Andy Warhol

Why I’m backing Croydon’s bid to be London’s first Borough of Culture

Posted on December 6th, by Martin Leay in Culture. No Comments

All the low-down on the borough’s bid, supported by the Citizen as a proud local media partner

David Bowie famously used the word ‘Croydon’ as an insult. “God, it’s so f**king Croydon”, he would say.

Well, Bowie was no stranger to cultural re-invention and if he were still alive today, it wouldn’t take much to convince him that Croydon is ch-ch-ch-ch-changing. In fact, as … Read More »

Warhol Month event review: Drips, Beats and Pop – Warhol in the context of his time, by Joanna Straczowski

Posted on October 10th, by Paul M Ford in Culture. 1 Comment

A beautiful Cinders? A blood-sucking Dracula? Who was the real Andy Warhol?

The sickly second son of Slovakian immigrants; an artist whose first commission was drawing shoes for a fashion magazine; a self-styled virgin, claiming to have never had sex and yet treated at least once for a sexually transmitted disease: Andrew Warhola was many things in his time. As Andy Warhol, he achieved a level of … Read More »

Warhol Month event review: Warhol After Dark, the guided walk

Posted on September 26th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 3 comments

An art adventure by night on the streets of Croydon town centre

Another day, another remarkable Andy Warhol-themed event as part of Croydon’s superb Warhol Month. The festival, which marks thirty years since the death of the artist, has been running throughout September and has included talks, exhibits, workshops and film screenings. It’s the brainchild of Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison, founder of RISE Gallery in St George’s Walk, who … Read More »

Warhol Month event review: the guided art walk

Posted on September 13th, by Bernadette Fallon in Culture. No Comments

A walk on the wild artistic side in Croydon Town Centre

September is Warhol Month in Croydon. It marks the thirtieth anniversary of the death of artist Andy Warhol with a whole series of events that includes lectures, film screenings, workshops, Warhol-inspired walking tours and cocktails – yes, cocktails – to celebrate the big man’s work. One hundred and fourteen events in total.

And – get this. … Read More »

Art, inclusivity and the awesomeness of Croydon: the Citizen meets the man behind Warhol Month

Posted on September 7th, by Tom Black in Culture. 1 Comment

Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison explains why he’s filled the streets with Warhol-influenced art

I’d like to interview more people next to a bomb. Not because of the implied time pressure – this bomb, mercifully is deactivated and covered in paint – but because, well, it’s a bit of a story to tell, isn’t it?

RISE Gallery is full of things that could form the basis of a gripping … Read More »

A beginner’s guide to Croydon’s street art

Posted on December 15th, by Maddy Duxbury in Culture. No Comments

A newcomer to the street art of Croydon gets up-to-speed with the help of Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison

Recently hailed as ‘the new capital of street art’ by the Evening Standard, it seems that word of the flourishing arts scene that Croydon locals are so familiar with is spreading.

My current knowledge of street art (worryingly) comes largely from my Telegraph-reading mother (the life and works of Mr … Read More »