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‘Fandangoe SKIP’ looks good enough to eat

‘Fandangoe SKIP’ looks good enough to eat

A QUIRKY ice cream kiosk created using a skip – and with a serious message behind its candy colours – has been turning heads in the heart of London.

Dubbed the Fandangoe SKIP, the eye-catching container has been created by a talented print artist, Fandangoe Kid, in collaboration with SKIP Gallery, an art duo who have worked with a range of artists and who use skips to deliver thought-provoking artworks.

Developed in conjunction with The Loss Project, which uses creativity and the arts to explore grief and loss, the funky skip-based kiosk handed out free ice cream and signposted visitors to a series of workshops aimed at supporting mental health.

The Fandangoe SKIP was unveiled at Greenwich Peninsula before moving to the bustle of Canary Wharf at the start of August.

It will soon cross the Atlantic to take up a spot in New York, as part of a BBC World Service production documenting Fandangoe Kid’s work.

The unusual creation was made by using a real skip (provided by Dartford waste business BK Skip Hire) for a base and with a floating ‘skip style’ canopy on top which was created using lightweight, sustainable materials, and featuring creative openings, fold-down hatches and doors.

Constructed by CAUKIN Studio, a social enterprise that aims to create impact through interesting architecture, the clever design is intended to catch viewers’ attention as they try to figure out how a typically heavy skip container could possibly be flipped over and suspended to create a ‘roof’.

The finished piece is adorned with Frandangoe Kid’s trademark graphic text and patterns in bold and pastel colours, intended to celebrate the rainbow spectrum of the human experience.

Print artist Fandangoe Kid is known for making large-scale public artworks which aim to smash taboos surrounding mental health, grief, loss, trauma and gender. She also uses film, fashion and workshops to explore a range of human experiences.

Last summer saw her create The Fandangoe Whip, an ice cream van which also served to highlight support for mental health.

The project is the latest development from artistic pair Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski who launched SKIP Gallery after hitting on skips as a means to first showcase art and then to become artworks themselves, delivering diverse messages ranging from loss, waste, consumerism and fashion to mental health.

Their skips – created through collaborations with major contemporary artists – often pop up in unexpected places, and involve skips hired or loaned from local waste companies which are temporarily repurposed to become galleries and artworks.

Follow the progress of the ‘Fandangoe SKIP’ on Instagram: @SkipGallery, @thelossproject1 and @fandangoekid
To read more about SKIP Gallery featured in our August issue of ‘Skip Hire & Waste Magazine’, click HERE.

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