Emerging from a desire to see more urban and contemporary art in Norwich, Moosey Art was born. A growing platform which aims to show and promote urban artists from all over the world, Moosey Art wants to get all eyes focused on Norwich.
It began humbly at St Margaret's Church of Art on St. Benedicts Street, Norwich where Moosey Art curated a tiny panel of work as part of a local art fair in June 2013. Sitting amongst acres of walls crammed full of oil paintings of sheep and the Norfolk Broads it soon became obvious that they were onto something a bit different. This little panel featured work by US artist Darby Krow and local boy Xime and from there things have exploded. Hosting two international street art exhibitions called 'Art In My Mouth' at Stew Gallery in the autumn of 2013 and 2014, they have showcased big players such as The London Police, Mr Penfold, Pure Evil and The Toasters alongside the cream of local talent in Norwich, and put the city onto the international street art map.
Not stopping at exhibitions, Moosey Art have teamed up with SHhhh on a project called 'Get Walls' and it is exactly what it says it is. They get big walls for artists to paint on. Last year they were responsible for art works popping up in various locations around the city, the highlights being The Toasters on Barrack Street, Henry Boon just off Magdalen Street and Millo and friends in The Birdcage. Their mission? They want everyone to paint on everything and soon enough there will be vibrant flashes of colour seen in the most surprising of places.
From 'Art In My Mouth 2', an amazing opportunity arose for Moosey Art to open their own gallery in a prime Norwich spot and, since the start of 2015, they have been working their bums off to make this happen. With some amazing shows planned for the years ahead and many projects in the pipeline, Moosey Art is worth keeping an eye on.
So far Moosey have exhibited works by:
The London Police, My Dog Sighs, Mr Penfold, Pure Evil, Millo, Toasters, Boxhead, Gnasher, All Type No Face, Arrex, Malarky, Bilos, Parlee ERZ, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, Steff Plaetz, Muretz, Jerkface, Hunto, Obit, David Shillinglaw, Benjamin Murphy, As One, Jason Eatherly, Joel Benjamin, Miss Wah, Koe-1, Zhion, Henry Boon, Tommy Human, Dave The Chimp, Nopen, Mass, Sam Harrons, Xime, Liam Clark, Guy Jarrett, One8t, Alice Lee, Max Syther, Mister Skribs, The Reel Dill, Anmar Mirza, Inter, Cote Escriva, Pang, Grem, Jamie Andrews, Darby Krow, Dean Khalil, Anthony Zinonos, Mr Millerchip, Alec Cumming, El Horno, Lucas Beaufort, Eloise Dorr, Ben Gore, Tommy Bold, Sam Avery.