Photo: Owen Richards
“Ghost dance in the flame at your campfire ritual /
Rhyme scheme good to go, beats are habitual /
It’s all medicinal, lifestyle self-critical / Smoke signal, 32 bit digital”.
HAVE A WORD – An Exhibition of Lyrics & Typography continues today at S1 Artspace. Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm.
Aerosol and acrylic on canvas. (90x90cm)
Currently on view at my HAVE A WORD solo show, hosted by S1 Artspace.
Wed – Sat, 12 – 5pm until September 28th.
Photo: Owen Richards
• 3 colour hand-pulled screen print
• Signed, numbered and embossed
• 300 gsm Somerset stock
• 57 x 57cm
• Limited edition of 25
Available online HERE in 3 different colour variants.
Please note, if you’re planning to visit the HAVE A WORD exhibition, these prints are also available direct from the gallery during opening hours. Shipping fees cannot be reimbursed.
Keep an eye out for these limited edition beer matts / exhibition flyers, made courtesy of TrueNorth Brew Co to coincide with my new Sheffield solo show.
You might spot a few HAVE A WORD pump-clips in their boozers too.
The THAT’S THE SPIRIT Sheffield Dry Gin is selling mega fast, so don’t snooze too long if you want a bottle.
Private View last night…
“Never meet your heroes”. Alternatively, ask them to be your Hype Man + shoot a video down Neepsend…
CREST OF A WAVE (feat. Nosaj) – Produced by Spectacular Diagnostics.
Out now on Lex Records.
Video by: Tom Sykes / sevenpoints.uk
After months of preparation, I’m pleased to announce my first Sheffield solo show in five years;
HAVE A WORD – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography, hosted by S1 Artspace.
1 Norwich St, Park Hill, Sheffield
September 13th – 28th
(Wed – Sat, 12-5pm)
Having made art and music in various guises over the years, these seemingly disparate elements have generally occupied unrelated spaces in my studio practice, despite both being an equal driving force in my creative output. The aim of the exhibition is to connect the dots through the exploration of lyrics and lettering, utilising limited resources and a more DIY mindset.
The entire show comprises of a new series of letter-based works, informed by snippets of lyrics from my forthcoming album (also titled HAVE A WORD), released on LEX this Autumn. The record is the result of an 18-month-long transatlantic collaboration with Chicago-based producer, Spectacular Diagnostics and features guest emcees Juga-Naut, Juice Aleem and New Kingdom. A limited number of advance vinyl copies will be available exclusively at the exhibit.
Outside the gallery will be a series of large-scale slogan pieces, occupying a number of walls within the Park Hill complex, where I’ve become the unofficial/official “artist in residence” over the past few weeks. These murals intend to put the canvases in context, whilst temporarily transforming unoccupied areas of the site.
The exhibition is kindly supported by Urban Splash, Sheffield Hallam and TrueNorth Brew Co.
More information to follow over the next few weeks…
In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and interest. x
Photo credit: Owen Richards
…we ain’t got one /
OK, throw money at the problem.