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EXHIBITION: THURSDAY, 2nd FEB to SATURDAY, 4th FEB 2017; Noon – 6pm FREE
OPENING EVENT & TALK: WED, 1st FEB 2017
DOORS 6:30PM, TICKETS: SOLD OUT
“Feed your head…” An evening discourse on all things Wonderland with John Coulthart, Andy Roberts, Sophia Satchell-Baeza, and Jake Fior (discussion facilitator). Q&A session facilitated by Nikki Wyrd.
You are cordially invited to attend a panel discussion on the links between psychedelic art and music, and the persistent fascination of Lewis Carroll’s books. Psychedelic artists, particularly in the 60s and many other outsider creative types (before and since that influential decade), have drawn inspiration from the well of imagery which is found within the ‘Alice’ books. There will be talk of many things, not only cabbages and kings, but far more than you can possibly imagine before breakfast . . .
This event marks the opening of a three day exhibition at the Horse Hospital gallery space (which runs 2nd-4th February; open Noon until 6pm, free entry) featuring John Coulthart’s psychedelia-themed ‘Alice’ artwork, printed for the first time as (drug-free) blotter art. John’s depictions of the twelve chapters of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ view the 1860s through the iridescent lens of the 1960s; Victoriana refracted through a psychedelic prism.
Signed blotter art prints will be on sale at the Horse Hospital. Also available at www.blotterart.biz
As well as John’s artwork, there will be ‘Alice’ themed creations by other artists on show.
In addition, the Psychedelic Museum will be holding its second pop-up museum display, with a particular focus on the 1960s counterculture. https://psychedelicmuseum.net
Doors open: 6:30pm
Panel discussion commences at 7pm to be followed by a Q&A session
8:30pm onwards- Viewing of museum exhibits, art, and artist signing.
A World Fantasy Award-winning artist and designer, John’s first public illustration was for the Hawkwind album ‘Church of Hawkwind’ in 1982. His illustration and design work has appeared on many book covers and album sleeves, while his comic art is collected in two books: ‘The Haunter of the Dark’, a volume of HP Lovecraft adaptations which features a collaboration with Alan Moore, and ‘Lord Horror: Reverbstorm’, a graphic novel created with writer David Britton.
Andy is an historian of British psychedelic counterculture and LSD. Musically, he has been severely influenced and affected by the Grateful Dead, the Incredible String Band, and Dr Strangely Strange among a host of others. He first fell down the rabbit hole in 1972 and has been exploring the labyrinth of passages ever since. He has written, co-written or contributed to fifteen books on subjects as diverse as cryptozoology, UFOs, folklore survivals, government files on the anomalous, and psychedelic drugs.
Sophia is an Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD candidate in the film studies department at King’s College, London. Her thesis on British psychedelic films and light shows in the “long 1960s” analyses the ways in which psychedelia gets taken up and discussed across avant-garde and more mainstream contexts. She has written on film, psychedelia, and visual culture for magazines and journals including but not limited to Sight & Sound, Wonderland, Shindig! and i-D.s, She has also written on the crossover between Carroll’s story and British psychedelia in a section on Jonathan Miller’s TV adaptation Alice in Wonderland (1966).
Co-founder of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ shop.
Nikki’s deep curiosity about life has resulted in an Ecology degree, and lots of thinking, talking and writing about the human condition; she currently works as a freelance copyeditor, publishes books as The Universe Machine, edits the Psychedelic Press Journal, lectures on the crossover of techniques and theories between occultism (from a Chaos Magick perspective) and science, and is a Director of both the Breaking Convention international multidisciplinary psychedelic consciousness conference, and the recently formed Psychedelic Museum.
Artists on display: