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 .