ORGAN THING: Martello Street, The Triangle, Peter Kennard, Kelly Sweeney, celebrating East London’s vital old school art studios, these Hackney spaces are important…

Space Studios Open Day, Martello Street/The Triangle, Hackney, East London, July 2022 –  Open Studios, especially Open Studio days in those old East London spaces, the ones steeped in history, the ones alive with tales of the fights to keep them as studios, to take the dilapidated buildings on in the first place, getting the…

ORGAN THING: Michael Dean’s Jungle is Massive – Herald St Gallery, Bethnal Green, East London – It feels exciting, those concrete textures, the scale, the edges, the decay, the space between pieces and the conversations they have…

Michael Dean – Jungle is Massive – Herald St Gallery, Bethnal Green, East London –  Unless you’ve been paying close attention to their mailouts you never quite know if there’s anything happening or not at Herald St, they don’t do signs or anything like that, unless you already know they’re hiding there you’d have no…

ORGAN THING: Andrew and Eden Kötting at Hackney’s New Art Projects, phishing against the tide? Is it really that simple? That brilliant? Far more complex? The Wondrous Realities?

Andrew and Eden Kötting – Excuse me, can you help me please? I’m terribly worriedat New Art Projects, hackney, London, June2022 –  It isn’t quite a sense of innocence or, well, no, not quite a sense of anything that I want to try and (hopelessly) put a finger on. What are we seeing here? Whatever it…

ORGAN THING: And so the Cultivate Five Points Yard gathering happened last Sunday in a very very sunny Hackney, heads got burnt, beer was drunk, people gathered, art was installed, art was talked…

And so the Five Points Yard gathering happened last Sunday in a very very sunny Hackney, heads got burnt, (lots of ) beer was drunk, pizza was eaten, people gathered in actual real life, art was installed, art was talked, people came, art was sold. Miss Roberts read drunken Tarot, Emma Harvey built a giant…

ORGAN PREVIEW: With less than two weeks until Cultivate’s Five Point Brewery Art in The Yard thing, here comes the first artist announcement, expect more in the coming days…

Coming up next then, now that we’ve celebrated the return ro real life of the Art Car Boot Fair and last weekend’s fun in the sun at Brsitol’s rather brilliant Upfest, coming up next, An Art Fair In The yard – Sunday 12th June, Midday until 8pm. The Five Points Brewing Company and Cultivate are…

ORGAN THING: An East London Gallery Crawl? Don’t know about that but “Somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond” is well worth catching at Nicoletti Contemporary…

Apparently last Friday evening something called the East London Gallery Hop (or some such thing along those lines) happened, it went on through the weekend, you wouldn’t really have known about it though, publicity was not exactly flowing freely. Seems a handful of widely scattered East London galleries were all open late last Friday, alas…

ORGAN THING: John Stezaker’s Double Shadow at The Approach – Duality, both literally and metaphorically. A fine fine exhibition, an intriguing narrative, highly recommended…

 John Stezaker – Double Shadow at The Approach – Duality, both literally and metaphorically. Opening night of a new exhibition at the always rather rewarding gallery space up above the The Approach pub over here in East London. The Approach is a great place to view art, the big walls of the big upstairs room…

ORGAN THING: SaiakuNana is an artist doing things of her own terms, she’s opened a rather exciting gallery on East London’s Redchurch Street, she’s made a glorious mess in there, we love it!

What is going on here?! This is exciting, SaiakuNana says she’s doing things on her own terms, she says she doesn’t want to be at the mercy of anyone, that  she doesn’t like numbers, she doesn’t like that art is about numbers and money (I guess you have to have some to be able to…