‘One foot in the grove’

Below is a selection of image and reviews from ONE FOOT IN THE GROVE. We will be featuring more images and films about the show here on the blog so stay tuned.

Images below are copyright to Tif Hunter

exterior 1

The site at night

exterior 2

Arcadia’s flaming lamposts more on these guys here

interior 1

The Time machine

interior 2

The Bar

Below is write up on the show from a visitor, it sums up a lot of what we are trying to achieve and put a massive cheeky grin on our faces!

“On saturday evening I went to see the new Mutate Britain show. Called ‘One Foot in the Grove’, its located in the Westway, near Ladbroke Grove in West London, under the bridge where London’s original Wall of Fame used to be.

The easiest way to describe it is an art show – but with the caveat that it’s probably the most mental, unique and appealing art show you’ve ever seen or been to. As the video above explains it’s an art show where you can actually ‘feel’ the art, and I think that’s a pretty accurate description. Regrouping works from the Mutoid Waste and Cordy House family collectives and their friends, it features paintings, graff pieces, ‘street art’, mutoid waste creations (aka the most mental, cyber-punk meets mad max art you’ve ever seen) as well as a fully fledged ‘art gallery’. Oh and a bar, food stalls, shops and shows from Mutoid Waste – generally involving their mechanic creations coming to life, fire, and associated crazyness.

The most remarkable thing for me, beyond the art itself and the way it was showcased, was without a doubt the mix of people there – from art types to graffers, hip hop heads to cyber-punks, squatters to tourists, locals to London residents, dogs to children, it was a truly open art show, one where you could argue that a lot of what makes art shows often ‘inaccessible’ to most people is thrown out of the window and a warm welcoming pair of arms extended to whoever fancies seeing some art, grabbing a drink and soaking in the atmosphere of a bunch of artists vibing together.

One of the guys I’m working with on the Original Cultures project, Will Barras, has done one of the walls as well as a friend of our Italian family Run. They both look dope as does the rest of the show. I can’t recommend it enough, it’s an experience before anything else, and also possibly the dopest art show I’ve ever been to. It’s inspired me for all these reasons and more.” Laurent on LO-LA.CO.UK

Image below copyright Gavin Watson

Image by Gavin Watson

Pakka the robotic horse

All images below copyright RomanyWG

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The stage

hicks

Mr Hicks

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Shok1

joerush

Joe Rush

carrie_reinhart

Carrie reichardt

willbarras_mrjago

Will Barass / Xenz / Mr Jago

bestever

Best Ever

paul_insect

Paul Insect

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David Walker

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Bleach / Zadok / Busksiteatnight

The site at night

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Eelus

giles_walker

Giles Walker

pakka

Pakka

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Sam Haggerty

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Mode2

joe_rush

Joe Rush

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Sam Haggerty

Thanks for all the positive comments, we will be returning to give you some festive cheer!

“Absolutely incredible, definitely go and see it if you get chance!!”

“Amaaaazing o-o”

“just been – it’s wicked!”

“Have just been to visit you guys and as always you have put on an amazing show. Keep ont truckin!”

“it’s the place to be!”

“Amazing”

“brilliant! kind of anti-Frieze…..so much stunning work, loved it, will be back…”

“Saw it and loves it!”

“This is Epic…What a show…well done boys n girls…Ya Big..”

“it was FAN/TAS/TIC”

“I was there last weekend. Loved it!”

“Really looking forward to coming to this. it seems like the IDEAL thing to come see after raving. my parent were really into the Mutoid Waste stuff and I’m only just catching up. XXX”

“I’ve been already and it’s terrific. Will be returning on Friday afternoon / evening.”

“i went along last Sunday, there’s some really great thought provoking work…. i’m thinking of coming along this weekend…to have another look…keep up the good work London needs this sort of thing.”

“It’s amaizing!!! I come back every week end!!!I swear…”

“I went the day it opened – it was amazing! Would have loved to have gone along in the evening sometime”

“Best exhibition ive ever been to.amazing”

Images below copyright to Ian Cox

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Dotmasters

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Mode2

wallkandy2

Best Ever

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Sam Haggerty

More to come…

If you have been to the show and have a cracking shot or want us to know what you thought of the show email it to us mutatebritain@gmail.com

4 Responses to “‘One foot in the grove’”

  1. Hey, I did that little write up you quoted. Thanks for the kind words and glad it made sense to you🙂 seriously that was one of the most inspiring shows i’ve been to. much love, hope you guys can come see what we’re trying to do with our own little thing called Original Cultures.
    Bless

    Laurent

  2. […] Have a look at the full set of pics here […]

  3. patsybelmonte Says:

    great show heart pumping uunnerving raw alive beating

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