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By Harry, Sep 12 2018 09:28PM

The Rise festival in Croydon, billed as London’s largest urban street art festival, is underway. Artbleat dropped in on the organisers a few days ago to find out what they had planned for one of London's up and coming art hubs. Working with the local council Rise Gallery (hence the festival name) have invited a selection of street artists from far and wide to add their designs and thoughts to the large concrete buildings and boarded up shop fronts, with the aim to both brighten the area and provoke some meaningful conversation on the subject of street art.

One of the Hayley Welsh walls to find.
One of the Hayley Welsh walls to find.

Alongside the continuous flow of artists at work there are events and workshops happening on a daily basis, film screenings, guided tours of the artworks and a pop-up shop selling affordable one-off works by some of the participating artists.

Should you want to wander around unguided there is also an map based app that you can download from your app store of choice, just search for RISEfestival.

You can view all the events HERE

Bristol Legend Sickboy at work
Bristol Legend Sickboy at work

Some of the art will be on permanent display, some may only last a short while but it's well worth taking the quick train ride from Victoria to see the work of so many skilled street artists spread across such a short distance.

The festival runs until the 15th September but there will still be artists adding to the streets for the foreseeable future, just not in such large numbers, until the next festival in 2019 hopefully.

Dr.D always comes with the message.
Dr.D always comes with the message.

Rise Festival website is HERE

Phlegm progress shot by WhereThere'sWalls
Phlegm progress shot by WhereThere'sWalls


Adia does shops too. Photo Credit: WhereThere'sWalls
Adia does shops too. Photo Credit: WhereThere'sWalls

Schoony's Boy Soldier, one of Croydon''s artworks from before the festival.
Schoony's Boy Soldier, one of Croydon''s artworks from before the festival.


By Harry, Jul 10 2018 05:40PM

New York graffitti legend and one-time member of the world famous Rock Steady Crew, Doze Green currently has a show of new work at Openspace in Paris.

In conjunction with the show there is a print release that you can now buy online from the Gallery.

Archival Pigment print on Canson Watercolor 310gsm paper

Limited edition of 100 signed and numbered by the artist

50 x 40 cm


Buy Here



By Harry, Jun 28 2018 10:29AM

Pos Prints of Norway have just released the latest print by DZIA.

The image for Golden Eagle is taken from a wall the artist painted at the UpNorth Festival in 2016.

This 4 layer screen print is available online now and is in an edition of 25.

DZIA - Golden Eagle
DZIA - Golden Eagle



4 Layer Handpulled silkscreens on 285gsm White Fine Art Fabriano

Edition of 25

69 x 50 cm

Signed and numbered by the artist

€ 160

Available HERE now

Image - Pos Prints
Image - Pos Prints

"This is your chance to secure an original print from the UpNorth Festival in 2016, when he painted the famous eagle that now has been stamped as a land mark.

The building is scheduled to be taken down soon."



By Harry, May 16 2018 02:09PM

Faile are poised to drop a new varied edition of hand finished prints later today. Modern Living could be described as being in the style of their 150 editions but with more colour hand worked in.

Modern Living is "A work that highlights modern city life and how we reflect on it."

It's also $295 in an edition of 250 and dropping at noon on Wednesday 16th (5pm UK time)

Faile Modern Living
Faile Modern Living

Hand-Painted Varied Edition of 250

19.5 inches x 25 inches

Acrylic and Silkscreen Ink

Heavyweight Archival Paper, Deckled

Signed, Stamed, Embossed FAILE


You can pick one up HERE if you are lucky.



By Harry, Apr 25 2018 02:09PM

UPDATE: Sold Out.

Graffiti Prints are poised to drop a new print by FINDAC.

Shinka comes in a range of editions and prices, however the main edition is of 125 prints and will set you back £250 of your hard earned.

FINDAC - Shinka
FINDAC - Shinka

Main Edition

22 Colour Screen Print On 300 Gsm somerset satin Paper

Signed and numbered

Edition Of 125

Measures up at 88cm x 64 cm

You can pick one up HERE from Thursday 26th April at 3pm.



By Harry, Apr 19 2018 01:12PM

Originally slated for release in May, Graffik Gallery have released a new screen print from Dotmaster. Supreme Trash is the latest in a series that features big brands in a less than polished light.

Dotmaster - Supreme Trash

Edition of 55

16 colours screen print on 375gsm Lambeth cotton rag

Measures up at 500mm x 500mm

Signed, numbered and blind stamped.

Cost £185

Available now from Graffik Gallery HERE

Dotmaster in London
Dotmaster in London

The above photo, taken a few weeks ago, shows Dotmaster's work on the side of a disused building in London's Great Portland Street. The building was being used as a homeless shelter during the freezing weather of Feb/March. It was taken the day a high court judge passed an eviction notice on the building.

"The building developers started to board the windows on the bottom floor after complaints from tenants, effectively blacking out the communal kitchen, with eviction looming I was asked to draw some attention to their plight."

You can read Dotmaster's side of the story HERE

Dotmaster lives HERE

Dotmaster's Facebook HERE

Graffik Gallery HERE



By Harry, Apr 5 2018 03:11PM

GraffitiPrints.com have just dropped a new screen print by respected German based graffiti artist MadC.

NYC1982 (White) is a 22 colour companion print to the darker coloured NYC1982 that was released last year (and is still available)

MADC - NYC 1982 White

22 colour screen print on 330 gsm Somerset paper

Edition of 100

Signed and Numbered by the artist

Measures up at 89cm x 68cm

Cost £175

You can pick one up HERE

Graffiti Prints lives HERE

MadC lives HERE



By Harry, Mar 14 2018 02:17PM

Benjamin Murphy has recently released a limited hand produced print. Hamartia exists as only 17 unique lino-prints that was drawn and cut over the Christmas period in Yorkshire then hand printed this January in London. I am reliably informed that there are only a few left now so if you like the print head on over to Ben's print shop HERE

Hamartia :Hand drawn, Hand cut and Hand printed linoprint.

Edition of only 17

Measuring 64cm X 47cm

Cost £200

"The name Hamartia is often used to describe the error of judgement of a protagonist in literature. This piece in particular is loosely inspired by Desdemona’s final scene in William Shakespeare’s Othello, and the title refers to Othello’s realisation of his error of judgement (or anagnorisis)"

Ben lives HERE

Ben's print shop HERE



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