Opening Exhibition:
28th of April 2011

Urban Art Association
URBAN INVASION

Live Paint by Inkie, David Walker and Fin Dac

DAVID WALKER - INKIE - BEST EVER - K-GUY - MYSTERIOUS AL - LILIWENN - Fin DAC (Beautiful Crime) - BEN SLOW - FARM - ROUGHE - PINKY - CEPT - BLEACH - GRAFTER - BEN ALLEN - LUCY SPARROW – EYESAW - ASBOLUV - OSCH - JIM STARR - SRI McKINNON – STICKEE - LL BRAINWASHED - STEFF PLAETZ - MATTHEW WHITE

Thursday 28th April 2011 7pm-11pm Launch Night by invitation only
Exhibition Open daily 11am-7pm.

The London West Bank gallery has been proud to present ‘Urban Invasion’ a rare and exclusive collection of original works of art produced by the leading urban artists of the moment.

The London West Bank took up three floors (10,000 sq ft) of a charismatic old bank building which has been disused for many years. The West Bank team are proud to show the world what can be done for the current art scene by converting a disused building in the heart of a busy shopping street into a happening cultural hot-spot.

The story behind the choice of name for the gallery is quite simple: the building used to be a bank and finds itself in West London, (whereas Urban Art galleries tend to be found in the “East”). 

The impressive front entrance to the building boasts beautiful old stained glass windows with the year 1889 and the initials “LWB” which helped to confirm the choice of name:
The London Westbank.

The aim of the opening night was to show London, its artists and art collectors that the West Bank is a force to be reckoned with.

London West Bank have teamed up with Lisa Loud and friends. They have been raising funds and awareness on the evening for their chosen charity WAR CHILD.

WAR CHILD is a small international charity that protects children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones. War Child currently Work In Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic Of Congo and Uganda.

 

There have been live-painting in front of guests in the gallery’s private yard facing Chepstow Villas. The three artists performing covered the three main areas within the current Urban Art movement: Inkie (Graffiti) Fin DAC (Street-Art) and David Walker (Fine Art). Together, they have been painting outdoors on large canvasses which has been sold during the exhibition, proceeds of which will go to the “War Child” charity.

Some fantastic installations have been built by artists Zeus and Filthy Luca in our outdoor space, including a “Fifth Plinth”, a replica of the “Fourth Plinth” found in Trafalgar Square.