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Artist of the Week: Blu

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Blu. Blu is is the pseudonym of an Italian street artist from Bologna. Blu has been a household name in street art since 1999. The artist initially started working using spray paint but as the artist’s style, career and the size of his artworks grew, he began to [...]

Black Friday

Black Friday is here. Check out our offers on selected events and gift vouchers - the perfect Christmas gift. These offers are valid for twenty-four hours only. Don't miss out! Please note that discount codes cannot be used in conjunction with special sale prices. Birmingham Paint Winter Banksy! Birmingham, Thursday 25 January Paint Starry Night [...]

PopUp Painting at the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair! January 2018

  Since our launch our mission has been to bring 'art out of the gallery, and out of the classroom, into the places where people meet on an every day basis'. That's meant bars, restaurants, workplaces, and people's homes. In January 2018 we'll be bringing our events to the London Art Antiques & Interiors Fair [...]

Artist of the Week: Shirazeh Houshiary

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Shirazeh Houshiary. Shirazeh Houshiary is an Iranian artist born in Shiraz, Iran in 1955. The artist moved to London in 1974 where she received a BA from Chelsea School of Art. Houshiary works and lives in London. Shirazeh Houshiary came to prominence in the 1980s as a sculptor, […]

Paint Pudsey! PopUp Painting fundraises for Children In Need

BBC Children In Need is one of the highlights of end of year television. We wouldn’t dream of running a fundraiser on the same night! But next Friday we’ll be at Urban Meadow, just north of Hyde Park, painting our very own Pudseys! The piece takes inspiration from our popular Banksy nights, and was put […]

‘Tis the season to get painting!

Now that we’re on the other side of Halloween the countdown to Christmas truly begins…It’s time to start having some festive fun! We’ve packed our events calendar with seasonal goodies just for you. We’ll be painting a vintage Art Deco Vogue cover, snowy London scenes by Gordon Bruce and Elizabeth Kennedy, our winter version of […]

Artist of the Week: Poppy Chancellor

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Poppy Chancellor. Poppy Chancellor is a London based illustrator and papercut artist. Chancellor creates delicate, bespoke and individually hand-cut paper designs for events, individual clients and brands. The artist completed her illustration degree at Kingston University before studying on The Drawing Year at The Prince’s Drawing School (now […]

Poppy events this November

November is upon us, and so our events calendar is taking another seasonal twist. Out are the ‘Bigger Splash’es and French Riviera scenes. In come the snowy London scenes (Gordon Bruce), Screams for Halloween (yesterday!) and the Christmas ‘Banksys’. Another staple of our calendar in November are Poppy themed events. We run these events in […]

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires, […]

Artist of the Week: Hayden Kays

Pop Up Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Hayden Kays. Hayden Kays (b.1985) is a London based artist who has been coined as one of  “a new generation of Pop artists”.Kays works across a variety of media ranging from illustration to sculpture. The artist is particularly well known for his ironic illustrations. Kays borrows much […]

Three for Two in Birmingham and Manchester!

Exciting news! We're offering a THREE FOR TWO special offer on our events in Birmingham and Manchester on the week of 23 October. Join us for a pre-Halloween SCREAM night in Birmingham on Tuesday 24 October; and for a Banksy night in Manchester on Thursday 26! There's limited availability for these Three For Two tickets [...]