Thing of the Day
Old Boots, New Laces
June 13th 2011.
Friday 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.
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 exhibiting
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, Jo 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)