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ORIGAMI - DANCE UMBRELLA PRODUCTION | CROYDON OCT17 

'Origami' sees the unlikely pairing of a monumental shipping container and a gravity-defying dancer. Inspired by the Japanese art of paper folding, this 40 minute, free performance was a breath-holding spectacle where the container gently unfurled, creating a geometric performance space where dancer Satchie Noro dangled from its' sharp corners and glided on its vertiginous edges. The container was in continuous movement. Created by Paris-based Satchie Noro and Silvain Ohl and with music by Fred Costa, Origami was an outdoor event, suitable for everyone, which has been taken place in outdoor locations.  This capture is from CROYDON:

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PODCAST: HAM THE ILLUSTRATOR | TUPAC CHANGES EXHIBITION | 22 SEP 2017 

We spoke to HAM the Illustrator at the Tupac Changes Exhibition - Croydon - produced by Highlight Nation.  As ever, this conversation was full of insights that came about spontaneously through conversation.  

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HAM the Illustrator is an emerging London based British-Namibian multimedia hiphop artist and storyteller focused primarily on the marriage between his conscious lyricism and graphic illustration.  Along with over 20 overall international and local performances, HAM the Illustrator lays claim to supporting well known international artists such as Rudimental, Coolio, Grandmaster Flash, D Double E & Footsie (Newham Generals), Big Narstie, P Money, Logan Sama, Flava D, General Levy, Izzie Gibbs, Congo Natty, Killa P, HVDES, Avok, AceDa Bass, Cameron Hart, Niskerone and many others.  ​Influenced largely by his upbringing in Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, HAM's mission remains to promote education, empowerment and compassion in today's society through his art. 

"First you make them more aware, then you make them believe they have the power to make a change, then you make them think about what they should do with that power."- HAM”

To learn more about HAM the Illustrator visit: www.HAMtheIllustrator.com

 

WARHOL CROYDON | SEP 2017 

Croydon’s award-winning RISEgallery is delivering a ground-breaking programme of FREE events throughout the month, under the theme ‘Warhol Croydon’, as a tribute to the life and work of one of the biggest names in 20th century art.

His famous works include Turquoise Marilyn, Campbell’s Soup, Car Crash, Gun, Mao, John Wayne, Flowers, Death and Disaster and Self Portrait. This month: 

  • A unique street exhibition of giant artworks curated by RISEgallery and the artist Dotmasters, featuring tributes to Warhol by some of today’s leading artists, to be displayed on prominent town centre buildings and lit up at night;
  • FREE guided tours of the cutting-edge exhibition twice daily throughout the month;
  • A FREE exhibition of original Warhol artworks hosted in the RISEgallery, in St George’s Walk, the heart of Croydon’s cultural quarter;
  • A series of FREE Andy Warhol film and documentary screenings, plus talks and lectures that will including international speakers from around the world; 
  • Late-night openings of the RISEgallery; 
  • Family-friendly activities planned with support from the local community; 
  • Warhol Croydon is the latest initiative of the RISEgallery which has previously brought exhibitions of work to Croydon by renowned artists Damien Hirst and Banksy.

For more information head over to RISE GALLERY online.