Saturday 19 January 2013

In The Studio with Team Beswick and Pye

Following on from the huge success of the 2012 campaign when over a million pounds was raised for charity, the Big Egg Hunt 2013 will once again take the UK by storm. One hundred giant eggs, decorated by top artists, designers and jewellers will be touring the UK throughout Easter 2013. The hunt will start and end in Covent Garden, London and travel to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh*(*Locations to be confirmed). Team Beswick and Pye were delighted to get involved and hope that their egg will help raise lots of dosh for Action For Children. The title of Gordon and Harry's egg is: "Breakfast With The Beatles". Here are some photos taken of Beswick & Pye in the studio.
(Above: Gordon, Ringo and Harry)
(Above: George Harrison from above)
(Above: Harry and Paul)
(Above: Gordon and Ringo)
(Above: Little Eva in the mirror)
(Above: Tea break)
(Above: Gordon and Eva)
(Above: Tony the Tiger)
(Above: John and Paul)
(Above: Ringo)
(Above: Everest Fags)
Team Beswick & Pye C.V. Gordon Beswick was educated at Newcastle Under Lyme and Brighton College of Art. Gordon Beswick’s films have been shown at Tate Britain, The South London Gallery and The Institute of Contemporary Art. Harry Pye has curated many exhibitions including ‘100 Mothers’, ‘Viva Pablo’ and ‘For Peel’. Collaborative paintings by Gordon and Harry have appeared in celebrated shows at Sartorial Contemporary Art in Kings Cross and Galeria Thomas Cohn in Sao Paulo. In May 2010 Beswick & Pye were invited to take part in Tate Modern’s Souls For Sale extravaganza and had their work exhibited in the Turbine Hall. In December 2010 Gordon and Harry’s painting of a Page 3 girl was sold at a charity auction held at The Victoria & Albert Museum. Money raised went to the Breakthrough cancer charity. In April 2012 Team Beswick & Pye took part in “Secret 7” at the Idea Generation gallery in Shoreditch. Their design for a seven Inch single by The Cure was sold in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. In the same month a compilation of their films were screened at Tate Britain’s Manton Studios as part of Late at the Tate. In October 2012 Team Beswick & Pye’s painting of Martin Luther King was featured in part of Art Below’s Peace Project. The painting was exhibited at Gallery Different and a poster of it was displayed in Regent’s Park Tube Station. In November 2012 Beswick & Pye were featured in The Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Gallery. In December 2012 – Two Beswick & Pye paintings appeared in the show “Matisse at Christmas” at Chatteau Joffe, Shoreditch.

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