Thursday 1 October 17:00 - 22:00

BSMT Space
529 Kingsland Road
E8 4AR


BSMT presents 'Word on the Street', a solo show by Real Hackney Dave

Performing & Visual Arts

A solo show by the legendary Real Hackney Dave at BSMT, guaranteed to bring a smile to your dial and make you laugh out loud.

If you’ve found yourself chuckling at the curious ‘Nancy, your dog has fleas’ or ‘Ben, see you next Tuesday’ or maybe even ‘Any idea where we are yet?’- there’s no doubt you’d have stumbled across the glued-up, fluro pink ‘in-jokes’ and first street pieces of Real Hackney Dave and were maybe even left with the compulsion to write a few of your own.

Dave Buonaguidi AKA Real Hackney Dave finally sacked off his 35 year career in advertising to become a full-time artist. Well known for his screen printed, bold, pink and red typographic style, 'WORD ON THE STREET’ will be Dave’s first solo show with BSMT. He has put together a large collection of unique, one-off pieces for the exhibition combining found, textured materials with his trademark bright pink and 3D lettering.

“I am fascinated by words and language and I always try to create an interesting and unique connection with people through my art. These three dimensional pieces are smaller and more manageable versions of the street art that I stick to buildings and walls out on the street and are inspired by a very personal message that I once saw on a motorway bridge that read, Come Back Kazza, I love You. This extremely personal and emotional message was only meant for one person, but was displayed in public and I find that really interesting.”

Expect to be entertained and delighted, as ever Real Hackney Dave does not disappoint!

WORD ON THE STREET opens with a private view on October 1st 5pm, with the show running until October 11th. Due to the latest government restrictions surrounding Covid, we will be operating timed viewing slots. For guestlist or catalogue enquiries email: [email protected] us at 529 Kingsland Rd, London, E84AR


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