Tuesday, July 15, 2008

versus? show...


here is a sneaky preview of one of the 6 prints ill be exhibiting this coming thursday (the 15th) alongside the very talented and all-round lovely illustrator lad chris judge (www.chrisjudge.com) for the opening of the shop/gallery that the turtlehead guys are launching. it looks like it going to be deadly so fair play and hearty handshakes to all involved....


Yawl are invited to the launch party for Versus? at 1/2 Smock Alley, (bottom of cow's lane) Temple Bar on July 17th from 6.30pm.

WHERE ART MEETS FASHION (AND GIVES IT A CHINESE BURN)
Versus? is a gallery/shop that pits art against fashion. Here we will pit different cutting-edge t-shirt brands from around the world against turtlehead's own designs, as well as pitting artists of all descriptions, photographers and musicians against each other. Everything will be on show for two weeks only, before we bring in 2 new artists and 2 new sets of t-shirts to go head to head. Each artist will be leaving one piece as part of the permanent display.

First up In the art category it's Rich Gilligan (photography) versus Chris Judge (illustration). In the music section, it's Rollers/Sparkers’ new album “Hames” versus their previous album “Second Level Crossing”, and in the t-shirt category is turtlehead versus Threadless.

Versus? will officially open with a launch party on Thursday 17th July, featuring guest artists and DJs. Also on the night, turtlehead will be launching a new t-shirt by the Irish artist Frankenstyles entitled "Touchy Feely". Versus? will also stock art and design books, quirky Japanese vinyl toys, satchels and other weird and wonderful art pieces from around the globe. And if all that's not enough there will be free beer from our new very best friends at Peroni, and yum yums from Diep.

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