LUSH 'Colourful Guts' Unicorn Print

Australian artist Lush is currently in London working on his upcoming show which opens next week. The artist will also be dropping a new print through Pictures On Walls. The print pictured above will be an edition of 100, 8 colour screen print and goes on sale 3rd July priced at £125 via the POW website.


We have previous posted about LUSH's upcoming London show.
he location of the exhibition was released online today and his London DIY Warehouse show will open JULY 5TH - 6PM, at 117 Wallis Road Hackney Wick, London. Take the overground to Hackney Wick station or numerous buses including the 26 or 388 See you all there!

Brad Downey And AKAY at Fame Festival, Italy

This years Fame Festival 2012 in the Southern town of Grottaglie in Italy is well under way. We previously posted some of Irish artist Conor Harrington's impressive mural work in the town last month and it looks like the latest visitors to Grottaglie were Brad Downey and AKAY.


Here is what festival curator Angelo Milano had to say about the arrival of artists "Last time Brad and Akay were here for just a few days, this year we’ve had more time together, consequently, much more fun. The video was made in a old abandoned shooting range, we all felt it belonged to that place."

Check out some of the other works installed by the artists in the city over on the Fame Festival blog here. Image via FameFestival

Dscreet The Other Side UK Show

London based Australia artist's solo show "The Other Side Show" opens in London 12 July at Roktik Gallery in East London. It will be the artists first solo show in four years and centers around the theme of duality - light and dark and black and white. The artists signature image of the owl will still be used in many of the pieces, but will have more errie and playful associations with video, installations and two new print releases that will glow in the dark.

Check out this teaser video below for the upcoming show. ANd if you are on Facebook be sure and follow Dscreet

The Other Sideshow from The Baron on Vimeo.

Good Times Roll Exhibition At High Roller Society Gallery

High Roller Society is pleased to present an eclectic selection of 39 international artists for a salon style Summer Show that finally heats things up a bit this season. Ranging from the street to the studio, painters, sculptors, photographers and printmakers hailing from Australia, Brazil, Portugal, USA and UK join forces to showcase their wares through their passion for different creative practices.

The exhibition kicks off with an Opening Party on Friday 29th June from 6-9pm, and follows on with a series of Workshops to work up a sweat.

FEATURING
JOHN ATHERTON * ALEX BOOKER * TOM BOOTH * KEELY BRANDON * MARTIN LEA BROWN * RUTH CALLAND * CAIN CASER * DARKCLOUDS * ALEX DAW * MICK DEAN * DAVID DIPRÉ * MARIA ERR * CASSIUS FOULER * RICHARD GALLOWAY * PAUL GREEN * KEVIN HARRISON * MARIA IMAGINÁRIO * JAMES JESSOP * ROBIN MASON * MARTIN MCGINN * MOBSTER * PAUL NORTON * VINNIE NYLON * NUMSKULL * DAVID O’SHAUGHNESSY * PARLEE * MR. PENFOLD * MR. PHOMER * MARK POWELL * TIM PRYKE * REMI ROUGH * ROWDY * RUBIE * MARK RYAN (MANTIS) * ELLANNAH SADKIN * MATT SIREN * STINKFISH * MILO TCHAIS * XIOMY

WORKSHOPS*
T-SHIRT PRINTING: with COPYEM12 –– 30th June and 1st July 1.00–5.00pm (both days) LETTERPRESS PRINTING : with Alex Booker –– 29th July 1.00–5.00pm

*minimum £3 donation required to attend workshops. Letterpress prints, and T-shirts by artists ROWDY, SWEET TOOF & others will be available to purchase on the workshop day.

High Roller Society
10 Palmers Road, E2 0SY London, United Kingdom

Let’s Be Brief ‘The Art Of Winning’ Exhibition


Becoming widely known around the East London art community, Boxpark's Outdoor Art Gallery features a range of talented artists with a variety of concepts and artistic visions. Extending from one end of the pop-up mall to the other, the large art boards are hung along the corridor of shipping containers home to its nine food and beverage units and two charities shops. It is this industrial canvas that provides the backdrop for some incredibly established artists, and the platform for up and coming ones.

Thursday 5th July from 6-9PM, Boxpark hosts a feel good exhibition with talent agency Let's Be Brief and creative agency twentyextra. The exhibition will present 12 of the best poster designs all inspired by "the art of winning," and the summer 2012 Olympics. Join Boxpark upstairs for drinks provided by Havana Club and Fever Tree, and a live music performance from The Insomniax and Earnest Endeavours.

The Art of Winning Exhibition Preview: 6 – 9pm
2 -4 Bethnal Green Road | Shoreditch | London | E1 6GY
RSVP for the event here.

VNA Magazine Launch Party

Very Nearly Almost magazine is proud to announce Issue 19, fronted by the Australian luminary Anthony Lister. Regaling VNA with tales of debauchery and allowing us a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind and multiple personas, Lister provides an in-depth interview alongside exclusive shots of his Brisbane studio.


VNA have also created a limited edition too, a four-colour screen-print from Lister’s most recent body of work, commenting on the Australian identity. As usual, 80 of these will be available exclusively at the London launch, 20 in their online lottery and 50 will be sent out surreptitiously to stockists around the world. Issue 19 includes exciting features on several other artists from around the world, including quite a few artistic double acts. They bring you interviews with south coast photo-realism duo Best Ever, German brothers Low Bros as well as the ever popular NYC based twins How&Nosm.

They will also be bringing you shots of street art and graffiti from around the world, with a focus on Newcastle, Reykjavik and of course our very own London town. Please join them to celebrate the launch of this issue at DreamBagsJaguarShoes from 6-9pm on 28th June.

Space is limited, so please RSVP: rsvp@verynearlyalmost.com

Ben Eine at The Lowry Video

Ben Eine

The Lowry in Salford commissioned street artist Ben Eine to create a new typographic installation piece on their galley walls. They filmed Ben and his team at work during the installation. Check the clip below and check out The Lowery's set of images on their flickr page.


Ben Eine at The Lowry from Creative Concern on Vimeo.

Image via The Lowery and © Ben Blackall

LUSH - You Become What You Hate Show

Lush's first solo show in the UK that features brand new works by the Australian graffiti artist. The antics will commence Thursday July 5 at 6pm and will run until Sunday July 8. 

More details and the exact location will be released soon. The first 25 in the door will also receive a special gift from Lush Secret Warehouse location in Hackney Wick, London, Sign up to Lush's website for more info and the location.

SHEPARD FAIREY OBEY // Paris // Timelapse


SHEPARD FAIREY OBEY // Paris // Timelapse from Zeller on Vimeo.
New work from Shepard Fairey in this timelapse video shot  in Paris.

Hot Mess Exhibition Launch

June sees a very exciting exhibition in Shoreditch, The Queen of Hoxton will be getting a lick of new paint both on the exterior and the interior of the venue from cutting edge illustrators and street artists including NICOLAS TUAL , MCBESS, Lucas and MATTHEW BROMLEY, Directed by Liat Chen.

To celebrate the transformation of the venue, the Queen of Hoxton launch Hot Mess and open, for one-night-only, a print shop in collaboration with Hato Press. The artists will be selling super limited-edition Risoprints created especially for the exhibition. Ensure you get down early to snap up a piece of the action!

Later in the evening McBess and his band, The Dead Pirates will be performing as part of DRUMM, the Queen of Hoxton’s weekly party of cutting edge live music and art from the left field. The band will be playing their own version of rock ’n’ roll including a mix of influences ranging from stoner to retro rock. Headlining the show will be the amazing Foxes and support comes from Archeo.

Queen of Hoxton - 1-5 Curtain Road - London EC2A 3JX
RSVP details here on the FB event page.

Remi Rough Show @ Unit44

Almost a year after Unit 44 first showed with London based Remi Rough they invite him back to unveil his only UK solo show of 2012 at Newcastle’s Unit 44. It’s been an incredibly busy twelve months for the London based artist and Unit 44 have said 'it’s been a pleasure to witness new objectives and ideas formulate for his upcoming show How to Use Colour and Manipulate People'.

The show which opens this week, June 22 2012 will feature a completely new body of original paintings and sculptures from the artist. More info on the show can be found on the Unit44 website.

Preview night 22nd June, 2012 - 6.30pm
Unit44 Hoults Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2HL.
rsvp to Danny@Unit-44.com

The Monocle Country Fayre


Monocle invite you to join them for their uniquely global take on the English tradition, complete with market stalls hosted by some of their favourite nations and shopkeepers. With face painting and a mini zoo for the kids, Granger & Co in the kitchen, Allpress coffee and more, this two-day event marks the start of a new Monocle summer celebration.

Partners include the Embassy of Colombia, the Embassy of Sweden, the Embassy of Denmark, the Embassy of Portugal and Wales. Also joining us will be our friends at Dover Street Market, Trunk Clothiers, Maison Kitsuné, Hentsch Man, Daunt Books, Muji, Miller Harris, Winkreative, Gestalten and Honest Jon's Records.

The Monocle Country Fayre is open from 11.00 – 17.00 on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June. Entrance is free, but they encourage donations to The Committee to Protect Journalists

Midori House Courtyard - 1 Dorset Street - Marylebone - W1U 4EG
More info on the Monocle website.

East London Comics & Art Festival


ELCAF 2012, the first East London Comics and Arts Festival will take place this year on the 17th of June in the fantastic venue The Village Underground in London’s Shoreditch.

The first edition of the festival will aim to showcase the plethora of youthful talent in the comics and graphic art scene in London and the UK and also to bring something fresh to our locals by drawing talent from abroad to take part in the event, inviting exciting new collectives and publishers from Europe and the wider World.

More details over on the event webpage here http://www.elcaf.co.uk/

Village Underground - 54 Holywell Lane - London - EC2A 3PQ

Case - 'Mayfair Lady' Sneak Preview

Widely recognised as one of the best photorealistic spray paint artists in the world, CASE presents a new collection of original portraits destined to enhance an international collector and fan base that already includes German President Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Working solely with spray paint, German born artist CASE – real name Andreas von Chrzanowski – has redefined the limitations of this supposedly unwieldy medium. Combining technical expertise with a gift for subtle juxtaposition, CASE recontextualises images of beauty to challenge their everyday representation.



For this body of work the artist has taken George Bernard Shaw’s classic musical ‘My Fair Lady’ as the inspiration to expand this conceptual focus. This playful title also alludes to Urban Fine Art’s own propulsion into the highest cultural circles, and would seem a fitting tribute prior to the artists own anticipated appearance at this year’s Mayfair Garden Party on June 25th working along side Irina Zonaband.

Opening reception: 21st June 2012
On display: 22 - 30 June 2012 Curated by Shea&Ziegler

99 Mount Street - Mayfair - London - W1K 2TF

“Gin & Juice” @ Ivory & Black


Ivory & Black Soho proudly presents “Gin & Juice,” a group exhibition featuring new work by Andrew Schoultz, Cleon Peterson, James Jean, Richard Colman and Ryan Travis Christian.

The first group exhibition at Ivory & Black and the first time all of these artists are brought together in London, this marks an exciting time for the contemporary art scene. “Gin & Juice” celebrates the start of summer with fresh works from this troupe of young artists. In a visual playground, the vibrancy of these works questions the perception of the world around us. Ranging from the macabre to the playful and bright, the underlying humour in their works is a glimpse into the Californian subcultures they hail from. Steeped in dreamlike yet dark imagery, the work displays a sense of idealistic naivety but also deals with issues of sexuality, violence and disorder. June 15 – July 14, 2012 Opening Reception with the artist: Friday, April 27, 6 – 9 pm Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 12 – 8 pm Ivory & Black Soho - 94 Berwick Street - London W1F0QB

Joseph Loughborough: The Anatomy of Strangers Exhibition

The Future Tense in association with The Old Vic Tunnels is pleased to present the first major London solo show by Joseph Loughborough. This introspective, confessional corpus of work, developed over the last 12 months whilst living in selfimposed exile in Paris, speaks not only of mortal sins and desires, but also of fears and the acknowledgement of one's own absurdity.

Working exclusively in charcoal and graphite, and at a much bolder scale, Loughborough has eschewed the vivid colour palettes seen in recent works in order to focus on the impulsive and expressive execution of line and form that has become his trademark.

On Saturday 16 June from midday, the public will have a unique opportunity to watch the artist at work as he creates the final piece from The Anatomy of Strangers series in-situ at The Old Vic Tunnels. The Old Vic Tunnels provide the perfect backdrop for this intense and emotive exhibition, adding a foreboding sense of claustrophobia that perhaps echoes the artist’s own confrontation with the human condition.

The Anatomy of Strangers will open to the public at a launch reception from 6.30pm on Wednesday 13 June 2012

Exhibition Dates/Times:
Wednesday, 13 June - 5pm til 10pm
Thursday, 14 & 21 June - 5pm til 10pm
Saturday, 16 & 23 June - 11am til 4pm
Sunday, 17 & 24 June - 11am til 4pm

The Old Vic Tunnels, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN

Conor Harrington @ FAME 2012 Video

East London based Irish artist Conor Harrington was recently in Italy for this years Fame Festival 2012 in the Southern town of Grottaglie. Conor is the first artist from this years line-up to visit the city and painted a number of impressive large scale murals including a version of the "When We Were Kings" painting from his sold out 'Dead Meat' show at Lazarides last March.

Check out the shot film below featuring Conor at work on the murals as well as enjoying some tasty Italian food.



Image via Studio Cromie

Tom Edwards Exhibition @ Beach London

Our friend over at Beach London on Cheshire street are hosting Tom Edwards debut solo show, The Procession to Caute. The show opens with a private view the 7th June. Don’t miss it, it is going to be awesome!

Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH

REKA '10 years Retrospective' print.

After a ten year career defacing the streets and gallery walls of Melbourne, street artist Reka is packing up and moving overseas but before he leaves he will be having one last show to celebrate at The Backwoods Gallery. He will be holding an open studio for one night only June 20th, displaying a new body of work exclusively painted on found objects plus throwing in some paintings from the past decade for good measure.

As well as the upcoming show, Backwood Gallery have released a REKA ’10 years Retrospective’ print, the classic post up character from yesteryear screen printed over a hand finished aerosol tag.The print is available now and is a super limited edition of 25 so move fast! Each is a signed number, hand finished 2 colour screen print on 300g Fabriano paper. Each of the edition has unique characteristics and can be your for $250 AUS from the Backwoods Gallery website.

Nelly Duff's Ben Eine Prize Draw

We have previous mentioned Nelly Duff's upcoming Banger Art show at this years Lovebox Music Festival (Details here). In the run up to the show, Nelly Duff will be giving you the opportunity to win your very own piece of 'Banger Art' by exhibiting artist Ben Eine.

Purchasers of this Eine 'Love' bumper sticker direct from the gallery, online or throughout the 'Banger Art' show until the 18th of June, will be automatically entered into a free prize-draw to win an original artwork from the artist! For only £5 you get yourself a screenprinted bumper sticker and might just win yourself an original!

For those not attending Lovebox, Nelly Duff will also hold a preview night featuring some of the Bangers that will be on display at Lovebox. The preview night will take place on the 16th June, 6-9pm at St.Peter's Subterranean Car Park. RSVP is essential if you wish to attend, drop them an email at this address: hello@nellyduff.com

Mr Brainwash "Jubilation" Print

Looks like even street artist Mr. Brainwash is getting in on some Dimond Jubilee action with the releases of a new screenprint later today. The 'Jubilation' print is being released in celebration of the Queen's 60 years on the throne and will be an eight colour print on deckled edge paper. Featuring all things British, there is even a Banksy included in this Jubilation print for good measure! Have you spotted it?

The edition will be limited to 150 and will be available here today. June 5that 12pm PST for $350.