Wednesday, 28 March 2012

26 Collective Are GO! GO! GO!

Its been a pretty bust time of it down at the Studio with some big changes in the shape of new studio residents and also in perspectives about how best to position ourselves on the cultural landscape of Aberdream! So far we've been a pretty insular group working externally through various groups like Carig & Jim with Stray Dog, my own various ventures but since doing the first few POST night's I think we've come to realise that we could do a bit more to help the local art scene a little, even if its just saying "Hi" to a few students every once in a while and showing them how to be self sufficient. We are a collective based on shared studio space but this doesn't mean were exclusive or closed off to new people either, its just meeting people who are on the same wave length and have the same goals which is really exciting.

Its amazing how few people actually know about the studio's or what we do down there. But its also taken us a long time to find our feet as individual artists but also in the group sense but its great being in a space with a nice bunch of like minded individuals and everyone is working in different areas but with the possiblity to cross over! The addition of Indian Red Lopez has everyone really excited, they've finished and released their debut album, Open Your Lungs And Breathe and plan to work on new material for a follow up! It does mean the main party room is gonna be out of action but this has just pushed us into thinking more outside the box and how to bring the atmosphere and vibe of the studio out into the wider scene. Exciting times!

Also Jim & Stew both have / had art shows on this month with Jim's On Horizon There Be Giants show ongoing at Kilau and Stew had a special one night only show, Deid Sleekit, down at the studio. Should have some videos and photos coming soon!