Ollie out loud

House of Vans and Palm Studios’ new exhibition parades a political reference to unified skate culture
By Lewis Firth | Art | 19 November 2015

Courteys of J. Pinkhard

Top image: courtesy of Callum Paul-Harvey.

House of Vans has teamed with Palm Studios, coinciding with the Independent Photography Festival (IPF), to produce an exhibition of visceral works by a group of young photographers.

Palm Studios’ Lola Paprocka (London-based, multi-exhibited, autodidactic photographer) curated what’s to be exhibited. Sam Dearden, Donovyn Le Roux, Adriaan Louw, Sarah Meurle, Harry Mitchell, Jonathan Pinkhard, Callum Paul and James Whineray will have their works displayed, all contributing their own, distinct nuances to skate’s diverse, symbolic circle.

Running for two weeks, the launch is notched by Maen Hammad’s latest skate vid: Kickflip Over Occupation. Focuses on skate culture in Palestine’s West Bank the film follows teens who are using it as a positive outlet to mitigate their plights from a direct result of Israel’s (illegal) military occupation. A definite must on the November to-do list.

Common Strangers runs until 29th November at House of Vans, Station Approach Road, London, SE1 8SW


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