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DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin

The DUBL TRUBL Collective are excited and proud to announce their first exhibition, taking place at Urban Spree in Berlin. Entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, the collective have paired together artists from all over the globe, resulting in an incomparable assemblage of collaborative works. Styles will get clashed and egos smashed as these distinguished art deadbeats inspire and repel each other in equal measure.

Curated by Dscreet and featuring art, film, installation, music and more from: Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, Break, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, CIRO, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs and Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crowe, Kirpy, Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Miss Van, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, Phlegm, PMH, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Revenge Is Sweet, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skewville, Skip WD, Space, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon, Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616.

DUBL TRUBL
Opens September 18th, 6:30pm
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
RAW Gelände
10245 Berlin.

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web: www.dubltrubllove.tumblr.com / www.urbanspree.com

Malarky – Puppy Snatcher

Two weeks from now sees Beach London present the debut gallery solo exhibition of London-based artist Malarky, featured in VNA issue 17.

After a two-year period painting in Barcelona with some of the city’s most prominent writers, Malarky adapted their sun-kissed, summer-loving, sangria-drinking, colour-bursting style. Upon returning to London in 2011, he took over the walls and shutters of East London, bringing a splash of fun to an area known for it’s dejective, grey and miserable ‘Street Art’. One of London’s most recognisable writers, few visitors to Shoreditch will have missed his ubiquitous Fox character, and his array of colourful friends unleashing chaos.

Having spent the first half of 2013 living and working in Stoke-On-Trent, Malarky has applied his colour-soaked aesthetic to the city’s most infamous export – ceramics – creating his own versions of iconic pieces: hand-glazed plates, pottery, and…spaniels.

Puppy Snatcher will be Malarky’s first exhibition of this new body of work. It will also present a new direction for the artist, whose work, until this point, has been predominently two-dimensional.

For a catalogue of available artwork, please contact charlie@beachlondon.co.uk, or call (+44) (0) 20 3 5656557.

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John Dolan – Exhibition

For one week commencing 19th September, Howard Griffin Gallery presents a unique exhibition of works by artist John Dolan. You may not think you know John Dolan, but he is East London’s most notorious artist. For the past three years Dolan has sat every day with his dog George on Shoreditch High Street documenting the surrounding architecture, elevating the old, decrepit buildings that are so often ignored and under-appreciated.

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John Dolan has lived in London his whole life and has been drawing on Shoreditch High Street for the past three years. In the past, he has been in and out of prison and often found himself homeless. These days, Dolan is greeted by the likes of Gilbert and George as they walk past.

Dolan’s raw portrayals of the street lead a viewer to reconsider something that to them is merely a backdrop to their day. At the same time, he highlights how too often people living on the street are invisible to those walking past them. Dolan’s work asks us to open our eyes and see this city for what it really is. Dolan’s emphasis on repetition allows a unique insight into the changing face of what is now a highly fashionable, gentrified area. He represents the old Shoreditch, the unseen side that lies just below the surface.

An interesting facet of Dolan’s work is the way in which he documents the street art and graffiti that came to make Shoreditch the cultural capital it is today. For this exhibition, he has worked with some of the world’s best street artists including ROA (BE), Steve ESPO Powers (US), Sever (US), Gaia (US), David Walker (UK), Stik (UK), Nomers (RU), Maser (IE), Thierry Noir (FR), RUN (IT), Zomby (UK), Christiaan Nagel (ZA), Ian Stevenson (UK), Martin Ron (AR), Liqen (ES), Ben Wilson (UK), Dscreet (AU), Pablo Delgado (MX), MadC (DE), CEPT (UK), C215 (FR), BRK (ES), Michael De Feo (US), Ronzo (DE), Malarky (UK), 2Kold (UK), DALeast (CN), SNOE (UK), Faith47 (ZA), Agostino Iacurci (IT), Broken Fingaz Crew (IL), Hitnes (IT), Cityzen Kane (UK), Flying Fortress (DE), INTI (CL), Pelucas (ES), Rowdy (UK), SWET (SW) and others.

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John collaborating with ROA

A street artist in the traditional sense of the word, Dolan identifies with this new generation of street artists and them with him. These artists have collaborated with Dolan by working directly onto the walls of his drawn cityscapes, creating unique pieces. Ostensibly a solo show for Dolan, George the Dog, John the Artist will also in effect be the biggest street art group show of recent memory, bringing a unique group of artists together to document both the constant and the ephemeral in a city that is ever changing.

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In Stik’s studio

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Malarky & Gold Peg in Stoke-on-Trent

Gold Peg and Malarky had a show this summer in Stoke-on-Trent.

‘Stoke was very fruitful, and alongside a very vibrant body of studio work they’d been making over the previous months, they filled the show with all the detritus and treasure from the exceptional selection of car boots, wastegrounds, and shut down chinese restaurants. A lot of the work wasn’t just about being looked at, and really the show was all about the opening night. For example Malarky had hacked Streets of Rage and you were invited to duck into the savage wolf den to play it. Gold Peg had built a petrol gokart which needed some kind of inauguration ceremony: among other things it had a ceramic column and a watermelon tied on behind it, clearly designed for smashing. A goat was sacrificed. Cops were bribed. A great time was had by all.’

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Who Dares from Malarky on Vimeo.

VNA x Malarky x Globe Bikes

Malarky for Globe from Make Some Tea on Vimeo.

We recently teamed up with street artist Malarky to create a one-off, hand-painted Globe bike. Globe specialise in producing bikes which are designed for urban-dwellers and inspired by free-thinking cityscapes, they wanted a customised version of their Live bike roaming the streets, and who better to take on the challenge than Malarky, the master of brightening up our drab London streets. VNA’s production team makesometea filmed the customisation process of the bike and chatted to the man himself; you can watch it all above.

For your chance to own and ride this very unique piece of street art go to Globe’s Facebook APP and enter your details, simple!

Emperor Yes & Friends

This Thursday, band Emperor Yes will be hosting the opening night of a three week long event up at Top Office Machines on Bethnal Green Road. There will be work on display from 18 artists including LowBros, Malarky, Billy, Mr Penfold, Milo Tchais and Paul Shinn. Each of the artists have created a piece based on the two songs coming out with the Emperor Yes single. Over three weeks you will also be able to catch some stand up comedy, a photography developing workshop, a magician, a 3D photo booth, a DJ set by GBENGA from Metronomy, and a ‘Sceptics in the Pub’ event called “Sharks don’t get cancer?” with guest speaker Ben Howard.

The opening night on 5th July will be supported by Hackney Brewery and Mr Penfold has designed a limited run of personalised EMPEROR YES AND FRIENDS labels which you can pick up.

Well worth heading down!

VNA 17 – Come & Celebrate

We are pleased to announce our 17th issue fronted by Amsterdam-dwelling British duo, The London Police. Our exclusive interview and photos provide a unique perspective on their life and work, and offers something special for fans and newbies alike.

Issue 17 also sees VNA chat to the always amusing Goldie about cooking ‘cliffy chicken’, music and his art, alongside Shoreditch shutter bomber Malarky and Mexican miniature maestro, Pablo Delgado. On the international tip, we caught up with Ukraine’s own mural-masters Interesni Kazki, Dutch tattooist Angelique Houtkamp and from the USA, graffer Else ICR and photo-real maestro El Mac.

We top it all off with shots of the latest street art from some of Toronto, Amsterdam and of course London’s grimiest walls….

 

We will be celebrating the launch of this issue on 8th December at 18 Hewitt Street, with support from Protein, Edding, Pop Up Projects, Addict and drinks supplied by Kopparberg.

Space is limited for the event, so please RSVP to: rsvp@verynearlyalmost.com

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