The Tiki Love Truck Returns to Chiswick
Notorious local art duo having busy and productive time
Tiki Love Truck outside Reichardt's House. Photo: Carrie Reichardt
Carrie Reichardt's mosaiced Tiki Love Truck has returned from its travels to the streets of Chiswick this week. The one ton vehicle was a star turn in the Disobedient Objects exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in 2015 nd has been on show in The Power House Museum in Sydney, Australia for the last 6 months. The highly decorated and much photographed art car has now been re-installed outside Reichardt's house in Fairlawn Grove.
It has been a busy week for Carrie , who together with Acton's premier street artist ATM, has taken part in the Endangered 13 mural project in East London to raise awareness of endangered species across the world.
The project attracted much publicity and was filmed by the BBC, London Live and reported extensively across social media. The project will feature later in the year on the very popular series Springwatch Unsprung.
The two local artists were joined by 11 other international artists to create a permanent installation in a 120 metre stretch of railway arches among 30 acres of woodland in the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Conservation Park. Reichardt's beautiful tiled and mosaiced piece focused on the plight of the under threat bee population. Reichardt said "It was well worth the price of a travel card to go East and check out both the stunning Nature Reserve and create art in the heart of the City of London".
Curlews by Atm street art - Photo: Human Nature.
Also this weekend, Baroness Reichardt and Bob Osborne (dubbed The Posh and Becks of the Chiswick Art scene by many locals) were celebrating after enjoying further success in Bath. Their first collaborative piece of 2016 Mad in England was selected to appear in the prestigious Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Victoria Museum. Bob Osborne's colourful Construction I Got No Strings was chosen to feature on the front cover of the show's catalogue and Reichardt's ceramic plate Twisted Oliver also swept the board in the sculpture category.
Mad in England - Reichardt/Osborne piece for Bath Photo: BobOsborne
April 20, 2016