We’re busy today, we’re busy every day, we’re busy revealing things today. Reveal will be the first 2016 art show brought to you by Cultivate.
For those of you who don’t know, Cultivate is the art-event arm of Organ, for those who don’t know, Cultivate started life as a rather vocal artist run space back in 2011, for the first three and a bit years, Cultivate was very deliberately based right in the middle of the then East London art establishment that was Vyner Street. We enjoyed 112 shows and events during the a never-ever-closed three an a bit defiant years in the street. Vyner Street is pretty much no more (when we moved in there was 14 galleries or art spaces, last time we checked there was two hanging on). the buildings once alive with art have all fallen to the developers, some knocked down, some taken over, a once very exciting and rather unique street is, as far as art is concerned, pretty much no more. Cultivate spent 2015 moving about, shows and events in all kinds of places – great big East London warehouse shows, seaside shows, gallery shows, even a dog show…Cultivate will continue with the nomadic takeover of interesting spaces big and small for their first event of 2016. Reveal will happen in the East London railway arch that is home to the recently opened Fount London complex.
Reveal will almost certainly be the first Cultivate event of 2016, although the opening night of Reveal isn’t until Thursday January 7th, so who knows, there may well be some Cultivation before that, we intend having another pro-active maximalist year of cultivation.
Reveal with take place at Fount London, a pristine white-walled space by London Fields. The address is Arches, 358-260, Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN. Reveal will open at 6pm on Thursday 7th January and run until 6pm on Sunday 11th January. (open 10am until 6pm from Friday 8th Jan).
Reveal will reveal new work from Cultivate founders Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey,
Reveal will also continue with the tradition of revealing fresh work from artists that currently excite us, including one or two who have never revealed themselves at Cultivate before. Expect a typically busy Cultivate group show and a long weekend of New Year artistic intent, expect cross-pollination, expect artists who don’t usually show with each other, expect painters jousting with performance, expect sculpture, print
Expect painting, sculpture, performance, art, artists and more on the opening Thursday night and throughout the weekend both inside and outside the white-walled railway arch of a Hackney gallery.
Fount is found over the road from Hackney’s ever popular Netil Market and a two minute walk from London Fields railway station, as well as the busy food-filled thing that is Broadway Market and London Fields itself.
More details of events and artists to be announced over the next couple of weeks via the Cultivate blog and the various social media platforms that we all know and love, there’s a Facebook event page here
Artists confirmed for Reveal so far include the extremely colourful media manipulator Cecily Baker, Deborah Griffin, Diane Goldie fresh from her triumph down in Leake Tunnel, Emma Harvey, John Lee Bird revealing his ongoing Before Encore, Megan Pickering, performance artist Marnie Scarlet, Samuel Brzeski, Sarah Sparkes, Sean Worrall, Skeleton Cardboard, black and white street artist ThisOne, more to be revealed in the coming days…
Nothing to do with anything to do with Cultivate (although we’d be delight to have Aida Wilde on the walls of Cultivate), this is an Aida Wilde print that found itself on the streets of Paris this week ahead on the climate talks , catch a whole load more Brandalism here
Now who are Bill MountaIn? i don’t know, they started following Organ on Twitter so we went and had a listen, rather like what we heard. Seems Bill Mountain are from Houma, Louisiana and their interests include “Mexican food, looking under rocks, everything in your pockets”.
More of this stuff later…..