Up and Coming Art Openings May 2010

May got off to a bang this Bank Holiday with Hive Projects opening a huge new artists’ studios and project space in Whitechapel and nearby Lava Collective’s exhibition at the Rag Factory.

But the fun has just started, coming up over the next few weeks there are some real showstoppers.

Art Festivals:

Concrete and Glass, 13th-27th May 2010

The return of this most excellent of East End art festivals. This year artists include: Alexander Baynes, Alice Anderson, Ben Long, Brass Art Collective, Charlotte Warner Thomas, Claire Morgan, Clarisse D’Arcimole, Lilah Fowler, Matt Clark, Oliver Beer, Paul Westcombe, Robert Montgomery, Suki, Chan, Tamsin Snow, Thomas Lindvig, Tim Head, Tim Phillips, Tyson Howard

A panel of art experts will select a “winner” who will be offered a solo show at the following year’s festival. This year’s panellists include John Kieffer, Creative Director Sound & Music, Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Art Society, and Sabine Unamun, of the Arts Council, as well as other representatives from the world of arts and music – names to be confirmed.

The art exhibitions will be presented in collaboration with 20 Hoxton Square Projects and the Sound Art & Music performances will take place at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen.

For an idea see here for review and images of the last show. It was fantastic. Look out for a review on this coming shortly.

Free entry Hoxton Square

disPLACEment Festival – 8th-15th May

Across various venues in Southwark in a week of events by Arts 4 Human Rights charity – including visual artworks and installations, theatre, live performances, music, films, talks with experts, and schools and community workshops – through which they aim to highlight human rights issues.

Free entry Southwark area

Art Openings – Opening nights – early May :

Grabbing the headlines is Stuart Pearson Wright’s new exhibition at Riflemaker. Little to do with him being the brilliantly humorous artist he is, the press have got wind that a certain someone will be appearing in a short film directed by Wright. Oh yes! None other than Keira Knightly! Perhaps Riflemaker needs to think about investing in a red carpet…

‘I Remember You’ – OPENING – 5 May  (Paintings) – Saturday 26 June 2010 Riflemaker – 79 Beak Street, W1

Maze: a film installation by Stuart Pearson Wright, (the one with Kiera) Private view Wednesday 26th May, 6 – 9pm, 1 Berwick Street, London W1F 0DR, Exhibition continues until Wednesday 9th June Mon – Fri 11am – 6pm, Sat 12pm – 6pm

The Young Unknowns: those rebels from yesteryear are putting on a new show. The 6th Salon de Collage. It’s all a little hush hush, but for those up for a little adventure see more at www.theyoungunknowns.co.uk.
Opening night 6 May

Subway Gallery – ‘Rock is my life’:

Totally by coincidence more original punk culture at this exhibition where Marc Zermati, founder of the first independent punk rock label in ’73 will open his files and boxes and display a range of rare posters, original drawings and lithographs.
Opening night 6 May
Till 29 May 2010

Charles Mason: Is showing his quirky sculptures (cum office furniture de-constructed) wall drawings and photographs at Nettie Horn
Opening night 6 May. Till 20 June 2010

Young Art 2010– Opening 11th May – A competition for find the best in Young Art, taken by schools and children in hospitals around the country is now going to be on exhibition at The Royal College of Art only till the 13th of May so get down there sharpish!

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