As you step in the gallery, they are all looking at you, even stare at you. “They” are the indigenous people, mostly from Papua New Guinea, Dale Grimshaw, quite recently, has become involved with the political struggle to free West Papua from Indonesian occupation which he thinks aren’t covered enough in the medias.
More recently, Dale has become involved with the political struggle to free West Papua from Indonesian occupation. This bitter and hard fought struggle is rarely reported in the West and through his work, Dale has been supporting Benny Wenda, the campaigns leader and long term champion Peter Tatchell, in raising awareness in the UK.
 WellHung galllery
The activist aspect of the new set of artworks obviously means a bunch of political messages and symbolic can be observed throughout but what we really also appreciate – beyond the apparent technical painting skills- it is the juxtaposition of two cultures, the Western society – we are convinced that it is Shoreditch you can see in the background of the piece just above) and the Papua New Guimes where the indigenous depicted in Dale Grimshaw’s set of works.
It was a delight to see again Dale Grimshaw’s mastery in the flesh. We are glad to see him engaged him for a cause and can definitely tell that by doing so, his style has become less dark than his last show – “Moreish” at Signal gallery we attended. What you will also find out by reading our review of that show, is that the technic does not seem to have evolved as much.
Fidel Castro passed away last Friday, he was 90 years old. We browsed the Internet and gathered below a few pics of street art all related to either Cuba or its most famous Prime Minister – Fidel Castro
Here are 10 Fidel Castro & Cuba Related Street art Pieces.
By svetercze, Bergen (Norway)
Mural of Fidel Castro & Ernest Hemingway, La Havana (Cuba)
Fidel Castro, La Havana (Cuba)
Fidel Castro, Cuba
Who is Fidel Castro?
Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016) was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba for 47 years as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2006 (de jure until 2008).
Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration, Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society.
Thanksgiving is one week away and we again browsed the web in search of street art related to the American public holiday. We included some of our findings below
1. New Haven (USA)
This piece is located in New Haven and on Water street (USA), well it was back in 2009 so we are guessing it must be gone. Great piece though. We like the way the lettering works has become dishes like details of the artwork
Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after a proclamation by George Washington.
It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1863, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.
Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader holiday season.
It is almost upon us… yes Black Friday is a thing and this means money being spent, overspent, wasted – pick yours.
You may recall the piece called ‘Shop til your drop’ by the artist Banksy which appeared on Bruton lane, Mayfair, London a few years back. This piece depicts a woman being pulled down or falling and reaching for a shopping cart.
We included other street art from the web & related to Black Friday – Black Friday & street art.
About Black Friday
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States (the fourth Thursday of November).
Since 1932, it has been regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S., and most major retailers open very early (and more recently during overnight hours) and offer promotional sales.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but California and some other states observe “The Day After Thanksgiving” as a holiday for state government employees, sometimes in lieu of another federal holiday such as Columbus Day.
Otto Schade flu to Malta and attended Sunscape festival in Malta. He produced new artwork for the occasion, namely “Snail’s life” which depicts a snail having as its shell, a skull looking one.
Special paint was used so the artwork glows in the dark, pretty cool uh?!
About Sunscape festival
Sunscape is a place to party; free our minds; learn and be inspired.A haven for us to enjoy the outdoors, make new friends and transform ourselves.
A musical happening infused with creativity, performance and lifestyle activities. A playful exercise in the art of living and being co-creators in our own experience.
About the artist
Otto was born in Chile on the 30th October 1971. He initially studied Architecture at the Bio Bio University and Construction and Design Architecture in Concepcion, Chile. As a successful architect, he has been awarded for public and private projects.
Otto has always felt an avid fascination for the Surrealists, as well as the freedom which surrounds abstract painting. This influence has made Otto turn his creative skills to painting, which has become his strongest passion and for which he has also been recognised with an honorable mention.