Saturday, 31 October 2009

Late X Late = Late Squared

I have been meaning to write this for over a week now. If you are reading this on the morning of the 1st November then there is still time for you to see the Square Route show put together by Lielow and Sketch (For info read a few posts down). Any later than that and you've missed your chance. You may think what's the point of continuing reading? Well at least you can take a look at some of the pictures that were there and secondly you should check out their website. Hopefully the increased traffic will help them realise that they need to continue putting on art shows in Ipswich.

Chris Nunn

Cab Weal


Sam Peet

Mister Millerchip

Friday, 30 October 2009

Monster mash up

A happy halloween to all Uprockers old and new.

Sit back and enjoy a spooky offering from Essay Like Nephew, as the normally lovely guys get creeped up and perform some of their songs with an added haunted feel.

And check out the acting at the start. Good work.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Spike takes Kanye out, films consequences

Apparently Spike Jonze got the idea for this after seeing Ric at the end of the last Uprock.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Toy Story

A week ago I went to my friend Ben's for the weekend. Ben works for a famous toy company which means that he always has new toys to play with when I go over. First up is story telling elmo. This guy is much better than tickle me elmo (so 1990's). He comes with his own stool that he sits down on to think about what story he is gonna tell you.

This one is about a giant:

The second toy is now actually sitting on our shelf at home (thanks Ben). It's a George Lucas storm trooper disguise figure. He must have felt he needed a disguise after Jar Jar Binks.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Beasts International

Last Friday (9th Oct) was the opening of the second Lielow and Sketch exhibition at the Graham and Oldham gallery Ipswich (opposite crown pools). It was a busy night of free drinks, music (from King St. Swap Meet), and animal related art work from mostly local artist but a few from further away.

Lielow and Sketch have been making a name for themselves since they curated their first exhibition (called 3) earlier in the summer and were present at Art on the prom in Felixstowe at the end of August.

The Animal House exhibition is open to see until the 18th Oct (12pm-6pm). If you are in Ipswich at lunch time then I'd advise you to pop in to take a look, and maybe even buy one of the reasonably priced pieces, T-shirts or badges.

Their next exhibition at the gallery is called square route and starts on the 24th Oct. The idea behind square route is for all the artists to create two pieces 50cmx50cm. That's the only rule. We'll put pictures up as soon as we can.

And between now and then they are also collaborating with the guys from Rapsploitaion. but Im not sure if I'm supposed to talk about that so I'm gonna stop writing

Thursday, 1 October 2009


There's little need for us to add anything in way of background for these two videos. What could do them justice?

JR, Women are heroes:

And Blu messes around in a courtyard with David Ellis in his follow up to Mutu.

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.