This is the Exhigone journey and you are all part of it. We embarked on an adventure more than a year ago and we have grown so much along the way, getting talented and interesting people to join us and share a bit of this amazing odyssey.
We last landed our bags at MODE in Notting Hill. Spectacular venue, MODE is a stunning night club just off Portobello Road that is worth checking out. The art show was spread around two floors, while live art performances were happening both at the heart of the venue on the dancefloor and outside.
Lee Hybrid Desire and Denise Mangaram were painting inside in front of the stage, as well as Kamy who created a gigantic graffiti dedicated to HipHop duo The Thirds. Mish left her mark outside the main entrance designing her name with spray paint.
The first room hosted Lee Hybrid Desire captivating portraits and Emma O’Connor figurative paintings. In the main room downstairs, Bec Corn exhibited a sculpture as well as a few abstract paintings. On the other side of the room, black and white illustration work from Jay Liu and Cheryl Loom was displayed with four small canvases of cute animals by Lisa Lee.
The upstairs area welcomed beautiful paintings from Denise Mangaram, hypnotising portraits form Georgia Mallin, colourful and inspiring work from Bernadett Berki as well as children drawings from Elena Barbiero.
Along the bar, you could appreciate the work of talented photographers Nathan Giles, Coralie Thabot, Rio Yukawa and some powerful illustrations from Angela Harding.
Kamy hanged customized records and Mish some typography work on the other side of the balcony. Painter and illustrator Nathan Wosniak exhibited two of his latest paintings next to naturalist watercolors and oil paiting from Candelaria de la Losa.
On the music side, the evening was amalgamated by DJ Speedy (Supa Fine UK) who set the mood with a mix of the best in Jazz, Funk and Soul music.
You enjoyed a first act by the amazing Eve Conway who sang acoustic classics as well as her own material. Flabz and Peter Coates followed with an acoustic hip hop set featuring tracks from their debut album “Under the Influence”. Next was the very talented soul singer Nomakhosi, who performed great covers and her originals including first single “Home again”.
Promoters/DJs of good solid underground hiphop, Trackside Burners then brought their live ITCH FM radio show to the stage followed by newly formed Hip Hop duo The Thirds who set the venue on fire with a mind-blowing set.
Finally, The Groovas performed classic hip hop covers along some of their own compositions, before Exhigone regular Shelly Ravid and The One Drop Back Beat closed the stage with ska and soul originals.
Thank you so much to everyone that attended the show and support our project. Big up to Mode for having us, as well as to all the artists and musicians who share their passion with us.
Pictures and Videos of the night are coming soon.
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