Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Heres a little
rewiew from artwensday
website of bare bones show

15 NOV 2010 – 25 NOV 2010

Ah, Bare Bones – they know how to make a magazine, and they certainly know how to throw a party. We went down to their latest effort at Red Gallery this Friday and immediately agreed that there should be more art shows like this; a sound-system rigged up to a rickety record player, a full-size tee-pee in the central room, illustration after illustration plastered over the scum-sticky walls, and a basement bar offering cheap beer which, as one of our slightly concerned companions pointed out, smelt not unlike a damp crotch. For some reason, the event’s entire clientele appeared to be particularly well-dressed, although the bouncer singled out one of AW’s number in particular for scrutiny. ‘How long’d it take you to get dressed?’ he asked, brow furrowed as though looking at a previously undiscovered species of animal. ‘You is like Lady Gaga, if Lady Gaga looked less like a man.’

Foppishness appeared to be the order of the day in Robert Rubbish’s solo room, however, as we noticed more than a few references to the late, great departed Sebastian Horsley, the self-proclaimed Dandy in the Underworld; Rubbish’s flesh-coloured skull with dildo-shaped horns drew the most attention, with guests overheard speculating on its usefulness as the subject of some gothic porn. ‘You could cover a whole skeleton in penises, probably.’ one slightly inebriated man added sagely, nodding and looking into some distant and, we imagine, terrifying future. ‘Even the fingers. Imagine that.’

Thank you kindly, sir, but we’d rather not.

Below: Images from Bare Bones, Issue 5. Bare Bones V runs at Red Gallery until November 25th.

Friday, 19 November 2010

saturday the 20th the return of the giro playboy at bare bones show 1-3 rivington street

Hello all
the giro playboy and flora
return to play at the bare bones
show at the red galley 1-3 rivington street
from 8pm this saturday fun fun fun
there will be fun and drinks
come on down
kiss kiss

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Hello one and all
here are some more
photos from the bare bones
show i ripped them off
the hertics blog
show is open daily
from 12 till 6pm
and we are hoping to
do some events from
thursday onwards
please pop by
best wishes

Monday, 15 November 2010


hello one and all
the bare bones
show is on till the 26th
its open from 12 to 6pm daily
here are some photos from the
night they where taken by
rebcca thomas see more at
her blog below
kiss kiss


Thursday, 11 November 2010


I have to say well done to all the
students who took part in the
demo yesterday 52000 took
to the streets of london
i am very please to see
this as it shows people
care about all the cuts
watching the news today
they are trying to show how
bad the police got hurt yesterday
and how bad it was for them
and playing down the fact that
it was the bigest demo of students
for years.well i would just like
to say if any ones every been
on a demo and has been at the
heavy hands of the police or
the riot squad you will know
that they can be very rough
and i dont ever rember seeing
loads of tv footage of injuryed
protesters and lets rember back
to last year when a protester lost his
life on a demo.all in all want i want to
say is well done for anybody who
took part as for the tory hq shindig
all i say is shit happens
bye for now
keep on keeping on

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Keywords: bare bones schadelfick skull fuck the tory party red star gallery shoreditch dildoes sex and death
Written by Seun Mustapha / 08 Nov 2010
Bare Bones is an independently funded paper for and by young artists in the capital. Each issue is funded by the contributors and so far the group are on their fifth issue. To celebrate the move up to a larger, tabloid sized format the group are holding an exhibition at the Red Gallery in Shoreditch starting from this Friday (November 12). The exhibition will feature work from all the contributors, a specialised drinking / questioning area called 'the new blind pig drinking den' and a full exhibition from featured artist Robert Rubbish entitled Schadelfick which consists of lots of skulls with dildos attached and drawings of skulls with dildos coming out of all sorts of orifices.

Your new exhibition is called Schadelfick and features lots of drawings and sculptures of skulls with dildos coming out of them. What's the concept behind Schadelfick as you intended it?

The concept behind Schadelfick is the saying ‘skullfuck’. I used the German for it because it sounds better then the English. I have been making drawings of skulls for a number of years and wanted to make some 3D work so that’s how the sculptures came about. The dildos and the skulls are, in a nutshell, about sex and death. I am also very interested in the works of Mr. Hirst and just love what he does with skulls, they're to die for.

In the paper you describe Schadelfick as a 'head fuck' moment ranging from being attacked by mosquitoes in your bathroom to the re-election of the Tory government and man’s inhumanity to man. Was there a particular head fuck that kicked the whole thing off and got you thinking along these lines in the first place?

Some might say life is a head fuck. So I would say that just the day-to-day pitfalls of life kick started this whole Schadelfick project. Also being skint and being an artist is a definite head fuck. Of course drinking and drugging can be a head fuck. Looking at Cameron’s smug face on the TV is another big one, and on the subject of the Tory party they are scum who just want to make it hard for the poor and easy for the rich. They want to create a culture of survival of the fittest or wealthiest. Basically they suck.

You say you want Los Pistolos to become its own publication. We like the idea of everything being on the same page though, maybe you could just make one really massive page or something?

Yes I could do that and past it all over the houses of parliament. That would be nice.

I liked how you described Shane Deegan as one of the artists you most respect due to him having 'a fully formed world'. Is this something you're working towards yourself?

Shane Deegan is a god to me, I don’t think I will ever have a fully formed world like his, but one can only live in hope.

How does Schadelfick fit into this world?

I think it fits into this world very snugly, who knows one day we might see a giant Schadelfick on the forth plinth in Trafalgar square or gracing the Beckhams’ or Elton johns gaff.

Bare Bones V launches at Red Gallery on Rivington Street on Friday, November 12


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