Pollocks London celebrates creativity in the Capital
August 20, 2018 - August 20, 2018
Carnaby Street Exhibition to Feature Leading and Emerging Artists, including
Mark Quinn, Annie Lennox, Levi Palmer and Rankin
FREE ENTRY, 1-2 Carnaby Street (11AM – 7.30PM daily)
London – June 27 2008 – Fashion, music, art and photography will collide and splash onto Carnaby Street in a week long exhibition curated by artist community Pollocks London, in association with Carnaby and Splendid Communications. The event is a free creative platform for new talent and artistic collaboration.
Young creatives across the UK are invited to enter their work via the Pollocks London website (www.pollockslondon.com). The selected works will be featured alongside those of sculptor Mark Quinn, singer Annie Lennox, fashion designer Levi Palmer and photographer Rankin, who have contributed original artwork in support of the exhibition.
“Blank Canvas is the product of young Londoners’ hard work, determination and creative spirit”, explains Josef Valentino, founder of Pollocks London. “The space on legendary Carnaby Street provides a blank canvas for a collage of stunning work”.
All art work is available to buy from the exhibition with 10p of every £1.00 per sale donated to Breast Cancer Campaign, a charity registered in England (Charity No. 299758) and a company limited by guarantee (Company No. 05074725).
Alongside the 25 selected works, the exhibition will feature contributions from the celebrity guests who attend the launch event, including:
? Life drawing with six models rotating throughout the evening. All models will be decorated by an up-and-coming artist, capturing guests’ imaginations and inspiring them to draw. All sketches drawn by celebrity guests at the launch will then be included in the exhibition.
? A collaborative blank canvas on which guests will be able to make their mark throughout the night-breaking the pretence of traditional archaic exhibitions.
Blank Canvas will also feature nightly open mic sessions throughout the week, encouraging new musicians and poets to attend. There will also be daily performances at 6.30pm from the likes of beatboxers Beat Poetry and DJ sets from Flash Louis.
Pollocks is a social experience, a huge blank canvas, and London’s creative talent is the paint. Created by Josef Valentino, the Pollocks experience is a web-based playground where artists can submit work for free and share with other hungry London-based creatives. Any medium of work is accepted, it’s about how they communicate their view, their passion and their ideas.
For more information, visit www.pollockslondon.com.
Splendid is an independent communications company in London and Sydney specialising in communications strategy, brand experience, amplification and digital marketing. Formed in 2003, the company is known for innovative communications for a range of consumer brands including Smirnoff, Guinness, Marmite and Peperami.
To open up the boundaries of traditional communications, Splendid works with a creative network of specialists in music, art, film, fashion and design and recently launched a digital music platform (www.makeatape.com).
For more information, visit www.splendidcomms.com.
One of the world’s most iconic lifestyle destinations, Carnaby has been the epicentre of London’s art and fashion since the 1960s.
The 12 streets of Carnaby make a vibrant area with independent boutiques, flagship stores and hip bars and restaurants.
For information, visit www.carnaby.co.uk
Breast Cancer Campaign
- Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how the disease develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure
- The charity aims to be the leading specialist in breast cancer research across the UK and the Republic of Ireland making a significant impact for the benefit of patients
- The charity currently funds 103 projects worth over £12.6 million in 50 locations across the UK
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women
- Every year in the UK over 44,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, and around 12,500 women and 100 men will die from the disease
For more information, visit: www.breastcancercampaign.org