Etsy seller HouseofCally creates colourful and contemporary illustration, fine art and textiles!
This incredibly detailed illustrated map of West London is a fine art giclee print. The comprehensive nature of the piece means you will spot something new each time you look at it.
The map is bright and fun and would be a fantastic addition to any home or workplace. Please spread the love.
WHERE: London South bank
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
WHEN: August, 2015
Title Image by Jack Bell Gallery via 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
- Europe’s leading Contemporary African Art Fair returns to Somerset House for a third year (15 – 18 October 2015)
- Follows successful New York debut earlier this year
- Bigger than ever before, the fair will now feature 38 exhibitors to showcase work by more than 150 African artists across the East, West and South Wings
- An extensive programme of talks with thought-leaders from across the art world hosted by 1:54’s FORUM curated by Koyo Kouoh
Following a successful New York debut earlier this year, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair is set to return to London this October (15 – 18) to present its most substantial showcase yet. Taking place once again in the historic setting of Somerset House, the fair takes on an additional third wing this year and will feature 38 exhibitors representing more than 150 contemporary artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
The fair will present an opportunity to discover and appreciate contemporary African art in mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and installation with a cross-section of works from across the continent. Highlights of artists (and their galleries) include:
- Otobong Nkanga (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc) – an Art Review FutureGreat
- Sammy Baloji (Axis Gallery) – designing an in-situ installation for the gallery at the fair
- Ibrahim El Salahi (Vigo Gallery) – one of the leading figures that launched Tate modern’s outlook on African and Arab modernism with his inaugural exhibition “A Visionary Modernist”
- Athi-Patra Ruga (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc) – winner, 2015 Standard Bank Young Artist of the Year Award for Performance Art
- Edson Chagas (APALAZZOGALLERY) – winnner of the Golden Lion with the Angolan Pavillion at the 55th Venice Biennale and soon to exhibit at MoMa.
- Other highlights of this year’s fair inlcude: Aboudia (Galerie Cecile Fakhoury), Boris Nzebo (Jack Bell Gallery), Gonçalo Mabunda (Jack Bell Gallery), Ibrahim Mahama (APALAZZOGALLERY), Meschac Gaba (In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc), Romuald Hazoumè (October Gallery), Sokari Douglas Camp CBE (October Gallery), Virginia Chihota (Tiwani Contemporary)and many more.
Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director of 1:54 says:
“It’s a great feeling to be announcing our return to London with a collection of galleries and artists of this calibre. The response to having doubled in size last year and debuted in New York has been overwhelming and as a result, some of the most inspiring contemporary artists from Africa will be represented at the fair. 1:54 London 2015 will continue to celebrate the diversity and growing popularity of art from Africa’s 54 countries and we hope that more people will visit and discover the quality of work being produced in the region and by its diaspora.”
As well as 32 galleries, 1:54 will feature four special projects and two solo shows including a unique lounge area designed by Hassan Hajjaj’s Morrocan based Larrache Studio. The individual shows include Kapwani Kiwanga’s Flowers for Africa, an exhibition celebrating the independence of the 54 African countries through the reproduction of flower arrangements and a Kinshasa street life photography exhibition by Congolese artist Kiripi Katembo.
Over the past three years, 1:54 has established itself as a leading voice on contemporary African art. 1:54 will host its hugely popular FORUM programme – a three-day critical conversations series comprising of artist talks, panel discussions and film screenings curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of RAW Material Companyand curator of 2016 EVA International,Ireland’s Biennial. With a focus on North Africa this year,discussion topics will include the current trajectories of contemporary African artistic production and practice. The conversations will explore the cultural diversity of artistic traditions that form the rich universe of the African experience.
The fair will be designed by award-winning architectural and design studio RA Projects (Rashid Ali). RA Projects will insert a series of richly coloured sculptural interventions across the East, South, and West Wings of Somerset House.
Online platform Artsy will be producing an extensive digital catalogue of the fair at Artsy.net and on the Artsy iPhone app making it possible to experience the fair around the world.
List of exhibitors
Art Twenty One, Lagos
ARTCO Gallery, Aachen
Axis Gallery, New York
CIRCA Gallery, Johannesburg
Ed Cross Fine Art, London
Fondation Donwahi, Abidjan
Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury, Abidjan
Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris
Galerie Maïa Muller, Paris
Galerie MAM, Douala
GALLERY AOP, Johannesburg
Galleri Flach, Stockholm
In Situ / Fabienne Leclerc, Paris
Jack Bell Gallery, London
Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town
KooVha Gallery, Harare
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Seattle
October Gallery, London
Omenka Gallery, Lagos
Primo Marella Gallery, Milan
Sabrina Amrani Gallery, Madrid
Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis
Tamar Golan Gallery, Luanda
Tiwani Contemporary, London
Vigo Gallery, London
BASMOCA (Basma Al Sulaiman Museum of Contemporary Art), Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fondation Zinsou, Cotonou, Benin
Hassan Hajjaj, Larrache Studio, Marrakech
Qubeka Bead Studio, Cape Town, South Africa
For more information
WHERE: London, South bank
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
WHEN: August, 2015
Vou Brown is an independent multi-brand African fashion boutique located close to the heart of central London. A contemporary styled destination store that brings together a beautiful showcase of established and emerging labels. With an exciting stylish fashion led edit of women’s wear, jewellery, bags, accessories and lifestyle products for the style savvy shopper, you will always find something new in Vou Brown. Whether you are shopping for a gift or treating yourself to something new, there is always something new and interesting to see or try on.
74 Willesden Lane Kilburn
Tues – Sat: 10:30am – 6:30pm
Sunday – Mon: closed
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7328 8843
This year’s edition edition of the Africa Centre Summer Festival takes place on Saturday, the 1st of August. ‘August in Africa’, will be held in Covent Garden’s iconic Piazza on Saturday, August 1st from 12pm-10pm and will explore the theme of portraiture through contemporary photography. Everyone with an interest in Africa will have an opportunity to celebrate and experience first-hand the best of African culture, including exhibitions, workshops for children and adults, pop-up fashion and dance shows, entertainment, live music, delicious African food and much, much more. And it’s FREE!
Asa the Parisian born Nigerian singer songwriter will be performing at 8.15pm in the Piazza so definitively worth a visit with friends.
In addition, you can try on (or even buy) Urbanknit clutches, totes, blazers and more at the Vou Brown Boutique stand.
Hope to see you there!
WHERE: Covent Garden Piazza, London
WHEN: August 1st, 12 – 10 PM
MORE INFO: www.africacentrefestival.com
Thames & Hudson to publish EAST END FASHIONISTAS: A photographic celebration of street style in London’s most creative and inspiring quarter.
Multicultural, adjacent to London’s wealthy financial district, home to artists and designers of all stripes, funky boutiques and a vibrant night-life, the East End is alive with creative possibility. Now photographer Anthony Webb – who travelled the world to photograph the most interesting destinations in Thames & Hudson’s StyleCity series – has trawled the streets of East London, photographing its most colourful characters and inspirational personalities, all stylishly individual and self-fashioned to the extreme.
An inspiring style resource from a fresh new voice, all the images in East End Fashionista were taken exclusively for this book and have not been seen before. In a heady mix of fashionable portraits animated by aphorisms culled from the graffiti that adorns the streets of East London, Webb captures the true spirit of one of the most creative places on earth, the jump off point for many of the world’s leading fashion designers and a continually evolving place of inspiration for the style-obsessed and culturally curious.
East End Fashionistas
Publication date: 14 September 2015
Anthony Webb is a London-based photographer. He was one of the principal photographers for Thames & Hudson’s StyleCity series.
23.0 x 17.7cm
c. 600 illustrations
ISBN 978 0 500 518137
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
WHEN: January 2015
This particular shop window display in Selfridges strangely enough reminds me of the insides of the market stalls that sell fabric in Balogun Market, Lagos Island in Nigeria. The mad yet orderly mix of colour and variety is usually the theme.
Urbanknit will be at the winter 2014 edition of Crème de la Femme, the sensational luxury networking event created by Screen Nation for women of influence, scheduled to take place on the 3rd Dec at the 5 star Athenaeum Hotel overlooking The Green Park.
Crème de la Femme is hosted by top actress Dona Croll and is a totally unique fine dining gathering of many of the highest achieving women in the UK with a diverse invited guest list that includes Moira Stuart OBE, Mica Paris, Dame Kelly Holmes, Beverley Knight, Natalie Gumede, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and many others. See www.cremedelafemme.net
Crème de la Femme is produced by specialist marketing company Screen Nation Media, best known for creating and producing Europe’s leading diverse Film & TV media event, the Screen Nation Awards aka the ‘Black Bafta’s’.
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better way to get your shopping started. Drop in to pick up unique gifts for yourself and loved ones this Christmas. Come and find us with the Vou Brown boutique.
Enter promo Code xmas2014 for £7 discount, so you only pay £3. Tickets available here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creme-de-la-femme-exclusive-luxury-christmas-shopping-experience-tickets-9280559403
W1J 7BJ London
Date: 3rd December, 2014
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Founded by Danielle Reid and Rob Reid in 2012, Folklore is a home and lifestyle store based on a simple idea that better living is possible through design.
We value integrity, simplicity and craftsmanship. We are drawn to functional goods that are created with care and made to last. The best products are the ones that age well and stand the test of time – goods that will exist long after we’re gone.
They have an online store but have a lovely little shop in Islington, London which is absolutely worth the visit. I have popped in and was immediately accosted by a certain sense of calm. The even muted tones, the soft fabrics, the natural materials used. Lovely
You really do get a sense of the quality and the craftsmanship that has gone into every product that is available. If you like simple, clear, even detailing and design, Folklore is certainly for you.
Address: 193 Upper Street,Islington, London N1 1RQ, United Kingdom
Opening Times: Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm – 5.30pm
Telephone: +44(0) 207 354 9333 1