Meet Cult Street Artist Stik at The Bigger Picture Film Club’s September screening

Have you seen this street art around East Dulwich and in Dulwich Park?
Have you wondered who painted these walls and why?

Adam and Eve in Townley Road

An Unknown Couple in Hansler Road

The Guardian Angel in Blackwater Court



Murillo’s Three Boys in Dulwich Park






On Thursday 20 Sept The Bigger Picture Film Club is launching a short film by local film maker Ed Saunders, Shoot and Edit, BRIDGING THE GAP: DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY AND STREET ART. It follows the street artist Stik as he creates his Dulwich murals and explains his love of classical art and desire to recreate it for today.


Stik will also be introducing the main film, Basquiat set in 1980’s New York and portraying the meteoric rise of the black graffiti artist Basquiat, befriended by Andy Warhol, and who self-destructed at the age of 27.

The film, directed by Basquiat’s old friend and rival Julian Schnabel, is an insider’s view of his life with a soundtrack from Basquiat’s record collection (Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, Charlie Parker) and a cult clique of a cast (Bowie as Warhol, Hopper as the Swiss dealer Bruno Bischofberger).
It tells us about the artist, the impulses behind his art and what drove him to his death.
Wright is supremely self-possessed in the title role, and Schnabel allows him to sail through life oblivious to anything save his talent. But Christopher Walken, an intrusive journalist, asks Basquiat all the right questions, about colour, celebrity, and the true value of art. They don’t speak the same language, but even if we only get half-answers, it’s fascinating to see Basquiat’s unease when he’s really being pressed.
Cameo appearances by Tatum O’Neal and Courtney Love add spice to this interesting film.

  • Introduced by street artist Stik – 7 of his works can be seen in Dulwich
  • Short film – Bridging the Gap: Dulwich Picture Gallery and Street Art by Shoot and Edit
  • Free raffle prize: pack of 7 signed Stik postcards
  • Film notes

7pm- bar/themed snacks 7.30 short film
7.50 introduction 8pm film

Tickets £7 online from WeGotTickets
Or in person from:
Push Studios, 7-19 Blackwater Street SE22
Rye Books, 45 Upland Road SE22
Locale Restaurant, 58-60 East Dulwich Road SE22
East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane SE22

Thursday 20 September

Upstairs at the East Dulwich Tavern,
1 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22

For more details and future films visit The Bigger Picture Website


This event is part of the national film festival Scala Beyond

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About Ingrid

Co-Editor and ex-Chair of the Friends Committee. I’m a teacher. I’ve worked in the education department of Dulwich Picture Gallery for 14 years, guiding, lecturing and teaching anyone from 7 years old to degree level. I have run a number of education projects (in a remand home, a prison, a local primary school) and am now the e-learning project developer. I commission articles rather than write them and am mainly in charge of the Gallery related articles.
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