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In-Store Artist Residency with Ben Wilson – ‘The Chewing Gum Man’

In-Store Artist Residency with Ben Wilson – ‘The Chewing Gum Man’

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Date / Time
Date(s) - 18/02/2019 - 20/02/2019
10 h 00 min - 19 h 00 min

GreatArt London


Ben Wilson is a wood carver and environmental artist who is well known for his unusual street art that can be spotted all over London, on the pavement and underground!

Known affectionately as The Chewing Gum Man, Ben has been creating these small scale paintings for over 10 years, turning discarded rubbish into something beautiful that brings people joy when they spot it. He paints what he sees, and what triggers his imagination, but a lot of his subjects come from requests and stories from people he meets while out working, leaving them a small personal commission on the public street.

Ben has created more than 10,000 miniature artworks on discarded chewing gum all over the city and will be with us for 3 days creating an art trail of his tiny artworks throughout the GreatArt store.

Ben’s art trail will then remain in place as a permanent feature after the residency for our customers to enjoy, a wonderful new addition to Shoreditch’s vibrant and varied street art that we feel very privileged to host.

Drop in to visit Ben in our front of house area and see how he creates his tiny masterpieces and what inspires their creation. You’ll also be able to discover his hidden treasures all over the shop on your next visit!