Posts Tagged ‘London’

The Lights Are On… Exhibition

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Posted by Spike Dennis

The Lights Are On... Exhibition, London - Marie Louise Plum

The Lights Are On… Exhibition

Ou Marie is taking part in The Lights Are On… exhibition at Fox Court (a Uthink PDP venue), London.

The Lights Are On… is a group exhibition relating to and exploring issues of mental health, well-being and the quirks of human existence and takes its title from the saying ‘the lights are on but no one is home’ which alludes to the idea of someone being preoccupied, be it by an outside distraction or something more subconscious.

Marie will be presenting a sound and performance work at the opening reception – don’t miss it!

Opening reception: Thursday 23rd October 18.00 – 21.00

Exhibition opening times:
Weekends 11.00 – 17.00
And by appointment during the week.

Closing reception: Saturday 8th November 18.00 – 21.00

Click here for the Facebook events page.

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Exhibition Installing at Winns Gallery

Monday, July 1st, 2013
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Marie Louise Plum at Winns Gallery, Walthamstow

Exhibition Installing at Winns Gallery

Last Thursday and Friday Marie, Layla and I headed to Winns Gallery in Walthamstow, London, to install our latest exhibition.

Once Upon Again at Winns Gallery in the second iteration of of this exhibition which was conceived by Layla and originally exhibited at Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff earlier this year. Work on show explores some of the darker undertones within fairy tales that were once so much more apparent in these stories.

The installation was a challenge as the gallery came equipped with it’s own hanging system and we were banned from putting any screws or nails directly into the walls. After much practice and tweaking we finally got to grips with it and the work on show is at lot less wonky than it appears in the picture above. Pop down to the gallery this week to see for yourself.

This second outing for Once Upon Again feature more work from Layla and Marie as well as a video show reel which shows of the puppet shows that we performed live at Milkwood Gallery back in March.

Click the thumbnails below to view some more images from our exhibition installation last week.

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Layla Holzer drawing at Winns Gallery, WalthamstowMarie-Louise plum Installing at Winns Gallery, WalthamstowInstalling at Winns Gallery, Walthamstow

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Spike Dennis

Friday, August 24th, 2012
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Posted by Spike Dennis

‘So come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned. Just think happy things and your heart will fly on wings forever in Never-Never Land’
- Peter Pan

Born in the late great summer of nineteen eighty something Spike Dennis displayed an aptitude for making and creating at a young age primarily through his love of playing with Duplo™ and Stickle Bricks. He spent several years floating around inside his own dreams imagining that he was roaming the mountain tops in the far north, chasing the Lunar Hare with a fish knife, before eventually giving up his preschool toys in exchange for some paints and brushes.

Spike trained at the prestigious Wimbledon School of Art in London where he was taught the deepest darkest secrets of the age old tradition that is Fine Art Painting. He later completed his Masters Degree in Fine Art following which he developed his purple tendencies, a lust for unicorn porn and a textiles based arts practice.

With a penchant for big hair, acrylic paint and peroxide Spike won’t be satiated until he has taken his distorted visions of the world around us to the furthest reaches of the universe.

Unicorn Dating (John) by Spike DennisUnicorn Dating (Grant) by Spike DennisThe Christmas Krampus Shadow Puppet PerformanceBaba Yaga by Spike DennisPunch & Judy by Layla Holzer & Spike DennisBaba Yaga by Spike DennisMelancholy by Spike DennisBaba Yaga by Spike Dennis

Baba Yaga by Spike Dennis

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Marie-Louise Plum

Saturday, August 18th, 2012
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Illustrator: Marie-Louise Plum

Marie-Louise Plum is a British illustrator based in London.

Working freehand in pen and ink, Marie-Louise creates creepy characters and fantastical vignettes full of mischief and humour.
As well as good ol’ fashioned editorial illustration, Marie has worked on a varied range of projects including a large scale wall piece for Forest Hall in Edinburgh, custom made Moleskine design for Modofly and wooden puzzles (one of which even snuck its way in to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London).

2008 saw the incarnation of her contemporary spirit masks, resulting in interactive live art installations taking place in Edinburgh, London and South East England. Marie’s exhibition of interactive live art and illustration toured the UK in 2010.

Marie is currently touring circus themed exhibition, HAPPYLAND, a body of work which includes illustrations on paper as well as more unconventional objects.

Illustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Bunny WalkIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Hanging TreeIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Skull VentMarie-Louise Plum - Whip BoyHand drawn illustration in ink and pencil by Marie-Louise Plum - Cockerel RideIllustration by Marie-Louise Plum - Cake ManIllustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Blood ManIllustration in pen and ink by Marie-Louise Plum - Brain Eater

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Chrissy Wallace

Sunday, March 4th, 2012
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Posted by Spike Dennis

Chrissy Wallace was born in a hazy teutonic summer, riased on the mean cul-de-sacs of Glasgow, and is now seeking her fortune in the bewildering metropolis that is London.

Chrissy studied illustration at Glasgow Metropolitan University and latterly Westminster University and is now a freelance illustrator and model maker.

Chrissy’s primary tools are pen, ink, watercolour, acrylics, and polymer clay and she employs strong draughtsmanship and a keen eye for detail. Chrissy makes use of her dark sense of humour to create images that are concept driven, interesting, and thought provoking.

Chrissy Wallace - DuplicityChrissy Wallace - PerspectiveChrissy Wallace - EyeChrissy Wallace - Begin AgainChrissy Wallace - Crow

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