How to Cook Panda Bears Without Losing Your Soul…Stephan Walter

The Coningsby Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of works by leading illustrator, typographer and graphic designer Stephan Walter. This will be Stephan's first major London exhibition. Stephan is based in Zurich and also works periodically in New York.

The title of the exhibition alludes to Stephan's ability to practice as an illustrator and retain his artistic vision in his works while working in the commercial sector.

Design luminary Stefan Sagmeister says of Stephan's work, “I have never quite seen such a seamless integration of 3-D typography with objects and buildings anywhere else.”Stephan's works pursue a remarkably simple goal, in his words, “to dissolve the borders between image and text.”

Private View - 30 January 6 - 9pm
The Coningsby Gallery - 30 Tottenham Street - London - W1T 4RJ

Spraying Bricks - The Mission, San Francisco

Just before the turn of the year the team at Spraying Bricks were fortunate enough to be invited by none other than London based artist Word To Mother, for his recent California Coming Home show at White Walls Gallery. During our time there they caught up with Herakut, who were showing at the same time, as well as Ben Eine.

One of their highlights included a trip to The Mission District. Creatively vibrant and as equally chilled. Besides the multitude of delicious eateries, the area is rich with art. There is not a wall, door, road or pavement in sight that has not had a splash of paint.

"Whilst, aimlessly, walking around the back streets I was fortunate enough to meet such a passionate individual named Ronin Tomoshima. A resident of The Mission District for 17 years, he has dedicated his life to the one thing that he loves and makes him happy, painting. As a muralist, using mainly brushes and acrylics, Ronin has spent up to two months at a time on one piece. He told me how he had chosen to sleep rough and sometimes even gone without food just so he had money for paint and brushes. I was puzzled to why he had sacrificed everything. We smoked on the Cali Kush and talked some more. Then it dawned on can't dwell on what you don't have if the only thing that you do have is that what brings you the upmost joy.

I originally had no intention of producing a film on Ronin, I was simply picking up some general footage of San Francisco. However, I was inspired by his story so thought it necessary to share. Art is the freedom to express, there are many more creatives in The Mission who are just like Ronin. So if you're passing through The Mission on your travels, spare a penny or two for the local artists, who each day are making this world a colourful and vibrant home."

Track - Solitude by Entertainment for the Braindead

Sage Vaughn: NOBODY’S HOME

Lazarides Rathbone is pleased to present our first solo show of 2014, Nobody's Home, by returning Californian artist Sage Vaughn.

The artist's focus on wildlife is transformed into fresh settings, both material and metaphorical, featuring the signature birds and butterflies we have become accustomed to seeing in his work. Vaughn explores the physical and abstract associations of the phrase "nobody's home" through an examination of stale interiors and the vacancy with which society unquestioningly consumes objects and occasions of mass appeal.

Nobody's Home challenges viewers to break free from routine acceptance of our domestic and public surroundings and drink in the vivacity the beauty of nature has to offer in this lifetime.

Friday 31st of January 2014 to Saturday 1st of March 2014
Private View: 30th January 2014
Lazarides Rathbone - 11 Rathbone Place - London - W1T 1HR

Lets Make Art for Hearts @The Island

Let's Make Art provides art and craft workshops for children, giving them the opportunity to discover and create high quality artwork. Since launching in the summer 2012, Let’s Make Art has organised numerous art and craft workshops and events for children in various venues, including Greville Smyth Park, Leigh Woods and Ashton Gate School. Let’s Make Art has also provided workshops at the Creative Common for Make Sundays Special run by Bristol City Council.

For Let's Make Art charity fundraising event for British Heart Foundation taking place 15th February 2014, 11am - 4pm they have enlisted the help of 12 illustrators, street / graffiti artists who have produced giant black and white posters for the event. Families and their children are invited to add colour and patterns to the large posters on the day. A series of hand printed screen printed posters featuring the artists work will be on sale on the day at the event. Artists involved in the project include Will Barras, Mr. Jago, Dicy, Feek, Paris, 4ire, Studio Amour, Philip Munoz,Anna Marrow, Helen Ward and Silkie Lloyd.

The Island Gallery, Bridewell street, Bristol City Centre
Suggested donation: £3

Everybody Street Film Screening at the ICA, London

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York's iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists.

Featured Photographers
Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Jill Freedman, Bruce Gilden, Joel Meyerowitz, Rebecca Lepkoff, Mary Ellen Mark, Jeff Mermelstein, Clayton Patterson, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz, Martha Cooper, and Boogie, with historians Max Kozloff and Luc Sante.

Director Cheryl Dunn and photographer Boogie, who is featured in the film, will participate in a discussion following the screening at the ICA in London on the 7 Feb 2014, details and ticket info can be found on the ICA website here. Check out the trailer below.

In association with Champ magazine

Everybody Street, dir Cheryl Dunn, USA/Serbia and Montenegro 2013, 83 mins

Gil Scott-Heron Print Release

Welsh artist Tom Rawles has just release a new print featuring Gil Scott-Heron. The Giclee print has been released on fine art paper and is a Limited edition of just 50. Signed & numbered and 42 x 43cm in size..thenew print is available from Tom Rawles website for £45 ($75USD)

Aliens Wall in Shoreditch

EndoftheLine's Jim Vision & Dr Zadok hit Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, London over the weekend to give a huge wall a much needed new look for 2014. The 2 artists drawing inspiration from the original Alien artwork by H.R Giger have thrown in their signature stamps and created a dystopian, fantasy production. If you are out in East London be sure to stop by and check the wall.

The Curious Art-Pie Show at Curious Duke gallery

Art-Pie, sponsored by Curious Duke Gallery (CDG) have asked the public to vote in a top 50 of artists in our open submission competition for unrepresented artists to win a chance to exhibit their work in The Curious Art-Pie Show in February 2014, in CDG’s East London space.

The voting period, which happened in December 2013, was fierce and the quality of the works that was submitted rocketed beyond our expectations. We got work ranging from drawing, painting to sculpture and now we have it – our final show line up of 21 artists!

The top 3 rated entries got automatically included in the show line up while we asked a bunch of established artists – Dan Baldwin, Pam Glew, Dave White, Andrea Tyrimos and Static to give us their personal selections.

This show aims at unsigned artists whose art need to be seen and hung in a gallery. Taking part in the show are: Coto2o | Ryan Kai | Timothy | Patrick Colhoun | Tom Waters | Ant Carver | Matt Crump | Wayne Chisnall | Samantha Gare | Stephen Whatcott | Karis Knight | Infected by Design | Catch22 | Benjamin Jensen | Artist Zina Adam&Eve | Airborne Mark | Gibo | Veronika Ban | AgentX

The Curious Duke Gallery-  173 Whitecross street - London - EC1Y 8QP
6 February untill 12 February 
Opening night on the 6 February from 6pm till 9pm (First Thursdays)

Fred Butler, Solo Show‏


From the prismatic mind of artist/designer  Fred Butler comes a unique exhibition full of fantastical belief and spirituality.

This February, KK Outlet will be transformed into a futuristic temple where Fred Butler will unveil a set of shrines inspired by a utopian future. Incorporating new work, archived pieces from previous collections and photography by Walter Hugo, each shrine will pay tribute to imaginary prophets who bring about peace, love, and the power of collective energy.

The spectator will be invited to choose their own journey through the space, feeling the warmth and synergy of colour, object, fashion and art all through the gaze of Fred Butler. Alongside the shapes and hues of the shrines, the exhibition will feature a sound mix created by DJ Todd Hart and a special limited edition perfume collaboration with Etat Libre D’Orange turning the exhibition into a truly sensory experience.

The exhibition will feature a body of artwork and one off pieces from Fred’s archive available for sale to collectors.
rom the prismatic mind of artist/designer

Fred Butler is a London based designer. Alongside creating her own critically acclaimed collections, she also works with a range of clients to add an element of otherworldly spectacle to projects through her signature playful aesthetic. Throughout her career Fred has amassed an enviable industry following, her style blog has become one of the most influential as she charts London’s creative scene, and her cultural perspective of the city. Fred’s ever expanding portfolio of clients includes TEED, Lady Gaga, Nicky Minaj, Beth Ditto and corporate clients including Swatch, MTV, Nike, Adidas, Samsung, Haviana, Mini and Vauxhall.

Launch Party: Thursday 6 February, 7 – 9pm
Exhibition Runs: 7 – 28 February
Curated by Ryan Lanji

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

Nettie Wakefield: Solo Exhibition ‘Reversed’

Rook & Raven's 2014 exhibition schedule begins with a solo show by Nettie Wakefield, showcasing a series of Reverse Portraits in pencil.

Graduating from Chelsea School of Art and Design, the skilled young artist has since devoted her time to challenging traditional portraiture by setting parallels between her sitter and the viewer themselves – facing each in the same direction.

These portraits conceal the face and yet reveal how potent a statement the back of a head can be: the beauty, the intrigue, the mystery.

Private view: Wednesday 22nd January, 6:30pm - 9pm
Exhibition runs from January 23rd – February 6th 2014

Rook & Raven  - 7 Rathbone Place - London - W1T 1HN

Soho House & Moniker Projects In Conversation with Ben Eine

Moniker Projects curated a series of art-led talks and events at east London’s exclusive members club, Shoreditch House, throughout 2013. In this video below Cedar Lewishon talks with with UK street artists Ben Eine about his work, grafffiti, street art and getting arrested. Check it...

Ben Slow Collaboration T Shirt Prints

Clothing brand Antique who set up in 2010 are going through a natural progression of expanding within new demographics and have kicked off a new project which sees them collaborating with our East London artist Ben Slow.

"I am always interested in looking for new ways to get my work out there and collaboration has always been something I have always enjoyed. Rather than do it all yourself, I have always been very open to teaming up with others and seeing what can be achieved.

I wanted to create something that was interesting, not just the simple idea of putting a design straight onto a t shirt and I see this as being a nice way to sign off on a certain style of work that I am known for as I continue to move forward with my art form” Ben Slow

The t-shirt is a limited edition so get over to the Antique website where you can pick up one of Ben T-shirts here.

Patrick Thomas '100 BPM' Exhibition at Hang-Up Gallery

Hang-Up Gallery are delighted to announce their forthcoming show ‘100 BPM’ by British graphic artist Patrick Thomas. Silkscreened bold heart ideograms combined with found imagery and collage will be a recurring motif throughout the exhibition, which is timed to coincide with the Feast of Saint Valentine.

100 BPM will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and will be the first time that the collection will be shown publicly. The majority of works on show will be limited editions and unique pieces created using free-form screenprinting and collage, a technique which the artist has been investigating over the past 18 months in Berlin and Barcelona. This work explores the area between the unique artwork and the edition.

Exhibition will run 01 Feb - 16 Mar 2014.
Hang-Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High St, London, N16 7PB

SABER Union Jacked Screen Print

Following the opening of his Ugly American exhibition last week at the Outsiders Gallery in Soho, US Graffiti artist SABER is set to release a new screen printed edition 'Union Jacked' with the gallery.

Hand-finished 17-colour screen print with 23-carat gold leaf
Created on Somerset Tub Sized 410gsm paper
Edition of 75 signed and numbered by the artist
45cm x 90cm
Priced at £175

Available online at from 4pm GMT, Thursday January 16th 2014.

The Ugly American exhibition continues at The Outsiders Gallery until Saturday 15th February 2014.

Jessica Eaton: Ad Infinitum Exhibition

The Hospital Club Gallery presents the debut London show of recent work from Jessica Eaton, in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery. A ground breaking photographic series, Eaton’s work is highly sought after and has been recognised with grants and awards, she was awarded the Hyères, Photography Jury Grand Prize, 2012.

Eaton’s latest work views the world through the capabilities of photography using a wide array of experimental, analogue-based photographic techniques such as color separation filtration, additive color theory, multiple exposures, motion blur, in-camera masking, cross polarization and lighting techniques. Building on her highly reviewed series Cubes for Albers and LeWitt (cfaal) with Polytopes Eaton develops more configurations from repeated fragments, constructing sculptural works on sheets of large format film. The haunting, luminescent images bloom and grow before the viewer, the result of layered time and additive color theory.

Friday 24th January - Saturday 8th February
FREE ENTRANCE (11am - 6pm)
The Hospital Club - 24 Endell Street - London - WC2H 9HQ

Invisiblemadevisible Gets Pinning

We have finally got around to setting up a dedicated Pinterest account for the site where we will be sharing some of the things we love that don't always get featured on the blog. We been a bit slow to get on board and we are still getting our heads around the whole pinning thing, but it you are using it pop over and follow us or drop a comment and let us know where you are at so we can see what are readers are pinning.

You will find our Invisiblemadevisible account and our boards here or just click the button on the Pinterest widget above.

Protein Journal #11: The Health Report Launch

Join Protein to celebrate the all new Protein Journal Issue #11 with a launch event taking place on the 21st January 2014 at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch, 7pm — late.

On the night there'll be exclusive green cocktails created by the hotel's acclaimed juice bar Lovage and a full line-up of amazing DJ's to get you in the after party spirit, including:

Charlie Bones (NTS)

Crack Stevens (Don't Watch That)

Protein Sound System

If you also want to attend their Protein Forum, limited tickets are available for £5 from 

Ace Hotel London - 100 Shoreditch High Street - London - E1 6JQ

Vans Classics SS14 - Van Doren Series Checker Pack

The Van Doren collection returns this spring with the largest collection to date. The limited edition styles will drop in January and see Vans re-release nine vintage prints and patterns from the 80s and 90s.

The Half Cab and Old Skool will be included in the line for the first time ever expanding the breadth of the Van Doren collection. Each piece of footwear is finished off with the original Van Doren heeltab branding. The collection will be available for a limited time before heading back to Vans history.

ID Crew Group London Show - Surrounded By Idiots

This January The Graffiti Life Gallery hosts the opening of Surrounded By Idiots, the very first The ID Crew group show. The collective comprises some of the most eclectic and prolific graffiti artists with each individual boasting what can be described as their own ‘signature’ style.

The exhibition provides a fascinating insight into their individual practices, the way that the collective works together and their influence on UK graffiti.

Private View: Thursday 9th January at 6.30pm.
Please RSVP

10th January 2013 - 3rd February 2014 Closed on Saturdays. Open throughout the week 10am - 5pm or every Sunday 11am - 4pm

The Graffiti Life Gallery. 26 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 6EH

CageOne Live Painting at Box Park

Prolific Artist CageOne is coming down from his native Bristol to join Karen Shidlo to do live painting at Box Park. Set in London’s prime location for street art which have been adorned with the work of Shepard Fairey and Stik, Shoreditch’s pop up mall is hosting the two artists as they collaborate on a large canvas.

Combining CageOne’s amazing and perfected abstract style of painting with Karen’s looser, pattern based abstractions, the result is unknown, but certain to be full of energy. With large sweeping shapes and gestures from CageOne and bold repetitive linework from Karen, both artists bring their own voice to create a one of a kind, stylized piece of art.

Come and meet CageOne, as he will be doing a short Q&A, taking questions from the public and speaking about his artwork and long spanning career as a fine artist and street artist.

With a DJ and a chance to mingle after the questions and answers, this is sure to be a fun and relaxed way to spend your Sunday!

Live Painting from 1pm Q&A: 2.30pm – 3pm
 DJ and Drinks: 3pm – 4pm

Boxpark, Shoreditch, London.