Street Artists Team Up With Shoreditch Sketcher John Dolan

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Street Artists Team Up With Shoreditch Sketcher John Dolan
John and George
John and George
CEPT
CEPT
ROA and Thierry Noir
ROA and Thierry Noir
Rowdy
Rowdy
Martin Ron
Martin Ron
Dolan sketching on Rivington Street
Dolan sketching on Rivington Street
Dolan drawing ROA
Dolan drawing ROA
Ian Stevenson
Ian Stevenson
Liqen, Dscreet, RUN and Thierry Noir
Liqen, Dscreet, RUN and Thierry Noir
Stik
Stik
Malarky
Malarky
John at work
John at work

Anyone who's spent any time wandering the streets of Shoreditch is likely to have encountered John Dolan. For the past three years, the artist and his dog George have sat on the local pavements, while John sketches the surrounding buildings.

For one week only, his work will be on show at Howard Griffin Gallery...but with a twist. John's work often documents the ever-changing street art of Shoreditch, so in a reciprocal gesture of appreciation, numerous street artists have added their own marks to one of his drawings.

The lineup includes some pretty famous names. ROA, Stik, Thierry Noir, Pablo Delgado and Malarky are among the more familiar contributors, but around 40 artists are participating, from all over the world. According to the gallery:

Ostensibly a solo show for Dolan, George the Dog, John the Artist will also in effect be the biggest street art group show of recent memory, bringing a unique group of artists together to document both the constant and the ephemeral in a city that is ever changing.

George the Dog, John the Artist runs at Howard Griffin Gallery, 189-190 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6HU from 19-26 September. Entrance is free. A live painting evening featuring John Dolan, Stik and other artists on the opening night.

Last Updated 13 September 2013