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The Horse Hospital

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30 Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JD
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Alice's Adventures in Underground Culture

"Feed your head" An evening of discourse on all things Wonderland, with John Coulthart, Andy Roberts, Nikki Wyrd and Jake Fior (facilitator). This event marks the opening of a three day exhibition at the Horse Hospital gallery space (which runs 2nd-4th February, open noon til 6pm, free entry) featuring John Coulthart's psychedelia-themed 'Alice' artwork, printed for the first time as (drug-free) blotter art (see http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2009/10/19/psychedelic-wonderland-the-2010-calendar/ and https://blotterart.biz/). John's depictions of the twelve chapters of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' view the 1860s through the iridescent lens of the 1960s; Victoriana refracted through a psychedelic prism. Signed blotter prints will be on sale. You are invited to attend a panel discussion on the links between psychedelic art and music, and the persistent fascination of Lewis Carroll's books. Psychedelic artists - particularly in the 60s - and many other outsider creative types (before and since that influential decade), have drawn inspiration from the well of imagery found within the 'Alice' books. There will be talk of many things, not only cabbages and kings, but far more than you can possibly imagine before breakfast.. As well as John's artwork, there will be 'Alice' themed creations by other artists on show (more details on these as we receive confirmation). In addition, The Psychedelic Museum will be holding its second pop-up museum display, with particular focus on the 60s counterculture. Doors open: 6:30pm Event: 7pm to 8pm (Q&A session to follow) Viewing of museum exhibits, art, and artist signing: 8:30pm to 10pm. End: 10pm £7. The Horse Hospital event webpage is at: http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/feed-your-head/ John Coulthart - A World Fantasy Award-winning artist and designer, John's first public illustration was for the Hawkwind album 'Church of Hawkwind' in 1982. His illustration and design work has appeared on many book covers and album sleeves, while his comic art is collected in two books: 'The Haunter of the Dark', a volume of HP Lovecraft adaptations which features a collaboration with Alan Moore, and 'Lord Horror: Reverbstorm', a graphic novel created with writer David Britton. http://www.johncoulthart.com/pantechnicon/wonderland.html Andy Roberts - Andy is an historian of British psychedelic counterculture and LSD. Musically, he has been severely influenced and affected by the Grateful Dead, the Incredible Str

Wed 1 Feb

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