ORGAN THING: Ritual, intrigue and more at Studio 1.1, Sarah Granger-Jones and Lili Spain’s rather dark, rather beautiful Witching Hour down Redchurch Street…

Cutting through Redchurch street isn’t as exciting as it once was, there was a time when it was vital to do so, when you wouldn’t dream of taking another route to Brick Lane for fear of missing something/ Redchurch Street, like her sister, Vyner Street, was once so alive with galleries, with artist-led shows, with…

ORGAN THING: Desire Lines, David Small and Jeremy Willett’s paintings and wallpaper conversations at East London’s Studio 1.1 gallery…

DESIRE LINES, DAVID SMALL and JEREMY WILLETT at STUDIO 1.1, REDCHURCH STREET, SHOREDITCH, EAST LONDON, August 2017. Desire Lines… “David Small’s extravagantly coloured (yet finely controlled) abstract paintings will be exhibited upon the severe optic disruptions of Jeremy Willett’s black and white wallpapers, themselves abstracted from photographs of brutalist urban wallscapes”. from correspondence between the…

ORGAN THING: Howard Dyke at Studio 1.1 and the artist’s actions, dismembered over time and re-assembled to inhabit new spaces…

Really like the fact that Studio 1.1 is almost defiantly hanging on there behind the brightly painted door half way along a Redchurch Street now almost totally fallen to the soulless greed and corporate designer label shallowness that is now really seriously strangling the creative life and integrity out of East London.  Somebody moaned that…

ORGAN THING OF THE DAY: Red Xmas at East London’s Studio 1.1

While everything else changes and gallery spaces are eaten up by developers, rent-hikes and the creep of expensive designed shops, coffee outlets and the rest, down in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, East London, the one constant in a once thriving art street now almost lost, is the energetic space know as Studio 1.1.  The small artist-run…

ORGAN: East London, First Thursday, Martin Whatson, Project Space, “you don’t look like you’re interested in art”, last night’s exploring…

First Thursday then, for the last thirtyseven in a row, my First Thursday was spent on a busy corner halfway down Vyner Street, frantically Cultivating. Haven’t been able to get out and properly explore an East London First Thursday for over three years now. First Thursday for me was always about just heading out and…