We believe that art can be a powerful tool for inspiring change, as it can allow people to express themselves, change perceptions and create empathy – especially where words fail.
With this in mind, we invited artists to bring this idea onto the streets of London and, using all their creativity, present the language of peace in a fresh and challenging way. The art was created and displayed in different spaces across East London for the public to engage with, serving to communicate, educate and stimulate curiosity about conflict and peace.
A selection of the artwork is on display at Hoxton Gallery until 3 October, when we are hosting a live auction. You can find out more about the #ART4PEACE exhibition here.
- Hoxton Windows Project, 3 September 2014
Illustrator Lana Alana starts work on the Hoxton Windows Project in Hoxton Square. Her colourful Talking Peace display will stay up all month.
- Old Street Peace Booth, 8–14 September 2014
Graffiti artists Dan Kitchener and Pure Evil officially launch the campaign on 8 September with a live painting session in Old Street station, followed by live canvas painting every day by loads of talented artists.
- Shoreditch Art Wall, 14–19 September 2014
A takeover of the iconic Shoreditch Art Wall by artists 616, Ben Murphy and Pang.
- Courtyard next to Shoreditch Art Wall, 19 September 2014
Paint jam featuring top London-based street artists at the courtyard next to Shoreditch Artwall, with live DJ.
- Queen of Hoxton, 20–21 September 2014
Live painting sessions at the Queen of Hoxton rooftop as part of Conflict Kitchen London (various artists), to mark the UN International Day of Peace.
- Hoxton Gallery, 24 September–3 October 2014
An exhibition of the street art created during the month, held at the Hoxton Gallery, with auction on 3 October.
- Yoko Ono
- Andrea Tyrimos
- Ben Murphy
- Captain Kris (pictured)
- Dan Kitchener
- David Walker
- Francesca Hugh
- Hannah Adamaszek
- Ibrahim Fakhri
- Jim McElvaney
- Joel Bergner
- Josh Jeavons
- Lana Alana
- Magnus Gjoen
- Mr Dane
- Paul Curtis (Moose)
- Pure Evil
- The Real Dill
- Ricky Dep
- SAKI & Bitches
- Summayya Jillani
- Tarek Tuma
- Tony Riff
- And more!