Wednesday, 30 April 2008

East London Craft Guerrilla 1st edition photos

Show Two: May, 1st to the 31st


1st to 31st MAY 2008

Join us for a class of wine and a chance to talk the artists about their work.
All are welcome at this free event.

introduces the second in the bimonthly art show series for 2008 with an
exploration of contemporary non-figurative painting with
Chris Winter and Denise Hickey.

Christopher Winter’s work includes portrait, landscape and abstract,
using mainly oil on canvas, although he also works in acrylic, gloss and
mixed media. His influences range from Lichtenstein, Kandinsky,
Ralph Steadman and Jackson Pollock to Marvel comics, the organic forms
of Art Nouveau and subway art.

In these recent works, Chris has been drawn not only to the interaction
of colour, but also to the flow of the paint and its collision with the canvas.
He employs serendipity as a ‘tool’ to reveal the natural consistency of the
paint, exploring the tension between form, line, colour and texture.

You can view further work on the website: www.christopherwinter.co.uk

Denise's work is concerned with exploring the relationship between intangible
notions like memory, love, loss, beauty, solitude and fear and physical objects.

This body of work focuses on used fabrics. It is awkwardly assembled and goes
through a series of seemingly random but repetitive actions including dip-dyeing,
bleaching, sewing, folding and tearing.
Denise has always been drawn to abandoned domestic items from teacups to
typewriters to bed sheets; the lives they may have had and what they can stand for.
The work looks at the paradoxes of these representations:
safety and vulnerability
damage and repair
comfort and distress
control and freedom
transience and permanence
life and death.

TIME OUT shopping guide...we need your vote!

We need your vote to get nominated for "best independent interiors store" in the Time Out Shopping magazine out this May.
It's a bit of a tedious task as you need to sign up but we would be ever so grateful for your nomination*! It's not just about getting Beautiful Interiors in the magazine but as a showcase for our local talent. As you know we are proud sponsors of local artists and crafts people so any chance we have to shout about Wallthamstow and all it's talents...we're out there in fine voice!
visit http://www.timeout.com/competition/londonshopspoll
to cast your vote!
Thank you.
*closing date for nominations: Monday May 12th 2008.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Come join the fun!

This Saturday the 26th of April sees the GRAND OPENING of the Garden Events.
We kick things off with the 1st Edition Craft Guerrilla. A local and London based
group of artists, crafts people, designers and makers of fine hand made goods.
They'll be in the shop garden on a monthly basis waging war on mass produced tat!
Join us on Saturday from 10am for free refreshments and fairy cakes.

Craft Guerrilla diary:
1st edition Saturday 26th April from 10am - 5.30pm
2nd edition Saturday 31st May from 10am - 5.30pm
3rd edition Saturday 28th June from 10am - 5.30pm
4th edition Saturday 26th July from 10am - 5.30pm
5th edition Saturday 30th August from 10am - 5.30pm

ALSO coming soon...
FIRST THURSDAY... 1st May, 6.30pm. Join us for the OPENING of "SHOW TWO" in the Beautiful Interiors shop gallery.
VINTAGE CLOTHING events... Lots of yummy summer apparel for guys and girls!
OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS in our new gallery space "the experimental terrace"....

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More Preview Party Photos

The shop garden lit by candle light!
Taster of the MARCH exhibition!

Lovely shoppers checking out the Craft Market!

Don't forget that through out the Spring and Summer Beautiful Interiors will be hosting a whole
selection of events from monthly Craft Markets (for more information and dates visit www.craftguerrilla.com) , Vintage and nearly new clothing, accessories and apparel events (NEXT EVENT: Sat.7th and Sunday the 8th April), outdoor exhibitions and more!
Keep checking the blog page for new editions to the calendar!

Preview Party Photos

Lovely Lady in Vintage head gear!
Happy shoppers and happy stall holders!
Some more happy people!

Thank you to everybody that made last Sunday such a wonderful night!