Monday, 12 October 2009
Mutate Britain presents One Foot in the Grove
When: 9.10.09 - 25.10.09
Opening Hours: 2-10pm Fri/1-10pm Sat/2-9pm Sun
Location: Under the Westway, 3-6 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU
Entrance: £1 before 6pm - £3 thereafter
Mutate Britain team are back with the highly anticipated One Foot in the Grove exhibition under the Westway, a venue not only heralded as the birthplace of Britain's graffiti and street art culture, but where the Mutoid Waste Company itself was conceived all those years ago.
In the heart of West London on the Portobello Road, the cutting-edge Mutate Britain crew will be putting on a display of installations, sculptures, graffiti, street art and photographs to name a few - all on view and on sale.
Freehand painting, stencils and paste ups from three to thirty feet high adorn the huge walls that provide an atmospheric setting for this event, made unique thanks to collaborators The Mutoid Waste Company. Giant Mutoid sculptures made from refuse on a military scale are carefully curated to build the Mutate Britain atmosphere. Helicopters, dinosaurs and prancing horses sculpted and engineered by Joe Rush, Alex Wreckage and Sam Haggerty punctuate the floor space alongside Giles Walker's pole dancing robots, LRRY the fire breathing bull and a three dimensional holographic human face. It truly is a can't miss experience.
The exhibition will be child-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family down. Food will be available in what can only be described as "medieval proportions"; provided by Andi Oliver and Neneh Cherry and there will also be a fully licensed bar and extensive seating areas.