Spraying Bricks - SHOWCASE - D*Face Video

In this new episode of SHOWCASE Spraying Bricks takes a look back at the D*Face show -- NEW WORLD DISORDER. The show marked a end of an era at the StolenSpace Gallery (then based in the Truman Brewery) as it was the final show before the relocation to Osbourne Street. The exhibition itself included his latest bodies of work which, influenced by the damaging effects of the current social climate, reflects destruction, loss and disorder.

"My work reflects our popular culture encompassing the American dream and the ideal of good triumphing over evil, no longer relevant in today's society where the 'invade now and ask questions later' philosophy isn't tolerated or indeed wanted. Colliding cultures are no longer receptive to the American way, the Superhero's triumph of good over evil as portrayed through the political circus is now decoded through the eyes of differentcultures,weary and wary of the sub-plot played in today's political climate where war equals brand invasion" — D*Face

Red Stripe® Make Session 009 Bolier Room Video

We headed East to London fieds last week for the latest Bolier Room's Make Session 009(blogged here). The evening hosted in a secret underground venue saw Red Stripe® team up with innovative visual projector movement BYOB aka Bring Your Own Beamer who invited 15 of their artists to create a patchwork of projections featuring the best in experiential and visual art works around the basement venue. This was the first time Boiler Room featured a visual collaboration on this epic scale.

Alongside the kaleidoscope of visual the evening saw Mark Ronson, DJ Drama and Giggs play some of the biggest rhythms and rhymes from across the globe to the packed out venue. The evening also marked the launch of Red Stripe® globally recognised and cherished ‘Stubby’ bottle to the UK crowd for the first time. With soaring temperatures both inside the venue and outside, the ice cold iconic stubby bottles were extremely well reachieved by the crowds in attendance. We look forward to seeing the stubby bottles which should be hitting the pubs, bars and clubs across the UK right about now.

If you missed the live stream of the party check the clip below to see what went down on the night.

Mr Penfold London Solo Show

The highly anticipated debut London show for Mr. Penfold is finally here, Thursday 1st August is the date to save. Showcasing new works from the artist, the series will feature new paintings on three materials: wood, canvas and paper. The work sees Penfold delve deeper into his love for both abstract art and graffiti, a fusion which the artist has been developing and nurturing over his career.

An exclusive new Silkscreen Print, hand printed by the artist, will be available on the opening night.

Cult Events presents this private view offering a selection of gourmet food and tasty cocktails for all guests. In collaboration with Honest Brew & Camden Collective, an exclusive beer designed by Mr. Penfold himself will be available to competition winners and those lucky enough to get their hands on one.

PLEASE RSVP to guestlist@culte.co.uk
69 Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JL

Check this sneak peak preview of the show in the video from WeAreShuffle who caught up with Mr. Penfold in his Cambridge Studio.

Ekta Etka at work in London

A short film about the work Ekta painted in Hackney Wick on a recent trip to London back in June.

The work was created as part of The Canals Project: Street Art on the Waterways. A series of new, curated art commissions for east London’s canal system, commissioned by The Legacy List and supported by The Canal & River Trust and Bloomberg LLP. The artist Curated by Cedar Lewisohn as part of The Canals Project.

Malarky & Goldpeg present Who Dares exhibition

London Artists Gold Peg and Malarky have been letting loose in Stoke-on-Trent. In amongst the wastelands, backsies, and car boot communities, they’ve been conjuring up a chaotic selection of wild animals for their upcoming exhibition ‘Who Dares’. With an array of neons, smashed bricks, and combustible fuels the private view promises to be dangerous, and well worth the expedition!

Prints and original pieces will be available for sale.

Air Space Gallery, 2-4 Broad St  Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 4HL
Private View August 3rd, 6-9pm. Open August 4-11, 11am-7pm.

Bomb the Box @ Boxpark

Captivated by the concept of the "Bomb The World" documentary, BOXPARK are working with Aroe - MSK, one of the biggest graffiti artists in the UK, to invite 6 graffiti crews to East London in a life art exhibition.

Beginning Thursday 1st of August, the project will launch with work from the artists in a special exhibition that will span across the outdoor gallery space on the upper deck at BOXPARK.  UK graffiti artist Aroe from MSK crew will be in attendance and available for interviews to discuss the project, why each of the artists were chosen and why they took on the project.

From Sunday 4th August, a massive 20 foot shipping container will drop on the cobbled area outside Shoreditch High Street Station, where each Sunday 2 graffiti artists will spray the box with complete creative freedom, live for public to watch them at their craft. The 'box art' will stay for the entire week, until the next 2 artists take over the installation to 'Bomb The Box' the following Sunday.

Artists taking part in #Bombthebox include:
Sun 4th Aug - Aroe & Gary HA MSK UK
Sun 11th Aug - Sobek & Kcis Serbia
Sun 18th Aug - Skil & Kaos Sweden
Sun 25th Aug - Dizer & Yome VMD/TPK/UV France
Sun 1st Sept - Zombie & Teach UK
Sun 8th Sept - Wais & Trun TAD Russia

This event is kindly sponsored by BOXPARK, Chrome & Black & Ironlak in assistance with Filthy Media

Lazy Oaf Autumn '13 Launch Party

Our friends at Lazy Oaf are launching their men's and women's Autumn '13 collection. Join them in store on Thursday 25th July to celebrate the arrival of the new collection. They will be offering 10% off the new collection only on the launch night and if that wasn't enough to entice you they will have a Pop-up nail bar by The Illustrated Nail, in-store DJ's, Mexican snacks courtesy of Chilangos, Drinks courtesy of Desperados and a lookbook exhibition and video screening. All sound great, don't miss it!

Lazy Oaf Shop - 2 Ganton Street - London - W1F 7QL

Lets Pretend It's Summer - Group Show - West London

Scraffer and West London Art Factory present 'Lets Pretend It's Summer', a short but sweet exhibition featuring works by some of the UK's top contemporary artists, as well as up-and-coming young artistes and international talent.

616, A.CE, Aeon, Arth Daniels, Benjamin Murphy, Cain Caser, Che, David Shillinglaw, Dscreet, Filthy Luker, George Stewart-Lockhart , Hayden Kays, Inkie , Kid Crow, Luke Insect, Remi Rough, Tek33, Tim Head, Tim Hill

The show opens on 25th July for a party between 6 and 9pm. Feel free to pop along to have a gander at all the great art on display! The show will then be open on the 26th, 27th and 28th between 10am and 6pm.

To get to the show just take the tube to North Acton station, which is in zone 2 on the central line. When you get there take a left out the station. Walk up the path and when you reach the road you'll see the factory straight in front of you. Cross the road and take a right. You'll see the entrance on your left then!

OH HAI!! New Works by Bob Motown

OH HAI!! is the London debut of artist and print ninja Bob Motown. Originally from Los Angeles, Bob is now based in London and invites you to come take a peek into his world. It is a world where felines feast on pizza, pineapples are weapons, and food has arms and legs.

Sound awesome? Come and enjoy some of his recent work during the month of August at Look Mum No Hands! Opens on Thursday August 1st and runs til the 22nd.

**A FREE mini-zine will be given away on opening night to the first 50 guests!**
Check out www.BobMotown.com to see some of Bob's work.

There is an opening party on the Thursday 1st August, additional info can be found on the Facebook event page here.

Look mum no hands - 49 Old Street - London - EC1V 9HX

Paul Insect & Sweet Toof Clowns In London

A fresh colab from London street artist Paul Insect & Sweet Toof. Clowns in London as the artist have named it is "A quick thing made on a very hot day in London" Check the video below: 

Ryan Callanan aka RYCA 'Word Up' Solo Exhibition

Ink_d Gallery announces ‘Word Up’, a solo show of lyric and word based art by Ryan Callanan. Following on from the amazingly successful solo show with the artist in 2011, this much anticipated exhibition presents a whole new body of new and exclusive work.

‘Word Up’ will feature work based around lyrics and words. There will be originals and small editions of Ryan’s 3D style as well an introduction of work using traditional handpainted sign writing. There will also be some print editions available for the show.

2 August — 26 August 2013

Private view for 'Word Up ' takes place on Thursday 1st August, 6.30 - 8.30pm.
Ink'd Gallery - 96 North Road - Brighton - BN1 1YE

Red Stripe® Make Session 009 Bolier Room | BYOB Worldwide

In the ninth of the Boiler Room Make Sessions, Red Stripe will team up with innovative visual projector movement BYOB lead bycreative curator Rafaël Rozendaal, for a one off night on 22nd July at the world’s number one underground music show Boiler Room.

Make Session 009 will showcase the best in experiential and visual art work. Whilst Mark Ronson, DJ Drama and Giggs play the biggest rhythms and rhymes from across the globe, BYOB will present their creative projections and pieces of artwork in an experiential exhibition like no other. This taps into the DIY ethos of Boiler Room and Red Stripe, as 15 artists create a patchwork of visual projections in the concrete basement venue. This is the first time Boiler Room will feature a visual collaboration on this scale, and this will all be achieved through a live broadcast.

Heading up the night is true titan of the scene, the legendary musician and producer Mark Ronson who has teased the best out of such artists as Jay-Z, Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse and more. He will be setting the crowd alight with his retro-soul sounds and smoky bars. And joining one of the most in-demand artists in the industry is DJ Drama. Like Mark Ronson, DJ Drama has worked with some huge names including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Tyler the Creator, 2 Chainz and more. The undisputed King of the mixtape, (most notoriously the Gangsta Grillz series) will be bringing the freshest and harmonious hip-hop to your ears. Following Mark Ronson and DJ Drama, is home-grown, Peckham-based rapper, Giggs, as he unleashes aural warfare presenting the grimiest beats and bangers. This star studded line-up with the visionary projection display is not one to be missed

Make Session 009 is invite only, but can be viewed at www.boilerroom.tv/live
22.07.2013| 19.00-23.00

PALACE Skateboards London Pop-Off

Palace skateboards have announced the dates for their next pop up store here in London. All the details you need are on the flyer pictured.

Print Club London - Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House

To coincide with Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House with American Express®, Print Club London have been invited to curate a screen printed poster exhibition using the same approach and style as their successful and highly anticipated annual “Blisters” shows.

This special collaboration will see some of the most talented and innovative illustrators from the UK and USA design and produce 17 new and original screen prints, inspired by the each of the films screened this year. All the prints will be produced in limited editions of 200, signed by the artist and available to buy at £40 each. The exhibition will be open daily until late throughout the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House season.

 ARTISTS & FILMS: Anthony Burrill - The Way Way Back / Peter Strain - Carrie / Anthony Peters - Raising Arizona / Serge Seidlitz - Gremlins / Kate Gibb - Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid / Hvass & Hannibal - Guys & Dolls / Joe Wilson - Throne of Blood / Rose Stallard - Badlands / Steve Wilson - Untouchables / James Joyce - Baby Jane / Hattie Stewart - Mean Girl / Jess Wilson – Predator/ Michael Gillette – Kes / Holly Wales - Red Shoes / MOL - Crazy Stupid Love / HelloVon - Loved Ones

The Exhibition opens on 31st of July with a buyers night and will then open to the public form the 1st till 20th of August. If you would like to attend RSVP to rsvp@printclublondon.com The event will be in the West Wing Galleries.

Spine TV Presents The Lurkers In Bulgaria

The Lurkers in Bulgaria follows artistic underground movement, The Lurkers, on their journey and adventures across Bulgaria.

The group of shrouded figures lurk through the capital, Sofia, Sunny Beach on the Black Sea and 'Buzludzha', the former house of the Bulgarian Communist Party.

Beyond Retro x White Canvas Project Presents Above The Rails

Tonight sees the forth installment of Supremebeing's White Canvas Project welcomes a partnership with iconic vintage retailer Beyond Retro and art collective End of The Line.

 The project challenges 16 artists to create print works on reclaimed clothing (supplied by Beyond Retro) canvases and recycled wood (frames built & supplied by Cambridge Woodworks).The canvases include camo, denim, old London fog rain jackets & military cotton canvas.

Artists included are Pinky / Will Barras / Jim Vision / Mr Penfold / Yok / Mr Hicks / Neist and Guy McKinley.

 Come down and join us party with drinks, food and live DJ's!!


'VII' Group Show at Stolen Space Gallery

With a bit of luck, and a lot of talent, StolenSpace Gallery has entered its 7th year as London's primary authority in Urban and Street Art. Having started to feel the 7-year itch for bigger and better projects and exhibitions, we have made the exciting decision to move to a new venue.

In this year's 7th month, they are feeling very fortunate for their past successes and exciting new beginnings, therefore, for the premier exhibition at StolenSpace's new home, they would like to introduce a Group Show, 'VII,' inspired by this lucky and symbolic number.

Whether or not you are of a superstitious persuasion, the number 7 carries with it a myriad of significant connotations. Since the beginning of time, this number has held a powerful place in theological, historical, scientific and cultural memory. According to the Old Testament, the Earth was created in 7 days, in Hinduism there are 7 Chakras, in Christianity there are 7 deadly sins, in Islam there are 7 levels in heaven, and in Judiasm there are 7 blessings and 7 days of mourning. Furthermore, there are 7 days in a week, 7 colours in a rainbow, 7 seas, and 7 wonders of the world. A recurrent motif in art and literature, this number signifies Shakespeare's 7 Ages of Man and the 7 notes in a traditional musical scale. The associations go on and on, and the potential for creative investigation is almost endless.

On 11th July 2013, StolenSpace will open its brand new doors to the public with 'VII,' a group show exhibiting longstanding favorites and fresh newcomers. With tasty refreshments courtesy of Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen.

StolenSpace - 17 Osborn Street - London E1 6TD

MONEY ON MY OYSTER: Exhibition and Photobook Launch

Exhibition and Photobook Launch

‘MONEY ON MY OYSTER’ is the culmination of an 5 year photographic odyssey around London by photographer Nina Manandhar. The 82 page book is an anthropology of the local, a tour of chance encounters through zones one to six and back again.

Join Eternal Youth for the accompanying exhibition and book launch.

Private View Thursday 4th July
Eternal Youth - 378 Kingsland Road - London DALSTON - E8

Will Sweeney 'Microlife' Exhibition

Will Sweeney's first London solo show in over a decade opens July 4th at Beach London.

Microlife will present a series of new drawings and prints by the London-based artist, as well as a selection of his publications from the last decade.

There will be an opening party on the 4th July  6-9pm.
Beach London - 20 Cheshire Street - London - E2 6EH

Not For Rental — A Movie-inspired Charity Exhibtiion

Not For Rental, a movie-inspired charity exhibition produced by Little White Lies magazine, co-starring hundreds of the world's best and emerging creative talent in the fields of art, street art, design, illustration, craft, photography, film and more.

Not For Rental is a unique art event in aid of the hard-working charities Macmillan Cancer Support and Art Against Knives, an attempt to raise awareness and support for issues that are affecting people we care about.

At it's core, Not For Rental is an art exhibition, but one you can only fully experience once you step inside the door: be prepared to fall in love with movies all over again. Plus, there's also an extended-cut roster of curated side events including workshops, talks and film/screening nights.

Artists already confirmed for Not For Rental include celebrated London design outfit I Love Dust, red and Blue super duo Crispin Finn, illustrators Stevie Gee, Gemma Correll, Pietari Posti, Roman Klonek, Hattie Stewart and Nick Deakin, typographers Daren Newman and Gemma O'Brien and street artists Mr.Penfold, Miso, Ghostpatrol, The Yok and Sheryo plus a cast of thousands more (well, hundreds). Full line up and event details can be found on the Not For Rental Website.

Showing 4 July - 13 July 2013 Private view Thursday 4 July (RSVP only)
71a Gallery, London EC2A 4QS
Open Mon - Sun. 10am - 6:30pm