Posts Tagged ‘Brick Lane’
Purveyor of 'chatty communication', painter of vivid brush strokes, much-loved Amelia's ex-staffer and Rolf Harris aficionado; welcome to Gacklactica. Now appearing in Brick Lane.
Written by Cari Steel
All illustrations by Gackland.
I first encountered the prolific Gackland two years ago when we shared a desk at Amelia's Magazine. At the time he was operating under the guise of journalist, writing exhaustive opuses (under the pseudonym of Gareth David) such as Cheesy Rider, where he dove nose first into the smelly underworld of the cheese night/pub quiz hybrid. Investigative reporting aside, this polymath is also an accomplished musician and an artist. (He studied Fine Art at Coventry after doing a Foundation at Chelsea). And it is this art that will get an airing in the next few weeks at the Brick Lane Gallery. Entitled BOOM! (opening night June 8th), the exhibition has kept the artist extremely busy for the past few months, creating a prodigious body of work that I was able to take a sneak peek at when I went round to Gareth's house a few weeks ago. The plan had been to interview him and see the man in action, although as befits a multi-tasker and all-around good guy, he spent… read more