When: Disco is open Friday & Saturday, 11.00pm – 3.30am
Where: Disco, 13 Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
£: Entry costs £10 before 12am and £20 thereafter
What is it?
Disco nightclub in Soho will be hosting an exhibition of innovative street art. The exhibition will run for six weeks, throughout fashion week (14th – 18th February), and continuing into March. It will see the works of a new artist showcased each week, in the form of a full club takeover, displayed as temporary, floor to ceiling murals, throughout the clubs mirrored walls.
The team that will be taking part in this urban project will range from fashion illustrators, to portrait artists, and even a cake designer. This programme of events will then culminate in a grand finale and photography showcase on Friday 7th March 2014. Here guests will get to see the unified works of the group and have a chance to speak with each of the individual artists, that will all be in attendance, along with a selection of other urban expertise, talented trend setters and bright young things.
The featured artists are as follows:
Zoe Neilson, a London-based freelance artist and illustrator who specialises in portraiture. Her style is contemporary and has elements of fashion illustration. Neilson is a passionate lover of music and fashion, these are both influential in her work. Acrylics are her main choice of medium, but she also incorporates oils, watercolour, graphite and Biro.
The Outside Collective, a London-based creative agency made up of a talented and creative team with experience working across a range of media channels including graphic design, digital, film, photography, street art and illustration.
Dan Jamieson, an illustrator from Nottingham, based in London. He works with a wide variety of pens and paints to create humorous takes on popular culture and current affairs; adopting a blend of naivety, accuracy, repetitive patterns and frenetic mark making.
Tommy Pang, a London-based fashion illustrator and stylist who has been published and featured in many international and national fashion publications such as Vogue UK, Tatler UK, Company magazine and RADIA magazine. Pang has also worked for fashion related clients, designers and companies such as Barbara Wiggins, Tobi Hannah, Thai Airways and Sorapol London. 2014 sees the development and launch of his first lifestyle brand Lapin De Luxe and his continuation into illustration after a brief break.
Steph Parker, a cake maker and artist who believes bespoke cakes are a sculpted piece of art that you can eat and share with others; creating emotions from sugar and turning flour into a picture.
Disco is an underground boîte inspired by the 1970s Manhattan disco movement, featuring choreographed routines from singers and dancers. Guests are greeted at a Pan Am-inspired lounge where air stewardesses issue boarding passes and check personal items into the cloakroom via a conveyor belt. The nightclub has a cool and quirky interior, featuring entire walls of retro televisions beaming out music videos and nostalgic memorabilia including colorful rollerskates, cassette tapes. The bar is mocked up to resemble a vintage fairground stall and serves up cocktails including a sharing option served in an oversized glitter ball.
More info: disco-london.com