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Meet acclaimed artists ‘Gillie and Marc’!

Friday 6th December

 

We’re celebrating the arrival of the award winning sculpture ‘Together Forever On Wheels’ at the Brunswick with the chance for you to meet the artists themselves!

 

Together Forever On Wheels has found a new home in the centre of The Brunswick, where it will stay for the next eight months.

 

The sculpture incorporates Gillie and Marc’s most popular sculpture themes, Rabbitwoman and Dogman, Vespas, and coffee. Rabbitwoman and Dogman tell the autobiographical tale of two opposites coming together to become soul mates. The Rabbit and the Dog, unlikely animal-kingdom companions, represent diversity and acceptance through love. Diversity and love come in handy in this amazing melting pot called London. The two unlikely opposites come together in this beautiful depiction, just as London’s unlikely diverse cultures should aspire to come together and do come together, especially at The Brunswick.

 

In ‘Together Forever on Wheels’ Rabbitwoman takes the lead on the bike while Dogman gets cosy in the sidecar next to her, trusting her to take him somewhere incredible. With a seat on the back of the bike, this sculpture is interactive, allowing the public to jump on for photo opportunities and be part of Rabbitwoman and Dogman’s next adventure.

Coming soon! The Brunswick Art Gallery

We’re really excited to announce the up-coming opening of a brand new art gallery, here at The Brunswick, in the heart of Bloomsbury.

 

The Brunswick Art Gallery is set to open early in the New Year and follows our recent partnerships with creative organisations and artists such as Open House London and sculptors ‘Gillie and Marc’ whose world renowned piece ‘Together Forever on Wheels’ has recently been installed here.

 

The new gallery will see us working in partnership with Stephen Turner Fine Arts and will feature permanent collections from a fantastic portfolio of unique artists that are currently taking the arts scene by storm.

 

Artists signed up to be resident at The Brunswick Art Gallery include lead artist Willard Wigan, together with Shaun Gagg, Walter Furlan, Kieran Crowder, Len Gifford, Ed Chapman, Hamad Al Humaidhan, Will Carr, Stephen Kettle, Shirley Brorokhov and Temper.

 

Willard Wigan is the world’s most famous micro-sculptor, famed for creating art of such minute proportions that it virtually cannot be seen with the naked eye – each piece commonly sitting within the eye of a needle or on a pin head. Willard is in the Guinness Book of Records for his work and has appeared on numerous TV shows including BBC’s ‘Inside Out’ and ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ in the US. He even marked the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II by sculpting the Queen’s portrait on a coffee bean.

 

Willard will be present at the opening of The Brunswick Art Gallery, giving guests the opportunity to gain a unique insight into his work.

 

Yorkshireman Shaun Gagg creates larger than life welded sculptures using a variety of everyday items including coins, nails and keys to create beautiful pieces of art.

 

Glass sculptor Walter Furlan takes inspiration from Picasso, clearly exhibited in his vivid and profoundly dimensional pieces.

 

Kieran Crowder’s defining art project ‘Here lies’ is a thought provoking reflection on what it is to be human, while his paintings study the human face in a more aesthetic form.

 

Len Gifford’s work is inspired by the human form – stemming from his work as a mannequin sculptor.

 

20 year old Hamad Al Humaidhan’s work adopts the style of the likes of Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock, painting his world with youthful emotions to create vibrant works, full of energy.

 

Will Carr’s stunning kinetic wind sculptures explore the relationship of geometry and form, interacting within their environment. Using stainless steel and corten metal, will creates intricate, large scale pieces of art for public spaces, private gardens and exhibitions.

 

The intricate slate sculptures of Stephen Kettle are truly incredible. Using slithers of slate to create both figurative and abstract pieces. His work has made it to prestigious homes such as The London Science Museum where a statue of R.J. Mitchell (designer of the legendary Spitfire) resides, as well as Bletchley Park where a statue of Alan Turing is permanently housed.

 

Shirley Borokhov has a predilection for subjects caught in action – especially horses – but also dancers, gymnasts, and other athletes. Her stunning sculptures have an equally idiosyncratic and recognisable style.

 

Temper is critically acclaimed as the most naturally gifted graffiti artist of his generation. Creating art for brands including Sprite, Coca-Cola, Saachi and Saachi and the BBC as well as his ‘Minuteman’ exhibition at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

 

These stunning collections offer the creatively inclined of Bloomsbury and beyond, a unique and inspiring experience in the heart of London and an additional stop on the London arts trail.

 

The Gallery will be located at the rear of The Brunswick near Skoob Books and Drury Porter and will be opened in early 2020 – more details to follow!

The Brunswick beats with Bollywood Vibes

Nine thousand Londoners turned out to join us on Saturday 30th March and enjoy a night of FREE high-energy Bollywood inspired fun, here in the heart of Bloomsbury.

‘Go Bollywood’ took place between 6pm and 10pm and saw the centre come alive with the sights, sounds and aromas of traditional and contemporary Indian culture, as we celebrated all things Bollywood.

Guests were welcomed by Anand’s Baja Band who walked the centre and enticed the crowds with their epic drum and brass Bollywood sounds, while DJ Rav spun some brilliant Bollywood tunes on the decks throughout the night to keep everyone entertained.

Chef Vijay cooked up a storm – filling the air with the exotic aromas of Indian cuisine and serving up a delicious menu of curries for everyone to enjoy, completely FREE of charge.

The entertainment continued on our stage with lively dance performances, with the amazing VP Bhangra Dancers – an incredible group of high energy colourful dancers, performing to an infectious beat that got the huge crowds moving and grooving to the pulses of the east.

The Bollywood Vibes Dancers showed guests how to twist and wind to the Bollywood beats – with many joining them on the stage and prizes claimed by many who got involved.

Jin and Seetal’s Bhangra Band kept the Bollywood vibes flowing with popular Indian tunes and enchanting vocals, entertaining visitors into the night, and The Raga Duo’s mesmerising sitar virtuoso sounds and exciting tabla rhythms immersed guests in the cultural vibe from the food hub and the stage.

There was also the chance to get a beautiful personalised Henna tattoo by Asma Henna Artist, Roshni Jadav or sparkle tattoo by Dolly Mix Stencil Sparkles throughout the night, and all entertainment was enjoyed completely FREE of charge.

The whole night was the perfect way to unwind into the weekend with a huge celebration of culture and community and we can’t wait to do it all again! 

Watch this space for details of future events and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for pictures and details of the night #GOBOLLYWOOD.