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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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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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Footage in the Attic

In anticipation for our exhibition with Andrew McAttee on the 25th and 26th of October 2012, we’d like to share some footage from the previous Something in the Attic event which took place in June 2012. Footage in the Attic from Something in the Attic on Vimeo.

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What happened in the Attic?

On Thursday 28th of June 2012 we celebrated the opening of Something in the Attic at the top of a victorian building in the heart of London. As people mingled and champagne was served, we released an exclusive screen print created by David Shillinglaw and DJ Stavef created a soundtrack to the art. The evening went on and David gave a talk on the importance of art: not his art, but art as a medium for expressing one’s self. On Friday 29th the Attic opened a little later, people dressed down and a different energy was in the air. DJs Stavef and Deux Spin were … Continue reading

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An exhibition of David Shillinglaw’s Art on the 28th & 29th June 2012

The first “Something in the Attic” event will take place in Notting Hill, London on the 28th and 29th of June 2012, bringing together art, music and charity for 2 nights only. The opening will mark the release of an exclusive screen print created by David Shillinglaw, whilst other works for sale will include original drawings and paintings curated specifically for the attic space. The art will be contextualised through a talk by David on his work and the urban art community. 50% of the art sales will go directly to Kith & Kids, a London-based charity focused on supporting people with disabilities. The money … Continue reading

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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