Green Street Graffiti is back! Acclaimed graffiti artist to create London mural on 31st October 2009
Internationally acclaimed graffiti artist and South Bank Show Award winner, Mohammed Ali, will be creating his first London street-mural, sponsored by international relief organisation Muslim Hands, on Green Street, Upton Park, East London on October 31st.
Mohammed Ali – aka Aerosol Arabic – is known for his unique fusion of graffiti art and Islamic script with messages of peace, poverty, justice and brotherhood. Mohammed will create his message-based mural, which deals with issues relevant to the whole of humanity and to people of all faith, on the side of the Zam Zam Bookstore on the busy corner of Green Street and Harold Road.
From shoppers to journalists to art-critics, everyone is invited to watch while Mohammed paints the mural and various renowned poets will also perform throughout the day in this vibrant shopping area.
Mohammed Ali has travelled across the globe and painted his thought-provoking murals as far afield as New York, Melbourne, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Singapore. He has now teamed up with Muslim Hands, a UK based charity focussed on the international alleviation of poverty, in creating murals across the UK.
Mohammed says of his forthcoming London mural, “I’ve created conscious message-based murals around the globe, in many multicultural societies. Now it’s time to come back home and deal with issues on my own doorstep, by using public-art as the new language for change.”
For more details contact Afaaf Rajbee on 020 3246 0015, email@example.com
o The wall mural will continue throughout the day from 11am until 4.30pm at ZamZam bookstore, on the corner of Green Street and Harold Road. Full address 388 Green Street Upton Park UK E13 9AP
o Poetry will take place throughout the day, by various poets, including Zk the Poet.
o Muslim Hands is registered in the UK with British Overseas NGOs Development (BOND), DFID and a signatory to the Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief