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OUGD602 — Artist Beer Visions / Hop & Barley Zine Launch / Tutti Frutti

The weekend was very work filled as deadline is nearing however one thing that I was looking forward to was going to Colours May Vary on the Saturday with friends to see a collection of things.

At the same time, it was the Hop & Barley Vol.4 Magazine launch and the 3rdrailclothing exhibition named Artist Beer Visions in Colours May Vary at the same time as the Tutti Frutti exhibition at the Munro House Gallery where I knew some of the first years were exhibiting prints alongside some great photographers.

The Artist Beer visions was the main reason I wanted to go down as the exhibition was originally in London while I was researching for my critical writing, however I never had the moment or opportunity to go down. Fortunately it has started travelling around the country as it was so popular and was finally in Leeds.

This project showcased work from a few artists I really look up to in response to an imaginary beer brief that required the artist to create a piece of work alongside a story of the imaginary beer to support it.

While I was there, I was glad to see a bunch of local creatives to catch up with and have a chat with, such as Lucy Ketchin, Hungry Sandwich Club, Eve Warren, and Nathan Bolton. We all had a great IPA from Northern Monk Brewing which has hints of lavender and rhubarb (it was amazing) and had a good time.

It's great when this kind of thing comes straight to your door-step and it would be a sin to not make yourself involved as it is always a great time!

After I got home from the exhibition, I couldn't help but buy the Kristyna Baczynski print 'Tunguska Blast' as I thought the story and artwork were a beautiful finished outcome — "In 1908 a meteorite entered the northern hemisphere of the Earth’s atmosphere and exploded over the Siberian river Tunguska. It streaked an eerie blue trail across the morning sky and the shockwave caused by its impact knocked down millions of trees, radiating from its centre.

As the cosmic dust settled, a carpet of tiny green shoots was revealed growing from the the debris-strewn ground. These plants, since named Galaxy Hop, were harvested by the local people who believed them to hold mystic powers.

The Siberians’ secret recipe is still used today to produce this mysterious IPA, beloved for its bright citrus flavours and dazzling golden hue, and brewed using Tunguskan river water to produce a pale ale of unearthly distinction."

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