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HUMBLE & EPIC – Ben Gregor

Herrick Gallery is proud to present HUMBLE & EPIC, an exhibition featuring new artwork by London-based filmmaker Ben Gregor, opening on the 2nd December. HUMBLE & EPIC is a tribute to the steadfastness of inspiration, love and friendship in a fractured and passing world of modern love.

Ben Gregor & boards

Using 65 maple wood skateboards as his canvas, Gregor has laser etched each board with the names of his closest friends, family and heroes. Solid, three dimensional and practical, each board is meaningful and unique. Each board’s individuality is reflected also in the unique markings and patterns of the maple wood.

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Southbank standing strong

In early March 2013, The Southbank Centre unveiled designs for a £120 million redevelopment of its Festival Wing that revealed their plan to transform the iconic Southbank undercroft skate park into retail units. The Southbank Centre proposed to relocate the revered and popular skate park further down the river, beneath the Hungerford Bridge and build a new skate facility there.

However, the Southbank undercroft is a treasured space, known as the birthplace of British skateboarding and has been home to skateboarders, BMX riders and graffiti artists for the last 40 years.

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Skateboard gravestones by Rod Broomfield

Skateboard gravestones by Rod Broomfield

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SMC[3] – Son$ of Anarchy

Sydney-based artist, SMC[3] is kind of old-school. His head-spinning characters and artwork draw influence from skateboarding, anarchy and cartoons. We caught up with the mad bomber for a quick quiz, ahead of his entry into this year’s Sidewayz skate and snowboard art event…

Your art’s pretty tripped, what gives you the ideas for your characters?

I get a lot of influence from 60’s, 70’s & 80’s surf, skate & punk comics and art, the characters are mostly trippy, cartoony, monster-based funk and ooze.

More jump off after the jump off

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