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Why you should go to the London Peckham Rye Music Festival

Peckham, once an area that most Londoners regarded as a no-go area, has become in recent years a hip and cultural hub in the capital.

One of the events which is conveying this message is the London Peckham Rye Music Festival. Here is Why you should go to the London Peckham Rye Music Festival.


    • The festival is over two week ends. The main festival takes place on the 12th May through the 14th May (week end) but more individual ticketed events also take place the next week end so you should be able to squeeze something in your ever busy schedule!
    • There is a wide spread of music genre – HOUSE, TECHNO, ELECTRONICA, GRIME, GARAGE, BASS, DISCO, JAZZ, FUNK, SOUL so hop from stage to stage or find your ultimate gig area.
Peckham Rye Music Festival | Art-Pie
The Peckham Rye Music Festival street parties. Street art by INSA
  • The festival venue is easily accessible due to its central London-ish location. The closest train station is Peckham Rye which is a five minute walk to the ‘Festival Hub’ in Copeland Park. The entrance to Copeland Park is accessible via 133 Rye Lane, then down Bussey Alley, until 9PM and Bournemouth Road from 9PM until midnight.
  • You can get a day ticket for as low as 15 quids! But hurry up as it is selling fast.
  • Secretsundaze is playing on Sunday 14th May at the Outdoor Stage and you do not want to miss it! Weather, please be good so we can have a kick ass time!

We hope we convinced you to get yourselves down to Peckham and enjoy the impressive range of music genres across another impressive number of stages.

We’ll see you there.

So what’s next for the Fourth Plinth?

Thumbs Up by David Shrigley | Art-Pie
Thumbs Up by David Shrigley

If you have been near Trafalgar Square in London, you must have noticed a 7m high sculpture looking like a thumbs up.

This particular pedestal on the square is called the Fourth Plinth and the current artist showing their works is David Shrigley.

So what’s next for the Fourth Plinth?

2018 & 20 shortlists announced

London’s National Gallery has revealed the five shortlisted proposals for the 2018 and 2020 Fourth Plinth commissions by artists Huma Bhabha, Damián Ortega, Heather Phillipson, Michael Rakowitz, and Raqs Media Collective.

The shortlisted proposals, which are currently on show in the National Gallery’s Annenberg Court until 26 March 2017, include an empty white robe, a recreation of a sculpture destroyed by ISIS, and a scoop of parasite-covered ice cream.

Not long now to find out which two works will be selected to finally stand on the plinth in 2018 and 2020.

Shortlisted sculptures in images

“Untitled” by Huma Bhabha
– an imposing figure, the scale reflecting a modern comic sci-fi movie.

Untitled, by Huma Bhabha | Art-Pie
Untitled, by Huma Bhabha

“High Way” by Damián Ortega
– a playful and precarious construction of a truck, oil cans, scaffold and a ladder.

High Way, by Damian Ortega | Art-Pie

“THE END” by Heather Phillipson
– explores the extremes of shared experience, from commemorations and celebrations to mass protests, all while being observed by a drone’s camera.

'THE END' by Heather Phillipson | Art-Pie

“The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist” by Michael Rakowitz
– a recreation of the Lamassu, a winged bull and protective deity, which was destroyed by ISIS in 2015.

The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist, by Michael Rakowitz | Art-Pie

“The Emperor’s Old Clothes” by Raqs Media Collective
– explores how power can be both present and absent in sculpture.

The Emperor's Old Clothes, by the Raqs Media Collective | Art-Pie

About the Fourth Plinth

Pop up at l’Escargot in Soho London, edition 1

Pop up at l' Escargot London | Art-PieLast week first edition of our pop up at l’Escargot was a success.

Although we ended up in the Salon Vert instead of The Library, we managed to play with the existing layout (we cannot make new holes or adjustment in this venue – fair enough when you see how sumptuous the venue is) and displayed a very nice set of paintings.

Now, we have informed that we will not have the room or any other one until Next year as November and December are busy months for l’Escargot with loads of corporate events happening. We will meet again with the venue by the end of the year to discuss  options for 2017.

We would like to thank you for your interest and we will keep you in the loop for this one and about any other pop up events or show we get involved with

Happy Halloween!

PS: we included a few pictures of the night!

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Birds of Paradise show by James Star at Coningsby gallery

I now work around the lively Fitzvoria neighbourhood in Central London and managed to pay a visit to the Coningsby gallery and found out about one of their upcoming shows and in particular about James Starr

Jim Starr will be exhibiting his exquisite sketches, paintings and prints of birds, and avian-influenced portraits at the Coningsby Gallery opening Monday 12 October.

Inspired by his expeditions worldwide and wildlife on the Thames, twenty works by Starr will be shown, displaying field sketches of Spoonbills, Herons and Eagles, alongside their final incarnations as large-scale canvases.

James Starr | Art-Pie

Starr began painting birds when he was just 13 years old. He has worked as an expedition artist throughout his career, recording through sketches and photography the wildlife he saw on trips to Svalbard, Iceland, the Himalayas and the Rockies.

Through illustration Starr experimented with screen-printing methods, which he now combines with painting to create his own mixed-media hybrid.

Starr’s latest works are developed through the layering of screen-prints and paint repeatedly onto canvas; a method that Starr likens to a ‘remix’. The species are depicted in great detail as a result, surrounded by abstract landscapes of Pop-like colours and subtle textures.

James Starr | Art-Pie

WHAT – ‘Birds of Paradise’ by James Starr
WHEN – 12 October 2015–24 October 2015
WHERE – Coningsby Gallery, 30 Tottenham Street, London W1T 4RJ

The Pancakes and Booze art show at Studio Spaces E1

PandB FLYER 2014We are over the moon to be involved in the Pancakes & Booze pop up art show.

The one day event is taking place at Studio Spaces E1 in East London on Thursday, 24th of September 2015.

We’ve secured dozens of spots and are looking for artists to submit their candidature and exhibit their work, so keep reading on…

In short…


7pm till 2am



Pancake batter is sizzling, beer froth is flowing, and bare flesh is slathered in paint.  Indie musicians and DJs break sound waves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls, while revelers stuff their faces with endless amounts of free pancakes.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an LA based artist movement that started in 2009 and has quickly spread to over 20+ cities throughout North America.

They currently organize some of the largest pop-up underground art showcases in the country, with the best local emerging artists, musicians, and performers each city has to offer.


Artists can submit their artwork by filling out our online submission form located below under “SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION”

If accepted, there is a £10 per piece HANGING FEE to display your work.

There are NO COMMISSIONS ON SALES. You take 100% of what you sell. The £10 per piece goes towards the production costs of the event (i.e. venue rental, staff, building materials, etc.). PAYMENT (cash only) is not due until the day of installation.

There is a strict 1×1 meters MAX SIZE LIMIT for each piece you’d like to exhibit. This is due to the size of the wall panels we use to display your work. Sorry, but no work over 1×1 (meter) in size will be able to fit on the walls.

DROP OFF and INSTALLATION TIMES & DATES will be confirmed. In most cases, installation is on the day of the event between 12-5p. Once confirmed we’ll inform you of the correct time.

There is no DEADLINE for submitting artwork. We take art until we fill all the wall space available. P&B is an extremely popular show, so we recommend reserving space as soon as possible.

Pancakes & booze New York | Art-Pie


We will have a number of live artists creating work during the event. We open the floor up to anyone who wants to create a live art piece or do body painting for the show. Please just bring your supplies, along with a drop cloth, and do your thing. There is no need to sign up. All materials must be odour free.

Submit your application and we will get back to you as soon as possible


Most of the sales go through the artist. We highly recommend that everyone gets a credit card swiper for their phone. SquareUp and PayPal both are good options. We do not take credit cards so having your own system in place is key for making sales.

If you’re not around, we will make a sale in your absence and give you cash at the end of the night. As noted above, we do not take credit cards/checks/debit cards. If we act on your behalf during a transaction it will be cash only. We take NO COMMISSION ON SALES and will give you 100% of the cash sale at the end of the event.

After the transaction is made the buyer is allowed to take the work home with them on the spot. It is wise for you to have an extra piece on hand because you’re welcome to hang a replacement piece of equal or lesser size in the place of your sold piece. There is no extra fee for this.

You’re welcome to bring a small bin/tote/bag/etc to sell prints out of. Sorry, but we do not allow artists to set up tables to sell prints from.

The Pancakes & Booze Pop Up Art Show | Art-Pie

WHAT – The Pancakes & Booze Pop Up Art Show
WHERE – Studio Spaces E1
WHEN – 24th September 2015

Submit your application

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