13 QUESTIONS FROM ORGAN: Yulia Robinson, she’s an exciting painter, something about the energy in the marks she makes…

Yulia Robinson is an exciting painter, something about the energy in the marks she makes, the colour she uses, the ambition in her paint, the spontaneity, her blowing and dripping, her bleaching, her multi-layered paintings that involve both figurative forms and an abstract language, Yulia’s paintings are rich in texture, alive with personality, with commitment,…

ORGAN THING: Tracey Emin, A Fortnight of Tears, opening night, big queues, She’s Marmite, bring it on, the shock of those selfies, it really is all about those big paintings though, love it, art excites, want more Marmite…

TRACEY EMIN, A Fortnight of Tears – White Cube, Bermondsey, London SE1, opening night, 5th Feb 2019 – There’s a buzz in the air walking down Bermondsey Street in the cold and the rain, there’s crowds of people all heading in the same direction, feels more like a medium sized rock concert rather than the…

ORGAN THING: Riot Grrrls, starz, golden slices of cake, punk rock slogans, we’re trumpet blowing again – the second artist-led Cultivate show at Shipton Street Gallery, East London…

And so the second of the six week Cultivate Columbia Road takeover shows opened last Thursday evening in what was hopefully not the last of the warm summer sunshine at East London’s Shipton Street Gallery. The plan was to not have a plan, to just let the six weeks unfold and flow and see where…

ORGAN THING: I Saw It First, I Want It Worse, a whole load of Cultivation, Riot Grrrl paintings, circles, fish, stars and lots more down Columbia Road, East London… Seven Year Bitch? Seven year itch? Seven years on the aircraft carrier…

We make no secret of the fact that Cultivate is brought to you by the same team as Organ, walking it a little as well as talking it, we started the Cultivate gallery in a space in East London’#’s Vyner Street just about seven years ago this month, we’ve been nomadic for the last two…

ORGAN THING: 44 Shots and a bag of words from last week’s Unframed? show at Deptford’s no format gallery. Art drops, construction workers, painting, print-making, stargrowth, brutalism, hi-vis engagement on the gentrification frontline…

We did say we’d document Unframed? on these fractured pages, so here it is, some documentation. It all ended a couple of days ago, needed a couple of days to come down from it all, to deal with the experience. Putting on an art show can be intense in so so many ways, hanging your…