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I’ll be showing work @thestanleyhalls Gallery in London SE25 as part of @synthesisfestival (28-30 September 2017).
Limited availability, book now for live music and events #synthesisfestival2017


A display of past and new works at GAMMA/SECTOR25 Art, Sounds & Coffee. 14 Portland Road, London SE25 4PF. To attend the preview on Friday 10th March 2017 from 6pm RSVP Open Monday – Friday 6.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 6pm. Find on Google maps


Live painting at MATA, Gamma Proforma event at The Social, London, 20 May 2016. Photo: Tom Horak 2017


Solo Exhibition: Fallout at CANAL, Preview Thursday 2 June 2016, 18.00 – 20.00

Fallout, a solo exhibition at CANAL mixing live painting, large scale canvases and graphic works.

Exhibition Dates: 3 June – 10 September 2016
Preview: Thursday 2 June 2016, 18.00 – 20.00

Fallout will mix live painting, large scale canvases, a new lightbox and graphic works. A new large format painting will be created in the gallery over the course of the exhibition, bringing my studio process directly into CANAL, as well as presenting a new lightbox work inspired by the gallery’s location on the Regent’s Canal at Haggerston, east London.

Preview sounds with a Minneapolis flavour courtesy DJ Monkphat (Gamma Proforma). Live painting every Thursday in June, 11.00 – 16.00. 

60 De Beauvoir Crescent
London N1 5SB
020 7923 9211 / 0786 606 3663
Open Thursday – Saturday, 13.00 – 18.00 or by appointment
By appointment only: 18 July – 1 September 2016
Nearest tube: Haggerston

Download invitation as a pdf



MATA @ The Social – Birdhead x Phil Ashcroft x Monkphat

Live painting on Friday 20 May at Gamma Proforma’s MATA sessions at The Heavenly Social, London. Sounds from Birdhead, MonkphatNate Thompson and Solaris 100. Free entry, doors open 6pm – 1am.

The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD






FINAL Tate_MG_5537_700pxPhil Ashcroft, Will Barras and Cat Johnston, collaborative painting, six metre wall for the Scrawl Collective, invited artists for No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London, 14-16 May 2010 (photos: © Matthew Blaney and Joe Plommer). More photos here:


Tate Modern Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

(14-15 May 2010, 10.00-00.00, 16 May 2010, 10.00-18.00)

Featuring live painting by Scrawl Collective artists Phil Ashcroft, Will Barras, Cat Johnston.

To celebrate Tate Modern’s 10th anniversary, the gallery will host No Soul For Sale – A Festival of Independents. For this free arts festival, Tate Modern is inviting over 70 of the world’s most innovative independent art spaces, not-for-profit organisations and artists’ collectives, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, to take over the Turbine Hall.

To stage No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern is working in collaboration with artist Maurizio Cattelan and curators Cecilia Alemani and Massimiliano Gioni. The festival will bring together some of the most exciting and experimental new art from around the globe, displayed in an unconventional, do-it-yourself style. Ranging from monumental structures to witty interventions, epic performances to interactive installations, participants will exhibit alongside each other without partitions or walls, creating a pop-up village of global art for visitors to explore.

The organisations taking part will respond to the invitation with a range of unique projects, building on the participatory spirit of previous Turbine Hall commissions. All participants will host a live event of their choice on the dedicated performance space on the Turbine Hall bridge, ranging from talks and screenings to performances.

Independent arts organisations include: Alternative Space LOOP (Seoul), Arrow Factory (Beijing), Arthub Asia (Shanghai/Bangkok/Beijing), Artis – Contemporary Israeli Art Fund (New York / Tel Aviv), Artspeak (Vancouver), Artists Space (New York), Auto Italia (London), Ballroom (Marfa), Black Dogs (Leeds), Barbur (Jerusalem), Capacete Entertainment (Rio de Janeiro), casa tres patios (Medellín), cneai= (Paris-Chatou), Collective Parasol (Kyoto), Dispatch (New York), e-flux (Berlin), Elodie Royer and Yoann Gourmel – 220 jours (Paris), Embassy (Edinburgh), Exyzt & Coloco (Paris), Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Lisbon), FLUXspace (Philadelphia), FormContent (London), Galerie im Regierungsviertel/Forgotten Bar Project (Berlin), Green Papaya Art Projects (Manila), Hell Gallery (Melbourne), Hermes und der Pfau (Stuttgart), i-cabin (London), Intoart (London), K48 Kontinuum (New York), Kling & Bang (Reykjavík), L’appartement 22 (Rabat), Latitudes (Barcelona), Le Commissariat (Paris), Le Dictateur (Milan), Light Industry (New York), Lucie Fontaine (Milan), lugar a dudas (Cali), Machine Project (Los Angeles), Mousse (Milan), Museum of Everything (London), Next Visit (Berlin), New Jerseyy (Basel), Not An Alternative (New York), (London), Oregon Painting Society (Portland), Or Gallery (Vancouver), Post-Museum (Singapore), Para/Site Art Space (Hong Kong), Peep-Hole (Milan), PiST (Istanbul), PSL [Project Space Leeds] (Leeds), Rhizome (New York), Sala-Manca & Mamuta  (Jerusalem), San Art (Ho Chi Minh City), Scrawl Collective (London), Studio 1.1 (London), Suburban (Chicago), Swiss Institute (New York), The Mountain School of Arts (Los Angeles), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Thisisnotashop (Dublin), Torpedo – supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway (Oslo), Tranzit (Prague), Viafarini DOCVA (Milan), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), Western Bridge (Seattle), Western Front Society (Vancouver), White Columns (New York), Y3K (Melbourne), 2nd Cannons Publications (Los Angeles), and 98 Weeks (Beirut).

For full Tate Press Release:



Fortress of Solitude, Magma Manchester (17 January 2007: live painting; work on view: 17 January – 28 February 2007), limited edition prints and tees available in-store


Elephant Technique works in progress, left to right: Danny Sangra, Dist, Mr Jago, Will Barras, Steff Plaetz and Phil Ashcroft, each panel 286 x 221cm.

Elephant Technique, Scrawl Collective, The Village Underground, London (21-24 September 2006)

Sony PSP / Peter Saville Cut-Out, 2005, photo: Sony Archive

PSP Presents Cut Out, Oki-Ni, 21 July – 1 August 2005 (images courtesy Sony Archive). One of ten artists invited to customise two Peter Saville-designed, six-foot tall, cardboard cut-out electric fender guitars. The artists’ 20 customised guitars (plus 500 blank versions, including 50 signed by Peter Saville) were left on London streets free to take from 1 July 2005


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