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29 September 2016

An exhibition of flags made from hundreds of volunteers in their underwear

For the last five years I have been making photos from members of the public in their underwear using an adapted document scanner, which produces a very particular style of image. Exhibiting in the Brighton Photo Fringe for the second consecutive time, the show debuts this unique series of flags made using those scans. It took years to amass enough images to build these flags including scanning the public at events such as Glastonbury Festival in 2014. You too can get involved in the flags project by coming down to a drop-in underwear scanning event on the last day of the show, 29th Oct. Payment is free wine and gratitude for your trouble. 

Flags are symbolic, as is the act of subverting them. Some of my work uses the emotions people attach to such symbols for sociopolitical effect but this series is just about the joy of making cool visuals and supporting a good cause. I’m not beating you up with a message here. Life's too short to be serious all the time.

October is breast cancer awareness month. One in eight women are affected, hence that statistic featuring on both posters I made to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease. I will donate 10% of all sales from this show to Breast Cancer UK which is a small charity committed to prevention rather than cure. Exposure to certain commonly used chemicals in food, hygiene products, makeup, plastic bottles etc has been scientifically proven to dramatically increase risk. BCUK works to educate and legislate against these dangers. 


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:

THU 29 SEPT   6-8PM    PRIVATE VIEW DRINKS WITH THE ARTIST (FREE) 
SUN 9 OCT                     CLOSED - PRIVATE ARTIST’S PARTY
THU 20 OCT    7-10PM   CALIFORNIAN WINE TASTING WITH HENRY BUTLER
                                         INCLUDING A SHORT INTRO BY THE ARTIST
                                         (TICKETS £30, AVAILABLE ONLINE)
THU 27 OCT    7-10PM   BRAS & NIKKAS NIGHT INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE
                                         WHISKIES. SPECIAL NIKKA WHISKY & PINCHOS MENU
SAT 29 OCT    12-9PM    VOLUNTEER YOUR BRA (FREE) COME AND MODEL
                                         YOUR BRIGHTLY COLOURED UNDIES FOR JAMIE'S
                                         LATEST SERIES AND ENJOY A GLASS OF WINE ON US.
                                         (PRIVATE ROOM DOWNSTAIRS - DISCRETION ASSURED)
                                         Email now for details



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