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 rsvp@wehangfire.com 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 Type32.com

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: http://www.lazinc.com/brutal 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 info@storiesonbroadway.com
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 adifferentilk.com
With thanks to Unit 44 Gallery for providing their gallery for the interview (unit-44.com/gallery)

Into music - "Scout Niblett" by Noise Problems (noiseproblems.net/) main music "Skirting Boards" by Bleak House (keshco.co.uk/bleakhouse)

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.