Blur - NME

22 February 12

Posted at 4:40

In this week’s NME, Blur reveal that they are to headline a huge Hyde Park Olympic show. We went down to the Kentish Town Forum where they were busy rehearsing for the Brits to shoot them for this NME cover and feature story

Click here to see the behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot.




Dean Chalkley: Special Guest Speaker at "Listen to This"

21 February 12

Posted at 4:44

Following on from Dean's stint at The White Wall Space Gallery, Leigh~on~Sea with his Music portraits retrospective " LOOK HEAR" (on until 29th Feb).

Dean has been invited along to Metal's Popular music and culture festival " Listen To This" to appear as a special Guest Speaker at the "Tribalism And Difference: Subcultures And Scenes" talk.

Dean will be discussing the subculture in which he immersed himself whilst growing up in Southend and how they have remained at the core of his inspiration.

Click here to purchase tickets for the event which will be held on Friday 20 April 2012 7.30pm – 10pm at Chalkwell Hall, Southend on Sea. or call 01702 470700


Look.Hear Portfolio review and Audio Pleasure

15 February 12

Posted at 4:48


Special Sunday Session: 19th February

Dean and renowned Photographer's Agent Adele Rider
will be reviewing photographers portfolios at the
White Wall Space Gallery Places are subject to availability so please apply by friday 17th February for your slot by mailing The gallery will reply with your allocated time.

The Fantastic Canadian Troubadour C.A.Smith will be performing a very special Acoustic Set in the Gallery space, this is not to be missed!

Click here for the Facebook event.


Young Souls Film at Cinequest Film Festival

08 February 12

Posted at 5:02

The Festival is attended by 80,000 and although over 2,000 films are submitted each year only 188 films are shown and so we feel very honored that Dean Chalkley's YOUNG SOULS is among the final selection.

Cinequest is an annual independent film festival held in San Jose, California.

2012 is Cinequest's 22nd year and takes place from February 28th until March 11th.

YOUNG SOULS will be shown in the Shorts Program under "Give-and-Take" alongside 5 others.

Here is what the organisers had to say about the selections:

 "What sacrifices must one make?
No matter how it's defined, most people enjoy successes, but what we rarely reflect upon are the losses we suffer. Give-and-Take highlights the good and the bad of our endeavors. This program questions how much effort we are willing to put fourth to achieve our desire and to what lengths we are willing to go. But ultimately, these creative and inspiring shorts help us identify what we really value as individuals and determine for which ambitions we are willing to fight."

Young Souls will be shown on the following dates:
01/03/12 at 2:15 pm
06/03/12 at 4:30 pm
08/03/12 at 07:00pm

Click here to buy tickets to "Give-and-Take" Shorts Program 3 where YOUNG SOULS will be screened.


Look.Hear - Now Open

06 February 12

Posted at 5:10

After a fantastic opening night on Friday 3rd Feb the White Wall Space gallery has now opened it’s doors to the public for Dean Chalkley’s new Exhibition LOOK HEAR.

“The Opening party of LOOK HEAR was a great success, packed with people enjoying the work and the after show with it’s Band and music all added up to a great “happening”.

I’m keen to get down to the White WallSpace Gallery and meet people who come to see LOOK HEAR. So I’ll hopefully be there every Sunday. There will also be some spontaneous live music added to the mix. So keep an eye out on the B log and the Facebook for the latest news!

So thanks to all who came down, and all those who made the event such a high point - the DJ’s, the band “ New StreetAdventure”, all those that worked at the gallery, my assistant, just to mention a few.” – Dean Chalkley

So far the event has had plenty of radio coverage. The entire after show over at The Ship was broadcast live on Radio Nova Lujon by Dave "Jazz DJ" Dawson, Click here for an excerpt. Early on in the night on day Ian Wyatt of BBC Radio Essex came along to preview the show and conducted an interview with Dean in the Gallery before the party. Click here Dean talking with Ian Wyatt about the exhibition LOOK HEAR which was broadcast on Saturday morning (skip to 2hrs 23 to hear Dean's interview).


Look.Hear on The Printspace's Blog

02 February 12

Posted at 4:57

This morning The Printspace informed us that they have posted up a little article about LOOK.HEAR. Dean talks about several images that appear in the exhibition. Click here to read the interview. More exciting exhibition news to follow so keep an eye on the blog.


Look.Hear - Echo Feature

01 February 12

Posted at 5:13

Today we are in Leigh-on-Sea hanging Dean's new exhibition LOOK HEAR!

Started the day off with a nice cup of coffee and read of the local paper!

The Echo have run a lovely spread on the show, which has it's preview night on Friday 3rd February at the White Wall Space Gallery followed by an after party at The Ship Pub (opposite the Gallery).
Anyway....back to getting the show up!