A Brick Lane railway arch turned gallery, Black Rat prides itself on championing the artists it represents. Expect an eclectic and engaging programme of activities. Past projects include launch events for cult street art mag VNA, a huge wall-like installation by Swoon, community workshops by Matt Small and group shows exploring how street artists use paper and printing techniques in their work.
London is one of the world’s undoubted hotspots for street art, but since the money markets tanked and city boys are no longer lining their halls with street art prints and aerosolled canvases, it’s also proving harder to sell. However, with one clearout of street art losers and poster-boy chancers out of the way, we can definitively say these are the ten best dedicated gallery spaces to discover this genre in the city. It’s still street art, only now mostly indoors and yours to browse and buy.
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