I exhibited for almost the full 16 days of this year’s E17 Art Trail. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that this meant I didn’t get to see a whole lot of other exhibitions on the trail. What I did see, however, was ace. And the few pictures of what I got to see, well, I get to show that to you (with the artists’ permission of course).
Here’s a couple of pictures from the trail, a couple of mentions/links to other blogs and work, and thank-you’s to others.
Undersea Wonders by Anna Shorten
“Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly baby sperm whale. Inspired by the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project, and a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, crocheted sea creatures from reality and imagination play together in a magical underwater landscape.”
What Still Lies Beneath by Martin Greaves
“Award-winning underwater photographer Martin Greaves returns with an array of stunning shots from beneath the waves, including shipwrecks, sharks and amazing scenery from such far-flung locations as Iceland, Egypt, Scotland and England. The final weekend of the trail will also feature shots from an expedition to the Southern Red Sea I’m joining in early September. As well as capturing the wonder of life underwater I’ll also endeavour to show what it’s like living on board ship as we voyage between some of the remotest reef systems in the Red Sea.”
Check out more of Martin’s work on his Flickr account.
Other exhibitions of note were The Veg Chapel of Love, a marriage of the vegetables of Walthamstow, to promote a love of vegetables and sustainable living (Idea conceived by Simon La Roche, brought to you by Simon and Krystyna La Roche, OrganicLea, Original Army, Marie Louise Plum and Animaux Circus) and Dolores Rocket, a collection of evidence by artist Julia Spicer.
Huge thanks go to Walthamstow Wine, who offered me exhibition space and provided me with gallons of most tantalising wines to help warm up people at my private view. If you’re local to Walthamstow, or ever passing, please do go and check them out. You can follow Walthamstow Wine on Twitter.
Lastly, unending gratitude to Peter Barrett, unofficial manager and organiser of my life, plus great salesman of my art. Thank you!