Art Will Eat Itself

February 18, 2010

“The University of the Arts’ Davies Street Arts Gallery won’t be around for very much longer—it’s about to be demolished to make way for the new Crossrail development. Don’t feel too sorry for it, though, it’s about to move to a posh new site slap bang in the middle of the King’s Cross development. It’s determined to go out with a bang, though, and the last exhibition is suitably epic. Artist Mike Ballard has used the whole gallery including the floors and ceilings to create a massive graffiti and collage-inspired piece entitled The All of Everything (Art Will Eat Itself). It’s a no-holds-barred romp through the artist’s personal art history, encompassing street art, Pop art, cave art, Renaissance art, the baroque era, superheroes and shamans. Get there before the bulldozers do, in the meantime check out some shots from the exhibition here…”

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