Evolved. if you’re reading this sometime in the future, get in touch and see if there’s a space coming up….
Thanks, Sean Worrall/Emma Harvey (the two who started it, and now two of the eight)