Sunday, 27 June 2010

All Systems Go at the Departure Gallery

'Statue, Limehouse (replica)',
Black Paint, Dust and Screws on Oriented Strand Board and Timber with Red Rose, 3300x1230x1230cm,


Site of Clement Atlee's Statue, The Highway, Limehouse, London

'Statue, Limehouse (replica)' (2010)-Steve Smith, 'All Systems Go' at the Departure Gallery, Southall.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Miniscule at Oblong Gallery

'Reassembled remnants from material collected in North, East and West London',
Found Billboard Posters on Brick, 2010

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Street Football

Whitechapel, London. (taken with iphone)

Freedom Sound at Rays Jazz Cafe, Foyles

Ray's Jazz

Freedom Sound

Friday 25 June 6pm

Freedom Sound

DJs Simon Fraser and Steve Smith play an eclectic mix of Jazz music, selecting the best old and new jazz from their diverse record collections. Strictly vinyl only, many of the records will have been unearthed in the racks of our very own and much loved Ray's Jazz shop.

The Café at Foyles

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

All Systems Go

A group exhibition of artwork by:

David Angus, Louise Ashcroft, Aglae Bassens, Nathan Birchenough, Claire Blundell-Jones, Helen Collett and Lois Macdonald, Lawrence Daley, Danielle Drainey, Sandra Erbacher, Rita Evans, Rafael Farias,Doug Jones, Helene Kazan, Jonathan Kipps, Paul Lewthwaite, Jo Lathwood, Ben Lloyd, William Mackrell, Nicola McCartney, Savvas Papasavva, Rob Pugh, Ilona Sagar, Tracy Sarroff, Steve Smith, Jackson Sprague, Andrew Sunderland, Unidentified Art Group: Robert Hunt, James Pepper, Rosanne Robertson, Imogen Welch, Rich White, Sarah Tew, Sam Zealey.

Private View: Friday 25th June 2010, 6.30pm- 9.30pm. Refreshments will be served. Free taxi shuttles from Southall Station (12mins from Paddington). Free haircuts from a professional stylist will be available as part of an installation by Unidentified Art Group.

Exhibition: Monday 21st June - Sunday 4th July 2010. Open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm.

All Systems Go brings together a diverse group of artists who work in relation to physical and conceptual systems, which they have created or adapted as frameworks for artistic experimentation. Patterns, rules, collaborative techniques, interventions, mechanical systems and improvisation provide structured starting points which open up a multitude of possibilities for exciting artistic outcomes.

This show is the latest in Departure Gallery’s acclaimed series of exhibitions and residencies on The International Trading Estate, Southall. The exhibition explores the contradictions and parallels between systematic experimentation in contemporary art and the industrial systems used in the factories and distribution units surrounding our vast warehouse space.

Address: Departure Gallery, 7 Trident Way, The International Trading Estate, Southall, UB2 5LF.

Getting There: Take national rail from Paddington to Southall (12mins), then buses 105, 195, H32 or 482 to Brent Road (5mins). Cross over and walk down Brent Road until you see the estate entrance. Ask the security guards in the cabin to direct you to warehouse 7 Trident Way. Trains and buses run regularly until midnight. On the private view night there will be a free taxi shuttle from Southall Station, Merrick Road (follow signs as you exit the station).

For more information please contact, 07861 375101.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010


This blog takes the concept of the original Golgonooza blog leaving the original purely the forum for the art writing that I have developed over the 4 years that I have worked on it, for my art writing please go to Golgonooza. The Golgonooza Scrapbook will feature looser, more random posts of things that find that I find on my journies around London and elsewhere but also online and recommendations that come my way from other sources.