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Mimi Leung X Blanch & Shock Presents POLYCHROMASIA - Friday 31st August
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Blanch & Shock, a group set up by members of What They Could Do, They Did to work at the meeting point of fine art and food presents its latest work this Friday, in conjunction with artist Mimi Leung.

As part of Mimi's current exhibition at the Tenderpixel Gallery the group will be serving up a set of canapés responding to the exhibited paintings. Taking the wealth of colour in Mimi's work as a starting point, Blanch & Shock conducted creative research into the isolation of natural food pigments. Using these pigments they will dye a variety of canapés in the Leung livery, offering these up for free to attendees of Mimi's Q & A session at Tenderpixel Gallery from 4 30pm this Friday.

All are welcome, please see the attached press release for further information. The event also marks the close of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. Goodbye Turdbrains runs until August 8th.


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TOGETHER at Elephant and Castle

Together, At The Junction
PV 29.07.09 I 6-9pm
30.07.09 02.08.09


A R A R I Investigation Three I Leah Elsey & Sonia Uddin I Matt&Ross/Grizedale Arts I Paul Teigh & Martin Russell I What They Could Do, They Did

Together, At The Junction explores the relationship between collaborative art practice, community and public space. The Elephant Rooms invites jottaContemporary to facilitate artist engagement with a space in transition through live performances and site-specific works. The group exhibition will occupy The Elephant Rooms, a new roving art space in the Elephant and Castle Shopping centre founded and supported by Corsica Studios. The 1960s architectural structure will be the stage for a series of performances, live sound pieces and art works, in both the exhibition space and in the communal foyer space within the centre.

I think this has the potential to be totally brilliant as the grapevine puts a lot of interesting people all in one place at once and that place is Elephant and fucking Castle

Tom and Garry are performing their piece Chaplin Vs Keaton at the private view. We will be conducting some kind of ungodly 'workshop' in 'drawing' in the space over the duration of the exhibition at times tbc

come and play

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Watt They Could Do...
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10-12th July 2009 saw several members of What They Could do, They Did frolicking in a field at the superb Wattsfest. This "small but perfectly formed" festival in Devon is a collaboration between The Avant Rural Collective, Holmbush Records and Mr Bob Watt and his field.
What They Could Do, They Did were delighted to be running juggling,fabric,drawing and printing workshops which went down a treat on what turned out to be rather a damp Saturday. Revellers created T-shirts, cocktail hats, animal ears and even a matching cravat and nightcap combination in which to continue dancing into the wet,wet night.
Despite the adverse weather conditions, a fabulous time was had by all at what was hopefully the start of a long and happy involvement with Wattsfest.


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Waste Proposal Unit at Outhouse, Norwich

Im up in Norwich continuing a project I started last year with Critical Practice called Waste Proposal Unit. I was invited here by Outpost Gallery as part of their series of short residencies this summer for CAN 09 entitled Outhouse.

During the last few days I've been meeting local growers, producers and food retailers and developing recipes based on these interactions.

More information here: Bantamweight. Also, do make a visit Outpost Gallery's blog.

If you're around in Norwich on Tuesday night, come to Outpost Gallery's Outhouse building from 6pm for an event where we'll be cooking with the recipes of the last few days. It's on Colegate, look for the A-board outside. Hope to see you there!

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