My Dog Sighs vs The Big Issue Street Art Special

Street artist My Dogs Sighs from Portsmouth has been handed the monumental privilege of guest editing a special street art edition of the Big Issue magazine.  The magazine goes on sale from Monday 10th July – seek out your local vendor for a copy My Dog Sighs founded the “Free Art Friday” movement with his Read More

Beyond The Streets Revisited

“Repeat visits are recommended” we urged in our review of the “Beyond The Streets” Exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London. The show has been consistently busy even on weekdays but on Easter Sunday I found myself lasat in in the afternoon and wandering through a completely deserted gallery.   This was very much a “quick pop in” Read More

Manchester Street Art

A couple of weeks ago I made a trip to Manchester to explore that city’s street art.  Manchester has great architecture, a distinct exciting personality adn plenty of locations where stencils, stickers, paste ups and graffiti flourishes.  There are also some impressive murals. This next gallery is a sample of the roughly 800 photographs taken Read More

Jonesy Sees No Evil

Earlier this week a lovely couple celebrating surviving to a particular milestone birthday booked a private tour.  We met outside their snazzy lunch restaurant and set off on a bespoke route, they had been on the tour “rule of 6” covid bounce back era and we just wanted to explore different territory.    Barely had we Read More

Beyond The Streets Exhibition Review

Into the second hour of my wander through Beyond The Streets a wall label poses the question “How do we get from graffiti on Parisian streets of the 1930s that Brassai captured, to the Academy Award nominated film “Exit Through The Gift Shop” by Banksy?”   Therein lies this exhibition’s dilemma. Beyond The Streets is part Read More

Beyond The Streets Exclusive Intervew

Beyond The Streets, a huge public exhibition dedicated to the history of graffiti, street art and related cultures related has arrived in London after previously showing in New York and LA. The exhibition is epic in scale and wide ranging in content and features art and installations from many household names from the urban art Read More

Street Artist Cartoonneros Surviving England On Ten Pounds

Argentinian stencil artist Cartoonneros is in town again, this is hard to miss if you are paying attention in Shoreditch. A few days ago I had the honour of visiting a posh west end gallery (private, appointment only!) with Cartoonneros and after that visit, rather than go for a coffee as I had anticipated, our Read More

Best Of Shoreditch Street Art 2022

Hanging a new calendar signals a lovely excuse to look back over the best of Shoreditch street art 2022.   Here is a slide show of some of the best, there is a full write up on Graffoto, my personal street art blog, which goes into more depth regarding the hows and whys of these highlights.

Thom Thom Club Adbusting

As well as being a street art capital, Shoreditch hosts a lot of advertising.  It comes in many varieties, billboards, flyposters, spraypainted mural adverts, and more.   Adbusting has been the street artists traditional response to adverts. Street Art has always held an anti advertising stance close to its heart, we prefer art on the streets Read More