Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Sunday, 19 September 2010
some sad news!.... last week one of the members of Greydog, (shown in the photo below, at the table nearest) who are friends of hi5 and who played at the last hi5 exhibition in St Austell for us, Matt Upsher, lost his life to the sea while surfing. I was on the beach when it was happening and feel completely shocked and sad for his family, friends. We wish them all the support in the world ...rest in peace xxx
Sunday, 30 May 2010
Monday, 17 May 2010
we're back on it...here's the press release, some artwork from all the artists taking part and the poster... pass it on...
We also have Ryan Jones (Hitchcock Rules) playing live with his band!! refreshments available so pop along for some live music, chat and lots of art.
Art Explosion in the Market House St Austell
Art collective ‘hi5’ and internationally acclaimed poet Sally Crabtree have collaborated to transform the Market House in St Austell for two weeks with poetic performances and exhibitions thanks to support from Feast, Restormel Arts, St Austell Town Council and Cornwall Council’s Creative Team.
‘hi5’ is a collective of five South West based professional artists with track record of using art to change spaces, especially empty shops. The collective include illustrator Caroline Pedler, painter Faye Dobinson, printmaker Paul Bawden, painter, Lucy Brown and designer, illustrator Andy Pedler. For this particular project the group have also invited three guest artists to join them including ceramicist Rebecca Harvey, St Austell based Tamsin Dearing and sculptor James Eddy who will be creating a site specific installation.
Word M’art is a performance based show from the prolific poet Sally Crabtree. “Poetry should be taken down from its ivory tower and given back to the people where it belongs. In Cuba, the factory workers have poems read to them while they work and for them poetry is celebrated. It is as natural a part of their lives as living and breathing and they are not afraid to show their emotions. Here, it is only when there is a marriage, death or a birth that most of us are brave enough to get poetry out! I want to change all that and show people that poetry doesn’t have to be boring, stuffy or elitist. It can be fun, exciting, engaging and uplifting. There’s a poetry revolution going on and I want to encourage people to sign up!” says Sally.
Word M'Art is an interactive supermarket themed poetry installation, which can be set up in empty shops, supermarkets, as a market stall for fetes, carnivals, festivals or as a museum or gallery installation. The week-long launch event in St Austell will see interactive performances such as the Trolley Waltz, Poems in a Tin, ‘I'll Eat My Words’ edible poetry cakes, Shopping List Lotto, poetic cures at the Word M'Art Pharmacy and live musical poetry from the Story Aisle Word M'arts in-store band – viva la poetry.
Caroline Pedler from ‘hi5’, “The Market House in St Austell is an amazing building that houses a number of eclectic shops under the largest wooden ceiling of its kind in the UK. The aim of the collaboration is to energise a space, to give people different reasons to visit St Austell, to bring the shops immediate environment alive and to make art and poetry accessible by taking it into everyday spaces.”
The ‘hi5’ exhibitions are free and will be open from Mon 24 May until 5 June from 10am to 4pm daily, except Sundays and Banks Holiday. There is a private view on Thursday 27 May from 5 – 9 pm, this will be a great opportunity to meet and greet the artists in person and enjoy a night of art, poetry, music and creative collaboration. There will be live music and light refreshments will be available from the venue. Word M’Art will be open from 1 - 5 June, it is also free and open from 10.30 am – 4pm daily. There is a free art workshop from 2 – 4 pm, on the 2nd June with Cosmic for children and young people, under 12’s will need to be accompanied. ‘hi5’ and Sally are closing the project on Saturday 4, with tea and cake from 3pm.
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Wednesday, 7 April 2010
hey we're off again.. here's all the info!
After a roaring success in September last year, the artists will be showing their work at the other end of Truro. Currently working with Neil Scott from Totally Truro and Cornwall County Council in securing a shop in Boscawen St, for the duration of the art festival. Details yet to be confirmed.
“hi5 are all full time professional artists, so finding time to come together and even organise a meeting can be tricky but we’ve managed to find some time to do some new work and hopefully put on another great show! It’s going to be a lot smaller this year due to the size of the shop we have in mind. That’s not a problem though as we can adapt and that’s half the fun of using empty shops. We’re really excited about getting in there and making it ours, if only for a week or so. Having a new artist on board is exciting too although he’s my brother I’m excited about seeing what he brings to the table, and as siblings it’s also exciting and special about exhibiting in our home town.” hi5 founder Caroline Pedler
They are planning to have an open party with entertainment, along with Nigel from Experience Wine supplying us with some delicious Spanish wine. The Tea Appreciation Society will be hovering around with some tea paraphernalia and probably some home made treats from Mrs Pedlers kitchen and Archie Browns! The launch party will take place on Thur 8th April from 6pm til late.
hi5 will not only be exhibiting work in Truro but have also been asked to do a similar event in St Austell at the end of May for two weeks. Working with St Austell County Council they will be using empty shop spaces within the Old Market House. Encouraging people to come into the town, to use the Old Market building and experience something inspiring and different.
Friday, 30 October 2009
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Wednesday, 16 September 2009
hi5 exhibition a roaring success!
New art collective hi5 are changing spaces! They are taking over empty shops in Truro and changing them into art spaces. The first exhibition kicked off with a launch night on Friday 11th Sept and it was a roaring success. (The show will continue until Fri 25th Sept, open daily 10am-5pm). The doors opened at 6pm with a constant stream of people until 11.30pm. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxed and all senses were tantalised! There was live music from All The Fires, a huge selection of artwork with something for everyone to enjoy. There was a selection of tea from the Tea Appreciation Society for those driving, delicious chocolate brownies from Archie Browns along with homemade cakes from hi5 Mum, Margaret Pedler. The art group had also partnered up with the adjoining Bunters bar to create two sizzling hi5 cocktails, which were a huge hit.
The whole event was a welcome sight in the old empty surf shop. The Soup Gallery across the road had a private view on the same night so the whole street was buzzing with people. It certainly was a great night, in great company and one not to be missed next time round!
…and if you did miss the launch party, you can experience it all again for the closing party on the 25th Sept, 6pm til late. This time there will be more art, more music with Ruarri Joseph and Chris Smith, an art installation from sculptor James Eddy with more tea and cakes and of course more hi5 cocktails! The artists have also been working on a canvas together in the space. This will be auctioned on the night with proceeds to Unity’s Charity. Go along on and meet all five artists for the last time, before the space is transformed back again.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Thursday, 10 September 2009
... we have spent all day today putting the show up and it looks ace!!!.. a lot of tooing and frooing but Paul came up with the goods and sorted us chattering ladies out by just getting on and sorting it! So it's all up and looking good...woohoo!!!! bring it on!
Tuesday, 8 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Thursday, 3 September 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
well...hi5 are up and running and flying high! We have a shop and we've started painting... it's big!!! We will be working with a sculptor and a ceramicist in the space. We intend to bring dance group All a Scrawl onboard! All The Fires, Chris Smith and Ruarri Joseph are also on board to play and create great stuff in our space with us!... very exciting! put it in your diaries now.... 11th Sept and 25th Sept 6pm til late and the two weeks in between.
Drawing clubs on a daily basis, offering an interactive space, working with surrounding shops, utilising the space in between the shops, possibly offering an evening barbeque and late night opening in the Kenwyn Street quarter. So not just an exhibition!...watch this space!