Stow Brothers Vinyl Display

As part of the #ArtOnHoeStreet public gallery initiative by Build, I’ve got some work up at Stow Brothers, 236 Hoe Street, Walthamstow. I think the work is up until the end of May, and I hope to work with both Build and Stow Brothers again in the future, as the public gallery is a long-term project.

Here is an image of the work featured. Shop image credit goes to Build/Stow Brothers.

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thebARTershop @ Hoe St. Central

For the next three weeks I am working over at the new Hoe Street Central pop-up at the top of Hoe Street, opposite the market.

thebARTershop is an artist collective led initiative, offering printmaking, plaster casting and other art skills in exchange for materials, contributions and skills.

We’re open from 11:30-17:00 (often times later) Tuesday-Sunday, from February 11th until March 2nd. We’ll have a calendar up soon at thebARTershop.net, but in brief, we are printmaking for the first week and a half, then plaster and concrete casting for the second week and a half.

Check out the flyer above, and please do stop by! I am in on Wednesday’s and Saturdays.

Once Upon Again…again.

** ONCE UPON AGAIN EXHIBITION EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND! **

Once Upon Again will continue showing at Winns Gallery until 4pm Sunday 7th July. We are open every day until then, 10am-4pm.

 

Once Upon Again is coming to London!

Following on from our successful Pack of Wolves exhibition at Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff, we’re bringing the show down to Winns Gallery in Walthamstow, East London. This is a chance for you to see some amazing work from the Wolves, as well as parts of my recent solo show, Happyland.

The show is on at Winns Gallery from 29th June to 4th July, 10-4pm. Entry is free, no booking required. See you there! ** SHOW IS EXTENDED UNTIL 4pm SUNDAY 7th JULY **

Punch & Judy from Spike Dennis on Vimeo.

A Matter of Taste

Hello! I’m taking part in a group exhibition for Appetite Festival 2013.

‘A Matter of Taste’ runs from 1st – 29th June at Pictorem Gallery, 383 Hoe Street, E17 9AP. My original Cakeman illustration is featured, and available to buy, as well as limited edition A3 prints of my circus illustrations.

The private view for A Matter of Taste is on Friday 31st May at Pictorem, from 7-9pm. Check out the Appetite Festival newspaper below (Cakeman features on p 4/5).

E17 Art Trail 2012

I exhibited my solo show, Happyland, for almost the full 16 days of this year’s E17 Art Trail. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this meant I didn’t get to see a whole lot of other exhibitions on the trail, so, apologies for not having a lot to report.

I did however do a bit of moonlighting on the Art Trail, and took time out to make some rather large cardboard vegetables for The Veg Chapel of Love. A marriage of the vegetables of Walthamstow, to promote a love of vegetables and sustainable living (Idea conceived by Simon La Roche, brought to you by Simon and Krystyna La Roche, OrganicLea, Original Army, Marie Louise Plum and Animaux Circus).

Huge thanks go to Walthamstow Wine, who offered me exhibition space and provided me with gallons of most tantalising wines to help warm up people at my private view. If you’re local to Walthamstow, or ever passing, please do go and check them out. You can follow Walthamstow Wine on Twitter.

 

Mail Art: Lincoln

 

Hello folks!

Mail Art news: the touring exhibition which kicked off in Walthamstow earlier in the year has now left Bedford and is currently residing in Lincoln.

Helen Dearnley is curating this leg of the magical, travelling Mail Art tour. As ever, we are encouraging anyone and everyone to take part; get stuck into creating some art! The only stipulation is that the art is directly linked to postal items, be it drawn, painted, printed or scribbled on envelopes, brown paper packaging, missed mail cards, stamps, jiffy bags or postable boxes. This is mail art – it should be mailable, accessible for all (to make and enjoy) and, most importantly, relate to post and mail.

If you would like more info about what we’d like to see submitted, and what this touring exhibition is, please check out this post here. Starting off with Mail Art: Walthamstow in January this year, the tour has since stopped off at Cardiff, Bedford and now Lincoln, growing in size as it travels.

Mail Art: Lincoln opens this Friday with a Private View at 12.00p.m. and will run until October 26th 2012. The exhibition venue is an empty shop (much like the Bedford leg of the tour, curated by Anne-Marie Stijeljasee slideshow here!), which is 100% in keeping with the mail art ethos (accessible, non-juried space, open to all).

If you would like to contribute your artwork, please send all submissions to: Helen Dearnley: Mail Art, Lincoln, 18-20 Sincil Street, Lincoln, LN5 7ET

To read more about exactly what mail art is and where it came from, check out the Mail Art wiki page.

H A P P Y L A N D at the E17 Art Trail, 2012.

Hello folks, as ever I am super late in posting this news but please do have a read of the information below! I have a solo exhibition on in Walthamstow (London, E17 9BN) from 1st-16th September, with a private view and wine tasting tomorrow, 29th August, from 5-8pm at the venue listed below.

All the information you need is below, and here’s a couple of sneak peaks from my exhibition:

“H A P P Y L A N D is a major solo exhibition by Walthamstow artist and illustrator Marie-Louise Plum. Circus themed, it includes illustrations on paper as well as more unconventional art objects. A vast collection of 3D objects, masks, appropriated images, pen & ink portraits and customised museum boxes stuffed full with broken, psychedelic toys stitch together the imaginary world of Happyland. Marie-Louise invites visitors to meet brain-eating slug-men, jolly, headless ballerinas and a schizophrenic jamboree of clown folk with dubious intentions.

Happyland exists in the cracks between dreams and nightmares. A place where north is south of upside down. Best viewed through a child’s eyes! Don’t be frightened, nothing is real.

Marie-Louise loves to create creepy characters and fantastical vignettes full of mischief and humour. She has worked on a varied range of projects including a large-scale wall piece for Forest Hall, Edinburgh, a custom made Moleskine design for Modofly and a wooden puzzle seen at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Her main interests are folk art, outsiders and freaks and she enjoys nothing more than creating nonsense and mess up in her attic room.”

Venue Details: Walthamstow Wine Club, 56-60 Grove Road, E17 9BN.
Opening times: 1st-16th September, Sat 10.00-17.00 (except 8th), Sun 11.00-16.00 (except 9th), Tue-Fri 14.00-20.00. Closed Mondays.

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Artwork & Contact Information:
All artwork is for sale and is priced individually, prices available on request. If you are interested in pieces please ask the invigilator on duty at the exhibition, or email Marie-Louise directly.”
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This exhibition is part of the 2012 E17 Art Trail. Please see my Facebook event page here.