Thing of the Day

Old Boots, New Laces

June 13th 2011.      

BootFriday 17th June sees the opening of a new art exhibition from the Ben Oakley Gallery entitled ‘OLD BOOTS NEW LACES’.

The B.O.G opened in April this year, the B.O.G being The Ben Oakley Gallery, and you find it south of the river in Greenwich, South London (9 Turnpin Lane, SE10). The gallery space is an artist-run venue, Ben choosing to exhibit an ever changing collection of urban and contemporary art.  This week, Ben and his ever busy loose collective of artists head east across the river and put on a new show, 'Old Boots New Laces', at Brick Lane's Vibe Bar.

The Ben Oakley Gallery team has selected a rather diverse collection of artists for the show that and will include work on canvas, wood, metal, glass, fabric, paper and leather. Ben has also teamed up with the boot people Dr Martins, and ten of the Ben Oakley at workexhibiting artists will be creating their own customised painted-on "Docs" with the customised boots will be auctioned on the open night with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer research.
Expect live painting to be taking place in the Vibe Bar courtyard on the 18th and 19th, and a diverse range of works on sale inside, work including original paintings, ink drawings, lighting installations, urban glass sculpture and limited edition prints.

Artists: Agent Provocateur, Pam Glew, BOG flyerJo Peel, Everett Jaime, Carne Griffiths, Asboluv, Yvonne Wayling, Mark Perronet, Gary Alford, Ben Oakley, Rowan Newton, Gonny Van Hulst, Stuart Mcalpine Miller and Sergejs Djomins.

The opening night is June 17th and then Old Boots New Laces runs from June 18th to June 26th at 91-95 Brick Lane, Truman Building, E1 (above VIBE bar)

Websites: 

www.b-o-g.tumblr.com
www.benoakley.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/group

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