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93 Magazine launch

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“What we did then and who we are now.”

Young creatives, the 90’s generation, they’ve got their shit together.

It is rare that these days, any young artist, photographer or writer will have their work published as a physical form. The industry has dramatically changed, as our desire to have everything so immediately and at our convenience, has meant many magazines have struggled with online competition and ceased print all together. However recently, tangible publications with more depth and statement have come about. They have created a new enthusiasm for print and a revival of what the magazine should really be. Each one different and just as unique and interesting as the next. 93 utilises social and online media to support the printed publication and the artists involved, without discarding any anticipation for the physical copy.
93 is about the 90’s generation, for the 90’s generation. A celebration of talent and creativity, and an opportunity to get your work on some really nice paper.

Find out more here. Event details here.


Alfie Kungu

Loving the work of painter Alfie Kungu, check it out…

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Some of these pieces were created in collaboration with Elvin Jamil Sanders for a show called ‘Miss’ at Spike Island,  Bristol.

Beauté Sous le Pied (Beauty underfoot)


Beauté Sous le Pied (Beauty underfoot) is a new exhibition of photography by Peter Cain.

cueB Gallery is proud to present ‘Beauté Sous le Pied’, a captivating new series of prints by photographer Peter Cain. In a departure from Cain’s usual landscape images, this collection focuses on the finer details of the world around us. It invites the viewer to take the time to discover the beauty that lies, often unnoticed, beneath our feet.
At first glance the viewer is transported through time and space, presented with alien-like landscapes which enthral and intrigue. It is only upon closer inspection, when one engages with the subtle nuances of the images, it becomes apparent that these spectacular, and seemingly vast, ‘landscapes’ are in fact closer than we think.
It is Cain’s suggestive approach to this series that allows the viewer to question their own perceptions of the environment they inhabit when confronted with the mystifying images.

Curated by Franco la Russa
Exhibition runs from 15th August – 14th September 2014

cueB Gallery
325 Brockley Road
London SE4 2QZ

Out Of Hours – A Huddersfield creative group have just confirmed their second exhibition. To be held in the historic Bates Mill, a still working textiles mill with  a community of creative tenants.

‘Show Two’ runs from 24th to 27th October.  Stick it in your diary now, their first event was busy, there will be workshops and events to compliment the showing of their artworks.

To keep in the loop you can follow their Blog, Twitter and Facebook

Please Come. Exhibition photos.

Here are a small selection of the work by Oliver Lancaster from his latest show ‘Please Come’. The pieces are painted in enamels on canvas and aluminium.

'Family' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith www.oliverlancaster.co (4) 'Gin & Juice' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith www.oliverlancaster.co (2) 'Nude' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith www.oliverlancaster.co (3) 'Red Stripes' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith www.oliverlancaster.co (5) 'Smoke Break' Please Come. Exhibition photos. Oliver Lancaster Smith www.oliverlancaster.co (1)
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Please come.

PLEASE COME exhibition flyer-1 copy

Coffeevolution will open a unique exhibition featuring local artists Oliver Lancaster Smith and Joel Haslam on June 13th, on view until the end of July. Please Come will feature a selection of new works by the pair, including pieces exploring new techniques and themes for both artists. Having lived and traveled Asia together, this show is a result of their friendship and experiences …just don’t expect any Asian themes.
The private view will also host Boy Oliver, providing a soundtrack of world music, there may also be some other surprises!
Oliver Lancaster Smith has been illustrating and creating art professionally for the last 8 years, his clients include O2 Telefonica, Universal Music, Design Innovation Academy India, Stussy and Schuh. He has exhibited extensively locally and also London, Bristol, Bergen, Frankfurt and at Art Basel Miami.
Joel Haslam is a loose collection of molecules that can usually be found orbiting Coffeevolution. He also likes obligatory statements about cats.
Please Come.
Saturday 14th June, 8pm onwards

Coffeevolution, 8 Church St, Huddersfield,

West Yorkshire HD1 1DD

01484 432881

Art Basel Miami Beach

One of our editors Oliver Lancaster Smith will be exhibiting works at the esteemed Art Basel Miami Beach this year, as part of the ‘Heroes in Distress’ show, presented by Artists 4 Israel.

He will be showing 6 brand new pieces of work along the theme of the ‘Heroes in Distress’. If you are going to Art Basel this year, please drop in and have a look! We are very proud to be associated with such great organisations and artists.

This will be the 11th edition of Art Basel, the most prestigious art show in the Americas. More than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Art Basel Miami Beach runs from December 6 – 9th. Miami Beach, Florida.

You can find out more information about Art Basel Miami Beach here.
You can find out more on what Artists 4 Israel do here.
Art Basel homepage.

Don’t Panic

As mentioned earlier (here), last Thursday the Dirt Cheap team took a trip down to the Bench NQ store in Manchester for the launch of the Don’t Panic exhibition…

Mural in the Bench store, the store itself is pretty nice looking with some interesting displays.

The event took place in the Self Made Gallery, below the store. A nice, fairly large space with plenty of white wall space!

Video from the launch night.

As well as showcasing some of the best Don’t Panic posters from over the years the Private View also had live Life Drawing and music. A half naked model posed with Samurai sword, fans and feathers whilst some of Manchester’s finest, including Hammo & Benjamino drew quick sketches. The DJ, Rich Reason, played some pretty dope tunes all night with a mix of Hip-Hop, Funk and Soul.

The artwork was displayed with plenty of space and the room was nicely lit, it was good to get a look at some of the work I had never seen before… particular favourites were Hammo’s and Eelus also French artist C215 who was featured in a past Dirt Cheap Mag.

Their was a great turn out from local artists, students, and photographers and a well stocked bar! I can’t wait to get down to another event there, as there promises to be an exciting and varied program in the future.

Shamefully I even came home with spare drinks tokens… Am I getting old or something?

If you want to see the actual artwork you will have to get down there and see it in the flesh!

The exhibition runs from 19th of October – 12th November. At Bench NQ, Manchester.

Bench Homepage.

Don’t Panic Homepage.

Seung Mo Park – Amazing Portraits made from layers of cut wire mesh

Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park uses a technique of projecting photographs onto stacked layers of wire mesh (placed a couple of inches apart to create depth), which he then cuts into with pliers to create these incredible giant portraits.

Being an Art student is better than being a student of… Mathematics.

Stussy x David Shrigley

A video of one of my favourite artists David Shrigley, in his studio talking about his craft, made to coincide with the recent collaboration between the two.