21st September 2017. Last Tuesday we dropped our painted biker jacket to the Underdog Gallery, because this weekend there is an event called ‘Losers & Underdogs’ featuring The Losers MC. Beginning tomorrow Friday (22nd Sept), The Underdog will be celebrating the culture of motorbikes, featuring biker art, bike start ups, unusual motorbikes, live music, djs, films, craft … Continue reading Losers & Underdogs
10th September 2017. Sadly it’s time to pack away the ‘seaside’ and the summer for this season. With help from friends we dismantled the beach hut and ‘carnival funny-face For Sale’ sign and loaded it all in the van. It was strange to see Elements Gallery looking empty (not for too long though, as a … Continue reading Exit this way… (which way?)
8th September 2017. This evening we held our final residency event at Elements Gallery. ‘Leaving So Soon?’ was the concluding part to our three month summer stay, bringing our fictional seaside to the city. We had a fabulous evening! Lots of people came along, it was buzzing. It was great to see and experience the … Continue reading Leaving So Soon? Event night
Leaving So Soon? is the title of our final event happening on Friday 8th September at Elements Gallery, 26 Lower Clapton Rd, (at the junction of Urswick Rd) London, E5 0PD. 6-9pm. All invited! Following on from exploring the heyday of the British seaside and it's connection to burgeoning youth subculture in the Sixties, we take the seaside's … Continue reading Leaving So Soon?
21st August 2017. As part of our Mods & Rockers summer party we painted comic book onomatopoeia lettering on some pennies. Thinking about the 1964 seaside clashes between Mods & Rockers with the inevitable arrival of the ‘old Bill’, we thought it would be fun to create a four-piece set comprising of the comic sounds ‘POW!’ … Continue reading Hand-Painted Pennies
16th August 2017. The fishtail Parka was a military garment adopted by the Mods in the late 50s and early 60s. A practical, long and warm coat, ideal for wearing over smart suits whilst riding a scooter and bought cheaply from army surplus shops. The look was a symbol of youthful rebellion. Pete Meaden was … Continue reading The M-65 Parka
11th August 2017. The style of this leather biker jacket is very much based on the Schott NYC ‘Perfecto’ design that Marlon Brando wore in the 1953 film ‘The Wild One’. The quote on the back comes from an anonymous rocker interviewed at the BusyBee transport cafe on the A1 in the early 1960s and … Continue reading The Biker Jacket