Rock n Roll & Protest Biscuits - Resin

This week at Raw Art we've been painting Low and pouring resin over the protest biscuits, including the rock n roll biscuit, which were nestling like small birds in a square silicon mould for most of Thursday. This was to see if we could finally mummify the artworks, or whether the whole process would destroy them. Intiguingly, the rock n roll biscuit is about two years old - and shows no signs of disintegration - so maybe this is due to industrial amounts of preservative. Or the fact that it is a magical biscuit which defies nature.
Probably the latter.

UPDATE – Thursday evening - it worked. The little blighters [five so far] are now suspended in transparent plastic resin and are sitting, looking at me, waiting for their tea or something.

I'm going to be doing some Autumn biscuit editions to buy on the website so do watch this space. Yes. Any requests - for archived biscs or for new ones - do get in touch. Using the contact form.

Several of the biscuits, all coated in resin. Includes "Broken Biscuit / Broken Britain", "Bastard Dream" and "EU"

22 September 2016

Low - Now Square And A Bit Bigger

Hello. Time was, about two months ago, Raw Art had a shop as part of Grrrr! We miss that bloody shop, we do. We miss the people strolling in, having a chat, almost buying a "Failure" pencil and then not. We miss being surrounded by the art. We miss our lovely artists, the light of NW5 as day faded into night, stopping by the Gipsy Queen on the way home for a quick pint.... Raw Art misses having a shop. WE REALLY MISS THE SHOP. Just thought I'd put it out there. WE MISS IT.


Anyway, onto matters more urgent and pressing. And first person. I've been looking at the postcard-sized Low for a few months now, it's sitting in the Raw Art Towers kitchen. And it socked me in the jaw - why the hell is not square? And slightly bigger? I've not done that much David art since January – you may be aware there was a lot more of it before. Felt too trite, too icky, too maudlin. But, listening to the albums over the months I still come back to Low. One of my favourites. Perhaps the favourite? I don't know. Bit bleaky-bleak-bleak at points but it's 2016 – man – so it fits.

I've made a new Low painting for this season, and it's 20 x 20 cm now, and I hope that it makes sense.

If you would like one of these they are painted as multiples and limited to twenty. Only £60 including the P&P. Acrylics on canvas board. Expect some biscuits on a similar theme in the next few weeks. Maybe.

If you would like a Low mug we still have a few left.

16 September 2016

Grrrr! Punk Rock Rock!

It's still summer. It is it is it is. The sun is in the sky – people are getting extensions built and their sink fixed and everything is as is as is. Or something.
So! You're imagining you're at the seaside, and that you're not worrying about the sink, or the cat, or what you're going to do with the rest of your life. The ageing process. Family and friends. Love and hatred; pity and redemption. Yeah, you're thinking "I'd like to be on the beach, 'cos that's better, even when it was officially too hot it was better. They hadn't suspended my housing benefit then and the world was full of possibilities."
And what does the beach mean, other than all of those things? Ice cream? NO. Buckets? NO. Rock?

Well help is at hand 'cos Raw Art only went and got some official Grrrr! Punk Rock Rock done. Yes. In minty flavours and with some stupendously Grrrr! style words in it.
Pack up your worries in a neoprene travel case and get rockin'. Hm. Phrases to choose from are Up Yours, Hot Lips, Dream Lover and My Best Mate. For some reason there's one "Nympho", a sort of Lars Von Trier reference there more than anything else, and it's yours [or another one is] for only £3.50 inc UK P&P. 

Every order also gets a free Grrrr! badge, because that's the way it is. 

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31 August 2016

Grrrr! at the Clerkenwell Festival Sunday 28 August

Grrrr! – Raw Art and Pandora Vaughan – is preparing for the Clerkenwell Festival 28 August 2016.
We're going to have a Seaside Summer Art Special including NEW punk rock rock plus Television watermelon slices for sale [other New Wave band names will be available].

There'll also be mugs, Summer pencils, Headache Jewellery, Hot Motel prints, badges and bags. It's a bit like the Grrrr! shop. But as a stall. In East London. On A Sunday. In The Summer. With a Seaside theme. And a dog show.

So far, Raw Art has painted some business cards on blocks of wood...

 ....and is in the process of making a new machine thing with an arrow on it.
....which I'm not sure what to do with. See it Sunday! Drop by and say HELLO.

the two Grrrr! proprietors share another joke

Raw Art Raw Hearts - LUCKY DIP SALE - CLOSED


A crazy Raw Art lucky dip today – Friday 5th August 2016 at around NOW – 12 hearts on sale at £12 each!

These hearts measure 10 x 10 cm, painted in acrylics on canvas board. Whichever one you get, it will be a bit sweary. These were originally shown as part of the Raw Art Raw Hearts grid in the Grrrr! shop.
They are known for bringing good fortune and strong feelings into any home. Postage and packaging is included. That's how great the vibes actually are.

If I remember, they will have "grrrr! 2016" written on the back plus your name and a personal message from Raw Art written in Sharpie pen. Let's go!


The hearts in the shop.

This, for instance, is "Fucky" sitting on the art shelf at Raw Art Towers. I am keeping Fucky, by the way.

Last Day in the Grrrr! Shop Today!

Drop by - we're open 12 ish onwards.... We're leaving for now but we have plans afoot.
Thanks to everyone who's come in and said hello. You've all been AMAZING. The response has been great. You people are cool.
 Thanks to all the artists: Jane Hoodless, KeelerTornero, Nick Newsam, Cathy Ward, Joe Carcary, Exitstencil Press, Nicky Fijalkowska, Scott King and hugely, Mr Terry Hall for also painting the whole shopfront before we opened & being so supportive. 
We'll be back somewhere. 


Protest Biscuit Print

Yay – it's the protest biscuit print! Now available for a limited time only, edition of 50 - features 12 of the protest biscuits - as seen in our Grrrr! shop and online.
As you may be aware, the day after the EU referendum, Raw Art sat in the Grrrr! shop and felt despondent. There's a piece about it here.
Print image

The biscuits are a protest,  placards of sorts. (They are sitting in my fridge at the moment, coldly continuing their protest.)
There's the "Fuck Gove May Farage Johnson"; "Broken Biscuit Broken Britain"; "NHS"; "I Don't Understand This At All"; "EU" plus more. If you would like a ltd print hurry – they're going fast. Will be sent rolled in a postal tube – P&P included.

The print is A3 on Hahnenuhle German Etching paper. Price only £30 including postage. 2016. What a bloody year.


Please let me know if this link doesn't work!

Mugs Mugs Stuff n Mugs

A round up of the latest mugs and re-stocked back-in-stock mugs from Raw Art n Grrrr! All sent in a polystyrene thing which makes them not break in the post. Like.

Grrrr! mugs

Why not sup from a mug which says Grrrr! all the way round, all year round?

Low mugs

This is the Low mug and it is sad.

Sex Dog mugs – back in stock

This is the famous Sex Dog mug which supplies both gravitas and, ironically, a lightness of touch to any hot drink.

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Throbbing Gristle mugs - back again for a bit

20 Jazz Dunk Greats.

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