Tuesday, 27 October 2009

ExtInked launch invites

The ExtInked launch invitation flyers arrived from the printers today and we can't wait to send them out! The event takes places on Thursday night the 12th November, all of the 100 drawings will be exhibited to the public for the first time and it will also be the opportunity to sign up for the tattoo of your choice, so don't miss out!

ExtInked on Co-op blog

We're very excited to see our tattooing project ExtInked being featured on the Co-operatives UK In the Spotlight blog, check out the post here!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Leeds Plan B - Saturday 24th

Leeds Plan B - Manifesto Launch

Created as a collaboration between the people of Leeds, students from the School of Geography at Leeds University and artist Jai Redman from Ultimate Holding Company - the Leeds Plan B manifesto is about to launch.

The 13 point plan for 'composting the city' (and returning its resources to common ownership by the people) has been printed on hundreds of compost bags. The bags are painted bright yellow, printed with an elaborately illustrated Leeds Plan B logo and backed with the 13 point plan. Each contains a generous supply of locally produced sustainable compost mulch and the bags and liners are fully biodegradable.

The manifesto bags will be given away for free at Dortmund Square from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 24th October.

This is a one off, unique public event - come down and grab a beautiful bag of art.

The Leeds Plan B manifesto is also published online at www.leedsplanb.org.uk and is a living document and your comments and additions are welcomed.

More details are also available from the Leeds Plan B project page or by emailing info@leedsplanb.org.uk

Location & Date
Dortmund Square, St Johns Centre, The Headrow, Leeds, LS2 8RE from 11.00am - 4.00pm on Saturday 24th October. (map here)

Bag supplies are limited - arrive early to avoid disappointment. We recommend you bring a friend to help carry the compost - the bags weigh approximately 15kg. (The manifesto is also available as more traditional paper flyers!).

Ultimate Holding Company residency was developed by artist Jai Redman and was Supported by the Leverhulme Trust.

The manifesto launch is presented as part of Listen To Leeds' Day of Climate InterAction, and has been devised in conjunction with students from the School of Geography's Activism and Social Change MA.

Photo by Thomas Bing.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

extInked event details confirmed!

Opening Thursday, 12th November 2009
In the year in which the world celebrates Charles Darwin’s birthday bicentennial Ultimate Holding Company embarks on a once in a lifetime social experiment.

With the expert assistance of several prominent conservation charities and the artistry of tattooists from Ink Vs Steel, Ultimate Holding Company have created extInked.

A new exhibition of drawings, individually illustrating one hundred of the most endangered species in the British Isles opens next month and reaches its conclusion with the live tattooing of the drawings on one hundred willing volunteers.

The result of this unique exhibition will be an army of ambassadors for threatened and rare birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, plants and fungi.

Preview and Launch
Exhibition opens 7:30pm, Thursday 12th November, 2009 Continues daily (10:00am - 6:00pm) until the 1st of December.

Tattooing commences 7:30pm, Thursday 26th November and continues until Sunday 29th November.

Unit 108, Chapel St. Walks Development, Chapel St., Salford, M3 5DW

Become an Ambassador If you're interested in becoming one of our life-long ambassadors, and being tattooed with an endangered species simply come along to the exhibition from the 12th November.

You must be 18 or over to be considered. Tattoos are free, however a deposit will be required.

A full list of species is available from our extInked project page.

Partner Organisations
extInked is presented In proud association with the Marine Conservation Society, Buglife - the Invertebrate Conservation Trust and the People's Trust for Endangered Species.

You can still donate to help extInked happen. Any profits will go towards our conservation partners.

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