Archive for April, 2008


April 25, 2008






“I fell in love with a video nasty”





The Fair Trade Gallery, Brighton’s truly independent creative space is proud to present the powerful iconic work of Pam Glew, one of the cities most exciting and innovative artistic talents.


Working directly on vintage fabric and American flags and inspired by her love of obscure horror movies, she pays with our notion of paranoia, attraction and the ‘American Dream’.


Expect to see portraits of actresses in horror films made by dying and bleaching vintage national flags, alongside stitched text based work made with gold thread. Her popular ‘fear’ series on pages of horror books will be on display, which were recently shown in an International Street Art show in Hollywood, Los Angeles.


The exhibition runs every weekend in May.

Further info is available at




“I fell in love with a video nasty”  Pam Glew solo show


Fair trade Gallery

26 Montague Place, Kemp Town,






Mob: 07990 511 576


2 – 25 May Open Friday, Saturday & Sundays (2-4th, 9-10th, 16-18th, 23-25th)


V for Very well deserved

April 19, 2008

We arrived in Shoreditch at around 3pm on Wednesday and there was already a queue of very cold looking Nick Walker devotees congregating outside the Black Rat Press for the show print.

On Thursday evening we made our way to the exhibition guided in by red vandal balloons tied to lamposts down Shoreditch High Street.  When we finally got in the first piece on the wall was the coveted Life’s Too Short print and what a print it is, with its glitter and varnish finish it looks quite something.   Worth a 30 hour hour wait in the cold? ……….. probably! 

The work on canvas was equally impressive, as expected.  The ‘vandal’ had obviously been a busy boy.  Tokyo, Vandal Atlantic Airways, the US even a couple of rats (could they be Banksy’s? ……. you decide!) have suffered for the sake of the vandals creativity.

The intricacy of the stencil work is amazing and certainly pulled in the crowds, the place was rammed, the red dots flew up and it was great to see Nick getting the recognition he deserves and has grafted for.  I’m sure the signature hat adorning stag who overlooked the evenings proceedings agrees!

A big congratulations to Nick and to The Black Rat Press for putting on a great show.

The exhibition runs for 2 weeks so get down there and have a browse, but don’t expect to be able to buy anything!

For more information see

*******STOP PRESS*******

April 14, 2008

Following on from the huge success of December’s 12 Days of Xmas exhibition in Bristol’s Old Bridewell Police Station, Steal From Work are presenting their second major group art show ‘Not A Penny Off The Pay, Not A Second On The Day’.

Lost behind the jangling of Morris Dancing and Maypoles, May 1st has long stood as the date to remember the common struggles and achievements of workers around the globe. ‘Not A Penny Off The Pay, Not A Second On The Day’ will be a celebration of the working classes, featuring a truly international line up of highly acclaimed urban artists:

BEEJOIR – Thailand
BOXI – Berlin
C215 – Paris
CEPT – London
CHIN CHIN – Berlin
CYCLOPS – Bristol
GAIA – New York
IRIS – Bristol
KAHNAGE – Bristol
MAU MAU – Devon
MISTERAITCH – Sunderland
MOTORBOY – Bristol
MUDWIG – Bristol
PARIS – Hull
PURE EVIL – London
ROLANDT – Berlin
ROWDY – Bristol
SCORN – Thailand
SP38 – Berlin


No preview selling to the great and the good.
Anyone can come on opening night and all sales are strictly first come first served!

The Old Motorcycle Workshop, 15-19 Stokes Croft (opposite Pieminster), BRISTOL

Thursday 1st May – Sunday 11th May, 12-7pm
(note: Closed on Tuesday 6th)

OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 1st  May, 7-10pm


FFI CONTACT: Jono 07527 140 323 /


Spring Newzzzz

April 14, 2008


Just a quick newsletter to bring you bang up to date with what has, is and will be going on over the next few weeks and months.

With just a moment’s reflection it was wicked that (man of the moment) SPQR’s first print release sold out in super quick time, so a huge thanks to everyone who ordered, not only the print but weighed in buying work from all artists featured on the site and of course thanks to the artists.

On the same tip, a huge shout to Nick Walker, Pam Glew, Adam Koukoudakis and Brian Jones who have all enjoyed success in LA in recent months.

(Note to self, shut up and get on with it)

We are pleased to hear that Mr Koukoudakis has just put the finishing touches to a nice edition on canvas of the image that has proved to be his most popular to date, Cheeky F**ckin’ Pigs!

Add to the mixer 4 new pieces of ‘utter loveliness’ on wood, from the little cockney diamond known as Dora.  She will soon be launching, which will document her work, both indoor and out and generally ‘Dora’ things up.

Seems like Jago has gone abstract mental, he’s really dropping some fresh works now that he’s up and running in his new studio space. We will be putting up a new canvas more sweet originals on fancy paper.

There are another 6 SPQR 5th Man studies available which will grace the site for a mere 3 seconds very soon.

Looking forward to the sunny end of spring we have new and old pieces from Graham Paris (TCF Crew, Wet Shame, Kuilddosh and legendary typographer), along with new works from K-Guy and originals and prints from a number of the South West’s finest.

ALL new work will be released on a totally random basis i.e. when the insomnia is bad it could be 2am which would suit those not adhering to GMT!

Rock Steady