Saturday, 26 February 2011


An impressive and wide display
2.A complete suite of Armour

Decidedly Panoply for 2010’s October Free For Arts festival was successful at rearing a few performance artists heads towards new ideas of working in differing mediums.

Panoply is a performance art event based in costume, fashion design and theatre.
It is a new cultural masquerade.

The Volkov Commanders bring Panoply to the as of yet vacant, Piccadilly Place ground floor retail units. The space is brutalist in it's architectural style without any soft wood or polished floors. Replacing the lack of shop furnishings with progressive fashion design and live sculptural works displayed in front of an audience. Appropriating ‘commerce’ and the commercial in order to insert within it the hand made and conceptually driven.

Much like the Witworth Galleries’ seminal exhibition, Marina Abromovic presents, the audience must navigate a space within which the performers inhabit throughout the event, in Panoply however some performances stop and start, some only last a few minutes, some the entirety of the event, and so culminate in a throng of differing and staggered live pieces.

As the Volkov Commanders we purposefully want to create fiction for the sake of spectacle. Our aims are to look forwards, bringing artists and performers together whose work is dissident of contemporary cultural practices. Our intention is to perpetuate our events as a future ritual, as though free thinking and witty creatives inhabit underground enclaves oppressed and opposed by the droning masses. We want the audience to feel part of our future art cult and feel persuaded to join us.

March 31st 2011 6pm-10pm

3 Piccadilly Place, Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3BN

Monday, 3 January 2011


A sneaky picture of the piece made by HUSSAIN at the joyride playground exhibition at soup kitchen Manchester. Visit the show which runs until mid Feb, and check out HLD TGHT online.


RAG Hand-me-down-clothing is a fashion label based in Manchester. The emphasis is on creating beautiful garments in a ethical fashion. Each garment is partly or fully constructed from found/recycled/vintage/handed down fabric or garments and will come with full details about it’s previous life. Please visit


HUSSAINDEYN were commissioned by 'the Rock Bury' to create a dress made from bury black pudding to promote their party season collections. We came up with the idea of making a 60's paneled mini dress and cape using vinyl and suiting material. The making was hilarious and at times quite gross. But surprisingly the results look really good. You can read about it here.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


This Friday night sees the opening of a great new exhibition in Manchester, HLD TGHT presents Joyride playground in the basement of the soup kitchen in Manchester. The days running up to the show will see the space become an open studio with each artist creating their work on site.
The open studio will be a great place to come and meet lots of fresh-faced local and national artists in a buzzing, creative atmosphere. HLD TGHT includes:
Agent (Birmingham), Newso (Birmingham), Ventza (London), Mr Penfold (Cambridge), Rong (Manchester) Deus (London), Melo (Manchester), David Bailey (Mount Pleasant),
Mooty, Fraser Chapman, Richard Birdseed, Dylan Hughes, Richard Shields, Vanechkaivanov Tank Petrol, Alex Humphries, Full Cream Ahead, Jim Pope, Ali Gunn, Alison Forde, Lois MacDonald, Anna Beam, Oliver Glasser, Lispencie, TXLW, Aliyah Hussain, Eleanor Marechal, Pavi, Alaska, Iwan Roberts, 30DZ, Box, G2, and more!

My piece is going to be a colourfuk skyscraper playground imagined in a futurist city. Come down tomorrow and thursday to see the construction! If not the opening starts at 7 on friday.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


HUSSAINDEYN'S good friends One69a and RAG are collaborating to give you the opportunity to design, print and make your own t-shirt.
Using appliqué paper and various types of fabric, participants will have the opportunity to create shapes from drawings/images that can be ironed and then stitched to t-shirts, this can be incorporated with screen printing either over the design or onto the fabric before applying. Using silk screens and hand cut stencils you can draw and print your own designs and combine this with the simple appliqué technique to create your very own bespoke tshirt.

These workshops will be held in the newly refurbished club and gallery space at Islington Mill.

One69a design, make and print a variety of products at their studio in Islington Mill, Salford. All of our products are printed by hand using silk screens. We also facilitate a range of creative projects and workshops in Manchester and beyond.

RAG hand-me-down clothing is a Manchester based clothing label that uses vintage, recycled and handed down fabric to create unique garments.

The bar will be open with a delicious selection of food and refreshments for you to enjoy before and after the workshop. You can also save on the pennies by pre ordering food when you book you place on the workshop!

The gallery will also be open for you to peruse the latest exhibition. If you wish to stay into the evening, there will also be the opportunity to catch live music and various club nights.


Friday 15th October 1-4pm
Friday 22nd October 1-4pm
Saturday 13th November 1-4pm
Saturday 27th November 1-4pm
Saturday 4th December 1-4pm
Saturday 11th December 1-4pm

£10 per person
£15 per person (this includes a delicious soup & sandwich combo)

To book your place on any of these workshops, please email or book online at:

Islington Mill
James Street
M3 5HW

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


We were kindly invited to the launch of the " ROCK " for Bury Rocks. We were asked to judge the style icon award and give away 60 of our limited edition T-shirts.
We had the most spectacular day and would like to thank the Rock and All their Team for involving us in that very special event.


HUSSAINDEYN were commissioned to design a T-shirt for the New Rock of The North " BURY ROCKS SHOPPING CENTRE "
here's a little sneak peek of the design process in our studio.

Monday, 6 September 2010


HUSSAINDEYN'S good friends the Volkov Commanders are putting on an event in manchester on the 7th october as part of the Free for arts festival. Panoply!! Is an artistic performative event,inspired by the eccentricities and ambition of contemporary fashion catwalk designs and displays.
For a one off evening event, Panoply!! Brings artists, designers and performers together to take on the job of creatively displaying a fullc atalogue of design with concept in front of a live audience.

Visit their blog at
or become friends on facebook- Volkov Commanders

Friday, 13 August 2010






BIG PROPS to HUSSAINDEYN's good Friend LISA STANNARD manchester based fashion designer & illustrator.
Lisa has lovingly produced these amazing portraits of the HUSSAINDEYN gang for us.


Follow LISA' on TWITTER here :

We absolutely LOVE them, Thank-you so much Lady L ... <3 <3 <3

Watch this space for our collaboration ...