Arts Wars @ Star Wars Celebration Europe

Star Wars Celebration Europe brings the 30th anniversary celebrations of Star Wars to Europe, starting @ ExCel Centre, London from July 13-15, featuring "an exciting mix of contemporary, underground art projects that showcase the galaxy far, far away through the eyes of some of today’s most vibrant artists."

ARTS WARS is supported by PUMA and is curated by design & toy production duo dan&dan (aka Jasper Stank's parents!) - one of the main features of ARTS WARS is The Vader Project (Revenge Of The Brits) featuring more than 20 new and exclusive helmet-customs by some of the UK’s hottest talents in the fields of art, design and illustration, including: Asbestos / BRENB / Build / Chris Judge / Container / dan&dan / Fos / Guy Featherstone / I Love Dust / JaKE / James Taylor / Jon Burgerman / JOOLS / J. Otto Seibold / Jude & Lerman / Marcus Broome / Mark Ecko / Mark James / Morpheus Design / Neil Mcfarland / Not Bad For a Girl / Oliver Jeffers / Pete Fowler / Peter Kennard & Cat Picton Phillips / Pinky / Puma Design Team / Romero Britto / Serge Seidlitz / Shag / Symbiotics / Swifty / Tado / Tim Biskup / Togetherplus / Triclops

these customs will be joined by all the 60 Vader-helmets from the USA [brainchild of DKY Toy's Dov Kelemer and Master Replicas / featured] = *coolness*

... posted amidst this weblog entry is a heap smattering of Vader-helmet imagery to stir up the latent Force within you tickle your funny-bone, before the actual customs are revealed (i can't wait!) including what is deemed by me to be the hawtest Vader-femme this side of the Imperial Galaxy (you go figure out who it is yourself LOL) ... ima hoping to do another serial feature (ala Vader Project) but we shall see how the response is this time, yeh? *heh*

[PM me just in case = toysrevil [at] yahoo.com or [at] gmail.com - thanks! LOL]

Watch hot European graffiti artists create giant Star Wars-inspired graffiti & live painting during STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE. Artists including Tado, dan&dan, Neil McFarland, JaKE and Artful Dodger will be working directly onto large canvasses located around the ExCeL venue.
a selection of tattoo artists will decorate a life-sized set of Stormtrooper armour with custom tattoo artwork during STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE. Each artist will work on a dedicated section of the armour and the armour will be assembled on a mannequin to create a one-of-a-kind illustrated-from-head-to-toe trooper. Presented by iconic London ink slingers Kids Love Ink,

Thomas Neal’s Centre
Shaftesbury PLC have teamed up with the dark side! = Seek out Darth Vader & the evil empire at number 1 Thomas Neal’s Centre in Seven Dials from the 7th until 16th July.

the invasion continues! Bear witness to the power of the Sith at;

The Animation Art Gallery
13-14 Great Castle St
Tel: 0207 255 1456
(7th until 16th July)

Hours of operation for STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV are 10:00 to 18:00 on Friday and Saturday, 13th and 14th July, and from 10:00 to 17:00 on Sunday, 15th July. In addition, members of the Official Star Wars Fan Club will have an hour of exclusive access prior to opening, from 9:00 each morning. (times like these, it pays to be a member, yeh? LOL)

Tickets to STAR WARS CELEBRATION IV are ₤21 per adult for a one-day pass or ₤57 per adult for admission for the full three days. Children’s admission is ₤10.50 for a one-day pass and ₤28.50 for three days. Tickets can be purchased online @ www.seetickets.com (simply enter “Star Wars” in the search bar on the home page) or in person at ExCeL Centre from 13th July.

For the continually updated news on STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE programming, entertainment and special guests, visit the official website @ www.celebrationeurope.com

(cheers for the headsup, Dan and all the best for the show!)