D*Face 'New World Disorder' Exhibition

D*Face, a.k.a the world-renowned urban artist Dean Stockton, presents New World Disorder. The exhibition includes his latest body of work, which reflects upon times of chaos, disorder and loss, as informed by shifting circumstances in the social climate. Exploring topical and longstanding dystopian sentiments, New World Disorder confronts the effects of love and loss from a physical, mental and cultural standpoint, drawing upon the artist’s direct experiences.

The exhibition also includes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the unique nerve centre of D*Face’s working environment by visiting his studio space, situated above the StolenSpace Gallery within the maze of The Old Truman Brewery. This marks the end of an era before the gallery relocates and the adjoining artist studios are demolished.

 The opening reception will take place June 6th between 6 and 8pm.

StolenSpace Gallery - The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

Mr Bingo, Hate Mail Exhibition

Mr Bingo's Hate Mail project features the kind of insults you wish you could muster in the heat of an argument. They're funny, cutting and just on the right side of childish.

Since he began the project with a drunken tweet, he has posted out over 550 artistic insults on the the back of vintage postcards. Apparently there's alot of people out there desperate to be insulted.

The Hate Mail exhibition at KK Outlet will feature 220 unseen postcards and there is the opportunity for the first 60 people through the door at the opening party (6th June) to get their own personalised piece of Hate Mail.

Bring £40 cash, be one of the first 60 people through the door (we open at 7pm) on Thursday 6th June and you're golden.

Opening Party, Thursday 6th June 7-9pm.
Exhibition runs 7-29 June

KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB.

Artist Petro Wodkins Replaces Manneken Pis Statue In Brussels

The Russian artist Petro Wodkins wanted to find out how famous the Manneken Pis really was and exchanged it for a statue of himself. Then asked tourist what they thought. Petro and his crew were arrested by the Belgian police who confiscated the golden statue and there's currently a dispute between Petro and the Belgian government to get the confiscated artwork back.

olive47′s bonita bonita exhbition At Breeze Block Gallery

One time London resident and friend of Invisiblemadevisible, American artist olive47 has sent over some images from her solo show Bonita Bonita currently on show at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland.

The title bonita bonita is taken from the catcall olive47 would hear from the local men and the also the compliments heard from the local ladies about her work when painting a series of murals in Mexico earlier this year.  

"bonita bonita is a visual Garden of Eden, a place of beauty within a world of turmoil. Drawing on the power of myth for a significant element of its subject matter, bonita bonita applies symbolism and a visual discourse of spirituality in its presentation of a collective narrative of nature and morality in an environment where temptation is ever present."

  If you are in the Portland area the exhibition runs until the 1st June 2013.

Daniel Johnston: here Book launch and exhibition at 18 Hewett Street

Protein is proud to present a stunning in-depth photographic study of cult artist and musician Daniel Johnston by NY portrait photographer Jung Kim. DANIEL JOHNSTON: here, is the culmination of five years of intimate collaboration and friendship between the pair, showcasing a selection from thousands of photographs captured on film since the project commenced in 2008.

Protein first came across Jung's work last year when they hosted a hugely successful exhibition of Daniel’s drawings at their gallery - Jung was never far from his side, capturing intimate moments of his personal and prolific professional life, both at home and on the road. Protein will be hosting the London book launch and exhibition at 18 Hewett Street on Thursday 30th May 2013.

The production of DANIEL JOHNSTON: here was funded entirely by Daniel’s fans on Kickstarter, making it one of the most successful crowdfunding photography projects to date. Having spent the last 20 years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment, Daniel has gained an ever-growing international cult audience. His influence is often cited by both artists and musicians, and his songs have been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, Beck, The Flaming Lips and Spiritualized, to name a few.

All prints, alongside the beautiful photo book, will be on sale throughout the show. Join them for the opening night on Thursday 30th May by submitting your name to billetto.co.uk/danieljohnstonhere, where drinks will be kindly provided by Sailor Jerry. For those that can't make it, the exhibition will be on till 9th June.

18 Hewett Street - Shoreditch - London - EC2A 3NN

Pahnl 'Do Look Down' Exhibition

Do Look Down is street artist Pahnl’s debut solo show at London West Bank Gallery and is open from Thursday 6th June to 12th June. Immerse yourself in the tiny, detailed world of Pahnl. Comic narrative and street signage aesthetics brought together through stencil art, encapsulating the world we live in with endearing pessimism and cheeky wit.

Before the show opens, Pahnl will spend four days locked inside London West Bank Gallery with a suitcase full of stencils and plenty of spray paint to bring a sprawling stenciled city to life across 40 metres of wall on the ground floor. The painted city, known as ‘Lowdown’, will be packed with detailed life that will keep you discovering new scenes even on your third lap of the show!

Every visitor will also be given a free copy of ‘The Lowdown Times’, a twelve-page newspaper created by Pahnl. Full of stories and articles about the city, it will help the visitor discover and understand the hidden lives of the inhabitants living in ‘Lowdown‘. The first 50 visitors to the private view will receive a limited edition stenciled and signed copy of the newspaper.

Private View will be 6-10pm on Thursday 6th June 2013
Please Note: Private View is strictly by invitation only.
RSVP is ESSENTIAL Please send names to guestlist@londonwestbank.com.
Show open to public thereafter until Wednesday 12th June 2013
(Gallery open daily 11am-7pm).

London West Bank Gallery, 133-137 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS

Stephen J. Morgan Exhibition at The Wapping Project Bankside

With his camera, Stephen J. Morgan documents familiar, urban places, bringing about a photographic record of his journey through life and delving into his own identity, as a second generation Irish having grown up in Birmingham. In The Other Side of Everything, he places his personal story within the wider narrative of England’s recent political history and the legacy of the British Empire, through one of the country’s most potent and ubiquitous symbol: the flag.

Stephen J. Morgan (b.1970, UK) first solo exhibition was held at The Wapping Project, London. He has recently showed his work at Photon, Ljubljana, Slovenia; the Birmingham Central Library and Jerwood space. Recent publications include Collecting Contemporary Photography by Jocelyn Phillips, published by Thames & Hudson.

Private View: Stephen J. Morgan  |  The Other Side of Everything
Thursday 30th May 2013, 18.30 – 20.30
Rsvp: info@thewappingprojectbankside.com

Exhibition from 31st May to 13 July 2013, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 to 18.00 and Monday by appointment

The Wapping Project Bankside, 65a Hopton Street, London SE1 9LR (nearest tube Southwark)

Jaz prepares for "Cult to the Character" at INOPERAbLE

Argentinian street artist Jaz is currently in Vienna preparing for his upcoming solo show "Cult to the Character" at the INOPERAbLE Gallery. Check out this mural he painted while in the city. Music by Aldo Benitez (Tremor Remix)

It's A Stick Up Book

It's a Stick-Up is the first book to look at an increasingly popular form of street art: the paste-up or 'wheatie'. Many street artists don’t graffiti or stencil any more but use pre-prepared paper images that can be taken down, thereby avoiding a vandalism charge.

The book shows the work of 20 artists, with photographs of their art in situ, a brief profile, and a fold-out paste-up. The fold-out pages are perforated so they can easily be removed. Some of the paste-ups will be laser cut with attaching tags so they can be popped out. There's also an introductory interview with cult street artists Sten & Lex.

Featuring the work of Paul Insect, Ludo , Morley,A.CE,Monsieur Qui, Pure Evil, Dain, WK Interact, EMA,Pablo Delgado, Kid Acne, SHN, Cake, Specter, BR1, Feral, Elbow Toe, Dale Grimshaw.

The book is available now in major bookshops and online here on Amazon .

MadC @ Baroque the Streets, London 2013

Check this awesome clip featuring MadC painting at the Dulwich Street Art Festival in South London, May 2013

Take To The Steet Graffiti & Street Art Pub Crawl

If you are into Graffiti and Streetart and fond of the odd drink or two then this might be right up your street!

As part of the Take To The Street photographic exhibition (featured here) which is currently running at the Fun Factory pop up space at Top Office Machines space in East London, a Graffiti Street art walking tour/ pub crawl with some of the exhibiting photographers is planned for this weekend.

The Take To The Street exhibition opened earlier this month to a pack out crowd with over 300 plus people attending the launch of the exhibition, we are not sure if the Pub crawl will attract such a large crowd but if you plan on going we suggest you get yourself along early as they will leave the venue at 3pm sharp!

The tour / pub crawl starts at 3pm, 18th May 2013

Fun Factory Pop Up
Top Office Machine - 133/135 Bethnal Green Road - London - E2 7DG

The Vice Illustration Show at Pure Evil Gallery

You know how Vice sometimes accompany their articles with pictures people have drawn rather than photographs? Those pictures have a technical name that you probably won't have heard before unless you went to some pompous Viennese art school: illustrations.

Vice Magazine like illustrations because you can do all sorts of things with them that you can't do with a photo, like have chipmunks blast Ted Nugent with semen or catch Alex Salmond riding shotgun with a murderous Mel Gibson. And because they like them so much they're holding an exhibition of work from some of their favourite illustrators.

The exhibition is going to include a selection of new prints, work that's been featured in VICE and original drawings especially for the show, which are designed to give an insight into how the people who do drawings for us go about doing their drawings. Those people are (deep breath) Johnny Ryan, Daniel David Freeman, Kyle Platts, Cei Willis, Nick Gazin, Craig Questions, Jonny Negron, Sam Taylor, Malin Bergstrom and Krent Able.

Show opens 17/05/13 - 02/06/13
Pure Evil Gallery - 108 Leonard Street - EC2A 4XS London



In their first ever collaborative piece, Australian expats DABS MYLA teamed up with the UK’s INSA to rework the Knox Lane wall at Melbourne Central for Carbon Festival 2013. Filmed by nicgossage.com for CARBON FESTIVAL & ACCLAIM MAGAZINE

Pipe Dreams - Jo Peel 2013

This animation follows the journey of a piece of paper which was scrumpled up and thrown away. As this paper falls, it becomes a small part of the many other neglected ideas and the debris piles up. This story follows the paper and the abandoned idea.

The largest mural in the UK to be painted by an individual artist, the animation was made using a 5 story building, a shipping container and a double decker bus as a canvas. During the coldest March in 50 years, Jo Peel and her dedicated team spent one month battling snow blizzards and icy winds to paint and record the animation frame by frame and create a 3 minute film.

Animation & Direction: Jo Peel
Producer: Jo Peel & Alternative London Production
Manager: Jonathan Robson
Camera Operators: Jade Brassett, Sanne Winderickx, Adam McGee Abe
Art Assistants: Jade Brassett, Tamara Venn, Sam McClean, Darius Bielecki, Lara Hamadi

CARTRAIN: This Way Up Solo Show

Notorious offender of all things art Cartrain returns with a provocative solo show THIS WAY UP. At age 20, Cartrain has been painting his iconic street art on the streets of London since he was 14. His artwork is collected by everyone from the rich & famous to the police officers and judges. In 2008 Damien Hirst attempted to prosecute Cartrain for creating a series of artworks that "infringed" Hirst's copyright. In 2009 Cartrain responded by "borrowing" a packet of pencils from Hirst's "Pharmacy" installation at Tate Britain. Cartrain was later arrested for theft valuing £500,000. His satirical images have been parodied by Royal Mail and influential artists including Mr Brainwash, Gilbert and George, Jamie Reid, and James Cauty. In 2012 Cartrain walked into the House's of Parliament and smoked a spliff during Prime Ministers Questions.

From the east London streets to the markets of Portobello Road Cartrain has left his mark on the city of London. This Way Up is a glimpse into the insights of an urban art legend. Pop culture, conceptual guerrilla performance, and collage based urban memes all play a part in Cartrain's palette. You never know what you expect when Cartrain's is involved.

Open 17th May - 30th May
Graffik Gallery - 284 Portobello Road - London - W10 5TE

Jason Brooks' illustrated guide to Paris

Paris Sketchbook is a stunning gift book from leading international fashion illustrator Jason Brooks. Although he is best known for his beautiful fashion imagery, which has regularly graced the pages of Vogue and Elle magazines, travel has been a recurrent theme in his work and his adventures continue to inspire and inform his visual repertoire.

During his time on fashion assignments at the Couture shows in Paris, Brooks developed a fascination for the city, drawing and painting beautiful travel journals that demonstrate his passion for all things Parisian.

This book is a whimsical take on Paris, part guide book, part illustrated journal, it will appeal to both travellers and fashionistas. Sumptuous production with different stocks and inks will make this a must for anyone who loves fashion illustration and beautiful books.

This new publication from Laurence King is available online now on Amazon

Red Stripe® Make Sessions 008 Video

We were invited to attend the recent Red Stripe and Boiler Room's Make Session 008 which saw them team up with T Shirt Party for  for a custom T-shirt exhibition in Hoxton's Arch402 space.

With DJ sets & live performances from Portico Quartet, Factory Floor, Stubborn Heart, CKTRL, Eaux and Anushka an awesome night was had by all in attendance. We especially loved the live set by progressive dance duo Anushka who got the crowd in the packed out venue moving. If you missed the party check the clip below to see what went down on the night.

SAM3 "Siesta" screenprint release

On the 15th of May Pretty Portal will release the latest screenprint from SAM3 titled "Siesta". The artwork on the screenprint is part of a famous mural he painted in Madrid.

A 2 colour screenprint on
Hahnemühle 300g/m
56x76 cm, Edition of 45
signed and numbered by the artist. 180 EURO.

The prints will drop on Wednesday 15th of May at 4pm (CET) via the Pretty Portal Website here.

Elinor Evans solo show 'Picasso's Pack'

It is only fitting that Elinor Evans’ muse should be her loyal Dalmatian Picasso. He has appeared in many of her works over the years, his benign presence seemingly a calming force in the compositions. In her new solo show at Signal Gallery, she has taken this a step further and developed a distinctly canine theme and called the show Picasso’s Pack.

Since her student days at The Royal College of Art, Elinor has made a point of covering the faces of her human figures with mysterious animal masks. The identity and expressions of these characters are always concealed, leaving us with a distinctly sinister impression of their intensions. In the new show, Picasso’s Pack, all the masks are made by the artist herself and all are of wolves or jackals.

Elinor has shown extensively in London, in her native Wales and in Spain where she now lives. Her work is to be found in the collections of a number of important collectors. She has won a number of prestigious awards, including Fine Art Award at the National Eisteddfod in Wales. This will be her second solo show at Signal Gallery.

Date: 16th May - 7th June 2013
Private View 16th May 6 - 9pm  
Signal Gallery- 32 Paul Street - London EC2A 4LB


Video with Ben Eine painting on Ebor Street in East London earlier in the year.

The Treatmentment Rooms present - 'You've been Framed' - Group Show

What do you get when you ask 30 contemporary artists to frame perfection? Acton's Treatment Rooms Collective has challenged London's artists to make their mark on a frame. Same frame, 30 different interpretations.

The exhibition of the finished works goes on show from 9th May until June 1st 2013 (Opening times: Tues - Sat 11 - 19.00 and Sun 12 - 18.00). A private view will take place on Thursday 9th May from 6:30- 8:30pm.

Artists who have designed a frame for the exhibition include many names from the East London street/urban art scene mixing it up with local arts and crafts people.
 Completed frames range from street art, sculpture, fine art painting, stain glass, mosaics and textile collage.

Please come along, support the new and wonderful community-run gallery in Acton and see what a host of amazing artists and crafts people came up with. They say a picture is worth a thousand words - a frame might be worth even more. Decide for yourself.

W3 Gallery - 185 High Street - Acton - LONDON - W3 8DJ

'It's All Fun & Games Until Someone Gets Hurt' By The London Police

 'The London Police,' are back in East London for their first solo art show in England since 2009.

This time around, the Amsterdam based lads have themed their show around sports and games... And although they have totally mistimed their sterling effort of jumping on the Olympic bandwagon, the Essex born duo have produced a slick show of considered artworks and designer sport products.

For inspiration, TLP have leaned on the memories of their athletic exploits growing up: The times when a pool cue was for the pursuit of sporting excellence not for finding someone who owed you money and whacking them around the face. The days when a cricket bat was for hitting sixes into Mrs. Norrington's back garden before you smacked a ball through your mum's greenhouse, blamed it on your brother, and had to wait for Dad to come home to give you both a couple of wallops with a rolled up Daily Mail...Aaaaah, sport. Memories.

Alongside canvas originals, TLP has produced an exclusive range of limited edition, designer pool cues and hand drawn cricket bats. The games theme continues with a unique painted vintage Monopoly board and photography from TLP's city-wide Monopoly Street Art installations in London. Attendees at the private view will also have a chance to try their hand at a lucky dip and win prizes by competing on a handmade, wooden, ball-bearing maze game. Four of these very limited edition games will also be for sale. After a serious injury involving a finger and a wood saw, production of these maze games (and the aforesaid mentioned finger) were 'cut short' so to speak...as they say, It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt...

Private View 9th May 2013.
The show runs until the 26th May 2013.

StolenSpace Gallery The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL

Sunday is Funday with David Shillinglaw

Sunday is Funday. To celebrate the end of his My Idea Of Fun exhibition, artist David Shillinglaw will be at Stolen Space Gallery on Sunday 5th May from 1-7pm.

He will be drawing, doodling and drinking coffee. You are invited to come by and say hello and join in the drawing fun. A drawing will be randomly selected at the end of the day and the winner will receive a limited edition KAPOW screen print. All are welcome.

Sunday 5th May 2013, 1—7pm  
StolenSpace Gallery The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QL


Short version of the video for the R.U.A 2012 Amsterdam edition. With the artists Fefe Talavera, Titi Freak, Derlon Almeida, Diego Dedablio, Highraff, Tinho and Rimon Guimarães. Video by Gustavo Amaral

Book Launch 'STREET ART LONDON' by Frank STEAM156

Signal Gallery are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the book launch/signing for 'Street Art London' by Frank Steam156. This is a very wide selection of images of street artists working in London recent years - featuring great photography and information about the artists. Beautifully produced by the publishers Dokument Press, it will be on sale in the gallery for £17.99. Many of the artists will be present at the launch and they, as well as the author, will be available to sign copies of the book.

Come along from 6.30pm - 9pm on the 2nd May to buy your signed copy. While you're here you can have a look at our current amazing technicolour TRXTR show.

Signal Gallery
32 Paul Street, EC2A 4LB London