Monthly Archives: September 2015

Stik – Print Release For Homerton Hospital

More Stik news, Thursday 24 sees London’s very own Stik release a limited edition silk screen print as a fund raiser for the Homerton Hospital Regional Neurological Rehabilitation Unit (RNRU) Creative Media Room. The “Sleeping Baby” print comes in four different colour versions and there are 25 of each colour.

Stik NHS Print (photo via Stik website)

Stik NHS Print (photo via Stik website)

Sleeping Baby is an iconic Stik image which has appeared on the streets a number of times,  indeed a version can still be seen if the shutter is down at one location as we pass close by almost daily on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour.

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Stik has replicated the Sleeping Baby in a new mural recently painted in the grounds of Homerton Hospital.

Stik, Sleeping Baby, Homerton Hospital NHS, Elderly Care Unit, Limited Edition print, London, street artist,

Stik at Homerton Hospital, 2015

photo courtesy Homerton Hospital website


We often refer to Stik as “the nicest guy in street art” and he has frequently used his art to raise funds for charitable causes, most notably for charities dealing with causes and relief of homelessness. The Trust Stik is supporting with this print release offers long stay patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries the chance to explore interactive art workshops as part of their rehabilitation and recovery. Funds will actively enable the Trust to develop and expand an arts workshop service for the ECU (Elderly Care Unit) specially formulated for people with dementia.


To get your mitts on a copy of this absolutely limited Stik print, you need to trot along to Homerton Hospital where the prints will be sold on a first come first served basis from 5 PM today – which means get there early if you want to be certain of getting the one you prefer.


More information about the print and the use of proceeds are available on  the Homerton Hospital website and Stiks website.


Location Details:

Education Centre Café

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row

London E9 6SR


Check the Homerton Hospital or Stik websites for transport details

Street Artists in Galleries! Shows opening this week

Lots of very interesting gallery openings today and tomorrow, a sure sign that Summer is over!

Broken Minds Group Show

East in Hackney Wick a fascinating show opens with a mix of trained and untrained artists at The Outsider Gallery. The exhibition will feature previously unseen paintings, digital media, music, sound, poetry and spoken word items, and the launch of a new album mastered at Abbey Road Studios. I look forward to seeing work indoors from Neoh with whom I have had some thought provoking conversations about the use of art as a form of therapy for people suffering the misfortune of mental health issues.


Broken Minds group show

Broken Minds group show

Artists: Yap // Neoh // George Blake // Jon Hall // Dion Hitchings // David Darmanin // Emmanuel Adatsi // Gregory Derham // Sarah Johnson // Igor Tojcic // AP // Tom Ecologist // Javed Hassane along with contributions from members of the brain injury organisation Headway North London, the Teenage Cancer Trust and BEH Mental Health Trust.

Thursday 10th – Sunday 13 Sept

Private View // 10 Sept

Outsider Gallery

Address // Mother Studios, White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN
Nearest Tube // Hackney Wick Overground Station
Stratford Station // 15 min walk that serves national rail and central line
Buses // 30, 26, 236, 276, 488


Underhand Group Show

Heading up North to Dalston a large cross section of some of the most active street artists in the East End have been assembled for a charity group show in aid of St Mungo’s Broadway, a charity which helps vulnerable people in getting off the streets and as well as recovering from the issues that cause homelessness.

20150910 Underhand

BSMT Space

5 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH London, United Kingdom


Very Nearly Almost Issue 31 Launch

In Shoreditch StolenSpace hosts the launch of Very Nearly Almost magazine Issue 31 with special limited edition featuring NY artists Cyrcle.   Artists featured in this new edition include Auderi Chen, Charlotte Jansen, CYRCLE, David Shillinglaw, Eddie Zammit, Ermsy, Iain Macarthur, Kashink, Killpixie,Mark Whalen, Mysterious Al, Owen Dippie, Pastel FD, Pauline Foessel, Phibs, Tim Hans, Toowoomba, Turkesa, Underdogs, and Vhils; with photographers Ian Cox, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Dave Stuart (NoLionsInEngland), Paul Gray and Tim Hans. If you can’t make that, copies are available in the shop here for a very reasonable £6.99.

VNA Launch

17 Osborn Street
London E1 6TD

OutsideIn #4

In Portobello Road CodeFC has put together a group show with a phenomenal line up of artists I have loved for many years from The Krah’s organic figures to the steampunk sculptural work by Wreakage of Mutoid Waste and Giles Walker, ceramic art by Carrie Reichart and the slightly sinister stuffed toys of Lucy Sparrow. Full line up: Demitri Krah, CODEFC, Kaes, Lucy Sparrow, Himbad Indestructomator, Giles Walker, Otto Schade, Teddy Baden, Carrie Reichardt, Alex Wreakage ( Mutoid Waste Co). Opening party Weds 9th Sept (tonight!)



OutsideIn #4

4th – 20 September

The Muse at 269

269 Portobello Road, W11 1LR London, United Kingdom


Jimmy C – Atomised

Nearby Jimmy C whose street art is a consistent show stopper on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour has a solo show launching today – publicised by the gallery as his first solo show for three years, which it might well be if we didn’t count the Riot Series show at the Pure Evil Gallery in October 2013. Features an interactive self generating portrait device which could be fun. Opens tonight.

Jimmy C - on bricks, off Brick Lane

Jimmy C – on bricks, off Brick Lane

Lollipop Gallery

58 Commercial Street, E1 6LT London, United Kingdom


Aiko, Edo City Girl

Finally, if I wasn’t so travelled out, I’d definitely head to Ink’D Gallery in Brighton for Aiko’s solo show, Aiko being a founder member of Faile and hugely influential on their direction both before and since her departure from the collective.

Lady Aiko - Ink D

Lady Aiko – Ink D

10 – 20 Sept

Ink’D Gallery, Brighton