Paint jam for peace

On Friday 19 September a top line-up of London street artists will express their interpretations of peace through a paint jam in East London.

The event, which runs from 6–10pm, will take place in a courtyard off Great Eastern Street right next to Shoreditch Art Wall, which is also being painted as part of the #art4peace campaign.

The paint jam will feature some of the leading street artists on the London scene, including Captain Kris (pictured), Himbad, Jeba, Ricky Dep, SAKI & Bitches, TonyBoy, Tony Riff and The Real Dill.

The paint jam will be accompanied by reggae music by legendary Hackney DJ Newton ‘Ace’ Dunbar, founder of The Four Aces Club – one of the first and most influential Reggae-focused music venues in Britain.

The public will have the chance to watch the artists at work and also check out the finished piece at Shoreditch Art Wall, which was painted this week by 616, Benjamin Murphy and Pang.

Ilaria Bianchi of International Alert said: “We are delighted that so many talented and diverse artists have agreed to take part in this campaign. Peace means different things to different people. It will be fascinating to compare everyone’s interpretations and styles at the paint jam, while spreading the message on the streets of London and raising support for the invaluable work of International Alert.”

The event has been made possible by Shoreditch Art Wall, who donated both the wall and courtyard to International Alert.

The #art4peace campaign will then continue over the weekend of the International Day of Peace at the Queen of Hoxton on 20 and 21 September, where more artists will produce live paintings on the rooftop bar.

A selection of the artwork from #art4peace will be displayed at Hoxton Gallery, with a sale on 3 October to raise funds for International Alert’s work.


Dates: 19 September 2014
Time: 6–11pm
Address: 17–19 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3EJ

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