Icons – Custom Toy Show.
Launch Party – Friday 28th October 2011 – 6pm till late
Exhibition runs through till Thursday 3rd November
Fullcircle Gallery, Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, LS3 1JL, UK

Starring: Pete Fowler, Jon Paul Kaiser, Sourbones, Okkle, Matt Lunartik JOnes, Guy McKinley, Mimic, Robotboy, Drew Millward, Hugh Rose, Mr Gauky, Squink!, Matthew Bromley, Map Map, A Little Stranger, Stuart Witter, Tom J Newell, The Tarantulas, Godmachine, Drilone, Run DMB & Bruno Orbit.

‘Icons’ is the debut show from The Hang Gang – The Visual Culture Outlet. They have gathered together the best of british toy customisers, from legends such as Pete Fowler and Matt Lunartik JOnes to nu-school stars Jon Paul Kaiser, Squink and Map Map, for a group event of immense proportions. Also by special invitation we have US super talent Drilone and from Germany, the awesome Bruno Orbit. The Anchoring theme of the show is simply ‘Icons’ and we have left how that’s interpreted firmly in the hands and minds of the artists.

This will be one hell of a party, besides the art exhibition there will be live painting from the likes of Guy McKinley, Hugh Rose and Tom J Newell. Music will be provided by upcoming, Leeds indie pop band, Escort Knights and brining his eclectic mix of party grooves is J.Cub, head honcho of E.A.R Recordings. There will be tons of giveaways, a fully licensed bar, pop up store and much more.

All the pieces from the show will be available to purchase on the night on a first come, first served basis. So if you want to snag something by your favourite artist they suggest you get down early. Any remaining customised artworks will be available via their online store: www.thehanggang.co.uk after the exhibition has finished.

The show artwork was created by the amazing, Leeds based illustrator, Drew Millward. It is going to be produced by the team over at whiteduckscreenprint.co.uk, as an A2, 3 colour screen print with an edition size of 100. It will be available for purchase at the show.

Curator and Hang Gang owner, Barry Darnell said, “Why do all the cool
parties have to take place in LA, NYC or LDN? We thought it was about time the North of England got some love and in particular, Leeds. People say nothing like this ever happens around here, well all that’s about to change!”

To be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of the show poster simply follow the Hang Gang on twitter: @thehanggang between now and the 28th October and they will pick 2 lucky winners at random.

For more details and press enquiries please e-mail: curator@thehanggang.co.uk