Shelter's 52 Weeks Auction/Exhibition

Housing charity Shelter has teamed up with Margaret and 20 Hoxton Square Projects to create ‘52 Weeks’, a unique show with 52 artists having each donated a piece of work inspired by weeks of the year. The collection will be on display at 20 Hoxton Square Projects in London from Thursday 25 – Saturday 27 November.

The exhibition aims to highlight the shocking reality that every week across Britain, almost 5,000 households face the nightmare of losing their home.

Popular artists including Sir Peter Blake, Eine and RYCA, Dan Baldwin, Jon Burgerman,Rob Ryan, Jessica Alburn, Stanley Donwood are among the 52 artists who have contributed to the exhibition.The full line up can be viewed on Shelters website.

All 52 pieces will be auctioned in aid of Shelter. A live auction will take place on 24 November of 15 pieces. All other items will be available through a silent auction at the venue and online auction for the duration of the exhibition, bids will end on Saturday 27th November at 6pm. If you are interested in taking part and would like a full catalogue or to attend the live auction, please contact hannah_lumb@shelter.org.uk

20 Hoxton Square Projects | 20 Hoxton Square | London | N1 6NT

The Street Art Stencil Book

The Street Art Stencil Book, by On.Studio and published by Laurence King recently is a pure celebration of the art of the stencil. It features 20 laser-cut stencils by street artists. The 20 stencils are on perforated card so they can be easily removed and used. As well as a profile of each artist and an in-situ photograph to accompany their stencil, there is also an interview with Blek Le Rat.

Tagged by many as the father of street stencil art (despite his own citing of John Fekner as its originator) Blek Le Rat has been the movement’s driving force for nearly thirty years. As well as giving an interview in which he discusses his work and what he thinks about street art today, he has created a stencil for the book.

Stencils included have been created by: AIKO, Alexandre Orion, Btoy, Bandit, Ben Frost, Blek Le Rat, Bork, C215, D*Face, EElus, Eine, Hush, Jef Aérosol, Logan Hicks, M-City, Mantis, Nick Walker, Paul Insect, Pure Evil and X0000X.

The book is available from Amazonand other good bookshops.

Kid Acne — Concrete Hermit

Kid Acne returns to London with a new show opening Thursday 11th November 2010 at the Concrete Hermit Gallery. This is Ackers first London solo show of 2010: ‘When The Smoke Clears’ will be a presentation of new works, as well as a new line of products, including T-Shirts, a sweatshirt, and an excpetional-quality screen prints.

During the show, Acne will also be re-designing the window display at Concrete Hermit's Kingly Court shop space, where all his products will also be available, including his awesome Stabby Women zine.

Concrete Hermit | 5A Club Row | Shoreditch | London | E1 6JX
Launch party from 6pm on the 11th November 2010

Lokey Solo Show — Weapons Of Choice

Bristol's Weapon of Choice Gallery are hosting the first solo show from the artist know as 'Lokey'.

Lokey was born and raised in Bristol. His passion for Graffiti started in the mid 1980’s through a chance meeting in a local park, with some kid’s break-dancing who had returned from their holiday in America with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of Graffiti.

Lokey, amongst Bristol's second wave of graffiti writers is the youngest of the veterans. Growing up in the Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker went on to be a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz & more recently Weapon of Choice. Collaborator with Banksy amongst many others Lokey has been painting the streets of Bristol over the last 2 decades in the once underground scene, which is now very much a part of the day to day lives of Bristolian people.

"Considered one of the best 3D letter writers around but not being pinned down to just 3D, keeping a vast amount of styles under his belt." — Weapons of Choice

The show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his Graffiti, and an insight into his imagination. Opening preview 12th November 6-10pm. Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.

Weapon of Choice Gallery | 14 St Michaels Hill | Bristol | BS2 8DT

Beautiful Losers Documentary

You can now watch Beautiful Losers in it's entirety online thanks to the guys over at Babelgum. The documentary is about the DIY art scene in '90s New York which launched the careers of Harmony Korine, Mike Mills and Shepard Fairey.

Directed by Aaron Rose and featuring the following artists: Thomas Campbell. Shepard Fairey. Jo Jackson. Chris Johanson. Margaret Kilgallen. Harmony Korine. Geoff McFetridge. Barry McGee. Mike Mills. Stephen Powers. Ed Templeton.

Small Acts of Resistance Exhibition

In ‘Small Acts of Resistance’ Black Rat Projects brings together six international contemporary artists whose work bears the stamp of both the artist’s aesthetic vision and the activist’s world changing ambition. Works by Peter Kennard, Dot Masters, Matt Small, Know Hope,  and Armsrock will be on display from Thursday 4th November –Tuesday 30th November 2010. In addition to this, there will be a large-scale site specific installation created by Swoon.

A preview evening for the exhibition will be held on Thursday 4th November from 6pm – 9pm.

Black Rat Projects | 83 Rivington Street | London EC2A 3AY