Saber: The Ugly American at The Outsiders, Soho

En garde for one of the biggest names in international urban art, when Saber’s The Ugly American exhibition starts the 2014 program at The Outsiders London gallery. The enormously well-received show was unveiled at The Outsiders Newcastle in late 2013, and travels to the capital by popular demand.

The swashbuckling American is noted for his success in making traditional graffiti styles relevant to a fine art gallery context – and his effortlessly provocative executions. The latter have included the world’s largest piece of graffiti, interpretations of the usually sacrosanct Stars ʻnʼ Stripes, and using skywriting planes to daub politicised slogans above major US cities.

The exhibitions predominantly abstract works in spray paint, oils and charcoal also include both Saberʼs trademark Stars ‘n’ Stripes flags on stained wood – his “OldMath” series – and depictions of the UK’s Union Jack flag too. The artist’s on-going “BaseElements” works in an abstract graffiti style are also represented. The pieces come in the large-scale format Saber utilises regularly, and more manageable sizes.

“My work is a continuation of certain graffiti styles developed in Southern California,”
says Saber by way of description. “However, I have always been fascinated by how to adapt it for a gallery.” His unique form of abstraction is the result of a 22-year journey as a graffiti artist, and consists of multiple layers of fragmented names, hand-styles, marks, shapes and movements woven into deep layers of urban texture.

Friday January 10th – Saturday 15th February 2014 
Private view: Thursday 9th January 6pm-9pm

OBEY Clothing UK Winter Sample Sale

The OBEY Clothing Sample Sale returns to East London just in time for Christmas in The Old Truman Brewery.

They will be rammed to the gunnels with great pieces of Men's and Women's OBEY clothing and accessories.

Opening Hours:

Thursday 19th December 11.00-20.00
Friday 20th December 10.30-19.00
Saturday 21st December 10.30-19.00
Sunday 22nd December 10.30-18.00

Come down, say hello and pick up a bargain... It's going to be the biggest Winter Sample Sale Event they have ever had! There are also more details of the event on their Facebook page where you can RSVP and invite your friends as guests.

The Old Truman Brewery - 91 Brick Lane - London - E1 6QL

100 Beards book launch

London based, Scottish photographer and Men's style blogger at - Jonathan Daniel Pryce will be launching his book NEW 100 Beards book at the Red Bull's London space along with an exhibition of images from the new publication. The photographer will also be conducting a live photoshoot of bearded men who attend the launch.

The new book features photography of over 200 bearded gents plus outtakes and qoutes. It also includes an edited version of the first 100 bearded men taken over 100 consecutive days in London, plus an additional 100 new portraits. Copies of the book will be on sale at the launch or for those of you not in London you can grab yourself a copy online via the photographer's online shop here.

Wednesday 18th, 4-10pm
Red Bull Studios, 155 Tooley Street London SE1

Fun Factory's This Is Not A Xmas Show

East London based Fun Factory is back with an end of year pop-up group show : This Is Not A Xmas Show opening later this week in Stoke Newington.

The group show will feature a selection of works from over 20 artists including 6I6 * Abalon * Aida * Alo * John Atherton * Bailon * Rodrigo Branco * Brk * Cranio * Dibo * Goms * Hin * Anna Laurini * Mjar * Bob Motown * Pakal * Alex Senna * Otto Schade * Silkey * Nick Sheehy aka SHOWCHICKEN * Snoe * Stinkfish * Natalia Subiri

Music by: Joanna Rabeson * Emperor Yes
Opening party : Thursday 19th December 6pm – 11pm
19th – 22nd December; 12noon – 6pm

Stoke Newton Studios - Unit B - 3 Victorian Grove- London - N16 8EN

By Bus: 149 (from Liverpool Street), 243, 276, 67, 76, N76 Stop at Stoke Newington Police Station By Rail: Rectory Road

Sickboy - 'All Or Nothing'

All Or Nothing is the latest print edition from Bristol based artist Sickboy which goes on sale today at 2pm GMT via

The edition is an Archival Giclee, finished with additional 1 colour silkscreen print using oil-based archival spot varnish inks on Cold Press smooth Textured Natural White 315gsm paper.

Editions Standard: 25 -£185
Special editions: 5 -£285
Signed, numbered and embossed with the temple logo by the artist.

Announcing Viral Art - a new ebook

Coming later this month: A new ebook on street art, graffiti and the internet. Viral Art: How the internet has shaped street art and graffiti, is a new ebook by Vandalog editor-in-chief RJ Rushmore. Starting December 16th, the entirety of Viral Art will be available to read for free online at

From flick trading to zines to books to movies to the internet, Viral Art examines how the histories of street art and graffiti have been shaped by communication technologies and why the future of street art and graffiti may lie in digital interventions.

In researching for this project, RJ interviewed over 50 members of the street art and graffiti communities. In Viral Art, you'll find never-before-published interviews, quotes and anecdotes from Banksy, Shepard Fairey, KATSU, Poster Boy, Ron English, Martha Cooper and many more.

The cover of Viral Art is an animated GIF by General Howe, featuring artwork by Diego Bergia and Jay Edlin as well as photographs by RJ Rushmore and Martha Cooper.

Jana&JS - Orticanoodles Print Releases

As the final releases for this year, Pretty Portal comes with a double release on the 12th of December. They will drop the latest stencil prints from Orticanoodles and Jana&Js, which come both in very low limited editions.

The editions will be availaible 12th of december at 4pm (CET) in their site here

Jana&JS — "Something good made me forget"
Edition of 12. 48x31 cm / 180 €
Stencil/ Spraypaint, acrylic and Indian ink on old music paper.
Each on is handpainted / -sprayed and on varying music paper

ORTICANOODLES - "Lust for life"
Edition of 15. 50x70 cm / 250 €
Stencil/ Spraypaint, Fedrigoni (220g/m)
Each on is handpainted / -sprayed with a different colour scheme, so each one is unique (these are 6 examples of 15)

X-Rainbow Shok-1 Solo Show

Pictures on Walls are hosting a new exhibition at their Commercial street space featuring the work of the super talented SHOK-1. The show entitled "X Rainbow" will see new works from the artist and the release of a new X Rainbow edition.

The show opens with a private view the 5th December from 6pm and the exhibition will run at the space until the 19th of the month.

 Pictures on Walls - Ground Floor - 46-48 Commercial Street - London

BWGH for PUMA - Bluefield

David Obadia and Nelson Hassan founded French label Brooklyn We Go Hard back in 2010, however their love of PUMA dates back to their youth. For the first collaboration, the ever-popular R698 gets a unique makeover that combines BWGH’s Parisian style with PUMA’s rich heritage. A technical backpack, taken from the archives, is reworked to compliment BWGH’s sophisticated look while maintaining PUMA’s sport element.

For Obadia and Hassan, BWGH encompasses all things that define them. Obadia has an innate passion for art and fashion and has been exploring urban culture from an early age. His experiences translate into everything BWGH do. 

Obadia directed the creative process of the collaboration and in the design it is clear to see his obsession for intense and pure colours. Obadia takes inspiration from the American painter Mark Rothko, famous for his work in the Colorfield Painting movement. Rothko believed that colours were a true language and that is evidently imagined in the graduation of the deep blues for the BWGH x PUMA R698, which is aptly named Bluefield. 

The R698 is an ode to the harmony that emerges from the canvas of Rothko. The balance of the materials used pays tribute to both PUMA and BWGH, with signature elements of each brand incorporated. Suede, mesh and bouclé knit flow amongst the tints of pure blue. The mottled laces highlight each carefully selected shade of blue. Obadia’s meticulous touch combined with PUMA’s aesthetic makes this partnership truly unique.

The BWGH x PUMA - Bluefield will be available from Hanon, End and Footpatrol from 7th December 2013

The Advent Group Show

The Graffiti Life Gallery in Shoreditch is all set for their December exhibition 'The Advent Show', which will feature original works by 24 incredible artists in their celebratory Christmas special.

This show is their take on the Advent Calendar format. Each artist has created an original piece and a design for their accompanying door. Throughout the month of December they will be unveiling the works daily to online audiences, though gallery visitors get a sneak preview of the entire show…
The Graffiti Life Galley will be holding a private viewing of the new exhibition this Thursday 5th December at 6.30pm.

To attend the private viewing please RSVP
Graffiti Life - 26 Cheshire Street - London, E2 6EH.

a number of names* SAMPLE SALE

a number of names* head to West London having already host their East London SAMPLE SALE last week.

The West London edition opens on Saturday 7th and run until Monday the 9th December.

Once again their will be up to 75% off brands including aNYthing, Mr. Bathing Ape, Bee Line, Rittenhouse, Chevignon, Silas, Billionaire Boys Club, Icecream, Bedwin & The Heartbreakers, Human Made and more. Full details and location on the flyer above.

Jocks & Nerds Winter Issue Launch Party

Jocks & Nerds magazine are about to launch their Winter issue at the newly opened Ace Hotel in Shoreditch with Dr Bob Jones and Snowboy playing a selection of groovy tunes to get everyone in a cheerful mood on the launch night.

The evening is open to all-comers so please pop along where you can also be one of the first to pick up a copy the new issue.

No need to RSVP. Just turn up!! Thursday, 5th December 2013 8pm-1am

Downstairs at ACE Hotel London - 100 Shoreditch High Street - London E1

Malarky - Puppy Snatcher Exhibition

Beach London are delighted to present the debut gallery solo exhibition of London-based graffiti artist Malarky.

After a two-year period painting in Barcelona with some of the city’s most prominent writers, Malarky adapted their sun-kissed, summer-loving, sangria-drinking, colour-bursting style. Upon returning to London in 2011, he took over the walls and shutters of East London, bringing a splash of fun to an area known for it’s dejective, grey and miserable ‘Street Art’. One of London’s most recognisable writers, few visitors to Shoreditch will have missed his ubiquitous Fox character, and his array of colourful friends unleashing chaos.

Having spent the first half of 2013 living and working in Stoke-On-Trent, Malarky has applied his colour-soaked aesthetic to the city’s most infamous export - ceramics - creating his own versions of iconic pieces: hand-glazed plates, pottery, and…spaniels.

Puppy Snatcher will be Malarky’s first exhibition of this new body of work. It will also present a new direction for the artist, whose work, until this point, has been predominently two-dimensional.

Private View: 4 December from 18:00pm
Jameson's Irish Whisky for providing us with refreshments on the opening night.

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


For the tenth instalment of the Boiler Room Make Sessions, Red Stripe will team up with the innovative Newton Dunbar to celebrate The Four Aces movement, which, founded in Dalston, was home to the most influential black music and musicians to come to the UK. This one off night will be held on 2nd December at the world’s number one underground music show, Boiler Room.

Heading up the night will be expert in the industry and true titan of reggae and ska sounds, Newton Dunbar. Following Newton Dunbar will be the man responsible for jungle fever itself, the one and only Kenny Ken. Joining them will be Compa, whose fresh yet nostalgic electro beats secure a firm place for him within the rave scene.

The Four Aces founder Newton Dunbar says: “It will be amazing to work with both Red Stripe and Boiler Room, who both share my DIY mission to help underground music and cultures emerge.”

Blaise Belville, founder of Boiler Room, said: “Having Newton team up with us seems completely natural. He champions the underground scene and all it has become. He is a true inspiration.”

Red Stripe’s Claire Prat said: “We are so proud to be working on project that promotes innovation in the music scene throughout the ages. We are really looking forward to Make Session 010.”

Make Session 010 is an invite only event, but can be viewed at

Folk, Oliver Spencer & YMC Sample Sale

Folk, Oliver Spencer & YMC's three dat sample sale of Men's and Women's wear with upto 80%

Sample sale dates:
Friday 29th Nov 12 - 8pm
Saturday 30th Nov 12 - 6pm
Sunday 1st Dec 12 - 4pm

CASH ONLY, no cards. Nearest cashpoint : Tesco, 179 Shoreditch High Street

We suggest getting down there early as the queues are always long!

Londonewcastle Project Space  - 28 Redchurch Street - London E2 7DP

BTOY: Cleopatra IV Print Release

German based print house Pretty Portal have announced the release of the stencil print edition of BTOY´s iconic image "Cleopatra IV"

BTOY "CLEOPATRA IV" Spraypaint/ stencil & silkscreen on Fabriano watercolour paper rough grain 100% cotton, 300g/m
Edition of 30 50x70cm EURO 350,-

The background is in metallic gold. The edition went on sale ealrier today Wednesday, 27th of November, 4pm (CET) at

The Bundeskunsthalle, in former german capitol Bonn, showed BTOY´s "Cleopatra" in the Cleopatra exhibition, which focussed on the egyptian queen as inspiration for artists in the last 500 years. BTOY´s pieces hang next to works from from Michelangelo and Warhol. Her "Cleopatra IV" image was the key visual for the exhibition and was displayed on catalogues, flyer and posters all over Germany. The exhibition which was a big success can be seen in Berlin next year.


The sequel to "Infinite" is here! It's been doing the rounds on the blogs and social media but if you missed it here it is.

Ironlak presents Sofles "Limitless" - a new video directed by Selina Miles, featuring a moving timelapse of Sofles, Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench, shot in Brisbane, Australia with original music by Dj Butcher.

'Hurls Chamber' at the Cock 'n' Bull Gallery

Hurls is a two-player disc sport. It is a fast-paced, combative game dictated by a metronome.

Hurls was created by two young artists, Jack Stanton and Finbar Ward. The pair became friends during their time at The Ruskin, Oxford University and when they were both shortlisted for this year's Saatchi New Sensations shortly after graduating, they decided to share a studio. Stanton went on to win the award and Ward's work was bought up by the Saatchi Collection.

The game of Hurls was developed during breaks from studio work. It gradually evolved into a fully formed idea which allowed the artist’s to indulge a shared desire for a sport that is both highly aestheticised and fully playable.

Hurls matches will be played in the Hurls Chamber at Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery on Thursday 21st from 6:30- 9:30pm, there will be an exclusive family day on Saturday 23rd November from 1-3pm, with further games on Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th November from 6:30-8pm  

‘Finbar has been working for HIX for a few years so it’s very exciting for us to be able to show Finbar and Jack’s first major show as a collaborative. They are both very promising and ambitious young British artists, I’m looking forward to seeing the chamber as well and being a spectator, perhaps even a participator, in the Hurls games.’ – Mark Hix

21st November - 2nd December 2013,
Private View 21st November 6.30 – 9.30pm  

Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery - Tramshed - 32 Rivington St - EC2A 3LX

New Book - The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog

London based artist D*Face has been a leading figure in urban art for well over a decade. A contemporary of Banksy, he is at the forefront of the urban art movement and has had a constant presence throughout its meteoric rise into popular culture.

This long-awaited monograph The Art of D*Face: One Man & His Dog, shows the development of his career as an artist to date, encompassing his continuing street work and the path that led him from the early beginnings of the street art genre to multiple sell-out solo exhibitions around the world. Containing previously unseen images of his working processes and studio as well as firsthand anecdotes and the stories behind his extraordinary work, the book provides an insider's view of one of Britain’s most important urban artists.

“D*Face is one of Britain's leading ‘newbrow’ artists, and damn if he isn't as sharp and clever - if not quite as surreptitious - as Banksy (and sharper and cleverer by half than Damien Hirst).”—
Peter Frank, Los Angeles Art Critic, 2011

The new book published by Laurence King has just been released and is available online from amazon here .

Mike Ballard: 'Advertising The Invisible' Exhibition

Beyond Ultra in association with The Hackney Snare Drum Awareness Program presents Mike Ballard’s solo exhibition Advertising the Invisible, at The Residence Gallery. Featuring a series of audio scores and incidental music for unmade fictional films, the installation includes props, production stills, set design, graphical scores and more. Music is presented by The Aerosol Orchestra, Sollomans Stash, The Clapton Rifles and Long Range Desert Group.

The exhibition presents starting points for the viewer to draw their own story, and conclusion, much as an archaeologist might envisage an ancient dwelling and a whole way of life associated with it, allowing us in principle to trace latent narratives underlying manifest fragments.
Ballard articulates the show “to play on the associations with sound and image and how the sounds affect our notions of action and intrigue.”

In 1986 at the age of 14, Mike Ballard broke into his art career as the graffiti artist ‘CEPT’. His work quickly gained notoriety on the streets of East London, defined by his unique mix of letterforms, loud exaggerated colours and pop art appropriated super humans painted across walls and shop fronts. For over 20 years Ballard/CEPT has been disrupting perceptions of the urban landscape with snippets of beat-sampling visual codes rewired from pop art history, comics, hip hop music, explosions and clouds.

In 2007 Mike Ballard graduated from St. Martins art School with an MA in fine art. Now working from his studio in London he continues to exhibit regularly, specialising in creating immersive installations. Ballard's paintings, and painting components of his constructed environments are not about surface or the physicality of mark-making, but are windows into other spaces that destabilize our sense of place. Using a range of media, Ballard aims to challenge our ideas of hierarchy associated with image, object and sound.

Private View: 22/11/13, 6PM-9PM (Guest List Only)
RSVP by emailing your request to:

THE RESIDENCE GALLERY - 229 Victoria Park Road - London - E9 7HD

The Joy Machine with Benny Zenga

Filmmaker, bike enthusiast and all round awesome do-er Benny Zenga takes his tall bike on a sojourn around Shoreditch. East London based Huck Magazine were there to capture what went down in this short film.

Eduardo Kobra – New mural in Lexington, KY

Internationally known Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra has just finished his latest work in the USA. A giant portrait of Kentucky-born President Abraham Lincoln took shape on the 60-foot-tall back wall of The Kentucky Theatre building, downtown Lexington, KY.

The work depicts the image of Lincoln in his memorial in Washington through Kobra's characteristics visual style, which shows a realistic trace and vivid colors. The project is an overture to the third annual PRHBTN art festival, which will be held the weekend of November 15, 16, and 17th of 2013 with live art, music, talks and more.

These pictures were taken by the artist during the production of the work.

Anthony Lister - Solo Exhibition Never Odd or Even Part 3

Here is the 3rd and last part of Anthony Lister - NEVER ODD OR EVEN - solo show in Wynwood/Miami last may including an interview of Anthony Lister and a performance of Carla Azar, drummer for Autolux.

VNA Magazine Issue Launch Party

VNA magazine issue 24 is here with London’s secretive living legend, Paul Insect, gracing our front cover. Paul, who remains something of an enigma in the street art scene, discusses everything from his bronze Playboy Bunny skeleton creations to his predilection for pottery.

Other artists featured in the new issue include sometimes controversial, urban artist Matt Small, who’s received some stick in the past for his renditions of what people would call ‘chavs’ in a high-art style, plus Irish ex-pat illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who now lives and creates unique picture books and fine art with a twist across the pond. VNA also take a look at the Graffuturist art movement from the perspective of the artists that live and breathe it, including an in-depth visit to the annals of Jaybo Monk’s brain. Low-brow urban vinyl maestro Tim Biskup talks punk rock, Disneyland, and gig poster art. They also caught up with Dutch fine artist Joram Roukes, saucy skateboard deck artist Jacob Ovgren, and took a trip to the desert to bring you photos from an exclusive shoot with graffers including previous cover artist Insa.

VNA magazine will be celebrating the release of this issue THIS THURSDAY ( 7th of November) at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes Bar on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, London. Beers will be provided by Desperados. Screen-printed copies of the magazine with artwork designed by Paul Insect will be available to buy in limited edition packs on the night, these will come with a signed screen printed envelope and an exclusive Paul Insect sticker sheet. Cash and credit cards accepted.


Anthony Burrill I Like It. What Is It?

An exhibition at KK Outlet celebrating the launch of Anthony Burrill’s new bookof the same name.

Sometimes the world of graphic art can start to look like the background in Scooby Doo – the same thing on repeat which after a while starts to blend into one. Then there’s the instantly recognizable and iconic work of Anthony Burrill.

His use of classic letterpress typefaces and devastatingly simple slogans creates work that is exquisitely crafted, profound and playful at the same time. The title of his 2012 project with Mesa & Cadeira “How to say the most with the least.” beautifully sums up his approach to work.

For the first time a selection of his best-known works have been repurposed exclusively for a new book of posters I Like It. What Is It? on heavyweight art paper and a sticker sheet in special inks. On the back of each poster is a description of the project and comments on Burrill’s work from key collaborators.
An exhibition showcasing work from the book will run throughout November at KK Outlet.

Private View: Thursday 7 November, 7 – 9pm
Exhibition Runs: 8 – 27 November

KK OUTLET - 42 Hoxton Square - London - N1 6PB

In this film shot by Andrew Telling, Anthony Burrill talks about the new book .

Go Hard Or Go Home at The Rag Factory

Often self taught and with a healthy disregard for the ‘rules’, today’s most influential and exciting artists haven’t tread the traditional gallery path to success. Instead they come from a host of seemingly diverse and unorthodox backgrounds; Street Art, Graffiti, Rave, Skateboarding, Film, Design and Fashion.

Each drawing on these essentially DIY and typically outsider cultures to produce unique work that has made these artists must haves in prestigious collections across the globe; Go Hard Or Go Home exists to highlight the global reach of these acclaimed artists, showcasing new work from both it’s established players and the newer emerging artists.

The show is curated by J Patrick Boyle. Founder of Bristol’s acclaimed Steal From Work collective, he himself has a diverse art practice and first became involved in the art that emerged from the rave scene of the early 1990′s. He has chosen a group of established and emerging artists linked by their ‘non-traditional’ routes to art fame but also by the boldness and exciting nature of their work.

Private View
31st October, 6-9pm

Then Open
1st - 4th Nov

The Rag Factory

16-18 Heneage Street, (off Brick Lane)
London, E1 5LJ

HangFire Present Trick or Treat Exhibition

The HangFire team are back for another year with their Trick or Treat Party/ Exhibition featuring all new works from a colletion of street and graffiti artists.. This years Bristol location is under wraps and will be revealed via email so RVSP now to attend.


Party launches tonight October 31st, 6 — 9pm
To attend and fins the location email for all the details.

Unit 44 presents Fire and Brimstone: An Installion by Kid Acne

Real nice video from the guys over at Unit44 who drove across Europe to a festival in Croatia with street artist Kid Acne. Have a watch.

Footpatrol x Saucony 'Only in Soho' Shadow 6000 Launch

Join London's sneaker boutique Footpatrol on Tuesday 29th October to celebrate Soho and their Footpatrol x Saucony 'Only in Soho' collaboration. To mark the launch Foot Patrol will be hosting an event in their soho store which kicks off at 7PM till 9PM with the "MAIN SHOW" at 8:30PM!

RELEASE DATE for the Footpatrol x Saucony 'Only in Soho' Shadow 6000 is SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER. Check the Footpatrol Facebook page for more details on the release here.

Footpatrol - 80 Berwick Street - London W1F 8TU

HUSH: FATALES at The Outsiders London

Lauded worldwide for his passionate canvases and murals, Fatales sees Hush’s work evolving beyond his trademark portrayals of Japanese subjects. Whilst the Manga-influenced Nipponettes that made his name will still feature, Fatales also includes portraits of modern-day European seductresses.

Hush’s vamps are simultaneously imposing and compelling, alluring and unobtainable. They have no skin tone and their features are blanked out, producing a confrontational avatar of female sexuality.

The show will feature twelve paintings in Hush’s sought-after lavish style, ranging from one and a half metres square to miniature works. Some smaller pieces will be editions of two, and the exhibition will also feature sketches giving a glimpse into the complex technical approach the Newcastle-based artist employs.

The seemingly collage aspects making up the backgrounds in Hush’s works are actually painted and screen printed. “My methods involve action painting and ‘pure expressionism’,” says the formally trained artist. “My 2000 square feet studio is covered in canvases and paint. I go through all these different vibes in the studio, covering the canvas in paint, throwing my tags and dabs on it… it feels like the action painting movement at that point. I’ll also place tags of people I’ve met and who’ve influenced me. My previous activity informs the next, so Fatales features tags from New York. A tag is an expression of action painting, if you want to through the theory of why people do tags.”

Perhaps the most potent aspect of Fatales though is it’s thoroughly sexy but, in its own way, ultimately unisex. “Street art can be seen as masculine, aggressive and disruptive,” says Hush, “But add a female form and it can be beautiful.”

Scorpio will indeed be rising for the opening of Fatales early this November.
HUSH: FATALES opens Thursday 31st October from 6 – 9pm at the Outsiders Gallery.

sheOne [S1] Exhibition at GTD Edinburgh - Gamma Proforma

Video documenting the lead up and opening of sheOne's solo exhibition [S1] at Gamma Transport Division in Edinburgh. Curated by Rob Swain, Gamma Proforma. Supported by Dolan Bikes, Innis & Gunn and I.J. Mellis. Event managed by Gav Brough.

Music: The Old Hag (Instrumental) by The Fatalists.
Filmed and edited by

Soho Moments - Photography by Dafydd Jones

The Society Club Presents


Exploring Soho in all its glory, photographer Dafydd Jones captures an un-posed Soho in his new show 'Soho Moments'. Noted for his magazine editorial and paparazzi shots, Jones is the modern master of the behind-the-scenes party photos of the famous and infamous, fabulous and obscure. From street scenes to party girls, private moments at private clubs to The Queen, Jones has the uncanny ability to focus his camera at the exact second to grab the moment. In these shots of Soho, Jones focuses his camera not only recognizable faces, but also Soho itself, creating a new spotlight and story unlike you've seen before.

'We are thrilled with the opportunity to showcase one of our favourite photographers, Dafydd Jones, at the newly remodelled The Society Club. On the cusp of celebrating our two year anniversary as a bookstore, gallery and cocktail bar, we can think of no one better to capture the spirit of Soho - and the parties Soho inspires - than Dafydd Jones' -Babette Kulik and Carrie Kania, The Society Club

Exhibition opens: 24th October
Private view: Wednesday 23rd October, 6:30pm – 9:00pm  
The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, London, W1F 0JF


Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory present a savage new exhibition of original artwork over a sprawling creative space in central London. In response to the theme BRUTAL eighteen artists are showcasing dynamic installations, murals, film, animation, sound and dance interventions in a cavernous space below 180 The Strand.

BRUTAL follows Bedlam (2012), The Minotaur (2011), Hell’s Half Acre (2010), Shut Down Show (2008), and Shadow Lounge Auction (2007) to become Lazarides’ sixth adventurous off-site exhibition coinciding with Frieze Art Fair. The exhibition will see brand new works from regular contributors Antony Micallef, Doug Foster and Lucy McLauchlan as well as artworks and performances from a diverse range of international guest artists.

Lazarides’ newcomer, LA based Cleon Peterson, will be unleashing his anxiety riddled world of violent figures and chaotic battle scenes on central London with one of his largest murals to date, alongside multi-layered murals from Outsiders favourite DALeast and a unique installation from Chicago’s contemporary graffiti star, Pose.

Esteven Oriol displays an intimate portrait of LA gang culture in his unmerciful photographic pieces, alongside Bill McRight’s fierce handmade weapons designed from found objects and street paraphernalia. NYC veteran Todd James aka REAS brings a fresh comic book animation with a colourful sense of horror to the show, while chilling film installations from Doug Foster and Karim Zeriahen submerge visitors into a haunting experience far away from the modern metropolis they entered from.

Strictly for the brave and forward thinking BRUTAL will explore the brutality of the times we live in and deliver a remorseless exhibition that will shock, move and surprise visitors.

“A BRUTAL show in a beautiful building for brutal times” Steve Lazarides

Artists: Antony Micallef, Ben Woodeson, Bill McRight, Brad Downey, Cleon Peterson, Conor Harrington, DALeast, Doug Foster, Estevan Oriol, James Lavelle, Katrin Fridriks, Karim Zeriahen, Know Hope, Lucy McLauchlan, Mark Jenkins, Pose, Sebastian Horsley, Todd James.

Until 27 October 2013
180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA
12.00pm -8.30pm – booking online essential: FREE ADMISSION

Moniker Art Fair London 2013

In a new home at the Old Truman Brewery this year, Moniker Art Fair will continue in a tradition of disrupting the status quo with a Voodoo inspired installation from London-based artist David Shillinglaw and a new project, 'Meet me in the City' from the painter and animator Jo Peel, where visitors will walk through a London street of abandoned buildings, crumbling walls and surprising multimedia experiences.

Moniker will also offer visitors the chance to sit for a portrait by Keira Rathbone, otherwise known as 'Typewriter Artist' who creates intricate portraits on 1950s typewriters. 

Elsewhere, visitors will be plunged into an Apocalypse Now-style Thai jungle with the maverick Souled Out Studios - Bring your bandanas, ration packs and mosquito repellent!

Artist Ryan Callanan has devised an installation featuring retro sign-writing craftwork alongside his signature wall mounted acid smileys that highlight the thin line between dance celebration and deadly poison.

Hang-Up Gallery create a vintage snug room complete with panelled walls, trinkets, sofas and rugs to create an immersive ambience in which to view the art and there is also the chance to interact with the virtual Lego creations of Ego Leonard. 

This year, Moniker will exhibit a rare Shepard Fairey mural, as well as work by D*Face, Deedee Cheriel, Banksy, Greg Lamarche, Stanley Donwood, Stephen Walter and many more. 

Moniker Art Fair is London's foremost event for contemporary and urban art, and has showcased and championed the likes of Polly Morgan, Ben Eine and Herakut over the last four years. This year it shares a space with The Other Art Fair. Tickets and more detials for this years festival can be found on the Fair website here.

Anthony Lister NEVER ODD OR EVEN - PART 2

Anthony Lister - Solo Exhibition Never Odd or Even Part 2 which Includes an interview of a great musician: Carla Azar

Carla Azar was involved in the exhibition Never Odd or Even, she perfomed during the opening night of the show under the direction of Anthony Lister. She is an American musician and a member of the band Autolux. She is known primarily for playing drums and singing in Autolux. She has also collaborated with the artist/painter Mark Whalen, (also known as Kill Pixie) on several art exhibitions from 2009-2011, creating music for installation rooms for the artist. Carla played drums on Jack White's latest album, Blunderbuss, and has also been touring with Jack White throughout 2012.

Anthony Lister was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1979 and he received his BFA at Queensland College of Art in 2001. He was a pioneering force in the stencil and street art movement in Brisbane before moving to New York City in 2003 to apprentice under Max Gimblett. He employs a sophisticated, fine art, painterly style in both his street art and his works exhibited inside galleries. High and low culture clash in his paintings, drawings, and installations where boorish superheroes, flirtatious ballerinas, bad-tempered old masters, and imperious vamps raucously coexist. With exhibitions worldwide, Lister's latest shows in Milan and Los Angeles have turned his focus back to the human form, and more specifically, the female figure as ballerina. An interesting counterpoint to the recent Degas show in London, Lister presents a more rough-hewn, but surprisingly delicate take on the dancer's body. Today, he lives and works in Brisbane and is represented exclusively by the Robert Fontaine Gallery.

A BPTD Production.

Pen Pushers at The Big Draw

The Wick Art Store in Hackney Wick is proud to present the second installment of their Pen Pushers drawing event with Stour Space and Posca: The Big Draw at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is on Saturday 12th October from 11am.

The rare specimens joining The Wick Art Store for this live drawing event at the ”DO NOT FEED THE ILLUSTRATORS” stand are: Hicks 54, Kid Acne, EMA, Nick Marsh & Bob Motown who will be busy creating an “AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY”.

With drawing being the staple diet of the Illustrator, participants and viewers alike will have the opportunity to stand on the strategically positioned viewing point, which will provide them with the optimum vantage point to spot them in their natural habitat. You will also get the chance to record your sightings using the colouring, drawing and dot to dot sheets that will be available from a member of the Pen Pushers team.

This will be a fun and educational day out, but remember: DO NOT FEED THE ILLUSTRATORS!!!

The Big Draw: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Saturday 12 October 2013 11am - 5pm

YUL murals (Faith 47, Omen, Ricardo Cavolo, Jasper Wong)

YUL is proud to present the final result of the unique and spectacular work created for the YUL project in collaboration with LNDMRK and Saint-Louis communication. We brought together four renowned artists to Montreal, Ricardo Cavolo from Madrid, Jasper Wong from Hong Kong and Faith47 from Cape Town. Montreal based artist, Omen, completed the quartet of artists. These internationally known artists each created exclusive artwork of more than 800 square feet representing one of the four cardinal points. The art will be sold during a silent auction benefiting the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation for sick children.

JR Actions Exhibition London

JR returns to London after five years with a two-part solo exhibition, ACTIONS, at Lazarides Rathbone and multiple sites across the nation's capital.

Works within the gallery will highlight various actions JR has accomplished around the globe and will include images from Wrinkles of the City in Berlin (spring 2013), his journey to North Korea and his 2005 Portrait of a Generation. On display will be a mix of colour prints as well as his signature wood mounted monochromatic paper pieces telling the story of JR's global initiative to employ art as a tool for global communication and understanding.

Out on the streets of the city, JR invites Londoners to become part of the world's largest public art project. Spurred by his award of the 2011 TED prize and subsequent TED Conference, JR's INSIDE OUT project gives each and everyone within the community a chance to create their own black and white portrait in the travelling photobooth truck, where images of participants will be subsequently printed as large posters and pasted on to various iconic London sites. JR asks us all to become the subject, protagonist, passer-by and interpreter in this global artwork.

Friday 11th of October 2013 to Thursday 14th of November 2013
Lazarides Rathbone, 1 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1HR


‘See You On The Other Side’ is an exhibition of both projected moving and print collages, based around memories and dream sequences, mixing together the past and the future. Abbott is fascinated by the magic in the everyday and the incomprehensible wonders produced by nature and science such as rainbows and galaxies.

Chrissie Abbott is an illustrator and graphic designer from London. She studied at the London College of Communication before starting work in the industry as a designer for creative agency Zip, a specialist agency for design and art direction for the music industry.

Since then Chrissie has worked freelance as a designer, art director and artist. She is inspired by posters and album covers of the 60s and 70s and utilises typography, found images and hand-drawn illustration in her work.

She also works across a spectrum of fields including fashion, print, digital, advertising and motion graphics. Recent clients range from Sony BMG, Universal, Mute records, The New York Times, NYLON, Vans & ASOS.

Private View: Thursday 10th October, 6pm - 9pm. RSVP to
Show runs until Sunday 24th November.

Lindisfarne Gospels Presents Calligraffiti by Niels Shoe Meulman

Dutch artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman has been commissioned by Lindisfarne Gospels Durham to create 5 original pieces of work across the North East, based on the words and imagery of the Lindisfarne Gospels book.

Meulman is an international artist and graphic designer who designs large scale calligraphic work in the built environment. For the Gospels, Meulman created 5 pieces of work at 5 sites across the North East from 4 August 2013.

Filmed, edited and produced by Stephen Noble, aka a different ilk. For more work by a different ilk head to
With thanks to Unit 44 Gallery for providing their gallery for the interview (

Into music - "Scout Niblett" by Noise Problems ( main music "Skirting Boards" by Bleak House (

Megan and the Burobbu Boutique Exhibition

Grace and Peril are proud to present a new solo show of limited edition, experimental paintings by popular artist Tom Lewis

 Following two hugely successful solo shows in recent years, Megan and the Burobbu Boutique will see Tom taking over a space in BOXPARK, Shoreditch from 4th October to 24th December (with more that a little help from those mysterious pink blobs, The Burobbu).

This mini show is a playful sneaky peak into the future wandering of Tom’s mind, as the colourful small scale sketches hint at themes which will appear in his upcoming 2014 show. Following the initial show, from November the box will be transformed into a Burobbu Boutique, showcasing sculptures, paintings, prints, posters and a plethora of other goodies.

Blending elements of ancient mythology, traditional oriental design and contemporary street art, Tom’s style is unique and instantly recognisable. Each piece adds to the epic patchwork narrative that exists inside his head, tip toeing the line between logical meaning and beautiful nonsensical chaos.

Exhibition: 4th October – 24th December 2013
Opening times: Mon–Sat 11–7pm, Thurs 11– 8pm / Sun 12– 6pm
Private View: Thursday 3rd October 6.00 – 9.00 pm 

Box 30, Boxpark, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London, E1 6GY
Less chat more hngggg © Tom Lewis

Theme From Boat Weirdos (extended version) by Pete Fowler

The Book Club is happy to present an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Pete Fowler. Known for his psychedelic character design, Fowler’s work has over the years, taken to a wide variety of media – most notably toy designs, print making, large-scale acrylic paintings, sculpture, custom synthesisers and music videos for the likes of The Horrors (see below) and Super Furry Animals.

For this show, Fowler has set sail on the cosmic oceans to meet and greet the oddballs that frequent the deep waters, as well as the freaks that bother the shoreline. Comprising of acrylic painted canvas’, drawings and a large scale mural on The Book Club’s wall. Theme From Boat Weirdos takes it’s starting point from a body of work Fowler showed at Outlaws Yacht Club in Leeds earlier in the year, hence the extended version referred to in the show’s title. The Book Club - 100 Leonard Street - London - EC2A 4RH Thursday, 3 October 2013.