We do like a bit of showmanship at Material, and so you will find we tend to put on events in various shapes and forms be it an exhibition, workshop or a bit of live music. Click on the links above to find out what is happening now, happened in the past or coming up in the future. You can also sign up to our mailing list for regular email updates.
An Ethical Agenda
Bring it, break it, re-use it.
A BYOB WORKSHOP WITH JESSICA FOUND IT
‚ÄúUpcycling is deemed better than recycling. Rather using large amounts of energy to break something down, you are adding something, changing something and adding value.‚ÄĚ Jessica Jackson
As part of the 3rd anniversary of the Red Gallery project, Material and Jessica Found It
will be hosting a Bring Your Own Bottle workshop. Jessica will be demonstrating how we can use our ‚Äėrubbish‚Äô to make every day desirable objects and, in this instance, will be teaching participants how to transform a glass bottle into perfectly formed tumbler.
Workshops are FREE, that’s right… FREE. There are 3 available time slots and each workshop¬†will last for 45mins to an hour.¬†Places will be limited so, to sign up and secure your place, please fill in our sign up¬†form.
Once your booking has been made, we will email a confirmation.
All materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own bottle. A selection of bottles are kindly being provided by¬†Tramshed¬†and The Sitting Room so there will be lots to choose from.
The workshop will take place at our London store as part of the #R3D 3rd Anniversary celeabrations…
Material Gallery & Bookstore
3 Rivington St
London EC2A 3DT
Sunday 5th May 12- 4pm
For further information and bookings, contact Material on firstname.lastname@example.org or book your place online
How to Boil an Egg
!!EVENT POSTPONED, NEW DATES COMING SOON!!
The follow up to the Hugely successful Breakfast Lunch Tea, How to Boil an Egg is a collection of simple and nutritious recipes by Rose Corraini, co-founder of Anglo- French bakery and restaurant, The Rose Bakery.Presenting 84 simple ways to turn nature‚Äôs humble hero into breakfast, lunch or tea, the title features specially commissioned illustrations by award winning botanical artist Fiona Strickland.
Material are teaming up with Phaidon to celebrate the title and present an exhibition of original illustrations
by artist Fiona Strickland with limited edition prints available to purchase. Material will be launching the show on the evening of 21st March with an invite-only guest list and the work will be exhibited until March 28th before going on to Edinburgh and then Japan.
How to Boil an Egg
3 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3DT
Can’t wait? You can buy the book here ¬†
The Stone Raspberry
This November, join us in entering the world of Amandine Dulcis, heiress to the vast Dulcis Boiled Sweets fortune, where phantom champagne corks pop in the night, haunting music emanates from the bathroom and sugar tongs have gone awry…
This world is brought to us by Illustrator Steph Von Reiswitz who presents a double bill of work based on a narrative of her own reckoning titled ‚ÄėThe Stone Raspberry‚Äô along with a selection of her ‚ÄėPostcards from Hell‚Äô.
Steph is a freelance illustrator with a penchant¬†for bent pens and sombre colours. Educated in Brussels and London, she graduated from Central St Martin‚Äôs in 2001 and is a core member of illustration collective LE GUN. She has previously exhibited at shows in Paris, London, New York, Amsterdam, Basel and Istanbul to name but a few. Some of Steph‚Äôs previous clients include the V & A magazine, BBC and The Guardian and some of her favourite things include Negroni cocktails, bookshops, old cinemas, dingy harbour bars, forests, parks, and cemeteries.
London: 16th – November 1st December 2012
3 Rivington Street
London ¬†EC2A 3DT
PV Thursday 15th November 6.30 – 9pm
The show comes to Ludlow in the New Year, dates TBC
To London with Love
Robert Rubbish of LE GUN presents an exhibition of postcards featuring¬†work from the London based collective alongside¬†Heretic Printmakers and a wealth of other london based artists.
With all of the postcard sized artworks, is priced at just ¬£10, the show is a chance for people to buy contemporary original works of art at an
affordable price in the hope of encouraging people to delve into the world of owning and original¬†piece of art.
Artists in the show so far:
Artists from LE GUN colab drawings, Heretic¬†printmakers, Alex Wright,¬†Neal¬†Fox,¬†Stephanie von Reiswitz, Hannah Bays, Robert Rubbish, Dr.D, Andrew James Jones, Ivor Tiger Jones, Kate¬†McMorrine, Poppy Chancellor, Jock scot, Nina Chakrabarti, Ben¬†Branagan, Michael Smith(giro playboy), Harry Pye, Jerry Fox,¬†Ana Kazaroff and many more to be announced……………..
Material and Robert will also be collaborating to produce a limited edition ROBERT RUBBISH INTRORETROSPECTIVCE BOOK OF ¬†OVER SIZED POSTCARDS with hand made cover plus a postcard book of selected drawings.
Private View: Thursday 6th December 7 – 10pm
Exhibition runs 7th – 24th December 2012
Forbidden Onion Zoop
An exhibition of recent works by Heretic Printmakers // 14th – 30th September 2012
This September Material and Heretic present ‚ÄėForbidden Onion Soup‚Äô, an exhibition in which the London based collective invite you to peep into a perverse and twisted, acid bathed love vortex; a kaleidoscopic, layered, carnival of ink, flesh, and forbidden fruit.
An illustration, design and experimental screen printing collective, Heretic was formed in 2005 and comprises of artists Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling.¬†With themes of tomorrow‚Äôs symbolism, inner visions, strange mysticism, the occult, folklore, psychedelia, demented cats and sex bats, creatures and space,¬†to name but a few,¬†Heretic‚Äôs work primarily involves juxtaposing and blending elements of collage and drawing, using screen-printing as much for it‚Äôs reproductive quality as for its visual qualities.
The collective‚Äôs screen prints cross various mediums ranging from art-prints and gig-posters, to 3-D sound installations. Previous projects include an 8ft high screen-printed drone pyramid, ‚ÄúBleaching the mind of all who dare enter,‚ÄĚ limited edition gig posters for Rough Trade, commissions for Save the Children and collaborations with The House of Fairy Tales¬† and long time Heretic stalwart Thee Marquis of Nowhere.
Forbidden Onion Zoop //¬†Material, 3 Rivington Street, London, EC2 3JL //¬†14 – 30 September 2012 // PV Friday 14th September 7 – 9pm¬†www.hereticheretic.co.uk
Whiskey & Words
Jameson Irish Whiskey is back with its second chapter of ‚ÄúWhiskey & Words‚ÄĚ ‚Äď a series of intimate events that bring cult writers together with musicians and cocktails for a night of literature, Irish Whiskey & culture. This month‚Äôs cult authors, Joe Dunthorne and Jake Arnott will introduce their latest novels to a select audience at Material. ¬†The unique soundtrack will be provided by the hotly anticipated violinist and singer song writer ¬†Marques Toliver.¬†
The “Whiskey & Words” platform offers guests a truly unique opportunity to meet and discuss literature with some of their favourite authors and the evening proceedings will be hosted by poet and performer Ross Sutherland
Tuesday 24th July 7-9pm
3 Rivington Street
for more information email: email@example.com
download the flyer here
Illustrated Broken London Landscapes by Gary Alford
::EXTENDED UNTIL 25TH AUGUST::
Hailing from Bromley (far enough away from central London to be classed as Kent but near enough to be classed as a London borough) Gary Alford’s work includes the best of both: the intricate and menacingly beautiful London skyline and buildings and images indicating suburban thuggery disguised with a fashion magazine shoot facade (Lady Bromley II).
With no access to computers when growing up and in education, Gary’s work is purely traditional and hand-drawn and painted. ¬†2005s ‘London Landscape’ details a view of the buildings along part of the north bank of the Thames but with an alternative dystopian view to the traditional images by artists such as Canaletto.
To be shown in the very summer in which the ‘majesty’ and pageantry of London is thrust upon the world and Great Britain even more than usual, 22.3 feet of London provides a scene of a literal broken London, a sentiment more commonly shared amongst its inhabitants, sprawled over a 22.3 feet long fine illustrated work.
3rd – 18th August 2012
3 Rivington Street
For more information contact us or download the flyer here
A Cut Above
Exploring the parameters of a technique that was once imagined as a simplified print form, A Cut Above is an exhibition curated by one of our artists Nick Morley featuring a selection of national and international artists and their assent into the linocut.
Fancy a go? – get involved in our linocut workshop coinciding with the exhibition on June 9th at our Rivington Street gallery/shop with artist Nick Morley. More information below.
Flight – Prints/works on paper & animations by Wuon Gean Ho
5th -26th May 2012
Corve Street, Ludlow
Private View: Friday 4th May 2012
Linocut Workshop with Nick Morley in London
Do you have distant memories of trying your hand at linocut back in your school days and wondered about having another stab at it? Well, now is your chance to refresh those skills from your classroom days. Linocut is a great printing method that can easily be executed at home on your kitchen table and, if you join us at our London space on Saturday 9th June, we will be running a Linocut Workshop with artist Nick Morley. Nick will guide you through the various different linocut techniques, provide information on equipment and tools and other related subjects such as exhibitions, books and fantastic sources of inspiration to get your lino flowing. You will have the opportunity to design and create your own linocut as part of a group project comprising of creating a hand printed book which you can take away with you.
The workshop will run from 1.30- 4.30 in the afternoon and is open to beginners and intermediates. All materials will be supplied as will tea and cake!
The cost of the workshop is ¬£20 per person or ¬£45 per person to include a Linocut Boy linocut kit to take home with you where you can proceed to hone those skills (Lino Cutting Kits retail at ¬£30).
For further information or to book your place go here or¬†email¬†us. Space is limited so it will be on a first come first serve basis.
Saturday 9th June 1.30pm – 4.30pm
3 Rivington Street
London EC2A 3DT
FUTURE/RETRO: Undercurrent Magazine Launch
Thursday 15th December 2012, Material played host to the launch of issue #6 of Undercurrent Magazine FUTURE / RETRO featuring the screening THE DAY THE WORLD WENT AWAY a fashion film by Pierre Debuschere.
Undercurrent is an arts and fashion periodical where quietly subversive editorial, forward looking ideas and vanguard photography meet. The magazine’s sixth offering FUTURE/RETRO draws inspiration from the word of sci/fi, technology, space age and the leaps of early modernism.
Kid Koala – Space Cadet: Book & Soundtrack Launch
Drawing / knitting / coding / or simply doing nothing, whatever comes natural… In November 2011 we were privileged and excited to have Kid Koala play some musical delights while others sat and enjoyed whilst doing whatever the music made them do. We had sketchbooks and pen/pencils everywhere (although as it turned out not quite enough – sorry if you never got one of our book – we ended up cutting paper down and rationing hand outs!), a bar, fantastic hot chocolate being made and incredible cakes from some very talented ladies. It was a great evening and of course everyone was thrilled when Kid Koala stood up to play a couple if signature sets (as well as some new stuff). The whole night was to coincide with the launch of Kid Koala”s new comic and sound track ‘Space Cadet’.
Marcus Walters – Unplanned Magic
To coincide with our relaunch of Material London early in 2012, we hosted an exhibition of prints by¬† one of the UK‚Äôs foremost screen print artists and illustrators, Marcus Walters. Unplanned Magic, originally a combined exhibition with Kate Gibb spread over two venues in Ludlow, features a multitude of Marcus Walters‚Äô latest screen printed artworks. Marcus uses screen printing to create artworks as well as working as a commercial illustrator. He works across a variety of media including collage, drawing and screen printing, much of Marcus Walters‚Äô artwork is created by hand resulting in images that are simple and enduring. Previously he has produced commercial work for Honda, Citroen & Innocent Smoothies amongst others and his editorial work has been commissioned by magazines and newspapers worldwide including the New York Times and Monocle. He has also provided illustrations for clothing brands Howies and Uniqlo.