|photo: James Koch|
It’s been quite a journey over the last two years with local curios bar and restaurant, The Gallimaufry. Right at the start I was invited to create their stage mural, with which I applied some already existing characters and introduced some new ones. At the time I wasn't really aware of how defining of the venue this mural would become, so it only seemed appropriate to create an image for the first year party, featuring all of the characters.
The Gallimaufry is a magical venue - full of other artistic creations from Tom Mead, Lucy Smailes and Josh Owen, as well as carefully curated exhibitions. Add on the delicious food, an excellent drink selection, top-notch live music and friendly staff - and you can see why it's like a second home for me.
As well as being involved artistically, it's been a joy to hold down a regular DJ residency, playing vinyl-only sets to weekend crowds.
To celebrate two years of being open, I've created a new drawing, this time featuring two of the characters on a mysterious journey, one supporting the other.
This drawing will be available as a limited edition, signed print on the 2nd year party night - 16 March, 3pm til late. The originals of both drawings will be on display and for sale in the exhibition area.
Year 2 party details here.
I'll be kicking the proceedings off with a choice selection of soul and jazz.
All are welcome.
|signing the print run|
|from rough sketch to outline to shading|