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Gulf Street Art

18-22 July 2015

Highlights · In-Situ · Visual Arts · Various locations across London

Cynical Bird by Fathima Mohiuddin, Feb2015, painted live at Street Nights Dubai

Cynical Bird by Fathima Mohiuddin, Feb2015, painted live at Street Nights Dubai


Sat 18 – Wed 22 July 2015

Free, no booking required

Southbank Undercroft

Southbank Centre
London SE1
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Stockwell Legal Wall

Stockwell Park Estate
8-18 Aytoun Road
London SW9
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Leake Street & other locations

London SE1
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Street Art is a fast growing movement in the Gulf.

Engaging with the public realm and frequently using humour, irony and references from popular culture, the works range from subtle interventions to large-scale murals. Styles vary from comic book-style cartoons, to realism and abstraction.

Shubbak collaborates with the British Council to invite some of the most exciting emerging artists from the scene to make their mark in London’s urban spaces.

Artists include Riyadh-based Shaweesh and Talal Al Zeid and Fathima Mohiuddin.  The artists visit and respond to a number of sites across the capital, creating fleeting and temporary interventions. The process will be filmed and a short film will be premiered at The Mix – Shubbak Music Finale on 25 July.


  • Southbank Undercroft
  • Stockwell Legal Wall
  • Leake Street
  • See a full list of locations for Shaweesh’s work here.
  • Fathima Mohiuddin will be working on Hanbury St. off Brick lane from Monday 20 July.

Part of our ‘In-Situ’ programme, find out more on the Shubbak blog here. Post about the in-situ works you encounter using #ShubbakInSitu

Produced by Cedar Lewisohn
Commissioned by Shubbak and the British Council
Presented in partnership with the British Council