The Friends of Tony Romanoff Exhibition

Live from the teenage reliquary, the last golden archipelago of memory feats, the SAW archive in association with The Friends of Tony Romanoff presents a group show curated by Lucas Price.

Dalston as remembered by a dead academic, Whitechapel market pushed into a toilet cubicle of the Hacienda circa 1989, a high street photocopy shop with a walk through tour guided by Buckminster Fuller, the rose as a potential psychedelic catalyst. All of the works presented, and indeed the entire SAW archive, concern themselves with the time leading up to the death of Ghostly Cassette and the threshholding of imagery therein.

Featuring selected photos, reproductions and installed re stagings of events, you are invited to come up with your own version of how this might have gone down.

Private view 31st March 2011, 6 - 9pm. Show runs until the 13th Arpil 2011.
Pure Evil Gallery | 108 Leonard Street | London | EC2A 4RH

Exhibition sponsored by adidas
See the adidas all in video featuring the artist here.

West London's Art Factory — Get's Rolling

If you love art and music then you are going to love “Get Rolling” West London Art Factory's contemporary art show at Filmscape Media’s studios.

“Get Rolling” will showcase canvases and screenprints from a selection of artists including Inkie, Maximilian Wiedemann, Carleen de Sozer, Myne, Jewel, Belinda Frikh, Mark de Rosa, plus special guests including Zeus, Leeks, Solo One and T.wat.

“Get Rolling” will incorporate a live performance from Alexia Coley, a DJ will play a selection of upbeat tunes to see us into the late hours and you will have plenty of chances to win some great artwork from the show’s artists. All proceeds will be donated to the charity “Paintings in Hospitals”.

The show launches Friday 01 April 2011 from 6pm, with live painting from 7pm.
Further information can be found on the events Facebook page.

The Perfume Factory | Units M & H | 140 Wales Farm Road | Acton | W3 6UG

Chasing Ghosts Book Launch

Chasing Chosts blog are celebrating their time in London with the launch of the first edition of the Chasing Ghosts Photo book.

The book contains 40 pages with 150 full colour photo’s dedicated purely to the streets of London. This edition is limited to only 50 copies, each signed and numbered. The launch party will take place on Tuesday the 29th of March 6pm to 9pm and hosted by the LAVA Gallery:

LAVA Gallery
| 1.11 Kingly Court | Carnaby Street | London W1B 5PW

Blu — Test Loop Videos

Looks like Italian street artist BLU is working on some new stop motion animations having just released these two short animated tests, both painted in an abandoned factory where he has been trying out some new ideas. We are really liking the second test piece and can't wait to see what these clips evolve into.

Along the Way — Photographic Exhibition

The Lava Gallery are hosting a group photographic exhibition in their Kingly Court space in Carnaby street this Thursday 24 March 2011. The exhibition will feature a new collection of old photos taken 'from here and there' — 35mm photos depicting the moments of cheeky escapades surrounding London and trips abroad.

The exhibition opens with a private view/ party Thursday 24 March 6 — 9.30pm. The show will run at the gallery until the 30 March 2011. The launch party will have music on the night provided by DJ Dark and beers sponsored by Tiger Beer.

LAVA Gallery | 1.11 Kingly Court | London | W1B 5PW

Cyclops is all in with Adidas

Concrete is his canvas, the city is his studio, but his masterpiece won't be found in any museum. Street artist Cyclops goes all in with adidas.

UPMOST — Tag Zine 6

The guys over at Upmost have just dropped Issue 6 of the UPMOST TAG ZINE and it is now available in a full colour, printed A5 magazine. The content is the same as previous versions — handstyles from around London town, but this time in a paper version rather than an online version.

Full colour, 44 pages, 130gsm paper, printed in very limited quantities, grab one now for the same price as a pint! Available on the Upmost website for £3.50

Skewville — British Beef

NY artists Skewville are in London ahead of their 'Slow Your Roll' solo show at the High Roller Society Gallery which opens later this week.

Matt Sewell — Ley Lady Ley Exhibition

For those of you lucky to be in New York tonight, Friday March 11th, get yourselves over to our good friend Matt Sewell's new show Ley Lady Ley. The Mighty Tanaka have flown Matt over from the Northeast of England to create artwork in house specially for this event. He has created 10 new original pieces of art as well as a large scale mural.

Ley Lady Ley represents an era when people connected with Mother Earth and worshiped the land. Men and women joined in a celebration of nature and praying to the deities. Through fertility dances in oak groves and the cycle of life, death and rebirth, the artwork for Ley Lady Ley forges a sacred bond that is all but lost in modern society.
The show opens in Brooklyn with an opening reception Friday, March 11th, 2011
6:00PM - 9:00PM and the run will then run until the April 8, 2011

Mighty Tanaka | 68 Jay St | Suite 416 | Brooklyn | NY 11201

Felipe ‘FLIP’ Yung — ShungaPop

“Shunga Pop” is Felipe Yung “Flip”’s first solo exhibition in London. The artist shows the ironic aesthetics of pop art within a particular universe such as oriental pornography.

There are indicators that the production of erotic drawings denominated Shunga (cent. XVI) was meant exclusively for the court. It took hundreds of years for this art to be popularized and the purpose of such images were not exclusively for pleasure and visual stimulus, but also for sexual education from foreplay practices to proper hygiene. In the Western World, they would have probably been censored due to its explicit and out of proportion sexual organs.

Flip is part of Famiglia Baglione and lives in São Paulo, as cosmopolitan a city as New York and London, home to the largest Japanese population outside Japan. Due to his multiple cultural roots, the artist has great admiration and is largely influenced by the oriental culture and philosophy, a constant element in his artwork.

The exhibition features paintings executed on handmade paper originally printed in Kyoto, Japan. In a malicious way the images lacking decorum suggest paradoxes, once there is dialogue between sexual elements and childish characters and vibrant patterns.

Pure Evil Gallery | 108 Leonard st | London EC2A 4XS

Wall Project — Rich Mix & Havana Club

Rich Mix and Havana Club are calling on amateur or professional artists to submit designs for a specially commissioned wall art project, taking place over the next twelve months at the Shoreditch cultural hotspot, Rich Mix.

Artist Remi/Rough launched the Havana Club Wall Project with his interpretation and vision of the values that make Havana so unique. The celebrated urban artist was specially commissioned to design and paint an interior wall that runs the entire length of the Rich Mix events space.

Artists are invited to submit their entries to panel of experts, led by Remi/Rough, who will select two winning designs to feature on the Rich Mix interior wall throughout the year. The design must embody the unique and inspiring attitude that reflects the true values of the Cuban capital – humanity, spontaneity and creativity, this refreshing attitude highlighting the informality, passion and generosity of the people of Havana.

Design sketches must be submitted to Rich Mix ( as a jpg by: March 21 with the winning wall design on show from May to August 2011. More details on project here.

TED Prize Winner JR & INSIDE OUT

Please visit to participate.

Corroded Surfaces — Graffik Gallery

Graffik Gallery will kick off 2011 with the “Corroded Surfaces” show hosted by the infamous “Grafik Warfare” collective from Thursday 3 March until Sunday 20 March 2011. This “Heavy metal Attitude” will bring to life unique corroded objects sourced from decaying landmark British industrial sites, which will challenge, stimulate and YES, be full of steel! It will also promote British Street arts engaging with a “Never Say Die” re-use and recycle message countering some popular beliefs.

The promoter and founder of Grafik Warfare, known by his artist name “SNUB23”, will style the gallery for this event transforming it into an “industrial street look”. This purposely designed Urban art installation space will take over from the ‘White walled’ traditional gallery look and will allow visitors to deeply engage with the “Corroded Surfaces” show and will amplify the talent of the “Grafik Warfare” artists.

To RSVP to the Private View please email
The exhibition will take place from 4 – 20 March 2011.

Graffik Gallery | 284 Portobello Road | London W10 5TE

David Shillinglaw — Hobo Chic

London based artist David Shillinglaw was born of British parents in 1982 in the Middle East, which may explain his thirst for travel and exhibiting in galleries worldwide. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2002 he has exhibited in galleries in Japan, China, Holland, and keys cities such as NY, London, Berlin and Istanbul.

Shillinglaw has worked amongst some key members of the Urban Art community, assisting Dalek during his residency at Elms Lester in 2009, as well as exhibiting in group show ‘Art For Haiti’ in February 2010 which also featured work by Matt Small, Remi Rough, Jaybo Monk, Pure Evil, D*Face, amongst other notable artists.

HOBO CHIC is his title of his latest exhibition of new works, which will open with a private view on the 03 March 2011 at the Negre Gallery on Columbia Road, London. The exhibition will continue at the gallery until the 24 March. Check the gallery website for opening times.

NEGRE | 146A Columbia Road | London E2

Cept — Daily Operation Prints

Steal from Work have been spring cleaning ahead of their comeback show and they found these beautiful screen prints that Cept made way back in 2008 for their Not A Penny Off The Pay, Not A Second On The Day group show. They knew they hadn't quite sold out of them but had assumed that the simply got lost in the chaos that typified their first few shows. But here they are.

Printed in two colours (black & white) on to either Red, Light Blue or Light Brown art board. As they aren't exactly new Steal From Work aare selling the last couple for the bargain price of only £50.

Daily Operation (Red, Blue & Brown)

2 colour screen print

50 x 70cm
300gsm coloured acid free art board

Signed and numbered edition of 20

£50 + p&p

Available through the Steal From Work site now.

Safewalls — An Introduction

We previously mentioned the Safewalls project which held the first exhibition of their twelve city tour here in London last month at the High Roller Society Gallery. The 3 Visions of Totem show saw Jon Burgerman, Sweet Toof and Glenn Anderson create daring and original alternative poster designs for Cirque du Soleil London show Totem.

The London show has now finished and the Safewalls crew have moved onto the next city where they will work with another three artists. The above video gives you an introduction as to what the project is about and also some hints as to some of the other artists they plan to work with. The crew are currently in Houston, Texas for the second city show where they will be working with Shag, El Mac and Jason Limon.

For more info and to check if they are visiting your city hit up the Safewalls website.

Street Art — Seen on the streets 04

Here are a few photos from the streets of East London we have taken in the last couple of days. With the weather here in London slowly beginning to warm up it looks like artists are coming outta their studio hibernation and taking to the streets again.
Bortusk Leer
Zezão + Milo Tchais + ELMO
To view more from the streets check out Invisiblemadevisible flickr page as it gets updated weekly with new work.