Craft Art Market: 28th August in association with Enfield Council

Introducing Craft Art Market
Craft Art Market is a one-day event at Artist Hive Studios, a fringe event for Enfield Council's 'A Month of Sundays'. Artist Hive Studios is a unique studio hub in North London that fosters the development of an artist’s career, providing affordable studio spaces in a creative environment. Following our ethos of celebrating creative talent this market will have maker stalls selling everything locally made from ice-cream to pottery, stalls include; Jai’s Ice Cream, Crouch End Candles, At Last Floristry and work by a local potter. We will also have open studios, food by Smokey Okey and a DJ to mark the launch of Makers Yard. For an opportunity to meet resident artists and celebrate local businesses, join us at Artist Hive Studios.
Exhibition in the main communal space will feature an installation by artist James Sibley.
The event will take place on Saturday the 28th of August 2021 from 12pm to 9pm, please book a timeslot prior to attending our event.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Food by Smokey Okey
Ice cream by Jai's Ice cream
Exhibition by artist James Sibley 
In JAMES SIBLEY’S work, fragments of personal nostalgia and cultural recurrences alike are mined in order to scrutinize, poke fun at and mourn the loss of historicity within contemporary culture at large. By mapping fissures between the phantasy of the American dream (particularly through investigating animation’s past) and its distilling effects on the fantasy of European folklore, objects and environments - both found and fabricated - are assisted to appear as though they exist(ed) in reality. For Sibley, making is bound to conceptual rigor, so that by reframing (and therefore reinscribing) the histories of an artwork’s physical conmponents, his practice - and its inclination towards authenticity - aims to transmute each scene into a tool which exacerbates and questions the hidden signifiers underpinning reality’s fabric. These ideas present themselves in the form of sculptural installation, moving image and sonic investigation. Sibley’s staged locations become conglomerates caught in flux, existing somewhere between film set and haunting experience, suspending the viewer in varying degrees of immersion. This suspension aims to problematize viewer consent when experiencing art, and looks to provide the groundwork for examining the affective bandwidth of the signs and symbols of everyday reality, alongside their origins in Hollywoodized fiction.  
His work currently looks at embodying personal conceptions of fictional characters (namely in Psychedellic, Noir or Gangster laden media) in order to rethink the way work should be made, and the narratives this raises. Through this, Sibley’s drive to practically assess the role of the artist - fisrtly in terms of transmutation (artist as alchemist); and secondly in terms of the recombination of assets in order to draw out their latent properties in a controlled manner (artist as shamanic figure) - is allowed to flourish, positing that art has the potential to transcend and not merely repackage everyday reality.