Monday, 28 September 2009



SHIFT! @ The Notting Hill Arts Club Launches with
28.09.09 6pm-2pm

creativity matters
SHIFT! is the new programme of visual arts exhibitions and events at the Notting Hill Arts Club, London – an ongoing, 6 weekly arts programme, where creativity and good ideas
merge to focus on what matters to us, to you and to everyone.

launch event
On Monday 28th September, SHIFT! is converting the Notting Hill Arts Clubinto a 3D, 360° blank canvas, with freshly-wallpapered surfaces on which artists, illustrators and club-goers can draw. The brief is to ‘explore the idea of being interconnected in the context of the environment and climate change’.

Working in collaboration with the creators of Doodle Earth (, Secret Wars ( and DebutArt (, the idea behind The End of the Line event is to create artworks that evolve throughout the duration of the exhibition.

visitor information
Event: Monday 28th Sept 2009
Hours: 6pm – 2am (9pm Secret Wars)
Price: £5 before 8pm / then £8 (concession £3/6)
Venue: Notting Hill Arts Club,
21 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Ryan Frank free-range furniture designer prepares for battle with international art

group - Secret Wars.

Ryan’s latest project the ‘Shoreditch Shelf’

becomes a battle field for premier art group

SecretWars x Ryan Frank

For the first time ever this live art battle will take place directly on to a Shoreditch Shelf in the Bricklane Gallery on Thursday the 24th at 3pm.

Artists involved: Stika, Inkie, Alfa and Moose and Yeti

Friday the 25th the Secret Wars posse take their markers and might to the courtyard of 93 Feet East, where they will step onto a purpose built stage and commence another head to head bout of illustrating. ‘six artists, six boards, 60 minutes’

The completed boards will be put to the public vote and the winning two will be made into a Shoreditch Shelf.

The shelf and the remaining boards will be displayed and auctioned by the Bricklane Gallery, with a follow up exhibition.

A completed Shoreditch Shelf and ‘Spruce’, Ryan’s new range of stackable stool will also be on display and in use during the 3 day event.

Origins of The Hackney Shelf

The now iconic Hackney Shelf originated when large white boards were installed at graffiti ‘hot-spots’ around East London. The concept is to present a blank canvas to the public. These blank canvases attracted a variety of random graf and sporadic stenciling, once covered in graffiti they were removed and transformed into mobile shelving units, bringing the street indoors.

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Further info about Ryan's work on -