We’re selling things at Soup Kitchen in Manchester from now until-7 (at The Soup Kitchen)
We’re very happy to announce Tryck, a new print fair at Soup Kitchen!
We love print fairs but often the choice can be overwhelming and when you do find an artist you like they don’t have enough space to exhibit all their work.
That’s why we’ve come up with an alternative - Tryck. Each Sunday we select one artist, collective or group to focus on and give them the space they deserve to show and sell their work at Soup Kitchen.
We’re taking up the reins for the first week followed by the brilliant Crooked Cartoon with Big Face Collective filling the slot on the 27/08.
We will have lots of new work for sale including new T-Shirts and copies of Generic Greeting #03. Also on the day we’ll have GG DJs:
& DJ Croww
http://www.thenoisegate.com/generic-greeting-generic-greeting-3/ @genericgreeting feeding your eyes AND ears #music #illustration
We’re very proud to present Pomona Island, a new documentary by GG’s award winning film-maker George Haydock.
Pomona Island gives insight into an often ignored but well loved area of Manchester city centre. As with his previous film Concrete Sleep George takes on a subject that in less talented hands would be dry and sterile and injects it with emotion and a sense of awe.
The film was premiered by the consistently fascinating Skyliner blog whose creator Hayley Flynn (who is featured in the film) asked George a few questions about the film:
”Why Pomona Island?
George Haydock: ”What fascinated me about Pomona Island is that somehow, through the cracks of hyper-development and regeneration, here lies a totally unmanaged, largely un-used and unnoticed area of land, over a mile in length, just quietly sitting a stones-throw from both Manchester and Salford. It just exists in a strange limbo between its former industrial use, and it’s inevitable destruction and future development. It’s existed in this limbo for 41 years, since the Docks closed. At first glance it does look a mess. However, take a closer look and you’ll see beauty in the chaos. It might seem like wasteland, but it carries a wealth of cultural, environmental, political, historical and philosophical implications. When I began researching it became clear that there is a very niche but varied fan-club of Pomona Island and spaces of a similar nature. I found this range of perspectives fascinating. Many implications and discussions can be drawn from this piece of land – and most people don’t even notice or realise it is there.”
What do you hope to achieve by bringing Pomona to the public eye?
GH: “The Island is home to many biologically rare and important flora and fauna. It’s teeming with life and nature. If the development happens, it will be tragic. Hopefully this film will encourage people to go and take a look around while it still exists.
And of course, Peel. As it stands they seem to produce a report every half a year or so with new development plans for the area. The film however, is not political in its intent, making only one reference to Peel. My main intention was to capture the essence of this unusual space, to glorify it, live with it and let it dwell for while. I wanted to celebrate the areas state of limbo – and see it with open eyes.
A lot of people who look at the space see and feel nothing, they might see this film and think it’s trivial, but in a way that tension is what interested me. The film is ultimately an attempt to challenge and cause friction against most people’s perspective. For me, film should speak at an intuitive level – and this is what I aimed to do with Pomona Island.”
Catch GG DJs back at The Ritz Manchester’s Roller Disco this Friday. Tickets and more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/743185975745455/
A new full length compilation album featuring 16 tracks from the collective’s 6 producers as well a killer feature from Bay Area legend ISSUE.
Covering a diverse range of electronic sounds and often defying categorisation this compilation is evidence of the evolution of the individual producer’s sounds as well as the progression of the collective as a whole. The artwork is also a reflection of the growth of the group - a collaboration between the illustrators behind the first two compilation’s artwork (Will Berry & Kidmilk) and new recruit Emily Briselden-Waters.
The extended running time of this compilation is used to showcase contrasting sounds ranging from heavy hip hop beats to meditative ambient moments, from awe-inspiring complexity to beautiful simplicity.
The compilation is up for streaming and pay-what-you-like download on BandCamp: www.genericgreeting.bandcamp.com/album/generic-greeting-compilation-3
and is being released on limited cassette by Anti-Party Records (Keyboard Kid, Suicide Year, Inner): http://antipartymusic.bigcartel.com/
Check out the producers on soundcloud:
Big War: soundcloud.com/bigwar
No Arms: soundcloud.com/noooarms
Generic Greeting: https://soundcloud.com/genericgreeting
Our first ever pop-up exhibition was at 2022 two years ago so it’s fitting to have our first full group exhibition in Manchester in the recently relaunched TwentyTwentyTwo.
We’ve welcomed a host of new talent to the illustration and design contingent of the collective since then and we can’t wait to show off some of their brilliant work.
Alongside Generic Greeting’s artist’s work will be specially commissioned work by the amazing illustrator Tim Hopgood.
The exhibition will feature work from:
and the launch night will be soundtracked by Generic Greeting DJs:
The video production arm of Generic Greeting has a flashy new website!
Check it out over at weareinvite.com
New art up from Kidmilk on up our Big Cartel - www.genericgreeting.bigcartel.com