5 Skateparks – 10 Artist Designed Decks – 5 Galleries
‘Among the Living’ is a national touring project exploring the crossovers between art and skateboarding. The art skate tour will be kicking off on the 7th July and touring venues in the UK for a month.
Culture and competition are set to clash this summer at the ‘Among the Living’ skate and art touring exposition. ‘Among the Living,’ is a national touring project that was developed by the creative minds of Mark Gubb and Clive Caswell. The tour itself will witness the fusion of skateboarding competition and art exhibition.
Ten artists have donated their talent to design graphics for their own signature skateboard decks which will be on display at all five exhibitions this July and August. At these exhibitions there will also be amateur skate jams and demos by invited teams. The winners of the skate jams will be invited to join the tour and skate on behalf of the artists.
Featured artists on the tour include: Ross Sinclair, Juneau Projects, Bedwyr Williams, Gordon Dalton, Lucienne Cole, David Burrows, Craig Fisher, Kate Parrott, Mark Beasley and Stuart Bailey, Beagles and Ramsay. At two of the galleries on the tour there will be skate-inspired works of art by Ross Sinclair (Chapter, Cardiff) and Juneau Projects (mima, Middlesbrough). Sinclair’s work is said to contain skateable elements and skaters are invited to skate inside the gallery. If you are interested in purchasing one of the signature decks, they will be for sale at all ‘Among the Living’ venues throughout the tour and on the official website.
All of the ‘Among the Living’ events will take place from 12–4pm on Saturdays throughout July and August. The events are open to the public, and all skaters are welcome, however there will be an entrance fee for skaters in London, Newport and Leicester.
To get an early look at what the artist’s decks look like or to get more info on ‘Among the Living’ check out the official website at: www.amongtheliving.org and their myspace page at: www.myspace.com/amongthelivingprojects.
‘Among the Living’ Tour Schedule 2007
Saturday July 7th – BAYSIXTY6 Skatepark, London, ICA
Saturday July 14th – Bus Station Plaza, Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Gallery
Saturday July 21st – Skate Extreme, Newport, Chapter & Cardiff
Saturday July 28th – The Boardroom Skatepark, The City Gallery, Leicester
Saturday August 4th – Prissick Plaza, Middlesbrough, tbc. mima