Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The UHC Water Table and Jarvis Cocker!

Artist group Metal opened their new residency building Chalkwell Hall this weekend, here's Jarvis Cocker being interviewed sat at their table hand-crafted in-house by Ultimate Holding Company. The table was built using sustainably sourced American oak and the video clip is showing some great detail of the illustration, which was beautifully drawn onto the table using indian ink. (please ignore the silly advert at the beginning of the clip!)

Friday, 25 September 2009

Graphic Design intern wanted

We are currently looking for a new graphic design intern to get on board, if you are interested please see our website for more info!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

UHC at the Buy Art Fair 2009

This year's Buy Art Fair opens on Thursday at Urbis in Manchester. We'll be showing new work as part of The Manchester Contemporary floor and are proud to be representing the hosts, Urbis Creative Programmes. The show should be well worth a visit, with many other local arts organisations exhibiting including Castlefield Gallery and International 3, and includes a specially curated project by Liverpool's Ceri Hand.

We'll be offering very affordable multiples, whilst also showcasing some beautiful and unique bigger pieces. Take home prices start at £70.

The show opens at 5:00 pm this Thursday and runs until Sunday the 27th of September.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Under construction

UHC are producing a new CMS (Content Management System) website for the Ecological Land Co-operative, who's aim is to create a diverse and abundant countryside capable of feeding the nation, with affordable entry level opportunities for farming, forestry and other rural land based businesses. If you want to get involved you can apply to become a member or even buy shares in the co-operative, all via the new site. The site will go live in October so keep your eyes open!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

EXT INKED hit the radio waves

106.1 Rock Radio Manchester invited Jai Redman and Timo Ten Feld to join Steve Berry on the breakfast show to talk about EXT INKED the forth coming UHC project celebrating Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday.

To download and listen again to this interview please see the EXT INKED profile page.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Carbon Map at Arnolfini

The Carbon Map created by UHC in 2007 was commissioned by Platform for the Transport Planning Society. The large artwork (1680mm x 1187mm) will once again go on show, this time at Arnolfini contemporary arts centre in Bristol.

Artist-activist group PLATFORM and their collaborators propose ‘C Words’, a two-month investigation into carbon, climate, capital and culture. Based on PLATFORM’s 25 years of research, art and action, C Words cross-examines the present and looks to the next two decades. How did we get here? Where are we going? Who’s deciding? Who’s made invisible? Whose future matters? PLATFORM members will be in residence at Arnolfini throughout the project.

Over 25 events, installations, performances, actions, walks, courses, discussions and skills-sharing will build towards the moment of public departure to the protests at the contested COP 15 in Copenhagen. This isn’t art which merely describes the problems of climate justice. C Words investigates how everything from carbon offsets and transport, to racism and bank accounts play their part in the carbon web. How will culture be produced in a low energy future? Can we imagine our way from here to there?

The Carbon Map will form part of the exhibition entitled - C Words: Carbon, Climate, Capital, Culture, How did you get here and where are we going? The show will open on Saturday 3rd October 2009 through to Sunday 29th November.