First up – my showreel is finally finished! Huge thanks to my flatmate Jamie for having all the necessary cables and bits and bobs to set me on the right track. The many long hours I spent sat alone in front of my computer have paid off and I’m very pleased with the final version. So, come one, come all – witness the glory!
(I’m a bit over excited. Can you tell?)
Secondly, ‘Small Talk‘ has won some kind of award. When I find out exactly what it was it’ll be put straight on my CV! It was screened again on the 15th of February at the NFT as part of Eat Our Shorts.
Glitch proved to be a sellout success at the Etcetera on the 11th and 12th. Thanks to all who came! I had some fantastic feedback and I’m planning on putting the show on again in London asap. More on that soon hopefully…
Prior to my Glitch performances, in the midst of the preparations, I found myself prancing around on Gawkagogo‘s stage at Torture Garden‘s New Year’s Eve bash. We started dancing at 9pm and went right through to 6am. (Well, I was more ‘shuffling’ for a number of hours.)
During the evening I inhabited the bodies of a Pig Faced Child:
and Hooters the Clown:
(You can really tell how tired we all were by this point!)
On another Hooters note – me and her (us) are heading up to Brum next month in Gawkagogo‘s extra large suitcase for the Candy Box Burlesque Valentine Spectacular at the Glee Club on the 11th. There’s going to be a live band to accompany shenanigans and everything. Looking forward to it!
After that I’m going to be involved in the 356 plays event at The Pleasance in Norf London. Not entirely sure how yet, but all shall be made clear…
Ooh, and Paul Garner‘s Monster Art Exhibition is still going on at Tusk Tattoo in town. The opening night was great fun! Photos n stuff here.
The ticket price of £6.50 includes a £1.50 membership fee (valid for a year) so you can go see the shows on before me at 7:30pm then just pay a £5er to enjoy the Glitch experience.
2 shows for £11.50/£12.50. Barginous!
All the booking details are here, should you wish to book 🙂
Off tonight to be Hooters the Clown at the Press Launch of Paul Garner‘s Monster Art Exhibition. Here’s the spiel:
HERE BE MONSTERS!!!
We dare you to pay a visit to
PAUL GARNER’s MONSTER ART EXHIBITION
December 15th – February 15th
TUSK TATTOO, 1 Stukeley Street (off Drury Lane), Covent Garden, London WC2
Paul Garner’s art peers behind the curtain of a sinister sideshow underworld where cartoon geeks, zombie kids and unspeakable things from the slab mingle menacingly with the ones that the Scooby Doo gang let get away.
Spawned by a lifelong obsession with all things dark, Paul’s canvases conjure up the cast of a demonic Disneyland in which only Pugsley and Wednesday Addams’ dreams could come true; there are portraits of classic Universal horror film icons, grotesques who seem to have leapt from the pages of Famous Monsters magazine, sketchbook renderings of random monsters from Paul’s id… and more!
Paul Garner’s work has been used on poster, t-shirt and CD cover art, tattoo design, as well as appearing in movie & music magazines, as film concept art, giant murals and toy design. Now this twisted gallery of oddities has found it’s natural home on the carnival midway walls of London’s Tusk Tattoo. The exhibition also features photographs of Gawkagogo, Paul and partner Sarah Nield’s groundbreaking half-cartoon, half-freakshow theatre & cabaret troupe, previously described by the press as “Toys ‘r’ Us meets Jerry Springer” and “Spitting Image meets Blue Velvet”.
ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND PRINTS FOR SALE!!!
Open 11:30 to 7:00 Monday to Saturday and 12:30 to 6:00 on Sundays.
PAUL GARNER ART
Original artwork / Tattoo Design / Custom Monsters / T-Shirt Design / Limited Edition Prints
So, I did ‘Glitch‘, all those months ago, and it went rather well! There’s a nice quote on my Projects page (which has had a bit of an update, along with the Links page…). When I manage to pull my finger out it shall be put on down in the Big Smoke. More on this as and when.
Ok – first review of VEGA$M‘s London run can be found here at: thisislondon.com. There was a glorious large colour picture to go with it in yesterday’s Evening Standard which isn’t alongside the online copy, so I’ve stuck another one on today’s post 🙂
Also, in The Times today is an article on Brand X’s masterminds: Sarah Nield and Paul Garner, that’ll give you kind of an idea of where they’re coming from! Find that here.
Aaand – I did end up being part of the Naked News interview! The story was mainly all about Brand X so I kept in character and said nothing 😛 It’s not my brainchild – I’m just here for the ride!! When I know the broadcast date of the interview I’ll let you know…
Well, opening and second night went down a storm!!
The VEGA$M showlounge is well and truly open for business so drop in if you can make it. It’s a whole different show to our Edinburgh escapade so if you saw it up there, come see us again! All those hours, weeks, months (and a whole year in the case of Brand X!) have really paid off.
Come dressed Vegas style and have a free drink on the house 😀
Press night tonight and an interview with Naked News. Don’t think I’ll be part of the interview which is fine by me as I wouldn’t have a clue where to look!!
You can now see me in my half a second, painful, bookish glory in Filament Pictures‘ ‘Figure of Speech’, filmed for the Cobra Vision competition, here (click on ‘September’ on that page if you can’t see it straight away…) Blink and you may miss me, but the whole thing’s worth a look.
If you think it’s the bees knees, then vote for it as your favourite of the month here (I’m guessing there’s not much time left on that one…)
Aaand – the London run of VEGA$M draws ever closer. Expect a full on revamp!