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The Art of Banksy unauthorised private collection comes to London

Banksy to me is the modern version of Salvador Dalí with his work and even himself surrounded by mystery. Why? as his art work is a modern day surrealism with hard hitting messages which spring up literally anywhere. Plus Banksy is like a superhero as no one knows who he is! but he brings hard hitting messages and comical surreal art to our streets. Now for a limited time an unauthorised collection of private art by Banksy has popped up in London’s Covent Garden where you can view some well known favourite political surreal art pieces by Banksy and so much more.

I went on along on a PR invite and read inspirational quotes by Banksy as well as discovered pieces of art which I’ve never seen before, with some pieces of art making me question what is the meaning of life and humanity?

Banksy

Nobody knows who is Banksy, yet everybody knows he is a graffiti artist and prankster. Banksy is one of the most famous yet the most mysterious graffiti artists in the world. Some consider him a prankster whereas others a superhero of art. Banksy’s art pops up literally anywhere and everywhere with his enigmatic and surreal art from the UK to Sydney. Expressing always a strong political statement with poetry, energy and humour.

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V&A’s Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition don’t be late

Don’t be late as Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser has popped up in the basement of V&A’s Museum to bring answers to all your curious questions on Lewis Carroll’s popular children story which you’ll be taken on a fantastical tour of exploration from discovering a deeper insight into Lewis and the world of Alice via books, films, art and so much more.

There is plenty to discover creating an atmosphere that really makes anyone become even more curious about what they are going to experience next keeping all guessing and bringing out our inner child.

I went along on a PR invite courtesy of V&A to hop on in down their rabbit hole to discover the curiosities of Alice and beyond.

V&A

The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) is one of Britain’s Victorian buildings which opened up in London 1852 to showcase manufactures. Since then the state of the art galleries, within the V&A has constantly evolved in it’s collection public interpretation of art and design.

The museum is the world’s leading museums of art and design, which houses a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. The Museum holds many of the UK’s national collections and houses some of the greatest resources for the study of architecture, sculpture, jewellery, fashion, textiles, furniture, photography, painting, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

Apart from the millions of objects on display across the year within the V&A they host a variety of exhibitions and talks all of which can be discovered by clicking here.

One of the latest and anticipated exhibitions which has popped up within the V&A for a limited time this year is Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition which goes on till 31 December 2021 within the Sainsbury Gallery in the basement.

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition within the V&A

Celebrating one of the most iconic, imaginative and inspiring stories of all time. V&A’s exhibition of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser allowing visitors to immerse through a mindbending journey down the rabbit hole, full of discovery.

Lewis Carroll’s 158 years old surreal iconic story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and beyond can now be explored and discovered within the V&A for a limited time.

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Wyland Tondelier art is life

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time and Wyland colouring books does just that.

I was kindly gifted courtesy of Wyland a few of his colouring books as well as a necklace designed and made by him made out of milk, yes milk!

Wyland Tondelier

Wyland Tondelier is an artist, sculpture, fashion designer and performer who comes from France but lives in East London.

As an artist he truly is inspired by idols who rock us everyday with their music or their acting. Thus he likes to work and sculpt the line by drawing, painting, using fabric and mixed media bringing us all idols in a way we have never seen them. Curving and interlacing the lines between them to create drawings and installations with a difference.

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Choco Fruit marries fruit with chocolate

If you are like me and just love fruit and chocolate then you’ll love Choco Fruit which marries the two together creating that perfect match.

I was gifted on a complimentary basis some of their sweet chocolate treats of a banana covered in chocolate and a waffle loaded with fruit and chocolate.

Choco Fruit

Established in 2015, Choco Fruit is the UK’s number one sweet treat and events company. They are a contemporary 21st century business, which is one of its’ kind in London. They are well known for producing stunning chocolate treats, marrying fruit with chocolate.

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Art Sippers be merry and be creative

Art Sippers is all about having fun, sipping on drink be it beer or wine, partying to music and of course painting!

Did you know that art is a great way to relieve stress and anxiety? as it let’s anyone get creative, increases brain plasticity, and can help with other mental health benefits.

As Pablo Picasso one said

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with Steve a community member of Love Pop Ups London to release our arty side.

Art Sippers

Elliot and Josie are a creative and dynamic couple who have worked in the events and promotions sector for over 15 years combined. Successfully running nationwide pop-up stores and product launches for various well-known brands.

In 2019 Josie was made redundant but instead of it affecting her well-being and mental health she and Elliot decided to come up with their own pop up business adventure Art Sippers. ​

Their vision is to relieve people of their daily stress and anxiety through engaging, social, art events.

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Creative Studio let’s sculpt with paint

Not ever having heard of sculpture painting before when I was invited down along with another member of Love Pop Ups London on a complimentary basis via Nadia of Creative Studio I just had to see what it was all about.

I am not an artist or sculpture in anyway in fact my craft skills are in the same league as my niece of seven. However I love art and crafts and am keen in learning new skills.

Creative Studio

Nadia runs Creative Studio and holds sculpting painting classes within London teaching people how to sculpt paint using Evgenia Ermilova materials.

At Creative Studio students can also purchase materials for sculpture painting as they are on the official brands in the UK for Evgenia Ermilova. You can also purchase a variety of tools from palette knives to palettes so you can go home and become an expert at sculpture painting.

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The National Gallery – Sorolla menu at The National Cafe

London is full of art museums and one of the most famous is The National Gallery set within Trafalgar Square. However did you know that The National Gallery has three eateries one being an Espresso Bar, The National Gallery Café and The National Dine restaurant.

I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with some members of Love Pop Ups London to experience an evening at The National Gallery Café to dine on a special set menu of Spanish food.

We were treated to a three course set menu that has been inspired on the art work of Sorolla which is currently on exhibit at The National Gallery until 7th July in which the menu will also change to reflect the new art by the artist which next pop ups.

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Am I the next Vincent van Gogh? – Paint Republic

Growing fast ‘paint and sip’ events are the all-new way to socialise with friends on a night out.

Only recently I attended another painting class in which I learnt how to paint the London landscape and with me not painting a serious piece of artwork since school but only maybe the odd stick man with my niece I was prepared to grab a paintbrush and take things seriously, well slightly.  I loved the class so much and was quite impressed with my piece of art at the end of it.

This time around I was invited down on a complimentary basis via Paint Republic to try out one of their fun ‘paint and sip’ classes.  I went along with my friend Laura to one of their classes to paint flowers. Why flowers? well I love flowers and have always felt inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s art work of his famous painting of sunflowers.

So the challenge was on could I be the next Vincent van Gogh?

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Get Arty – PopUp Painting

I am a big kid at heart and just love anything fun and quirky.  So, when I heard about PopUp Painting I was excited about the prospect of trying to paint a proper piece of art with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of prosecco in another.

To be honest though I have not painted properly for a long time as the only painting I seem to do now days is with my niece who is six and let’s just say my art is more on the lines of stick men and unicorns. 

So, when I was invited down on a complimentary basis along with another member of Love Pop Ups London (Chelsea) to have some fun in painting I was certainly not going to let this opportunity brush on by.

PopUp Painting

PopUp Painting popped up back in 2013 with their take on social painting classes.  Social painting classes have been popular over the world for a number of years but there was not any in the UK at the time. 

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Sight, sound, smell and touch – Sense of Space

Sense of Space a free art installation ‘What’s in our Sense of Space’ popped up in Exchange Square (5 April – 25 May 2018) to re-engage peoples senses from sight, sound, smell and touch.  The exhibition was put on by graphic designer Supermundane’s to activate different senses by energising peoples mind, body and soul.

Sense of Space – What’s in our Sense of Space

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