This August Lik + Neon invite Garudio Studiage to launch their new range of screen printed products with a 3D window installation. This is exhibition No.4 in the Lik + Neon Summer Series 2014 in collaboration with People's Park Tavern, an exciting new pub and brewery on the edge of Victoria Park, East London.
New screen printed products include cushions, acrylic bracelets & brooches, and bespoke stationary all with the theme of the 'Bestiary Lagoon'- a tropical aquatic world of whales, parrots, pelicans, palms, tortoises, monkeys and brightly coloured sea weed. Bestiary Lagoon sees the L + N window and light box transformed into a life-size 3D aquarium! The installation is on view 24/7 between the dates listed above, but will be lit up during shop opening hours only.
Garudio Studiage is an exciting design collective based in the South London creative hub of Peckham. Founded in 2003 by Chris Ratcliffe, Laura Cave, Anna Walsh and Hannah Havana, each artist specialises in a variety of skills such as screen printing, jewellery and painting. Setting to work in a space literally defined as a 'Studio Garage' the collective, with their sharp minds and clever wit came up with a spoonerism to great effect – thus the mighty Garudio Studiage was born!
The collective also work together and with friends, taking part in a wonderfully bizarre array of exhibitions and events as well as making props, displays and products all with a good dose of British wit and wry humour. As part of the London Design Festival 2013 the team took over the L + N windows with the famed 'Lik + Neon Cats on Tour' installation to celebrate the launch of a Lik + Neon commission of bespoke 'Flat Pet' cats. In addition to the 4 founding members, the installation and new products for Bestiary Lagoon were made with Molly Lattin.
Other projects include 'Lucky Skip' where a life-size rubbish skip constructed by Garudio Studiage is moved about to various locations inviting people to 'dive in' and rummage through an array of prizes ranging from high art to low humour, shop windows for Paul Smith in Covent Garden & Sloane Avenue, and participation in the V&A fete 2009 and V&A Friday Lates 'Peckham Takeover' in 2013, the list goes on!….
Opening times: Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6.30pm
Private view: Thursday 7th August, 6-9pm