Category Archive: Curious Duke Gallery

We meet Roy’s People as he talks about his upcoming art fair

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It’s the Whitecross Street Party and the area is buzzing, Roy is sat in the window of the Curious Duke Gallery with a slab full of miniature figures cutting them up and re-assembling… Continue reading

Ten of the Best Galleries to see street and urban art in London

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There are some great galleries in London and we enjoy going to as many as we can in order to see some of the best art around.  In particular those galleries that showcase… Continue reading

New talent abounds at the Curious Duke Gallery in the latest of our Spotlight series

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by guest blogger, the Curious Duke Gallery’s Sinead Loftus There is a corner of London that introduces art lovers to new artists from the UK and abroad, and that corner is East London’s… Continue reading

Andrew Millar breathes life into the polaroid with a unique show in London

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Following the closure of the Polaroid company in 2008, Polaroid artists were thrown into despair over their future; never has a modern art form been cut off so abruptly. That was until the… Continue reading

Kate Knight paints fragile things in a show which draws attention to threatened species

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We’ve all spent a few Sundays tucked up under a duvet watching David Attenborough documentaries, after all he is the nation’s favourite Granddad, however we don’t all channel our fascination with animals into ground… Continue reading

Sam Peacock unveils his new collection and draws inspiration from the myth and legend of the Sussex Peninsula

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Sam Peacock is an artist we’ve followed for a while here on Inspiring City.  We interviewed him once at his home in South West London where in his garage he has a makeshift… Continue reading

Hanna Benihoud creates A Labour of Love and is an artist to watch for 2016

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You may not yet have seen the creations of ‘A Labour of Love’ from artist and architect Hanna Benihoud, but it is a fair prediction to say she’ll be a name to know by the… Continue reading

Andrea Tyrimos brings fine art to the streets of London as part of her BRICK project

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Andrea Tyrimos is one of our favourite artists.  A fine art graduate her art is a labour of love and requires hours and days of patient work.  Yet despite this she has managed… Continue reading

New talent Karis Knight unveils her latest work at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The new talent that is Karis Knight is certainly one to watch. Her ever-growing CV boasts murals at Topshop’s London flagship store, and more exhibitions under her belt than you would expect for… Continue reading

Interview with Hannah Adamaszek as she seeks serenity in her latest show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The gallery is serene! This is perhaps not suprising given that the artist on show is Hannah Adamaszek. Someone who last showcased in the same gallery, albeit in a slightly different location, over… Continue reading

Roy’s People brings to life his ‘Little Heroes’ as he prepares for his next solo show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Roy is back and this time his little people have taken on a new dimension with the ‘Little Heroes’ due to take over the Curious Duke Gallery from the show launch on Thursday… Continue reading

Sam Peacock prepares for ‘Fractured’ his latest show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Spend any sort of time with Sam Peacock and it is likely that two topics will be raised, Rugby and Fracking! Rugby, as in the town and not the sport, because that’s where… Continue reading

The 2014 Inspiring City London Art Review of the Year

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The second full year of Inspiring City has seen the blog diversify into different genres and a spreading of our wings into different parts of London. We’ve interviewed artists, seen a lot of… Continue reading

Interview with Sabina Andron as she curates her first group show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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It seems right that we should be meeting in Leake Street! The famous legal graffiti spot underneath the arches of Waterloo Station and sometimes known as the ‘Banksy Tunnel’ has long been of… Continue reading

A Curious Route Walking Tour around Whitecross Street and the Barbican

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One area often overlooked given it’s proximity to the likes of Shoreditch, the City and Clerkenwell is the bohemian paradise of Whitecross Street. In itself a thoroughfare leading from Old Street to the… Continue reading

Roy’s People and Sam Peacock join forces to put on a show at the Timberyard in Covent Garden

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If it’s possible to draw a line from one end of the artistic spectrum to the other then it is highly likely that the works of Roy’s People and Sam Peacock would sit… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Mohammed Sami Winner of the Curious Duke Gallery Secret Art Prize

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“People have tried to kill me three times” says Mohammed Sami. Originally from Iraq but now living in Sweden the softly spoken painter has lived through some of the most difficult times in… Continue reading

Interview with Andrea Tyrimos as she Paints Bricks and Prepares for The Roadz her first solo show

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Andrea likes to paint brick. Not on brick, actual brick. The more textured the surface the better. It was a technique she started to work on back in her student days studying art… Continue reading

Roys People Hides Little Guys in Covent Garden as Part of the Big Issue Little Man Hunt

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Late on Tuesday evening when the revellers are drinking up and about to stagger towards the tube is not the time I normally find myself entering Covent Garden. But the location and the… Continue reading

Welcome to the World of the Miniature as Roy’s People prepares for ‘Street Life’ his first Solo Show

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It’s amazing just how much love the little people get! Inspiring City has been out and about with many an artist but never before have so many people wanted to stop and talk… Continue reading

Curious Duke Gallery team up with Be Smart About Art and launch the Secret Art Prize

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London’s hippest little urban art gallery, the Curious Duke has a secret and it’s a secret that won’t last for long as they launch their search for a new gallery star. Located on… Continue reading

The Curious Duke Gallery Moves to 173 Whitecross Street and Re-Launches with an exciting slate for 2014

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The Curious Duke Gallery has moved! Albeit just a few doors down the road from their old premises on Whitecross Street it means that the gallery is now home to a much brighter… Continue reading

Interview with Up and Coming German Street Artist Kef

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My first meeting with Kef was at a party! Held at the Curious Duke Gallery, he was helping the gallery to celebrate its 2nd birthday with wine and cake. We spoke and he… Continue reading

The Surreal Side of Street Art

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by Eleni Duke, Curator of the Curious Duke Gallery Surrealism is a movement most people associate with the likes of Dali, Ernst and Kahlo and not normally associated with street art! Amazing painters… Continue reading

Interview with Eleni Duke Curator of the Curious Duke Gallery in London

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Whitecross Street has a vibe all of it’s own! Not quite the city and not quite within the cool conurbations of Shoreditch and Hoxton, it has a special relaxed atmosphere. Off the beaten… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Hannah Adamaszek prior to her first Solo Show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Preparing for a first solo show means sacrifices and for Crawley’s exciting artistic talent Hannah Adamaszek that means space. Canvases now take priority in her flat, the spare room becomes a studio and… Continue reading