Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Come and play during the summer for all who stay in LONDON


7.30pm – 11pm +

off Bethnal Green Road, 5 mins from Bethnal Green Tube




Andy Noble - Keyboards
Davide Mantovarni – Bass
Julian Saul – Drums

From Reviews In:
Observer (‘03 &’05) by Dave Gelly:
“The vibraphone is capable of great tonal variety, from the tinkling of icicles to a warm, pulsating cloud of sound, and Roger Beaujolais deploys it all with consummate skill and delicacy…The man turns up playing vibraphone in so many diverse contexts - salsa, acid jazz, R & B, pop - that it makes a nice change to have … the "real" Roger Beaujolais…as not only a masterly instrumentalist but a highly imaginative leader.”

Guardian (03 & 05) by John Fordham:

British vibraphonist Roger Beaujolais made a mark over a decade ago as part of the local acid-jazz movement, but this is…unflinchingly straightahead jazz
Maybe it's his name, but Beaujolais has trouble shaking off a frivolous, party-on jazz image with the more sober of enthusiasts… has been a club success from the acid-jazz era onwards. Elements of pop & R & B are powerful features of his work …Beaujolais' mix of firm emphasis and mellow tone, coupled with a shapely sense of improvised melody, gives much of it an unexpected richness and bounce;

Young Australian Brandon Allen plays a monster, energetic but also highly sophisticated tenor sax... is a regular member of Ray Gelato and the Giants, Paloma Faith and the Unfaithful, & the Dylan Howe Quintet …has performed with Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, The BLOCKHEADS, Roberto Pla's Latin Jazz Ensemble, Mica Paris, Tony Hadley, Stan Tracey, Pete King, Jim Mullen, Don Weller, Richie Cole, Reel People, and others, he leads his own original funk project DOUBLE WHISKEY AT AMNESIA and the Brandon Allen Quartet which plays standards and his own compositions.
Has played…
…Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ronnie's Scott's in London, the Womad World Music Festival, Reading Rock Festival, Isle of Wight, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the London Jazz Festival & many more.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

FW: oi I'm on the telli!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Useless information

An aglet - The plain or ornamental covering on the end of a shoelace.

A Furrule - The metal band on a pencil that holds the eraser in place.


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Saturday, May 19, 2007


A big thanks for all those women who took part in completing the successful maiden voyage yesterday.

See you all Monday for some more celebrating!


Friday, May 18, 2007

Congratulations! To Rie Hale (Alias Capt.Hale)

Congratulations! To Rie Hale (Alias Capt. Hale)
for the successful completion of her maiden voyage
in her vessel the "Untitled". Well Done!

See reportage of the vessel's journey (with photos) in
Conversation Piece.

All who participated : Have a well-deserved week-end and a good rest!
It was great fun.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


For anyone vaguely interested,

I will be coming to college by rowing boat, and I'm not sure the weather will be on my side. Either way, any time between 11am and 1pm, I will be sending cries for help (via mobile phone) to meet me at Commercial Road locks (keep going down Commercial Road until you get to a canal, quite simple really and about 1.5 miles maximum)

I think you can get a number 15 bus outside the LMU Commercial Road building which will take you there (heading towards Blackwall)...


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Randomly found after talking about the Huntairian - Brain Weights

Average Brain Weights (in grams)
SpeciesWeight (g) SpeciesWeight (g)
adult human1,300 - 1,400 newborn human350 - 400
sperm whale7,800 fin whale6,930
elephant4,783 humpback whale4,675
gray whale4,317 killer whale5,620
bowhead whale2,738 pilot whale2,670
bottle-nosed dolphin1,500 - 1,600 walrus1,020 - 1,126
Pithecanthropus Man850 - 1,000 camel762
giraffe680 hippopotamus582
leopard seal542 horse532
polar bear498 gorilla465 - 540
cow425-458 chimpanzee420
orangutan370 California sea lion363
manatee360 tiger263.5
lion240 grizzly bear234
pig180 jaguar157
sheep140 baboon137
rhesus monkey90-97 dog (beagle)72
aardvark72 beaver45
shark (great white)34 shark (nurse)32
cat30 porcupine25
squirrel monkey22 marmot17
rabbit10-13 platypus9
alligator8.4 squirrel7.6
opossum6 flying lemur6
fairy anteater4.4 guinea pig4
ring-necked pheasant4.0 hedgehog3.35
tree shrew3 fairy armadillo2.5
owl2.2 grey partridge1.9
rat (400 g body weight)2 hamster1.4
elephant shrew1.3 house sparrow1.0
european quail0.9 turtle0.3-0.7
bull frog0.24 viper0.1
goldfish0.097 green lizard0.08

Thanks and a quick quick quick (plus 97 x "quick") message

Thank you everyone who took part in the tape extravaganza in critical practice today, it bought tears to my eyes. I'd like to do it again some day, so if anyone knows of people throwing out their old VHS, remember they'll go to a good grave if you bring them into university after summer break.

Now I know Charlie made a quip about me promoting my own shows on the old blog, it's true I'm an art gallery worker, I've been working in galleries for several years now and have learnt as much in my seven drunkard years as most of you will learn in one. On approaching galleries the kind of introduction we prefer is a warning before the email (unless it's an open submission in which case their will be rules that are relatively easy to follow), by warning a hello at a private view and a "is it ok if I send you some images of my work, I'd love to show at your gallery" (not the wisest words in all cases but you get the picture) a phone call, brief intro., I’ll be sending you a mail just wanted to warn you etc. just like when you're speculating for a job. The chances are still set against you but the kind of thing we like to see is . . .

click here

An easy to navigate site with all the relevant details at your finger tips, you can do the whole site in a few minutes, which is about all the time you have spare.

Anything much complicated than this and it’s not being looked at, seriously.
I worked with a curator on “No-ship” who whittled 72 possible artists down to 18, anyone with a myspace he didn’t have time to look at.

Plus the best advice is (and I don’t follow it myself) knuckle down, question your every mark, and produce work, I see lots of people on our course doing this and you guys don’t have to worry, “work will set you free”, you’ll be spending time wondering who you want to exhibit with and whether you want to work towards that particular project.

So hopefully it was helpful . . . gallery 101 part 1
Ask questions in comments, I’ll do my best to answer them.


curated by Juan Bolivar, Marco Costantini and Jean-Luc Manz
in association with Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Lausanne

Juan Bolivar, Mauro Bonacina, Nick Dawes, Matt Franks
Clare Gasson, Mathew Gooding, Haruhi Hayashi, Sam Herbert
Andy Hsu, Julian Hughes Watts, Hiroe Komai, Lee Maelzer
Pamela Richardson & Kevin Smith, John Richert, John Stark
Julie Verhoeven, Richard Wathen, Laura White, Neil Zakiewicz

Lausanne, Geneva
Marc Bauer, Pauline Boudry, Leonore Easton, Raphael Julliard
Milo Keller, Virginie Morillo, Shahryar Nashat, Jennifer Niederhauser
Sandrine Pelletier, Stéphanie Pfister, Annaïk Pitteloud, Sacha Roulet
Körner Union, Alexia Walther, Zorro et Bernardo

Private view: Friday, 18 May 2007, 6-9 pm
Exhibition continues: 19 May - 10 June 2007
Gallery open: Friday - Sunday, 12-6 pm

14 Fieldgate Street
London E1 1ES

This exhibition has been made possible with the help
and support of Arts Council England, Canton de Vaud,
Ville de Lausanne, ProHelvetia and Canton de Genève
Refer to blog calling to Charlie that all works in my blog and information about the other artist is not necessarily to me to keep. To be precise use of this material in first place was just an idea to share information direct. Therefore I took off all not my works all images that my occur copyrights.

Turner Prize 2007 , shortlist announced

Tate has now announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2007. The artists are Zarina Bhimji, Nathan Coley, Mike Nelson and Mark Wallinger. This is the first time that the Turner Prize has been presented outside London since it began in 1984, and is a curtain-raiser for Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008.

The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe.

Zarina Bhimji
For her solo exhibitions at Haunch of Venison, London and Zurich, with work engaging with universal human emotions such as grief, pleasure, love and betrayal using non-narrative photography and film-making. Through powerful, atmospheric and poignant imagery, Bhimji's recent work demonstrates a new approach to her long-standing preoccupations and research.

Nathan Coley
For his solo exhibition at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute, the public installation Camouflage Church, Santiago de Compostela, Spain and his contribution to the group exhibition Breaking Step - Displacement, Compassion and Humour in Recent British Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia. Through a variety of media, Nathan Coley’s work makes manifest the belief systems embedded in society and its architectures.

Mike Nelson
For his solo exhibitions AMNESIAN SHRINE or Double coop displacement, Matt’s Gallery, London and Mirror Infill (2006), Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London in which his immersive installations transport the viewer to imaginary, yet plausible worlds. For the Frieze Art Fair he created an installation of a photographic studio that brought the site of creativity to the heart of the commercial environment in which it was embedded.

Mark Wallinger
For his solo exhibition State Britain at Tate Britain. Mark Wallinger’s powerful installation demonstrates art’s unique ability to engage with contemporary political issues. The direct representation of Brian Haw’s banners and paraphernalia creates a force and conviction unmatched by the representation of the Parliament Square protest in the media. The work evokes a heightened sense of reality that communicates an unpalatable political truth.

The Turner Prize 2007 is supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool Culture Company, Northwest Regional Development Agency, Milligan and Tate Members.

Work by the shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at Tate Liverpool opening on 19 October 2007. The winner will be announced at Tate Liverpool on 3 December 2007 during a live broadcast by Channel 4.

The members of the Turner Prize 2007 jury are:
Michael Bracewell, writer and critic
Fiona Bradley, Director, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
Thelma Golden, Director & Chief Curator, Studio Museum, Harlem
Miranda Sawyer, freelance broadcaster and writer
Christoph Grunenberg, Director, Tate Liverpool and Chairman of the Jury

Information and features on the Turner Prize and its history can be found at Tate Online ( ).

All artists worth thier salt are now showing in LIVERPOOL

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Thanks Everyone...

Just to say thank-you to everyone for encouraging me and mentoring me around the construct of the blog. I have have certainly improved my technical-skills and have also thoroughly enjoyed the experience of creating the blog. Good Luck! to everyone...and see ya bloggers along the way...keep on blogging (corny or what!)

Citadel 1 Front Room/Killing Room

Modest Charlie you kept this quite!

Citadel 1
Front Room/Killing Room
18 May– 1 July
Private view Thursday 17 May 6.30 - 8.30pm

Citadel 1. Front room/Killing room exists both as a living room and as an exhibition of one. It can be viewed as an ‘Ikea-style’ showroom and a stage set, where curatorial decision making and interior design intentionally converge. Taking up a third of the gallery space, the room is constructed from panelled wooden walls by Henry Krokatsis and a painted ceiling by Lothar Götz. The floor is a carpet designed by Hans Hovy and made by Helen Frik.

This constructed space is densely filled with furniture and objects that are all artworks in their own right. The chairs, tables, lamps, ornaments, magazines, records, TV screens and computer games all make up the living room. With contributions from Paul Carter, Donald Judd, Neil Hamon, Damien Roach, Gavin Turk and James Hyde, the room has it’s own ‘lived-in’ fiction. Other artists include Graham Dolphin, Jonathan Allen, Anna Bjerger, Michael Simpson and many others.

The work on show here all pre-exists the room and is put together like a large three-dimensional collage. All of the work comes ‘off the shelf’. The individual pieces that make the whole were not commissioned to ‘fit’ or play a prescribed role. In effect the room was shopped around for, as a home would be. In this sense, the art within could be seen to have gone through a process of commodification and domestification.

Citadel 1 is difficult to place, existing somewhere between an obsessive collectors home, a stage set, a showroom, a museum reconstruction and an exhibition of all of these things. The title also seems to suggest a crime scene. This is a room to be examined as much as occupied, every object charged with its own significance.

Jonathan Allen

Anna Bjerger

David Blandy

Matt Calderwood

Paul Carter

James Castle

Ruth Claxton

Susan Collis

Marcel Dzama

Graham Dolphin

Peter Fillingham and Charlotte Moth

Helen Frik

Susan Giles

Lothar Götz

Danielle Gustafson-Sundell

Neil Hamon

Alex Hartley

Hans Hovy

James Hyde

Donald Judd

Henry Krokatsis

Melora Kuhn

Peter Liversidge

Jamisen Ogg

Javier Piñón

Damien Roach

Bob & Roberta Smith

Michael Simpson

Gavin Turk

Jane Wilbraham

Charlie Woolley

can't get more critical than this, copy and paste to everyone you can email, come on!

I am passing on this email to anyone who is interested in trying to prevent cuts to Arts Council funding.

You might remember a petition opposing road charging making headlines a few months ago - we have an opportunity to do something similar to oppose the planned cuts to Arts Council funding.

On the Number 10 Downing Street website there is already a petition up and running which aims to:

'Stop the chancellor using Lottery money to plug the funding gap in the 2012 Olympics.’

This is opposing the reallocation of resources to the Olympics of which the 35% reduction of grants for the arts is a part.

To submit your name to this petition click on this link:

It has already gathered 5000 signatures and closes on 16 September 2007. If it gets to 40,000 signatures it would make it into the top 5 most popular petitions on the site! Currently, the petition in the number 4 spot is 'Continue funding for the Royal Air Force Aerobatics Team'. Surely in the arts world we are able to gather a similar if, not larger number, of supporters.

Very popular petitions seem to generate responses from the Prime Minister prior to the petition closing, so this really is a way to draw the attention to widespread concern and opposition to the proposed 35% reduction in Grants for the Arts funding.

Do forward this email on to colleagues, friends, and collaborators encouraging them to add their name to the petition.

Works on paper by Elena del Rivero

Hi Sarah

Just to let you know I've tried about 8 times to put a post on your Blog, but it keeps telling me to log in on a new Google account - so I tried this and still couldn't get it to work. So here is the message I wanted to put on: -

Works on paper by Elena del Rivero

Wow! These works are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us and introducing a new artist to me. Where and when was she exhibiting?

Thanks G x

PS I like your new Blog layout - the index is realy good.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

What does "frame" mean to you?

Do you have any ideas?

A quest for truth in the name of progress.

"i already told you , i don't remember!"

The gallery is based on a futile search for Greatness. Inspired by Linda Nochlin’s essay
‘Why have There been No Great Women Artists’;Foulcault's ‘Will To Knowledge’; Nietzsche’s Genealogy Of Morals’, and Bas Jan Arder’s ‘I am too sad to tell You’.

The paintings ,videos, archives and photos are a by product of a process which embraces serendipity , accident, chance and the will to power .The project is an excavation into the past which seeks to discover the elusive secret , the process which goes into making men great……in this it is doomed to fail. …and so it embraces the futile. As did Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein .
zocoo dizzyache


Saturday, May 12, 2007

May Day Festival Art Protest Battersea Park

Thursday, May 10, 2007


theirs a lot more stuff on my blog now if anyones interested!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

A sub for Tim, to go after the underwaterbike pic!

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Tim's blog

Hello, I've just managed to add everyone as an additional author on my blog. This finally allows you to post images and texts. I would appreciate it if you could make a link.
Thank you very much

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

more and more blogs

Two more from us.

Bare with us as they are just in their early stages.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Maiden voyage of 'Untitled' work


I'm currently planning a potential row (and journey) in my untried and untested boat from Chingford (River Lee) to the Limehouse basin, followed by a celebratory crawl along Commercial Road on FRIDAY 18TH MAY 2007....

I'll be arranging further details (times, points etc) and am looking for support, video makers and 'walkers' to take part either for the full length of the journey (following river footpaths) and/or meeting at certain points along the river. It'll probably kill me so come along for the spectacle, if nothing else!

Please let me know if you'll be able to help out
Mobile 07976-879437


Contemporary Works

The tradition of the conversation piece continues (which came into fashion mainly due to the influence of Wm. Hogarth 18th. century) in the depictions of the works of comtemporary artists and writers. The works of Anthony Gormly,Damien Hirst, Anslem Kieffer, and Tracy Emin to name a few of the most current talked about works...i.e. conversation pieces writ large.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Archving / Back Up's

I was talking to David Wilkinson about saving a back up to Blogs. This link should take you to instructions how to do it ...


Thursday, May 03, 2007

Head to Ashwin Street!

The London east end art scene is a blaze with wierd activity, pillow fight for the art you like, see Creed at the workingmans club, every gallery is fighting for your attention is the latest American import!

"First Thursdays"

Any way head to Ashwin street tonight 10-16 ashwin street, London Met artists take it over!
Projection gallery at Ashwin Basement space show canadian artists and our home grown "Shit TV" and "The Collective" . . . see you in the grim of Londons art venues tonight.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Floating root is coming

I've finally created my own BLOG, it was great fun and easier than I thought.
Anyway anyone is very welcome to visit my blog and add a comment( please don't make it too long , my english is very limited :-( )
By the way, anyone is interested in growing tomatoes, please just help yourself from my working place or tell me. Chao-Mi

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wood Saws!

I am currently working on a multiple of wood saws; I am asking for old saws before you throw them away! I'm planning to take the old blades out and replacing them with their wood counterparts...If you give me a saw, with any luck after a week (or so!) you will be offered your old saw in return!

The Library Of Self Help

Hello People.

I have had an idea for my blog which i was waiting to create for a while, but now seems like a good time to start the collection.
I am going to create an archive of books which have helped differant people in times of their life, what i would like is for as many people as possible to send me an email at

if you could give me the
Title Author

and a short paragraph about how this book has helped you in a time of need (brief description of the circumstances)

it can be completely anonymous if you would like it to be,

thanks in advance.


P.S. The book doesn't have to be a self help book, just a book that's helped you.