TUESDAY 28 OCTOBER 08
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT
new art in the library JAN
new art in the vaults GRASSY NOEL
THE CIRCUS OF DESOLATION EXHIBITION
October 28 - November 2
The People's Bank Vaults, The Foundry
Grazzy Noel presents the once in a life-time
opportunity to attend The Circus of Desolation
Exhibition. The Exhibition celebrates the ancient
Diwali and Samhain Festivals of Light, The Great
Re-Awakening. It is the time of year of great
festivities and the beginning of the Celtic
new-year, a very appropriate time to be getting rid
of the Texan Bush Boys, "Trick or Treat".
This exciting and fearsome exhibition will be opened
by La Matrona Luna's monologue performed by the
fantastic actress Suzanne Harbison. In the 2nd
Chamber of the very highly secure People's Bank
Vault will be, for your delectation, the world's
exclusive Golden Pumpkin Skull, on view on certain
days only, and the world's first Smarty Embedded
Pumpkin Skull both to be auctioned at The Foundry
(cut out the auction house) for the predicted price
of $150 Million Dollars a Skull. Other Work on
exhibit are recently discovered cave paintings said
to date back to the last Great Depression. The whole
show will be accompanied by the audio play Le Cirque
de Desolation which has the deep sonorous booming
voice of the wonderful Mark Rathmell and the dulcet
tones of the brilliant Brian Coleman.
This Show would not be possible without the
sponsorship of The People's Bank to whom we are
eternally grateful; a Very Big Thank You to Pete's
it's Current CEO.
WEDNESDAY 29 OCTOBER 08
new art in the library NO:ID
THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 08
New art on the bar wall
MINE THE NOTION
The Model Motion @ the Foundry PART 2
It's the re-launch of the EDM to get the Pits Pinned.
It's about marking the fruits of men, children and
women's labour. The injuries. The chronic illnesses.
The culture. The history. The communities. The
decimation. The demolition. The rejuvenation. The
regeneration. A fine blend of art, film and a
campaign to mark coalmines on maps.
TUESDAY 04 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the stairwell
Paintings from the Turn of the Century
by Tom Aberneithie
Exhibition runs from Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 18th November 2008
Tom Aberneithie was born in 1972 in Melbourne,
Australia.Ê After studying Fine Art at La Trobe
UCNV, Bendigo, he undertook 2 years of painting in
Melbourne before heading abroad.Ê As a traveller, he
visited studios in London, Amsterdam and Berlin
before setting up his own studio in East London
between 1998-2002.Ê The four works on display
represent some of his work from this period.
WEDNESDAY 05 NOVEMBER 08
A CELEBRATION OF
THE LIFE AND WORKS OF GUY FAWKES
Song, Music and Speech in memory of the Martyr
opening a new exhibition in the vaults
STEEL AND PIXELS
Metal Sculptures and Digital Images
By Michael Bucknell MA
open 6-10pm tues -sat
THURSDAY 06 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the far wall
S T R A N G E N E S S O F S E E I N G
Nichola Bruce + Rebecca E Marshall
"Strangenesss of Seeing 26 short avant - garde films
that aim to capture the subjective experience of
"A cabinet of intimate familiar wonders".
Guardian Apr 08
A series of 26 moving Image works exploring vision.
SUNDAY 09 NOVEMBER 08
>> bar floor
WELCOME TO WORMWORLD
open mic poetry
sign up by 8 for a slot
>> basement- 6PM
REEL NEWS FINANCIAL CRISIS SPECIAL
2001: the banking system collapses. The resultant
uprising brings down 4 governments in 10 days, as
millions take to the streets with the cry:
"GET RID OF THEM ALL!"
Re-released due to public demand: a Reel News
special edition - ARGENTINA IN REVOLT (2002)
Featuring the whole incredible story of the
uprising, the piqueteros movement of unemployed
workers blocking the roads, the popular assemblies
in every barrio taking decisions on the struggle
collectively, the cacerolazos demanding the banks
return people's savings...
We will be premiering ARGENTINA IN REVOLT at the
Foundry on Sunday, where you will be able to get the
brand new bumper DVD, also featuring films on the
occupied factories movement that sprang from the
uprising (3 films featuring Brukman, Zanon and Hotel
Bauen), plus the Buenos Aires tube workers'
successful struggle for a 6 hour day. If you can't
make it, the DVD will be available on the website
from next Thursday (15th Nov) - £6 inc. p&p.
news from the crisis here, including the march on
the Bank of England and a single mother on income
support fighting back against bank charges;
Guy Smallman's shocking photo report from the
war in Afghanistan;
and the brilliant London bus drivers' strike.
****NEXT REGULAR ISSUE OF REEL NEWS OUT NOVEMBER 28****
TUESDAY 11 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the library...
new art on the bar wall
This project focuses on people who work in tattoo
parlours. It depicts them as characters, where the
tattoo parlour is a stage directly infulencing
their behaviour and lifestyle.
"We shape our buildings and then our buildings shape us"
- Winston Churchill
THURSDAY 13 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the vaults...
USEFLESS: the Amazing Brain of Angelina Schweinskopf
a slice of a dream of a brain of a rat
is a rat of a dream of a slice of a brain
is a dream of a brain of a slice of a rat is
Welcome to the Amazing Brain of Angelina
Schweinskopf. Adopted by Professor Gunther Von
Durkistan at the tender age of seventy-seven,
Angelina Schweinskopf was unaware that her adoptive
father would use her as an experimental laboratory
in which to test his theories about evolution. He
injected Angelina with rat's DNA over the course of
fourteen years, and wired up her brain so that her
dreams would crystallise into architectural visions.
Von Durkistan then used his army of rats to build
USEFLESS is a site-specific installation prized from
the warped imaginations of Valentin Manz, Emma
Tornero and Chin Keeler, in which childhood
innocence is fused with maudlin, macabre mythology.
Both horrific and humorous, USEFLESS !
Peepholes reveal a number of secret chambers
containing Angelina Schweinskopf's past life
Recycled trash such as electrical wiring and severed
Ultrasonic alien space helmets plus spiritual icons
captured in open-heart surgery;
The tangled colons of robots without homes;
Baby rats singing hip hop classics and Elvis songs;
Mermaids burnt to a crisp by Poseidon after eloping
with pearls stolen from his underwater lair;
TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the bar wall CHRISTOPHER HO
new art on the stair well
OTHER SIDES OF LONDON
#1 CITY LIGHTS REVISITED
#2 EARTHWORKS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
(EPPING FOREST DREAMS)
PHOTOS BY DAVID BINNS
TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER 08
new art in the vaults...
Automatic Dreams is a new site specific,
experimental theatre and installation company.
At The Foundry Gallery, we will be creating a music
and design installation called 'Music Films'. These
are pieces of composed music with fragments of
dialogue and audio taken from various sources and
reappropriated to create deep psychologically
affecting atmosphere and communication with the
Automatic Dreams is Alex Taylor and David Alcorta.
new art in the basement...
THE HARD SHOULDER
London from the point of view of a Lorry Driver with
a given higher perspective of the city, the road and
All possibilities are random and pictures flow past
the windscreen like a cinema.
"The hard shoulder" exhibition at the Foundry from
27th November the product of five years driving
lorries in and around London and photographs and
There are around 70 photographs ( super A3) that
work individually or collectively in various
multiples, triptychs and diptychs etc.
The drawings are large 4'x4' - 6'x4' etc - though I
like to turn them back into photographs themselves.
THURSDAY 27 NOVEMBER 08
new art on the bar wall
Developing Dreams in Mo.tion
new photography exhibition Mo.tion, which uses
doors, window frames and other reclaimed wood, will
open at The Foundry in Old Street during National
Tree Week on 27th November.
The photographers Kati and Ian Byrne of Developing
Dreams show impressions of life in countries such as
Cuba, China, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam,
Australia and France.
Ian Byrne, the founder of Developing Dreams, said:
"The theme of Mo.tion is two-fold. It is about
people and objects in motion as well as the
photographers being in motion through their travels.
These are like a collision of cultures and moments.
The traveller becomes stationary and it is the world
around him that moves. Instead of travelling around
the world the world travels around the photographer
and it is these moments you capture and show."
Mo.tion will be at The Foundry from 25th November
until 7th December 2008. The launch event will be on
Thursday 27th November.
For more information about Mo.tion contact
Kati Byrne on 07984 185838
TUESDAY 09 DECEMBER 08
new art in the library...
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