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Art In My Mouth

By Cheffo31

Over the past weekend something quite special took place in a location not normally known for it’s Street Art prowess.

VNA was asked to support this unknown show, and was eager to see how it would unfold. We took the trip up to Norwich, yes home of Coleman’s Mustard, The Canaries, and was the 90’s territory for Global Graffiti head Shok-1. I’d seen the flyer and couldn’t believe the bill! The London Police? Really in Norwich, is this for real?? Alongside Mr. Penfold, Millo, Miss Wah, RX Skulls…and a host of other international and local artists! Blimey! It was a no-brainer. The show named ‘Art In My Mouth’ was the creation of curator Frazer Bailey, a young guy with a great passion for Street Art whose collective Moosey Art hosted the event @Stew Gallery and Print Rooms, a non-profit making organisation run by volunteers founded in 2008, providing open access screen printing facilities for paper and textiles.

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A great white walled space that would have equally been at home in East London. The walls of four rooms were adorned with canvases, framed prints, painted skate decks and other painted materials of real high quality. In the main room a collaborated live drawing session was taking place with local artists mixing it with the globally renowned names with a rare collaboration between TLP & Mr Penfold. It was a very enjoyable evening, and hopefully the first of many, and after speaking to Frazer his passion was obvious when he explained how he wanted to “Make Norwich a similar destination to Bristol with some BIG walls” this was a bold statement indeed, but something that would certainly put Norwich on the map, and hopefully with the support of other international artists something could happen in the East!
As well as the show The London Police and Mr Penfold teamed up to paint the interior of a local hangout The Birdcage in Norwich’s Lanes district.

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Monokrome Two

The new ‘Monokrome Full Kolour’ book is about to launch and having flicked through a copy at the office we can assure you that this vibrant look at the international street art and graffiti culture as it stands in 2012 is a must-have for graffiti lovers.

Packed with the work of 33 of the world’s best graffiti artists, this book is endorsed by some of the most exciting names on the worldwide graffiti scene. There are interviews with all the artists so you can learn more about their drives, creative ambitions and how they got where they are. Some of the artists featured include REMIROUGH, DOES, CODAK, MR WANY, TILT, KOFIE, EAZ1, PEETA, SHOK1, AZEK, SUIKO and INKFETISH.

The book launches on Thursday 6th December at 347-349, Old street, EC1V 9lP (under the railway bridge just before you get to Kingsland Road) in association with Joys of Childhood and End of the Line. The first 100 people through the door wil receive a free print and the book itself will be on sale for a reduced price of £20, down from the RRP of £29.99. That’s 999 penny sweets you can buy and eat whilst perusing the book when you get home.

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