Flint News

Analogue Memories by
Gina Ulgen

 

12th June 2017

 

Presenting a small collection of collages by paper cutter Gina Ulgen. Using vintage and found ephemera, Gina likes to arrange her hand cut pieces in ‘out of the ordinary' situations offering a new perspective on forgotten images.


 

Featured Tribute Magazine

 

Spring 2017

 

We are very happy to have made the Spring edition of tribute hair magazine. thank you to @tristonconorholdern for catching the interior of the salon so well

 

Have a look at Tribute here - p107


 

Flint Future Radio Time Capsule

 

9th May 2017

 

Flint featured on Future Radio Time Capsule with Jackie Heffer Cook . Have a listen here


 

Hidden Forgotten II by Adam X

 

6th April 2017

 

Following his highly successful debut show in 2015
we are delighted to welcome back local photographer and urban explorer Adam X with his brand new exhibition ‘Hidden Forgotten II’, featuring incredible images of abandoned and decaying buildings captured during the past two years of exploring Europe and far beyond.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Window Display

 

December

 

A window display for Flint. Designed and made by Suzanne Antonelli.

 

The intention of the window display was to make use of natural materials which could be found locally.  The geometric wooden structure symbolises the home, while the thatched willow provides a sheltered area from the street outside. It is an element of stillness and simplicity at this busy time of year.

 

This was an opportunity to highlight the significance of home and the journeys that people make at Christmas to come together and celebrate the dawn of a new year with friends and family from a whole range of backgrounds and beliefs. 

 

It is a celebration of warmth and belonging.

Special thanks to Matt Robinson from Nene Coppicing and Crafts for supplying the willow.

 

www.nenecoppicingandcrafts.co.uk




 

 

 

 

PUNK in the EAST

 

Begins 1st November

 

The Norwich Lanes are set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of punk with an exhibition trail, series of gigs, films and talks in an event aptly named, Punk in the East.

Highlights include hundreds of previously unpublished photographs, some of which are being shown in the very same venues they were taken so many years ago. You will also find rare posters, tickets and fanzines at the Museum of Norwich in the Bridewell, original clothing in window displays and photographs from local gigs that haven’t seen the light of day for three decades or more.

The Punk in the East exhibition trail opens on Saturday October 22nd and runs throughout the Lanes. That evening Ruts DC take to stage at Norwich Arts Centre at the official launch. Additional info and tickets here


 

III - Alice Lee

 

Begins 15th September

 

III spans three locations - Flint, The Birdcage & 20 Elm Hill - and together they form Alice Lee’s first solo exhibition. Her complex yet simple graphic style, originally seen in a series of monochrome bird drawings and typography, have evolved into a collection of printed work using screen print, digital and riso processes.

Alice is an artist and curator based in Norwich, who develops a variety of independent and nationwide projects under the name of Parallel Point. Last year she was short-listed in both The Visual Art and EDP People’s Choice categories for the Norfolk Art Awards.


For more information:
www.parallelpoint.co.uk | @parallelpoint

 

More photos >

 


 


General Observatory

 

Begins July

 

General Observatory is a culmination of prints by designer Oliver Milner-Smith that celebrates the nuances of everyday life.

 

for more information - Contact hello@generalobservatory.co.uk

 


 


 

 

 

Home Grown - Henry boon

 

Begins 9th June

 

Home Grown is a series of original paintings by Henry boon.

His distinctive bold and neat line work is present throughout this body of paintings which portray the modern day life in a vibrant and humorous way. 

After graduating in 2010 from the Norwich school of art and design Henry has been establishing himself in the world of illustration, recently moving from more digital work to focus on his painting and larger spray paint murals. This is his first solo exhibition and we are excited to be hosting it.

There will also be a soulful selection of music throughout the evening provided by members of Tropico.

Check out Henrys website at www.hbillustration.format.com

And tropico here at: 
www.facebook.com/tropicomusic

 


 


 

Sailing Stones - David Drake

 

Begins 21st April

 

David is an American art director and artist based in the UK. His practice has its foundations in photography, design, and mixed media.

David was in the US late last year shooting an artwork campaign for The 1975. He took a number of photos while passing through Death Valley California that resulted in his most recent project Sailing Stones.

 


 


 

 

The Window - Pop Up Coffee

 

22 February - 19 March

 

The Window is a mobile pop up coffee shop, serving coffee that is thoughtfully handcrafted by The Window founder and expert Barista, Hayley.

 

The pop-up coffee project is a labour of love, with each cup carefully prepared using the finest coffee beans, which are roasted by good people and grown by some of the worlds best coffee farmers.

 


Fundraising exhibition -

for Lord Mayor’s Civic Charity
Sistema in Norwich

By Peter Everard Smith

 

February

 

Peter Smith is an internationally renowned photographer, based in Norfolk and specializing in performing musicians. Examples of his work are in the National Portrait Gallery permanent photographs collection.

 

In his career Peter can be seen to document significant elements of Britain’s culture and arts from the 1960s to the present. He has photographed some of the most iconic musicians of the last 50 years including the Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Grace Jones, Florence & the Machine, Beth Orton and Buena Vista Social Club.

 

This exhibition, curated by David Rees, highlights more recent images taken at Latitude and the Big Chill.

 


Flint Xmas Window 2015
By Suzanne Antonelli

 

December

 

A celebration of simplicity, colour and materials. Influenced by the iron railings of St Laurence's church opposite, scaffolding structures, the Fourth Floor range of hair products and Dieter Ram's Universal shelving system.

Photography by Ian Drake

 


An evening with
Mr Bingo

 

26th November 2015

 

Photography by Joanna Millington

 


Never Turn Back
by Dean Chalkley

 

8th October – 19th November 2015

 

Private view.

Photography by Joanna Millington


Never Turn Back
by Dean Chalkley

 

8th October – 19th November 2015

 

Never Turn Back is a unique photographic exhibition
created by award winning image-maker Dean Chalkley.


This exclusive new photographic essay is an ode
to friendship, space, and free spirit. The beautifully
presented black and white fine art prints reveal a sea brined Yarmouth Coast, dusty junk shops, the curves of an old car as pleasing as a pin up girl, and the kids with feral grins kicking sand under a Norfolk sky.

 

The whole project was born out of the shared
friendships that are so characteristic of places like
Norwich; everyone knows someone who knows
someone, especially when there is creativity.

 

Flint’s owner and creative director Conor O’Brien
contacted Dean after visiting Dean’s exhibition Return of the Rudeboy at Somerset House in London in the summer of 2014. Excited by the show, Conor invited Dean to exhibit at Flint and Dean accepted. Rather than presenting existing work, Dean proposed something new- an essay revealing Norfolk’s distinctive atmosphere and some of its untamed, young mavericks.

 

Never Turn Back is a reminder of where you come
from, or where you want to go. The message is in
the title- just remember to bring your boots and your
leathers with you.


The exhibition will then travel to theprintspace gallery in Shoreditch, the creative heart of London, and will be presented from the 3rd to the 9th of December.


Flint exhibiting Hamblin

 

20th July 2015

Hamblin came and hung some of their beautiful hand crafted boards in our reception. 


All riding boards are individually cold pressed and hand shaped in their Norwich workshop. 


Bellyboards, Bodysurfing Handplanes and Skateboards are classic in their shape and proven in their performance.

To find out more about them, visit http://ridehamblin.com/

 


Flint is recruiting

 

29th June 2015

Flint is one of the leading salons in the Norwich Lanes.  
 
We are now recruiting an experienced (3+ years) stylist to join our team.  
 
This is a great opportunity to join a professional team of individuals, passionate about hairdressing and art, and where you can further and develop your career in hairdressing.
 
We offer a competitive salary in a modern and professional environment.

To apply, email your cv to info@flinthair.co.uk

 


Ship & House
by Maddison Graphic

 

July 2015


Medieval Norwich was a prodigious trading city, part of the North Sea community and linked to the Baltic, Scandinavia and the Low Countries. Goods would leave the city via ports on the Norfolk coast at Yarmouth, Clay, and Lynn, and stone for the Norman Cathedral was transported from Caen, France on ships and then barges along the river Yare. Early Graffiti scratched into the walls of the cloisters at Norwich and onto the pillars of Norfolk coastal churches depict large vessels from the period. The motive for these carvings is not known, but they could be recordings of what would have been spectacular examples of technology, or prayers for the lives of sailors. The Ship is a celebration of Norfolk’s maritime heritage.

 

In the 16th century Norwich welcomed the arrival of refugees from the Netherlands many of whom were from the families of master weavers. Norwich’s dwindling economy was boosted and the city became renowned for the production of fine patterned fabric. The excellent shipping connections to Europe and the quality of goods and textiles meant that Norwich had many wealthy merchants. The House is a fanciful patterned rendering of an ostentatious 17th century merchants hall.

 

Maddison Graphic is a Norwich based design studio established by brothers Alfie and Edward Maddison. They design for print, screen, and the environment.

 

To contact the studio please
mail:  studio@maddisongraphic.com
or telephone: 01603 440718.
More work can be seen at www.maddisongraphic.com

 

The flags were constructed by Alison Wallis alison.wallis@hotmail.com
and printed by Fabpad 

 


 

Summer Afternoon in the Lanes

 

5th July 2015 from 11 am


We are really looking forward to this event collaborating with Tropico delivering their musical treats and with Woolf and Bird launching and serving their fried chicken with thrice cooked russet fries, for Norwich Lanes street Fayre .

 


Here to There and Back Again
by Natalie Odile Lang.

 

7th May – 6th June 2015

 

This show is dedicated to Zoe Currie a beautiful and courageous woman.


A series of work developed from a collection of slides found in a skip, on a disused pig farm in Norfolk.

 

Paintings of a journey to a grave exhibited alongside family holiday snaps, brings to light a schism in the everyday that sits alongside a deeper experience of a private world.

 


Hidden/Forgotten by Adam X

 

26th February - 25th March 2015

 

We are excited to be hosting a collection of local photographer Adam X's Urban Exploration images. 

 

Over the past 18 months Adam has travelled to over 120 different locations throughout the UK and Europe, enduring sleep deprivation, a couple of minor car accidents, and brushes with landowners, nosey neighbours, and local law enforcement to explore and capture the beauty of stunning locations which are forgotten or hidden from public view. These include decaying châteaux, overgrown mental asylums and hospitals, decommissioned power plants, deserted theme parks, derelict churches, and abandoned farms and houses. 

 

This unique exhibition will showcase some highlights from Adam's recent adventures, with limited edition prints also available. 

 


Flint: Gift Cards

 

December 2014

 

Gift cards are now available for purchase to any amount.

 


Running Wild by Frances Kearney

 

November 2014

 

We are delighted to be sharing with our clients 2 pictures form Frances Kearney's Running Wild exhibition.  In her work, Frances explores the idea of children spending time alone,  exploring and coming into contact with nature. The shots have all taken place in the North Norfolk coast.

The title of the new series Running Wild is borrowed from a J.G Ballard short story. Ballard draws our attention to the idea that children need to disappear at times, to escape from a constant parental gaze, from structured activities, in order to develop their imaginations and emotional wellbeing. The idea of spending time alone in early childhood was explored in depth by the psychoanalyst D.W.Winnicott who realized its importance in the later development of an adult sense of self.

 


WELLA

 

2014

 

Robyn Dixon-King and Sophie Morter from Norwich Lanes hair salon Flint each scooped an award at the Wella Trend Vision 2014 Regional finals for the South of England. Bith stylists reach the Wella Trendvision National finals.

 

More >


Past & Present by FOLK+FORM

 

June 2014

 

We are proud to present this set of posters inspired by World Cups both past and present.

FOLK+FORM love football and with club rivalries set to one side, they have been able to appreciate the game in harmony. Inspiration came from the famous Argentinean 86 winning side, the years that England didn't make it, the classic Tango football and not forgetting a lovely wall chart complete with dry wipe pen to keep things up to date.

FOLK+FORM is a full service design consultancy based in Norwich, producing progressive, considered design for independent and corporate businesses. Run by three senior creatives who believe that good design brings together form with function.

 

Have a closer look at the posters.

Hate Mail by Mr Bingo

 

March 2014

 

Illustrator Mr Bingo was drunk late one night in his studio and tweeted, “I will send a postcard with an offensive message on to the first person who replies to this tweet". Within the first minute over 50 people replied, desperate to receive some hateful post. Over the last eighteen months Bingo has posted out artistic abuse to hundreds of people.

Each well-crafted piece of slander comes accompanied with an original illustration. They’re insults you wouldn't dare to utter to your worst enemy in person, but somehow on the back of a vintage postcard, alongside one of Bingo’s masterful illustrations they’re weirdly charming and utterly hilarious.


The Hate Mail exhibition at Flint showcases postcards from Mr Bingo’s now extensive archive as well as new unpublished material.

 

Photos of the opening night >

TOUGH CROWD

 

September 2013

 

Photographer and Comedian Dave Brown (The Mighty Boosh, Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy) showcases honest, intimate portraits of those in the tough old business of making people laugh.


Limited edition portraits of 50 funny humans including Jimmy Carr, Harry Hill, Bill Bailey, Noel Fielding, Tim Minchin, Julia Davis, Bob Mortimer and many more will be available to purchase raising funds for AfriKids.org.


Some of Dave’s portraits taken in Ghana whilst out visiting AfriKids projects will also be available to purchase.


The critically acclaimed exhibition will run for a month and will be split across two venues in Norwich.

No Process by Jo Millington

 

August 2013

 

After several seasons shooting weddings, Joanna Millington put 3 girls in front of the camera with no make up, no props, no brief. The results were shown as part of this stunning collection of black and white photographs.

 

Photos of the opening night >

Suzanne Antonelli

 

July 2013

 

We were very excited about our collaboration with Suzanne Antonelli for Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre on 7th July 2013.


Suzanne created new work especially for Flint Hair which she exhibited at the salon.
Suzanne Antonelli is a textile designer based on St Benedict’s Street, Norwich.

 

Her work both analogue and digital is dictated by the grid. Her colours and ferocity of line demand to be noticed. Inspired by artists such as Auguste Herbin, Bridget Riley and Sophie Taeuber-Arp she is currently carving out an identity for herself as a designer maker.


Her creative dialogue draws a line of inspiration to the Bauhaus movement which is largely what influences her: the links with the recent past and Europe’s cultural inheritance and its epistemic effects.

Behind the Boosh

 

June 2012

 

Photographer, comedian and art director Dave Brown will be exhibiting a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs taken over the years on set and on tour of The Mighty Boosh at Norwich hair salon, Flint Hair
from Sunday 8th July, as part of the Norwich Lanes Fayre 2012.


Dave Brown has been part of the cult UK comedy The Mighty Boosh since its conception in the late 90s. Over the years he has been involved in many aspects of the show including the design of DVDs, books and merchandise to choreography, music and playing many characters in the show itself, most famously Bollo, the Gorilla.

 

Dave’s photography of his fellow cast members and good friends Noel Fielding, Julian Barratt, Rich Fulcher and Mike Fielding spans over 12 years. The exhibition of photographs provides a unique insight into the lives and characters of The Mighty Boosh collective, intimate back stage moments from TV shows and sell out live tours, some seen for the first time, many of which are Dave’s personal favourites.

 

Photos of the opening night >

WELLA

 

2012

 

Robyn Dixon – King reaches Wella National UK Finals 2012. She has been recognised as one of the UK’s top professional hair colourists following her success at reaching the UK & Ireland Final of the hairdressing industry’s most prestigious competition, the Wella Professionals TrendVision Award 2012, in the Color Category.

 

This year’s Wella Professionals TrendVision Award had over 800 entries at the initial Photographic stage, with Regional Heats taking place across the country in Scotland, Manchester, the Midlands and London over the last few weeks.

 

Following Robyn’s success in the Southern Regional Heat on the 29th May, they are now one of only 36 UK hairdressers to reach this year’s UK & Ireland Final, making her one of the country’s most sought-after and in-demand professional hair colourists.

Created to discover and acknowledge the industry’s most skilled hair stylists and colourists, the competition focuses on all aspects of hair styling and colouring, and the Photographic and Regional Heats are judged by some of the UK’s leading hair icons, including Adam Reed, Percy & Reed, Nelson Brown, Browns, Cos Sakkas, Toni&Guy and Stuart Bane, D&J Ambrose.


Each year, Wella Professionals produces four key trend looks that are designed to inspire the competition. The Young Talent Category is open to stylists under 30 years old to showcase their styling, technical and finishing skills, whilst the Color Category gives colourists of any age the opportunity to express their creativity and put their colouring skills to the test.