Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Once We Were Kings

 Harry Pye presents a collection of Kings...
Above: King Harold (20 x 16)

Above: King Edward (16 x 20)
Above: King of Comedy (16 X 20)
Above: King of Rock & Roll
Above: Martin Luther King

More soon!

Thursday, 3 March 2022

Barry Thompson at Tate Modern

Barry Thompson earned an MA from the Royal College of Art and a BA from University of East London. He has had solo shows with Rachmaninoff’s Smith/Arnatt, London in 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013. Previous group shows include There is a place…, New Art Gallery, Walsall and Hope & Despair, Cell Project Space, London. Thompson was the sixth recipient of the Jessica Wilkes Award, which provided a major opportunity, funded and managed by Acme Studios to the value of £10,000, for an Acme tenant to develop their practice. 

1) Above: A soldier drawn by Barry in 2013 (10.5 x 14 inches)

2) Above: 'Endymion'  made in 2007 17 x 11 inches

3) Above: Date and Title unknown (13 x 10.5 inches)

4) Above: Size: 21 inches x 17 inches. (Date and Title unknown)

5) Above: Size: 11 x 8 inches (Date and Title unknown).

Barry's work is going to be exhibited as part of the 'Love and Loss' themed Inside Job exhibition curated by Jasmine Kee, Lou Montignac, Cristina Petrella, Kenneth Price, and Andrew Wyatt. It's a show of work made by Tate staff that you can see at Level 5 of the Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern. On Thursday 17th, Fri 18th, Sat 19th, sun 20th, Mon 21st Tues 22nd and Wed 23rd The Inside Job exhibition will be open to the public between 12 to 6pm. For more info:

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Willing To Perform Songs About Love And Loss at the opening night of INSIDE JOB

There are two acts who are up for performing a couple of songs at the opening night of the Inside Job show at Tate Modern: 'Lovers of the Fancy' and Gustavo Montagnini.

Lovers of the Fancy are a trio led by Richard Lamy (who worked front of house at Tate Britain for a decade). The drummer of this band is James Lawson whose day job is at the info and tickets desk at Tate Britain. The band are "Sensational Bluesabilly Trio bring you Syncopated Swamp Beat and Victoriana Stomp." You can see a promo vid made for the band: here


Gustavo Montagnini can be seen performing The Beatles song 'A Day In The Life': here: 

Gustavo worked in the book shop at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. He was born in Brazil and now resides in London.

Lovers of the Fancy want to perform a cover of "Into My Arms" (originally by Nick Cave) and dedicate it to their Tate Mate Barry Thompson who sadly died last year,