Street Artist D*Face Archived & Unseen Works

Street Artist D*Face Archived & Unseen Works Exhibition

StolenSpace Gallery is excited to present a unique solo show of archived and unseen works by London based street artist D*Face. 

D*Face Archived & Unseen Exhibition

Curated together for the first time, these pieces are being celebrated after dusting off the cobwebs during a studio clear out. 

D*face had to call in professional help to organise his hoarding haven, luckily there were no dead rats - but some rare gems and dead queens were found, editions that were meant to have been released but never were, and a few more misprints tucked away

Street Artist D*Face Archived & Unseen Works

This is an exciting opportunity to get a peek into the creative world of his studio, as StolenSpace unmask hidden prints and unique paper pieces.

Expect to see his recognisable family of dysfunctional characters and imagery, some of which have been misprinted or played around with to create truly special one-offs.

Some truly individual test prints will also be on show, demonstrating the dedication and experimentation that goes into creating the perfect print.

The plan chests have been decluttered, the drawers have been opened, so please join us to support D*face in helping part ways with pieces that have never seen the light of day!

D*Face Archived & Unseen

Exhibition dates: 04th September 2020 running until the  27th September 2020.

Location: StolenSpace Gallery,17 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD

Dave Towers solo show At BSMT Gallery

Dave Towers Dalston Exhibition at BSMT Gallery, London

Typography meets wit. Dave Towers, the name behind design campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the world has long mastered the art of visual communication. 

Having climbed the ladder rung by rung in the advertising world, he has seen his typography applied on everything from bicycles to billboards. 'Hope' the first solo show by Towers will encompass the personal work and passion of the artist by showcasing his playful manipulation of the physicality of type through a collection of canvases. 

Yes the letters and words create meaning but the forms themselves stand alone and are equally as important. Twenty years of working digitally has by contradiction resulted in his ability to produce near perfect lettering using only marker pens by hand. Watching the process is hypnotic, captivating and somewhat unbelievable.

This highly-anticipated show will mark the reopening of BSMT Gallery this September, as they prepare to welcome us back to their revamped gallery space based in Dalston, London. 

Expect large and small scale works, abstract paintings, painting on glass and a few playful references to our shared experience of what 2020 has represented so far.

'Hope' opens on September 3rd with a private view and will run from Sept 4th to Sept 20th.

To RSVP for the opening night email:
BSMT, 529 Kingsland Rd, London, E84AR

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt in Walthamstow

Poet and painter, Angry Dan, is making a gallery show with a difference. His London Borough of Limericks exhibition extends beyond the walls of 1B Window Gallery onto the streets with a collection of 9 murals in the surrounding area. 

Together, the street paintings will become a treasure hunt of limericks, intended to “inspire others to keep this poetic form alive”. 

The gallery will display more of his limerick paintings, plus a new illustrated limerick, prints of which will be given away to everyone who finds all 9 of the murals. 

An ardent limericist, Dan writes all the poems he paints, and teaches limerick writing workshops at local primary schools. 

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt in Walthamstow

“Whenever I've a spare moment, I always try to write one, and I can honestly say I've not been bored once since the day I started”. 

Eight of the murals were commissioned for Waltham Forest's year as London Borough of Culture. Dan says, “Limericks are folklore, so they evolve as they pass between people and through time. I love traditional limericks, but I also want to introduce some new ideas of my own. Street art is my way of passing them on.” 

Angry Dan Street Art Treasure Hunt

Angry Dan's London Borough of Limericks opens August 1st - 31st at 1B Window Gallery, E17 7HA.

 Full details of how to enter the treasure hunt and receive a print can be found at

Joe Webb 'Earthlings' Exhibition

Joe Webb at Jealous East Gallery

Artist Joe Webb returns to Jealous with 'Earthlings’, his much anticipated third solo exhibition at the gallery. The collection explores the human experience, examining our impact on the planet as well as looking far beyond into the awe-inspiring cosmos. His colourful and vibrant artworks challenge us to reflect on serious environmental and societal issues, often with an injection of dark humour. Delving deeper, he questions our perceptions of reality, contemplating our place and purpose in an infinite Universe.

Webb's artworks are made from images serendipitously found in second hand bookshops, cut out and rearranged to create simple but elegant hand-made collages. He works to a rule of juxtaposing two or three simple images to invent a new narrative, without the aid of computer manipulation. The new exhibition also features new large scale oil paintings, which he has developed from ideas taken from the original collages.

'Earthlings' features new original collages, rare and previously sold out editions as well as new large scale oil on linen paintings. This is the first time a collection of his paintings have been exhibited together in the UK.

Joe Webb 'Earthlings'  Exhibition

The Earthlings exhibition opens 30th January running until the 16th February at Jealous East, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT.

Turning Refugee Banknotes Into Art For Charity

London-based artist Aida Wilde has created a powerful series of works on banknotes for charity Help Refugees that will be launched next week at the Cash is King II show at the Saatchi Gallery in London. The show opens on the 21st of August and runs until the 8th of September.

Aida Wilde was born in Iran and arrived in the UK in the mid 1980s as a political refugee. In this striking body of work, she uses banknotes from Eritrea, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Syria as her canvas, and works in 'money ink' she painstakingly created from pulped banknotes. Sourced by curators Susan Hansen and Olly Walker, these banknotes represent some of the countries that have seen the highest numbers of people become refugees in recent years.

In an immediate and intuitive response to these banknotes, Wilde has used the iconic ‘Choose Love’ slogan, gifted to charity Help Refugees by the iconic activist-designer Katharine Hamnett. All proceeds from the sale of Aida’s work will go to supporting Help Refugees’ work around the world.

Curators Susan Hansen and Olly Walker said, “When we first gave Aida the banknotes from Help Refugees to work with, she could not even look at the Iraqi Dinars. She slid them out of sight under the other banknotes. Aida said she felt that Choose Love’s message of hope, love, dignity and humanity could not fit with the image of Saddam Hussain - whose image is branded on the notes. Aida’s family were directly impacted by Hussain’s tyrannical government, and fled Iran in the 1980s, when she was a child.”

“We assured Aida that of course it was not necessary to work with the Iraqi banknotes if this would prove traumatic, but a week later, she sent through some process shots of the notes she had been busy transforming, which to our surprise included the Iraqi Dinars.”

Aida Wilde said, “The whole process of working with these notes was so instinctive. At first, I couldn’t even touch them. But then, I started working. It felt very personal.”

Aida’s work will available for sale on the Saatchi website from 2pm on Tuesday the 20th of August. All proceeds will go to support Help Refugees’ work around the world.

Cash is King II: Money Talks features works of art executed on banknotes. This remarkable exhibition showcases a unique collection of defaced money art that has been sent in from all over the world for inclusion in the second Cash is King book. The book and exhibition were conceived by mixed-media artists Bob Osborne and Carrie Reichardt. The Cash is King II exhibition has been curated by Olly Walker of Ollystudio.