Friday, 12 December 2008

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Review of my studio in Garageland art, culture and ideas Issue 6: Supernatural

art, culture and ideas

Issue 6: Supernatural


Supernatural: an introduction to the issue by Cathy Lomax

Notes: The Dorset wildman, bling, a Spiritualist holiday resort, crap magic, creepy kids and Walpurgisnacht

In Conversation With Ken Russell: The cult British film director talks about the satanic delights of 'The Devils', vampire breasts, Cocteau and other gothic stuff with James Payne

Shamanism: An illustrated history of supernatural art by Kristine MacMichael

Garageland Fiction:
Fiona Michie's scary tale 'The Shortcut' and
Down in the tube station in Steve Lomax's 'Gone'

Phantasmagoria: an extract from Marina Warner's new paperback

From Psychiatrist to Psychic: Jo Wilmot takes her mum to the Sir John Soane's Museum

Spell on You: Alex Michon on Screamin Jay Hawkins and rock 'n' roll Voodoo

Garageland Portfolio: Delaine Le Bas' 'House of the Juju Queen'

Sex and Witchcraft: Gary Lachman takes an erotic look at witches

Nebulous Lustres: Katherine Tulloh's fascination with Edgar Allen Poe

In Mexico No One Ever Dies: Olly Beck on The Day of the Dead

Shaky Ground: Cathy Lomax convenes with the spirit world and looks into the mystical work of Susan Macwilliam, Olivia Plender, Goshka Macuga and Florencia Durante

Film Club: 'Don't Look Now' by James Payne, 'The Last Horror Film' by Stewart Home, and The Devil Wears Armani: a list of spooky film classics

Who What Where:
Whitechapel's leap year spook fest
Supernatural chat with Marcus Coates, Rachel Shannon, Guillermo Caivano and David Burrows
A glimpse into Matt Rowe's Folkestone studio Tessa Farmer's intricate sculptures by Joanna Shurvell
Art and beer with VisitoBrahma
Forward Motion: the best new otherworldly shows
Troy Banarzi's lost Londoners by Rachel Potts
The Inexorable Rise of Drawing by Annabel Tilley

Things You Need to Know: The uncanny defined by Fran Richardson

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Light Up Dover At The Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

This club, the fifth oldest Royal yacht club in England, founded in 1872 moved to its present location following the destruction of the original club premises by enemy gunfire in 1940.

Club Shepway invites Dovers local and transient inhabitants to participate in the creation of a picture postcard expose. A collection of photographic portraits celebrating the foundation Dovers Royal Yacht Club in 1872 and the arrivals and departures it has hosted.

© Matt Rowe 2008

© Matt Rowe 2008

© Matt Rowe 2008

© Matt Rowe 2008

Friday, 12 September 2008

public works art and regeneration symposium

As part of the Folkestone triennial Public Works invited my self and Laura Mansfield to give a presentation about the development and continued role of Club Shepway amidst Folkestones ongoing regeneration..

for more info visit the public works

Friday, 1 August 2008

Fan Fair

Salvation currently on display in Fan Fair at the fantastic transition gallery in Hackney.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Club Shepway Bathing Beauties 08

Miss Club Shepway 2008 Bathing Beauty Parade at the Leas Lift, Folkestone, Kent on Sunday 20th July. Celebrating 100 years of Bathing Beauties, and re-living the dream where the first ever British Beauty Parade took place!

costumes by Lady Lucie
tiara's by Floozey
images Matt Rowe


Evil Uncle Tony Compere for Club Shepway Bathing Beauties
Fleur De Guerre Crowned "Miss Leas - if you please"
Dangerous Dolly Crowned "Miss Gale Force 9"
Alaska Blue Crowned "Miss Seaside Modern"
Precious Isis Crowned "Miss Penny Lick"
Veronika Valentine "Crowned "Miss Funicular"
Miss Golden De Licious Crowned 'Miss-ing Routunda"
Debra Decay Crowned "Miss Duty Free"
Ivy Paige Crowned "Miss Club Shepway 2008"

© Matt Rowe 2008

© Matt Rowe 2008

Ivy Paige Crowned "Miss Club Shepway" 2008 with Alaska Blue (right).
© Matt Rowe 2008

film maker Mario Dazzara

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Menargerie at the B&B Project Space


Featuring Works by: Haily Bates, Benjamin Flecture, Vicky Foster and Matt Rowe

Thought out the summer the B&B Project Space Presents Menagerie an exhibition platform for artists to explore kentish flora and forna from coast to countryside.

Uncanny exhibits include: reconfigured road kill, the retirement home for china dogs, a hand whittled furniture tree and a beach made from genuine imitation shingle.

pictured above Mark Dion emersed in kentish flora and forna at the B&B Project Space 2008
© Matt Rowe

© Matt Rowe

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Shoddy Tempoary Tattoos At The Art Car Boot Fair 2008

Shoddy temporary Tattoo flash made for the the art car boot fair 2008

© Matt Rowe 2008

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

miss honey lu lu STORM IN A TEACUP

© Matt Rowe 2008

A corroboration producing miss honey lu lu new routine Storm in a teacup.
Prop by Simon Kennedy, costume by Lady Lucie and image by Matt Rowe