Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up

All of our guest artists, signed, sketched and greeted and met for hours Saturday and Sunday. All of our scheduled signings we're blown right out over the weekend, fortunately our invited guest artists were willing to hang around and work through crowds of people lining up.

I'm still waiting on shots from the Analog Girl performance that took place Friday, there was also a documentary being shot at the show (which includes full footage of the live performance), so there will be much more footage coming everyone's way in the future.

The response to the exhibition was huge, it's still going on for the rest of the week, we had somewhere between 60-100 overseas 3A members attending the show, not counting some of our overseas assocs. that also flew in to take a peek, some of whom flew in incognito turned up and said: "Surprise!"

Ash wants to thank everyone who made the long journey from overseas to attend, some people traveling for as long as 30 hours to get there.

The Beijing locals, (warm and friendly!), made up the rest of the crowd, for some this was their first exposure not only to 3A but western art in general and we were honored that people came to take a look and in many cases comment on and discuss the work that they saw.

Lines, we had lines! The first line started to form about a week before the show started but the authorities were worried about safety issues and moved the initial line on but as the show's opening approached the line reformed and in some cases people lined up overnight to get a hold of exclusives, (including many of our international boardies). I'm sure that sleeping rough in Beijing will be one of those memories that people's future grandchildren will scratch their heads at and say: "Why the hell'd you do that?" Well, because you only live once right?

Bonding, lots of bonding went on and I'm not talking about the boardies who ended up sucking face with strangers! Many long arty discussions were had and when Ash wasn't chewing the fat with Hale and Geddis and Dayglo et al. He was constantly talking to fans and other interested parties and as a result of talking too much he now sounds very hoarse.

Still have updates and images coming, Ash will be taking it easy this week coming up - he's caught a wicked cold.

A big thanks to Benny and all the gang for looking after Ash (and all our guests) as always, good luck at the world cup and here's hoping that you can still hear when you get back and you don't come down with an obnoxious case of trumpet shock!


Edit: Oh and a huge, huge thank you to all of our dedicated Mods, you guys rock!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Wrap Up

Still waiting on Saturday pics but what a busy day! The gallery was infused with a fresh stream of visitors today and the crowds did not let up. A scheduled two hour signing turned into a five and a half hour signing and Ash officially, (albeit temporarily), has worn out his drawing arm as a result.

Interesting sight for Friday night, a car pulled up on a street near the gallery. Its Chinese owners hung out the window to get Ash's attention, they had decorated their car to look like a Dirty Deeds Bertie (and the decals were permanent!) If anyone sees it around take a pic and we'll post it here.

The response in China has been both overwhelming and positive, we thank everyone who's showed up thus far and if you're thinking of taking a look, the exhibition is still in residence for another week.

More updates coming soon.


Friday, June 25, 2010

A 3AA Proposal

Ashley mentioned to me that one of our 3AA members, Lee, was planning to propose to his girlfriend at the show. This photo was taken right after his happy girlfriend said "Yes!"

Ash and I (and all of the team at 3A) wish you both a very long and happy life together. Cool memories, great photo!


Opening Night 2

Scenes From Opening Night

The Gathering is ON

Doors opened mere minutes ago to the roaring crowd waiting eagerly outside. Show begins now, more updates coming your way shortly.

A Herd of Grazing Squares!

Pitu and Friend

Rufus Dayglo says Bwa Ha Ha!

Dorophy Tang Preview

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Jeremy Geddis and Kenny Wong

Some Phil Hale Goodness

Here are some shaky preview shots of Phil and his work - more to come.

Ashley Wood Art, Advance Look.

Here is a sample of some of Ashley's works, debuting tonight.

Pre Gallery Opening Sneak Peek!

Here are some pre opening shots of the Gallery for you all to enjoy.

It's A Big Art Party and UR All Invited!!!

The 3A Gathering kicks off tomorrow night and you're all invited! Come one come all! We're celebrating modern art and design in one of the most ancient cities in the world and we're doing it in style.

Three A members have flown in from all over the world and our VIPs are also standing by for tomorrow night's grand opening. For those of you who have been sleeping, the event kicks off on the evening of June 25th, at Sanlitun Village - Beijing, China.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gearing Up and Getting Closer...

The official opening of the Beijing Gathering Show is not that far away now and so it's time to make some quick thank yous. Kenny, Benny, Cyclone, Ivy, Candy and all of the staff at 3A we love you for all the hard work and dedication that you've poured into this almighty project. (There was so much art this time around that the crates took 14 hours to unload and properly unpack!) Also our grateful thanks go out all of the wonderful, creative people at Milk Magazine China. To our guest artists, Phil, Dorophy, Jem and Rufus and Kenny it wouldn't be a show without you!

Gathering will be showcasing 180 unique and amazing pieces of art this time around, as well as prints, toys and exclusives. All of the artists featured will be present and on hand at the exhibition, so if you see a guy and you think, "Wow, that looks like Phil Hale!" That's probably because it is.

We will be updating this blog regularly with new images, sights and sounds from late tomorrow onwards. If you live in Beijing and you're reading this, Analog Girl is playing live at the opening party, so don't miss out.

Ash will be uploading video from Friday. Also if you're a Pituvision fan look him up on his webpage or You Tube to see him freak out in Beijing.

Keep it here,


Monday, June 21, 2010

3A Entreat

3A Entreat will be available from the Beijing Gathering show and exclusively online from Online sales from the 23rd of June.

Beijing Gathering

Hi and Welcome to the Beijing Gathering blog.

Over the following week we shall update with images and video and even some text!