Wednesday 29 October 2014

Beswick and Pye's Film & Comedy Night 6/11/2014

On the first Thursday of November Team Beswick and Pye are having their very own film and comedy night. Come to: Westland Place studios (5 minutes walk from Old Street Tube) between 6.30pm and 9.30pm and enjoy Free Stand-Up comedy provided by Sinead Wheeler, Luke Oliver and Erin Swanson plus screenings of "Rio", "Harry's Haircut", "Jolie Laide" AND we will also be showing work by genius film maker Andrew Clarke and artist/legend Peter Harris.
Platform 39 offers an exciting programme of Adobe creative short courses, photography, artist led workshops, exhibitions and events at Westland Place Studios - one of the oldest established artists studios in Hoxton. A hive of creativity; Westland Place Studios are home to an eclectic mix of painters, printmakers, sculptors, illustrators, ceramicists and designers. The Platform 39 project space presents a varied programme of visual art practice spanning contemporary fine art, design and social practice art. Westland Place Studios, 3-11 Westland Place N1 7LP

Friday 24 October 2014

"The Four Tates" painting by Harry Pye with Marcus Cope

This poster of The Four Tates painting is currently on display in Pimlico Tube Station. The painting was designed by Harry Pye and painted by Pye with lots of help from Marcus Cope. The painting was made for a competition to design an image for the Tate Staff Hand Book. Every single person who works at either Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain, or Tate St Ives will receive a free copy of the book. Thanks to Laura Wright, (the CEO of Tate Enterprises) Pye & Cope were able to celebrated being announced as the winners last week with a nice bottle of champagne.
Above: "Cheers" says Harry
Above: "Cheers" says Marcus.
The man responsible for getting the poster of The Four Tates in the tube station is hard working Ben Moore (See photo above). Mr Moore has also curated an accompanying exhibition at The Framer's Gallery of Windmill Street. The exhibition is called "The Art Below Group Show" and it runs until the end of October. Artists featured in the show include: Victoria Perry, Nadia Lee Knight, Will Tuck, and Nadine Talalla.

Interview with Mikey Georgeson Part 3

Part 3 of "Mikey Georgeson answers 100 Harry Pye questions"
(Photo above taken by Andrew Petrie)
(Cartoon below from Martin Pickles Dot Com)

Saturday 18 October 2014

PART TWO of Mikey Georgeson interview

Mikey Georgeson answers 100 of Harry Pye's questions Part Two...
(Photo above taken by Mr Andrew Petrie. See more:

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Cathal Smyth at Wilton's Music Hall

Cathal Smyth (the artist formally known as Chas Smash from Madness) has just released his first solo album A Comfortable Man. Tonight and Tomorrow he's performing the album in it's entirety backed by The Joe Duddell Ensemble at The Wilton Music Hall near Cable St (nearest tube Aldgate East).
Curator MC Llamas has rounded up 50 artists (including friends of The Rebel such as Hugh Mendes, Kiera Bennett, and Hannah Bays) to make work in response to Cathal's new songs. Last night there was an opening/launch party type thing and I was lucky enough to see the exhibition and see him perform his new material. I was very impressed indeed. It would be an understatement to say there was a lot of love in the room for Cathal. Each song got a great reception.
It was all good but there's one song called "Are The Children Happy?" which is an absolute killer. Obviously Madness had several songs over the years such as Yesterday's Men and One Better Day that tugged at the heart strings but this one particular song is much more powerful.
Doors open tonight at 7.30pm and tickets are £35 Some of the artworks are being sold in aid of a Hepatitis C charity If you go along expecting Baggy Trousers and Night Boat To Cairo you're in for a shock - these songs are very honest, open and touching - they came from his heart and will go to yours. His singing and songwriting skills have never been better. I think this album deserves to do very well.

Saturday 4 October 2014

Last Chance To See The "Jolie Laide" Elefest Exhibition

The Jolie Laide opening night was great fun. The show is open Today and Tomorrow from 1 o'clock till 4 o'clock. The Hotel Elephant is directly opposite the Crown Court. 40 Newington Causeway S.E.1 6DR Just 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle tube. (Photo above taken by Jackie Clark. Photo below: Harry Pye with artist Sandra Turnbull infront of a Gordon Beswick painting)
(Above photo: Annie and Alex. Below: Caroline with Marcus Cope painting)