Saturday, 9 July 2011

Border Line at The Signal Gallery

Last Thursday Mark and I attended the private view 'Border Line' at The Signal Gallery, where photographs from the book 'Out of Sight' by our friend Jeremy were featured alongside new works from the French street artist C215.  The book contains Jeremy's photos of urban art in abandoned spaces, shot in Europe and the United Kingdom, and combines his love of Urban Exploration and Street Art in one very well produced and fascinating volume.  It is well worth buying if you are interested in either or both subjects!

C215 is a well-travelled street artist who has put up work in various countries around the world (I even found and photographed some in Venice when I was there last month), and his work has a considered precision yet flowing beauty about it which I find particularly appealing.  Whilst he is usually posting work to walls and other outdoor surfaces, his use of old oil cans, cardboard, old book covers and even a guillotine were particularly effective 'canvases' and made a striking display.

It was a good evening.  Great as always to see Jeremy, to catch up and plan an outing to Sheffield to shoot some street art there, and good to meet Christian (C215) and see his fascinating work.  I especially liked the pieces on antique book covers, would have loved to have bought one, but a bit out of my price range!

Mr B enjoys a pint at the boozer next-door to the gallery

C215's work on the pillarbox opposite the gallery

And inside the gallery, the 'official' work

Christian a.k.a. C215


The work on the antique book covers - gorgeous!

Jeremy and Mark

Jeremy signing my copy of 'Out of Sight'

More from C215 and Alice in nearby Blackall Street

Some other artists' work in Blackall Street


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Venice, Italy - May 2011: Part 2

The second set of photos from my recent holiday in Venice with my Mum.


San Pietro di Castello, complete with saintly remains in a glass coffin over the altar

"Who, me?"

Via Garibaldi

Some artists at work

Mum and friend Deborah

An Egret

The grand entrance to the hospital

Ambulance, Venetian-style

Isola di San Michele (the cemetery island)

The Lido from the back of the vaporetto

The biggest of all the ocean liners that we saw

Me photographing glass animals on Murano


Burano, the most colourful island in the lagoon

The giant ice-cream outside La Pinguina, where we bought many ices :)


Back of a seat on the vaporetto
(some things are universal!)

Gondolas full of (mainly Japanese) tourists, as far as the eye can see

Some interesting art near Crea vaporetto stop in Cannaregio

the house owner returned as I was taking the photo, and said it was "molto bene"

Paradiso at Giardini Biennale, sadly only discovered on the penultimate day

Spritz + view + sun + good book = BLISS

Another big boat departs Venice

Mum painting the view

Viale Garibaldi

From the back of the water taxi - arrivederci Venezia!

see also Part 1