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Moniker Art Fair 2018

Here are a few of the highlights from the 2018 Moniker Art Fair which has been a must visit urban art adventure for fans of street art.   Three key aspects have been gallery displays of urban art, mainly art by street artists which isn’t on the street; installations and a day of presentations and talks about theory and practice of street art.  Some of stands are gallery presentations, some are specific to individual artists.

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Moniker 2018

Last year entry was through a mocked up trackside installation, this year French street artists Lex and Sowat have creative an immersive maze of plastic material, light and sound.

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Lex and Sowat “The Maze”

Gallery highlight was probably BSMT Space presenting work by Sweet Toof, A.CE and Skeleton Cardboard topped off by stunning video displays of the provocative political stunts of the Rocco Brothers.

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BSMT Space: Sweet Toof, A.CE, Skeleton Cardboard

Vermibus was one of the stars of the 2012 edition of Moniker, the Vermibus stand this year makes a feature of the feline beauty of Kate Moss.

Vermibus

Skewville is over from New York stamping YO on sheets of paper while displaying duplex prints which look dramatically different when viewed through a red lens or a blue lens.

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Skewville

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Skewville – one print, two artworks

Masai has set up studio alongside an installation created with crowd participation with visitorss adding coloured cloths to form a bee sculpture.

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Masai

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Louis Masai

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Louis Masai Bee Sculptures

The installational part of the Moniker Art Fair was superb, getting close to the art quality and production values of the Lazarades curated shows in the Leake Street Tunnels of yesteryear.   A couple of standouts among the installations were the cut metal shadow art of Dan Rawlings and the beautiful work of Hera, one of the Frankfurt Herakut duo.

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Dan Rawlings

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Dan Rawlings

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If You Don’t Teach Them Peace Someone Else Will Teach Them War

Hopefully you get to see this exhibition before it closes as this 10th of Moniker is probably the best yet.  Admission details in the feature image at the top of  the post, use discount code LDNBSMT30 in the checkout for a 30% discount courtesy of BSMT Space and don’t forget to say hi to them on their stand.

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All photos: Dave Stuart

Moniker Art Fair 2015

Mid October traditionally sees the art world descend on London drawn by a crazy whirlwind of art fairs, gallery shows, events and parties. Particularly the parties. Moniker Art Fair is the one fair worth going to see for fans of street art and urban art, it takes place in the Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QL, just off Brick Lane in Shoreditch.

This will be the 6th Moniker Art Fair and the third in its larger OTB home after 3 years at Village Underground. In addition to galleries Moniker has a full programme of events including live mural painting by Inkie, Kid Acne and Bom.K from the legendary French street art crew DMV, screen printing from Jealous Prints, talk panels (no – really!) , music, beer and grub. More details on the Moniker website.

Moniker Art Fair 2013

Moniker Art Fair 2013

Bom.K paints in Eli’s Yard, Shoreditch on Friday but has got off to a flying start demonstrating his virtuoso spraycan skills with a mural on Pedley St, both these places often feature on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour depending on what route we take. Bom.k’s work can be seen on the MYA stand at Moniker and based on previous Bom.K work seen in the capital it is sure to be stunning.

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Bom.K

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Bom.K

Artists expected to be featured on the galleries include Ryan Callanan (RYCA) on TAG Fine Arts, and Graffik Gallery from Portobello Rd features the ever popular French artist Clet Abraham who is truly prolific with his outdoor traffic sign subversions. London Westbank features new work by K-Guy (as indeed does Shoreditch Street Art Tours from time to time!) and Inkie and also promises to have older pieces by Banksy from the second hand market. Lauren Baker (glass mosaic street art – yes!) has something in common with Banksy, both have works being shown on two Moniker stands!

Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker – totally unrepresentative artwork!

Particularly exciting is the news that Kallenabch Gallery is showing work by New York’s finest French import WK Interact.

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WK Interact, Shoreditch, 2008

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WK Interact, Elms Lester solo show, 2008

Hawkins and Blue feature Pegasus and Bambi, two stylistically overlapping London stencilists. Bambi’s Michael Brown stencilled piece on Rivington Street will be familiar to tour guests, just don’t expect a personal appearance from Bambi at the fair!

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Bambi, Dec 2014

One gallery choosing to use its name to highlight the conceptual conflict between street art  and its cousin gallery art is 44309 Street//Art Gallery. No struggle over its quality line up of featured artists which includes Blek Le Rat (French stencillist), Alice Pasquani, MadC and Telmo and Miel, whose Pedley St mural has just been painted over by Bom.K this week. We probably won’t see retaliatory lining out between gallerists at Moniker!

Bristol stencilist Nick Walker has works in an installation curated by Moniker Arts Projects and exhibited on the walls of the pop up Mexican cantina Art of Patron, the blurb tempts us with the following: “Walker’s sophisticated and highly intricate works are the perfect accompaniment to the carefully curated food and drink menu.”  Until there is photographic proof I won’t believe anyone can get through a whole Nick Walker canvas in one go.

If you fancy a little blind punt, there is the “Art On A Postcard” fundraiser for Hepatitis C Trust featuring 200 works of art and 200 tickets to be sold at £50 so every ticket gets a piece of art, with the possibility of snagging a post card from Gilbert and George, Matt Small, Inkie, Shuby, Eelus, Ashes 57 to name but a few. Everyone a winner!

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Shuby, 2015

More details on the website here, guests on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour can get 50% off the ticket price offer, ask for one of the flyers (online booking required).

Moniker Art Fair

Old Truman Brewery

Private View 15 Oct (invite only)

Open Fri 16 – Sun 18 October 2015

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All photos: Dave Stuart (aka Nolionsinengland)

Street Art Private Views 17 October 2013

It’s London’s international art fair this week and street art related events ought to be everybody’s highlight!

Moniker Art Fair and The Other Art Fair

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In a new location in Old Truman Brewery, Moniker Art Fair celebrates it’s 4th edition buddying up with The Other Art Fair.  Expect galleries celebrating the finest urban art, Moniker’s own flagship project spaces and other highlights such as Jealous Galleary and Print Studio live screen printing with a stunning line up of artists this year.  One of the great PVs of the year and definitely invite only.  Runs till Sunday, more details HERE

Moniker Art Fair/The Other Art Fair

Old Truman Brewery

15 Hanbury St E1 6QR

 

White Canvas Project

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White Canvas Project, Oct 2012

The only way is up for this group of artists known for painting just about anything other than canvas.  Jim Vision, Wil Barras, Tizer, Zadok, Elfin, Andea Riot, Best Ever, Ed Hicks and many more,  take the White Canvas Project up on to the roof at Rockwell House, expect fantastic unconventional beauty and tremendous atmosphere.  RSVP only for the PV.  Food, drink and art  till Sunday, see flyer below.

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Rockwell House

Hewitt St

London EC2A 3NN