Payne Shurvell Gallery, 16 Hewett Street, London EC2A 3NN, 11 July 2013 6-8pm
Press Release. June 2013
Invisible Print Studio, a new screenprinting studio founded by Michael Hall and Coralie
Sheppard, is launching at PAYNESHURVELL on Thursday 11th July, 6 – 8pm. Our
printmaker Michael Hall is himself an artist, as well as a curator and a writer. He has
previously worked professionally with the majority of artists that we are making editions
with. Using his knowledge of their practices he works together with the artist to translate
their practice into print, bringing original ideas to the forefront and creating prints exclusive
This is a one night only event where we will be exhibiting the editions produced to date
and offering discounts on all our prints on the night. We are also launching a new Simon
Patterson poster edition with the first 20 prints available for only £50 each.
Invisible Print Studio commissions new print editions with artists that we genuinely admire
and are currently working with:
Bruce McLean; Simon Patterson; Jamie Shovlin; Ray Richardson; Jessica Voorsanger;
Andrew Bick; Andrew Curtis; Dermot O’Brien; Mark Hampson; Michael Ajerman;
Daniel Rapley; Steven Scott; Julian Rowe; Steph Goodger; Flora Parrott; Jo Stockham
and more… And will be launching with 13 new editions.
Bruce McLean should be given recognition for the fact that we are here. His suggestion to
Michael that he opened a new print studio, was based on the fact that he believed Michael
would bring novel and up-to-date concepts to the printing process. This is shown to be true
with the fact that Andrew Bick is making his first ever printed edition with us, yet has never
used print as a medium before as he never felt it fitted within his practice. His trust in
Michael serves as an example that our ethos stands well, we create works of art, not just
screenprints and want to support our artists both creatively and financially. We will be
launching new poster editions to generate funding to support projects in the near future.
UNIT 4-22, SECOND FLOOR STUDIOS & ARTS, HARRINGTON WAY, WOOLWICH, LONDON SE18 5NR
The publication launch is accompanied by an exhibition at the Paul Stolper Gallery, 31 Museum Street, London WC1A 1LH. 20 June 2013 6-8pm, with the exhibition running from 21 June – 21 August 2013
Factual Nonsense – The Art and Death of Joshua Compston is both a biography and an alternative portrait of the 1990’s art scene in London’s East End. It is also a guide to living fast and dying young in the contemporary art world; Joshua Compston made Hoxton hip and Shoreditch sexy. The list of the fifty or so interviewees in the book reads like a who’s who of the contemporary art world, with contributions from the likes of Jessica Voorsanger, Jay Jopling, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk, Maureen Paley, and Sir Peter Blake.
Seen by some as the romantic martyr of his generation, by others as a prankster sending up the art establishment, Compston was a driving force that helped turn the East End of London into the cultural hub that it is today. He was determined to change the world through art. His gallery, Factual Nonsense (FN), was quite unlike any other. Called a ‘crazy powerhouse of ideas’, Factual Nonsense was a cultural think-tank located in a then run-down area of the East End.
The original and the best – when all the top artists make special works for the day and sell them at
genuinely unbelievable prices – directly from their car boots! Something for everyone with artworks from
£5 – £500 and fabulous food & entertainment to boot – it’s a mini festival in its own idiosyncratic orbit!
We’ll be pushing the boot out for the maddest, most eye-poppingly fabulous Art Car Booter to date as we celebrate
ten years of fun, frivolity and astonishing art bargains! Over 70 pitches including Gavin Turk, Sir Peter Blake,
Tracey Emin International, Marcus Harvey, Nigel Cooke, Polly Morgan, Mat Collishaw, Billy Childish, Pure Evil,
David David, Bethnal Greeen Working Men’s Club, The Idler, Marty Thornton, Pretty Taxing, Pam Hogg, Kristjana J
Williams, Louis Eliot & The Embers, St John Bread & Wine, Nudeespresso and The Colony Room Pop-up Cocktail bar.
Plus! Introducing Shoreditch scenesters Herrick Gallery, Tracey Neul Shoes, Leila’s Shop and her amazing artisans and the fabulous Museum of Everything.
Exclusive print from Sir Peter Blake celebrating 110 years of Vauxhall Motors!
Plus! The Groucho Club’s Bernie Katz, in association with AITPE (Almost In The Public Eye) making a rare foray east (and in daylight hours too!) to add
some pizazz and celebrity pals to the Born Hectic tent of fun, games and amazing prizes in aid of award-winning charity Just for Kids Law.
Pop in to the pop-up hair and grooming gazebo with the fabulous Johnnie Sapong, play Celebrity Bingo, dance in a reprise of last years’ hugely popular
Handbag Disco to win fab bags from the likes of Jimmy Choo, Anya Hindmarch and Alice Temperley.
Plus! New for 2013 – Pass the Art Parcel! In between the layers of each exquisitely wrapped parcel will be a chance to win a piece of fantastic art by each artist
in the car park with super special works in the middle! NOT TO BE MISSED!
We’ll fill your eyes with delight and your hearts with joy!
Doors open 12 midday, pre-selling entry from 11am to an orderly queue.
Only £5 in for hours of fun plus exclusive back of the boot bargains guaranteed…you’d be hard pushed to beat it and mad to miss it!
LIMITED EDITIONS AND UNLIMITED FUN!