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, 28th July-3rd August

Written by Tanya Geddes

Monday 28th July

Vane, ‘A Feast of Folly‘: Jock Mooney: 24th July-2nd August
Kings House, ForthBanks, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PA
To celebrate the launch of Mooney’s book, the exhibition will include his prints and recent drawings. Music fans will recognise his work from his covers of Dan le Sac VS Scroobius Pip and the ‘next big thing’ Isoceles.


Tenderpixel Gallery, ‘Protoplastic=Accumulation’: Nicko Staniero: 26th July-5th August
10 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4HE
The installation employs recycled objects such as stamps and embossing tools to produce organic shapes and colours. The visual becomes a language and code full of ornamental motifs and movement.


Tuesday 29th July

HOST gallery, ‘The Foto8 Awards & Summer Show’: 23rd July-31st August
1 Honduras Street, London EC1Y OTH
The first annual Foto8 Awards & Summer Show 08: a photography award, exhibition and print fair; will showcase and celebrate modern photographers whilst encouraging independent photojournalism. Purchases start from as little as £50.


Inverleith House, ‘What is life’: Christine Borland, Graham Fagen, Simon Starling: 12 July-31st August
Royal Botanic Garden, 20a Inverieth Row, Edinburgh, EH6 6RA
Sculpture examining the uses and symbolism of plants by past and present cultures.


Wednesday 30th July
Hornsey Original Gallery, ‘Michael Hammond & Mayuko Matsunami’: 22nd July-9th August
Hornsey Library, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA
Michael Hammond attempts to capture the fast moving, skyscraper filled Japan with images taken from his mobile phone. Mayuk Matsunami explores the technological country by observing the pseudo-humanistic quality of dogs. His paintings are full of life and often carefully observed.


Chelsea Future Space, ‘Layla Curtis: Traceurs-to trace, to draw, to go fast’: 4th June-21st September
Hepworth Ct, Gatliff Rd, London SW1W 8QP
Curtis documents traceurs or parkour practitioners making their alternative routes through the city landscape. By using a thermal imaging camera she investigates the hidden traces such as footprints and hand marks that go unnoticed. The result is a grainy grey image of urban landscapes shot with white figures who leap between obstacles.


Thurday 31st July
Ferreira Projects, ‘Irregular pulse’: Russell Herron, Ayling&Conroy, Bedwyr Williams, James R Ford, Sarah Doyle, Stewart Gough: July 31st-August 16
23 charlotte rd, London EC2A
James R Ford’s first curatorial project, Irregular Pulse presents a group of contemporary artists whose work is fun whilst witty at the same time. Spanning installation, sculpture, painting and video.


Barbican Art Gallery, ‘Paul Haworth & Alex Brenchley, Silk Handkerchiefs’: performances at The House of Vicktor & Rolf: 7:30pm
Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Paul Haworth at ‘Performance-fashion’ an evening performances that reference fashion and costume, curated by Vanessa Carlos, that complement the current exhibition ‘The House of Viktor & Rolf’ at the Barbican Art Gallery.Paul Haworth and Alex Brenchley bring their unique strand of awkwardness and humour to this performance about fashion.


Friday 1st August
Haunch of Venison, ‘Mat Collishaw‘: 11th July-30th August
6 Haunch of Venison Yard, London W1K 5ES
Blurring the distinction between representation and reality, Collishaw displays projections on phosphorescent paint. The exhibition involves historical photographs of Victorian child prostitutes in sexual poses. The images are fired onto phosphorescent paint and flare before fading from view. The ghostly effect highlights the short-lived existences of many of the children in Victorian times.


William Morris Gallery, ‘Park Lives’: Udall Evans & Matt Scandrett
Lloyd park, Forest Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 4RP
A photography project that celebrates the lives of East London people who use Lloyd and Avenling Park.


Tate Britain, ‘Late at Tate Britain’: 1st August
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Why not join the tate team on the front lawn for a summer barbeque? In the galleries there will be live music, including a live art rock installation and performance from Chris Coco’s new band venture City Reverb with visuals from the artist She One with a supporting line up of laid back folk from Kaparte Promotions. Plus expect art interventions from the MA Chelsea Curating course and poetry and films from Coco Rosie’s Bianca Cassidy. See the Lure of the East exhibition for half price, and enjoy the summer sun!


Prick your finger, ‘Pompom making party’: Amy Lame
260 Globe rd, E2 OJD
Pompom fun and dj’s make this event a must! See you there.


Saturday 2nd August

V&A, ‘Collaborators: UK Design for performance 2003-2007′: now-until 18th November
Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL
Displaying the work of over 100 British theatre designers recognised worldwide for their innovation and creativity. Highlights include the work of internationally acclaimed set designers: Paul Brown, Richard Hudson and Ralph Koltai.


Sunday 3rd August
SPRING PROJECTS, ‘Lip-gloss and lacquer’: Julie Masterton, Lawrence Weiner, Michael Anastassiades and others:12th July-14th August
Spring House, 10 Spring Place London, NW5 3BH
Investigating the pursuit of commodity, celebrity and fashion, the works critique and embrace glamour and the image of the woman in the fashion industry. The exhibition comprises of artists, designers and fashion photographers allowing for a varied media platform including pop culture imagery, painting, installation and sculpture.


Tate Britain, ‘Art Now: Juneau Projects’: Phil Duckworth & Ben Sadler: 2nd June-26th October
Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
Using video, sound and performance installations, they explore a retreat to nature from the digital age. Mixing traditional crafts with new technologies, they synthesize the old and new, countryside and city.


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