With last night’s packed private view opening of Stay Free at the cavernous Tramshed (6-8 Garden Walk, EC2A 3EQ), a Victorian Grade II listed building in Shoreditch, prolific street artist Sickboy stepped up to the challenge of wowing London’s jaded art mob with his first major solo exhibition- an exhibition that’s as defiant and provocative as it is fun and vibrant.
The centerpiece of the show is Sickboy’s Stay Free Factory installation. Completely covered with Sickboy art, the factory is essentially a small house (or large shed) spanning over fourteen feet and featuring custom-designed windows, a veranda, and a conveyor belt. During the run of the show (you’ve got until 10th December to catch this one), a thousand golden keys will be released to the exhibition visitors and the person whose key fits the lock will become the new owner of the Stay Free Factory (worth an estimated £20,000).
Massive giveaway or not, Stay Free with its mix of street and studio pieces (and lots of 'em!) is not to be missed. Find out more at thesickboy.com.
Photography by Chris Osburn