If your hallways are anything like ours, you may have tried to pass off the obstacle course of bikes as art to angry landlords at some stage. No? Just us then. Well, if you want to see actual bike art, ARTCRANK returns to London for the fourth year running with one of its famous bike inspired poster parties.
Following their debut show in Minneapolis in 2007, ARTCRANK have spread to many US cities, Paris, Manchester and London. Each show features the work of at least 30 artists who live and work in the host city. The artists create original posters depicting their passion for cycling. A limited number of signed editions are produced and sold for an affordable £30 with a percentage going to The Otesha Project, a Hackney based nonprofit organisation that uses bikes to teach young people self-reliance and sustainable living.
To really make this a party, Dark Star Brewing will provide the booze and Look Mum No Hands will be serving coffee as you peruse artwork by some big names on London’s growing cycling/design scene including Rebecca Kaye, Anthony Oram, Eliza Southwood and Richard Baker to name a few. And rolled up posters are super easy to carry home on a bike. Unrolled, not so much; kind of like having a sail. Jude Brosnan
ARTCRANK LDN, Saturday 24 August 3-9pm. Dog Eared Films, 28 Field Street, WC1X 9DA artcrank.com/london.