Fandangoe Kid, SKIP Gallery and CAUKIN Studio launch candy-coloured ice-cream kiosk ‘Fandangoe SKIP’ in support of mental health

The ‘Fandangoe SKIP’ in collaboration with SKIP Gallery
Greenwich Peninsula – 1 – 10 July 2022
Canary Wharf – 21 July – 6 August 2022

London primarily based print artist Fandangoe Kid announces her newest general public art installation The ‘Fandangoe SKIP’ in collaboration with SKIP Gallery, The Decline Undertaking and Caukin Studio. The candy-colored, ice-cream-kiosk-in-a-skip will first show up in Greenwich Peninsula this July, located in front of Now Gallery, and then Canary Wharf as element of Competition 14 afterwards that thirty day period to host absolutely free mental overall health workshops and provide up totally free scoops of Fandangoe flavoured ice product produced by ‘A Portuguese Love Affair’. It will then make its way on to the Huge Apple, pursuing a commission by BBC World Service to doc Fandangoe Kid’s operate.

The ‘Fandangoe SKIP’
Picture credit rating – Tara Darby

Having all the difficult function from the preceding year’s Fandangoe Whip, which observed commissions by Tate, Canary Wharf Team, South London Gallery, and Structure Museum to produce ice cream and workshops on creativity as catharsis. Fandangoe SKIP moves into a larger and much more considerably-achieving collaboration with a totally integrated arts and mental overall health programme. All workshops will be obtainable both equally in individual and online, booked by means of a QR code affixed to the Fandangoe SKIP.

SKIP Gallery has a name for their punk-like spirit and has popped up in unanticipated places as a result of collaborations with key modern artists including the likes of Gavin Turk, Richard Woods and David Shrigley. In this new collaboration with Fandangoe Kid, they will unleash yet another eruption of artwork to delight and intrigue the general public. Fandangoe Child is a print artist who tends to make huge-scale narrative driven items for the community realm. Her do the job seeks to smash taboos about psychological wellness, grief, loss, trauma, and gender constructs. Moreover generating color infused community artwork, the multidisciplinary artist also uses film, fashion, and workshops to take a look at common
human activities and emphasize the urgency of activism for a better and much more sustainable potential.

Fandangoe Kid, SKIP Gallery and CAUKIN Studio Launch
The ‘Fandangoe SKIP’
Image credit history – Tara Darby

This stand-out kiosk will be designed of sustainable elements in collaboration with CAUKIN Studio a social enterprise that creates impact via architecture. Combining Fandangoe’s signature visible design and style – graphic text and pattern executed in daring and pastel shades, to celebrate the entire rainbow spectrum of the human working experience. Believe swirling cones and bubble gum pinks, graphic text these kinds of as ‘Grief Wallops!’ in sunshine hues and colors. Doing the job and actively playing with the form and dimensions of the skip, CAUKIN inverts the layout for the floating canopy, using a visually heavyweight attribute and remaking it with light-weight timber, letting the addition of artistic openings, fold-down hatches and doors.

For the community workshops, they have intended seating for outside the house, centered all around the centerstage – although, in a considerate and modern style contact, for 1-2-1 sessions the overall composition can be folded down to develop the wanted degree of privateness. The total house manages to be both of those compassionate and fun-loving contained less than a bright parasol shade.

The ‘Fandangoe SKIP’
Picture credit history – Tara Darby

“We’re tremendous fired up to be partnering with Fandangoe Kid and Skip Gallery on the
Fandangoe Skip – an ice product ‘’truck’’ for psychological wellbeing. The art installation will provide a programme of psychological well being workshops and occasions alongside tasty scoops of ice cream! Housed in a skip or a dumpster, we really like the thought of someplace applied to unload one thing a lot more intangible these types of as our views and thoughts.” CAUKIN Studio

Fandangoe’s get the job done is pushed by her personal story pursuing the reduction of spouse and children members in 2011. Her apply is influenced by the drive to create a platform for open dialogue all over the however taboo subject of grief. Describing her household as a “melting pot of big characters” she has constantly been intrigued in “big visual storytelling”. She believes “everyone just wants to connect” and obtaining acquired overwhelming suggestions from the public, she needs the set up to provide a house for folks to share their tales, and smash the stigmas linked with decline and grief.

The Loss Venture is coordinating varied and absolutely free psychological wellbeing workshops that carefully considers and explores the complexities of psychological health and fitness, grief and loss as properly as supporting people today to discover their activities as a result of shared connection and creativity. This labour of adore is about bringing psychological health difficulties, specifically grief and decline to the community consciousness in a colourful innovative way, and as these Fandangoe SKIP is searching for collaborators from general public spaces, galleries or universities in NYC and California this Autumn to assist create an built-in psychological health and fitness programme to arrive at audiences throughout the US, doing the job with psychological health wellness system Powerful 365.

“As well as staying significant admirers of Annie’s expansive and colourful tactic to typically
complicated topics, our most up-to-date venture, Fandango SKIP, which explores grief by the medium of ice cream is really close to our hearts. Catherine and I have each
experienced the reduction of our moms and dads in the latest several years, and when Annie approached us with the strategy, we ended up a major fats multicoloured Yes.” SKIP Gallery

“Greenwich Peninsula has usually been a position for local community and creative imagination to arrive
collectively, celebrating the electric power that art and layout have in unifying us all. Supplying a safe house for people to link through shared ordeals, the Fandangoe SKIP compliments what the Peninsula is all about. A flourishing community with lifestyle at its heart”. Greenwich Peninsula

“We’re delighted to welcome Fandangoe Child again and welcome ‘Fandangoe Skip’ to
convey its vibrant and uplifting installation to Canary Wharf for all to love. We appreciate the plan that topics such as psychological well being can be brought into the spoltlight by way of anything enjoyment and optimistic.” Lucie Moore, Associate Director for Arts + Functions at Canary Wharf Group

“Beyond the set up this collaboration seeks to make impactful legacies for
communities and men and women to definitely make a change to our mental health and fitness, not just for a couple days, but to operate toward transforming the landscape…. It is a collaboration of goals and it actually underpins all we stand for…to bring joy even when going through grief and loss” The Decline Venture

©2022 Fandangoe Kid, SKIP Gallery, CAUKIN Studio

Alice G. Collins

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