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London: Daydreaming with UNKLE – The Road Soho @ Lazarides

Daydreaming with UNKLE

James Lavelle , infamous DJ and electronic recording artist, better known as founder of Mo ‘Wax record label and co-founder of music group UNKLE is curating a multisensory exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone titled: Daydreaming with…

Lavelle’s Lazarides show is celebrating 25 years of UNKLE and will kick-start the release of his brand-new album, THE ROAD. For UNKLE, this will be the start of a multitude of events celebrating his history in music so it was only logical that the first exhibition takes place where it all began: Soho.

The exhibition is focussing on creating an immersive experience  with UNKLE’s new music and combine the past, present and future of UNKLE over two floors at the gallery, with the first floor being a virtual reality experience featuring the first trailer to The Man From Mo’ Wax as well as two new videos for two new UNKLE tracks from the forthcoming album The Road. In the adjacent room visitors can experience with a VR headset  a new 360° version of Doug Foster’s Beyond the Infinite installation.

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Featuring original canvases by Futura and 3D, photos by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones  that were used to illustrate LP covers, screenprints,   limited edition toys, sneakers, and LPs,  there’s something to enjoy for every age and every background.

Some of the UNKLE collaborators attended the overcrowded opening including James Lavelle, Ben Drury, Elliott Power and Dorian Lutz much to the delight of the fans.

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Until 23rd February 2017
Lazarides Rathbone
11 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR

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London: Hackney Wick Takeover at the V&A Museum

Hackney Wick at the V&A Museum

For one night only the creative teams of Hackney Wick have taken over V&A Museum in London with art, music and many workshops.

In the Grand Entrance designer Charlotte Papon created giant HW paper installation, where visitors could participate by adding their own personalised origami piece to the surface and watched as the shapes and colours of Hackney Wick emerged. 

In one of the rooms, street artist OKO created a large drawing installation with animal creatures and romantic envisagings.

The Pen Pushers team invited participants to their drawing workshop and create a fairy tale interpretation of Hackney Wick and Fish Island complete with pirates and canal monsters.
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Exiting through the gift shop of the museum (no pun intented…) viewers could enjoy an installation by  graffiti artist Sweet Toof, featuring a model version of his infamous water tank in New York (covered here) with his trademark teeth and gums, as well as miniature trains with Paul Insect

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Release: Scratch Bandits Crew x Brusk

French scratch DJ group Scratch Bandits Crew have collaborated with graffiti artist Brusk  for their new record “31 Novembre”, coming out on 9th April 2012.

Brusk designed the album cover with his colourful lines and trademark style, but also worked with motion designer ice©ream on the video of their first single “Heart Beat” from the album. This video unveiled the visual part of the 2012 live show.

Green Day “Art of Rock” show at StolenSpace Gallery

Green Day "Art of Rock"

Green Day has commissioned 21 original pieces of art inspired by their most recent album release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Curated by artist Logan Hicks, the “Art of Rock” show at StolenSpace Gallery exhibits  the 21 paintings from October 23rd until Nov. 1st to coincide with Green Day’s sold out UK concert tour.

Featured artists are New York-based painter Ron English, Amsterdam-based street artists The London Police, French stencil artist C215, British illustrator Will Barras along with artists Eelus, Chris Stain, Sixten, Adam 5100 and more. Each of the collaborating artists were each sent through a lyric sheet and asked to produce a piece of art that reflected that song, to highlight the connection between music and art.

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The opening party shared a good mix of artists, musicians, collectors and fans with artists such as Logan Hicks, Eelus, Word to Mother as well as members of the Green Day band.

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Photos by Butterfly

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