Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Artist in Residence: Emma Box

Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
As part of the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' accompanying programme we are focussing on a special feature in the schedule which includes 'New Designer Showcases'. The idea of this element was to highlight the presence of new and emerging designers within current industry so our programme allows for a selection of design graduates and start-up labels to present their work as par
t of a rotating showcase space within the gallery.
We were super excited about our first representative who is also one of our
quartier21 Artists in Residence. Emma Box is a 2010 graduate in BA Fashion Design from UCA Rochester in the UK and only a couple of days before she unveiled her new collection at 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' it was walking down the catwalk at London's prestigious Graduate Fashion Week!
Emma boasts a string of industry work experience from dedicating herself to a series of internships and projects with designers and brands including; Tatty Devine, Emma Bell, ON/OFF, Filaure India and London Fashion Week.
Emma has been working as part of the team since the early days of the project
and has been working from the AiR studio in the MuseumsQuartier Wien as well as using her time spent in Vienna collaborating with photographers and involving herself in side projects. You can check out her collection in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL right now!
For more information on Emma Box...have a look at her website!

Team Fish and Chips

'London as a Hub for Fresh Fashion Talent'- Discussion

Photos Julia Aßl and Elisabeth Hajek

Greetings from the World of Fish and Chips!
On Monday 21st of June 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' hosted a highly anticipated feature of the accompanying programme, a discussion based on the topic- 'London as a Hub for Fresh Fashion Talent.'
The discussion was chaired by Prof. Alison J Clarke (University of Applied Arts Vienna) and featured Oriole Cullen (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) and
Klaus Muehlbauer (Muehlbauer Headwear and Fashion, Vienna) as participants.
Great discussion covering an array of topics ranging from multi-cultural presence in contemporary industry, to emerging talent and support avenues in both the UK and Austria, to the influence of blogging and online phenomenon. Visitors were offered the opportunity to become involved with the discussion and the event was followed by a lovely dinner in the MuseumsQuartier Wien attended by our wonderful speakers, Fish and Chips Team, quartier21 representatives and current Artist in Residents.
We will be making the full transcript of this programme feature available very soon so watch this space!
Team Fish and Chips

Minister Claudia Schmied visits 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'

Photos Julia Aßl
Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
Earlier this week we had the honour of welcoming the Minister of Education, Arts and Culture, Claudia Schmied, into the gallery to introduce her to 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'. The curators of the exhibition, Emma Bell and Polona Dolzan, were there to greet her alongside Director of the MuseumsQuartier Wien, Dr. Wolfgang Waldner, and current quartier21 Artist in Residence and exhibition contributor, Emma Box.
We would like to thank her for visiting us here in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL!

Team Fish and Chips

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

VIP Afterparty at Le Meridien!

Big Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
It's been exciting times since the opening of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'....epic numbers of people through the doors and a great response from visitors and media! Since the opening we have presented several special features from talks and discussions as part of the accompanying programme!
Following our official launch at the gallery on June 10th we also hosted our exclusive afterparty at Le Meridien which was great fun! Guests were offered fish and chips, candyfloss, popcorn and special pink drinks and we had Christian Candid of Klein Records/ Pling Plong Klub and Tingel Tangel DJs throwing out the tunes! Here are a few photos from the event courtesy of our contributors Matthew Brindle and Thom Will from

We would like to say a huge thank you to Le Meridien who have offered our project fantastic support since it's early days as both our sponsor and official hotel partner! And of course to all of our special guests who came along to help us celebrate the opening of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!"...
Love and Batter
Team Fish and Chips

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lecture Presentation by Dashing Tweeds

Kirsty McDougall and Guy Hills of 'Dashing Tweeds'.
images: Thom Will 2010

Greetings from the world of Fish and Chips!
In case you missed it...last week design label, Dashing Tweeds, hosted a wonderful lecture presentation as part of the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' accompanying programme.
Dashing Tweeds is a London based, contemporary tweed textile company designed by photographer, Guy Hills, and weaver Kirsty McDougall. With ranges including 'Urban Tweeds', 'Sporting Tweeds' and 'Poaching Tweeds' the design duo mix up the proud tradition of tailoring entwined with experimental new ideas and techniques.
The presentation took place within the exhibition in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL and covered topics including weaving techniques and textile construction.
Be sure to catch our next programme feature which takes place on Monday June 21st at 7pm, a round table discussion titled 'London as a hub for Fresh Fashion Talent.' The event features Alison Clarke (Design Historian, University of Applied Arts Vienna) and Oriole Cullen (Curator, Fashion in Motion, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.)
Entry is free and we look forward to welcoming you in the gallery space!
Love and Vinegar,
Team Fish and Chips

The Doors are OPEN! Opening Launch...

Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
We thought you would treat you to a medley of images from our official opening of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' at the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL last week...
One of our contributors, photographer Matthew Brindle of , zoomed in from London to document what went down at the much anticipated launch event.
The curators, Emma Bell and Polona Dolzan, would like to thank each and everyone of you guys that turned up and helped make the launch party so much much and a great success! Also a massive thanks to all the designers, contributors and supporters that flew in all the way from the UK especially for the event!
Check out some of the photos!!!

all images: Matthew Brindle 2010

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