Check out some shots of our live art event held Saturday 10/3/12. Run in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Pointe Blank project (which is now exhibiting in our shop) and the launch of the 4th issue of our favourite independent publication, FAKE Magazine. Along with live illustration on large boards (in the street!); everyone had the chance to have a go by drawing on some beer (mug) mats with crayons and pens scattered around the shop; linking in to the superb illustration site Inkygoodness.
Check out some shots of the day below; then head hear and have a look here to have a look at the beermats people sketched and to find out more about the project.
Thanks to Rob, Claire, Michelle and the staff at 6/8 for a fun day all round!
Photos by Craig Bush
Closing party for Golden Boy, Lisk and Miss150’s exhibition at 6/8 Kafe with live art from:
The art starts at 3 in the basement with tunes and art work for sale.
“If you’ve been to the city centre of Birmingham even once then you will have seen LiskBot, you may just not realise it. Look on any lampost and there will be a small robot intermingling amongst others. Swing round to Digbeth and see large scale versions of the bots, glimpsing around corners and covering derelict windows. Call them Lisk’s invisibile army.”
Lisk Bot is a Birmingham based graffiti artist and you can check out his exhibition with Golden Boy & Miss150 at 6/8 Kafe until 19th November.
The humble takeaway cup is often something taken for granted and discarded once a beverage is finished…well not at 6/8. We have invited a whole host of illustrators, graphic designers and photographers to put their unique skills onto stickers that will adorn our takeaway cups. As well as our customers getting a little piece of art with every drink, it will also be a way of these creatives getting their work to a new audience.
Some are exclusive prints designed for this project, whereas others have sketched or done typography that is different on every sticker - no two cups will be the same.
The majority of contributors are locally based, but submissions are coming from as far away as Glasgow.
So far we have been kindly donated work from:
This is an ongoing project and we welcome submissions from anyone who would like to be part of it.
If you would like to be involved then contact us on Twitter or Facebook.
Our new artwork is an exclusive exhibition by three of Birmingham’s most prolific graffiti artists
We have a new art exhibition by artist Andy Reid, here is a description of the man:
[born in Leicester 1972]
Andy Reid has work as an artist for over ten years, a graduate of the Birmingham Institute of Fine Art, 1996, one of only two purpose built art colleges in the UK. During this ten year period, he worked over a considerable amount of time as a mural artist„ which has given him an interesting aspect of work involving ‘Iconography’, which also gave him the opportunities for many interesting commissions, including many notable celebrities. He has been represented by several Art Agencies, including ‘The Artlounge’ of the Mailbox, Birmingham.
His work holds a strong figurative element, which through his painting technique may be reduced to a visual abstraction; the technique is a variant of a ‘Wet on Wet style of painting where there is no clear evidence of brush marks, more akin to an inkjet print or photograph.
Andy gets inspired by many aspects of life, literature, natural history, In his ‘Cities’ paintings we are confronted by a reduction of the linear, the human beings that now inhabit these cities are now fused almost seamlessly. They are as much part of the city as the buildings or lighting. His nude paintings are a conversation in sensuality of paint and flesh, they evoke a moment in time and faded memories of youth. Contemporary film and coffee table low art are the inspiration, indeed its surprising what you can buy in Waterstones.
His work continues with a return to cityscapes, an idea of travel, moments and descent.
[written by Lucinda Timmins]