From the promoters of Upfest, we present Urban Scrawl, a diverse mix of urban artists from across the UK, displaying new bodies of work in Portobello’s one and only Muse Gallery at 269.
Agent Provocateur,Andy Council,Avian Security,Dan Kitchener,FarkFk,Nik Ill,Myne
Spqr and the long awaited new print releases from Levi C and Snik.
Upfest was born not to long ago at the beginning of the summer following the Cans Festival in London and inspired bythe SuperCans event in Southampton. It began in Bristol, which has always been intrinsically linked with the Urban Art Scene, being the home of Graffiti’s leading proponent, Banksy.
Opening night includes live street painting and music from London’s notorious DJ Benedict Smith. Come along with an open mind – this is going to be one of this year’s shows that you won’t want to miss.
The Muse at 269 ,269 Portobello Road London W11 1LR
What results from urban planning, social practice, and a hunger for change? Theaster Gates at Richard Gray may be it. The latest exhibition from the Chicago based artist emphasised the intersection of fine art and social progression.
Ahead of the group show ‘Looking For U’ an exhibition exploring art in the digital age – we have managed to catch up briefly with one of the artists Philip Colbert. The exhibition opens tonight at The Unit London (a new 6,000 sqft gallery in Mayfair)
The Institute of Contemporary Arts presents a five-day convening of artists, academics and activists focused on contemporary Black feminist politics, examining the impossibility of Black women’s claims to womanhood and the new spaces that are created by a politics of refusal. Generating conversations across the diaspora and across generations, a range of thinkers and practitioners present a series of talks, workshops, film screenings and performance.
Gimmel will be Miriam Austin’s second solo exhibition at Bosse & Baum. Based in London, New Zealand-born Austin has a rich multidisciplinary practice that explores the relationship between ritual, myth, ecological fragility, and the politics of the body