Press Release: T & T's Mini Retrospective
Private View: Thursday July 5th 7.30 - 9.30pm
5 - 9 Amhurst Terrace Hackney LONDON E8 2BT
Tinsel Edwards & Twinkle Troughton present their first ever Mini Retrospective, a rare opportunity to see
a large selection of works by the dynamic art duo.
'Tinsel and Twinkle have kidnapped a banker, holding him to ransom for the duration of the private view for their
Bespoke 'Tinsel and Twinkle' bank notes will be handed out to the public during the opening of their show.
Guests will be asked to respond to the global economic crisis by writing their solutions, opinions, emotions and
thoughts onto these bank notes. The money will then be pinned around the banker forming an insightful display.
This is the first retrospective by the art duo and is also an amazing opportunity to see a large cross section of
their work, including previously unseen pieces, and a selection from the back catalogue. This is also a chance
to re visit previous art stunts - Tinsel and Twinkle as Traffic Wardens giving away free art, and the wonderfully
acclaimed 'Opinionated Objects'.
Their record label 'Pushing Pussy Records' and associated paraphanalia will also be on display alongside
documentation of 'The Fairies Band', a band they performed in, wrote music for and went on two New York
tours with. The fairies band was a lively eight piece garage rock band and included two other fairies, Tinky and
Sparkle. It thrived from 2001 and 2007.
The artists have chosen to present their 'mini' Retrospective fairly early on in their careers. The works on display
offer an insight into their individual artistic concerns. Social and political themes dominate the show, illustrating
their quest to highlight, expose and question; bringing contemporary issues to the forefront.
Tinsel & Twinkle met when they were 9, over a pot of poster paints at their first school. Since that fortuitous
meeting they have spent years collaborating and exhibiting their art works including identical degree shows at
their universities, Tinsel was at Goldsmiths and Twinkle at Kingston. They work as individual artists but sharing a
history and similar creative concerns, they often join forces to collaborate on projects and exhibit together.
Tinsel's passionate ideology as an artist is rooted in a desire to create works which question and challenge
social and political issues. Her commentary is a personal response to social injustice. Incorporating text into
her paintings, the works are littered with action statements, personal mottos, questions, observations and
anecdotes, reflective of her earnest approach to dealing with serious concerns.
Twinkles work has been inspired by social political issues in Britain both now and as it existed decades and
centuries ago. Recently her work has become more universal in it's consideration. Often satirical and usually
political, the content carries dark undertones and attempts to shine a light on where the Human condition
repeatedly remains in the dark.
All of the original works in Mini Retrospective are for sale, as are limited edition prints. 10% of all sales will go to
Private View: 7.30 - 9.30pm 5th July
Exhibition will run for two weeks, last day Thursday 19th July
Opening times: Thurs - Sun 12 - 6pm & by appointment
For further enquiries regarding the gallery, venue hire, workshops or studio space please ring or email us below
Contact: Catherine & Tinsel
asidebsidegallery.com | A-side B-side Gallery | Hackney Downs Studios, 5 - 9 Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, London, E8 2BT
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