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‘Net Infinity’ exhibition

1 – 15 September 2022

Opening Reception: Friday 2 September, 6pm – 9pm 

(RSVP required)

Happenstance Gallery, Unit 1, 334 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V 9DR

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You are cordially invited to Net Infinity, an exhibition at our gallery space in Shoreditch. It features several artists chosen from the extended Happenstance community, including:

  • Margaret Ashman
  • Clare Dudeney
  • Andy Gashe
  • Ole Karako
  • Nicholas Mackey
  • Gosia Lapsa-Malawska
  • Hormazd Narielwalla
  • Blanca Regina

Sound Art Augmentation

Sound artist Georgina Brett performed live at the Net Infinity opening reception. Check out this interview and performance clip:

Blanca Regina and Moshi Honen performed an experimental electronic duet while using video mapping to illuminate the art works. Check out the behind-the-scenes and performance clips:

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Artists Course: How to Mount Your Own Artwork Professionally

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This is a course designed for artists to learn and practice main methods used in conservation framing when mounting their artworks.
Dates available:

Fri 26 July book

Fri 2 Augbook
Duration: 2-4pm
Location: Joseph Wales Studios (2 Dane Hill, Margate CT9 1QP)
Course price: FREE (all professional materials included); pre-booked only, places limited.

After this course you will know how to mount your artwork in three different ways:

– float mount raised for a box frame
– in a cut out window mount
– straight in for a browser

Only 8 places available.

What you need to bring with you: 3 artworks or photographs A4 size or smaller.

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Salon des Refusés 2019 | Margate

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Salon des Refusés 2019 Exhibition

Coordinated by Happenstance Art and Framing

Dates: 25 July – 8 August 2019

Location: Joseph Wales Studios

Free Entry

Sign Up for our Facebook event to get live updates.

RSVP for Opening Reception – Thursday 25 July 2019, 6pm-9pm.

  

In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presents the 9th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee will this year feature over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This is a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.

Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite works with winners announced at the exhibition’s finale on Saturday afternoon.

For live updates: 

Sign up to our Facebook event | Follow us on Twitter @DesRefuses | Follow us on Instagram @happenstancegallery 

 

Salon des Refusés Exhibition | 25 July – 8 August 2019 | Joseph Wales Studios, 2 Dane Hill, Margate CT9 1QP map | by Happenstance Art & Framing
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Salon des Refusés 2019 | London

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Salon des Refusés 2019 Exhibition

Coordinated by Happenstance Art and Framing

Dates: 12-15 June 2019

Location: Camden Image Gallery

Free Entry

View TOP 12 Artworks as Voted by the Public

  

In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presents the 8th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee will this year feature over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This is a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.

Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite works with winners announced at the exhibition’s finale on Saturday afternoon.

Exhibition open to the public:
12 June – 11am-6pm, 1:30pm Lunchtime Concert, 3:30-5:30pm Opening Tea Ceremony RSVP
13 June – 11am-8pm*
14 June – 11am-6pm, 1-4pm Workshops and Talks
15 June – 11am-5pm, 12-4pm Sound Art Performances, 4pm TOP-12 Artworks Announced

Wednesday 12th of June is the first chance to see the exhibition and meet the artists with live music and drinks.
The evening of Thursday the 13th of June is for the Opening Reception with late opening.
*Ticket only 6pm-8pm

 | Salon des Refusés Exhibition | 12-15 June 2019 | Camden Image Gallery, 174 Royal College Street, London NW1 0SP map | 
by Happenstance Art & Framing
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Artists Course: How to Mount Your Own Artwork Professionally

This is a course designed for artists to learn and practice main methods used in conservation framing.
Dates available: Thursday 31 January 2019 (sold out), 21 February 2019 (sold out), 7 March 2019 (sold out), 28 March 2019 (book).
Duration: 11am-4pm with a lunch break
Location: Happenstance Framing Studio (318 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DE, Haggerston)
Course price: £40 (all professional materials included); pre-booked only, places limited.

After this course you will know how to mount your artwork in three different ways:

– float mount raised for a box frame
– in a cut out window mount
– straight in for a browser

Only 5 places available.

What you need to bring with you: 3 artworks or photographs A4 size or smaller.

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21 February 2019 – sold out

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28 March 2019 – Follow to book

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Framing Shortlisted Artworks for the RA Summer Exhibition

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We have 8 years experience of assisting artists with their submissions to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. If you have been shortlisted for the next round of the RA competition, we can help you submit the original of your artwork to the RA on specified delivery days.

Note that it is very important that the artworks are framed in accordance with the RA standards and expectations. This is where our experience can help you: you can bring or post your artworks to us and know that they will be in reliable hands and will be submitted to the RA on your behalf on time and properly framed.

If you have shortlisted artworks and need our assistance, email us on art.happenstance@gmail.com .

Key Dates

Shortlisted artists will be notified on 14 March 2019.

Delivery days for shortlisted 2D artworks this year – Wednesday 1 May 2019. Once you’ve heard that your artworks have been shortlisted, contact us as soon as possible to ensure that there is sufficient time for postage and framing.

The final results will be announced on – 20 May 2019.


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Dictating to the Estate – Documentary Theatre Play

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Happenstance Art and Framing have donated 30 artworks to help raise funds for release of this new documentary play, recalling the events that led up to the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017.

Using contemporary blog posts, email correspondence and council reports, it tells the story of the refurbishment of the tower and of residents’ attempts to hold the contractors and local council to account. At the same time, it places this conflict in the wider context of the redevelopment of North Kensington, relating it to local people’s efforts to resist the privatisation of their public spaces and the dispersal of their community.

Find out more about the play

Playwright and author Nathaniel McBride and director Ryan Kiggell with their amazing team have already made an enormous effort to create this play to raise awareness about the events that led up to the Grenfell tragedy. All they need now is a little bit of support from everyone of us so that they can deliver this play to wider audience. That is why we are giving away 30 artworks to those generous of you who’d like to donate and support.

View donated artworks below. Each artwork has description with suggested donation in it. You can view the actual artworks at Happenstance framing studio (by appointment) or just browse below, donate and let us know which artwork you like, and we’ll give it to you as a thank you for your donation.

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The play will have its first two public readings at the Playground Theatre on 26-27 January 2019. View this event on social media

 

 

 

 

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Street Artists from East London’s Warehouse Scene

When we caught wind of a new East London street art commission – Happenstance Gallery’s home territory – we got excited about the opportunity to cast light on some of the local talent embedded in the North/East warehouse scene. In the end, the project went to a corporate outfit but we had such a great response to our call out that we decided to honour the street artists of our realm recommended by the good people of Fountayne Road, Manor House and Hackney Wick.

First mention may not yet go by ‘His Majesty’, although he can’t be that far away from inheriting some sort of lavish throne… Itaewon’s bright and dramatic paintings bash together familiar architectural references whilst the striking geometrical patterns serve to slice and pull out abstract forms. At first glance these images describe a surrealist landscape, a far away kingdom in an alternate universe. But then we become flooded with a sense of nostalgia and familiarity as we move to recognise the places within the pictorial fragments – patches and echoes of our East London neighbourhoods.

From Itaewon’s jaunts to Blackall Street we are transported from the eerily familiar to a psychedelic cosmic landscape; check out this collaboration between Itaewon and Joey Baker.

Joey Baker’s collaboration with Itaewon lands as the perfect match, with the pair intertwining their futuristic worlds. Climbing inside this work we get a taste for Baker’s interest in ancient philosophy, as indicated by the worlds’ patterned inhabitants. To get a clearer vision of Bakers style check out his illustrative works.

From a future world to the end of the world: Ali Campbell’s illustrative works speak of ecological disaster. The Mural above reminds me of Ali’s Iconic work: The Great Flood (see below). Ali’s earlier personal work is prescient, warning us of the threatening but not impossible disastrous times to come.

A more detailed account of these fascinating narratives can be heard on request, contact Ali through his website. Before moving on let’s have a look at one of Ali’s commercial works:

Boom.

Ali’s dynamism  has lead him to work across surfaces from paper, brick walls and human skin (that’s right, he’s a trained tattoo artist too). Ali, a man of many talents has just completed his MA in Scene Art and Illustration at the Old Vic, Bristol. So, if lockdown has got your creative juices flowing and your planning your next script, be sure to hit Ali up.

Ali’s Mural work at Upfest 2019

Now this next chap’s giants will certainly give you a Run for your money:

You usually have to travel to get your eyes a glimpse of the above masterpiece, however we’re in luck, Run has kindly given us local treats to feast our eyes upon too (so we won’t have to break travel restrictions any time soon.) His powerfully poetic works bring a colourful and  vitalising breath of life onto the streets of East London, and for this reason his work has a special place in our hearts.

Hackney heart, buffed by the council three days later, Feb’12

Container, Hackney Road with Mustafa Hulusi 

Next up and this artist causes quite the Riot with social issues and politics on the agenda. Frank Riot’s bold works have a huge impact, delivering a frank conversation (pun intended) on social justice issues to the streets.

In this Shoreditch, Frank highlights the increasing need for foodbanks.

This girl has some serious style – this piece was designed and painted after reading about the colossal fires devouring the Amazon.

With outstanding work and a fiercely quick response, Frank Riot is definitely one to watch.

Smiling faces. Masked Faces. Sometimes… Many Faces is a master and that is the undisputed truth! Don’t believe us? Check out his Instagram and you shall see the many faces of Many Faces all over the Instagram and all over our streets!

(Now I know these faces are everywhere, there really are Many faces but the important thing is do not panic.)

I repeat, do not PANIK

So, I told you not to Panik and you go and do the opposite.

This great artist sensed the times-a-coming and he’s giving us a stark message:

Glacier Melting

Whilst we all go about our daily lives adjusting to the new normal, his titles remind us of looming problems elsewhere. See more of his works here

I know it’s scary,

And it seems like its the end of the world (hmm I can sense a theme amongst our talented artists) but there is no point in hiding

Thanks Roots Graf Iti,

Instead…

Its time we take a leaf out of this artist’s book and be Brave ….Brave like Scotty Brave and brave like this guy:

I heard being brave is what adulthood is all about; it’s a well-known, best kept secret.

Not so secret: Tizer is one of East London’s Graffiti legends!

(I fancy myself a dip in that waterfall.)

From London Legend to World Nomad, meet Luke Grey.

This man, born colour blind, uses a weave of black and white patterns and textures within his drawings rather than tonal layering. His style is inspired by the complex and intricate drawings found in South East Asia. Inspired by his expansive travelling this artist is drawn to themes of religious ritual, occult mysticism and hallucinogenic visions.

Speaking of visions, catching a glimpse of Rae Smith. Her work is a fantastic sight and catching her down the Skatepark won’t go amiss too!

A skating enthusiast, you can catch Rae at the local park, that’s right Rae – you’ve been spotted!!

Now check out this fantastic portrait of Little Simz by MrOliverSwitch

Impressive! Although I can’t imagine how intense it would be to have a portrait so big staring at me.

Staying with the female theme, Hazard sprays a range of beauties:

With the street name as Hazard, Harriette Wood has been voted by the Guardian as one of the top 5 graffiti artists in the UK!

From the women on the street to woman on the street, Pixie London dedicates this one to her dad:

And this one to Karma Cola:

We have by no means provided an exhaustive list of street artists, but supplied a few choice names on our radar. Here’s a few more to watch out for:

Sam Porter

Ed Worley known for his works that celebrate pop references; think bugs bunny’s gang meets snoopys. His illustrative style has bold bright colours and line.

Whereas Jonny Ashmore uses stunning dreamy colours that swirl us back to the eternal stretching summers of childhood and balmy nights spent at teenage raves.

Finn O-Rourle

– Written by Emma Brassington

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2018 Exhibition – Salon des Refusés 2018

Salon des Refusés 2018

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In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presented the 7th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee this year featured over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This was a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.

Exhibition open to the public:
7 June – 6pm-9pm – RSVP
8 June – 10am-9pm*
9 June – 10am-9pm
10 June – 10am-5pm

7th of June is the First Thursdays event with live DJs.
The evening of Friday the 8th of June was for the Opening Reception with complimentary drinks and late opening.
*Ticket only 6pm-9pm