I had a great time on Saturday at the Just in Time art show at The Sho gallery in Cardiff. The project, organised by Flatties, was a collection of artwork inspired by the legendary Back to the Future films, and included paintings, custom toys, 3D pieces and prints. It was great to have a piece in a show alongside fantastic artists including Matt JOnes (Lunartik), creator of the super-cute cup of tea series, one of my favourites!
A standout piece in the show was an awesome hoverboard, made by Planet Domu and custom decorated by graffiti artist Run DMB (now hanging in pride of place in my living room!!). The way it’s customised makes it so much more than a straight film replica – and it’s a HOVERBOARD! Struggling to resist the temptation to try it out….
It was great to meet some of the other artists, eat cake and have a good look round The Sho gallery and shop, a shop apparently designed to appeal to me, with lots of lovely blindbox toys, cards, books, t-shirts, artwork, cushions…. Highly recommended if you’re ever near Cardiff. I only wish it was nearer where I live…
My contribution to the show was a set of three box canvases called 1.21 Gigawatts, with each canvas themed around each film.
The artworks from Just in Time are now for sale over at Generic Art, with money going to UK charity Together for Short Lives (I’m donating my share to them as well). So you can be classy with some original art for your wall and be good to charity too!
And you can see more pics from the exhibition (and our trip to the pub after) on Facebook.