graffik gallery's story_
Our inspiring young graffiti artists had their work exhibited at the Graffik Gallery in west London.
This is my third show with somewhereto_ in another amazing location. My life has changed - no exaggeration.
Ashleigh Ward - curator of 'adolescence' & somewhereto_ young person
what's your thing?
Sixteen young, emerging artists - Riece Ranson, Kev Munday, Tom Scotcher, Tom Spooner, Tom Steward, Morgan Davy, Hannah Limbachia, Leila Bibizadeh, Conor 'Jokface' Gillespie, Yasin Salim, Rupinder Garcha, Christian Newell, Valery Pannetier, Dionne Helene, Sean O'Connor and Ashleigh Ward exhibited at the Graffik Gallery as part of the 'adolescence' show. For many, this was their second exhibition with somewhereto_ having previously worked with Graffiti Life to install huge pieces of artwork inside the glass exhibition cases outside The O2.
how did somewhereto_ help?
Graffiti artists often find it difficult to find somewhereto_ display their artwork. Following on from the O2 cases, somewhereto_ found them their own gallery to display their work, it was seen by thousands of people and the launch party was buzzing with the UK's 'Graffiterati' -everyone from graffiti artists to people simply interested in Graffiti art. See the video here and some interesting images of the event and the work showcase here.
"I simply cannot fault somewhereto_, this is my second project with them, and there is now another one on the horizon. It seems that as soon as one door closes another one opens and I am truly grateful for everything that somewhereto_ has done and continues to do. I think somewhereto_ is a wonderful organisation that really does help young people do the things they love. I only wish I had come across them sooner!"
- Leila Bibizadeh, 24, Essex @london_art
"Showing my artwork in a respected art gallery and being given exposure through the somewhereto_ online networks"
- Kev Munday, 25, Hampshire @KevMundayStudio
"I don't think it could have been improved further, communication with somewhereto__ was easy and I felt like we were able to work together really well to put on a great show. Being given the opportunity to take part in something that I wouldn’t necessarily do by myself. To be a part of something that’s unique and in such a prime location."
- Rupinder Garcha, 20, London @rupinder__
"Let alone the experience on the whole, itself was the best thing, the experience.
Mainly the coming together of people & sharing inspirational backgrounds and culture. And through team work, communication and efforts, achieving something quite spectacular together, and smiling all the way!"
- Morgan Davy, 24, Surrey @morganizms
- Ashleigh Ward (Top Quote) 23, Brighton @FishBoyArt
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