Thursday, 30 July 2009

Watch This Space Salon of Art, Poetry & Burlesque

On 28 July 2009, Watch This Space hosted an evening salon of Art, Poetry and Burlesque at the Opera Quarter Bar in Covent Garden. Amanda Eliasch and Richard Dyer co-hosted, with Richard reading his own poems, and two talented young actresses reading poems written by Amanda for her book 'Cloak & Dagger Butterfly'. Lola La Belle performed a beautiful burlesque routine, and guests had an opportunity to meet the Artists featured in the Watch This Space exhibition. Amanda Eliasch is a photographer and poet, and Richard Dyer is a Poet, Musician, Writer and News Editor of Contemporary Magazine.

Photographs Copyright (C) Dafydd Jones 2009

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Watch This Space to curate new exhibition 'DIY LONDON SEEN'

DIY LONDON SEEN - An exhibition documenting the work of, and inspired by, the artists featured in Aaron Rose's 'Beautiful Losers' will take place in the heart of London this Summer, to mark the film's UK release.


As well as showcasing the work of upcoming British Artists whose work is either inspired by those featured in the film, or who create with a similar work ethic and freedom of spirit, the exhibition will also offer an opportunity to the next generation of like-minded Artists. The exhibition will include Skateboard Art and the organisers have announced that this will be made open to the public through an Open Submissions process. To submit your work, please email a jpeg of your board art to by midnight on Sunday 2nd August.

All submissions will be considered and if your work has been chosen for inclusion in the exhibition you will be informed by Thursday 6th August. As the exhibition's title suggests and due to its DIY nature, any successful Artists will need to deliver their boards to the exhibition venue in Central London and collect them at the end of the show (See terms and conditions).

DIY LONDON SEEN runs from 17th August - 5th September 2009 at Unit 11, The Market, Covent Garden, London WC2 8RF

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS is released on 7th August and runs exclusively at the ICA until 27th August . The DVD is released on 24th August.

For further information on DIY LONDON SEEN, please contact Bakul or Lee at / and go to for further information on BEAUTIFUL LOSERS.

Terms and Conditions
Applicants must be over 14.
Closing Date for photographic submissions; 2nd August 2009.
All qualifying as responsible for the delivery of their boards. All work must be must be delivered on 13th August 2009 and collected on on 6th August 2009. Watch This Space cannot be held accountable for any works not collected on this date.
Watch This Space is not responsible for any damage caused to the Art during transit.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Watch This Space Launch featured on BBC News

The Watch This Space launch party was featured on BBC News:

Other reviews can be found in the Evening Standard, Culture 24 and Art Daily:

The event was a resounding success, and attended by Jamiroquai, Steven Berkoff, Bill Nighy and Sebastian Horsley amongst a host of Artists and 'movers and shakers'.