Celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse, this inspiring exhibition is open for one weekend only – and it’s free to attend.
Open from Friday November 16 to Sunday November 18, ‘Mickey’s UK Art Collective Exhibition’ will be a great chance for fans and art enthusiasts to get together to mark the Disney icon’s anniversary. A spectacular selection of Mickey Mouse-inspired artworks will be on display over the weekend, created by 12 UK-based artists who will each take inspiration from different periods of the characters’ long life.
Jimmy C, most famously known for his Davie Bowie work in Brixton, and Michael Bosanko, famed for his vibrant light street art, were each commissioned to create a Mickey Mouse inspired artwork. The pair were also tasked with choosing ten other talented UK-based artists to create unique pieces – in each of their individual styles – that feature the famous Disney icon.
The artists–who will take inspiration from different periods of Mickey Mouse’s 90 years–include Ashton Attzs, a talented painter and poet; Jazz Stan, who fuses traditional fine art techniques and modern street art styles; and Alexandra Krusberg, who is known for her delicate linework. Also creating Mickey-focused artworks will be Tenatsa Borerwe, Brook Tate, In Search of Sam, Carl Beazley, Sam Adefe, Pal Kumar, and Fred Coppin.
This exciting exhibition, taking place at 74 Rivington Street in Shoreditch, will continue the legacy of artists who have been inspired by Mickey Mouse over the years, including Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.
Amazingly, the exhibition sold out before we could even finish this article, but tickets for an extra Sunday evening slot (November 18, 7-8pm) will go live at 9am tomorrow morning (Wednesday, November 14). Here’s that all-important link – so warm up those fingers and set those alarms!