Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Where's Wally ???

Thank you everyone who sent pictures of the orange poppy poster to me for my underground project. I've been really touched by the response I've had and its going to take me a while to complete but I'll share as soon as I am able.

I must also thank ArtsHub for writing about it, and of course I'm also grateful to the folk at Art Below who organise this fantastic concept of reclaiming public space from ad-land. Its a great idea and I'm thrilled to take part.

Art Below are running a special feature in the next show called 'Where's Wally'. There will be a life size image of the famous character on a poster somewhere on the London Underground. The first person to discover his exact whereabouts will win a free poster space in this year's Summer Art Below Campaign.

You can fill your space with whatever image you want (within copyright reason of course) so it could be a message to a loved one, a birthday greeting or a piece of your own art.

Why not have a go?

So, if you spot Wally then email info@artbelow.com stating the exact platform and station where you discovered him.
Happy hunting.

Call for artists.

In an attempt to reclaim public space from the ever-reaching fingers of ad-land, ArtBelow has made it possible for artists to exhibit their works in space used normally for advertising.

It doesn’t matter if you’re an artist, art buyer, or passer by. ArtBelow is bringing art to the masses in London – and it’s underground.

And that is their motto.

I exhibited in Feb/March and Art Below are seeking more artists to submit their work for consideration for the April/May show.

Here's the details:

For two weeks in April/May the works of 25 specially selected artists will be on display in major underground stations across the capital.
'The underground is a place where many Londoners will spend part of their everyday life - we want to give the individual the opportunity to contribute to that environment' : Ben Moore

As well as giving artists access to advertising space in the underground, ArtBelow also runs an on line art gallery for all the artists who exhibit on the tube. At ArtBelow it is either possible to buy original art work or high quality poster prints of the work.

If you would like to know more about how to see your art work, words and images on a 1 metre x 1.5 metre poster in a major tube station then visit the artbelow website and fill in the on line application form.

The next campaign is due to begin in late April / early May.