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By Harry, May 15 2015 10:17AM

Dutch born urban glass artist Gonny Van Hulst has a solo show opening tonight, that's Friday 15th, down in Greenwich, South London at The Ben Oakley Gallery. Gonny who gained notoriety with her full scale glass replicas of guns has turned her attention and skills on the animals that dwell amongst the urban city environment. Titled Urban Kings this latest body of work takes the form of windows into the world of the creatures that we see every day, the taken for granted kings that have adapted to live amongst us and the changes we have forced upon their world.

"These animals found new homes in an urban jungle, surrounded by a forest of concrete, steel and glass. We as human beings should have a moral obligation to recognise and appreciate the diversity of life in our cities and celebrate it by acknowledging the rights of these wild creatures, great and small"

No One Can Dig like A Fox
No One Can Dig like A Fox

The works on display are created using an impressive range of hand crafted materials including kiln-formed glass, cold cured photo-fusing prints, reclaimed late 1800's Victorian timber and hand forged ironwork in Gonny's London studio. Gonny, who is also currently showing at the Venice Biennale 2015 will, amongst the large one-off pieces, have a number of editioned glass pieces available some of which may or may not contain her signature guns.

Blauw Bloed Squirrels
Blauw Bloed Squirrels

The show opens on Friday 15th at 6.30 with a FREE Drinks PV. and runs for two weeks closing on 31st May.

The Ben Oakley Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 11am-6pm or Monday to Wednesday by request.

Have a look at the links below to find out more.

Gonny's Home

Ben Oakley Gallery

Gallery Facebook Page

Gonny's Facebook Page

By Harry, Apr 16 2015 10:30PM


Just added some images from the opening night party to the artbleat gallery. HERE

The show is on until May 23rd if you can get down then do, it's worth seeing.

Right I'd better get this written up, can't turn up empty handed at the PV without a post on this show.

Snub23 has a solo show opening on Friday 17th April at The Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich. The reason I'm excited about this event is I can't recall Snub doing a solo show in my neck of the woods before, either I've missed the previous events or there haven't been any. I've seen Snub's work at various group shows over the years including Banksy's cans festival back in 2008, seen his work on walls in London and Brighton, owned and sold a few canvases and still have a Hammerstein on the artbleat office wall. I should really have asked him for a few words but as usual I left things too late even though I know Snub has been in London this week in preparation for the opening, decorating the gallery and also managing to escape to other parts of London to paint up a wall with @londongraffiti

Snub's Gallery Wall
Snub's Gallery Wall

Snub will be bringing some of his stencil work to south London along with some sketches and drawings that aim to show he's more than just a Graffiti legend. There will be some freebies for early comers and some top quality booze from Dark Star brewery.

I will, without doubt be taking some photos and updating this post as soon as I sober up.

If you want to come along then it's 6.30 doors, HERE is the Ben Oakley Gallery website.

Event Facebook HERE

Snub 23 facebook HERE

Snub's site HERE

Short Fuse Runs until May 3rd at the Ben Oakley Gallery, Greenwich SE10 9JA

Knowing Snub's previous pricing policy there should be affordable art in abundance..

Phew! that's done, I can finish my rum and ginger beer and get some sleep.. see you tomorrow in Greenwich.

Snub 23 & Fark FK at Cans 2008
Snub 23 & Fark FK at Cans 2008

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