THE FANDANGOE SKIP
SMASHING THE TABOOS AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND LOSS
THE FANDANGOE WHIP 2021
Following 2021’s successful UK tour of The Fandangoe Whip, The Fandangoe Kid has partnered with Skip Gallery and CAUKIN Studio to present The Fandangoe SKIP, an ice cream ‘truck’ for mental health in London and NYC. The original project toured the UK offering ice cream and mental health support to diverse communities as we began to emerge from the global pandemic and all of its challenges. Founded by artist Annie Nicholson, otherwise known as The Fandangoe Kid this project seeks to smash taboos around grief and mental health.
THE FANDANGOE SKIP 2022
This year the Whip is back, in a new guise and a brand new partnership with CAUKIN studio, the Skip gallery and The Loss Project. We are aiming to smash the taboos around mental health, grief+loss by bringing ice cream and a programme full of workshops, talks and events at the Greenwich Design Fest and Canary Wharf’s summer festival.
Following the loss of many of Nicholson’s family members in 2011 in an accident in New York City, the artist wishes to build upon the success of the original Fandangoe Whip to mark the ten year anniversary of the tragic bereavement that has shaped the course of her creative practice, and her life.
The new commission will bring together the additional experience of architectural practice CAUKIN Studio and itinerant art space, Skip Gallery who previously worked together to create The Feelings Library in central London. The Fandangoe Skip seeks to offer mental health and grief support to diverse audiences across London and NYC this summer. The Loss Project is programming all activities for the London installation.
The BBC World Service have confirmed they will be commissioning a documentary of the process with the artist and team.