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27 August 2010

Inkygoodness - Play - Exhibition... Coming soon!

Inkygoodness 4 is just round the corner (info after the pictures!). Below are two of the three pieces that will be going into the show from myself. The theme is 'PLAY'. The first piece is called 'Duck Of Death' and is a surreal, risky game where you can imagine pitting your wits against the morbid duck! The second is painted on the back of a used skateboard deck and is entitled 'Play With My Mind'. I've been enjoying drawing optical illusions recently and liked the idea of someone's puzzled brain being represented by these shapes, as if the problems that they are trying to solve are perhaps impossible. (Facebook Event)

Inkygoodness invite you to come and play!

Entertaining new artwork, limited edition prints and lively installations all lovingly created by a specially selected group of international artists and illustrators, inspired by the theme of 'Play'.

Featuring: Dave Bain / Seb Burnett / Colourbox / Docvek / Marcus Butt / Stephen Chan / DBO / Camelia Dobrin / Hannah Baber / Steph Baxter / Sarah Dennis / Christiane Engel / Good Wives & Warriors / Lisa Hassell / Kate Hindley / Carlos Garde-Martin /Mister Millerchip / Simon David Mills / George Mitchell / Moot / Olive47 / Tom J.Newell / Vicky Newman / Steve Rack / Log Roper / Steven Silverwood / Juan Salas / Jason Devine / Matt Saunders / Leila Shetty / Karin Soderquist / Ben Steers / Mc Bess / Michelle Turton / Toy Factory / Simon Wild / Mark Wilkinson & Gizem Vural.

Private View: September Thursday 2nd 2010
Venue: EAST Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, London
Time: 6.30pm - 10pm
RSVP to: inkygoodness@easy.com
The Exhibition will run until September 12th 2010
Open Daily 1pm - 7pm

Exclusive AMMO 'Play' Issue Launch!
To celebrate their debut London show, Inkygoodness have teamed up with AMMO Magazine on a special 'Play' themed issue of the magazine. Featuring many of the 'Play' artists, Inkygoodness are proud to present an exclusive preview of this limited edition issue, available to purchase on the opening night for just £5!

The exhibition features over 120 one-off artworks and limited edition prints, many of which are available to purchase in the gallery or on our new online shop after the gallery preview at www.inkygoodness.bigcartel.com, prices start from £50.

The Illustrators online
More info about the participating illustrators can be found via

18 August 2010

A/V set from Big Chill Festival 2010

The British Film Institute invited electronic producer LUKAS, VJs LUMEN & OCD and myself to perform on their stage for the Big Chill Festival 2010.

See previous blog post for details on preparation work for this

Below are pictures from the night including the set-ups and a 5 minute edit of the one hour piece.

Live @ The Big Chill. Lukas, Dave Bain, Lumen & OCD from Lumen.

13 August 2010

Decked 2010 Exhibition

15th - 29th August 2010

Private View: 18th August: 6-9.30pm

Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London

Original one-off pieces of artwork on the back of skateboard decks! That is what DECKED is all about. It was a lot of fun being involved in the first one last year and have included my piece 'PINBALL HEAD' (see below) this year. VANS are sponsoring the show and I was one of a handful of the exhibitors lucky enough to customise a pair of VANS trainers. If you are in London on the 18th August, come along to the Private View from 6pm...

Featured on DESIGN WEEK
Featured on DECKED blog

Artists confirmed include: Aaron Petz / Adam Chandler / Alastair Barnett / Aramas Ridge / Ben Twiston-Davies / BonBon / Camellie / Cristina Guitian / Dan Frye / Dan Kitchener/ Darren John / Dave Bain / DocVek / EJ Miles / Elfin / Ellie Cryer / Emma Day / Finbarr (DAC) / Helena Chessher / JD Simmons / Jenism / Jenny Dubet / Jenny Noscoe / Jim Nolan / Katie Diederich / Kayleigh Wells / Lee Nutland / Leticia Credidio / Lisa Hassell / Lisa Humphreys / Log Roper / Louis Michel / Louise Brangwin / Luke Overin / Mark Frudd / Martin Squires / Michelle Turton / Moose and Yeti / Mr Penfold / Oliver Winconek / Onion / Owen Gildersleeve / Peskimo / Phil Hope / Rose Sanderson / Sam Fella / Sarah King / Sarah Wharton / Seb Burnett / Simon Mills / Skaffa / SNUB / Stef Rigby / The 5683 / Thea Schultheiss / Tom Stanley / Tom Symonds / Vicky Newman / Yee Kuit

Link: Decked website

4 August 2010

Paint The Bus (part 1)

A cracking team of illustrators have been invited to give the inside of Start The Bus (Bristol) a make-over throughout this month. Go down and have a look at the work-in-progress from the likes of Inkygoodness (Lisa Hassell & Michelle Turton), Hot Soup (Russ Henry), Seb Burnett, Cami Dobrin, Hannah Baber, Laurie Stansfield, Ben Goodman, Ben Steers, Peskimo, Josh Burgess & more over the next few weeks. Below are some photos of my contributions, so far... mostly trees, birds, strange woodland creatures and a couple of deer.

2 August 2010

Preparation for the Big Chill Festival

This weekend is the Big Chill Festival and I'm collaborating with electronic producer LUKAS and VJs LUMEN & OCD for a unique performance on the British Film Institute stage, Friday night.

Drawing live onto a semi-translucent table-top of my own creation, the footage is captured from underneath and fed into the VJs laptops, where it will be chopped up and looped back in time with the live production of Lukas, creating a layered mixture of visuals in response to
the broad theme of "Sci-Fi", which we've been given to work with. See the official line-up on the Big Chill website (click here). We're on after the movie 'The Terminator'.

Below are some pictures of our preparation work so far. We'll be capturing a video and photos of the stage area, with the drawings projected onto the huge cinema screen, as the backdrop, and will post it up here after the weekend.