When I received the press release about this I was so excited. All my favourite street artists in one exhibition! Wall to Wall’ is Hang-Up Gallery’s upcoming exhibition and it will feature work from some of the world’s leading street artists, including:Banksy, KAWS, Faile, Swoon, Futura, Matt Small, Shepard Fairey, David Choe and Ben Eine. It will also feature an exciting installation by italian artist RUN.
The main gallery space will recreate the organised chaos of a street artist’s studio to intensify the viewing experience. Expect to see paint splattered walls, empty spray paint cans, collage material cuttings and tools of the craft transporting the viewer deep into the creative process of how and where art is made.
British graphic artist Patrick Thomas with be exhibiting at the Hang Up Gallery from 1 Feb – 16th March 2014.
Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with Valentines Day.
100 BPM will be the artist’s ﬁrst solo exhibition in London since 2008 and ﬁrst time that this collection will be shown publicly.
The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screen printing and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition. A selection of prints will be perforated with a laser cutter to simulate arrow shots. Several will have real arrows embedded into the gallery walls.
If you’re looking for some great art to liven up your walls don’t miss this!
Starting today and until the 21st of February, Jester Jacques Gallery will be opening a Pop up shop in Boxpark, Shoreditch. During this four day event you will be able to purchase prints by local and famous street artists such artists Shepard Fairey, Sweet Toof and Jimmy C.
Also taking place throughout the 4 days: badge making as instructed by artist Rosemary Cronin, a mural spray painted by a surprise local street artist for you to add your tags to, a beginners guide to producing your own ‘zine’ with printmaker Ben Rider and exclusive coupons to be used in store or online.
Art of Life, a group of Dutch pot orchid growers have unveiled a new exhibition of orchid inspired art at the Village Underground, Shoreditch, East London, to raise awareness about the versatility of the exotic beauties.
The 3D effect, photo realistic exhibition is available to view on the exterior walls of the cultural space on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch until Sunday 23rd December 2012. The exhibition promises to transform the gritty brick façade to showcase and create intrigue about the splendour of the striking floral variety.
From 11 am, Orchids will be given away to passers-by at the site in celebration of the work and the festive season! All you need to do to claim your orchid is share an image of the artwork using the hashtag #FloralFriday with your Twitter followers.
The Art of Life exhibition wall is available to view on the Great Eastern Street side of Village Underground by Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PQ.
Koppaberg Unestablishment is a week-long event celebrating the best of creative industries in Manchester and London. On Saturday I was lucky enough to go on a tour with local Shoredtich street art gallery owner and artist Pure Evil. If you’re a fan of street art Shoreditch is the best place to go. We spent two glorious hours having a wonder around looking at all the interesting pieces. If you would like to go on tour yourself, sign up to my newsletter and I will email you a copy of the map.
One of the best things about living in London is the abundance of events that are going on around town all the time. Today was no exception. The day started with meeting my friend Miss Pinglish (Polish-English hehe) for brunch at Rushes in Soho. At the moment Rushes Short Film Festival is taking place in Central London, if you are a big film buff take a look at their site to watch innovative and exciting emerging shorts from British film talent. Afterwards we were still feeling hungry so we headed to Moolis.
Moolis is a fun and cute little restaurant on Frith Street which sell delicious and spicy roti rolls. My favourite is the pork and pomegranate mooli. One of these bad boys and I am in food heaven! If you find yourself in Soho do pay them a visit!
Feeling nicely sated, we wandered off towards Covent Garden to the St Martins Courtyard Food Festival. We had much fun looking at all the gorgeous food on show from restaurants such as Suda Thai,Bill’s and Cantina Laredo. Afterwards we decided to go for a stroll around Covent Garden during which we made a few great discoveries. Miss Pinglish and I are both stationery and art fanatics and we simultaneously discovered The London Graphic Centre on Shelton Street. This shop is must visit for any art lover looking for art and craft materials, they have an extensive collection and prices are reasonable. We then found ourselves back on Shaftesbury Avenue when I saw a piece by Stik one of my favourite graffiti artists in the distance.
It was following this trail that lead us to what I can only describe as a secret garden! The Phoenix Garden is behind Shaftesbury Avenue and was so wonderful that we just had to have a look. I love that there were secluded areas for sitting and i’m sure it will be a great place for a date when the weather is better. If the weather wasn’t so bad we would have stuck around a bit longer but the rain hastened our speed to leave!
Next…Having heard on Facebook that Ricard was hosting a Petanque Garden Party in Chelsea Physic Garden we jumped on the 19 bus down to Sloane Square. Now I have a tip, if you’re a visitor coming to London and you want to see some of London’s highlights for a minimal cost the no. 19 is a great bus route. You will pass on the way Tottenham Court Road, Piccadilly, St James, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square.
Our route towards the Chelsea Physic Garden took us past many gorgeous haunts, that I will be sure to revisit. Chelsea Pensioners fields, Gordon Ramsay – Royal Hospital Road and The National Army Museum. We arrived at the event slightly wet but in good spirits. Despite the rain there was a good turnout at the Ricard event and we were greeted with a lovely Ricard Panama hat. Entertainment was a vintage 30s singing troupe, and petanque games were going on all over the garden despite the rain. We had a lovely time wandering around and looking at all the different herb and fruit varieties. I look forward to returning once the weather is nice! Also in attendance and enjoying the festivities was London IT girl and Vivenne Westwood muse Tolula Adeyemi and former Eastender’s actress Preeya Kalidas.
To end the day we walked back to the Kings Road and finished with a strawberry tart and a hot chocolate at my favourite patisserie chain Patisserie Valerie.