ORGAN THING: Hackney Wicked 2017, what was to be made of it all? Exciting art? Conflicted artists? Social cleansing? The arrogance of architecture? Is London still for the likes if us?

HACKNEY WICKED, Hackney Wick Open Studios Weekend, East London, July 28th-30th 2017 –  The overriding image that will remain from the 2017 Hackney Wicked weekend now that it has been and gone, besides the  delights to be found inside the still existing art studios, besides getting to see Erin Lawlor’s bold paintings in the space they…

ORGAN THING: What is it with all this pretty shiny super-slick art? Abstracting what we can from new shows at Stolen Space and New Art Projects, checking out Free Range and whatever else we can find on a random Thursday night…

What is it with all this pretty art tonight? The first Thursday of July and I have to say, I have a real blackout in the red room type love/hate relationship with East London’s super-slick Stolen Space gallery. I have a love/hate relationship with their extra-super-slicker-than-slick corporate coffee table attitude towards what is essential something…

ORGAN THING: Half The Sky’s joyous performances of Lindsay Cooper’s music at Cafe Oto. Get Lit at BSMT Space, a bit more than just another load of neon in an art gallery…

Half The Sky then, another Thursday evening in East London, art, music and more, how beautifully easy on the ear was that last night? Surely music that complex, music that impressively difficult shouldn’t be that enjoyable?  Half The Sky played London’s Cafe Oto last night, their first performance on Lindsay Cooper’s home soil, “We were…

13 QUESTIONS FROM ORGAN: The street art of Naomi Edmondson and her beautiful Survival Techniques…

Thirteen Questions From Organ. The idea is simple, an ongoing series of thirteen questions sent out to people who’s creativity we’re rather admiring and enjoying at the moment – artists, musicians, film makers, cake testers and who knows who… Naomi Edmondson is a graphic designer and wall painter, an ex-pro freestyle skier, a London cyclist…