Holly Vaughan | SIREN | Preview Launch | Just Off The Wall
THU 24th November 2016  |  6 p.m.-8 p.m.
We are thrilled to be launching the Just Off the Wall exhibition series with a collaboration with Unit G Gallery: Fine Art Made in East London

Introduction to Just Off The Wall Exhibition series
Artist Talk
Poem reading by Francis Byrne

Performance by Becka McFadden
Video screening | image editing & music composition by Jez Prior

The images from the unique photolitho print series, ‘’SIREN’’, originally stills, are taken from the film ‘’Siren’s Meeting’’ by Holly Vaughan. ‘’SIREN’’ began with a steel, plaster and latex figure loosely based on the human form. A female model was filmed interacting and communicating through behavior, performance and movement – the fully breathing with the never before breathed. The photolitho process used is able to retain the nature of the previous digital state of the original image. Fragments of detailed pixels lay amongst the various textures and cracks depicted in the ink, integrating two different eras. She believes in working with the strengths and characteristics of her materials with awareness that they have a life of their own, independent of the maker, allowing the work to naturally unfold - the beauty of rest, the ease of breathing, knowing that there is harmony when wholeness is offered.

The artwork is on sale.

About the Artist

Originally born in Africa, multimedia Artist Holly Vaughan comes from a multicultural and well-travelled background, which has led her to base her practice and reside in East London.

A significant part of her methods of working comes from constancy and consistency of place in life.
One of the only consistent factors in Holly’s life is her bodily self. In earlier years, her awareness about the world and her place in it developed through the constant shifting of place, people and context. Deeply held feelings and personal intuitions were carried from place to place, coupled with an intense creativity and desire for self-expression. This led the Artist to focus on her own being, her own personal way of observing, evolving and releasing multimedia with a constantly shifting landscape.

Her work mainly consists of experimenting with themes of connectivity and intimacy, responding to the females form; bodily performance and expressions of emotions and thoughts that are intimately bound up with how the body behaves.

Holly views her subjects with familiarity as extensions of her own self, holding respect for female abilities to carry sexuality with dignity and strength. Her visual language honours this assured femininity throughout her practice, in the dialogue she creates between her materials and working processes.

About Unit G Gallery: Fine Art Made in East London

Opened in July 2015, Unit G Gallery’s mission is to represent and showcase East London’s fine art scene, By promoting and selling their work both locally and globally, they help sustain the multitude of emerging and established artists working in this part of the city.

They curate a diverse range of art genres across a mid-range price level. Each year they work with Hackney WickED Open Studios and participating artists to run the Hackney WickED Art Prize.

The gallery has already established itself as an influential presence here and was particularly thrilled to be selected to participate in the START fair at the Saatchi Gallery in September 2016.

Next Just Off the Wall dates for your diary:

Jose Gomez | Self-portraits
Preview Launch 12th January 2017
Fri 13th Jan - Sat 4th Feb

Elisa Vassena | somethink
Preview Launch 9th Feb 2017
Fri 10th Feb - Sat 4th March

Karolina Gordon | Symbol Formations
Preview Launch 9th March 2017
Exhibition Fri 10th March - Sat 1st April


During preview launches drinks will be offered at Happy Hour price:
£5 cocktails
£7 two glasses of wine or two beers

Just Off the Wall exhibition series is independently produced by TripSpace Projects and curated by Pam Ceesay