Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Spidey at Victoria & Albert Museum

'Spidie Pods' Print, originally uploaded by Wayne Chisnall.

One of my Spidey Pods prints is currently on show in London at ‘Vamalgam 3’, The Victoria and Albert Museum’s third almost-annual staff show.

Editions are also on sale throughout London at ‘Beyond The Valley’ (off Carnaby Street), ‘The Jago’ (Shoreditch) and ‘F-art’ (off Brick Lane).

However, to buy a print direct from me at the commission-free price of £100 (almost half the gallery price), send me an email at or and I’ll get back to you. If you want I’ll even throw in a few stickers for free.

Each of the ‘Spidey Pods’ silk-screen prints is hand printed on acid-free, high-grade archival paper. All of them are signed and numbered. They are from an edition of 300 and there are a few low numbers left as I have not been selling them in chronological order. However, for some reason I do get more requests for the prints with low edition numbers so they tend to go faster.
The dimensions of each print are roughly 58 x 53 cm.

All prints are rolled in acid-free tissue paper and posted in sturdy cardboard postal tubes with sealed plastic stoppers. Postage and packaging is free to UK customers (with a small charge for customers outside the UK - sorry).

Monday, 7 July 2008

'Whaleless' - Strychnin Gallery (opening night - Friday, 11th July, 7pm)

This is my contribution to the Strychnin Gallery's 'Whaleless' Exhibition (details below). The piece is called 'Poorly Remembered Whale' - the idea being that once the creatures have become extinct and our memories of them as real, living animals fade, they almost become things of myth and legend. And our only physical record of them are as old bones in museums.
For the majority of this piece's construction I chose to use stuff that I had collected whilst mudlarking along the Thames at low tide. As well as the aquatic connection, this material provided a link to the story of the unfortunate whale that recently perished in the Thames. Sadly, that incident was probably the closest that many of us Londoners will ever come to seeing a whale.

WHALELESS, an international group show dedicated to the whales, will be on display at the Strychnin Gallery London – from July 11 to August 10, 2008.
Curated by Giovanni Cervi and Res Pira, Whaleless will feature work by Catalina Estrada, Stuart Semple, Gemma Compton, Wayne Chisnall, Luke Insect, Pure Evil, Lee Baker, Dan Hillier, Arianna Carossa, Squp, Chris Bonobo, Ryan Obermeyer, Zaelia Bishop, Aurelien Police, Nicoz Balboa, Guiliano Sale, Silvia Argiolas, Kokomoo, Tamara Ferioli, Myron Campbell and Marie Luise Emmermann.

Whaleless is an art project dedicated to those artists wishing to express their indignation, rage, shame, disbelief or concern about the slow disappearance of the fascinating giant marine mammals. Pollution, whaling and unacceptable fishing practices are only some of the causes that seriously endanger their survival.

It seems that whales are slowly but inevitably growing extinct, while the consequences of their gradual disappearance are impossible to predict. And yet we can be certain that the world’s ecosystem – not just the oceans’ but that of our entire planet – will be affected by this change.

Whaleless was born three years ago on the pages of the Italian PIG magazine and on the Whaleless website. As a result, over 200 pieces of art work – from the USA to Hong Kong, from Russia to Venezuela – were submitted to the project and some of these will be on show in the London exhibition.

Over the next few years, the exhibition will visit other major European cities in an attempt to raise awareness for this global environmental problem.
The world would not be the same without whales, which is why action needs to be taken immediately. Therefore, a percentage of sales from this exhibition will be donated to Greenpeace to support them in their actions to save the whales.

Times: Friday to Sunday – 12 noon to 6pm. Open for Time Out‘s First Thursdays on August 7 (5pm to 9pm).
Strychnin Gallery, 65 Hanbury Street, London, E1.