Walking on Sunshine......

09 March, 2010

Who would have thought a bit of poo stuck to the bottom of your shoe could look so good....

To mark the start of Chris Ofili's retrospective exhibition, TATE Britain have called upon a few talented ladies and gentlemen to create their own pieces of art inspired by his past work. The lovely pair of shoes you see above is by none other than street artist extrodinaire INSA; inspired by Ofili's 90s collection in which he some how managed to incorporate Elephant dung into his artwork, and made it look good.

The exhibition itself runs for two weeks from Sunday 14th March - Sunday 21st March, but on both Sundays, they will be holding special workshops bringing the likes of Tinie Tempah the man behind the UKs current number 1 single (Congrats), Cooly G, Eddie Kadi, GoldieLocks,Cut the Chat TV, Wah Nails and many more. Would love to see what Wah Nails, Tinie and Cooly G are gonna bring to the table, but it looks like I'm gonna be stuck at work, so if any of you lot manage to go, let me know how it went.

To be honest I never really heard of Ofili until I saw the shoes, which were what really caught my eye, the other thing was that instead of just bringing together regular artists to commemorate the the collection, they managed to bring in a mix of young and "happening" artists, each of which, bring their own unique take of art, whether it be rapping, grafitti-ing, stand up comedy or even nail art, should be interesting.

For more info go here.

Exhibition Dates: Sunday March 14th to Sunday March 21st @ 11am – 6pm

Location: Tate Britain, Pimlico, London

Tickets for the performances and workshops are free, but work on a first come, first serve basis from 11am, so if you want to get a chance to be involved no BPT please. You can also see the Chris Ofili exhibition for £5 if you are under 26 and have ID.