Chinese Whispers

Illustrator Mr Gresty is enjoying something of a busy 2013, having tasked himself with curating illustration shows in three different pubs across north and east London.

Mr Gresty
Mr Gresty

Drawing on the names of the three pubs – The Lauriston, The Hanbury and The Regent –  the series is entitled LHR, (‘it’s nothing to with London Heathrow Airport’, he assures us).

Phil Bosher
Phil Bosher

The first show in the series is Whisper, opening at The Hanbury Arms in Islington next month.

Ben Javens
Ben Javens

The exhibition is showing work created through a sort of visual game of Chinese Whispers.

Chris Hood
Chris Hood

Mr Gresty describes the works as ‘a sequence of repetitions of a story, each one differing from the previous, so that the final telling bears only a scant resemblance to the original’.

Elliott Quince
Elliott Quince

The images will be hung chronologically throughout the space, meaning visitors can more easily follow the strange narrative.

As well as attending the exhibitions, artists, friends, fans and any other interested parties are invited to, well, party on the opening nights.

Simon Peplow
Simon Peplow

The idea, says Gresty, is that people can ‘make contacts, set up collaborations and the artists can find out about those that showcase artists work, that blog and exhibit.’

In running the shows, it’s hoped that the venue benefits from having great art on show; and artists can use the events to spread the word about their work, whether they specialize in printmaking, fine art, illustration, photography, painting or filmmaking.

Whisper Flyer
Whisper Flyer

Whisper runs from 11 October – 22 November at The Hanbury Arms, 33 Linton Street, Islington, N1. For more information visit the Facebook page here

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