Moniker Art Fair at the Truman Brewery in East London

Next week sees the return of Moniker Art Fair which has undergone an exciting evolution since last year s edition , tripling in size as it returns to The Old Truman Brewery for its eighth edition from 5th – 8th October 2017.

While Moniker has previously venue-shared with The Other Art Fair,  they will move to a newly renovated floor of the Old Truman Brewery which will see 30,000 square feet of space dedicated exclusively to Moniker Art fair allowing it to become one of the world’s largest urban art fairs.

Fair Director of Moniker Art Fair, Tina Ziegler, comments, "Moniker was started in 2010 to welcome the urban and street art community, which traditional fairs weren't catering for at the time. Eight years on, we still see the urban art market growing at an incredible rate, and Moniker has a responsibility to reflect that growth while staying authentic to the roots of our genre." 

Moniker’s eighth edition of the fair is titled ‘Transient Tales’ and it will once again push the boundaries of conventional exhibitions, dedicating more than 9,000-square-foot of space to immersive art installations. The larger space will also see Moniker Art Fair 2017 play host to 40 gallery stands, welcoming contemporary and urban art galleries from across the world.

Moniker Art Fair 2017 at the Truman Brewery in East London

Moniker Art Fair Galleries

The galleries from across the globe who be showing works at the Fair include:

Rise Gallery, UK / Lawrence Alkin Gallery, UK / Jealous Gallery and Print Studio, UK / Public House of Art, Holland / Avenue Des Arts, Hong Kong & USA / Bleach Box Gallery, UK / Galerie Itinerrance, France / Tag Fine Arts, UK / Graffik Gallery, UK / Jewel Goodby Contemporary: Young Galleries Programme, UK / Reload Gallery, UK Stick Together Gallery, Holland / Cox Gallery, France / Curious Duke Gallery, UK / Thinkspace Gallery, USA / Station 16 Gallery, Canada / Worldart Gallery, South Africa / Well Hung Gallery, UK Imitate Modern Gallery, UK / StolenSpace Gallery, UK /

Part of Irish Street Artist Maser's Installation at the Moniker Art Fair in London

Part of Irish street artist Maser's large scale installation for the 2016 edition of the Moniker Art Fair.



Moniker Art Fair Highlights include

Make your Mark, a talk on Street & Public Art by author Tristan Manco. Manco will be signing his books including Make Your Mark and Street Sketchbook throughout the fair.

An exclusive talk and short film presentation from Berlin based artist Vermibus

The Grifters, an afternoon with graffiti artist Good Guy Boris

Riding the Rails, talk & Q&A with award-winning artist Bill Daniel

The first UK solo exhibitions from internationally renowned artists Audrey Kawasaki and Brian Viveros.

Daily print releases are planned from over 20 exhibitors, available only during the fair, expect new print editions from Gary Stranger, Carne Griffiths, Eelus (Previously on Hookedblog), Mark Powell, Audrey Kawasaki, Labrona, Lawrence Vallieres, and Stikki Peaches.

Visit the Moniker Art Fair website for the full extensive four-day fair program.

Moniker’s murals program

From the start of October, Moniker will once again welcome a number of international artists to paint local murals within the surrounding area of The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane over the duration of the art fair.

London artist Ben Slow will return this year to Moniker Art Fair and will be one of four artist painting murals as part of the program.  Ben Slow will be painting a mural on Heneage Street, off Brick Lane. Other artists who will be creating works on the streets include: What Is Adam (Hanbury Street), Telmo Miel (Hanbury Street), and DULK (176 Brick Lane, Alley Way).

Moniker Art Fair 2017 Details

Fair Opening Hours:

Thursday, 5th Private Opening Reception 4pm-9:30pm
Friday, 12pm-5pm; Public Opening Reception 5pm-9pm
Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 11am - 6pm

Tickets are available in advance from

Fair Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, 85 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL

How to get there:
The nearest tube stations are Liverpool Street station and Shoreditch Overground station. The Old Truman Brewery has three public car parks which are situated outside the Congestion Charge zone - Elys Yard Car Park, Brick Lane Car Park and Grey Eagle St. Car Park.

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