Tag Archives: Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison

‘I’ll paint Kate Moss. Just pay me this time,’ says artist

In the latest twist to the saga surrounding the town centre’s Churchill mural, the artist who painted it claims he was never paid by the council-backed gallery who commissioned him. By KEN TOWL David Hollier, the artist who painted the … Continue reading

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Call to remove Churchill mural puts Labour council on spot

Council leader Tony Newman doesn’t tend to enjoy having his judgement called into question, but a councillor-backed petition to remove the image of the wartime leader from the side of a town centre building appears to do just that, as … Continue reading

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TV expert slams ‘tricky art dealer’ and ‘gullible’ council leader

Our arts correspondent, BELLA BARTOCK, on some withering criticism of the borough’s street art from a leading social commentator Jonathan Meades, the widely respected commentator, has called Croydon Council leader Tony Newman “laughably gullible” and described the street art which … Continue reading

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Council assisted £80,000 sponsorship for bankrupted art dealer

Having traded for years on his association with street artist Banksy, a gallery owner landed tens of thousands of pounds in public money for an arts festival promoting his business – even as he was being declared bankrupt by the … Continue reading

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Banksy warns: do not trade with this Croydon art dealer

When Bansky’s largest ever art installation was unveiled on Church Street earlier this month, one of the first to appear on the scene to try to claim some undeserved credit for the street artist’s appearance in Croydon was the council … Continue reading

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The writing’s on the wall for Croydon’s artful dodger

WANDLE WANDERER: Art fan KEN TOWL set off on another walk this weekend, but this time in the town centre, where one of the lowlights was a limited edition, £20,000 balloon dog shitting balloon shit From the town that brought you … Continue reading

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Gallery owner to face questions at movie club’s screening

BELLA BARTOCK, our resident art critic, previews the movie schedule for May at South Norwood’s thriving Screen25 film club Film-goers – and Croydon residents – will get a chance to ask Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison some detailed questions about his Rise Gallery’s … Continue reading

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Works from dozen artists on display in Warhol Croydon

Thirty years after the death of Andy Warhol, and Croydon is the venue for an exhibition devoted to the artist’s work and influence.

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Artful’s Grenfell tribute removed while council backs graffiti

Croydon Council’s attempts to paint itself, literally, as a hip and happening location for street art is, at you might have guessed, more than a bit bogus and ripe with hypocrisy and blatant double standards. Because in the same week … Continue reading

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Council unveils grenade sculpture days after terror attack

STEVEN DOWNES, editor of Inside Croydon, on the crass insensitivity of a senior councillor over an ‘artwork’ revealed off Surrey Street Market Residents, business owners and even senior figures on Croydon’s Labour-run council were embarrassed and angry when, within days … Continue reading

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This is what £12,500 of council money pays towards at MIPIM

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, went undercover last week, and disguised as Charles Aznavour he sneaked into the London Pavilion at the MIPIM property conference in Cannes to find out what was being said, apparently on behalf of the people … Continue reading

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‘A spruple hello could lead to a Millran hinge’. But is it art?

When does vandalism become “street art”? Is it only when Croydon Council says so? That’s a question which has been raised this week by the South Norwood Tourist Board, and which seems likely to be brought up at tonight’s public … Continue reading

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RSA to stage talk on the arts at Braithwaite Hall, Apr 14

The Braithwaite Hall is staging an evening of talks on April 14 about the regenerative influence of the arts, organised by the Royal Society for the Arts. The event is free, and according to the RSA, “the main speaker will … Continue reading

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