Monday, 28 February 2011

Hunky-Dory Day in Derby UK

Planting Roots
in the
Creative Garden

Waking up to a grey rainy day sure stinks, but seeing a conceptual light at end of the tunnel always helps,

On Saturday 26th of Feb, that light was shining on Creative Garden.

Organised by Dusk 2 Dawn Magazine, the idea was to get like minded peeps to get together to show off their talents and do a bit of networkin.
The Collective were there to do the latter, and we met a broad range of stimulating artists with media ranging from illustration, cake creations, photography, textiles and tons more treats to tempt the cornea.

Wellies full of Fun...

Tudds Clothing.

The Cake Ladies, with lush confectionary.

Andy's Ball Point Illustrations.

Half-time, cakes for all the stall standers.

David Booth, painting with grass.

Pandora's Box with Nicki D.

Jen's Gravity Photos

Tracy Meek Illustrations.

pictographik with Glen M.

A wicked day had by all, lets hope they put on another one!

Dusk 2 Dawn mag...Time
Tudds Clothes Designs...To
The Cake Ladies... Get
Andy's Ball Point Art...The
David "Grass" Booth...Mind
Pandora's Box-Niki...In
Jen Miles Photos... Gear
Tracy Meek Illustrator...And
Pictograhic-Glen M... Become

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Street Shots

...Recent Delivery Through the Email Front Door

Big thanks goes out to sibling sis Elaine, for combin the web for these wicked shots

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
Thomas Merton

Flesh Cuts

AnoTher Ace Skate Edit

Watch Out!!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Insider... Studios

Into the Alias Domain...

We just can't get enough of exploring people's studios, you get an insight into the minds of the artist through the place they work. So we jumped at the chance when our friend from Berlin ask us to take a sneak peak at the place where he gets stuff out of his head and into manipulative matter.

A big THANKS for the opportunity.
To find out more about Alias...go to the View.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Just Hangin Around?

Time to catch-up with The

Advert- The Collective Team

Off The Wall

A Chat with George Rahme

George finds his work materials by an ancient process of hunter gathering, using stuff that other people would merely cast aside. An eco-artist, that's gotta be good in anyone's book.

RD: Hey George, your style is a sort of collage inspired work, could you tell us more about your art firstly please?

Yes. It's collage based. Everything now a days seams to be collaged together. I like to think of the work as a manual photoshop.

RD: How do you come up with the materials for your work?

Hunting and gathering process. Most times images are found locally, but I do also travel
across country. Resale shops, thrift (bric n brac), poster stores, yard/garage/estate
sales, sometimes material is donated.

RD: Where do you live and how has your back ground shaped the way you live today?

I live on the boarder of Hamtramck (neighborhood enclave of Detroit), Detroit, and
Highland Park (another enclave of Detroit), also live near a highway (suburban
trail), and a beautiful view of a lead contamination site in the mid-ground.
The horizon line is also a great picture of many respects. The dynamics of post
urban, urban, and suburban trail has given me a great insight as to how things
function. Not only as how America functions, but the inevitable consequence of
out sourcing, globalization, capitol. Before moving to the city I was raised in
a rural community outside Lansing Michigan.

The shift from country side to city has really impacted much of the conceptual focus. Experiencing physical/psychological space that is adaptable.This has evolved into a narrative: "Once a Barn, Now a Shed," a metaphor for the adaption of image identity. What replaces our present environments condition is the progress of human civilization and culture; visual statements that imply loss and gain.

RD: Has your art come from an educational back ground or are you self taught?

Both, a nice balance. I transferred from Lansing Community College to receive my
undergraduate degree at College for Creative Studies. At this school I was enrolled for four semesters, with only one painting class. A heavy emphasis on sculpture.

RD: Your a DJ and musician, fill us in on that?

I was part of a eminent underground techno movement here in Detroit as well as Chicago and other parts of Michigan, in the 90's and into the early '00's. Parties in abandon skyscrapers downtown, Packard Plant, slaughter house in Eastern Market, chop shop on the west side. Venues were usually run by a generator and the Mafia, until its collapse from greedy production companies and police raids.

RD: What exhibitions have you got coming up dude?

As of now secured in 2011; Oakland University Gallery, Rochester, MI; opening March 5,
Fred Torres Collaborations, and HALF GALLERY, both New York in fall.

RD: Cap'n Crunch or Porridge?


Ha ha, ok we'll let you have the grits George, its been a treat to meet... Thanks Man☋

More from GR... look
Oakland Uni
Half Gallery, New York...this

Flesh Cuts

Skinner with the Heavy Metallic Beats

Hang Outs... Santa Monica, CA

Go See More on the Day, at the...

Where it at??

Thursday, 24 February 2011

New Derby Skate Park

Happy Days in the Park!

Derby UK:
The first digger buckets turned the soil today 24th Feb. 2011, on the start of the new build skate park near the city centre.

With the onset of spring some good news for a change-builders say it should be near completion 10-12 week from now... nada nada, see how it goes, but at least they started.

First pic of soil sorting.

Move over winter-summer's on its way☋

Hang Outs... London's Stolen Space

About the Artist

Where is Stolen Space Gallery?