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5th September 2018

We’re incredibly excited to announce that this month, 26 Leake Street will be hosting a retrospective art exhibition to celebrate the career of Richard Hambleton. This major new exhibition of paintings by the seminal New York street artist will open on 13 September 2018. ‘Richard Hambleton: Shadowman’ will comprise over 60 original works and photographs, including many that are rare or previously unseen. Richard Hambleton was at the forefront of the New York street art movement in the early 1980s, working alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, and quickly became known for his black ‘shadowman’ silhouettes that appeared unexpectedly in […]
6th June 2018

#MeetAndGraff is a short interview series where we meet graffiti artists working on Leake Street and learn more about their style. Name Kayleigh Marshall Graffiti Name Marshall Art Life Website www.marshallartlife.com Social Channels Follow Kayleigh on Instagram here Follow Kayleigh on Twitter here What age did you get into graffiti? My Art Life only began 2 years ago when I quit my corporate job at 23 to go full time as an artist. And only as recently as one year ago did I pick up my first spray paint can and start making a mess. I work with a lot […]
4th May 2018

Back in May 2008, Banksy held an exhibition called The Cans Festival in Leake Street, which launched our humble tunnel to fame. Banksy of course, needs no introduction. The anonymous street artist who started out in Bristol, has contributed towards forming strong political and artistic narratives and become one of the most recognised names in the street art world (if not the art world as a whole). In 2010, his documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop (for which he received an Academy Award for Best Documentary) debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. If people hadn’t heard about Banksy before, they certainly had after […]