The Mortar Boys’ Stands Proudly Erected

18 Jul

So we finally end up in the Dock, up before (below, behind and indeed above) the old and not so old Bailey.


Sentenced to hang from the scaffold, the Mortar Boys employed their  famous  application and dedication to the job in hand.

Not our usual conversion, new build or extension. The building of this exhibition for David Bailey required us to translate the master’s plan onto large scale scaffold and planking.

These huge steel easels now flash- fill the transformed Compressor House. Flooding it anew with towering memory banks of monotone cool and 70’s film wash colour -render.

He is still the ever-artful codger of legend too, a wonderful man and collection, we can happily say it was a real pleasure doing time with him.

Bailey’s East End



6 Responses to “The Mortar Boys’ Stands Proudly Erected”

  1. Eco People July 19, 2012 at 8:23 am #

    Nice dog.

    • themortarboys July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Champion swimmer, gastronome and connoisseur of all that is tasteful in the art world, he is quite fond of rare birds too.

  2. Eco People July 19, 2012 at 8:36 am #

    Have you considered signing up for the Considerate Constructors scheme? Having seen your work, I’m sure that you would be a good fit. Think there’s a sliding scale for membership based on turnover – starting at about £225 per year. Anyway, good luck with it all – the Bailey show looks fab.

    • themortarboys July 19, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you for the tip e People, we will get to it. All good luck .

  3. Cool Your Jets IV July 19, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Very interesting – good on your Gary and the Mortar Boys.

    Let me know if you need a hand dismantling the show, I’m just around the corner 😉

    • themortarboys July 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

      Thank you Cdr, hope all well down there dockside- what a great place to live.

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