36th Exhibition - Drawing the Star, by artists making drawings at this local weekly life drawing group

Everyone draws their own way! 

There are as many different ways to draw as there are different people drawing with us at Drawing the Star, and everyone creates something unique and inspiring with every single mark they make on paper - just the act of trying your hand is inspiring in itself.

Perhaps the impressive range of approaches to drawing is why people who draw with us have been so humble in coming forward to show their drawings as part of our very first exhibition...

Talk of an exhibition has been in the air at Drawing the Star for the last year, and we were thrilled to be offered the space at brilliant Barberette's and excited to finally get some of the incredible drawings made up for more people to see.

We began drawing at The Star by Hackney Downs in February 2015 with the aim of getting everyone to see how enjoyable drawing can be. 

All are welcome at our drawing boards, beginners and long-term lovers of drawing alike, and the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable in the bright warm room upstairs at our Hackney local.

Each session starts with lots of short poses to get drawing hands warmed up, then we have some longer poses, a good break in the middle, then take votes and requests for pose timings during our last half hour of drawing time.

At the end of our drawing time we put out the drawings we've made to see what each other have created. 

It is always incredible to see the range of drawing styles from different people, and this "share-and-see" part of the session is especially good for people new to drawing, or for anyone looking for a bit of inspiration. 

Looking at how people have made their work and sharing what worked well helps everybody, and there are always some drawings which are absolutely astounding.

By sharing and seeing, and by trying new materials and methods - we have a big range of drawing materials so it's easy to try something new - several people who began drawing with us have since found their own unique way of drawing.

At this level they can and should consider themselves to be artists. Time and effort has gone into building the skills to be able to sit down and create drawings which are truly wonderful to look at.

And yet... Even the most accomplished of drawers hesitate to call themselves artists, to put a value on their work and to show it to others.

This exhibition provides the key to unlock that view of a person who makes drawings sometimes, into an artist whose work has value which deserves to be seen. 

The brilliant Barberette show features the work of 2 artists at a time, for 2 weeks at a time. Enquiries about drawings you may want to buy can be made directly through the artist or through the group contact for Drawing the Star.

More details on our Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram, or via email.

Drawing the Star

Drop in life drawing for everyone, draw your way!

Draw more from life.

Tuesdays 7.30pm - 9pm
 

The Star by Hackney Downs

35 Queensdown Road, E5 8NN
 

E: drawingthestar@gmail.com

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PHOTOS FROM Barberette clients party No. 7 - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

Barberette clients party - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

PHOTOS FROM OUR LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHER Niamh Murray

https://www.facebook.com/pg/niamhmurrayartist/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1912623262284198

Barberette clients party - Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

It's this time of the year again! Time....for.....a....partyyyyy
We are very excited to announce it’s time for BARBERETTE CLIENTS PARTY #7

Let's celebrate Barberette's diversity all together, because you are all so special to us. Come along for some hypnotic music, decadent performances, inevitable fun, unconditional love, at the event everyone is waiting for - our world-famous RAFFLE. Be ready to cheer, scream and fight for some fun and some spectacular prizes! 

NB : WE HAVE SOME EXCITING, HOT NEWS TO ANNOUNCE
We won't release anything on social media so come along and find out. 

When: Saturday 22nd April 2017 from 6.30pm to midnight

Where: London Fields - the Light Arch
https://londonfieldsbrewery.co.uk/brewhouse-venue/ 
365-366 Warburton St, London E8 3RR
(the venue is lovely and BIG. Everyone is most welcome to bring lovers, friends, grannies and pets) 

Performances from 7pm
Raffle between 9.00 to 10.00pm
Emcee – our international stars Lou and Shiv

Raffle: A big raffle usually takes place halfway through the night - not just for fun, but to raise money for a charity close to our heart. This time we have chosen ELOP - support and counselling services to LGBT communities http://elop.org/ 

If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please email us on info@barberette.co.uk with details of your donation. If it's not something tangible, please send us a voucher and whether you wish us to include you and your donation in our Barberette party related promotions. The total of the money raised with the raffle goes to our chosen charity. 

Performances: Shout out to our talented shining stars! If you are a performer of any kind and would like to show off your skills, do let us know too on barberettecolours@gmail.com


We look forward to a fantastic night with you all, 

Rose, Mako and Klara 

 

 

BUTCH CUT Pop-Up at Barberette Monday 13th March 2017

We would like to introduce you to Hank (BUTCH CUT) who will be cutting at Barberette on Monday 13th March 2017. 

BUTCH CUT started September 2015 in Berlin as an sustainable community building art project. It's objective is to create a multi-generational safe space for gender non-conforming queer people and everyone else. Hank is the founder and main barber of this one-person, donation-based project. 

They really enjoy cutting all kinds of hair, especially male retro and urban street styles, including razor fades and beard trims. They've been cutting their own and friends' hair for 20+ years. They really enjoy talking to people and create the style they want together with them. They don't impose haircuts on anyone and do their best to make the customer feel sexy in their skin and about their hair. They hope this positive attitude is transferred to and appreciated by the people who ask them to cut their hair.

To book with Hank during their pop-up at Barberette please contact them directly at: hank.bobbit@gmail.com

Services are donation-based 

 

 

 

35th Exhibition - Yael Roberts Art "death bed practice"

Yael Roberts Art
"death bed practice" up through 6 March 2017

Yael Roberts is a mixed media artist currently pursuing an MA in Visual Arts at Camberwell College. She has also studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Art Students League in New York City. She was selected as an artist-in-residence for Chashama’s chaNorth in the Hudson Valley, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Troy, New York, and KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, California. She has shown work at galleries in London and New York City, and has also performed and worked in Jerusalem.

34the Exhibition - ARTISTRL

 

Artistrl is a creative visual artist working with different mediums to create beautiful and visually attractive artworks.

 

Artistrl was born and raised in an ultra orthodox home in London.  Despite growing up without tv, internet, radio, access to newspapers or magazines, it was her curiosity and determination that led her out of the ‘bubble’ and into the ‘real’ world. Artistrl found solace in the act of painting and drawing and discovered an outlet for the storm inside her.

 

Artistrl found that she could work across the spectrum, combining different styles and embodying her own culture into her artwork. Most of her inspiration comes from her own life story and from the interactions she has with the people she meets along her artistic journey.

http://www.artistrl.co.uk/

 

www.instagram.com/artistrl

www.facebook.com/artistrl

www.twitter.com/artistRL

www.society6.com/artistrl

 

Original Artworks: Sliding scale £150-£400

Prints from £45

Thank you Barberette for the opportunity to showcase my art!

33rd Exhibition - Life drawings by Stephan Fullagar

Throughout December 2016 we are introducing you Stephan Fullagar - a self-taught British/Swiss painter based in Hackney, London.
 
"Having had little in the way of formal training I have always looked to those painters who have moved me, whether by their painting style, sensitivity or social conscience.
 
Inspired by Goya, Murillo, Manet, Pissarro and Van Gogh, I mostly paint scenes from Latin America in such a way as to engage the viewer: provoking him to compare what he sees with his own values and way of life.
 
I often work from photographs taken specifically as reference for paintings. I deliberately try to retain the snapshot effect, but modify colours and composition to fit my purpose. I believe the artist's hand should always be evident in his drawing and brushwork to encourage a greater - more active - response from the viewer."

@stephanfullagar
http://www.stephanfullagar.co.uk/
http://www.stephanfullagar.co.uk/press

 

32nd Exhibition - Remember that one? - lost LGBTQ+ venues - Hanna Demel

Remember that one? -  lost LGBTQ+ venues

This latest project started with the idea that I could make a print of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, since I have been taking part in the Queer Fayre at the RVT for quite a few years and started selling my cards and prints there, as well as going to other events at the RVT quite regularly. It is also an interesting building, so I made the lino cut. It was very popular at the next fayre and I offered the image to the ‘RVT future’ campaign to use if they wanted to. 
Over the next few months several people suggested I should also do some other lgbtq+ pubs and clubs, especially ones that were threatened with closure or have been closed.
I am really happy that it is turning into a sort of community history project, with people remembering and suggesting more and more venues that I could make prints of. I want to focus especially on venues and spaces that have fallen victim to rising property prices, ‘regeneration’ and gentrification, pushing our communities out of the cities, and further to the margins.

If you would like to join in with the project, you could write a few sentences about a venue that YOU remember, maybe what you liked about it, an anecdote, etc. on the paper under the pictures. I am planning to do something more with the images, and I might also include people’s contributions, so please put your name, if you don’t mind.

I hope you enjoy looking at the prints and maybe remembering good nights out.


About me and print making
After learning how to do lino cuts at school, I went back to printing on and off over the years, but really re-discovered it for myself a few years ago making a lino cut from an image taken from a friend’s holiday snap of children sitting on the beach. Since then I have been doing commissioned cuts from other photographs, as well as many of my own prints from images I collect when I am out and about.

 

Pricing update, new booking system, newsletter

We have three important announcements for you:

 Pricing update
New booking system
Newsletter

 
This is to remind you that our
price changes come into effect from October 4th.
 
Please note that the booking system will still show the old pricing if you book before the date.
We cannot change that in advance.  Please see the full price list for cut and colour on the website (http://www.barberette.co.uk/#/price-list/).
 Remember that with the addition of the lovely Rose who will be working Tuesdays and Wednesdays (from November 2016) you will still have the option of alternative prices for each of us. There will also be Low Earner service each week.
 

New booking system called Booksy

 

From October 4th we will be implementing our new booking system called Booksy, which is very straight forward and has some extra features for your convenience - just follow the same links that you always have from our website. All yours October appointments are valid and will be manually added.  You will receive a confirmation email again, this time from Booksy.
 

Subscribing to the Barberette news emails

 
This is to let you know that we have uploaded the client list from Bookingbug into Booksy. We apologise to anyone who has already unsubscribed from Mailchimp, but please do so again if you wish. Unfortunately there were many duplicated entries in Bookingbug and we had no way to filter it, hence the change over. For any future communication newsletters, we will use the new system rather then Mailchimp. 
 
Please note we will send only emails related to Barberette and the shop, which will be not be too often. This is our main communication tool to you with updated news, changes and offers, so we hope you stay connected.
 

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Rose, Mako and Klara