What a great way to start the weekend! My Kickstarter is fully funded which means a massive thanks to everyone that has pledged or shared the campaign page over the past three weeks. The funding will go towards printing stickers, badges, temporary tattoo sheets, limited edition prints, t-shirts, hoodies and art materials for my exhibition at the Play Dead tattoo studio and street art gallery in Southsea.
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There is still time to pledge and grab yourself a bargain. The limited edition prints at £20 are nearly sold out, only 4 remaining of 20 as I write this and the "full bundle" is a great bargain where you get stickers, badges, tattoos, a t-shirt and a hoodie all for just £65 (save £20). Lots more combos to choose from on the Kickstarter page.
To find out more about Play Dead visit the Strong Island website for articles on previous exhibitions including Kazland & Funns and My Dog Sighs plus a special interview with owners Samo and Lex.
While at My Dog Sighs opening night for Quiet Little Voices at Play Dead a few weeks ago I caught up with a friend who I first met at the original Headjam event in 2013. After hearing her amazing story about her sons illness and how he wore a hat covered in badges because his treatment made his hair fall out I offered to send over some korpworm button badges as a way of celebrating the all clear. I'm pleased to say the badges made it on to the hat.
Friday 13th November was the preview night for My Dog Sighs "Quiet Little Voices" exhibition at Play Dead in Southsea so what better reason to take a three hour drive down for lots of good company and great art.
Of course I couldn't take a trip to Southsea without dropping off some free art. The first was left on the seafront in what I think was the same location as one of my first ever Free Art Friday drops. The second was right outside the fantastic Play Dead art gallery and tattoo studio.
Play Dead is a fantastic new street art gallery and tattoo studio in Southsea run by artists Lex and Samo. You can find it on Highland Road, you wont be able to miss it because outside is a huge wall that gets painted by the exhibiting artist. Although its early days there is talk of me having an exhibition at Play Dead early next year, sign up to my email to make sure you don't miss the invite to the preview night. In the meantime check out what My Dog Sighs did for his Quiet Little Voices exhibition.
Stepping inside it is a perfectly formed space. A large window display for 3D works, clothing to buy from local artists and long wall for several pieces of art to be displayed. Moving towards the back you'll find the purchase desk full of stickers and badges and behind that the tattoo studio.
Although not my best 360 photo (there were a lot of people moving) the tour below gives you an idea of what the place looks like. Doesn't compare to actually visiting the place, saying hi to Lex and Samo and maybe making a little purchase to help support this brand new venue.
Head of cutting out and colouring in at Korporate Industries.