The show will be titled Peace from the street up! and will feature work inspired by the theme of ‘peace in our cities’. The artists, some of whom come from conflict-affected regions, will reflect on opportunities for peaceful change in an increasingly urbanised world.
The line-up of top UK and international talent includes: Ben Turnbull (UK), Clet Abraham (France), Dan Kitchener (UK), David Scheinmann (UK), David Whittaker (UK), Ganzeer (Egypt), Goldie (UK), Inkie (UK), Kashink (France), K-Guy (UK), Know Hope (Israel), Matt Small (UK), Olek (Poland), Otto Schade (Chile), Sadhu X (Nepal), Shraddha Shrestha (Nepal), Sten Lex (Italy) Tammam Azzam (Syria), Victor Ash (France/ Denmark) War Boutique (UK), Yola (Poland/ UK) and more. A street artist will also complete a live mural painting on Saturday 19 September to accompany the exhibition. After the exhibition, a preview online auction will go live on Monday 21 September (UN International Peace Day) and will be open to bidders worldwide. The campaign will conclude with a public auction on Friday 2 October at The Club at The Ivy Club, in London’s West End.
Ganzeer - Constituting Strong American Injustice
Artist: Know Hope
Know Hope - Submission
Artist: Otto Schade
Otto Schade - Say it with flowers
Artist: Tammam Azzam
Tammam Azzam_Matisse's La Danse from Syrian Museum series
Tammam Azzam_New York from Bon Voyage series
Yola - Lovers
Proceeds from the event will go towards International Alert. Ilaria Bianchi, Head of Communications at International Alert said: "Urban and street art has a long history of engaging with important social issues and harnessing peaceful social change through creativity and humour. We thought it would be fascinating to invite urban and street artists from around the world to reflect on what peace in their cities could look like.” The exhibition will be part of Alert’s second Talking Peace Festival, a month-long series of events designed to spark conversations about peace through creativity. Exhibition and auction information, and a full list of participating artists will be available on www.talkingpeacefestival.org.
• Exhibition: 4 - 20 September 2015 at Shop 12, Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London. Opening times: 10am - 8pm (closing at 6pm on Sundays).
• Private view: Thursday 3 September 2015, 6 - 9pm. Register here • Online auction: Monday 21 September until Friday 2 October
• Public auction: Friday 2 October at The Club at The Ivy, 9 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
Social media: Twitter: @talkpeacefest / Instagram: @international_alert