Femme Fierce Reloaded. All female street art & graffiti festival

Femme Fierce, the world’s largest all female street art and graffiti festival takes place on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March. Femme Fierce returns for its second year and unveils the Next Best Thing.

Femme Fierce attracts the biggest names in street art from all around the globe and is dedicated to celebrating women who create art in studios, scale rooftops to add colour to the grey concrete walls which make up our cityscape. Femme Fierce is a series of events with the main highlight being Femme Fierce: Reloaded on International Women’s day, when over 150 international and UK based graffiti street artists will take over the infamous Banksy tunnel at Leake Street in London. Painting it Plan UK blue before creating spectacular public arts murals, with 400 litres of recycled emulsion paint from Forest Recycling Project, to highlight Plan UK’s Because I am a girl campaign.

Femme Fierce: Reloaded! takes place on Sunday 8th March with the largest international gathering of street art queens, such as the Greece’s Simoni Fontana, Swedish-Chilean Amara Por Dios, and France’s Ashes57 amongst the 150+ artists taking part in turning Leake Street tunnel into a world class outdoor gallery.

Stour Space present Lucy Dalzell's Hidden In Plain Sight

East London's Stour Space are hosting the launch of Hidden In Plain Sight, the first solo exhibition by East London-based illustrator Lucy Dalzell.

As part of Lucy Dalzell’s ongoing exploration of London’s evolving landscape, Hidden In Plain Sight brings together artworks that observe, document and playfully recreate the places and spaces we interact with, but rarely acknowledge.

Hackney Wick served as the catalyst for this ongoing body of work. Whilst living and working in the area in the years leading up to the Olympics, Dalzell started to visually document the hidden, often unnoticed pockets of the Wick, as the area rapidly evolved. This soon expanded into investigating areas going through similar transformations across London.

Hidden In Plain Sight features a responsive soundscape by artist Nuno Veiga. During the lead up to this exhibition, Veiga and Dalzell have collaborated on collecting sound pieces from the areas featured in the artworks, which have then been crafted by Veiga to create an immersive soundscape as part of the exhibition.

Private View: Thursday 5th March 2015, 7-10pm at Stour Space 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, E3 2PA

Opening Times: 6th - 30th March 2015, 9am-5pm

Impossible presents: 8 x 8 - featuring: Alison Mosshart / Scout Willis / Chuck Grant / Kate Bellm / Paulina Srys / Elegia / Andrew Millar / Oli‏

To celebrate the launch of its latest product, the Instant Lab Universal, which transforms digital images on Apple iOS or Android smart phones and tablets into classic Polaroid-type instant photos, Impossible is proud to announce 8 x 8, an exhibition of eight works each from eight distinctive instant photographers.

Impossible has selected the eight artists from the USA, and Europe and challenged them to create eight pictures using the Instant Lab with any of Impossible’s color or b&w 600 or SX-70 films.

The artists that have been invited by Impossible to contribute their work to the limited, three-day exhibition at The Hoxton Gallery in London featuring Alison Mosshart (US) (The Kills) // Scout Willis (US) // Chuck Grant (US) // Kate Bellm (UK) Paulina Surys (POL) // Elegia (UK) //  Andrew Millar (UK) // Oliver Blohm (DE)

The idea of 8 x 8 was inspired by the fact that each pack of Impossible film has just eight photos.
Impossible has always taken an innovative approach to analog photography, exerting an influence on visual culture that is greater than the relatively small size of the company and successfully shifting popular taste from the virtual to the visceral with a wide range of color and b&w films for Polaroid SX-70, 600 and Image-Spectra cameras, large-format 8x10, and its own-branded hardware, notably the Instant Lab Universal.

8 x 8 takes place at The Hoxton Gallery, London E2 and is open to the public from 20th February for just three days.

The Hoxton Gallery, The Arch, 9 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA
Opening hours: 12pm – 7pm, Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd Feb

S.A.D Tropical Launch Party

Studio C&C would like to invite you to their S.A.D Publication Launch Party at Protein Studios in London.

Take shelter in the S.A.D Rescue Pack from Studio Calm & Collected, designed to replenish low reserves of creativity and colour for the ‘difficult’ months. S.A.D is the product of an assimilation of contemporary illustration, written articles, design and narrative art - curated by the studio into a manageable format. S.A.D is the conception of Studio C&C augmented by the work of 30 external practitioners, it’s content reflecting these artists’ interpretations of the subject matter, presenting original and untested coping mechanisms for the viewer. Don’t be S.A.D, S.A.D is here.

-Large format artist publication
-Bespoke folder pack containing extra features
-Limited to 100 numbered copies
-Risograph printed by Ditto Press

The S.A.D launch by studio C&C, in association with Protein, will provide a refuge for those suffering from the ever present winter affliction that is S.A.D. With Christmas well and truly over and the realisation that those New Years Resolutions are dead and gone, February is the peak of seasonal melancholy. Thus, this special collaborative event aims to bring a little joy back into your life. With tropical-themed cocktails courtesy of Absolut vodka and Olmeca Altos being served live on the opening night, you’re sure to beat the winter blues.

The event will feature S.A.D SKY a site specific lighting installation by environmental design consultants Max Fordham. Using daylight data captured from sun soaked summer days, Protein’s event space will be transformed into a welcome, anti-S.A.D. environment. A full day of data will be condensed into a 3-hour experience, where guests will be stimulated by illumination influenced by and incorporating the qualities of real daylight.

Date: Thursday 19th February
Time: 7-10pm
Duration: Friday 20th February-Sunday 22nd February
Live DJ Set & Steel Pan Drums
Send names to: RSVP@Prote.in

PROTEIN, 31 New Inn Yard, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3EY

SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES: Charlie Roberts (USA) solo exhibition at Atomica Gallery

Atomica Gallery is proud to present SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES, a solo exhibition of new works from visionary American artist Charlie Roberts (b.1984). Opening 19th February 2015 at Atomica Gallery in London, SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES will be Roberts’ debut UK exhibition.

A creative polymath currently in an open and expansive period of working, Roberts has only revealed a snippet of his work for SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES; a series of colourful female portraits and the by-line “travel pictures from both the physical and virtual worlds”. Passport photos or casual holiday snaps? The identities of his powerful subjects are unknown, but like all of Robert’s work, they stir immediate intrigue and infatuation.

The rest of the exhibition will remain a mystery until the opening night. Roberts is excited by this challenge; generating pieces under self-imposed pressure, without restriction or expectation. He feels his best output is realised within this environment. Every single painting, drawing or sculpture Roberts produces holds its own autonomous, magical world. Executed with inimitable energy and dextrous technique, Roberts uses a wide range of materials to create compelling and often humorous narratives; wooden totem poles, tribal carvings, incredibly detailed canvases and simple abstract sketches. The result is always raw, bewitching and utterly joyful.

The unsung hero of modern naïve-style art, Roberts is a true pioneer whose style has paved the way for a new generation of contemporary illustrators. Currently living on the outskirts of Oslo in the Norwegian forest, he is virtually off-the-grid, with no online presence whatsoever. A rare thing when instant gratification via social media is so easily achieved. SOFT LIFE/HARD NITES presents a special opportunity to view new works by one of today’s most exciting young artists.

Atomica Gallery, 7 Greens Court, London, W1F 0HQ
Monday - Friday: 12-7pm | Saturday: 12am-6pm | Sunday: Closed

Candice Tripp New Etching‏

Black Rat is delighted to announce tomorrows print release of the latest edition by Candice Tripp.

''I'm Coming Back Tomorrow To Look For More'' is Candice's first intaglio etching, an original etching which has been scribed by hand, and is from a very limited edition of 25.

The print is also Candice's first that is executed in black and white.  On making this print, Candice says that ''working on this etching has been my most challenging and enjoyable print to date.  It felt a whole lot like looking for sweets in the dark.''

''I'm Coming Back Tomorrow To Look For More''
edition 25, 64.5 x 70 cm
somerset white radiant velvet 330 GSM paper

is available for sale tomorrow, 5th February at 11:00.
Drop them a line to reserve your copy of this very limited edition etching.


KK Outlet are delighted to host Hattie Stewart’s premiere London solo exhibition, Doll House. The self-proclaimed professional doodler, has adorned the KK Outlet’s gallery walls with her super kaleidoscopic visuals. Hattie is an ace illustrator based in East London. Vivid and uber cheeky is her signature style.

Doll House presents a myriad of brand new work. Expect an illustrative burst of customized leather jackets, lenticular artworks & neon signage.

Also on show are Hattie’s trademark doodle-bombings, many previously unseen. Created by her drawing directly atop an array of renowned magazine’s front covers. Conceived in 2011, it’s an ongoing project series that explores the concept of breathing new life into old ideologies. To date has included Playboy, Dazed & Confused, Paper, The Gentlewoman, Rolling Stone, The Face and NME to name but just a few. The end result is unequivocally bold, colourful and attention-grabbingly flirtatious. So much so that Playboy gave their official thumbs up.

The exhibition's opening launch party is set to be an absolute blast of fun, so head down. Bring your friends. Free beer. See you there!

Launch Party: 5 February 2015, 7-9pm
Exhibition Runs: 6-28 February 2015
KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB 

Dave White Scottish Wildcat Edition

Dave White is back with a new print from the Albion series entitled Scottish Wildcat. The lovely feline print is a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 giclee prints with silkscreen and varnish.Its priced at £600 and promises to sell out fast, so make sure you get yours before they go! They are now available from Hang Up Gallery here.