Blue Suede Shoes exhibition i London

Friday 4th March to Sunday 1st May 2011

Private View Thursday 3rd March 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Apthorp Gallery, Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 0GA

Welcome to ‘Blue Suede Shoes’, a game played by illustration collective ‘Gumbo’.

Using the well known phrase ‘Blue Suede shoes’ as a starting point, this group of artists have played a game of ‘pass it on’ to produce a sequence of new illustrations that will be on display in the gallery. Through a series of word changes the story twists and turns to take you on a surreal journey into the imagination; thus Blue Suede Shoes becomes ‘Blue Suede Dinosaur’, transforming neatly into ‘Blue dinosaur soup’, and so on and so forth….

The ‘Blue Suede shoes’ book is available as a limited edition of 100 with a screen printed cover, produced in collaboration with Duke press. ‘Gumbo’ are comprised of Eivind Gulliksen, Sandra Howgate, Sarah Horne, Harriet Russell, Samara Andrews and Chris Andrews.

Gumbo work independently as illustrators on our own projects as well as together on books, exhibitions and other projects.

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