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UPPER SPACE EXHIBITION & RELAUNCH PARTY
FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST
ISLINGTON MILL, JAMES STREET, SALFORD
8PM - 4AM // FREE ENTRY



It took us a little while but we had to get the formula right.
Upper Space is pleased to announce:

City-Wide Street Art Exhibition // Website Launch // FREE Launch Party

...FEATURING:

// NEW WORKS BY:

EPOS257 // SHIFTDELETE // MATT SEWELL // ASHES57 // RICH-T // ISAAC SHNEWTON // JAMES HAYES // GRAFFITI RESEARCH LAB // TERRORWRIST

// LIVE MUSIC BY:

FLAKO (Live) // BLACKSMIF (DJ set) // ZOIR (Live) // DAYSE & AVER (Live) // HERBAL SESSIONS (selectors) // MIND ON FIRE (selectors)

// LIVE VISUALS:

GRAFFITI RESEARCH LAB MCR
www.graffitiresearchlab.co​m

//LIVE FX:

GUERILLA EFFECTS:

// POWERED BY:

HERBAL SESSIONS (COURTYARD)
www.herbalsessions.co.uk

TURBOSOUND (MAIN ROOM)


8pm - 4am
FREE

// DIRECTIONS:

http://maps.google.co.uk/m​aps?q=M3+5HW&hl=en&t=h&z=1​6

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// MAIN ROOM:

FLAKO (Live)
http://soundcloud.com/flak​o

Chile born and now living in both Berlin and London is one of Europe`s top producers at the moment. Whoever you ask within this beat world will give you the same answer. His beats have been championed by Gaslampkiller, Hudson Mohawke and many more and he just finished his highly anticipated debut EP ‘Mini Tollbooth‘ and did we already mention he is straight KILLING IT live.

BLACKSMIF (DJ set)
http://soundcloud.com/blac​ksmif

Eclectic electronica producer - 'Blacksmif' is the moniker of London-based-and-bred Yemi Olagbaiye. The strength of Blacksmif, much as his name suggests, lies in his ability to carefully forge and meld a host of genres, melodies and instruments into one signature sonic formula. If he carries on coming up with this kind of atmospheric, spine-tingling produce, he’s bound to attract widespread attention soon.

DAYSE & AVER (Live)
http://dayseandaver.tumblr​.com/

Dayse & Aver are coming to the dance with a live set of tracks from their debut EP. If you haven't got it already, then get your fingers clicking to their website. Real Manchester Hip Hop that holds no hostages.

ZOIR (Live)
http://soundcloud.com/zoir

Long time friend and beat producer Zoir will be playing some of his own productions for a hotly anticipated live set. One of the founding fathers of Mind On Fire, these boys have gone from strength to strength with their releases on the Mind On Fire Label. Zoir's compressors will be fired up to 11 for your ears as he continues to support the underground arts in Manchester.


// COURTYARD:

HERBAL SESSIONS (www.herbalsessions.co.uk):

The Herbal Sessions family have been providing the northwest of England with the finest parties since 2006. With their custom built Soundsystem and a dedicated crew of DJ's, Musicians, Artists, Acrobats and Engineers Herbal Sessions continue to push the boundaries of underground club culture. After a rammed out tent at Beatherder, the Herbal Sessions fam will be taking over the courtyard with selections ranging from Dub to Reggae, dubstep to Drum & Bass.

MIND ON FIRE (www.mindonfire.co.uk):

Mind On Fire have been prolific in supporting emerging artists as well as releasing their own style of live dub and electronic music via the Mind On Fire Label and Mind On Fire band. No fashion, no politics just forward thinking music. Selectors will be on fine form with the dance as they go back to back with the Herbal fam.

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// 'HOME' EXHIBITION & WEBSITE LAUNCH

Our New Home: Upper-Space(dot)Org

Introduction:

The Upper Space gallery was Manchester’s first designated street art and graffiti gallery space situated in the heart of the Northern Quarter. After a lengthy battle with the owners of the warehouse, Upper Space was forced to close it’s doors to the public... until now.

From the original crews who made Upper Space possible, we have seen some of the best new arts and music events emerge including the infamous Hoya;Hoya and a new grassroots collective - MCC. The street art gallery was just getting started so a few of us have spent the last 2 years developing something new for your eyes and ears...

Upper Space is now stepping outside into the streets, back into the home of street art to meet people face to face in the streets. Expect projects, exhibitions and experiments across the City of Manchester as we work with underground street artists from across the UK to shed some light on the issues faced by people living in the city.

For this project we have worked alongside artists to create 4 new editions of screen prints for this project. 50% of sales goes to the artist. 50% of sales goes to our charity partner - The Limes Young Persons Hostel.

Upper Space is now a non-profit street art organisation.

Expect:

// Street art installations
// Urban Interventions
// Secret pieces...


// ‘HOME - STREET ART & THE HOMELESS IN THE CITY’


In our city our living space is defined by legal norms and regulations. The same way that the walls of the city demark our choices of our free movement. Only by attempting to cross these boundaries do we learn how really limiting the space we live in really is - that we are not as free as it may initially seem. Upper Space is bringing you the city's first unauthorised street art exhibition - 'Home', as we push against these barriers.

Home will see street artists from across the UK and Europe working alongside young homeless people in the city as we launch the next phase of the Upper Space experiment. ‘Home’ is a visual arts project that combines street art, urban interventions and a city-wide street art exhibition but it has rapidly grown into something more.

Working alongside The Limes Young Persons Hostel, artists have been working alongside young homeless people in creating artworks that critically engage with the issues facing frontline homeless organisations and the people they support.

As the government brings in huge cuts to funding and changes the way that they look after those in need, ‘Home’ will creatively engage these changes and the effects they will have both in the streets of Manchester and across the UK.

// UPPER SPACE ONLINE:

Featuring works from some of the street art worlds most inspiring street artists, Upper Space is an online gallery with a difference...

Each Artist we represent nominates a charity or direct action group to donate a percentage of sales to. This way we can appreciate good art and know that your money is going to where it is needed.

LAUNCHING 26TH AUGUST


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LINKS:

ARTISTS:

Epos257:
http://epos257.cz/blog/

Shift//Delete:
http://commonvandal.blogsp​ot.com/

Matt Sewell:
http://mattsewell.co.uk/

Ashes57:
http://www.ashes57.com/

Rich T:
http://news.richt-what.co.​uk/


SPECIAL THANKS TO:

UMBRO, ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND & THE SALFORD COMMUNITY FUND
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