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Analogue/Digital 2016 – D*Face, Timba Smits, Jonathan LeVine Confirmed

Analogue/Digital have just announced three international presenters for The Design Conference in Brisbane, May 2016

The Design Conference has successfully evolved to become one of the world’s favourite two-day design forums. To supersede the expectations of this years event, organiser and founder Matthew Haynes has successfully secured a range of internationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, designers and artists to make their Australian debut at next years conference in Brisbane, May 2016. Haynes explains:

“Over the past five years we have featured more that 90 of Australia’s best known creatives including super-stars like Chris Doyle, Kevin Finn and Dare Jennings. To keep our audience excited and engaged, we must debut internationally acclaimed thought leaders at our event here in Brisbane.”

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DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin

The DUBL TRUBL Collective are excited and proud to announce their first exhibition, taking place at Urban Spree in Berlin. Entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, the collective have paired together artists from all over the globe, resulting in an incomparable assemblage of collaborative works. Styles will get clashed and egos smashed as these distinguished art deadbeats inspire and repel each other in equal measure.

Curated by Dscreet and featuring art, film, installation, music and more from: Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, Break, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, CIRO, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs and Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crowe, Kirpy, Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Miss Van, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, Phlegm, PMH, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Revenge Is Sweet, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skewville, Skip WD, Space, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon, Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616.

DUBL TRUBL
Opens September 18th, 6:30pm
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
RAW Gelände
10245 Berlin.

twitter: @dubltrublluv
web: www.dubltrubllove.tumblr.com / www.urbanspree.com

Recommended Shows & Exhibitions

Tonight sees a number of exhibitions popping up around London. Here’s our pick.

Not For Rental – Timba Smits & ‘Flash’ Gordon Shaw at 71a Gallery


Two very good friends of VNA, Timba Smits and Gordon Shaw have both recently been the victims of life-changing events and circumstances. Last year, Timba was stabbed on a London bus while defending strangers and Gordon has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. In the face of these events this pair of best friends decided to make art that helps the world to be a better place, and so their film inspired exhibition ‘Not for Rental’ was born, which will raise money for two charities; Art Against Knives and Macmillan Cancer Support.

With over 200 artists exhibiting, including design outfit I Love Dust, Crispin Finn, Stevie Gee, Gemma Correll, Pietari Posti, Roman Klonek, Hattie Stewart, Nick Deakin, Daren Newman, Gemma O’Brien, Mr.Penfold, Miso, Ghostpatrol, The Yok and Sheryo plus a cast of hundreds more, each one-of-a-kind artwork will go on sale with all proceeds going to the two charities. The pair have other surprises that they refuse to reveal until opening day.

“Like all good films, there has to be a twist,” Timba says.

“At it’s core, Not For Rental is an art exhibition, but one you can only fully experience once you step inside the door: be prepared to fall in love with movies all over again. Plus, there’s also an extended-cut roster of curated side events including workshops, talks and film/screening nights.”

More information on the project can be found here. www.notforrental.com

Private view – RSVP Only.

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Mircolife – Will Sweeney at Beach London

Beach London present the first UK solo exhibition in a decade of London-based artist Will Sweeney.

‘Microlife’ consists of a series of detailed drawings and prints inspired by his recent trip to Mexico, as well as what the artist describes as “alien mausoleums, brain harvesting machines and winklepickers”. Having had a sneak peak of this, I can safely say this is not one to miss, with a brilliant selection of intricate drawings that you can get lost in for hours. Make sure you pop in to Beach for an injection of Mexican vibes tonight.

Doors open at 6pm. 20 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch.

Editioned artwork from the exhibtion will be available online at beachlondon.co.uk
For a Catalogue of works contact charlie@beachlondon.co.uk

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There is a War – Cleon Peterson at The Outsiders

“Cleon Peterson’s nightmarish tableaux feature scenes of a barbaric holocaust, where might is right and the weak are merely souls with holes for the strong to torment and abuse. Deviance is the norm, and the displaced individual is forced to navigate this wicked world alone, finding hollow bits of pleasure and meaning in violence, sex, religion and drugs.”

Doors open at 6pm. 8 Greek Street, Soho.

For gallery enquiries please contact: Marine Tanguy marine@lazinc.com

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A Foot in The Door – RUN & Dscreet at Cock ‘n’ Bull

We’ve already given this a mention but it is a collaboration that can’t be ignored. Street Art London present this event by world-renowned street artists RUN and Dscreet at the Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery, beneath Tramshed.

“RUN and Dscreet will juxtapose wall paintings with drawings, painting and sculpture, leading the viewer to reassess the role of environment and context in contemporary art. Come along to tonight’s opening party for an opportunity to meet both artists alongside the release of limited edition exclusive signed prints.”

Free entrance, open to all.

Doors open at 6.30pm. 32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch.

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Group Show – Graffiti Life

The new Graffiti Life gallery has a group show opening tonight with work from AGENT, Birdseed, Curtis Hylton, Darren John, Dirty Thirty, Deus, Ermsy, Lucaso, Newso, Sepr and IAMVENTSA.

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Kaleidoscope International Creative Festival London

VNA are the proud media partners of Kaleidoscope International Creative Festival. It will be an inspirational week of sensory overload with appearances from some of the world’s most influential creative professionals, including international artists, designers, illustrators, filmmakers, animators, photographers. The debut event hits London this November 24th – 28th, for a week-long program of insightful artist talks, gallery exhibitions, networking events and hands-on workshops.

This promises to be a must-attend event for any aspiring student, emerging artist, designer or industry professional looking for that inspirational kick. It’s an opportunity for festival-goers to come and interact with creative visionaries who use their power of influence to improve the world and as a result, walk away with a fresh perspective viewing their own work and life in entirely new ways. Their aim? To inspire others to do something great.

However events like this don’t come cheap; and devastatingly one of the three organisers Timba Smits was the victim of a horrific knife crime in London last year which put him out of work for 11 months and cost him his life savings in rehab and living costs. So to aid the funding of this event, they need a little help from you – the creative community. You can find out more about Kaleidoscope, Timba’s story and how you can donate HERE at their Indiegogo page.

At the top of the page, just under the video you’ll see Facebook & Twitter buttons – if you don’t have the funds to donate anything at the moment please just give these buttons a click as the more people whose attention can be brought to this page in the next 48 hours the better!

Check out more about Kaleidoscope Creative Festival HERE
Donate and read more about their inspirational story HERE

Our Super Duper Kaleidoscope Indiegogo Funding Pitch from KALEIDOSCOPE FESTIVALS on Vimeo.

The Back Room Sale

This weekend Concrete Hermit, with support from Wooden Toy magazine and VNA is hosting a “Back Room” sale of prints and original artwork.

Everything on sale is from the VNA & Wooden Toy team’s personal collections. If you’re looking for a bargain or thinking of getting that Xmas shopping early, pop down this weekend and take a look.

Cash only and prices start from as little as £20 but go up to £300 for some of the pieces.

Expect to see work from Richt, Meggs, Eine, Dalek, Mike Giant, Eelus, D*Face, Word to Mother and more (please see flyer)

Plus reduced price copies of Wooden Toy Quarterly and of course VNA.

See you then.