AboutThe Mayor's Parlour is a new arts club situated in the 1930s old Bow Town Hall in East London. Established and converted to a high modern specification by neonist and art fabricator Kerry Ryan, the new Mayor's Parlour retains the fundamentals and elegance of the original interior. It opens with this diverse exhibition curated and produced by the renowned London based outfit Plus Art Projects.
The 2012 show includes a souvenir from the Chapman Brothers' controversial Hell sculpture, brand new neon artworks by Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and David Batchelor, taxidermy sculpture by Polly Morgan, and a myriad of paintings which range in subject and scale. Pieces are numbered, not conventionally listed so the viewer encounters the work directly, without knowing authorship.
Plus Art Projects has a history of bringing together artists working across many media. The works here include painting, sculpture, neon, photography, taxidermy, film, drawing and mixed media.
Sue Arrowsmith, Peter Ashton Jones, Annie Attridge, Franko B, David Batchelor, Katrina Blannin, Sarah Blood, Sean Branagan, Tamsin Casswell, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Katy Cole, Mat Collishaw, Dan Coombs, Mark Croxford, Jason Davidge, Adam Dix, The DnA Factory, Dominic from Luton, Howard Dyke, Rosie Edwards, Tracey Emin, Damien Good, Nitin Goyal, Ken Graham, Laura Graham, Tim Holmes, Mustafa Hulusi, Nick Jeffrey, Ben Kustow, Peter Lamb, David Leeson, Sarah Lucas, Dingbot Mclatchey, Warren Mclaughlan, Declan McMullan, Harry Meadley, Tanya Millard, Simon Mitchell, Luke Morgan, Polly Morgan, Darren Murray, Morag Myerscough, Lyle Perkins, Benedict Radcliffe, Tabita Rezaire, Kerry Ryan, Yana Ryan, Giorgio Sadotti, Peter Saville, Mark Siebert, Michael Stubbs, Jessica Temple, Sarah Tulloch, Gavin Turk, Covadonga Valdes, Harry Weller, Gillian Westgate, Alison Willoughby, Phill Wilson-Perkin, David Wood, Elizabeth Wright.
The now legendary Plus Art Projects Frieze week post-private view party will bring Gavin Turk, Franko B and Dave Collishaw to the DJ decks, and The Fabulous Lounge Swingers, Felt Tip, The Highliners, The Meat and Onions Gang and The Unkindness of Ravens to the stage.
Plus Art Projects is an ongoing gallery and arts organisation led by neonist Kerry Ryan and Declan McMullan, with support from Jessica Temple.