• Zoom zoom zoom, we‚Äôre going to the moon ‚Äď a colourful countdown to bedtime.

     

    Monkey and Bird can’t sleep, so they’re off on a magical journey! Join them as they count their way across the moon, past five orange meteors, four pink alien hands, three green moon buggies, two yellow ladders and one big red spaceship button that will zoom zoom zoom them all the way home.

     

    With stunning, screen printed artwork by Katherina Manolessou, Zoom Zoom Zoom is a carefully conceived and beautifully produced book, the perfect gift for any young child – and any adult with an eye for colour and design. In 2011 Katherina successfully completed her practice-based PhD on animal characterisation in children’s picturebooks. Zoom Zoom Zoom was developed during her research project. A part of the PhD has been published as a¬†paper¬†in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.

    On Thursday 30th January,¬†Katherina will be introducing the book and celebrating it’s release at a launch event due to take place in our London space. She will also be on hand to sign copies of the title.

     

    To coincide with the launch, we will also be exhibiting and selling a selection of original prints from the title. The exhibition will run until 16th February in London. The work will then be exhibited in Ludlow from the 28th February.

    For more information, please contact us.

     

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    About Katherina Manolessou

    Katherina Manolessou grew up in Greece where she studied Chemistry. In 1995 she moved to London to work as a 2D animator and has lived there ever since. She went on to study Illustration at Kingston University and Communication Art and Design at the Royal College of Art. Her work includes commercial illustration commissions, as well as personal projects such as artist’s books and limited edition prints. Katherina’s illustration clients include Ted Baker, Prospect magazine, The Guardian and Random House. She works from the¬†East London Printmakers¬†studio where she screenprints her work. Katherina is also a part-time senior lecturer at the University of Westminster.

     

     

     

     

  •  

    Once a regular tutor at The Make Lounge, Poppy Chancellor also¬†currently teaches at the Prince’s Trust Drawing School. From October, she¬†will be offering up her expertise at what will be the beginning of regular workshops in the coming months at Material. Poppy‚Äôs talent will be on loan for those who wish to extend their own skills with a scalpel, creating beautiful and intricate paper cuts.

     



    In these workshops lead by the artist and illustrator, you’ll be taken through the history of this timeless craft, from it’s roots in 6th century China to European Folk art. You will then create an intricate cutting which can then be applied to a greetings card, mask, t shirt design and more. Each workshop will run along a theme so you can apply your new skill to an upcoming event or occasion.

     

     

     

     

    You will come away with at least one finished paper cut complete with mounting card and protective packaging. Plus, Poppy will offer tips on how to mount and frame your piece of work.

     

    All tools and Materials will be provided along with tea, cake, and cocktails.

     

    Places are limited. To book, please email lucy@materialmaterial.com or visit our Workshops page






    About Poppy

     

    A graduate of Kingston University, Poppy is now a successful freelance illustrator being regularly commissioned to design and create beautifully intricate bespoke Papercuts for any celebration.


    ‚ÄėThere‚Äôs a buzz about 24 year old Poppy Chancellor who is making her name creating delicate personalised papercuts. She stumbled upon her way of working in the final year of an illustration degree at Kingston Univerisity when she made a 3D-paper installation of an illuminated city with silhouettes of people. She then spent a year at the prestigious Prince‚Äôs Drawing School in London where she still teaches, alongside running papercutting classes at The Make Lounge.

     

    Her passions are late nights spent dancing to reggae, her hero Eric Cantona and, yes, papercuts. What inspires her? ‚ÄėMexican paper cuts. They‚Äôve got such vibrant imagery and when I saw them I thought, ‚Äúwow, I want to do that‚ÄĚ.‚Äô

     

    - ELLE magazine 2012

     


  • Big Picture Press Launch

    Thursday 5th September 2013



     

    Back in September 2013,¬†Big Picture Press, an imprint of Templar publishing, asked us to host their company launch. The imprint is a new list of highly illustrated books¬†that recognise that visual excellence enhances the way we read and the stories we are told ‚Äď whatever corner of the globe you‚Äôre reading from.

     

    The launch took place in our London space and feature hula hop classes for kids of all ages from the world conquering hoop master Marawa the Amazing plus live drawing from award winning Daniel and Ola Mizielinska, creator of Big Picture titles Maps and Mamoko.

     
    Big Picture Press books are objects to be pored over and then returned to, again and again… created by and made for the incurably curious. You can view a selection of available titles in our online shop.

    Big Picture Press Launch
    at
    Material
    3 Rivington Street
    London EC2A 3DT
  • Spectral Nation

    19th October – 2nd November 2013

    Ludlow

     

     


    Heretic invites you inside the pulsating acid tinged continuum of the Spectral Nation. A warped out psychedelic mind trip spiked with irregular colour and print experiments, dissections and mishaps. This October, as a continuation of their journey, the printmakers will be bringing their ‘Spectral Nation’ to our Ludlow space. There’ll be colour experiments, technical glitches and mishaps alongside more involved layered up screen prints. There may also be some noise!

     

    An experimental illustration and screen printing studio heretic began their Spectral Journey at The Conningsby Gallery in Soho back in May 2013 and continued their journey at Galleristorck, Oslo in September. The trio, comprising of Luke Frost, Jon Rundall and Therese Vandling formed in London back in 2005. Exploring themes such as inner and outer visions, strange mysticism, tomorrow’s symbolism and vague emotions, Heretic’s work primarily involves juxtaposing and blending elements of collage and drawing, using screen printing as much for it’s visual as for its reproductive qualities.

     

    Heretic studio work on wide ranging projects from art-prints and gig-posters, to record covers and 3-D sound installations. Previous exhibitions included an 8ft high screen-printed drone pyramid, ‚ÄúBleaching the mind of all who dare enter.‚Ä̂Ķ. Their work has been exhibited all over the planet from Istanbul to Los Angeles‚Ķ and now Ludlow!

     

     

    Spectral Nation

    19th October – 2nd November 2013

    PV Friday 18th 6-9pm

     

    131 Corve Street

    Ludlow

    Shropshire SY8 2PG

     

  • An Ethical Agenda [London]

     

     


    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 info@materialmaterial.com or book your place online

  •  

    To London with Love Vol. II is an exhibition of postcard size artwork by artists, illustrators and designers with a special link to London.

    The project, now in its second year, sees Robert Rubbish from the collective LE GUN once again taking the reigns. This year, he is joined by curator and commissioner, Ligaya Salazar, and curator and founder of Material, Lucy Payne. All three have handpicked a diverse selection of artists, designers and illustrators including Ryan Todd, Jon Gray, Nova Dando, Alexis Deacon, Poppy Chancellor, Kyle Platts and of course Robert Rubbish, Bill Bragg, Neal Fox and Stephanie von Reiswitz of the LE GUN collective.

     

     

    Each artist was sent up to 10 blank postcards on which to create original artwork in any medium around the theme of the exhibition: To London With Love. All the postcard-sized artworks are priced at just £10 to enable visitors to buy original works of art at an affordable price.

    In addition, a selection of around 20 of the works have been chosen to be made into an edited selection of digitally printed postcards also available to buy.

     

     

    6th – 21st December 2013

    at

    Material
    3 Rivington Street
    London EC2A 3DT

     

    Opening Party
    Thursday 5th December 2013
    6-9pm

  •  

     

    On Thursday 28th November Material will be hosting the launch of the first two ever titles published by Hoxton Mini Press.

     

    Hoxton Mini Press is a new and independent publishing company making art books about East London, the city’s most exciting and vibrant area.¬†They work with the most talented photographers, illustrators and writers to make books so beautiful you’ll keep them for your grandchildren. Below are details of the two titles Hoxton Mini Press are launching. These will be available to purchase on the night along with collector’s editions limited to 250 copies plus exclusive prints.

     

     

    I‚Äôve Lived in East London for 86 ¬Ĺ Years

    by Martin Usborne. 80pp hardcover, quaterbound cloth spine, thick matt paper, gold foiled,145 x 205mm

     

    Joseph Markovitch has left London only once to go to the seaside with his mother. He loves Nicolas Cage, has five sugars in his tea, would have married a six foot two Hispanic woman but in the end had bad chest catarrh and never had a girlfriend.

    50 People of East London People

    by Adam Dant. 112pp hardcover, matt paper, gold foiled, 145 x 205mm

     

    A painfully accurate guide to the diverse, colourful and sometimes infuriating people of east London. Although the drawings are reminiscent of old-fashioned comic books or Hogarth’s 18th Century prints, the individuals portrayed represent the very modern characters that make up the melting pot of East London.

     

    Adam Dant is an internationally renowned artist who lives in Shoreditch, East London.

     

    For more information, visit the Hoxton Mini Press website

  •  

    Once a regular tutor at The Make Lounge, Poppy Chancellor also¬†currently teaches at the Prince’s Trust Drawing School. From October, she¬†will be offering up her expertise at what will be the beginning of regular workshops in the coming months at Material. Poppy‚Äôs talent will be on loan for those who wish to extend their own skills with a scalpel, creating beautiful and intricate paper cuts.

     



    In these workshops lead by the artist and illustrator, you’ll be taken through the history of this timeless craft, from it’s roots in 6th century China to European Folk art. You will then create an intricate cutting which can then be applied to a greetings card, mask, t shirt design and more. Each workshop will run along a theme so you can apply your new skill to an upcoming event or occasion.

     

     

     

     

    You will come away with at least one finished paper cut complete with mounting card and protective packaging. Plus, Poppy will offer tips on how to mount and frame your piece of work.

     

    All tools and Materials will be provided along with tea, cake, and cocktails.

     

    Places are limited. To book, please email lucy@materialmaterial.com or visit our Workshops page






    About Poppy

     

    A graduate of Kingston University, Poppy is now a successful freelance illustrator being regularly commissioned to design and create beautifully intricate bespoke Papercuts for any celebration.


    ‚ÄėThere‚Äôs a buzz about 24 year old Poppy Chancellor who is making her name creating delicate personalised papercuts. She stumbled upon her way of working in the final year of an illustration degree at Kingston Univerisity when she made a 3D-paper installation of an illuminated city with silhouettes of people. She then spent a year at the prestigious Prince‚Äôs Drawing School in London where she still teaches, alongside running papercutting classes at The Make Lounge.

     

    Her passions are late nights spent dancing to reggae, her hero Eric Cantona and, yes, papercuts. What inspires her? ‚ÄėMexican paper cuts. They‚Äôve got such vibrant imagery and when I saw them I thought, ‚Äúwow, I want to do that‚ÄĚ.‚Äô

     

    - ELLE magazine 2012

     


  • Big Picture Press Launch

    Thursday 5th September 2013



     

    Back in September 2013,¬†Big Picture Press, an imprint of Templar publishing, asked us to host their company launch. The imprint is a new list of highly illustrated books¬†that recognise that visual excellence enhances the way we read and the stories we are told ‚Äď whatever corner of the globe you‚Äôre reading from.

     

    The launch took place in our London space and feature hula hop classes for kids of all ages from the world conquering hoop master Marawa the Amazing plus live drawing from award winning Daniel and Ola Mizielinska, creator of Big Picture titles Maps and Mamoko.

     
    Big Picture Press books are objects to be pored over and then returned to, again and again… created by and made for the incurably curious. You can view a selection of available titles in our online shop.

    Big Picture Press Launch
    at
    Material
    3 Rivington Street
    London EC2A 3DT
  • An Ethical Agenda [London]

     

     


    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 info@materialmaterial.com or book your place online

  • The Stone Raspberry [London]


     

    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’s 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’s 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

    Material

    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

     

    Further details and more artists TBA…

     

  • 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’s symbolism, inner visions, strange mysticism, the occult, folklore, psychedelia, demented cats and sex bats, creatures and space, to name but a few, Heretic’s work primarily involves juxtaposing and blending elements of collage and drawing, using screen-printing as much for it’s 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 Р30 September 2012 // PV Friday 14th September 7 Р9pm 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

    London

    EC2A 3DT

     

    for more information email: whiskeyandwords@teaandcakepr.com

     

    download the flyer here

  • 22.3

    TWENTY TWO POINT THREE FEET OF LONDON 

     

    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.

     

    22.3

    3rd – 18th August 2012

    Material

    3 Rivington Street

    London

    EC2A 3DT

     

    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

    6-8pm

  • 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’s 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’ 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’ 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.