CURRENT/FORTHCOMING CULTIVATE SHOWS and EVENTS
For the first half of locked-down 2021 we got on with a busy programme of on-line shows, six busy on-line group shows in six busy months. We toyed with the idea of just hoing on monthly but it does feel, as come out of lockdown and things start to ope nup again, that it was time to take a break from on-line shows, we will do more, we jsut need ot rest our eyes and give you a break, it was getting a little intense and sometimes less can really be more..
We did say earlier in the year that “all future physical gallery shows and events are postponed during these times of Covid and lockdown (and rightly so). We don’t know if we will survive and exsist when we do all come out of this, we took quitea hit back in March 2021 when we had to close down (if we do makeit back then it will be with absolutely no thanks to the rather aloof self-congratualtiing Arts Council England who seem to hand out their so called “emergency funding” to all kinds of closed-door unfriendly unengaging spaces and unaffected artists but see what we do and what we have done for the last ten years as something not worth bothering with)”. We are exploring our options right now in terms of new physical shows, right now it is a case of watch this space.
Watch this space
Once again we invited 35 artists to join us (making it 37 artists in total), a mixture of artists we already kfew, people we had found on line and as always the flow of artistic new blood was important. There was an open call aspect, we said before the show we would like to have around ten artists we don’t actually know yet, and that indeed did happen. The show is open, please do go have a look and explore it all and then maybe explore the links.
Still – Opening night Tuesday May 25th 2021 – Another Cultivate on-line group show, another maximalist thing, it does kind of look like these we are curating these thngs on a monthly basis now, we being myself and fellow Cultivate founding artist Emma Harvey – The Still show is now open and can be explored via this link right here
SPRING ART CAR BOOT FAIR – May 15th -17th 2021 – As things start to open up and Spring kicks in I’m rather looking forward to getting back to physical versions of the Art Car Boot Fair either as an artist or a visitor, who knows? The invitions are never taken for granted. Rather pleased to say I have been invited to take part in the Spring 2021 on-line edition of the fair in May. “Over 150 invited artists. Artworks made just for the day. A fresh, exciting Programme of the Day. Launch of the ACBF Shop. Direct interactions with artists. All the fun of the fair on our all new custom built event site this May!” I’m working on a new series of pieces that will be available first at the fair. Watch this space, date and more details soon.
Stop press: The full artist line up for the May Art Car Boot Fair has now been announced, more details here via an Organ preview or head direct to the official website. You need a ticket to get on to the website for the first 24 hours, the fair becomes free entry for everyone on Sunday May 16th and the whole thing runs until Monday evening May 17th. I shall have a number of new pieces available at the fair, I’m working on a body of work that will be on sale first at the fair,
The Art Car Boot Fair is listed here because it is something we’ve taken part of as Cultivate in the past, and it is something we – Cultivate founders Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey – are once again taking part in this May. The fair features a healthy number of Cultivate regulars past and present, Quiet British Accent, Paul Sakoilsky, Nick Grindrod, Julia Maddison and quite a few more…
Next (Au Suivant) – Opening night Tuesday April 20th 2021 – Another Cultivate on-line group show, a maximalist thing, it does kind of look like these we are curating these thngs on a monthly basis now, we being myself and fellow Cultivate founding artist Emma Harvey, Next features 38 artists from all over the land and indeed the globe, over 200 pieces of art. There is a pleasure in pulling these shows and these artists together. Once an on-line show opens it stays open, we see no reason to close any of them, Next can be viewed here via this link
Alright? – March 2021 – A carefully curated on-line art exhibition brought to you by Cultivate and featuring the art of 39 invited artists from all over the land and indeed the globe. The show is now open and there to be viewed via this link
Self – February 2021– a carefully curated show of self portraits – an on-line show and 33 invited artists, mostly painters, one or two who paint with cameras or pencils or…The show is now open and ready to be viewed on the Organ magazine pages via this link
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ReCultivate – on-line via this link From January 5th 2021. A pro-active maximalist group show, 35 carefully slected artists and 174 pieces of work to explore. The ReCultivate on-line exhibition is now open and ready to be viewed on the Organ magazine pages via this link, As with all on-line shows, once ReCultivate opens it wil lstay open, there is no real reason to end an on-line show.
We did manage to put on a (very) last minute Pop In at the end of 2020, although we only got one weekend in before things took a turn for the worse, lovkdown returned and we had ot close early again…
For two weekends, just as long as you’re masked-up, X Marks The Spot, a last minute xmas pop in. Open over two weekends, 11.30am until 4.30pm Saturday and Sunday December 12th/13th and 19th/20th December or 6pm until 8pm on Wednesday 16th December (Columbia Road Christmas Wednesday) or by appointment. “X Marks The Spot, over two short sharp East London weekends, a return to the flowers of Columbia Road and the beautiful old greengrocers shop that is now Shipton Street Gallery. A masked-up socially distanced Xmas pop-in. A pop-in mind you, not a pop up, we don’t do pop ups. A revolving pop-in for just two weekends. An art event featuring a revolving cast of guest artists joining Sean in a gallery space alive with smaller (dare we say gift-sized?)-affordable art. Expect original paintings, prints and more, including the latest in Sean’s ongoing series of daily concluded Ten paintings that have been emerging for the last 150 days or more. A series of daily concluded paintings always of on a 10cm square canvas and always offered for sale at a price of just ten pounds. The prices of other pieces will range between £5 and £200
Why? On-line from Tuesday November 24th 2020 – Another carefully curated on-line show. Once again hosted via the page of Organ magazine and ready to be explored here. Once again a carefully curated on-line art exhibition featuring the work of 43 artists from all over the globe, including 21 making their Cultivate debuts, alll brought to you by Cultivate and hosted here on the Organ pages. Explore Why? here
So Why Not Do It Again? On-line from Tuesday August 18th 2020 – An art show curated by the Cultivate Gallery team and hosted on our sister Organ pages, Augus 2020 – A tenth cultivated on-line art show, 43 artists, 200 plus pieces, art gathered with good reason once again, art from all over the world, view the exhibition and run the slide show here
(And with good) Reason – A third on-line show during these locked-down times – the show opens at 8pm UK time on Thursday 18th June 2020 and once ready to explore via our sister Organ magazine website – once the show is open it will stay there, hosted by Organ site for the foreseable future, maybe years, there’s no reason to take it down, view the show and run the slide show here. Once again a carefully cultivated group show featuring some familiar names as well as some artists exhibiting with us for the first time. We are artist-led and we’re very proud of our open door policy, we are (very) picky about the art we show but we are proud of the fact that so many of our fellow artists have got to show work with us. This time the show features the work of AMY ROBSON, ANNABELLE RICHMOND-WRIGHT, BEN FENTON, BRETT BANKS, DAN BROUGHTON, EMMA HARVEY, FERGUS HARE, GIRL SHIT, HARRY MARTIN, HELEN SHULKIN, IZZIE BEIRNE, JAMES HALLINAN, JAMES JOHNSTON, JEREMY MORGAN, JESSICA HILL, JOHN GATHERCOLE, KAREN BEATTIE, KATYA GRANOVA, KELLY WU, LIDIA LIDIA, LIZ GRIFFITHS, LUC DEEPCHILL, LYNNE CHAPMAN, MANDEE GAGE, MARY T SPENCE, MONSUR AWOTUNDE, PAUL SAKOILSKY, PETE MONAGHAN, PETER A LEIGH, ROBERT JARVIS, SEAN WORRALL, SHARLEENE OLIVER, SOFIA MARTINS GRAY, STEPHEN PINNELL SUZIE PINDAR, TARYN O’REILLY, TONY BERKMAN, VESNA PARCHET and YULIA ROBINSON
(Far from the) Turmoil opened on-line at 8pm UK time back on Thursday May 14th via the Organ magazine website – the show will stay there, hosted by Organ site for the foreseable future, maybe years, there’s no reason to take it down, view the show and run the slide show here. A carefully cultivated group show featuring some familiar names as well as some artists exhibiting with us for the first time. We are artist-led and we’re very proud of our open door policy , we are (very) picky about the art we show but we are proud of the fact that so many of our fellow artists have got to show work with us, (Far from the) Turmoil lbrings together artists from London, from all over the UK and as far afield as India, Canada, Israel, Eastern Europe. Artists featured: ALLY ZLATAR, AMANDA CHILDS, ANA LIPPS, BEN FENTON, BETH J ROSS, DAVID IAN BUCKLEY, DEVI SEETHARAM, EMMA HARVEY, FERGUS HARE, FRED FABRE GARETH BUNTING, GIRL SHIT, GLISKA, HANNAH ANDREWS, HELEN GRUNDY, IOANA ELECFI, JAIRO ZALDUA, NICOLA JANE GREEN, JAN ANSELL, KELLY WU, LAURA ANDREWS, LAYA NAVARO, LIZ GRIFFITHS, MARBLEU, MIA-JANE HARRIS, MICHELLE RINOW, PAUL SAKOILSKY, PETER A LEIGH, RHIANNON LEWANDO, RUTH PHILO, SAM LEE, SEAN WORRALL, STELLA CHRISTOFI, STELLA WHALLEY, STUART JONES, SUZIE PINDAR, TARYN O’REILLY, TIM GOFFE, TONY BERKMAN, TWINKLE TROUGHTON, and VALERIYA VAKUTINA, .
#43ARTISTS opened on-line at 8pm UK time back on Thursday April 2nd via the Organ website at www.organthing.com – the show will stay there on the Organ website for the foreseable future, maybe years, there’s no reason to take it down, view the show and run the slide show here….
#43ARTISTS is the seventh on-line show from Cultivate and we think the 154th Cultivate show since that infamous Netll Market takeover here in East London back in the summer of 2011 (we think the number is something like 154 shows anyway, we might have missed on or two). the #43Artists show feature a cast of 43 artis, mostly invited artists but there are a number who we found via an open call process. Open calls and new blood are things that a important to us.
Check out the previous on-line shows via the Organ website. Cultivate is mostly about actual shows in actually galleries, pieces on walls and paint that can be seen in the flesh, paintings that can be stood in front of, art than can be walked around – It would be fair to say we’re not big fans of on-line art or the obsession with instagram feeds or looking at things on line, we spend hours in actual art galleries on any given week (as you regular Organ readers will know) but there is a place for an on-line art exhibition – our previous on-line shows have been visited by thousands of people from all over the world, indeed the previous shows still do get views every day of the week. on-line shows are a valid side-serving to our main courses. on-line shows are great in terms of reaching out beyond the streets and artists of London, great in terms of introducing artists and gie nyou links to their websites.
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We had intended to take some time out to focus on our own painting, however, when we got a call to say one of our favourite London spaces, Shipton Street Gallery was closing at the end of March, we just couldn’t resit the invitation to take on the space for one last month of shows. And so one last month-long Cultivate Columbia Road Takeover. As it turmed out the the Covid-19 Virus struck resulting in a lockdowns and us (rightly) having the close the run of shows half way through, just after the second of the three planned shows has opened.
NOTHING IS SQUARE Pt.2 – Opening night, Thursday 27th February, 6pm – 9pm – It had always been our intention to repeat, a number of times in a number of places, the Nothing is Square show, we see it as an ongoing evolving thing. Nothing is Square Pt.2 will rake the same shape as part one did, a busy hang , packed walls and every piece on the same size canvas (20cm x 20cm). Expect something like 90 pieces of work from around 20 or so invited artists. Watch this space. The show will open on Thursday 27th Feb and then run over two weekend in March until Sunday March 8th. (saturday and Sunday over both weekends, 11am until 5pm). The open night is open to all, none of that getting on the a list or sending your details in, just turn up, bring your own booze if you wish, enjoy some art, meet some people. The gallery is address is Shipton Street Gallery, Shipton St, London E2 7RZ. You find the gallery at the Hackney end of Columbia Road, just off the Hackney Road, the gallery is particlarly worth your time on a Sunday when the flower market is on.
We had planed to follow up Nothing is Square Pt.2 with two more show at the same gallery during March, we just about managed to open the second of three, Insert (Title Here) before the lockdown struck …
INSERT (TITLE HERE) – Opening night, Thursday 12th March, 6pm – 9pm – Everyone welcome, none of that get on a list or give us all your details annoyance, none of that jumping through hoops just to get in nonsense. Entry is free, just turn up, bring some drink if you wish, come look at some art, come meet people, come hang out and enjoy yourself… Where were we? Halfway through three shows and the fourth and almost certainly final month-long Cultivate Columbia Road takeover, Shipton Street Gallery closes for at least a year and probably forever once we finish our Cultivate residency in March. We already have our strictly regimented grid-like very square opening two week group show in place, Nothing is Square pt2 opens on Feb 27th and runs until Sunday March 8th. We shall then change everything over and open a second group show called Insert (Title Here) on Thursday March 12th
Insert (Title Here) will bring together several artists, mostly painters, although we have already handed over the plinths to self-declared “Artist, taxidermist, antiques collector and fetishist” Mia Jane Harris. The walls will be about paintings, Emma Harvey and myself, Sean Worrall, will be inviting four painters to come and join us on the wall of the one time Greengrocers shop that is currently an an art gallery just off the Columbia Road here in East London, PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: EMMA HARVEY, JOHN GATHERCOLE, MARTIN JACKSON, MIA-JANE HARRIS, SEAN WORRALL and YULIA ROBINSON
The gallery is address is Shipton Street Gallery, Shipton St, London E2 7RZ. You find the gallery at the Hackney end of Columbia Road, just off the Hackney Road, the gallery is particlarly worth your time on a Sunday when the flower market is on.
SEAN WORRALL – Rubbish? A solo show at Shipton Street Gallery, Columbia Road, London E2 – Opening night, Thursday March 26th – more to follow. well actually no, the lockdown struck, we were (rightly) foeces to closed the run of March shows early just after Insert opened. It feels like we shoud go back and re-run Insert at some point but right now who knows? Shipton Street was due to become a shop for a furniture shop at the end of March once we had finshed, I do supsect Covid has put pay to those plans as well
A YULIA ROBINSON solo show with guests Diane Goldie & Caroline Sayer – The third show and the final part of the November Cultivate Columbia Road takeover is to be a solo show from London-based painter Yulia Robinson. The show opens on Thursday November 21st 2019 with an evening opening and then runs over the weekend of November 23rd./ 24th (11am to 5pm) at Shipton Street Gallery, London E2 7RZ
The brilliant late afternoon light you get at this time of year in Hackney and East London makes it rather difficult not to think about the Autumn eight years ago when Cultivate first got off the ground. one of the very first (rather rushed) shows we put on was a group show called Red and one of the artists involved was Yulia Robinson, it was our first encounter with Yulia, we found her via an open call (as we have done with many of our artists who have now become regulars), Yulia took up over half the gallery floor with a rather exciting rather red installation piece that still remains a Cultivate highlight, since then Yulia has returned, as a painter, on a number of occasions to take part in group shows in Vyner Street, over in Dalston at BSMT Space, at Shipton Street and that time when she exhibited two rather large painting at that one-off show at Coate Studios back in 2017 – a big group show called Interact that we managed to put on during the weekend that Coate was in transition and changing hands, the studios had just closed and it was about to be refurbished and converted to become yet another of those hot desk rent by the day spaces that have sucked up so much of East London.
“Yulia Robinson is an exciting painter, something about the energy in the marks she makes, the colour she uses, the ambition in her paint, the spontaneity, her blowing and dripping, her bleaching, her multi-layered paintings that involve both figurative forms and an abstract language, Yulia’s paintings are rich in texture, alive with personality, with commitment, with a vibrancy that comes with excitement of paint, the excitement of painting, of doing. Impulsive, physically expressive, sometimes unexpected, there;s a lot of movement in a Yulia Robinson painting” (Sean Worrall)
Yulia will be back with us in late November for a solo show as part of our latest month-long Columbia Road takeover I’m rather enjoying Yulia’s evolving style, her painterly development, her flamingoes, her corsets, her vivid colour, the energy of her mark making. For this show Yulia has invited painter/sculptor Caroline Sayer and extremely colourful textile artist/clothes maker Diane Goldie This being a Cultivate show, we can’t put on a solo show without having a special guest or two, this is something we always do with solo shows, a small part of the space given over to other names, cross pollination is always important.
NOTHING IS SQUARE – Cultivate at Columbia Road,- We return to Shipton Street Gallery, Columbia Road, East London, in November for a number of shows including an exhibition called Nothing is Square curated by the Cultivate team Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey , 25 invited artists all working on identically sized 20cm square canvas. (Facebook event page here)
Harvey and Worrall – Chips, Starz, What Would Joan Jett do? Saturday/Sundey 2nd/3rd November 2019 – A short sharp two day weekend show to kick off the latest month-long Cultivate Columbia Road Takeover at Shipton Street Gallery, London E2
CULTIVATE at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR, DREAMLANDS, MARGATE on September 28th – following on from this year’s excellent London event the Art Car Boot Fair heads to the seaside, more soon
ART CAR BOOT FAIR – The 2019 London Art Car Boot Fair will happen on Sunday 23rd June at Cubitt Square, Kings Cross. we shall be there as Cultivate, a “boot” share by Emma Harvey, Sean Worrall and Quiet British Accent, always good to be invited to take part, the rather unique fair is one of the highlights of the London art year. More details from www.artcarbootfair.com
OVER AND OVER at SHIPTON STREET GALLERY, London E2 7RZ – Over and Over, an artist-led group show, opens on the evening of Thursday April 18th (6pm until 9pm), A group show, more cross-pollination, abstract painters, performance, contemporary flavours, a hint of the street, a touch of the unexpected. Eight artists sharing the old shop space by Columbia Road Market, East London. ARTISTS: EMMA HARVEY, JOSEPH SAKOILSKY, MARNIE SCARLET, MARY T.SPENCE, SEAN WORRALL, SOFIA MARTINS-GRAY, STELLA WHALLEY and YULIA ROBINSON
Opening night is Thursday 18th then the gallery will then be open over two weekends, two Saturdays and Sundays, 11am until 5pm on April 21st/22nd and April 27th/28th (the gallery is also someone’s home, he normally only opens it on Sundays), You find us on Shipton Street, at the top end of Columbia Road (home f the flower market and such), just off the Hackney Road, you’ll find us sitting outside if the sun is out, you’ll find the door open and everyone welcome whatever the weather Another Cultivate group show down by the flower Market, carefully curated by Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey
THE FRUIT SHOP at SHIPTON STREET GALLERY, Columbia Road, East London, Opening night Thursday April 4th (6pm – 9pm), and then over two weekends 6/7th and 13/14th April midday until 5pm. A solo show of recent Sean Worrall paintings and pieces in the beautiful space that was once a classic local greengrocers shop
ATTRACT PART 2 – Hot on the heels of the Attract show in January, another of the carefully curated on-line group shows from us here at Cultivate, opening at 6pm on Sunday February 24th on both the Cultivate website and the Organ website. The show went live last night, view it here
ATTRACT – CULTIVATE at BSMT Space – January 17th – 20th 2019 – Attract will be the first Cultivate group show of the new year. at least I expect it will be, the show will open on January 17th at the remodelled BSMT Space there on the borders of Hackney, Dalston and Stoke Newington where the edges of East London meet the borders of North London. Attract will be a carefully curated group show, mostly focussed on painting and painters but hey, expect a touch of performance, a hint or two of sculpture or installation, maybe a printer or two, perhaps something wordy? Is there a place for words? Attract will probably be a typical Cultivate gallery group show, not sure what that means but you know what Cultivate is about don’t you? You know there will exciting art and a new name or two, you know about those artists who made their early moves at Cultivate shows. I wasn’t sure if we’d go back to BSMT Space again, we have done a number of shows there now, but we do like what they’ve done with the place since they re-opened and we do like the shows they put on.
Attract will mostly be artists that we already know and have worked with already or who’s art we’ve already seen in the flesh at other shows, there will be a small element of “open call” though, and hopefully a couple of artists we haven’t heard of yet though, we need our shows to excite us as much as they hopefully excite you…Putting on art shows is exciting, Curator hat on today then, it isn’t my favourite hat, it needs to be done though, and we do rather like the way the BSMT Space space has been remodelled, Attract then, I expect it will be our first show of 2019, then again, it might not be. Time to do some herding, showing the work of our fellow artists does excite us, well the art of the artists that excite us anyway, putting on shows is exciting, I do like this hat, this is my favourite hat, well no, my painting hat is my favourite one. one of my painting hats… BSMT Space is at 5d Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London N16 8BH Opening night Thursday 17th Jan 5pm until 9pm and then midday until 6pm 18th until 20th January.
CULTIVATE at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR CHRISTMAS WRAP PARTY – Sunday December 9th Midday until 6pm at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, Vauxhall, London, SE1 7AG – “The Art Car Boot Fair Christmas Wrap Party will bring together over 70 artists in a covered venue in the heart of Vauxhall’s gallery district. Expect incredible Christmas gift bargains, mystery prizes, raffles, pass the art parcel, art bingo and the Secret Santa Casino! Hand finishing and personalisations directly by the artists. Something for everyone and our off-beat spin on festive fun. Family friendly and dogs welcome too” Advance tickets now on sale . Cultivate artists Emma Harvey, Sean Worrall and Quiet British Accent will be there, full alrtist line up and lotsd more details via www.artcarbootfair.com
#365ARTDROP18 – A PIECE OF WORK FROM SEAN WORRALL IN 365 PARTS THROUGHOUT 2018 – The notion of 365 art drops in 2018, never actually dropped of course, always carefully hung. 365 painting on material found on the street. Another 365 paintings hung out on walls and such for people to take should they wish to do so. Just like 2016, not one a day, just 365 during the year. Follow the hashtag on social media for more #365ArtDrop18
I’m Gonna Ask You Again – The fourth and probably final part of the almost spontaneous six week Cultivate Columbia Road takeover and a two week multi-media show called I’m Gonna Ask You Again. The Walls of Shipton Street Gallery alive with more painting, print, sculpture and who knows what. Expect a busy show, expect things to evolve over the two weeks, expect to be asked again… Opening night is Thursday October 18th, 6pm until 9pm, entry is free, everyone is welcome, none of that getting your name on a list nonsense, Bring your own refreshment, I expect we’ll have some but hey, we’re artists, all our money goes on paint. The show runs until October 28th, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Midday until 5pm. Artist line up…. EMMA HARVEY, JAMES BELL, JOANNA GEORGIADES, JOHN GATHERCOLE, MADELEINE STRINDBERG, QUIET BRITISH ACCENT, SALLY JONES, SARAH KOGAN, SEAN WORRALL, SUZIE PINDAR, YI ZHANG
So Maybe I Didn’t See It First, But I’m The One Who Wants It Worse – Cultivate at Columbia Road – Third show of the six week Cultivate residency at Shipton Street Gallery, Columbia Road,- the short sharp third part will run from Friday October 12th until Sunday October 14th, midday until 5pm down by Columbia Road flower market, just off the Hackney Road, on Shipton Street, at Shipron Street Gallery, London E2 7RZ. No opening night or private view this time, just three days of a gallery door open and art on the walls before Part Four kicks in with another opening night, another group show (called I’m Gonna Ask You Again) and two more weeks of things done the Cultivate artist-led way down by the flower market with Sean Worrall, Emma Harvey and James Bell.. .
I SAW IT FIRST, I WANT IT WORSE: Cultivate at Columbia Road – Second show of the six week Cultivate residency at Shipton Street Gallery, Columbia Road,
Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey follow their appearance at this year”s London Art Car Boot Fair with a gallery full of Emma’s Riot Grrrl flavours, feminist paintings of punk bands and more – expect images of Bikini Kill, Huggy Bear, Sever Year Bitch, Tribe 8, Bratmobile and many more , Meanwhile more of Sean’s riffs on the Cheap Art Manifesto, notions of a “Better Woolworths” and such, expect the spirit of the Art Car Boot Fair to continue in the gallery, expect lots of affordable art,
We’ll be joined by Jessica Scott. We came across Jessica at the Art Car Boot Fair, well see found Emma’s art and we started talking about Bikini Kill and things and well the long and short of it all is that we had to invite her to come join in… Expect guest artists throughout the two weeks including Mia Jane Harris, James Bell, Suzie Pindar and….
Expect new work as the show evolves, expect lots of affordable art and more. Remember now, art is not a business, art is like good bread, art is good for your soul – Opening night Thursday September 27th then open on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 7th Entry is free, bring your own refreshment, bring cash, paintings on sales for as little as a fiver… And yes, the show title does come from a Seven Year Bitch song… There’s some photos and words from the first week here
CULTIVATE COLUMBIA ROAD – Part One: INTENTION – The opening group show at the first show of the six week Cultivate residency at Shipton Street Gallery, Columbia Road, East London (just off the Hackney Road and right by the flower market and such) .
Entry is free – Opening night Thursday September 20th (6pm until 9pm) , then Friday September 21st until Sunday 23rd (11am until 6pm). Entry is free, everyone is welcome, no need to get on lists or any of that nonsense. This will be the first of four shows at the gallery from Cultivate over the six week period
The intention is to kick off the six week take over with a short sharp group show, a mixed media show featuring the paintings of Emma Harvey, the intrigue of James Bell, performance and artwork from Marnie Scarlet, sculpture and assemblage from Mia-Jane Harris, a leaf or two from painter Sean Worrall, the very painterly photography of artist Sofia Martins and attitude of mixed-media artist Suzie Pindar. Expect cross -pollination, expect busy walls in an intimate space, expect an artist-led art show – and now the show has been and gone there’s some words and photos here
CULTIVATE COLUMBIA ROAD – Opening night September 20th – A six week take over of an art gallery by the East End flower market from Thursday September 20th until the end of October, more news of the shows soon.
The 2018 ART CAR BOOT FAIR will take place on September 16th, 2018 between Midday and 6pm. A new venue again this year, find it over at Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA. Once again we shall be there, always one of our favourite days of the art year – been and gone now, great day, brilliant actually, there’s some words and photos from the day here
Intent – :the state of mind with which an act is done.
Intent – a cultivated art show in two parts.
intent – ɪnˈtɛnt/ – noun : intent; intention or purpose. synonyms: aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, target, end;
design, plan, scheme; resolve, resolution, determination; wish, desire, ambition, idea, dream, aspiration, hope
adjective: intent – determined to do (something).. Giving all your attention to something: an intent stare – She had an intent look on her face.
The Intent is for an art show to happen in two parts in two places, the Intent is to have an art show in two parts with both parts happening at the same time Intent (part one) will follow our rather successful on-line group show experiments of 2017 and will happen via the Cultivate website as well as the ever busy Organ website. Intent (part two) will happen physically via the gallery walls and floors down in that underground basement gallery known as BSMT Space (over on the borders of Hackney in Dalston, London N16).
The intent then is for Cultivate to curate a show in two parts, a show called Intent. Intent will happen in January 2018, one carefully curated art show happening in two parts in two places via two different formats. Intent (part one) will open on-line at 6pm on Tuesday January 16th, Intent (part two) will open at 6pm on Thursday January 18th at BSMT Space Intent (part one) will be an open call show, Intent (part two) will be via invitation and a very limited open call
THE (ACCIDENTAL) MARKS MADE WHILE MAKING ART will be another cultivated on-line art show, following on from the Red, Black and Blue on-line shows/experiments.
The accidental marks made while making art are always intriguing, the floors of artist’s studios, their boots or dresses or shirts, the outside wall that a canvas might have been propped against while it was being painted on. The photographs of studio floors, paint covered boots, colour-encrusted easels, old paint brushes, painting tables, painting marks, all the marks artist make while making art. We didn’t want photos or images of the actual art the artists make, we wanted the accidental marks made as a result of making art, the stain on the studio floor, the photos of old brushes, the marks once the performance is over The selected photographs of the marks will run as an on-line exhibition.
PREVIOUS 2017 CULTIVATE SHOWS AND EVENTS
Cultivate presents: A #43ArtDrop in and around Folkestone – Friday 22nd September – Another of 2017’s #43ArtDrop pieces from Sean Worrall. This time, following on from all the fun of the seaside and the Art Car Boot Fair back on the opening Saturday of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial, we return to the Harbour, the old High Street, the Art School and the glorious seaside town with another #43ArtDrop piece. 43 small paintings from Sean Worrall left in and around Folkestone, 43 pieces of art carefully placed, never dropped, always carefully placed, paintings hung on walls, out on the street for people to take should they wish to. 43 Paintings, one piece of work in 43 parts, 43 paintings left hanging around the town on Friday September 22nd for hopefully 43 different people to take and to hopefully post selfie style photos of on their social media using the #43ArtDrop hashtag, the hashtag, the finders and the engagement are an important part of these pieces of work (hopefully it will be 43 people and not one person taking all 43 please). See you at the seaside
CULTIVATE at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR – FOLKESTONE, Harbour Arm, Saturday Sept 2nd (Midday until 4pm) – The Art Car Boot Fair is off to the seaside again. Each year the Art Car Boot Fair follows the main London event by taking to the road, in past years we’ve been to Liverpool, Hastings, Margate, this year we return to Folkstone for the opening day of the always excellent Folkestone Triennial. Once again the Cultivate team of Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey, along with regular guests Quiet British Accent have been invited to join in alongside an exciting list of artists. More details very soon…
SOMETHING BLUE – Following on from the successful experiment that was the recent Red and Something Black shows, we shall do it all again, this time something blue, the show will go live here on the Cultivate website and the Organ website at 6pm on August 8th 2017.
CULTIVATE “originals”at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR – LONDON, Sunday July 9th , This year a new venue, The Workshop, Whitgift Street, Vauxhall, London, SE11
Always an exciting pleasure to be invited to take part in the Art Car Boot Fair. As we’ve said before, this is the day when art lets down his or her hair (still wonder if art is a he or a she?), always one of the highlights of the London art Calendar, and this year things are to be a little bit re-booted… the theme is “Originals” and there’s an exciting new venue down by the Newport Street gallery in Vauxhall.
This year sees a return to the event being more about the actual artists than galleries and the rules all the artists will be there in their car boots. Entry is £5
This year we shall be three, three Cultivate original artists and lots of original art made for the fair, Cultivate founders Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey will once again br joined by guests and regular Cultivate collaborators Quiet British Accent (and tes technically QBA are two artists, so in truth we;ll be four original artists). We look forward to seeing you all there .
Full list of artist and the latest news from the Art Car Boot Fair organisers….
“We’ll be announcing our full line-up in the first week of June as we are building our list slowly this year to allow for some exciting new names, faces and works! Meanwhile here are some artists who we have already confirmed for our London event! – Sir Peter Blake . Gavin Turk . Matt Collishaw . Geraldine Swayne . Polly Morgan . Rachel Howard . Pam Hogg . The Idler . Marcus Harvey . Kristjana S Williams . Tracey Neuls . Keith Coventry . Black Cow Vodka Ian Dawson . Jane Simpson . Jessica Voorsanger . Alice Herrick . Nina Fowler . Paul Kindersley . Robert Rubbish . Keeler Tornero . Misha . Sean Worrall . Emma Harvey . Quiet British Accent . Richard Strange . Ricahrd Clegg . Barry Reigate . Jake Clarke . Carrie Reichardt . Schoony . Pure Evil Marie – Teresa Gavazzi . Paul Sakoilsky Trolley . Renaissance Selfies . Bumble & Earwig . Boo Saville . James Unsworth . X Ray Fog . Kate Knight . James Joyce . James Unsworth . Amelia Troubridge. Special single artists presentations from Artlyst . Art on a Postcard . True Rocks . House of Fairytales . The Idler . Cob Gallery . Wimpole Hall Studios . Moniker . Turps Banana . Other Criteria . Beaconsfield . Newport Street Gallery . Alteria Arts . Jealous Gallery . Flying Leaps . Outside World.
CULTIVATE presents INTERACT – Thursday June 15th to Sunday June 18th, Coate Studios, 37 Coate Street, Hackney, London, E2 9AG.. Another gathering of pro-active artists coming together and doing it A group show of invited artists curated by the Cultivate team. Another short sharp art show in a rather BIG and rather exciting, rather big East London space (just off the Hackney Road). Artists once again coming together and doing it ourselves once more… Doing it rather than just talking about doing it. Organ review of the opening night / photos of the art
SOMETHING BLACK – Following on from the successful experiment that was the recent Red show, we shall do it all again, this time something black, the show will go live here on the Cultivate website and the Organ website at 6pm on April 28th 2017.
RED (On-line) via the Cultivate and Organ websites from 20th February 2017. – RED (On-Line) will be an on-line exhibition. Red will feature the work of at least 20 selected artists. Submissions are being accepted now. The show will go live on line on the Organ website and on the Cultivate website on February 20th and will run until the world ends (or we do). The show is now live, view it here (over 7000 did in the first week)
FRAGILE – CULTIVATE at BSMT Space – 9th-12th February 2017 – CULTIVATE returns to Dalston and that beautiful basement knows as BSMT Space. In March 2016 it was DEBASER and slicing up eye balls, and in September 2016 it was DEBASED, and on 9th February 2017 it will be back for the third time and the last of a series of three shows called FRAGILE… Another gathering of pro-active artists and a maximalist exercise in cross-pollination.
PREVIOUSLY FROM CULTIVATE (2016 – 2011)
SEAN WORRALL – ‘#43 – The final 43 paintings dropped before the end of 2016’
15 – 31 December 2016
‘CULTIVATE DEBASED at BSMT Space’ 22 – 25 September 2016
‘CULTIVATE Goes To The Dogs’, Victoria Park, East London, Sunday 11 Sept 2016,
‘CULTIVATE at ART CAR BOOT FAIR, HASTINGS 2016’ 16 July, Hastings
‘CULTIVATE at ART CAR BOOT FAIR 2016’, 12 June 2016, Brick Lane, London
‘HARVEY & WORRALL at WALL & JONES’ 27 -29 May 2016, 340 Hackney Rd, London
‘SEAN WORRALL – Sometimes They Have Thorns’ 12 – 20 April 2016, Fount London, London Fields, E8 3RN
‘The CULTIVATE SPRING ART MART’ 16 & 17 April 2016, Fount London, London Fields, E8
‘DEBASER – CULTIVATE at BSMT Space’ 24 – 27 March 2016
‘REVEAL – CULTIVATE at FOUNT LONDON’ 7th – 10th January 2016
‘CULTIVATE at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR MARGATE’ Sunday 30th August 2015, Turner Contemporary, Margate
‘CULTIVATE at the BRICK LANE ART CAR BOOT FAIR’ Sunday 14th June 2015
‘PLAY: An Art Event In A Warehouse’, London Fields, Hackney, E8 6th – 7th June 2015
‘I’LL BE BACK IN FIVE MINUTES…..’ , Cultivate Vyner Street, 25th – 5th October 2014
‘SEAN WORRALL & guests – WHAT PRICE ART?’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 18th – 21st September 2014
‘WE ARE THREE at CULTIVATE, SEPTEMBER FIRST THURSDAY’, Cultivate Vyner Street, First Thursday 4th September 2014,
‘CULTIVATE at the ART CAR BOOT FAIR, FOLKESTONE’ Saturday 30th August 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – ART DOES NOT GO ON HOLIDAY, Cultivate Vyner Street, – The Next Two Weeks, 14th to 27th August’ 14th – 27th August 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – Next Two Weeks – 31st July-13th August’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 31st July – 13th August 2014
‘AUGUST FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, First Thursday 7th August 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – LITTLE SUMMER BENEFITS, Cultivate Vyner Street, 17th – 29th July 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED presents A BETTER WOOLWORTHS at A FETE WORSE THAN DEATH 20th Anniversary’ Saturday 19th July 2014, Redchurch Street, East London.
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – The Next Two Weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, – 3rd July – 16th July’
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED at the LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL ART CAR BOOT FAIR’ 5th July 2014
‘JULY FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, First Thursday 3rd July 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED The Next Two Weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, 19th June – 2nd July 2014
‘MIDSUMMER EVE and Weekend at CULTIVATE EVOLVED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 20th – 22nd June 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – The Next Two Weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, 5th – 18th June 2014
‘CULTIVATE at the BRICK LANE ART CAR BOOT FAIR’ Sunday 8th June 2014
‘JUNE FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, First Thursday 5th June 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED, The next two weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, 22nd May – 4th June 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED, Cultivate Vyner Street, 8th – 21st May 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED, Cultivate Vyner Street, 1st – 7th May 2014
‘MAY FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED’, Vyner Street, First Thursday 1st May 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED, Cultivate Vyner Street, 24th – 30th April 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – The Next Two Weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, 10th – 23rd April 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – The Next Two Weeks, Cultivate Vyner Street, 27th March – 9th April 2014
‘THE RED WALL, THE BATTLE DECKS and the LATEX at CULTIVATE EVOLVED, and a Saturday evening opening at CULTIVATE EVOLVED, VYNER STREET’ Saturday 12th April, 18:00 – 21:00
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED – 13th – 26th March 2014’
23th – 26th March 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED, The Next Two Weeks – 27th February to 12th March 2014’
27th February – 12th March 2014
‘MARCH FIRST THURSDAY at CULTIVATE EVOLVED, VYNER STREET’ First Thursday 6th March 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED: 13th – 26th February 2014’ 13th – 26th February 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED: First Thursday February 2014’ 6th -12th February 2014
‘CULTIVATE EVOLVED: First Thursday January 2014’ First Thursday 2nd January 2014
‘ART IS FOR LIFE NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 21st November – 8th December 2013
‘WHAT PRICE ART?’ A show where the buyer sets the price, Cultivate Vyner Street,
14th – 17th November 2013
‘RE-UP’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 31st October – 10th November 2013
‘TEN @ CULTIVATE, VYNER STREET’ 24th – 30th October 2013
‘PRISM’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 17th – 22nd October 2013
‘Yes, I know where Bistrotheque is’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 3rd – 16th October 2013
EMMA HARVEY, ‘FLESHED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 19th September – 2nd October, 2013
‘NOTIONS OF THE STREET’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 12th – 17th September, 2013
‘TWO’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 29th August – 10th September, 2013
‘LITTLE SUMMER BENEFITS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 15th – 27th August, 2013
‘WE ARE ALL SKATEBOARDERS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 1st – 13th August, 2013
‘ALWAYS THERE’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 18th – 26th July 2013
‘CULTIVATE, as part of the ART CAR BOOT FAIR, at the OPEN EAST FESTIVAL’ at: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Sat 27th & Sun 28th July 2013
‘PINK’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 4th – 16th July, 2013
‘MIDSUMMER’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 20th June – 2nd July 2013
‘The CULTIVATE SUMMER FLOWER SHOW’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 6th – 18th June, 2013
‘ART CAR BOOT FAIR’ on Brick Lane, Sunday 9th June 2013
‘THIS WEEK(and next)’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 24th May – 4th June 2013
‘CAN?’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 2nd – 21st May, 2013
‘SEAN WORRALL and guests’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 25th – 30th April 2013
‘TEN:2’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 11th – 23rd April, 2013
‘RED REVISED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 28th March – 9th April 2013
‘FIRST FRIDAY ARTIST NETWORKING MEETING’, Cultivate Vyner Street, Friday 5th April,
‘SPRING’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 7th – 27th March 2013
‘YEASTIE GIRLS’, A celebration of Riot Grrl, Cultivate Vyner Street, 21st February – 5th March 2013
‘TEN’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 14th – 20th February 2013
‘INTERNATIONAL FREE ART FRIDAY (LONDON)’, Cultivate Vyner Street, Friday 15th February 2013
‘BACK IN BLACK’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 31st January – 12th February 2013
‘BANG!’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 3rd – 21st January 2013
‘ART IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS’ (The Return), Cultivate Vyner Street, 6th – 23rd December 2012
‘FREE ART FRIDAY’, Cultivate Vyner Street, Friday 14th December, 2012
‘PRIMARIES’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 22nd November – 4th December 2012
‘SILENT STEPS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 15th – 21st November 2012
‘QUESTION?’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 8th – 13th November, 2012
‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD)’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 1st – 4th November 2012
‘OTHER SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE AVAILABLE: THE CULL’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 25th – 31st October 2012
‘CULTIVATION’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 11th – 24th October 2012
‘IN RUST WE TRUST – A study in the beauty of urban decay with Mydog Sighs’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 4th – 10th October 2012
‘SHOES’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 20th September – 3rd October 2012
‘LAY LO’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 13th – 19th September 2012
‘CULTIVATE’S GREATEST HITS Vol 1: A ONE YEAR RETROSPECTIVE CELEBRATION’
30th August – 11th September 2012
‘FREE ART FRIDAY’, Cultivate Vyner Street, Friday 7th September, 15:00 – 21:00
‘YOUR CALL part 2: SUMMER IN THE STREET…’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 16th – 28th August 2012
‘LONDON: YOUR CALL’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 27th July – August 2012
‘DEEP PURPLE’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 5th – 22nd July 2012
‘SEAN WORRALL: LAYERS, COLLABORATIONS, DEPOSITORIES – A WEEK LONG GALLERY EVENT AT CULTIVATE VYNER STREET’ 28th June – 4th July 2012
‘LITTLE SUMMER BENEFITS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 14th – 27th June 2012
‘BODIES’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 31st May – 13th June 2012
CULTIVATE AT THE APPLE CART FESTIVAL, Victroia Park, East London, Sunday 3rd June 2012
‘THREE X THREE pt.4 with MYDOG SIGHS, GARETH MORGAN and LEWIS BANNISTER’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 24th – 30th May 2012
‘ART CAR BOOT FAIR – Brick Lane’
Sunday 27th May 2012
‘SOME CATCH’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 17th – 23rd May 2012
‘NUMBERS’ group show, Cultivate Vyner Street, – MAY First Thursday 3rd May – 16th May 2012
‘THREE X THREE pt.3 with CHARLIE McFARLEY, MERLIN RAMOS and ISH SAHOTAY’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 26th April – 2nd May 2012
‘VINYL’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 19th – 24th April 2012
‘FOOL’S GOLD’ group show, Cultivate Vyner Street, – APRIL First Thursday 29th March – 17th April 2012
‘THREE x THREE pt.2 with BEN FENTON, PAULA MacARTHUR & TOM BANKS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 22nd – 28th March 2012
‘RIGID’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 15th – 21st March 2012
‘IT IS GREEN’ group show – MARCH First Thursday, Cultivate Vyner Street, 1st – 14th March 2012
‘THREE X THREE pt.1 with COS AHMET, EMMA HARVEY & DARREN MacPHERSON’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 23rd – 29th February 2012
‘STABLE STATES’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 16th – 22nd February 2012
‘BLACK’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 2nd – 14th February 2012
VV presents ‘SHOW YOUR FACE’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 26 January – 1st February 2012
‘SEAN WORRALL / ALAN WILSON – PRUNING SHOCK’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 19th – 22nd January 2012
‘EVERYTHING MUST GO’ – the two week January Sale, What Price Art?, Cultivate Vyner Street, 5th – 15th January 2012
‘ART IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS…’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 20th December 2011 – 3rd January 2012
‘ADD MIXTURE’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 15th – 18th December 2011
‘MEENAN SISTERS GROUP EXHIBITION and POP UP SHOP’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 12th – 14th December 2011
‘JAYI KIM: UNCONSCIOUSNESS (Lack of Being)’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 9th -11th December 2011
‘SOMETHING BLUE’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 24th November – 4th December 2011
‘IMMERSED IN MY DREAMS’ A film by MIA PFEIFER on the wall outside Cultivate Vyner Street, Thursday 1st December, 18.00 – 21.00
‘SEAN WORRALL, PAINTINGS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 10th – 22nd November 2011
‘FREE ART THURSDAY’, Cultivate Vyner Street, Thursday 17th November 2011
TINSEL and TWINKLE present ‘SOMETHING BORROWED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 3rd – 9th November 2011
‘LITTLE BENEFITS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 21st – 30th October 2011
‘RED’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 6th – 19th October 2011
‘INTERIM’ – Steven Rawlings, Cultivate Vyner Street, 19th – 29th September 2011
‘WHAT PRICE ART?’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 15th – 18th September 2011
’22 HOURS’, Cultivate Vyner Street, 8th – 11th September 2011
THE STINGING NETIL, Netil Market, Hackney, East London, Summer 2011