We announced last week that we’re co-hosting a space with Oh Hello Collective, and Brothers Of The Stripe as part of Eye Candy Festival. The space is at Gallon House, pictured above. It’s Eye Candy Festival’s central hub. The space is going to be transformed for the occassion with Brothers Of The Stripe hosting a two-day residential and launching their first ever publication.
Friday of the festival there are plenty of talks, workshops, pop-up shops, drawing activities exhibitions and other fun events happening. The Saturday line-up of the festival continues to looking jam-packed with and it’s also when the publishing fair part of the Birmingham Zine Festival is taking place. Sunday will be a little calmer, continuing the festivities with coffee and cakes, drop-in portfolio surgeries and film screenings.
We’re holding a live-draw lifesize Exquisite Corpse (aka the Consequences game), and we’ve selected some past and present FAKE illustrators to take part. As well as a life-size exquisite corpse, throughout the day it’s going to be a get stuck-in event with plenty of paper for you all to get involved in drawing body parts (nothing rude) for the occassion. We’re still finalising the timings of the big draw, but Gallon House is open between 11am-5pm on both days and there’s lots happening so do come down at any time.
Oh Hello Collective are having a bonanza of bad portraits! Participate: Get your pencils to the ready and come and get involved in drawing your favourite (or not so favourite) celeb in our ‘Wonky Wall of Fame’. No drawing skills required - its all good fun.
We took this rather dashing photo of the building when we ventured out over the weekend. There’s also two handy google maps snippets (from both exits at New Street Station, in case you get lost.) We thought we’d let you know there’s plenty of bicycle parking round the corner on John Bright Street.
We’ll keep you posted with more information about our event, but do check out Eye Candy Festival on twitter for all official updates from the festival.
If you’re in Birmingham for the weekend then there’s plenty of other creative and culture things happening, as summed up by Created in Birmingham.
We love the work of freelance illustrator Joe Cruz, and clearly so do other people as, since graduating in 2010, he’s been featured by It’s Nice That amongst others and counts Mary Portas as a client.
Bold, bright, linear, simple; fantastic.
Joe is currently working alongside YCN to create a range of pocket squares which we’re very excited about, and his first collection ‘JCRUZ’ (a set of silk editions) are currently stocked with GAS Gallery. We’ve already had a peek and we think you’ll like them!