X Marks the Bökship
^ Matt’s Gallery
42 – 44 Copperfield Road
Mile End
London E3 4RR








Artists’ Billboard Commission: Angus Braithwaite
Opens Saturday 2 April 2016, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Join us for the unveiling of Angus Braithwaites playful billboard piece and his 'further investigations into dowsing' performance at 7.30pm.

The *Twinkle* cocktail will be served.




Artists Behind Bars is a group show
For one night shift only
The bar is the work of art
The artist is the bartender
and the spectator is the punter.

More than 25 artists will be building,
installing, hosting
and running their own bars
that will takeover the gallery for the evening.

The audience will be mingling
between the bars
as if it were a street party.

All bars with be cash only
and drinks will vary.

Artists Behind Bars is an event concocted by Kitty Finer that brings together artists who share an interest in spontaneous structures of hospitality and the (part time) role of bartending. We are working with Kitty to host the ‘Artists Behind Bars' event for our moving party.

Artists Behind Bars
Presented by Kitty Finer, Matt’s Gallery and X Marks the Bökship
Saturday 23 April 2016, 6pm - End
Location: Matt's Gallery,
42 - 44 Copperfield Road, London, E3 4RR

Established in 1979, the underlying principle of Matt’s Gallery is to identify artists at key stages of their career that require the time, support and development to produce ambitious projects for public output. Artists Behind Bars will form part of the Matt's Gallery moving party celebrations.

Kitty Finer is an artist and entertainer. She has performed in both planned and impromptu performances across the world: from festivals in Japan to lobbies in Las Vegas. She is a committed songwriter and performs her songs in bands of her own devising and solo. "Lobby Star" is her debut EP. Long before the term "pop up" popped up, Kitty's many and various makeshift shops, bars and galleries have appeared under the influence of interim interventions, the oftentimes illicit social spaces of raves, fiestas, carnivals and beach bars. "Artists Behind Bars" was devised as a way of bringing together artists who also share an interest in spontaneous structures of hospitality and the part time roll of bar tending.

X Marks the Bökship is a bookshop and project space for independent publishers. It has been squatting in Matt’s Gallery for 2 years. Projects here have included the Artists’ Billboard, Publication as Practice 2, The Cast of the Crystal Set and Push Bar to Open.