"I don't mean to be nasty, but I love colours me"
An exhibition of work by The OneNineFours
TAKE THE TOUR! Colin Davies will be taking a guided tour of Gateshead shop art on Saturday 15th October at 2pm. Email email@example.com to sign up!
PREVIEW 18.00 – 21.00 14 October
12.00 – 16.00 Saturday 15– Tuesday 18 October (not Sunday)
348 - 354 High Street South
"I don't mean to be nasty, but I love colours me" is a new exhibition of work by The OneNineFours demonstrating the working methods, source material and documentation for their recent Gateshead In One mural project commissioned by Gateshead Council.
Gateshead In One consists of single, uplifting words illustrated across the front of whole buildings along Gateshead High Street and the surrounding area. The chosen words are reflective of the buildings they are situated on and have been designed to brighten up the town centre and bring a smile to the faces of local residents and commuters alike as they move around the area.
Inspired by the 'A Love Letter to You' project by ESPO in Philadelphia, the OneNineFours wanted to bring a similar series of positive and vibrant installations to an area that had seen a comparable era of neglect within its original centre. Delivered from November 2010 through to April 2011 through the worst winter since records began, Gateshead In One was as much a triumph over the elements as an arts project!
The OneNineFours are Colin Davies and Liam Murray, a graphic designer and a fine artist based in The Shed in Gateshead. In August 2010, they collaborated on a piece of work inspired by Haas and Hahn's work in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, which led to them approaching Gateshead Council with the concept for Gateshead In One.
Colin's practice, OneNineFour Studio, produces a wide range of creative projects for a number of reputable clients within the North East and beyond. Current studio projects include a piece of complex, generative, Processing-based artwork for Newcastle University Business School, branding for a collaboration between BALTIC and Northumbria University and a series of motion animations for Go North East.
Trained at the Glasgow School of Art, Liam currently focuses on monochrome work of graphite on paper. Liam has numerous private commissions under his belt and has exhibited widely around the country. His work has also been selected to feature in the forthcoming 2011 Jerwood Drawing Prize.