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.

New Dourone mural in Sweden

Street Artists Dourone have created their first large-format installation in Sweden in collaboration with KulturHotellet Helsinborg.

The large artwork titled LITA 00 :00,02 is part of the record that the artist is developing and talks about the consolidation and fragmentation using time as the basis in the 21st century through the female figure.

This installation was totally designed and made by the artist and specially created for the place. Both, the structure and the hand painted 64 panels of 1m2 are made of wood. The wood has an anti-humidity treaty to ensure its duration over time as well as 4 layers of paint in addition to the artwork own acrylic paint.It also has 170 anchor points to the wall. With a total of 4 people, this installation was carried out on site in less than 2 weeks.
The new artwork is now visible in the city of Angelholm, Sweden.

Banksy Goes to Venice, Italy

Banksy in Venice.