Friday, 30 April 2010

"It's the end of the world as we know it..."

...and I feel fine:
A group of 16 artists will be evicted from a gallery in a shock move that will leave the borough without any council-run exhibition space.
Oh noes! How will Walthamstow cope..?
David Sullivan, a prize-winning painter and former student of the Royal College of Art, is a member of the CRSA and is angry at the council’s move...Mr Sullivan said the council has put artists “bottom of their list of priorities.”
OMG! The philistines!
Alke Schmidt shares a studio with fellow artist Zarah Hussain.

The 45-year-old, whose paintings depict political issues including climate change and the global recession, said: “This has come as a complete surprise...
Oh, stop, please! My sides...!


JohnRS said...

Hello? Artists?

This is the real world calling.

We've run out of money.


Blognor Regis said...

Presumably there are plenty of boarded up shops in the high street and with the demand for such thought provoking art you'd think they'd easily cover the rent.

Chuckles said...

Is this what they mean when they say artists are 'edgy'?

Anonymous said...

John R

Nice one mate, I really did laugh out loud!

James Higham said...

whose paintings depict political issues including climate change and the global recession

[Left eyebrow goes up.]

Bucko said...

Lefty fookin atrístés. If no one buys your art it means you're shit. Get a job.

microdave said...

But how will the welfare scroungers cope, if they've nowhere (free) to visit whilst knocking back another can of Stella...

And think of the Cheeeldren!

English Viking said...

Art? Poxy art?

Get a job, you scroungers!

Oh, sorry, I forgot. Your overgrown sense of your own importance means that you are totally unemployable.

Oh well, starve then.

Pavlov's Cat said...

I was once told that (true or not) Vincent Van Gogh never sold a painting for money util after he was dead

Something I hope these guys will emulate, although why we have to fund them until then beats me.

What ever happened to artists starving in Garrets?

Why do we have to pay for their post 'srt school' wank