Bristol’s Upfest returns in May with hundreds of street artists taking part in the annual free bank holiday event. World class painters and illustrators will get to work painting 20,000sqft of surfaces including a NY subway train, beer gardens, car parks and skate parks. Alongside the art music stages, pop up cafes and street parties will take place from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May. A...
The Library of Birmingham - Discovery Season...
Birmingham-based arts producers Capsule have been appointed to curate the opening festival season of cultural events that will run from 3rd September through to December 2013 at the new Library of Birmingham and they are looking for practitioners to get involved. There are several new commission opportunities available to work in the exciting new space and further details can be found over at...
Let's Play Sardines
It’s always nice when a brand teams up with some super cool artists to do a project but when you add that the brand is Lomography with their already gorgeous analogue cameras you just know that the results are going to be great. Their latest collaborative bit of fun sees the cream of the UK’s leading designers, artists, creators and graphic-heads getting a chance to customise the iconic La...
XMAS GIFT IDEAS: Jon Burgerman
LUSH! Sizzle away in a hot bath but do it in designer toy style with Jon Burgerman’s bath bomb range for Lush. £25 for a pack of 9 and a nifty Burgerman designed tin to keep forever.
XMAS GIFT IDEAS
These limited edition wooden laser cut brooches are a snip at just £15 from The Cloud Commission. The perfect accessory for a boy or girl.
Eye Candy on Storify →
We’ve just grabbed all the social media interactions and updates via Storify which offers a great round up of what happened over the weekend.
EYE CANDY - Day 3 video →
The final day of Eye Candy shot by Craig Bush…
Lucy for Eye Candy Festival
Eye Candy commissioned artist Lucy McLauchlan to paint the pillars which are the gateway to the Southside area of the city. Starting on Friday the pillar was completed on Sunday night. We popped back Monday morning to see the finished piece by day light What a MASSIVE improvement and beautiful piece of work she produced! Make sure you go and check it out.
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Eye Candy Launch Party
We had our launch party over at Le Truc in Southside on Friday night. Sponsored by the good people at Purity the beer and wine flowed and the fine creative community of Brum came out to celebrate the very first Eye Candy. Thanks to Becky Homer for the shots.[[MORE]]
EYE CANDY - Brothers of the Stripe video →
Brothers of the Stripe hung out at the Eye Candy hub and did amazing things with cardboard boxes! All captured by Craig Bush.
EYE CANDY - Day 2 video →
More Eye Candy fun captured by Craig Bush for day 2 - Saturday 13th October.
EYE CANDY - Day 1 video →
Craig Bush spent all weekend following artists and dropping in to events to video Eye Candy happenings… Here is Day 1: Friday 12th October.
What an AMAZING weekend! Thank you to all the amazing artists and talent that...
Inkygoodness interview Current State →
Current State is part of the Oh Hello Collective that will be doing a range of events over at our Eye Candy Pop Up throughout the weekend.
Check out what Fake Magazine is up to this weekend... →
History Repeats Itself... artists work removed
It would be fair to say that to produce a festival of outdoor work has been a challenge. Getting permission to use space and having health & safety thrown in your face as an excuse NOT to do something is quite tiring. However today’s news has been a repeat of something that happened to us almost 10 years ago when we commissioned artist Tom Bloor to wallpaper a subway…[[MORE]] ...
BZF Exhibitors list
On Saturday from 12pm-5pm Sidewalk on Hurst Street will see an invasion of over 30 exhibitors who’ll be showcasing their work and selling zines for the afternoon. Here’s a list of who’ll be there…[[MORE]] Karoline Rerrie Illustrator who creates images by hand using drawing, painting, screenprinting and Japanese Gocco printing. Benjamin Carr Just started a small...
Live draw by TANKPETROL 11-13th October
Dropping in to Birmingham for the weekend TANKPETROL will be doing a live draw on the side wall of Missing on Hurst Street. Setting up on Thursday the piece will take over 2 days to complete.[[MORE]] Here’s some info about the man himself… After braving the cold wastelands of Poland, Tank decided to park up in Manchester with his weapons of choice: spray cans, stencils and secret...
Launch Party - CHANGE OF VENUE
Friends, for those of you coming to the Eye Candy Launch on Friday night we have moved the party to Le Truc. All the other details are the same and further info is below.[[MORE]] Event: Eye Candy Launch Party Date: Friday, October 12, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM NEW Location: Le Truc Ladywell Walk, The Arcadian, B5 4ST MAP:...
Inkygoodness interview Fused →
Inkygoodness, the good folks behind Saturday afternoon Eye Candy event ‘SKETCH’, have been busy blogging their way through a set of interviews related to the event on their site and today was the turn of festival organisers FUSED.
Eye Candy Art Menu
Feeling peckish - yes us too! Just LOOK at what our friends at Le Truc have pulled out the bag for Eye Candy - our very own Art Menu JUST for visitors, exhibitors and friends of the festival. And what is more is all looks DELICIOUS! Just pick up a flyer from the Eye Candy pop-up hub at Gallan House or scan the QR code and tasty dishes at a special Eye Candy rate are yours to enjoy![[MORE]] EYE...
12x12 by David Osbaldestin
Here’s a preview from one of our Friday afternoon speakers, David Osbaldestin, who is getting involved with our 12x12 project. How cool? We say VERY!
Make Your Own Hate Mail
Tipping our creative hats to one of our Eye Candy guest speakers, Mr Bingo, we’ve purchased a selection of particularly crappy postcards for you to scribble a message of your own inspired by his new book Hate Mail. You’ll be able to buy a copy of Hate Mail at the event on Friday 12th and, if you ask nicely and form an orderly queue, we’re pretty sure Mr Bingo will sign a copy...
Just a couple more tix left for the Eye Candy... →
We’ve had some of our 12x12’s back today. Exciting. Including one from Pete Fowler!
Oh Hello are joining forces with Fake Magazine for the Eye Candy Pop up space at Gallan House. Expect lots of fun activity to get involved in including some live drawing of your favourite (or not so much) celebs.
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3pm-4pm: Mr Bingo mighty fine illustrator talks Hate Mail 4.15pm-4.45pm: Mark Hampshire & Keith Stephenson of Mini Moderns & Absolute Zero Degrees 4.45pm-5.15pm: Jonny Costello of Fluid Design / Adult Art Club; designer of album covers and big-name clients 5.15pm-5.45pm: David Osbaldestin from BCU talks the art of sound and the best designers in the field of album cover art
Pointe Blank present LOCO - Saturday 13th 12-2pm.
More Friday Afternoon Speakers announced
We’ve added 4 further speakers to the line up which you can stay and watch for free after Mr Bingo: 4.15pm - Mark Hampshire & Keith Stephenson of Mini Moderns & Absolute Zero Degrees 4.45pm - Jonny Costello from agency Fluid; designer of album covers and continually working with big-name clients 5.15pm - David Osbaldestin from BCU talks the art of sound and the best designers in...
Zoes Magic Camera at Eye Candy Festival
We’ve teamed up with Birmingham Hippodrome to showcase some work via augmented reality. Zoes Magic Camera (commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome and created by design SMILE) enables iPhone users to view works that magically appear via their phones’ screen.[[MORE]] HOW TO USE IT STEP 1: You’ll need to download the FREE app for iphone and check out the map to ‘find’ the...
Get A Grip - Screen Printing Workshops with BZF
Our buddies at Birmingham Zine Fest have teamed up with Get A Grip down at The Custard Factory to put on 2 screen printing workshops. Friday 12th October: 17:00 – 19:00 – Screen Print Workshop with GET A GRIP @The Custard Factory Saturday 13th October: 14:00 – 16:00 - Screen Print Workshop @ GET A GRIP You are invited to Guess Who? with fab artwork from Mr Ben Javens.
Eye Candy Map
Here’s a much prettier map of venues for the Eye Candy event. You will be available to pick up from the Eye Candy hub at Gallan House on Hill Street along with the programme.
Launch Party RSVP link →
Area Culture Guide - Eye Candy Edition
To celebrate the launch of Eye Candy we dedicated part of our monthly Area Culture Guide to the event. Go take a look here and check out the beautiful cover artwork by Eye Candy exhibitor Jenny Lloyd.