This September, Moosey Art gallery will play host to one of the most exciting and innovative exhibitions in alternative culture. ‘SKATEISM’ will collect together an eclectic range of skateboarding-inspired illustrations, sculptures, prints, photography and videography; in an event which will be the first of its kind in Norwich, UK.
The roster of artists for this exhibition range from the most true-to-the-message skateboarding veterans, to local up and comers. With each caring about the promotion of the scene and culture of skateboarding. Across the board, every piece will attempt to reveal something about the growth and depth of skateboarding through history; the rebellious and turbulent youth, a defiant radical phenomena, an ebb and flow of iconoclastic, and seemingly conflicting creative destruction: Skateboarding. The artists included will be:
Ryan Ady Putra – Toy Machine, illustrator
Henry Boon – Artist based in Norwich
Joel Benjamin – Illustrator
Eloise Dorr – Illustrator
Ben Gore – Artist and Skateboarder from Norwich
Sam Avery – Artist, illustrator and owner of Drug Store
Jenna Selby – Rogue Skateboards and Photographer
Helena Long – Artist from Norwich
Kostas Mandilas – Film-maker based in Athens, Greece, present “The ATH Documentary”.
Chrisos Simos – Graphic designer/Artist based in Athens, Greece.
Lucas Beaufort – Illustrator/Artist from Cannes, France.
Elliot Denman – Photographer from the UK
George Gray – Owner of Smuggler’s Skate Store
Tom Jenkins – Artist/designer/photographer from the UK
Callum Painter – Illustrator
Liam Painter – Illustrator
Anmar Mirza – Illustrator and painter/Owner of MRZA Clothing
Cristian Ordóñez – Artist/Graphic Designer/Photographer from Canada
Marcos Morales – Artist, collage-maker from Argentina
and many more…
The event will open on September 17th and run until October 3rd, with private viewings available upon request at Moosey Art. The opening night, in conjunction with the display of the pieces, will include a skate film reel, free refreshments provided by dedicated sponsors, a bar and an exciting give-away for the first few people through the door.
Moosey Art and Skateism.com will be working incredibly hard to make sure this event really makes a difference in Norwich and further afield, to skateboarding art and culture. However, if you would like to help the event succeed, then please donate any old skateboards (decks, wheels, trucks, bearings) to Moosey Art, by emailing frazer@MooseyArt.co.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org and arranging the donation. The more generosity we receive the better we can make the exhibition.
22 Bridewell Alley,
Norwich has always had a thriving skate scene, and it was not until very recently ￼that it was threatened by a city wide ban, which would prevent skateboarding in the centre of Norwich. After much petitioning and struggle this is our addition to the cause; to prove the Norwich skateboarders to be a creative rather than destructive force in the city, and to demonstrate the depth of solidarity in the scene.
Words from skateism.com