• The Mixup

    A global collaboration made of local parts - 41 artists from six cities getting mixed up in each others' creative process.


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    Groups of artists in six cities around the world will be following the same, three step process to co-create work.


    BEGINNING: Each artist starts a piece of artwork A3 sized - then they get together with the other artists in their city and mix up the work - all taking away a piece they didn't start.


    MIDDLE: Artists each work on the piece that someone else started. Then artists get together to mix up the artwork again, and each leaves with a piece that they haven't yet worked on.


    END: Artists finish the piece they have and this completes the city mixup - every piece has been worked on by three different artists, and every artist has worked on three pieces.

    When the local Mixups completed we had local shows - and now are embarking on a grand tour. Starting with an opening show at Lumberjack Coffee as part of Camberwell Arts Festival June 6-20 2016.

  • Mixup Events

    All over the world

    Second Global Show - Istanbul

    July 28 - August 13 / Space Debris Art

    Opening: July 28 19:00
    Interactive Workshop: August 06 3-5pm


    First Global Show - London

    June 6-20th / Lumberjack Coffee Camberwell

    Evening View on Thursday 16th June 6pm

    Workshop Sunday 19th 2pm

    Camberwell Arts Festival

    Medellín Mixup local show

    5th April

    Local Mixup from Colombia - in collaboration with the world film festival - featuring artists

    David Londoño, Federico Fernández Gärtner 
    June Juno, Paula Patiño, Santiago Pérez, Sara Serna, Santiago Rojas, Ximena Escobar

    26 Feb / The Brewers Co-Op 135 Albert Rd

    Fun to be had Mixing up Cape Town- DJ AT8 on the decks- Variety of craft beers freshly brewed(we like them fresh) on tap + snacks. — with Rendani Nemakhavhani, Atang Tshikare, Alexis Aronson, Andile Dyalvane, Alena Marajh and Mlondolozi Hempe.

    25 Feb / The Pigeon Hole Cafe Camberwell

    London artists show their leg of #globalmixup // Private View on Thursday 7pm // FREE WORKSHOP Sunday 2pm // info thepigeonholecafe.com

  • The Beirut Mixup

    Hosted by Saba Sadr


    Jamal Saleh

    Jamal is a Beirut-based collage artist and designer.

    Maleeha El Sadr

    Maleeha is a visual artist and wanna-be nihilist in Michigan who begrudgingly finds meaning and symbolism in everything, feeding her involuntary idealism, and rendering her confused.

    Moussa Shabandar

    A visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works between Lebanon and the UK, Moussa's current work explores the visual impact of buildings on their environment.

    Riham El Ghosseini

    Riham is a graphic designer and photographer from Lebanon who seeks answers and inspirations in nature.

    Saba Sadr

    Saba is an Iranian-Lebanese painter and installation artist who lives in Beirut and Los Angeles

    Reem Ghaddar

    Reem is a graphic designer and a doodle artist from Lebanon.

  • The Cape Town Mixup

    Hosted by Nkuthazo Dyalvane & Atang Tshikare


    Alexis plays with various media in order to give totemic form to the unseen inhabitants of landscape, story and psyche.

    My expressions are led by the influence of heart, environment and translation, traditions and travel experiences.

    Zabalazaa is a meeting of imagination and logic.

    An advocate of a life filled with creativity (translation---jack-of-all-trades =Master of Advocacy).

    Rendani is an artist & stylist from Johannesburg.

    Kaylin Carollisen

  • The LA Mixup

    Hosted by Lara Salmon and MP Knowlton


    Christina is an artist interested in how objects feel around their edges.

    Christine is a painter and performance artist.

    Danny tries really hard, and animation happens.

    Devin's work deals with an exploration through the powers of line.

    Lara is a performance artist who makes objects and also participates in most of Richard's collaborations.

    Mostly sweet but slightly evil, Lexis finds a balance between the two through mixed media, paintings, and "cutcatures".

    Louise is an artist who attempts to capture energy and light in patterns.

    “I love cats. I love all cats. Big and small. I wanna help all the cats in the world.”

  • The London Mixup

    Hosted by Rich Watkins & Rosie Cooper


    Amanda Holiday is an artist & filmmaker with a keen in interest in the collision of line and narrative; drawing and story.

    Claudine is scribbling her livelihood as an illustrator in London.

    Erica Parrett

    Erica explores issues of neighbour hood, community and personal narratives. She was recently resident artist at Dulwich Picture Gallery.

    Matt was a founding member of The Visual Mafia and The 62, and has since moved his studio to London.

    Nick is a designer, engineer and artist.

    Richard is a poet, artist and initiator of creative collaborations.

    Rosie paints. She is from New Zealand.

  • The Medellín Mixup

    Hosted by Federico Fernández Gärtner



    Illustration and Design


    Paula Patiño

    Lingerie and Ceramics

    From Zorro Negro


    Santiago Rodas

    Publicist, Poet and Street Art

  • Tell me more

    When did it start? When does it finish?

    Mixups are starting October 2015 - and we are aiming to be done early 2016 - there will then be local shows before the first global show in June 2016.

    Who is behind the project?

    The catalyst for the project is London artist Richard Watkins - who has acquired a bit of a habit of starting elaborate collaborative projects - but the idea was built together with the city hosts who are all ongoing collaborators from The Airmail Project.

    It's like a game I used to play where you draw a head and someone else draws a body!

    Yep. It's sometimes called Consequences or Exquisite Corpse.

    Are there any other rules?

    Nope. It's a project that is all about respecting the creative agency of the artists. Whenever the paper is in their hands they can do anything they want with it. The only rule is that when they pass it on, they have to let it go.

  • Where it all started

    A global art experiment: 16 artists in 16 countries collaborating by post.

    In 2014, Richard Watkins and Lara Salmon started The Airmail Project, where 16 artists from 16 countries started a process that was the precursor of the Mixup. Each artist started a piece of work, sent it to an artist in a different country to work on, who sent it to a third artist to finish. The work travelled a total of 264,000 miles - and we had exhibitions in LA, Beirut, London and Istanbul. The project seemed to capture the imagination and so it made sense to expand on the idea.


    Airmail artists: Richard Watkins from UK, Lara Salmon from USA, Federico Fernández Gärtner from Colombia, Nini Sum from China, Maria Mokbel from Hungary, Anastasia Belous from Ukraine, Dean Christie from Australia, Henk Holsheimer from Holland, Robert Ekblom from Sweden, Ben Ong from Malaysia, Saba Sadr from Lebanon, Marianne Saltiel from Mexico, Andile Dyalvane from South Africa, Rosie Cooper from New Zealand, Tara Jaffar from Iraq and Musonda Kabwe from Zambia.