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Collaboration Generation feature in Majestic Disorder

Something in the Attic was recently featured in majestic disorder, an art and culture print publication which is now available in 6 continents. The chief editors, Kelley and Sean approached us after visiting an exhibition we put on in December 2013 titled ‘Back to Front’ they were interested in how we used over 80 hours of sound provided by 8 DJs including Andrew Ashong and Gatto Fritto to respond to the art musically. In this 6 page spread you will find out about our background, why we feel people still want to visit exhibitions in person rather than online and our thoughts on why this has become … Continue reading

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Andrew Ashong mix & the art of soundtracking

The live DJ set which Andrew Ashong played for us in December is now online for you to stream: an hour and a half of blissful jazz, soul, funk, brazilian, and boogie. The Vinyl Factory had the opportunity to catch up with Andrew prior to the release of his “Special EP”, you can read a Q&A with him here. Playlisting was core component of our last exhibition Back to Front, which saw 8 DJs and producers each select 8 hours of music for the gallery. We worked closely with The Vinyl Factory to produce a full feature online, including a top album pick by each … Continue reading

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Back to Front: Opening & Launch Party

For Back to Front, Something in the Attic worked with figurative artists Nettie Wakefield and Ed Haslam to curate an exhibition in which they collaborated for the first time. Nettie developed her reverse portraits, whilst Ed revealed the face of the same subject. A new body of 24 drawings were created for the exhibition which took place at the Nancy Victor gallery between the 5th and 14th of December 2013, for the opening we took the show off-site to the Sanderson’s Billiard Room where a series of prints and paintings were installed, and a vinyl-only DJ set was performed by Andrew Ashong (Sound Signature). Subsequently, … Continue reading

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Back to Front: Nettie Wakefield & Edward Haslam, 5th – 12th Dec 2013

Something in the Attic is thrilled to introduce Back to Front, a two-person exhibition of drawings by Nettie Wakefield and Edward Haslam. Both artists have worked in conjunction for the first time to produce a new body of figurative portraits revealing the front and back of their subjects. Nettie’s work captures a focused representation of the back of the head, a lucid snapshot of reality, whilst Edward’s work subtly subverts reality, exploring an area of the face that is disconnected from the figure. The collaboration brings vigour to their respective style, as they play off one another’s ideas in a dialogue that runs through this … Continue reading

Jungle Fever: photographs from Lynnie Zulu’s pop-up exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came to Lynnie Zulu’s pop-up exhibition on the 21st & 22nd of March 2013. We had a great time putting the show together and having you there. Below is a mix by Nick Hadfield which is intended to be a soundtrack to the art, we’ve also included some photo highlights from both nights. All the best, Cedric

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An interview with Lynnie Zulu by Cedric Bardawil

Cedric Bardawil: How would you describe your work? Lynnie Zulu: Vibrant super graphics with a psychedelic twist! I want my work to draw the observer into a mysterious and curious world. CB: What can we expect at your upcoming exhibition Jungle Fever? LZ: Jungle Fever has been a lot of fun to put together – the theme is riddled with exoticism, mystery and discovery. It has been pointed out that all of my illustrations for this show are of women – maybe I have subconsciously chosen them because symbolically forests are female and hold their secrets.

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An exhibition of Lynnie Zulu’s Art on the 21st & 22nd of March 2013

Jungle Fever is a thrilling ride into the wild world of Lynnie Zulu. Her bold tribal graphics – with a jazzy, psychedelic twist – lead us on an expedition into the unknown. Zulu’s spontaneous and fluid style imprints her vivacious personality on all her work. Her connections with Tanzania also enable her to draw from a deep well of African creativity. For her first solo show, she has made spectacular use of the vibrant patterns and colours found in tropical rainforests and jungles. Her fascination with the individual also introduces us to a community of mysterious and charismatic characters. Faces magically emerge from the patterns … Continue reading

OHHHHMY! Andrew McAttee’s pop-up exhibition photos

I’d like to thank everyone who made it to Andrew McAttee’s pop-up exhibition on the 25th & 26th of October. We had over 400 visitors during the 2 day event, including press, members of the auction houses and avid collectors of McAttee’s work. On Thursday evening we released the exclusive OHHHHMY! giclee print whilst DJ and producer, Nicholas Feel created a soundtrack to the art. On Friday evening I gave a talk on Andrew McAttee’s work, which was followed by a fundraising party for London-based charity Kith & Kids (no. 1080972) which went on until the early hours of Saturday morning. We still have selected … Continue reading

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An interview with Andrew McAttee by Cedric Bardawil

Cedric Bardawil: How did you go from graffiti into studio work, and when did this transition take place? Andrew McAttee: My transformation from graffiti artist to fine artist began to take shape when I was studying at Central Saint Martin’s between 1992 and 1995. During this period I would paint graffiti on walls whilst creating more accepted forms of art on canvas at college, this is also when I developed my knowledge of art and art history. CB: How has your style evolved, and where does your inspiration come from? AM: I think my style has become much more graphic over the years, there has … Continue reading

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An interview with David Shillinglaw by Cedric Bardawil

Cedric Bardawil: I see certain themes re-occur in your art, could you explain them? David Shillinglaw: That’s a hard thing to do, my body of work has changed over 10 years since I graduated. I’d say there are constants throughout my work, however it changes quite a lot thematically and in terms of medium. The crux of my work is about the human condition, but that term is as broad as any term can be. In my book, Colourful Condition, I talk about the struggle of being human. Whether you are rich or poor, black or white, old or young, we all face struggles.

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