Art Licks Weekend 2013: Artists' Tote Bags

Four exciting emerging artists have created limited edition screen printed tote bags for the Art Licks Weekend 2013.

Art Licks invited four exciting emerging artists to create limited edition tote bags for the Art Licks Weekend (4-6 October 2013) to raise funds for the festival's education programme. Pio Abad, Patrick Coyle, Hannah Perry and Samara Scott have each developed artwork that has then been screen printed by Peckham Print Studio.

The artists were selected as they represent four different facets of the young London art scene that the Art Licks Weekend will showcase in October. The four bags illustrate aspects of each artist’s distinctive practice.

The Art Licks Weekend 2013 will be a three-day event for which young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with special events and exhibitions of work by emerging artists. With over 70 participating spaces showcasing 250 artists, the Art Licks Weekend will encompass the most exciting artistic talent and innovative ideas in London; celebrating the creative energy of this young art scene. The festival will concentrate on those pockets of artistic activity in east and south London where some of the most interesting exhibitions, events, screenings and performances take place—including Bermondsey, Bethnal Green, Deptford, Hackney, Hackney Wick and Peckham.

The Art Licks Weekend Tote Bags are £10 each.

Art Licks Weekend bag

Pio Abad (b. Manila, Philippines, 1983) started his fine art studies at the University of the Philippines and received a BA(Hons) in Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art and an MA in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools. Recent exhibitions include ‘Zabludowicz Invites’, Zabludowicz Collection, 2013; ‘Oh! Oh! Oh! (A Universal History of Infamy)’, PLAZAPLAZA, London, 2012; and ‘London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, 2012. He was one of the finalists for the Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award 2012. Abad’s work looks at the intersections between histories of the decorative and the political. Through installations, prints and photographs, he presents juxtapositions that mine the relationships between things and events, between the anecdotal and the allegorical.

Patrick Coyle (b. Hull, 1983) is an artist and writer who frequently uses language and performance to examine personal and hidden narratives in the world he encounters. Coyle demonstrates these narratives using objects, images and texts that he finds or creates, placing strategic constraints on his own methods of presentation. Coyle recently delivered performances at Zabludowicz Collection, London; Alma Enterprises, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; BALTIC 39, Newcastle; ICA, London; Spike Island, Bristol; and Toomer Labzda, New York. Recent exhibitions include ‘(IM)MATERIAL LABOUR’, Art Exchange, Colchester; ‘Relatively Absolute’, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; ‘SOUNDWORKS’, ICA London; and ‘birds, bodies and bricolage’, Toomer Labzda, New York.

Hannah Perry, (b. Chester, 1984) works mainly in installation, print and video. Graduating from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and currently studying for her MA at the Royal Academy of Art, Perry’s multimedia works are part-sculpture, part-intervention. With a continuous practice of collecting and manipulating materials – footage, sound clips, images and objects – she develops a sprawling network of references carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society and bending back the systems of representation via hyperactive distribution.

Samara Scott (b. London, 1984) where she lives and works. Selected exhibitions include Cd0xdsspi, Rowing Projects, London (2013); Poems, Almanac, London (2013); Verging on the Absurd, Contemporary Art Society, London (2013); Duty Free, Arkasşirket Foundation, Istanbul, (2012); Young London,V22, London (2012); Samara Scott & Marianne Spurr, Seventeen Gallery, London (2012); Seriously Connected Old Grey Hair, Christopher Crescent at HD: Projects, New York (2012); Four Seasons, Arts&Jobs, London (2012); The Response, The Sunday Painter, London (2012).

Peckham Print Studio is a multi-functional water based screen printing studio based within The Sunday Painter gallery in Peckham. The studio is the first of its kind in South East London offering open access membership and weekly workshop days to the public. It provides an experienced commercial screen printing service and is available for live screen printing events out of house.

Art Licks Weekend 2013 is funded by Arts Council England, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation, Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Outset, Chelsea Arts Club Trust and the Art Licks Weekend 2013 Patrons

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