ESCAPE TO HAPPINESS: 02 - 03 January 2014 Guerilla Galleries started the New Year on a very positive note, with lively but honest interpretations of what artists thought epitomised happiness. This thought-provoking uplifting collaborative programme of art, artefacts and audio and digital visuals works proved to be an enjoyable experience.
Hosted once again at the iconic Daniel Libeskind Space in Islington this two-day showcase entitled invited submissions from a wide variety of visual artists. How did they define happiness? Did the featured art be classified as 'happy art' and invoke that uplifting emotion we consider to be happiness?
Contributing artists included: Mbeng Pouka, Tom Winney, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Piluca, Keeley Wynn, Natansky, David Lusky Luscombe, Gee ‘Street’ Higgins, Simona Badu, Jean-Luc Almond, Theresa de Swiet, David Vigor, Alex Becker, Leanne Broadbent, Rachel Mower, iCON, Eliza Freespirit, Binty Bint, Miguel Ivorra, Michaela Mysokova & Paal Major, Peter White
RANDOM ACTS OF ARTISTRY 2: 14-16 August 2013
How dangerous could it possibly be to give 20 or more artists free rein? Well, this what we sought to do for our big summer exhibition. While the aim was to get more than 200 pieces up, out and on display the desire to offer artists total and absolute creative freedom – the likes of which is seldom seen – was too much of a tasty dare not to be explored thoroughly.
And the artists who answered the call did not disappoint, spoiling the audience in the process with a collective blend of work that displayed little or no discordance despite the majority of those concerned having never worked together and the reduced lead-time the gallery affords show participants. With live a performance piece that turned voyeurism on its head, a fruit orchestra and a boxed African black rhino among the central pieces, this was by far the most adventurous of Guerilla Galleries outings to date.
Contributing artists included: Mbeng Pouka, Ben Ryer, Nicola Anthony, Dan Fox, Noriko Michigami, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Piluca, Keeley Wynn, Natansky, Ben Mellor, Caroline Truss, Matthew Chapman, Gee ‘Street’ Higgins, Randolph Hoyte, Dan Scarlett, Gareth Morgan, Jean-Luc Almond, Velizar Dimchev, Theresa de Swiet, David Vigor, Alex Becker, Leanne Broadbent, Rachel Mower, Paul Mennea, Abstract Angels, Paul Gittins, Irene Godfrey, Rachel Mower, Elizabeth Roman, icon, Eliza Freespirit, Nathan Hawthorne and Nigel Potter.x
ART & PROTEST: 3 -5 April 2013
When Guerilla Galleries asked 25+ artists to interpret the act of protest within living memory, what the gallery got back was a rich eclectic mix of work – more than 110 pieces in total comprising of photography, sculptures, illustrations, canvases, live performances, open-discussions and film.
The show, which featured portraits of world leaders such as Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and David Cameron, also featured no less than five canvases of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher the week before her death.
Featured artists included: Pouka, Piluca, Ashley Reaks, Caroline Truss, Charlotte Ratcliffe, Jessica Suarez, Angela Chalmers, Carl Hoare, Gee Higgins, Ben Mellor, the artist once known as Micheala Mysakova (Michelle Roth), Randolph Hoyte, Gareth Morgan, Keeley Wynn, Dan Fox, Tisna Westerhof, Paula O’Connell, Nicholas Baldion, Miguel Ivorra, Paul Mennea, iCON, Sarah Wyld, Keeley Wynn, Irene Godfrey, Marta Lapillo, Binty Bint and Natasha Porter.
100% NUDE: 3-4 January 2013
Dare to be different, dare to bare all. Guerilla Galleries rose to the challenge. Work from Hock Tee Tan, Pouka, Pilar Camino Alcon, Gareth Morgan, Caroline Truss, Selma Dahhouki, Debra Taylor among others. More than 600 visitors flocked to The Daniel Libeskind Space in Islington for this event.
REVEAL: The alternative Graduate Arts Show 2012
The annual Guerilla Galleries graduate art show featureed a choice selection of the year's newbie artists, designers and creatives. This year brought together work from Nottingham Trent, London Metropolitan University's Sir John CASS school of Art, Design and Architecture, UAL's Chelsea College of Art and Wimbledon college of Art and Westminister.
With work from, Rajpar Shah, Caroline Truss, Debra Taylor, Nicholas Bandion, Selma Dahhouki, Irene Godfrey, Tom O'Ryan, Jen Harris, Paulina Berry, Praise Kim, Bobby Sayers, Elliot Baggott, Orinthia Tyrell, Francesco Benenato and Miranda Sofroniou, the two-day show attracted over 400 visitors to The Daniel Libeskind Space in Islington.