Harrison inside his incredible new home
Strong and Stable My Arse
SKIP Gallery is an international, collaborative, multi-disciplinary public art project dedicated to creating much needed space, opportunities, funding and advocacy for emerging artists. We are devoted to creating and curating art that meets people at ‘eye level’ and inspires discourse in the public realm, beyond the standard galleries, museums and funded institutions.
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The Royal Society of Sculptors
I'm Not a Nature Lover, is SKIP Gallery's collaboration with Graphic Rewilding, which Baker & Borowski co-founded as an artistic counterbalance to the severe lack of green space in cities. Their artwork transforms often unloved urban environments into immersive, maximalist gardens of the imagination.
Here, they bring their two worlds together by creating a gaudy caricature of a garden ‘growing’ from the jaws of a vessel that often provides the means by which we voraciously dismantle and renew our urban environment. The title of the artwork alludes to both artists’ upbringings, where nature barely featured. Baker’s own enlightenment to a more biophilic sensibility came not through nature itself, but through art and design, and more specifically through video games while travelling, often on virtual horseback, through stunning open world landscapes.
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Having collaborated with SKIP Gallery on three other projects, Harrison decided that with London rental prices at an all time high, he would make a statement by living in a skip. "The Skip House is the natural progression and culmination of six years of art installations, exhibitions, fashion shows, theatre, gigs and funerals,” says Borowski. “When Harrison came to us with this magnificent idea we jumped at it.”
Fandangoe SKIP *on Tour*
New York Edition
Following on from our London residencies at Canary Wharf and Greenwich Peninsula, we are delighted to announce that Fandango SKIP, in collaboration with Fandangoe Kid, Caukin Studio and The Loss Project is going on tour to New York. The candy-coloured, ice-cream-kiosk-in-a-skip will appear in Brookfield Place, New York October 6th-11th and there will be free mental health workshops, as well as free scoops of Fandangoe flavoured ice cream served up by ‘Blue Marble'.
SKIP Gallery X Cool Shit
THE DROP – a major new art installation full of colour, humour and play – marked the inaugural collaboration between SKIP Gallery and artist collective Cool Shit. Springing up as a spectacular public ‘moment’ in Hoxton Square, London, the colossal 5m high inflatable pop-up, in a mammoth 12-yard skip, saw the introduction of a new character to the Cool Shit roster: Mr. Cool, a figure loosely based on the mythical Caganer – a bare-bottomed little chap who is a regular feature in the nativity scenes in Catalunya.
SKIP Gallery X Caukin Studio X Self Space
A SKIP Gallery production, conceived and built by architecture practice CAUKIN Studio, alongside therapy service Self Space.
The Feelings Library is an art installation aimed at bringing awareness to mental health issues and tackling loneliness this Christmas.
Step inside and discover a new way to open up about how you're feeling and find comfort in connecting with others.
At a time where we feel lonelier and more disconnected than ever - stop for a minute and notice how much we have in common.
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An exhibition celebrating
bums in all their glory
Artists including Aggtelek, Sports Banger, Jeremy Deller, Flying Leaps, Maja Djordjevic, Paul Kindersley, Dion Kitson, MC Llamas, Sarah Maple, Elizabeth Prentis, Ally Rosenberg, Sol Golden Sato, Stuart Semple, David Shrigley, Max Siedentopf and Xu Yang
LOOK AT THIS
Like Wood’s contribution to the 2017 Folkestone Triennial, Upgrade used the form of a graphic three-dimensional caricature of a house to bring a fresh perspective to its urban location.
With his hyper real Trompe L'oeil packet of crisps seemingly dumped in a skip, Gavin Turk's Transubstantiation provided viewers with a comical expression of the Skip Gallery ethos; a humorous commentary on consumerism that was launched in Hoxton Square on Thursday 16th November. Known for his subversive sculptural works that question artistic identity and authorship, Turk brought his classic style to the pop up gallery, questioning the very nature of a skip as a place to dispose of rubbish, and our relationship to what we choose to throw away.
NOTHING TO WEAR AGAIN
Na I Don't Want None Of That Again
Baker & Borowski
LIFE DRAWING CLASSES IN A SKIP
Featuring Live Skip Artwork by
in association with
THE OTHER ART FAIR