One Foot in the Grove


DEC – 16TH WED / 18TH FRI /19TH SAT / 20TH SUN

Full details >> HERE <<

Location: 3-6 Acklam Rd, London, W10 5YU MAP

A 15000 square foot open air exhibition of Street Art, giant Sculpture and Installations, fully licensed for 1250 people, underneath the West Way Road Bridge next to Portobello Road, Ladbroke Grove, London.

Following the success of their debut show ‘Behind the Shutters’ at the infamous Cordy House, the Mutate Britain team are pleased to announce One Foot in the Grove, an exhibition of painting and sculpture located in the heart of West London on the Portobello Road.

“For us this is a home coming, Ladbroke Grove means a lot to Joe and I, now we’re back home to put on a show that we hope will be remembered for its inspiring art, inclusive atmosphere and all round good times.” Garfield Hackett

Since artists such as Futura 2000 (then touring with The Clash) and Mode 2 first painted the huge walls supporting the iconic West Way in the early 80s, they have been cited as a birthplace of British graffiti/street art culture. Almost 30 years later Street Art is a global artistic movement, rich with talent, diverse aesthetic styles and momentum sustained by passion. Now over 50 of its old school pioneers, infamous names and future masters are back to build a show that celebrates the depth and heritage of the movement. Expect surprise announcements to add to the mix of works by Mode 2, Matt Small, Dr. D, Part2ism, Best Ever and too many more to mention here. (See full list here)

Freehand painting, stencils and paste ups from three to thirty feet high adorn the huge walls that provide an atmospheric setting for this event, made unique thanks to collaborators The Mutoid Waste Company. Giant Mutoid sculptures made from refuse on a military scale are carefully curated to build the Mutate Britain atmosphere. Helicopters, dinosaurs and prancing horses sculpted and engineered by Joe Rush, Alex Wreckage and Sam Haggerty punctuate the floor space alongside Giles Walker’s pole dancing robots, LRRY the fire breathing bull and a three dimensional holographic human face. One Foot in the Grove is a unique chance to see and interact with these mind blowing creations usually only ever witnessed at the world’s most iconic festivals. Burning Man in Arizona, The Fuji Rock Festival and Glastonbury’s Trash City are the some of The Mutoid Waste Company’s favourite playgrounds.

“Mixing our artwork into a big event where people have a good time makes it come alive, and that’s what we’re all about – making our work accessible by putting on a proper party.”Joe Rush

A huge Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition style wall presents framed stencils and originals available to buy whilst the photographic retrospective ‘Out of the shadow’ references the diverse cultural heritage of the local area with contributions from Henry Chalfant and Lawrence Watson amongst others. An extensive seating area offers visitors the perfect chance to relax and take in these amazing surroundings while enjoying our licensed bar, café and finger-licking food provided by none other than Andi Oliver and Neneh Cherry. One Foot in the Grove replaces the sterile gallery experience with a festival atmosphere that makes this event truly accessible for crowds of all kinds.


21 Responses to “One Foot in the Grove”

  1. hey just dropppin by to say hey.
    heard about this your project.

    check out for my work!

    peace out

  2. Could you be more specific about the dates of this event West London so I can plan to attend and also nowhere have you mentioned an exact address or post code, other than that it will be next to portobello Road and Ladbroke Grove, yet this could be anywhere around there.


  3. Looking forward to this event if it’s half as good as last year it’s going to be great.

  4. […] Street art, sculptures, music and food are lovingly prepared and carefully curated in a covered 12000 sq ft space to create a surprising, inclusive and engaging experience for crowds of all kinds to enjoy.” (Mutate Britain) […]

  5. ambavecta Says:

    looks ace,were there! 🙂

  6. Very much looking forward to this 🙂

  7. coming up to london at the end of the month, how long is it going on? hope I can make it.

  8. Brilliant , looking forward to getting there at some point before going to visit more mutoids in Italy

  9. That was excellent tonight (the opening night party thing), amazine stuff wherever we looked, and massive fun, good people everywhere, the spirit of old free festivals and some serious impressive art. Mutoid Waste creativity gets better and better and some of the graff, sculpture and such was very very (very) impressive… Go see it people, well well worth it. We’ll have a ful review, photos and such up on the Organ website at sometime tomorrow

  10. When does it open from and close?

  11. open for a little bit longer!

  12. Can’t wait to get there this weekend……..

  13. This looks absolutely amazing.. to bad i’m droppin into london 2 weeks after..

    Have fun over there

    Joax @

  14. […] Hopefully I can wibble enthusiastically about it upon my return.  In the meantime, have a nose at what you’re missing. […]

  15. […] the success of their debut show ‘Behind the Shutters’ at the infamous Cordy House, the Mutate Britain team are pleased to announce One Foot in the Grove, an exhibition of painting and sculpture located […]

  16. Cordy House is going to be levelled v.soon cause it is a 50’s building that’s crumbling right?
    I’m going to go, anyone else been recently?


    p.s nice video’s above and One Foot in the Grove… WoW

  17. […] Street Art Exhibition 12 12 2009 This interesting sounding event caught my eye, Its called ‘One foot in the Grove’ and features grafitti art as well as some crazy looking fire breathing sculptures which look like […]

  18. […] to Wendy and Nick we saw a bunch of stuff we would have otherwise missed, including the amazing Mutate Britain: One Foot in the Grove street art and sculpture […]

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