Oct
18
to Nov 4

Martin Grover : Motown Magic

Studio 7 Projects & Jenny Blyth Fine Art present...

Martin Grover: Motown Magic, 23 October – 4 November 2017. 

"The paintings of old 7” singles have narrative and romantic thread. Collecting LP’s and singles from an early age, it felt natural to start painting some of these old records as still life. Enlarging them to over a metre square, they become intense, capturing that larger than life feeling, the nostalgia thatcertain songs and labels can trigger."  Martin Grover.

Grover is a consummate realist artist, who by contrast creates paintings that are whimsical and nostalgic. Much of his work explores narrative of day-to-day life in South London from local shopkeepers and their wares, to scenes from urban parks.  There is a quirkiness and storybook element to the style of his compositions that goes beyond the narrative, but this exhibition is an unabashed celebration of his vinyl paintings - Motown classics from the seventies such as Marvin Gaye’s iconic ‘What’s Going On’ and Yvonne Fair’s unforgettable ‘It Should Have Been Me'.  Martin Grover trained with a BA Hons in Fine Art in Nottingham and MA at The Royal Academy Schools. His work is in international collections and has been awarded many prizes such as The John Moores Exhibitions. He has exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions. 

Curated by Jenny Blyth & Saff Williams.

Opening Hours (appointment only - saff@acrylicize.com / 07498 734 257) - Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm / Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm

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Nov
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

Root Down x Creative Debuts @ Juju's Bar & Stage

Due to popular demand, Root Down is back and coming to a bigger venue. 
Join us at Juju's Bar & Stage as part of We Are Robots Festival.
 
Live art by Mr Christa as part of our collaboration with Creative Debuts, and artwork by Shesh.


James Burke (aka Shesh), Acrylicize founder, artist and drummer welcomes you for a night
of live music with a full open mic policy - it’s first come first served, so come
step up and show us your skills. 

Line Up:
Featuring: Poetcurious / The Repeat Beat Poet / Des'ree / Benny Diction / Leah Vee
& the best in up and coming talent.
Vocals: Anna Krantz / Turntables: Kojak / Bass: Jonny Krantz / Keys: Rob Major / Drums: James Burke


RSVP amber@studio7shoreditch.com

 

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Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Reinventing Business

Join us for the fifth instalment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

We will be joined by guest speaker Nicki Fisher from The Pret Foundation

Everyone is creative - whether they believe it or not.

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

The Sonic Sensorium

Inspired by the emerging field of Crossmodalism The Sonic Sensorium explores the interaction of the senses, pairing music and sound, to taste and aroma, creating an all encompassing sensual experience.

The Sonic Sensorium is a concert and tasting menu that takes the work of three live musicians and couples them with a either a [bespoke] perfume, [creative] cocktail or [artful] appetiser, created by award-winning Food Historian and Artist, Tasha Marks in collaboration with art collective, Acrylicize. Join us in the hidden New York loft-style venue of Studio 7 Shoreditch, neighbouring the Acrylicize studios.

AVM Curiosities, has been exploring the relationship between art and food through a series of high-calibre events and edible interventions since 2011. Founded by award-winning food historian Tasha Marks, (Grey Goose Iconoclast of Taste 2013, Selfridges Bright Young Thing 2013 and Young British Foodie 2013 – Experiential Finalist) AVM Curiosities champions the use of food as an artistic medium, with projects ranging from museum-style exhibitions and sculptural installations to interactive lectures and limited-edition confectionery.

Vanity Fair calls AVM Curiosities ‘London at it’s crazy-best’, while London store Sick-Note describe Tasha’s work as ‘the love child of Leonardo Da Vinci, Willy Wonka and Ferran Adria.’Previous patrons have included the Royal Academy of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, The National Trust and Selfridges - each of these projects eventuating in a unique and sensory art experience.

TICKETS HERE

 

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Nov
30
to Dec 6

I'm Only a Temporary Custodian of These Works

With their upcoming exhibition 'I'm Only a Temporary Custodian of These Works' Magnus Gjoen and Sara Pope come together to contemplate the fleeting nature of life, beauty and possession. We capture tweaked moments of our lives on social media trying to make ourselves look happy and perfect, while the opposite is often the truth. 

Sara's work aims to capture beauty in a state of exaggerated  perfection, a state made profound only by its very temporary nature. While Magnus' works show a hint of the trouble behind the picture perfect façade. 

Together their art combine to create an exhibition that explores contemporary ideals of beauty, perfection and the desire for possession, all being impossible concepts.

Private View: Thursday 30th November, 7-10pm

Opening hours: Friday 1st December / Monday 4th / Tuesday 5th / Wednesday 6th December, 10am - 5:30pm

 

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Dec
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Transformations

Join us for the sixth instalment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

Everyone is creative - whether they believe it or not.

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Jan
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Living the Legend

Join us for the sixth instalment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

We will be joined by Mikey & Milo Craig - the bass player of Culture Club and his musician son - on living with success and failure and staying fresh.

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Feb
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Ask the Expert

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Join us for the third installment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

We will be joined by Claire Bridges - MSc in Creativity, Leadership and Innovation /Founder of cutting edge creative consultancy Now Go Create / Author of 'In Your Creative Element' / judge at Cannes Lion Festival.

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Oct
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Everything Has Been Done Before

Join us over live music & bespoke beverages for the launch of Acrylicize's first exhibition - 16 artists creating brand new works around the theme, 'Everything Has Been Done Before'. 

Acrylicize are a collective of Artists, Designers and Craftsmen, disrupting both the traditional art world model and accepted notions of branding. By playing in the space between Art and Design we tell the unique stories of our global clients, creating bespoke artworks that champion our concept of ‘Art as Identity’.

Inspired by the search for purity of an idea, against the backdrop of unlimited information, the individual artists of Acrylicize here interpret the statement, ‘Everything Has Been Done Before’, questioning the notion, ‘does a truly ‘original’ idea exist?’

The means of artistic expression, we are told, are infinite and the topics available for questioning and discussion are limitless, yet often artists discover their “original” idea already exists.

What effect on creativity and authenticity of an artwork does living in the age of social media, where we can see what everyone else is doing all the time? Blurring between the author and the audience through expanding publication, proliferation and dissemination of imagery could reinforce a loss of an artworks ‘aura’ as first asserted by Walter Benjamin his best-known work ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’. Yet this loss of an artworks traditional meaning can liberate and free artworks from their initial intensions, allowing a collective re-appropriation and reconstruction. Furthermore Ludwig Wittgenstein argued that copying and reimagining artworks is important to distinguish “it” art from non-art via the notion of ‘family resemblance’.

Should artists be prevented from realising an idea because it has been done in a similar form elsewhere, and does this make it any less relevant?  These questions are integral to our practise, our industry and the creative culture as a whole.

RSVP to amber@studio7shoreditch.com - very limited spaces available 

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Oct
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Loving the Journey

Join us for the third installment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

We will be joined by Tor Udall - after writing mainly for herself for 20 years, Dancer Tor Udall mastered her craft, but did not become a published author until last year. Her incredibly successful debut novel A thousand paper birds is now taking the book world by storm. She studied theatre and film before co-founding a dance-theatre company, and spent most of her twenties directing, writing and performing.Tor will explore with us her creative journey and how she keeps her flow and faith in the process no matter what challenges appear. @TorUdall

Why is it that on some days the muse can find us and on others it seems we are stuck with our own version of writers block? The Creative Power of the Mind is a monthly series of talks with Elizabeth Lovius, interviewing a variety of creative guest speakers to find the true source of creative insight.

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Swipe Hype: Episode 1

The Swipe Hype: Episode # 1

A modern-day salon, to discuss dating apps and the fresh new anxieties they bring. Hosted by Bombom and Lola Blackheart. 

The dating game has changed with the introduction of the swipe. Like conveyor belt sushi, delish dish after next is served in an endless loop. Yet the exciting world of possibilities, butterflies in the belly and witty opening lines is rife with fake identities, cruel jokes, disappearing acts and heartache. 

What to expect

In the comfort of a cosy Shoreditch loft and fueled by drink we discuss the sometimes exciting, sometimes exasperating world of dating apps. Expect a judgement free environment designed to encourage debate, swap stories and try to make sense of contemporary dating culture. 

Speakers at episode # 1: You'll meet a certain ‘Tinderella' who travelled across the world to marry her match / poet, rapper & teacher Christian Foley / writer of the wonderfully weird short film Lover me Tinder. 

Who should attend

If you're interested in tech and its impact on society or enjoy the twisted tales of Black Mirror, Catfish or Turned On, this one's for you. If you're an experienced swiper, dabble in dating or have never used the apps - but are itching to know what the fuss is about - come along! 

About the hosts 

Bombom is Content Producer at Creative Review magazine. She's spent the last two years studying the impact of social media on identity at Goldsmiths University. 

Lola Blackheart is the creator of Time Out’s recommended speed dating night, Single Cylinders, and Events & Marketing Manager at Studio 7 Shoreditch and Acrylicize. 

Both are self-confessed serial daters, ready to share their stories from the app underworld. 

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE (very limited available)

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Sep
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Root Down: Part 2

FOR THE LOVE OF HIP HOP MUSIC: PART 2

After our big kick-off in June, Root Down is back. Calling all MC’s and spoken word poets;
this is your chance to pick up the mic and lay down your bars over live Hip Hop breaks.


James Burke (aka Shesh), Acrylicize founder / creative director,
artist and drummer welcomes you for an intimate night of live music with a full open mic policy -
it’s first come first served, so come step up and show us your skills. 

Line Up:

Featuring: Poetcurious / Christian Foley / The Repeat Beat Poet / Thomas 'Ghettogeek' Owoo / MONGODes'ree / Gemme WeekesChris Gabriel / Leah Vee & the best in up and coming talent.

Vocals: Anna Krantz / Turntables: Kojak / Bass: Jonny Krantz / Keys: Rob Major / Drums: James Burke


Very limited spaces - RSVP to amber@studio7shoreditch.com

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Sep
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind: Backing Yourself

Join us for the 2nd instalment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resilience coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

Everyone is creative - whether they believe it or not.

This episode will feature Jamie Brooker and Johan Brand, the founders of Kahoot! an award winning educational app dedicated to making learning awesome with over 50 million users, who know a lot about trusting ‘not knowing’ - having set sail in the direction of changing the world through technology with very little idea about what or how – other than passion, purpose and a set of human values. They are now starting something new! Find out about their journey and their insights along the way.

More about Kahoot!
The Kahoot! Mission / The Kahoot! inclusive philosophy and design process 

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. 

TICKETS HERE

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Aug
3
to Aug 6

Cartooning the Landscape: The Alchemy of Creativity

Join us for the private view of Cartooning the Landscape: The Alchemy of Creativity by Chip Sullivan on Thursday 3rd August @ 7pm (Very limited spaces - RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com). Chip will give a 30 minute lecture & reading, followed by a book signing. 

Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor of landscape architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Chip received the 2016 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects which recognised significant excellence in landscape architecture education. His latest book, Cartooning the Landscape, concerns the metaphysics of drawing and learning how to ‘see.’ The Foundation for Landscape Studies selected Cartooning the Landscape for the 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson prize for accomplishment in the field of garden history and landscape studies.

Exhibition opening hours (no RSVP needed)Friday 4th August, 10am-5:30pm / Saturday 5th August, 11am-5pm / Sunday 6th August, 12pm-5pm

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Aug
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Creative Power of the Mind 1

Following the successful launch event, join us for the first instalment of The Creative Power of the Mind - a series of events featuring a selection of creatives from artists, writers and musicians, to experts in creativity and those who make a living selling creative ideas. Each will be hosted by resiliance coach, Elizabeth Lovius.

Everyone is creative - whether they believe it or not.

Our first speaker of the series is John Scott who has worked in the creative industry for 16 years, 8 of which as a design director delivering retail and branding projects for some of the worlds top brands. Around 2013, however, he had noticed that the effortless and instinctive way that ideas would come to him in the early part of his career were rarer and increasingly sporadic. How and when he would find himself in a creative flow became more unpredictable. John began to look for ways to have his mind be more consistently creatively productive. At this talk we will be discussing the nature of the creative mind. Is it something we do or is it something much more natural?

John Scott a former Creative Director, is now a coach and Founder of iamJohnScott and co-creator of A Curious World.

Join Elizabeth and John to explore:

- How does the creative mind work?
- What are the blocks and limits to creativity?
- Are good ideas rationed and where do they come from?
- Can anyone be creative?
- How can you unlock your creative potential?

Elizabeth Lovius is a Leadership Coach who helps leaders access creative flow, build relationships and lead real change. She works with the game-changing universal principles of the mind that explain what makes us all tick and how we can easily access our natural resilience and creative flow. Elizabeth is an award winning facilitator, a speaker on the power of the mind and author of the creativity workbook: Facilitating Genius.

TICKETS HERE

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Jul
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Faces of the Community: Launch

Join us for the launch event of 'Faces of the Community' at Principal Place, 115 Worship Street - RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com

ABOUT THE PIECE

From the 24th to the 28th of July, six UK artists will energetically paint 16 large-scale portraits ‘plein air’ across Principle Place’s brand new piazza. The new Brookfield development offers a thriving public space, set to stage an exciting programme of events and community driven activities.

Faces of the Community expresses the unique vibrancy of Shoreditch as seen through the faces of its residents. Taking inspiration from Victorian silhouettes made popular in the 19th century, these contemporary portraits capture the energy, diversity and colours of Shoreditch.
 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Mr Cenz

Mr Cenz has been scribbling on surfaces since 1988 when he first discovered hip- hop culture and graffiti art. Working from portrait and fashion photographs, he creates abstracted and mysterious compositions. Fusing photorealism, illustration and graffiti, his distinctive style layers intricate and flowing letterforms, shapes and line work in a uniquely rhythmic way that can be seen all over London.

Stephen Chappell

Stephen Chappell is a self-taught artist. His work bridges a gap between ne art and street art, playfully moving across styles and medium. His latest body of work focuses on portraiture and gurative designs, layered and distorted to create a sense of depth and texture. Chappell enjoys working on a large scale, often on found and reclaimed materials.

Isabella Timothy

Most comfortable at large scale for its notable impact, Timothy makes
use of colour, composition and texture. Fascinated by the contrast and inconsistencies between self perception and perception by others, self-taught Timothy continuously returns to self-portraiture. Her work seeks to capture the vitality and emotions of the people around her in their natural environments and situations.

Brook Tate

Brook Tate primarily works in oils, with a focus on portraiture and the human subject. She aims to capture the feelings and emotions of her models and depict the stories behind their faces. A self-taught UK based painter, she is attracted to creating bold and powerful work that is highly influenced by traditional painting techniques.

Rosie Crawley

Crawley’s practice responds to an individual’s personal experience of trauma. Using fragmented imagery, she often leaves parts of her canvas blank representing the distance she believes people feel when looking at the pain of others.

Carne Griffiths

Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka, Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. His images explore human, geometric and oral forms, abstracting images and situations encountered in daily life. His work has a dreamlike quality that invites the viewer to escape into an inner realm.

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Jun
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rich Simmons: Artist Talk & Exhibition

Join us to hear renowned street artist Rich Simmons tell his story and show some of his brand new work in the lead up to his exhibition at Box Galleries on 21st June.

RSVP to amber@acrylicize.com - very limited spaces

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May
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Frieze Acadmey: Making it Happen - Introduction to Curating #4

Sarah McCrory, Matthew Brown, Eva Kellenberger and Zoe McLeod explore how PR, design and project management are vital elements of curating

In this new series of four sessions organised by Sarah McCrory, respected professionals discuss differing aspects of the wide-ranging practice of curating.

Making it Happen is the fourth and final session and will explore how PR, design and project management are vital elements of curating. Matthew BrownEva Kellenberger and Zoe McLeod will discuss their work and how they allow artists, curators and organisations to perform at their best. They will also offer practical advice.

This series is a must-attend for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a curator or studying this field.

Limited tickets HERE

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