When: 1st July 2017
Where: Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School playground, St James’ Passage, Duke’s Place, London EC3A 5DE
What is it?
Join Street artist Ben Eine for a night of life drawing and live street art on 1st July, curated by Skip Gallery founders Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker.
After the success of Skip Gallery’s launch and the current David Shrigley exhibition, co-founders Catherine Borowski and Lee Baker are fast becoming known for their unique low-fi take on the gallery experience. SKIP Night will see an evening of life drawing and live street art, as part of Art Night 2017, with pioneering street artist and master of street typography Ben Eine.
SKIP Night will feature life drawing classes inside a closed skip situated in the playground of the Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School, with classes taught by Draw Brighton founder, Jake Spicer. Featuring a variety of models and poses, the classes will encourage visitors to take up their pencils and sketch a spotlit life model from the intimate, amphitheater style seating area inside the skip. Each session will last for 45 minutes and will take place from 6pm to 12am.
Throughout the evening, artist Ben Eine will create a live piece, spraying the interior of the skip as well as appearing as a life model in a surprise time slot to be announced only on the evening itself. The skip will remain in situ post Art Night, housing an exhibition by Ben Eine until 7th July.
Art Night 2017 will take place throughout city’s East End during the night of Saturday 1st July.
Hailed as a pioneer of letterform street art, Ben Eine began exploring the distinctions between street art and graffiti during his highly successful career as a renowned writer in the underground London graffiti scene. Moving into commercial graffiti with his distinct typographic style, Eine came to prominence through his symbiotic partnership with street artist Banksy, with his work famously gifted to Barack Obama from David Cameron in 2010.
More info: www.skipgallery.com