Tag: Art in East London

Mark Dion: Theatre of the Natural World at Whitechapel Gallery until 13 May 2018

Explorer, collector, activist and conjuror of theatrical environments American artist Mark Dion (b.1961) has travelled through rainforests and rubbish dumps to reveal the wonder and fragility of life on earth. Dion uses specimens – natural and manmade – to make uncanny representations of these environments. His drawings, sculptures and installations draw on the techniques of scientific enquiry and museum display; and on the telling of natural histories. 🌎

We embark on a journey through a sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present. The exhibition begins with The Library for the Birds of London (2018), a new commission continuing a series of aviaries Dion has created since 1993. The roomy sanctuary is a temporary home to 22 zebra finches, which are well-known for being social creatures. Visitors are invited into the aviary, which has an apple tree at its centre, referencing the tree of life. Over 600 books devoted to ornithology, environmentalism, literature and the natural sciences surround the birds. A scholar’s study invites us to unravel intricate drawings and models; while the Bureau for the Centre of the Study for Surrealism and its Legacy displays the strange magic of obsolete things. The muddy banks of the Thames have also yielded their treasures for poetic display in a gigantic cabinet; while The Wonder Workshop displays the ghosts of animals and instruments, many of them extinct and obsolescent. Each immersive environment is also a habitat, evoking the characters that observe, conserve or exploit the natural world.


Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Monday closed
Tuesday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-6pm
Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday 11am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

£12.95 book online

The Other Air Fair and Moniker Art Fair @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 9th October 2016


Friday 12pm-9pm
Saturday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-6pm

@ The Old Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Tickets: £8 book online The Other Art Fair or Moniker Art Fair (includes entry to The Other Art Fair, Crossroads and Moniker Art Fair)


The Other Art Fair and Moniker Art Fair share the Old Truman Brewery to showcase art available to buy direct from emerging and undiscovered artists.

The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art, presents 130 of the best emerging artists handpicked by a committee of art industry experts.

Moniker Air Fair is London’s event for contemporary art with its roots embedded in urban culture.

Both fairs showcase independent and established talent in one space and tickets allow access to both fairs!

The Other Art Fair @ Old Truman Brewery / until Sunday 19th October 2014

The Other Art Fair at Old Truman BreweryTIME AND PLACE:

Friday 17th 11:00-19:00
Saturday 18th 11:00-19:00
Sunday 19th 11:00-18:00

@ Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 6QL


Tickets: £8 book online

The Other Art Fair is London’s leading artist fair and the only event that connects art lovers of all tastes and experience, directly with 130 of the most talented emerging and unrepresented artists.

Choose from over 1,000 pieces to buy from just £50. More than just an art fair, an art experience, enjoy art talks, immersive theatre, art and music performances, kids create area, food & drink and much more.

The Other Art Fair will once again share its home with Moniker Art Fair during London’s most important art week. Your ticket will gain you entry to both fairs.

2 fairs. 130 unrepresented artists. 20 innovative galleries. 1 big weekend of art!

Jaguarshoes Collective Launch Electronic Sheep @ The Old Shoreditch Station / Thursday 25th October 2012


Opens 6.30pm – 9pm
Short film preview 7.30pm

@ The Old Shoreditch Station
1 Kingsland Road, E2 8AA

Free entry, complimentary drinks from 6.30pm

The Old Shoreditch Station is a unique cafe bar and exhibition venue with a thoroughfare to No-one‘s boutique clothing shop. Under the Jaguarshoes Collective, they introduce a new knitwear collection from Electronic Sheep. Each piece of knitwear is based on a still from a film created by Electronic Sheep about a beatnik girl making her way from the city to her apartment, set in the 60s. Something surreal and sinister is occurring.

Electronic Sheep’s ‘A Knitted Film’ made from these stills will preview at the launch. Produced by the artist Cliona Harmey with soundtrack by Keystone Kops.

20% discount off the new collection on launch night only!

For more information visit the Jaguarshoes website.

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Free Range @ The Old Truman Brewery / 3rd June – 25th July 2011


Exhibition days:
Fridays to Sundays 10am-7pm and Mondays 10am-4pm

Closed: Tuesdays to Thursdays

@ The Old Truman Brewery
91-95 Brick Lane
E1 6QL

Entry: Free


Free Range is arriving to the Old Truman Brewery and we’re not talking chickens.

The UK’s largest art and design graduate talent exhibition is back for its eleventh year, giving us a sneak peak into blossoming creative talent. All of this contained in the the popular Old Truman Brewery structure in London’s East End.

2011 is set to be the exhibition’s biggest year yet, with the return of the highly successful ‘Fashion and Design’ category which launched last year and the introduction of a further new ‘Moving Image’ exhibition, which will join photography, art, graphic design and interior design on the schedule for the largest showcase of visually creative work to date.

The exhibition will be running over eight weeks with a new category every week.

•Week One: Fashion and Design
•Week Two: Design
•Week Three: Photography
•Weeks Four: Photography
•Week Five: ‘New Blood’
(in collaboration with D&AD)
•Week Six: Art
•Week Seven: Interior Architecture
•Week Eight: Motion Arts

Go check out Britain’s up and coming creative talent.

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