Clemmie | 03-Oct-2015
Hang-Up has spent nearly three years at number 56, growing in size, spirit and diversity. So it is time for us to move on into a bigger space which will see many more years of Hang-Up evolution.
We've put together a timeline of our time at 56 which has been host to a number of diverse exhibitions from Lauren Baker's beautiful skull art to Joe Webbs apocalyptic collages and of course a fair few memorable after parties. Check out our progression and stay tuned to see what the next chapter has in store.
Clemmie | 30-Sep-2015
After a month of divine dreariness Banksys Dismaland has now closed its doors, but not without a riot filled finale!
Clemmie | 26-Sep-2015
After spending three amazing years at number 56, Hang-Up are moving... to just a few doors down to 81! We're very excited for the new, larger space, which will open in mid October.
Clemmie | 20-Sep-2015
Street art has grown from being regarded by many as wanton vandalism to becoming one of the most desirable and appreciated artistic mediums in the art world. With this increasing recognition, many wall murals have been removed from their setting and sold for huge amounts of money leading to much controversy surrounding these sales. We have put together a selection of examples of imagery from some of the greatest street artists that can be accessible for your inside pleasure!
Clemmie | 12-Sep-2015
With Dog Days in its final few weeks we have had a great response to all the pieces adorning the Hang-Up walls. Delphine Lebourgeois is one of the amazing artists exhibiting along with the likes of Takashi Murakami, Joe Webb and Dave White. Her piece Smoke I has proved one of the most popular pieces throughout the summer with its tattooed beauty bathing in a sea of smoke. Delphine's previous works tend to incorporate many more figures so we thought we'd see what the artists influences and inspirations were for the work..
Clemmie | 06-Sep-2015
Summer may seem to be slowly coming to a close but our Dog Days exhibition still has a few more weeks of summer vibes for you. Throughout the show we have been adding new works by some of our amazing affiliated artists to keep things fresh! Check out the latest additions...
Clemmie | 29-Aug-2015
The Connor Brother duo have recently embarked on a journey to understand the full situation of refugees down in Calais. The crisis that is occurring less than an hour away from the UK has been distorted by the press to cast a negative image on the desperate migrants fleeing persecution. What the artists experienced at 'The Jungle' camp was thousands of families housed in make shift shelters that are completely ill prepared for the winter to come.
Clemmie | 21-Aug-2015
This week saw the reveal of Banksys latest project, which is by far his biggest yet! In the eery, abandoned lido of Weston Super Mare, the artist home town, a mysterious Disneyland-esque theme park has been in construction for the past month. However this is no dreamland, Banksy has created his own apocalyptic style Dismaland where he invites us to come and 'eat cold chips to the sound of crying children.'
Clemmie | 15-Aug-2015
The Banksy market has been going from strength to strength over the last decade with the artists iconic stencil style becoming the most sought after work in the urban art world. Not only do his works highlight topical issues within society but they do so using his great satirical humour, so it is no wonder the artist has become such a symbolic figure.
Clemmie | 09-Aug-2015
Pop prince Andy Warhol would have celebrated his 87th birthday last week, which i'm sure would have seen him surrounded by the beautiful beings of his iconic world. Warhol's fascination with fame resulted in him producing a large series of portraits of many of his glamorous friends. In turn these images have influenced many of todays artists to follow suit with their own individual styles of depicting old and new icons...