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Hidden Canvases
Street Art and The City
Doug Gillen Wednesday 28 February 2018

There's more to the world of street art than Banksy.    Hidden Canvases is a beginner's guide to the biggest art movement since pop art.    From train writing in New York to interactive technology that brings murals to life, the concept of uncommissioned public art is a very different beast to that which it once was.    This talk explores the key stages in street art's growth examining the different elements and styles that comprise the scene with no rules.    From the international superstars to the local underground heroes you're guaranteed to leave knowing your Invader from your Aryz and, who knows, you might start  looking at the world a little differently.

Doug Gillen is heavily involved in documenting the street art scene in London and abroad through his project Fifth Wall TV and can offer a genuine insight into this world.    He previously lectured for London Art and More and, when not filming, he is an East End tour guide for Alternative London, specialising in culture and art.