Thursday 16 December 2021

Boxing Day Came Early This Year

Below are four collaborative paintings that were made in 2006/2007 that were recently found in a loft. The paintings of boxers were based on bouts between; Ezzard Charles and Jersey Joe Walcott, Rocky Marciano and Jersey Joe WolcottColin Jones Vs Milton 'Iceman' McCroryAlan Minter and Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

Above painting: Mikey Georgeson Vs Harry Pye

Above painting: Marcus Cope Vs Harry Pye

Above painting: Harry Pye Vs Rowland Smith

Above painting: Guy Allott Vs Harry Pye
Some Boxing Quotes...

John Conteh: "I'm going down so often these days you'd think I was making a blue movie."
Rocky Marciano: "Why waltz with a guy for 10 rounds when you can knock him out in 1?"
Marvin Hagler: "Nothing can intimidate me. I just go out and destruct and destroy."
Alan Minter: "Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious."

Sunday 28 November 2021

Life Between Islands at Tate Britain

Life Between Islands at Tate Britain (1/12/21 to 14/22)

Life Between Islands opens next week. I was super lucky to have a sneaky peak today. The show features great works by; Tam Joseph, Frank Bowling, Denzil Forrester, Lisa Brice, Hurvin Anderson and many more. I was very moved by the 56 minute film by The Oliath Group. This powerful show is definitely worth seeing - don't miss out.

 Above: work by Zak Ove (La Jablesse, 2013)

List of contributing artists;

Image: One:

Image Two (below) Harry with blanket by Alberta Whittle

Image Three: Peter Doig painting...

Image Four: Doig Prints...

Image Five: work by Alberta Whittle ("Road Openers") 2019.

Image Six: Alberta Whittle's Celestial Meditations 2017

Tate Britain says: "This exhibition explores the work of artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists whose work has been influenced and inspired by Caribbean themes and heritage.

Spanning visionary paintings to documentary photography, fashion, film and sculpture, Life Between Islands traces the extraordinary breadth and impact of Caribbean British art, in one setting.

This exhibition celebrates how people from the Caribbean have forged new communities and identities in post-war Britain – and in doing so have transformed what British culture and society looks like today.

The exhibition features over 40 artists, including Aubrey WilliamsDonald Locke, Horace Ové, Sonia BoyceClaudette JohnsonPeter DoigHurvin Anderson, Grace Wales Bonner and Alberta Whittle."

Related: Article about Tate in The Guardian click: HERE

Thursday 11 November 2021

Through the Mirage exhibition at The Fitzrovia Gallery

 An interesting exhibition that features artists who make analogue work that is influenced by the digital opens later this month. 'Through The Morage' is on at The Fitzrovia Gallery, 139 Whitfield Street. London. W1T 5EN. It will be open to the public on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th November 2021, 1-6pm Exhibiting artists: Linda Wallis, Patricia Paludanus, László von Dohnányi, Marc Prats, Nicholas Dietrich, Paul Galas, Louisa Clark, Megan Bickel, Karen Tronel, Marco Piemonte, James Lawson (whose work is below) Taro Qureshi, Beth Hadfield, Playpaint, and Alex Appleby.

Above Image1111 counting grid 17 by James Lawson.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

All Kinds of Naughty at Linden Cambridge's Brixton Art Club, 397 Coldharbour Lane, SW9

 An exhibition of art inspired by the songs and lyrics of Ian Dury opened tonight (19/10/21) in Brixton.

Artists in the show include; Sophy Dury, Rod Melvin, Humphrey Ocean RA, Sir Peter Blake, Kosmo Vinyl and Han Lee De Boer.
The Brixton Art Club is open Monday - Wednesday 11.00 - 18.00

Thursday - Sunday 11.00 - 22.00

Above Image: 'Cassette' by Humphrey Ocean RA (2018)

Above Image: Chaz Jankel
Read Harry Pye's recent Chat with Chaz: HERE

Above Image: "In Which Case"

Above Image: Charles Sharman-Cox performing as "Clever Trevor"

Above Image: 'Spirit of the Music' (Sculpture made from recycled materials found on the London streets) by Gary March.


The exhibition travel to The Morley Gallery, (61 Westminster Bridge Rd) in November.

For more info click: here 

Friday 17 September 2021

Issue 21 of Le Document


The new issue of Le Doc is another corker. Check it out: here
Above: Photo of the Month by Sas Cooper

Above: Paperback of the Month: Will Birch's biography of Nick Lowe
Click: HERE

Above: Painting of the Month by Bev Daniels 

Above: Obituary of the Month: Jean-Paul Belmondo
click: HERE

Above: Publication of the Month: The Daily Lyric
Pet of the Month: Dylan the Dog
PLUS; Grace Kelly, Stephanie O'Brien, Jeff Innocent, Teenage Fanclub, 
Mr Mikey, and Hannah Hu. 

Thursday 12 August 2021

The new track by Le Documents is called, 'Whatever It Is I'm Against It is'

"Whatever It Is I'm Against It" is the latest track to be unveiled by Le Documents. It features contributions from Mikey Georgeson and Susie Honeyman. The song was written by Harry Pye and Chris Tosic who are the co editors of Le Document.

Above: Sly Fox Mikey Georgeson. Watch the video: HERE

Wednesday 14 July 2021

Issue 19 of Le Document


Inside issue 19 of Le Document....
A review of Paula Rego at Tate Britain by Lou Montignac

A new photo by Helen Smith

An interview with comedian Nick Revell by Harry Pye


A review of The Aztec Camera 'Backwards and Forwards
Box Set from Cheery Red records.

a chance to own a boat print by Chris Tosic

a painting by Chris Coombes

A profile on Gary Cooper by Jo Mama

An essay on Kraftwerk by Micko Westmoreland

news of 10th anniversary of The Specialized project

A dog called Bertie

Le Document is a web magazine that comes out on the 15th of every month.

Thursday 1 July 2021

An Invite to attend a closing party for The Ramsgate Art Show at The Front Room in Bellevue Road onTuesday 14th Sept.

You are invited to attend a closing party for The Ramsgate Art Show on Tuesday 14th Sept. 6pm till 9pm. The address of the gallery is 10 Bellevue Rd, Ramsgate...

 Above: Admirers of work by Jessica Voorsanger 

Above: Large portraits by Felicity Allen have been accepted at both The Royal Academy in London and the R.A. Summer Show in Ramsgate.


Above: People with brand new tattoos are welcome

Above image: Rowland Smith and his painting of one time Ramsgate resident, Charles Darwin.

Above: Sculptor Corin Johnson with a work inspired by Will Hay

Above: Visitors from the outside looking in on work by Helen Smith.

Image above: Harry Pye and a painting of Frank Muir by Pye and Rowland Smith. The much loved comedy writer Frank Muir grew up in The Derby Arms Pub in Ramsgate and named his autobiography, 'A Kentish Lad.'

Image above: Ramsgate based artist Bob & Roberta Smith clutching an abstract painting by Patrick Brill

Image above: The amazing Jessica Voorsnager who has lived in Ramsgate for 20 years

Image above: Leonie Woods is contributing a portrait of Ramsgate legend Brenda Blethyn O.B.E 

Image above: 'Ivy Near  The Boating Pond' by Twinkle Troughton.

Image above: The Ramsgate based artist Russell Charter with curator Harry Pye at the Front Room Gallery in Bellevue Road. 

Image above: Artist Helen Smith who lives in Ramsgate.

Image above: Ramsgate Artist  Elizabeth Cake @a.circular.story modelling the 'Life Jacket' she made especially for The Ramsgate Art show. The jacket is made from found souvenir textiles (tablecloths, tea towels, and oven glove) from places she's lived/visited/had a good time in. It is hand quilted and hand finished.

For more info about the show please read this article which features statements from 10 of the artists here and also this preview about the show by The Isle of Thanet News: here