AboutAfter the successful opening of GOSSIP WELL TOLD in London this past July, the exhibition has been invited to take over a section of the Warrington Museum & Art Gallery as part of the first Warrington Contemporary Art Festival this September. Having the honour of being exhibited in a Museum setting, Gossip Well Told has added new artists to the exhibit such as Anthony Lister and Jaybo.
Gossip Well Told exhibits new and original artworks and installations by internationally recognised artists from a movement spawned through word of mouth, a movement that brought colour to the streets of the world's most exciting cities and that spread like wildfire via the internet. This is a scene fuelled by the artists and lovers of the art itself. It has received little support from the conventional British art establishments and is only now beginning to receive the wider attention and credit it deserves in the UK. With Warrington Museum making the first big step by inviting these artists to fill its white walls.
An Innovating, DIY mentality and not waiting to be invited is the philosophy that has built the scene and made it what it is today. GOSSIP WELL TOLD brings to Warrington the most progressive, talked-about work on the art wires right now and will offer a taste of what can be expected at this year's 2011 edition of Moniker Art Fair.
This exhibition highlights the international scope of street art and beyond, as the genre continues to attract worldwide attention from museums, auction houses and collectors. As well as showcasing artworks emanating from the street art scene, Moniker will be widening its scope of reference with the inclusion of artists such as Anthony Lister from London, Pop surrealist Luke Chueh from California, and acclaimed New York photographer Cheryl Dunn.
Curators, Tina Ziegler and Moniker co-founder, Frankie Shea are the master-minds behind Gossip Well Told and have recently cemented their working relationship following on from their success of the exhibition for Moniker Projects. Californian Ziegler, now residing between Barcelona & London has created a name for herself through exhibiting the work of some of the most renowned international proponents of the pop surrealist art movement. Frankie Shea, who founded Campbarbossa gallery in 2005 quickly found his place as a leading tastemaker in the finer side of the street art movement. Together, Shea and Ziegler will be curating a designated artist project space at this year's Moniker Art Fair with Australian duo Dabs & Myla and have brought Gossip Well Told to Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
Warrington Museum, located in Warrington UK is proud to announce their first ever contemporary arts festival this autumn, which will celebrate emerging and acclaimed artists and performers from September 24th to October 29th 2011.
The festival is free of charge and will take to the town's streets, parks and cultural quarter, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the North West including exhibitions, performance, film and live art. Organised in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Pyramid and Parr Hall and The Gallery at Bank Quay House, the festival will include a variety of exciting outdoor performances in unexpected places across the town.
Moniker attracts some of the most renowned and talked-about artists, galleries and curators of their genre for London's art week to highlight the trend in which the city is spearheading; art with its roots firmly embedded in urban culture.
Moniker art fair will take place from 13th-16th October 2011 at Village Underground in Shoreditch. During the fair, moniker projects will continue with its broader philosophy of commissioning a series of offsite projects including public artworks, educational workshops and film screenings.