30 October 2011

Calendar 2012

A once in a blue moon post (on here, anyhows!) to let you know that the 2012 calendar is now on sale!

It's £10 (plus p&p) and available at the follwing places:


and via my webpage

11 December 2010


I enjoy taking part in exhibitions, but Eclectic Peel had that extra something to it for many reasons. Not only was it a damn fine tribute to one of the true greats, but it was a culmination of what must have been a challenging exhibition to put on: a group of artists from different disciplines (and locations!) showing and performing their own unique take on John Peel. I also got to meet people I have only worked with over the internet and have never met! Namely Halina and Sophie of Glasgow Podcart and my partner in the project Michael Corr.

This was also the first time I'd got to see the 'Peel Tent' in the flesh...or the vinyl. The credit for the blood, sweat and tears of the final piece lays with Michael who not only scoured the land for the right materials to use, but also transported it from Dundee to Glasgow and put it up in its concrete field.

I was stunned when I saw the tent - the graphics and the illustrations that I'd only seen on my computer screen finally took on a life of their own. The layout of our work was spot on. Not only did it look good and encourage the viewer to scour every inch to discover the work, but it also looked impressive when taking it all in from a distance.

The other highlight of the day (this is before all of the evening's events!) was discovering we'd got a full page in the arts section of The Herald. Apologies to the newsagent who I left dry of copies.

The evening itself was excellent: the neon pink hue of the Barras Centre adding to the warmth being generated inside on a bitterly cold evening outside where music, whisky, cupcakes and kind comments flowed. Peel posters and badges were bought so thank you to those who bought some and to those who stopped to talk about the tent.

Some related links:

Glasgow Podcart - http://www.glasgowpodcart.com/
Michael Corr - http://michaelcorr.blogspot.com/
Jan Patience - http://janpatience.blogspot.com/2010/12/eclectic-peel-published-in-herald-arts_05.html
Neil Thomas Douglas - http://www.neilthomasdouglas.com/
Lisa-Marie Ferla - last year's girl

I may have missed some out, so please feel free to add them.

I've put some photos up on Flickr too!

21 November 2010

John Peel exhibition

I'm damn chuffed to announce that I'll be taking part in Glasgow PodcART's John Peel exhibition 'Eclectic Peel'.

The lovely folk who run the Scottish based music/ arts website Glasgow PodcART have paired up over 20 artists/ musicians/ painters to create pieces based on the late, great John Peel.

I've been paired up with the Scottish artist/ designer Michael Corr and together we have created a 'Peel Tent'. The event is taking place at Glasgow's Barras Centre from 4th - 11th December and entry is free!

More details can be found here. Please come along!

15 May 2010

London Zine Symposium 2010

I'll be heading into unchartered territory with my first 'zine' at the London Zine Symposium!

I'm sharing a table as part of the 'Blop Stop Travel Zine' group whose fantastic line up is here

click the image above for more info (we're listed near the bottom!)

hope to see you there!

** update! I'll be manning the table from 1pm-2pm, so come and say hello! **

30 November 2009

2010 Desk Calendar

Howdy folks,

I'm not sure who pops by this lonesome blog no more, but I have some news! The 2010 Ben Rowe desk calendar is now on sale from the following locations:

www.benrowe.co.uk and


(update) £5 + p&p (UK p&p - £2/ World - £4)

An ideal (insert occasion) present for your nearest and dearest.

08 August 2009

Back at the Balloon

Another rare blog posting to let you know that I'll be exhibiting at the Gilded Balloon again this year! Work will be on display in the Teviot bar where I was lucky enough to exhibit my debut show in 2006.

Details can be found on the Gilded Balloon website or via benrowe.co.uk

Hope you can come along!

10 April 2009