October arts

With Frieze Art Fair starting today lots of other art related events are happening in London and throughout the UK. Here’s our pick of must sees which won’t break the bank.

Moniker Art Fair

Moniker Art Fair - work by Penny

Source: Moniker Art Fair, artist: Penny

Every year this art fair impresses by getting a great selection of artists and galleries within the urban and street art scene. This year the concept has slightly changed and every artist got a seperate space to do their own thing. Artists include: Penny, Niels Meulman, C215 and Mark McCLure.

Moniker Art Fair runs from today until Sunday 14th at Village Underground in Shoreditch, London.
Open to Public:
Thursday: 7pm – 9pm: £10 including catalogue
Friday & Saturday: 11am – 7pm: free admission
Sunday: 11am – 5pm: free admission
http://www.monikerartfair.com/

Shepard Fairey – Obey Sound and Vision

Shephard Fairey - Obey Sound & Vision at Stolenspace Gallery

Source: stolenspace gallery, artist: Shepard Fairey

The street artist behind Obey has been in the scene since ’89 with the first Obey Giant appearing. Since then he has produced a massive amount of print and stencil oriented work which has ended up from the streets to famous cyclist’s houses. Always with a strong message and trying to bring communities together. He’s been doing some murals around East London as well for this show which I’ve heard look great. The show will incorporate music by dj and pioneer of the mashup movement Z-Trip.

The show is open to public 20/10 to 4/11 at Stolenspace Gallery off Brick Lane, London.
The second part of the show is minutes away at The Loading Bay, Dray walk.
Entry is free.
More info at: http://www.stolenspace.com/

Bedlam

Bedlam by Lazarides Gallery at Old Vic Tunnels  -  artist: Doug Foster

Source: Brooklyn Street Art – artist: Doug Foster

Probably the most impressive show I saw last year, Lazarides Gallery and The Old Vic Tunnels team up again to bring you great artists in a chilling location. It’s a truly different experience to see the works and installations in these dark, cavernous and humid spaces. This year’s artists include Doug Foster (brilliant visuals), Dan Witz, Conor Harrington and many more.

Bedlam runs form 9 to 21/10 at The Old Vic Tunnels off Waterloo Rail Station.
Entry is free but you need to book a ticket in advance.
More info: http://www.lazaridesbedlam.com/

Blinc Festival Conwy

Blinc Digital Festival Conwy

Source: Blinc Festival

This digital and lighting festival in Wales is probably the most intriguing. Uniting arts and technology 30 artists bring Projection, Performance, Audio Scapes, Photography, Film, Interactive Pieces and more to the Welsh town of Conwy. Gwledd Conwy Feast runs at the same time, so great food and impressive art: what more could you want.

The festival kicks off 7pm 26/10 and will run until 28/10 in Conwy, Wales.
More info and line-up: http://blincdigital.com

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