Location: The Outsiders Newcastle
Dates: Friday 1st of June 2012 to Saturday 7th of July 2012
Ingenious French street artist OakOak has captured imaginations worldwide. Featured everywhere from BBC Brazil to Beijing's answer to the Metro newspaper, OakOak's endearing and hilarious appropriation of the city's run-down elements is street art in its purest form – enthusiastically amateur, utterly unsanctioned, hilarious and memorable. OakOak is an office worker from Saint Etienne with no artistic background.
The Outsiders is delighted to announce the first ever gallery project from OakOak. The macro-doodler will be working "live" by night on the streets of Newcastle and Gateshead – a historic, industrial city that provides plenty of opportunities for him to ply his community-minded vocation. The gallery itself will present a selection of OakOak’s domestic pieces alongside editioned photographs.
A selection of available works from the show are now available to purchase online.