Street artist Mau Mau presents election day pop-up show

Mau Mau is evenhanded with his satirical look at polictics in his new London pop up exhibition

Mau Mau is evenhanded with his satirical look at polictics in his new London pop up exhibition - Credit: Archant

Bideford artist offers his own take on election shenanigans with a three day exhibition...

Scenes from the Mau Mau exhibition in London

Scenes from the Mau Mau exhibition in London - Credit: Archant

A Bideford street artist is going to the polls with his own take on the political menagerie with a three day pop up show.

Power to the Sheeple opens at London’s Westbank Gallery tomorrow (Thursday) as the nation heads for the ballot boxes.

The exhibition takes a satirical sideways Animal Farm-themed swipe at the baying of MPs and party leaders, the bleating of party slogans and the shepherding of voter loyalties.

As ever, political commentary comes with a healthy sense of humour, with the gallery playing host to a cast of Mau characters on canvas and in installation - from ballot box battery hens and sheep as they haven’t been seen before to porcine forces of order and Mau fox deviancy.

Scenes from the Mau Mau exhibition in London

Scenes from the Mau Mau exhibition in London - Credit: Archant


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Mau Mau is an artist who continues to walk the line between the street and the gallery. His prints for Souled out Studios, sell out within minutes, as do his exhibitions; in London and Tokyo shows, his artworks have been snapped up by collectors.

Added to these canvases are Thai army checkpoints, London street spots and a 30 foot tall fox on a Devon barn, while in North Devon his work features outside the Co-operative at Sticklepath and he hit the headlines when a mural on a Bideford wall appeared to oppose McDonald’s plans for the town.

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