Scene-zine articles from September 2015

24 September 2015

Paved Paradise: Exhibitors

Paved Paradise is set to open on 6th October, with an exciting programme of events to support it (see earlier posts)!

Paved Paradise sets the scene for an otherworldly experience: one where nature fights to tip the balance in a typical domestic household, questioning everyday design and it’s relationship to our surroundings.

Exhibiting will be: Blue Guy Pottery; Claire Nicolson; Electra Costa; Emily Gilbert; Emily Stapleton-Jefferis; Forest and Found; Garden Book Club; Ian Law; Joanna Layla; Louis Craig Carpenter; Nikki Strange; One We Made Earlier; Pikku Potin; Rob McSweeney; Samin Ahmadzadeh; Sorsha Galvin; Uncommonly Beautiful; and Ute Kreyman.

More information on each exhibitor is to follow.

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22 September 2015

Paved Paradise: Wine Tasting in the Gallery

Join the experts of local wine importers Aleksic & Mortimer for an evening of sampling artisan wines within the Paved Paradise installation!

Aleksic & Mortimer is an independent importer and distributer, located on nearby Shackelwell Lane, and whose owners are passionate about their product. The evening is guaranteed to be educational, as well as fun – and the ticket price is redeemable against bottles of wine available for sale at the end of the evening.

Thursday 15th October, form 7pm at The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8BQ.

Tickets available on Eventbrite.

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22 September 2015

Paved Paradise: An evening with the artists

We invite you to join us for an informal evening of presentations on the subject of creative practice, as part of Paved Paradise, on Tuesday 13th October.

The evening will be a place to discuss the nature of creativity as well as the particulars of a selection of the exhibiting artist’s practices.

Speaking at the event will be:

Dan Tsu (Lyrix Organix: UnFold), Lizzy Rowlatt (animator) and Joanna Layla (illustrator)

Ute Kreyman (artist and tutor)

Sorsha Galvin (sculptor)

Thidaa Roberts (Blue Guy Pottery)

Abigail Booth and Max Bainbridge (Forest & Found)

Tickets are available on eventbrite, and cover the cost of a glass of wine with the evening.

Tuesday 13th October, 7pm, The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8BQ.

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22 September 2015

Paved Paradise: Story Telling, Supper and Collaborative Drawing

As part of this year’s Campaign for Drawing Big Draw, Scene will be hosting an evening of collaborative drawing and entertainment.

The Big Draw’s theme this year being ‘Every Drawing Tells a Story’, the evening will kick off with a powerful visionary tale of London inspired by Aztec mythology, as told by master storyteller Vanessa Woolf.  Vanessa tells stories to both children and adults, using traditional and non-traditional tales; inspired by the history, geography and folklore of London.

Guests will then be invited to partake in an intimate supper within the Paved Paradise installation itself: a home which has been dissected, spliced and invaded by nature. This is the threshold between nature and the domestic as a spatial experience; probing the narrative behind art, architecture and design in everyday life.

Finally,  taking part in creating a collaborative mural, inspired by the evenings happenings and hosted by illustrator Joanna Layla.

Book your place at the event now – tickets are limited! Adults only.

Friday 9th October, from 7pm, performance starts at 8pm.

The Depot, 38 Upper Clapton Road, E5 8BQ

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10 September 2015

Paved Paradise: Coming Soon!

Scene presents ‘Paved Paradise‘, the first in a series of shows in an exciting new space, bringing together work from across the creative disciplines and exploring the cross-overs in-between.

‘Paved Paradise’ exhibits work from local artists, designers and architects using different media to explore the relationship between nature and domesticity within a curated setting.

A programme of events will be available shortly – watch this space or sign up for updates.

We are currently looking for artists and designers wishing to take part, so please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested!

Open Call (ends 15th September), please submit one A4 including:

CV and contact details (including link to samples of work)

Details about your piece (size/ media/ requirements/ cost)

Supporting images of submitted piece.

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