A trip to the south coast.

last weekend (22/23rd march). I headed off to Hove to meet up with art collector and very good friend Seval.

I planned a two day visit with her that would conclude with attending The Stone Tide book launch. I took my camera to get some material together, but I failed miserably as I spent all my time chatting, eating lots of cake, and generally enjoying the conversations with Seval, the camera lived in my backpack for the most part.

However I took around 30 shots of the beach in Eastbourne, and a  couple in Brighton. (See Images at the bottom of this post)

The book launch was great, and held in the amazing book / off license / live venue. “Borough wines Beers and Books”    I brought along 3 framed prints. and a portfolio of 10 art prints for people have a look through. It was also a thrill to see the book on display, and to see my art looking great.

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(pic by Influx press. also showing Vince ray’s artwork which features in the book).

Downstairs the book launch coincided with regular art happening “Weird Shit”, Art films, spoken word and sonic pounding bass was the vibe, and people stood transfixed , waiting for the next “Weird Shit” to happen, with Spoken word from Gareth E. Rees, Gary Budden, and Michael Smith.

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(outside venue).

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(looking a bit bedazzled!! In front of one of my framed stone Tide prints.)

Meanwhile upstairs, the atmosphere was slightly boozy and relaxed. the crowd was full of artists, writers and musicians, some knew about the event, others followed their curiosity, resulting in an interesting crowd.

It was nice to talk to so many people, and to meet documentary film maker, artist, writer, and poet Michael Smith. Also worth mentioning is the amazing artist Martin O’Neill who was excellent company over a glass of Cloudwater, and was passionate about the process of making art.

Thanks for all you who stopped to have chat with me, and the interest in my work!

Buy the book here.. it is a fabulous read.

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(photo influx press)

As mentioned earlier I did take some shots and I have been experimenting. here are some examples below.

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see more on my Facebook page.

 

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Art prints, and Hastings event 23.03.18

I have been busy prepping prints to show at the book launch of The Stone Tide. The event is on 23 March 2018 in Hastings.

I shall be there if you fancy a chat and also to learn more about The Stone Tide.

I will be also showing framed artwork used for the book cover, prints are for sale on the night.

For more info please follow this link (Facebook)

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Schloss Blumenthal WD11 Art Show Germany.

Last week The World Domination Art Collective had a group show in the historic grounds of Schloss Blumenthal In Bavaria.

The show was well received, and I sold three Pieces. Here are some pics, (hopefully I will have some better pics soon. A big thankyou to Lisa Donovan for excellent Curating, and also for letting me in on this great show. Working remotely with the other artists. and the rest of the team, was a challenge. I  Cannot wait for WD12 ! Thanks to Tove and Henry, for the pics.. I have been told there are lots more coming soon I will update then.

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World Domination Art Collective

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I am pleased to announce that I am part of the “World Domination Art Collective” WD11 show in Germany (details on the poster).

It is on from the 25th-29th September, and the nearest city is Munich.  the show is Curated by the collective’s Co Founder Lisa Donovan. It is going to be great. , This time around i wont be at the venue, but, There will be artists there, to show you around and have a chat. The Venue is massive, the show will be split across several rooms, some of the rooms are very odd! they are perfect for sound and visual art. The Building is just stunning! and also includes a hotel, bar etc.. and has had numerous art shows there.

This is the third time that World Domination Art Collective have put on art shows here.. and this is another chapter towards total art mass hysteria , that we all have dreamt about..  More info below:

http://worlddominationart.net/

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As I posted a few days ago, I have work in the YHA Building in Bristol. I will have Art in the Foyer/ Cafe and in the main room at the back of the building.

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20% Of ALL sales will got to the YHA’s charity “Break For Kids”

I will not be present During the show. But, if you are interested in having a chat, and talk you through the work , then please contact me : 23creative@gmail.com

The event is open from 7am – 11pm There is a bar there as well, so you can have a wine whilst viewing.

The Building is on Narrow Quay next to the Arnolfini Art Gallery, overlooking Historic Bristol Docks. Map Below:

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Thanks, and Be Lucky.

Hollis.