On Sunday 13th November we took over Graphic Bar in Soho, London, with our first ever urban art showcase!
After months of late night planning at our “headquarters”, frequent meetings in London with various artists and companies – often followed with several celebratory drinks – the highly anticipated Exhibit #1 event arrived and to say we were overwhelmed with the attendance is an understatement!
Over 160 people attended (give or take ten, once Megan found a clicker to record numbers!) to look at the work, have a few drinks, chat to the artists, us and other spectators – the community vibe was alive! Clearly it was buzzing enough for the legendary DJ Tim Westwood to even drop in and have a look, as he was passing on his way back from the gym!
But the biggest names we have to thank for Exhibit #1 are our UAM artists: Bruce Parker, Carl Cashman and International Nobody. They were there early to set up with us at Graphic Bar, putting the finishing touches to their work, chatting to everyone who came – we couldn’t have asked to work with better artists for our first show! For those who weren’t able to attend, you can check out their “On the Wall” interviews on the previous blog entries.
Positioned in the centre of the gallery, Bruce put his black and white spin on our competition, creating an exclusive one off graphic live at the event. His work sparked a huge interest, with just under half of those attending Exhibit #1 entering the competition! Look out for the winner announcement this Sunday.
So what’s next… for those who have been asking yes we are planning for Exhibit #2 more details will follow in the new year, but if you’re interested in being part of the next big showcase then email us! As some of you may have seen we had several film crews at the event so keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be releasing a few of these over the next week or so, along with our promo video!
Lastly, a big thanks to all those that attended or supported us with the launch of Exhibit #1. Remember you make the movement, so lets keep it growing.