Wednesday, 28 October 2009

BURNING CANDY! Some Raw Business. 5Nov2009 Bonfire Night till 9th Nov

SOME RAW BUSINESS : Feat - Cept,Cyclops,Dscreet,Gold Peg,LL Brainwash,Rowdy,Sweet Toof and Tek 33

The Emporium
37 Stokes Croft

Opening Night - Nov 5th, 6- 10 pm then daily 12 - 7pm till Nov 9th

This Bonfire night Burning Candy, the UK's foremost Savant Garde autistic spectrum graffiti crew, come together to set aflame and pay respect to the memory of Guido Fawkes.....the guy with the right idea.

Expect fireworks, sweet stuff and some jazzy painting.

If you like looking at slightly creepy artwork, or you've ever admired that enormous skull, tooth, crocodile combo atop Westmoreland house, come along.
Bring some sparklers!!!

BC, or Burning Candy, or Before Chrome comprises old school writers, lovers, fighters, anthropologists, ice cream rocking queens, Royal Acedemicians, film makers and anarcho croc rockers.

Born in bombed out East London, BC has spread across the world, from Sweden to Bombay and from Paris to Bangkok, bringing a new, colourful and free visual aesthetic to the world of graffiti.

Collected by Saatchi, hung in the Tate modern, still smashing the streets. 2009 BC




THE WALL (StokesCroft)



Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Wednesday 28th October from 7pm BETTY BRUISER

Nightshift #4

Work in Progress

On Wednesday 28th October from 7pm I will be presenting two very different pieces of work in progress at the Emporium

Pink Roses for Love

A durational piece exploring grief, iconography and the vulnerable Body in performance. This piece will run for two hours during which the audience can come and go as they wish

Betty Bruiser in ‘Organ Donor Betty’

Needle lovin’ Betty invites you to join her at her bedside as she Gets Sick! This organ donor gets messy as Betty loses her heart to her audience and seeks Medical Attention.

The pieces will be shown later this year at separate events and exist in an as yet unfinished state. I have chosen to present them together as they represent an important duality in my performance investigations at the moment. Both pieces use piercing the skin as metaphor.

This is a free event but due to limited space please email me at

if you would like to attend.

The Emporium is a not-for-profit organisation and an ongoing community based project.


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Star and Ceinwen exhibit from Fri 16th-21st of Oct!

This will be the first time Star and Ceinwen Birrell will show their work together after ten years of working within the same creative community. The work showing has been created separately, but is bound together by common influences and processes; such as craft, DIY culture and with a sense of ritualising everyday experiences.

(During the private view) There will be a performance by The Becoming Animal who are Star and Stray, which is a two piece musical and visual conglomeration, whose musical set up is concerned with experimental cathartic experiences.

Friday 16th Oct opening night 7pm
Open Daily: 10.30-4.30pm from Saturday
17th until Wednesday 21st Oct

(Ceinwen Birrel, 2009)

(Star, 2009)