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108 ancient woodlands are set to be destroyed by HS2. Don’t let this be their last Christmas. Make a pledge to stand for the trees at StandForTheTrees.org #ReThinkHS2.
Tuesday 17 December, a new short Christmas film directed by Ornette Spenceley was launched starring Annie Lennox (with a new acoustic version of the song WHY produced by Mike Stevens exclusively for the film music), Chris Packham (starring) and Emma Thompson (voice-over) who have joined forces to contribute to a film aimed at inspiring people to come together in what could be a last chance to Stand For The Trees. Our government needs to know that a green army are amassing who will not let our irreplaceable natural history be destroyed; this is one Christmas ad everyone needs to see!
More than 100 of the UK‘s irreplaceable ancient woodlands, and the wildlife they support, such as endangered bats, butterflies and barn owls are facing what could be their last Christmas, as the £100 billion, mega project HS2 awaits a decision from our next government that could allow their destruction. Those who see the film will be able to sign a pledge to Stand For The Trees and recruit others to do the same and to #RethinkHS2.
The film portrays the relationship of an 8-year-old boy and the woods he plays in. On encountering HS2 workers destroying his woods, he takes a decoration, a robin, from the Christmas tree in his home, and places it on the branch of a tree in the woods. A lady with a dog encounters the tree and returns to add her own decoration... more people do the same... word spreads, and soon a delighted boy returns to find a whole community gathered around a fully decorated ancient tree. The whole community has come together for the trees.
Annie Lennox, Chris Packham, Emma Thompson, and leading environmental orgs representing millions of people are demanding a rethink of HS2, to save over 100 irreplaceable ancient woodlands #ReThinkHS2 – standforthetrees.org
18.12.2019 // show complete article
Following the recent success of their art space at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia hotel, London – where those dining can buy art from the menu along with their desserts – contemporary art gallerists, West Contemporary are pleased to announce ‘The Devil’s Fuge’ art pop-up, a temporary art gallery just in time for Christmas and a collaboration with luxury award-winning, sustainably-focused and vegan skincare brand, ALBIVA. The art pop-up will take over the lower ground floor of ALBIVA’s first pop-up store at 18 Floral Street, Covent Garden, a stone’s throw from other designer brands such as Paul Smith, Agnés b, Jigsaw, and The Shop by Bluebird. ‘The Devil’s Fuge’ is another name for mistletoe, the plant we reserve for our Christmas kisses. Despite being poisonous to eat, mistletoe is known for its many healing and medicinal properties. Luxury skincare brand ALBIVA’s own plant-based products are also known for their many healing properties and have been designed using the latest technology so that the quality and purity of the natural ingredients isn’t compromised. ALBIVA’s dedication to using sustainably sourced natural & organic ingredients in their products highlights the brand’s commitment to environmentally-friendly practices. So as well as the stable of artists below, West Contemporary have also selected two additional artists whose work pairs specifically well with ALBIVA’s brand philosophy: painter, Leah Wood, whose work highlights environmental issues the planet and various animal species face, and painter, Hannah Adamaszek, whose works focus on well-being and mindfulness in serene settings of Nature. ‘The Devil’s Fuge’ art pop up at ALBIVA will sell limited edition prints and original artworks by the following artists: The Connor Brothers, Lauren Baker, Fin DAC, Mick Rock, Hayden Kays, Charming Baker, Chris Moon, Leah Wood, Eine, Russell Marshall, Carne Griffiths, Robi Walters, Beth Cullen-Kerridge, Mark Beattie, Day Z, Seed Of Memory Art, Hannah Adamaszek, SweetArt, Daft Apeth and from Manifold Editions, prints by Jonathan Yeo and Marc Quinn. - Mistletoe will be present at the pop-up for Yuletide kisses- West Contemporary prints and originals will range from £50 – £10,000- Online purchases can be made by overseas buyers- ALBIVA skincare products range from £65 – £195 ABOUT – WEST CONTEMPORARY is an art consultancy with platforms in London and Dubai working with a handpicked selection of some of the best leading contemporary fine artists in the UK, as well as sourcing art and artists anywhere in the world for individual art collectors and specific client projects. Spanning an eclectic mix of sculpture, painting, mixed media, light art and photography, West Contemporary works closely with private collectors, institutions, interior designers, retail spaces, and corporate and commercial companies. Clients they have worked with include Candy & Candy, Tom Kerridge, Dubai Opera House, Hotel Café Royal, Royal Albert Hall, Kerridge’s Bar & Grill at Corinthia Hotel London, Stafford Hotel London, and Park Plaza. Known well for the commission of a 16-foot Carrera marble ‘Dhow Sail’ sculpture by Beth Cullen-Kerridge for Dubai Opera house in 2018 as well as conjuring up a gallery space within a restaurant at Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, West Contemporary have a keen eye for adventurous art projects, often on a large-scale. West Contemporary was founded by Liam West, FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts), who is a founding member of Goldsmiths’ Centre for Contemporary Art and who has worked in the art world for 20 years. The consultancy prides itself on delivering dynamic exhibitions that are press-worthy for the artist, whilst developing the artist’s career and voice within their chosen genre of art as well as in the wider UK and global art scenes. GoSee: west-contemporary.com ABOUT - ALBIVA creates innovative skincare products that deliver plant-based nutrients to activate the skin’s natural ability to repair itself. These next-generation products are results-driven and have been designed using the latest technology without compromising the quality or purity of the natural ingredients. Each product has high concentrations of active ingredients so they can offer maximum efficacy. The formulations are nutrient-rich and free from synthetic compounds and fillers, including plain water. The botanical extracts are blended in antioxidant-rich raspberry water instead. ALBIVA harnesses the regenerative power of nature using advanced technologies such as gemmotherapy. An advanced branch of phytotherapy which isolates the active ingredients from the embryonic tissues of plants – the part that contains their most potent healing properties. Botanical extracts encapsulated into liposomes, bio-fermentation, bio-enzymatic processing, cold processing technology are just some examples of the brand utilising science to deliver products that go beyond just the skin’s surface. ALBIVA also boasts eco-friendly packaging and also gives £1 from the sale of every product to charity. A winner of multiple awards, ALBIVA has most recently won a competition run by the British Beauty Council who were looking for The Next British Beauty Brand. The brand has been awarded the Butterfly Mark from Positive Luxury as a Brand to Trust in recognition of their commitment to having a positive impact on people and the planet. www.albiva.com
09.12.2019 // show complete article
“What a difference a day makes...” On 15 November, UPDATE-19-BERLIN took place once again at Titanic Hotel in Berlin. We’d like to share a few numbers & impressions from the biggest art producer salon in Europe with you. In 2019, more than 70 agencies were represented with booths – mainly from Germany, Zurich, London, Cape Town, Stockholm, New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Vienna, Paris, Lisbon, and Oslo.
UPDATE 2019 in a nutshell:
- FILM/ANIMATION/VR/CGI along with classic photographer representation were among the popular topics.
- South Africa was the main international focus in 2019, followed by London.
- The VIEWINGS took place for the second year and, with top-notch support from Wieden+Kennedy, Tommy Hilfiger and KEKO, were once again in popular demand throughout.
- The UPDATE LIBRARY showcased almost 20 handpicked photographers, whose work can now be seen online at gosee.de/library.
- To give you an idea, here’s a selection of accredited advertising agencies: Publicis Paris, KEKO, antoni, VCCP London, Grabarz & Partner, Mother London, thjnk, Wieden+Kennedy, Prodigious Paris, Neverest, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Kolle Rebbe, Heimat, Scholz & Friends Hamburg, Philipp & Keuntje, BBDO, McCann, Jung von Matt, Innocean, FCB, Serviceplan, Behind the Scenes, Butter, Optimist, C3, Grey,... and direct clients such as PUMA, ZALANDO, H&M home, FOR YOU, UNIVERSAL MUSIC, BMW, TOMMY HILFIGER, PEEK&CLOPPENBURG, MERCEDES-BENZ, SPORT SCHECK, OTTO, ARKET, VOLKSWAGEN, G-STAR, ADIDAS, ...
- The GoSeeAWARDS have more than 100 submissions and an incredible +150 jurors to show for. Find out who’s among the winners under GoSeeAWARDS.com.
- The VIP JURY DINNER was fully booked even down to the last chair with 104 guests, for which our thanks go to the sponsors, TOBIAS BOSCH FOTOMANAGEMENT and BANRAP.
Our personal summery: We saw impressive booth constructions, beautiful lounges, front cooking, live illustration, minibars and enjoyed so many petit fours we couldn’t, or didn’t, count them. Technology-wise : From face filters on cellphones (bravo Wildfox Running), to touch screens, beamers or even virtual reality at Demodern, the topic of ‘digital’ was addressed creatively, however the focus was clearly on the analogue ‘meeting each other in person’ and engaging with one another... there were the usual beautiful displays, but WAR IS OVER by 2Agenten simply blew us away.
We also noticed that the large number of exhibitors – there were more than 70 agencies in 2019 – attracted a correspondingly large number of creatives to the event. There has never been so much interest already in the run-up, which is also reflected in the number of visitors. We would like to thank our exhibitors, our cooperation partners, our team and hope to see you all at the same place in 2020 :-) !
26.11.2019 // show complete article