Eunice Olumide Portrait by Ian Berry by Ian Berry

Ian Berry has made a portrait of super model of Eunice Olumide for the Exhibition 'Switch', apart of the Switch event at Fabric, where Vivanne Westwood presents a night for the charity Fuel Poverty Action.

Fuel Poverty Action is grassroots campaign taking action against mammoth fuel bills and working towards an affordable, sustainable and democratic energy system. Eunice is very much a campaigner for this and was behind this event.

The exhibition is in collaboration with GCU and The Body Shop and can be found at the Clerkenwell London.

 

SWITCH at Fabric

6 January 2017

There is one truly political act you can make as an individual or a group - Switch to GREEN ENERGY. Stop the demand for burning fossil fuels and further fracking and make choices that stop climate change.

These are the messages that activist and British icon Vivienne Westwood will be giving to an audience of 900 people at the iconic nightspot, Fabric.

Taking place on Monday 20th February from 19:00 to midnight during London Fashion Week, the event follows the successful Climate Revolution event held last September at The Box nightclub, London, and is a continuation of the activist’s ongoing movement opposing the current political, economic and social dogma.
 

The night will be a celebration of culture and conscious environmental activism, speakers on the night include Vivienne Westwood, James Jagger (Project Zero) and green energy supplier, Ecotricity’s founder, Dale Vince. To get the party started will be an exclusive DJ set by ‘A Guy Called Gerald’ and other special guest DJ’s.

Dale Vince, founder of Ecotricity, says “We can solve fuel poverty if we invest in renewable energy as a country and harness our indigenous and 'free' energy supplies”.

Vivienne adds “Importantly, the Big 6 energy companies – most of whom are anti-environment and anti-life - will be delivered a fatal blow, with more and more people switching to green energy suppliers”.


A percentage will be donated to Fuel Poverty Action: http://www.fuelpovertyaction.org.uk.

Ian Berry to be seen on social media around the World by Ian Berry

I think we are just finding for ourselves the power of social media. Normally just getting our head down and getting the work done. Possibly sometimes with more of a view on the mainstream big name media we now see what can happen with facebook and the like. With Bored Panda's post over two of their sites reaching 10 million views (yes, 10,000,000) we look here at just some of the others ones - mainly specifically geared to countries or languages but just the ones here havecombined well over a million views.

Now back to work

Here in Italian Guard Che Video posted this clip about Ian's work with going on to 125k views

Going on half a million saw French language Pause Cafein see this video on Ian Berry

On over 45,000 views Go Creative posting this great clip of Ian and his work

Higher Perspective's post reached 300,000 views and has much positive comments.

Spanish language Circo Viral reached 50,000 views 

Over 200,000 saw Radio Lebanon's post

And it even reached India, here with the International Business Times

Calmzine Cover for Calm by Ian Berry

Did you get on the cover of Calmzine? Ian Berry as an Ambassador of Calm collaborated with them to make their current magazine. At the Being a Man Festival at the South Bank Centre in London he made a life size magazine cover for attendees to stand in front of and have their picture taken - for the chance to go on the cover - The Being a Man Issue. They got so many that they decided to go for four of them. You can pick them up all over the country, but many outlets in London - especially at the Topman stores.

Inside you will find an interview with Ian, along with Professor Green, more about the Torch Songs with The Vaccines and Years and Years and all about the 'future man'.

Professor Green on one of the covers of Calmzine

Professor Green on one of the covers of Calmzine

Ian Berry will work to support CALM - A charity very close to his heart. He has seen the charity grow from the early days into the success it is now. A charity that has brought so much attention to its major cause.

THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY, or CALM, is a registered charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK.   In 2014, male suicide accounts for 76% of all suicides and is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. 

See the article here

See the article here

Ian Berry campaigns to save the Bacon in Huddersfield by Ian Berry

Francis Bacon Figure Study 2

Francis Bacon Figure Study 2

Ian was asked to join the debate by the Huddersfield Examiner about the councils proposed sale of Francis Bacon's Figure Study 2 which had been donated to the Council but is expensive to insure.

Luckily, as he had followed the debate, and also its not the first time it has been spoken about, he had an opinion. Too much so and ended up sending an essay in response. You can read it here

Ian actually got many positive responses about his view on protecting the piece, as well as what it represents about how we treat culture n a wider context. One warm review came from the Contemporary Arts Society themselves

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Ian talks about how regional towns need to have culture and to be able to share it around the country to help inspire other people, especially children. He goes on to discus the soft power that culture represents and the negative impact a possible sale would have on the town. To read the extended version click here

UPDATE!

It was a success! the Contemporary Art Society slapped the council down and pointed out that if they tried to sell, ownership would revert to them and they would give it another Institution. Good news!

Heritage Post Features Ian Berry by Ian Berry

Ian Berry is featured in this months Heritage Post the magazine for men's lifestyle. It's always great to be in a magazine, even better to be in ones we read! A big thank you to the magazine and Stefanie Kobayashi and Joachim Kurz there. Ian has been featured in many magazines around the world, but this one is one of the best designed features so far, so, we are proud to share this one here. 

The article leaves you with this conclusion.

'Clearly, Ian Berry is an artist with a great future ahead of him – simply because he is aware of the values of the past and the fleeting nature of our lives, always managing to allow this knowledge to flow into his art.'

 

Some shots from Behind Closed Doors by Ian Berry

It may now be closed and most of the work now displayed Behind Closed Doors, but here we look back at some of the shots from what proved to be an amazingly successful show with the Catto Gallery. For those that were not able to get there, it will be good to see the way the work was displayed in the gallery setting with many installations set up to display the work.

Here you can see more of the Exhibition