A festival of dark arts delving into the influence of Black Magick, Witchcraft, Demonology and Satanism in pop culture
Karina Akopyan | Jason Atomic | Kid Banano
Brian Butler | Nico Claux | Billy Chainsaw
Joe Von Cobra | Aidan Cook | Grand Dame
Iluá Hauck da Silva | Jinx Dawson | Espira
DnA Factory | Dennis Franklin | Izaskun Gonzales & Tobias Wrong
Ella Guru | Barry William Hale | Henry Hate
Graham Humphreys | Shaky Kane | Andrew Labanaris
Félix Labisse | Garry Leach | Steven Johnson Leyba
Laugingindio | Manko | Steven Vincent Mitchell
Savage Pencil | James ‘Gunsho’ Quigley | Beatrice Schleyer
Kat Toronto | Matt Valentine
Come To The Sabbat is a week long festival of ‘Dark Arts’ expanding upon artist Jason Atomic’s ongoing ‘Satanic Mojo’ project, inspired by the continuing influence on pop culture of the occult revivals of 1960s, 70s & 80s.
The exhibition features original artwork for the Satanic Mojo Sigil by rock legend (and practicing witch) Jinx Dawson of 60s acid rock band Coven. Jinx is credited with being the person who introduced the 'Sign Of The Devil' horned hand pose to the music scene.
Alongside will be original artwork by respected horror movie poster artist Graham Humphreys who was also responsible for the Nightmare On Elm Street & Evil Dead poster campaigns and The Cramps classic “Off The Bone” LP
Further highlights include : Original art by the notorious “Vampire Of Paris” serial killer Nico Claux; Prints by ‘forgotten’ surrealist Felix Labisse inspired by his interest in witchcraft and demonology; Selected work from Satanic Mojo Comix, including submissions by 2000AD & Deadline stars Garry Leach & Shaky Kane; and the Automatic drawings by UK underground legend Savage Pencil; and many other talented artists.
Satanic Mojo takes it's name from a notoriously potent batch of black LSD that warped the minds of it’s users with insane, arcane and apocalyptic visions as the ’Summer Of love’ made way for the years of ‘Bad Craziness’ that followed. We celebrate these legendary black blotters with “Black Acid Black Light” psychedelic black light posters, paintings & UV installations including works by Electric Wizard cover artist Andrew Labanaris, and James ‘Gunsho’ Quigley.
Breathing life back into the 80s, we will be creating a special art installation called “Kid’s Room” replicating the bedroom of a “Satanic Panic” era heavy metal fan. Named after the late Kid Banano - a Milanese punk rocker and heavy metal fan. Raised Catholic he loved heavy metal, drugs and comic books and turned to black magick. He became part of the thriving 80s London underground squat/art scene and is a perfect example of the ‘Satanic Panic’ era. On display are several artefacts from his collection and examples of his handiwork.
Come To The Sabbat contains work of a graphic, erotic and satirical nature, suitable for open minded adult intellectuals only.
Monday 17th Aug
The 'Ritual Opening' Private View
Official opening feat. live painting, spoken word, acoustic music
7 - 11pm | Free
Tuesday 18th Aug
'Leave Something Witchy' Live Art Drawing
Hosted by Jason Atomic with Model Manko
7 - 9pm | £10
Wednesday 19th Aug
A selection of brilliant films at Billy Chainsaw's Movie Night
The Devils Rain by Robert Fuest plus shorts from Brian Butler’s “Night Of Pan” + preview of “The Witch Of Kings Cross"
7 - 11pm | £5
Thursday 20th Aug
Private View Launch Party for 3rd edition of Satanic Mojo + comic signing
7 - 11pm | £3 Door or Free with purchase of comic
Friday 21st Aug
A very special test screening of feature length documentary Sympathy for the Devil exploring the true story of The Process Church of The Final Judgement
7 - 10pm | £5
Saturday 22nd Aug
The classic witchcraft movie Häxan with live score by H.P.Lovesause & Thee Tentakles Ov Kutulu
7.30 - 11pm | £5
Sunday 23rd Aug
Satanic Flea Market with vintage witchy hippy fashions, comix, book & zines. Vinyl records, VHS tapes, fortune tellers, LSD blotter art, Human remains and more.
12 - 6pm | £3 Door
In the afternoon we will be featuring a special talk with occult film maker Gary Parsons (Thelema Films) presenting examples of his esoteric erotic 'Magickal Projections' and discuss British Occult cinema.
3 - 4pm | £3 Door
More information about the events and to buy tickets
WHAT: Come To The Sabbat - Festival of Dark Arts
WHERE: Apiary Studios, 458 Hackney Rd, London, E2 9EG
WHEN: Tues 18th - Sun 23rd August 2015, 12 - 6pm daily
PRICE: £3 Exhibition / Events Listings