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Meanwhile Back In The Wick – Prompt>Gallery_

Having resurrected what was Hackney Wick’s first exhibition space in Queens yard, Prompt>Gallery_ presents it’s debut show ‘Meanwhile Back In The Wick’ which previews on the 14th November, on the 5th floor of Mother Studios.


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To reinforce the locations reputation of being one of the most exciting and creative artist communities in the whole of Europe, we are delighted to feature the work of three Wick based artists, Aida, John Atherton and OKO. 
Aida and John Atherton left the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane in 2008 in search of a more affordable and less saturated solace, to live and work.

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Since then, they have progressed individually, with Aida growing as a seminal printmaker and Atherton establishing his business in the area as well as developing his creative practice. 
OKO uses the world as her canvas; she has been a permanent fixture in the street art revolution since 2005, traveling extensively, skating or painting her intricately drawn work. Dubbed a ‘National Treasure’ in Croatia and working with clients such as Adidas, we are delighted that she has decided to call Hackney Wick her new home.

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Exhibition opening, 14/11/14 from 7pm until 10pm
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5th floor, Mother Studios,
Queens Yard, White Post Lane,
Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN

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VNA 26 LTD Edition Launches – London and Bristol

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For the cover of VNA 26, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D. Featuring our first ever glitter screenprint, this is a milestone in VNA history and we’re pretty stoked with this collaboration with the Bristolian artist.

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VNA 26 Release! – Online and in stores!

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In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.

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As for the cover artist, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.

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After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie and going back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.

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We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche. To keep things fresh, we’ve also gone large with Lithuanian street painter Ernest Zacharevic and a little abstract too by chatting to Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.

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Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.

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With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round and pushing the boat out with no less than 4 different covers available over the next couple of weeks.

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VNA 26 Is available to buy online from www.verynearlyalmost.com or you can pick up a copy in your awesome local Newsagent – we’re now stocked at WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the USA, as well as a whole host of smaller, independent stores.

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As usual, it wouldn’t be a VNA launch without a big party to celebrate the release of the LTD Editions, and this time we have another dual-city launch in both London at Lazarides Outsiders and Bristol, at Weapon Of Choice Gallery, with delicious, beery support from our buddies at NYC’s Sixpoint Brewery.

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London Launch: www.facebook.com/events/456982974436187

Bristol Launch: www.facebook.com/events/672665359467071

More information to come next week!

For further information, email – info@verynearlyalmost.com

Or follow us online:

VNA – Web – www.verynearlyalmost.com – Instagram: @vnamagazine

3D – Web – www.lazinc.com/artist/3d – Instagram @ROBERT3DELNAJA

James Sharrock – Facebook – /jamessharrockphotographer – Instagram – @jamessharrock_photo

Head over to our shop to grab a copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new/

VNA NYC Launch – Issue 23 – Faile

As we’re recovering from necking Sailor Jerry’s til stupid o’clock this morning, we’d just like to say a massive thanks to everyone for turning out to the launch last night.

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Special shouts to Faile for their hard work and support, as well as all the people that came through.

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