HIX ART was established by the restaurateur and author Mark Hix in 2012. It is located in the basement of Tramshed on Rivington Street in Shoreditch, London, and is run by Director Sophie Harriott. It stages up to eight exhibitions annually, and its curatorial programme embraces a wide range of artists, from the established to the undiscovered.
For the duration of the exhibition, the gallery will be open Monday to Sunday, 11am - 6pm.
HIX ART, Tramshed 32 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3LX
London-based art initiative Art Wars travels to Miami and Los Angeles this December to unveil 20 brand new works by emerging and established artists.
Each artist has been provided with a Star Wars Stormtrooper helmet, with the brief of transforming it into a piece of art: 'Turning the Dark Side into the Art Side.'
Artists include: Goldie MBE, Ben Eine, Blek Le Rat, Philip Colbert (Rodnik Band) who has transformed his helmet into a cheeseburger, Daniel Lismore who is embellishing his helmet with thousands of crystals donated by Swarovski, Joana Vasconcelos, and Chemical X who has covered his helmet with Ecstasy tablets.
Eight of the helmets will be unveiled at the Red Dot Art Fair as part of Miami Art Week 6 - 10 December, to then coincide with the opening of Star Wars 'The Last Jedi'. The entire collection will then go on show at Sur Le Mur Gallery in West Hollywood Los Angeles where Art Wars curator Ben Moore has teamed up with SLM gallery director Megan Philips to add some of LA's finest artists to the mix including Risk, Retna, Robert Vargas and Emerson Barrett.
The exhibition, curated by Ben Moore, will raise funds to benefit two charities, Missing People and the Missing Tom Fund. The Missing Tom Fund was set up by Ben Moore to help raise money to find his brother Thomas Moore, who disappeared in 2003 aged 31 years old. His friends and family have not heard from him since then. Now 13 years on, with the support of the Missing People Charity his family continue to search for Tom. The Art Wars exhibition opens in Miami in the week of Tom Moore?s 46th birthday.
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