Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'Story Time in Vienna': Live Photoshoot from Alexander Jordan!

Evening from Fish and Chip Land!
We are super excited to reveal the images from a recent 'Live Photoshoot' that British photographer Alexander Jordan carried out within the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' exhibition!
As part of our accompanying programme he collaborated with a team from
both the UK and Vienna and spent the day offering an interactive experience for visitors to the gallery. Mannequins were replaced by a live model and the public could come and observe the inner workings of a photographer at work and catch a behind the scenes glimpse at what goes down on a shoot. There was an opportunity to ask questions and see the exhibition turned into an active workspace.

Also working on the shoot as part of the team was make-up artist Britta Tess, Model Roksana from LOOK MODELS and one of our Quartier21 Artist in Residence, Emma Box. A selection of pieces featured in the exhibition from our representing designers were presented at the shoot including the work of Louise Gray, NOKI, Louise Amstrup, Emma Bell and Emma Box.

Hope you enjoy the images! We love them! Be sure to check out more of Alexander Jordan's work at and we look forward to welcoming you at our next special programme feature!
Team Fish and Chips

Artist in Residence: Richard Bell

Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
This month we have had the pleasure of Quartier21 Artist in Residence, Richard Bell, here in the MuseumsQuartier Wien. Throughout July
Richard has been working on the development of his most recent project in the AiR studio as well as preparing to showcase his latest piece, 'Bubble Tank', as part of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' Last week marked the opening of his presentation in our temporary showcase space which introduces new designers, graduates and emerging talent.
Richard Bell is a British designer and recently graduated wi
th a 1st Class Honours in BA (hons) Furniture and Related Product Design, Sheffield Hallam University. Alongside concept development, design and construction of contemporary furniture his work also branches into photography, street art and installation taking influence from commercial product manipulation, glass work, germination processes and mental health issues.
Projects have included commissioned works for ‘Toast’, a conceptual design platform and boutique and a laser cutting collaboration showcased at London Fashion Week and in New York as part of an AIDS awareness presentation.
During his time as AiR Richard was also selected to show it
ems of his work at 'New Designers' at the Business Design Centre earlier this month. He has been working as part of the Fish and Chips team including getting involved with our Kid's workshops and offering his photography skills to various aspects of the project.
Richard's work is currently exhibited as part of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Pl
ease?!' in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL so pop in and check it out!
You can see more of his work:

Team Fish and Chips

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kid's Workshops in Partnership with JEF!

Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!
It's been an incredibly busy week here at Fish and Chips, Twice Please?! Our first installment of our children's workshops in partnership with JEF went live on Monday. Kid's were offered free places to come and spend three days working in the gallery alongside our team and a couple of the designers to encourage team building, promote AIDs awareness and combat social exclusion.

UK based designer, Scott Ramsay Kyle, jetted into Vienna to host the workshops working alongside the exhibition's curators, Emma Bell and Polona Dolzan, and Viennese designer, Pebelle.
The kids were offered the opportunity to customise T-shirts, embroider, knit, sew, tie dye and create their own contribution to a patchwork which will be later exhibited within 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' before being presented to the organisation Designers Against AIDS.
It was a very successful week complete with al fre
sco picnics here in the MQ, a live photoshoot, plenty of glittering, bejewelling and craft.
Scott Ramsay Kyle gave the guests and insight into his work as well as taught techniques and tips on embroidery and textile development whilst Pebelle helped the kids create unique tie dye effects.
The workshops were rounded off with a visit from Steffi from the Designers Against AIDS office in Belgium who received a preview of our wonderful contributions to the patchwork we are creating.
Check out some images taken by our current Quartier21 Artist in Residence and one of our showcasing contributors, Richard Bell.

Team Fish and Chips would like to say a massive thanks to JEF for supporting us in realising our concept for the children's workshops alongside Valentina, Chiara and Melanie for assisting us and acting as our wonderful translators. Huge thanks also go to Scott and Petra of Pebelle!
Team Fish and Chips

Friday, July 23, 2010

10,000th Visitor Rocks 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'!!!

Images: Richard Bell

Big Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!!!
Yesterday was a big cause for celebration....6 weeks to the day since 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' first opened it's doors to the public, our 10,000th visitor walked through the doors. We are so overwhelmed to have had such a great response to the exhibition and to have accepted so many guests that have had the chance to view our concept and be introduced to the work of our many designers and contributors.
At 3pm yesterday art student and aspiring sculptor,Athina Zoi from Athens, Greece was the lucky person to claim her stake as visitor 10,000! She was presented with a gift basket full of goodies from our curators, Emma Bell and Polona Dolzan alongside MQ Director Dr.Wolfgang Waldner.
In only 6 weeks the exhibition has maintained a constant flow of media exposure ranging from international publications, radio and TV features which has been kept active through our action packed programme of special events, workshops, lectures and presentations. Now at the half-way mark of the project we plan to keep up the positive responses and look forward to welcoming our future guests.
Major congrats to Athina and here's to the next 10,000 visitors!
Love and Ketchup,
Team Fish and Chips

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Contributor Will Adams comes to Vienna!

Hello from Fish and Chip World!
Vienna recently had the pleasure of welcoming one of our contributors Will Adams to town. Not only did he get to join the clan in the set up of the exhibition he also got to unveil his special project for the showcase as well as enjoy the city!
Will has been involved in the project since it's early stages and spent the months running up to the exhibition creating a special animation to make it's debut screening as part of 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'.
Will Adams is a digital artist and animator living and working in London. Will holds a First Class Honours Degree in Digital Media Arts and has professional experience in designing for web,print and television broadcast.
Will says...
"Inspired by the very British title and theme, my contribution is a short animated film which explores the visual references, shapes and textures of the British seaside resort Blackpool."
The piece is now available to view online and features the original soundtrack by Timur Sekerci...

You can view more of Will's work at
Don't forget if you are in town stop by the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL and see it in it's full glory! We shall be screening this gem until the exhibition closes in September!
Team Fish and Chips

Behind the Scenes: Make-Up and Photography!

Photography: Alexander Jordan

Hello from Fish and Chips HQ!!!
So, as you know, there's been lots of photoshoots going on in both the AiR studios and in the gallery space directed by British photographer, Alexander Jordan over the past few weeks...
He has been collaborating with Vienna based agencies and Make-Up artists to create a series of portraits and editorials as part of his contribution to 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!'
Here is a sneak peek from behind the scenes of one of his latest endeavours working with make-up artist, Britta Tess, and Roksana at Look Models.
Team Fish and Chips

COMING SOON! Designers Against AIDS!!!

Coming soon from Fish and Chips HQ!!!
We are excited to announce that Steffi Tisson, a representative from the organisation Designers Against AIDS, will be jetting in from Belgium to host a presentation as part of the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' accompanying programme!
Commencing on July 19th we will be hosting an array of features promoting AIDS/HIV awareness ranging from craft workshops for kids in co-operation with JEF, live knitting circles, special DAA film screening and of course our much anticipated presentation. Our knitting and craft workshops offer kids and passers by the opportunity to contribute a square to add to a special patchwork we are creating to raise AIDS/HIV awareness which will be given to Designers Against AIDS upon completion.
DAA was founded in Belgium, and the internationally active project aims to reach young people through the media of fashion, celebrity, music and sport. Their initiative and work has been injected into worldwide media and has been featured in publications including; Vogue, i-D, ELLE, Cosmopolitan and Vanity Fair.
Previous contributors and collaborations include H&M, Rihanna, Gareth Pugh, Bernhard Willhelm, Katy Perry and Jeremy Scott.
One of their biggest projects to date is the international HIV/AIDS Awareness Education Centre in Antwerp which invites qualified students to learn about the programmes and techniques that have made DAA so successful in reaching young people through pop media and internet culture.
On Monday 19th July we will be hosting the presentation in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL starting at 6pm, entry is FREE! Come along to learn all about how fashion is used to promote awareness and hear all about their projects such as Knitting Against AIDS and Models Against AIDS!
See you there!
Team Fish and Chips

Monday, July 5, 2010

Guest Showcase: Pebelle

Greetings from Fish and Chips HQ!
This weekend saw the rotation of the 'Fish and Chips, Twice Please?!' temporary showcase. As part of our accompanying programme, Austrian designer Petra Kraeutner of Pebelle, took over the space and created a static installation of her work. In keeping with our ethos of generating a creative bridge between Vienna and the UK, Petra is our first local designer to feature as part of the temporary showcase.
Pebelle is a brand that presents a contemporary perspective on the traditio
n of tie dye through using self-developed dyeing techniques and combining them with established methods. Her intricate work is inspired by urban atmospheres and has been featured in international publications and media including: ELLE UK, Flare Canada, Agent Lover and L'Exposure Berlin.
Projects and collaborations include partnership with brand, 'Superated' to create stage costumes for KÖNIG ÖDIPUS Play at Theater Spielraum in Vienna, textile collaboration with Emma Bell for SS09 and costume design for VUM video shoot filmed in California.
Her work retails globally and stockists include: Samstag Vienna, Dahl Collection USA, Coloured Earth Fashion Store UK and Pret-a-Couture Berlin.

Photographer: Wolfgang Steiner
Pebelle's showcase will run for three weeks in the freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL so be sure to drop in and check it out!
You can see more of her work HERE!!!
Team Fish and Chips