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Dirtyface Presents Live Art

Here at VNA we love Sheffield, it’s a city of excellence and local residents Dirtyface are always pushing to present the best of what it has to offer.

The 11th October sees Dirtyface present a night of getting up close and personal with renowned artistic talents including Guy McKinley, Tom J Newell, Craww and Jo Peel, who will all be live mural painting, as well as a live link up from New York with the legendary Jon Burgerman. And all these other great things..

• Character creation – get involved and create your own Dirtyface character with Jon Boam
• Interactive colouring wall, featuring Nick Deakin and the people of Sheffield
• Dirtyface Book – self portraiture
• Get Perspective featuring the art of Rob Lee
• Live Screen Printing provided by Crow and Dunnage
• Facetime portraiture with Mr Silvester
• Music by DJ Andy H from Sheffield’s Tuesday Club,
• Bar provided by Thornbridge

If you’re in Sheffield you’d be mad to miss out. Plus it’s entirely FREE and held at the Millennium Gallery from 7.30pm

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Supremebeing presents Above The Rail

Supremebeing presents Above The Rail, as part of The White Canvas Project, in association with Beyond Retro and End of the Line.

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The show features 16 artists working on canvases made from recycled clothing and wood. Artists include Will Barras, Mr Hicks, Guy Mckinley, Dotmasters, Mr Penfold, Sheryo, Yok, Jim Vision, Stendec, Dotmasters, Pinky, Hold Your Tongue, Grossmary, Neist, Mateus Bailon and Dr Zadok. The exhibition opens at Beyond Retro, Cheshire St, Shoreditch, 11th July – 5-9pm.

Cambridge Wood Works, Posca, System 3 and the original MTN are also supporting, so you know this is legit.

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VNA Issue 20 – Everything you need to know..

Very Nearly Almost is proud to release its twentieth issue. After six years and hundreds of artists featured, issue 20 is brought to you with an extra 32 pages, bigger and better than ever. This 164-page beast is brimming with features and beautiful images from some of the most talented artists in the world and the cover is graced by a living legend; the one and only Retna.

Producing some of the most visually stunning street art in recent history, Retna explains his signature style and the intricate processes behind his work. Not content with featuring one of the most exciting artists from across the pond we’ve also got interviews with the USA’s master of eco-surrealism painting Josh Keyes, the infamous skateboarding graffiti artist Neckface and the master of mystical worlds Greg Simkins.

No issue would be complete without an Australian artist and this time round we caught up with the man behind some of the most controversial pop-art and mash-up paintings, Ben Frost. But as usual we’ve also packed in some talented Brits in the forms of Guy Mckinley, with his anime-inspired characters and photographer Will Robson-Scott. Alongside them are chats with graffiti king Smash137 of Switzerland, street artists Ozmo and Above and German newcomer DeeDeeKid.

Alternative Covers & Limited Editions

To celebrate the release of this milestone issue, VNA 20 will be available with two alternative covers; one, gold, is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other, black and white, will be available through our network of stockists. Pre-orders of the online copy will be available to buy from 11th October and will be sent out on 12th October.

As always there is a screen-printed edition of the magazine, with artwork designed by Retna, 100 of which will be available at our London launch party alongside a screen-printed envelope and limited edition postcards. 20 of these limited packs will be up for grabs through an online lottery, and 30 screen printed magazines will be sent out at random to those purchasing copies of VNA 20 through our website.

To register your interest in the online lottery please send an email to LTD@verynearlyalmost.com – images of the limited edition coming soon.

Please join us at Moniker Art Fair at Village Underground on Friday 12th to celebrate the release of this issue.

Check out some of what VNA 20 has to offer..

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