EYE CANDY 2014: 13-15 November – FREE

Eye Candy Brochure.inddFused Magazine and Area Culture Guide’s very own annual celebration of illustration, artists and photographers returns to Birmingham and this year we are setting up camp in Digbeth, the creative hub of the city.

The free event, that takes place over one evening and two days, celebrates the best of visual pop culture with one-off installations, street art, workshops, talks and performance.

For 2014 we’ve invited fashionista favourite, Daisy de Villeneuve, who’ll be leading an illustration masterclass using one-off designs created exclusively for Eye Candy.

Paris-based artist Fafi makes a rare visit to Birmingham, where she will make a bespoke wall-based mural for Eye Candy. Influenced by Japanese pop culture, Fafi creates illustrations of women which upset the stereotypical image of femininity.

A welcome return to Eye Candy is Miss Led who produced her first major mural on a car park wall at last year’s event.

She is joined by Anna Garforth, who produced the stunning wooden Geo-Fox which is still on the side wall of Southside’s Loft Lounge bar. Both artists will create new large-scale works for the 2014 festival.

Eye Candy 2014 includes installation and 3D design with 3D paper engineer Sam Pierpoint who brings large paper models of bugs to the walls of Boxxed.

Textile artist Felt Mistress brings a new creation The Great Advisor; a three-metre tall character made of felt who can answer your deepest (or most trivial) problems.

A photography exhibition of street-style will give new insight into youth culture, presented in association with the photographic agency PYMCA. To launch this we have invited Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls who presents Bowery Butterflies – Stories and Songs from 70’s Underground New York.

To stick with the music theme illustrator Newtasty highlights some of the lesser know geniuses of rock n’ roll with They Were Kings – an exhibition of the men and women still holding down day jobs and other means of surviving while giving selflessly to art and music year after year.

Visitors can witness the live creation of a large-scale mural over two days with Brothers of the Stripe, an all-male collective of illustrators and image makers, and there will be plenty of chances to have-a-go at creating your own artworks and prints alongside the group of 12.

Over the 3 days visitors will get the chance to produce their own work, screen prints, photography and more with a selection of immersive and engaging workshops, talks and interventions with Girls Who Draw, Cachetejack, Camera Obscura, Make it Sewcial, Column and Cut it Up.

FOR THE FULL LINE-UP SEE OUR BROCHURE HERE.

EYE CANDY 2014
13-15 NOVEMBER
BOXXED, FLOODGATE STREET, BIRMINGHAM
EYECANDYFESTIVAL.CO.UK | @EYECANDYFEST

Here’s a list of events:

EVERYDAY SEE:
Brothers of the Stripe
Felt Mistress
Column Arts Agency
PYMCA Vintage street style exhibition
Newtasty
Dazeray
Fafi
Sam Pierpoint
Anna Garforth
Muxxi


THURSDAY 13th November

LAUNCH EVENT: 6pm-10pm
Join us for drinks, live art and music to launch Eye Candy 2014 with: Sylvain Sylvain of New York Dolls who presents Bowery Butterflies – Stories and Songs from 70’s Underground New York and Patrick & MiM with interactive illustration and projection performance and music. Special guests Black Mekon.

Brothers of the Stripe
6pm-10pm

The BOTS will be making a start on their huge wall piece.

Fafi
6pm-10pm
Fafi will be drawing live.

Column
6pm-10pm

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Felt Mistress
6pm-10pm

Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say.

PYMCA
6pm-10pm
Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA.

Newtasty
6pm-10pm

Exhibition: They Were Kings – portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.


FRIDAY 14th November

Culture Cart
12noon-6pm

Our mobile print studio will be available for wood block printing fun all day.

Fafi
12noon-6pm

Fafi will be drawing live.

Girls Who Draw
12noon-6pm

Join the Girls for drop-in screen printing workshops.

Cachetejack
12noon-6pm

The Cachetejack girls will be painting their portrait booth ready for your photo opportunity.

Miss Led
12noon-6pm
Miss Led will be finishing her mural in Boxxed’s foyer.

Daisy de Villeneuve
12noon-6pm

Daisy will take a masterclass & signing and customising templates created for Eye Candy.

Dazeray
12noon-10pm

Enjoy the strange sounds of Dazeray’s 3D monsters who will be having ‘A Friendly Conversation’.

Brothers of the Stripe
12noon-10pm

The BOTS will continue their huge wall piece and run a block print workshop.

PYMCA
12noon-10pm
Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA.

Newtasty
12noon-10pm

Exhibition: They Were Kings – portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.

Column
12noon-10pm

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Felt Mistress
12noon-10pm

Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say.

Anna Garforth
12noon-10pm

Check out Anna and Dale’s latest collaboration on the front of Boxxed.

SATURDAY 15th November

Culture Cart
12noon-6pm
Our mobile print studio will be available for wood block printing fun all day.

Felt Mistress
12noon-6pm

Ask The Great Advisor one of the important questions in life and see what he has to say.

Brothers of the Stripe
12noon-6pm

The BOTS will be completing their huge wall piece and inviting you to their block printing workshop.

Girls Who Draw
12noon-6pm

Join the Girls for drop-in printing and drawing workshops.

Miss Led
12noon-6pm
Miss Led will be completing her mural and doing a masterclass.

Dazeray
12noon-6pm

Enjoy the strange sounds of Dazeray’s 3D monsters who will be having ‘A Friendly Conversation’.

Fafi
12noon-6pm

Fafi will be drawing live and hosting a masterclass.

Column
12noon-6pm

Watch the Column artists illustrate live and get your own piece of art made.

Anna Garforth
12noon-6pm

Check out Anna and Dale’s latest collaboration on the front of Boxxed.

Cachetejack
12noon-6pm

Come and have a temporary tattoo – inking but without the pain!

Lewis Moran
12noon-6pm

Try out our photo booth with a difference and leave with a portrait.

Cut it Up
12noon-6pm

Artists Hayley and Laura invite you to ‘Cut It Up’ with their workshop inspired by Matisse.

Camera Obscura
12noon-6pm

Make your own camera with Pete and Jenny.

Make it Sewcial
12noon-6pm

You are invited to join Allison from People Shop for Make it Sewcial and get in on the pom pom craze.

Buy Art
12noon-6pm

Join us to buy affordable art from some of our Eye Candy Artists and special guests.

PYMCA
12noon-6pm
Our curated exhibition of street style photography from the archives of PYMCA.

Newtasty
12noon-6pm

Exhibition: They Were Kings – portraits of underground rock ‘n’ roll musicians.

EVENT INFORMATION

All events are free to attend.

MASTERCLASSES
Most events are drop-in but the masterclasses will require a booking. Please see eyecandyfstival.co.uk for further information on how to book.

LARGE GROUPS
If you are from a large group (college or University class / community group ) and would like to attend we can accommodate. Just call 0121 442 6663 to request a booking which will be available on Friday 14th November.

AGE LIMITS
Please note that most events are suitable for all ages.

SCHEDULE
While we will aim to stick to the schedule some events will be subject to change.

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