EndofTheLine have a whole load of festive things coming up over a week at the start of December, a festive fair, an exhibition, a Christmas show and more in an East London pop-up space over in the middle of Shoreditch – “EndoftheLine present our end of year Christmas show, come and celebrate an alternative to the usual silly season in our pop-up space in the heart of Shoreditch” – see, told you they were in the heart of it all over in Shoreditch.
The Festive fair is kicking things off over the first weekend on Saturday and Sunday December 1st and 2nd (11am until 7pm on both days), the Fair bookends the Exhibition that has a late night opening on Thursday December 6th, the week features a number of events, workshop and mote/ The Festive Fair happens over two weekends with a whole revolving cast of painters, street artists, illustrators, designers, makers, do’ers,, shakers and more sharing tables and selling their art and craft and things made by hand, and as someone else once said, “this Christmas don’t buy crap, buy art”. You have a revolving list of participating people with some people there for the whole thing, some of the first weekend, some on the second, some for just one day, there’s names being added all the time.
At the moment the list features a gallery alive with creativity from Anueshi Dubens-Lee/Garden of Heathens (clothing and accessories designer and maker), Astek (street artist), Cassie Bradshaw / Abi Cooke (cvrafters), Cate Halpin (artist), Claire Esnaut (Jeweller), Danny Mendoza (maskmaker), David Newman / CMMNTY (T-shirts), The Krah (street art), Emily Ayre (glassworks), Filip Ziebo (Doodle artist / illustrator), Food at heart (Chocolate raw food), Graff_io (Print Brand), FaceFace (clothing), Jano (prints), Javie Huxley (Illustrator), Jim Vision (artist), Julie Maddison (artist), Pixel Press (Letter Press prints), Maikel Walkman (Illustration), Big Aye Skateboards, Meghan Stedhead (artist), Fane (street art), Save the Date (food), Section 10 (graff/zines) , Samuel Pine (mask workshop, Roo (street artist), Sean Worrall (artist), Silvie Hruslova (Jeweller), Winnie May (artist) – and names are being added all the time, go along have a look
Who are EndOfTheLine? Well if you haven’t caught up with their impressive gallery shows or their big (big!) outdoor events or things on the street then they say “we’re based in East London and we focus on producing huge murals, cutting edge installations and hosting events that showcase contemporary art from the streets”, you can find a whole lot more here. Expect urban art flavours,,street art, design, illustration and lots more from Jim Vision and the EndOf team. Oh look, there’s whole load of images from the contributors down there in the album. Expect original pieces of art at very affordable gift-friendly prices, do remember that art is for life and not just for Christmas though and do bare in mind when buying gifts for your friends and loved ones that a handmade piece of art or a hand crafted piece jewellery says far more about how you feel about them than some mass produced last minute tat from Marks and Sainsbury’s or the Poundshop or Harrod’s or Primark or some such soulless place, help feed an artist or designer this Christmas, but some art from them, do not be buying me another bottle of David Beckham aftershave, I;d far rather have a Julia Maddison monoprint or a…. .
There’s whole load of images and flavours and ideas about some of the contributors and who they might be (and yes, including me, blowing my own damn trumpet again, the images are down there in the album. Click on an image to enlarge or to run the fractured slide show, I;ll be there on Saturday and Sunday….
Find it all at 6 King John Court, London,EC2A 3EZ – Right in the middle of Shoreditch, a stones throw from the Old Blue Last and the Village Underground at the home of End of TheLine) More details via EndOfTheLine.
Click on an image to enlarge or to run the fractured slide show, I;ll be there on Satu