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Okay, sounds bad, but actually it’ll most certainly be brilliant as that is the title of the new exhibition at the Waterfront Arts Project in Southport that opens tomorrow Sunday 11 September 2016.

You’ll find it between the Ramada Hotel and the Casino that are both across the road from the beginning of the pier. It opens at 2pm and there is usually a lovely buffet of snacks and drinks. The exhibition and the food and drink are all free so you might want to show your appreciation by making a generous donation since that’s all the income these guys and gals get for their very hard work creating one of the most brilliant contemporary art shows you’ll find anywhere.

So; if you are anywhere near Southport get along to “The Painful Untruth” and if you can’t make it tomorrow it will be on for a few months afterwards so plenty of time to catch up with it even if you miss out on the free food and drink tomorrow.

Phew! That was close!

When I started Artists UK over 20 years ago I was aware that the fortunes of various art and artists might wax and wane over time but I always thought the UK would remain intact so it was quite a shock to see the possibility of Scotland going independent. After all, Artists IWANI doesn’t quite have the same appeal or brevity does it? You did work that out, didn’t you – England, Wales And Northern Ireland. So I’d like to say a really big thank you to all those lovely Scottish folks who voted to stay in the UK and stopped us from being renamed Artists IWANI. I’d come and give each one of you a hug if it wasn’t going to take so long to get round you all and I’m not much good at running up and down highland hills nowadays. But leave a funny comment and you might just get a very nice discount coupon back by email …

Ed Org June and August dates

If you want to catch the immensely talented artists Ed Org in person then you’ll need to trundle off to one of the places we gave for May or go to Marlborough Town Hall in Wiltshire on 26th June.  If  Wiltshire doesn’t grab you then East Sussex in August is another possibility to meet the great Ed Org at the Herstmonceux Medieval Fair at Hertsmonceux castle from 28 – 30th August. 

Be sure to let him know how you knew he was there.  In the meantime, if you still haven’t got a copy of his amazing book or need a new print for that bare wall then just click here.

Of course we’ve been sucked in to Tim Kring’s HEROES like everybody else – HEROES Season 1, HEROES Season 2 and HEROES Season 3 … and an excellent ride it has been too!  Here’s what we learned about art from watching HEROES:

  1. You can’t draw or paint until your eyes go white.
  2. Drugs are useful even if they are made from dung.
  3. Everything in the comics comes true.
  4. Just coz you’ve drawn it don’t mean you can stop it (Oh wots dis in your back?).
  5. It is a dangerous business! If you are a good guy artist you probably get the top of your head cut off or fully decapitated.
  6. Good artists with a big stick don’t die, they come back as spirit guides.

So; the final conclusion from HEROES :

Go work for Marvel, be a bad guy with a big stick and take loads of drugs full of dung.

We’re not totally sure Tim had that in mind though 🙂

New blog launched for P&KG

P&KG have just uploaded a new Kustom Blog here which they hope you will find interesting and informative.  They will be updating this on a regular basis with interesting You Tube clips, events, happenings and advance information on forthcoming editions of the magazine so if you are interested in pinstriping etc you might want to check it out.