….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
Current Project: From Boyhood to Manhood Foundation (FBMF), London
December 2015: Invitation to create a Fine Art Project with the “Midnight Bus” owned by TheFrom Boyhood to Manhood (FB2M) Foundation
As artists forming the creative fusion art entity “Kel1st and Yu”, based on your records of professional creative acumen and lifestyle embodiment of the values that are the key ingredients of FB2M’s track record of social reform and educational success in South London, you are cordially invited to lead our teams of youths and their teachers in creating a Fine Art Project using the “Midnight Bus” as a Medium of Creative Development.
There is no restriction on the scope or scale of this fine art project except for compliance to UK Health& Safety regulations and Ofsted Regulations.
Current project: “Nothing Left to Burn” #NL2B, Liverpool
“Nothing Left to Burn! #NL2B” 藝術抗議 (since 2012)
is a Cultural Weekend Annually hosted at the Bombed out Church (St Luke’s Church Liverpool)
There will be the endlessly edgy creative talents from Liverpool fusing with Global Creative Talents,
set in the amazing Bombed Out Church, carefully curated by Ambrose Reynolds, to create a citadel of Creative Activities. There were branding input from King Robbo‘s Team and Yu
which fused into a global phenomena of Team Rex arts exhibitions in 2012.
NL2B is a physical cultural arts manifestation of Iprotest Arts was initiated as a series of Arts based events spreading globally by word-of-mouth (a movement in Social media worldwide)
that invites young talented artists to participate in different peaceful arts events, from the heart of London’s Old School punk scene.
The only currency we deal in are Raw Talents.
When King Robbo fell irredeemably ill, Kel1st and Yu took over the events input of #NL2B in 2013. Kel1st is a Graffiti Wild Style Master and an expert in hiphop branding and New York Fortune 500 graffiti-graphics brand championship.
In 2014 The Bombed Out Church as a venue was under threat by corporate development and many international Artists with their fame originating in the “Liverpool Sound” step forward to protect the venue; to keep it artist-led. Sir Paul McCartney stepped in with his Publicity support and students of LIPA (Liverpool Institution of Performing Arts, Free school funded by Sir McCartney and his partner) volunteered as Creative volunteers for #NL2B 2015 as they become part of all Bombed out church events in the future.
Our main mission is to “give opportunities” where there were none; to follow our passion for the arts “for arts sake”.
“Being original is the best thing you can ever be in life.”
Some events will still be organised with the branding of “Iprotest Arts” where it is appropriate and where the use of such names would not cause difficulties for the artists in some countries where creative free speech is not freely celebrated.
Background of IProtest Not-for-Profit 2011-2012 is a UK based charity that was set up to encourage Creative Free Speech. It began as a concept between a group of London Protestors during the season of the Jasmine Revolution in 2011. Frankie Stein, a member of the former Colony Room who was heavily involved in the first Punk scene of London and lend her own historic resonance to the movement. The first iProtest preview exhibition was tested out with Art created by Cecilia.W.Yu, and some contextual open-source images. The event was supported by Betta Kultcha in West Yorkshire, which is a culture based community event, all about letting people talk about their “passions in life” without selling to anyone. The venue was donated by the historic Corn Exchange in Leeds, at the same time as street arts exhibitions were continuously being exhibited in the protest scenes of London. Since its inception in July 2011, iProtest has been included in the Dove Charitable Giving Lists and formed a strong arts-based collaboration with Yala-Youth Leaders in Isreal+Palestine with a view to mentoring several of their programs centered around their FC Barcelona Youth for Peace Soccer camps and Photography competitions for promising young Middle Eastern artists. Iprotest celebrate Creative Free Speech across all cultural, social & political barriers and believe in a Peaceful Sustainable Cultural development for this planet. We are currently in talks with the London City Council to secure a venue for London 2012 with a view to create the first iProtest Arts Culture tour. At the same time we are doing a number of community events in Liverpool, Leeds, London and globally; possibly including a future curation project with American Visual Arts Guild.
As of 14 April 2012, Sustain-Able has agreed to be part of the Nobel Women Initiative
that will be launched their campaign of
“Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict”
in May 2012
following the initiative set out by Nobel Laureate Jody Williams & Global Social Entrepreneur Lynn Twist
during the Inspiring Women Summit 2012.