Philip Diggle

12 Aug 2008 – 24 Aug 2008

Event times

The gallery is open 1am to 7pm Monday to Friday, noon to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Cost of entry


Hornsey Original Gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus: W7, 41, 91, W5
  • Train: Finsbury Park, Turnpike Lane, Highgate

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There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly…


Giant canvases, layers and layers of wet paint, and fumes drifting down the stairs — you are at a Philip Diggle exhibition! Whether at the Rockefeller Centre, New York or the Hacienda Club in Manchester Philip Diggle's canvases have decorated walls across the globe. His unique, erratic style responds to any environment, anywhere. His work is inspired by everything - Hampstead Heath, the latest book he has read, even a random thought. ‘The physicality of paint - oil on canvas - creates a surface language that resembles a high-voltage electrical circuit overloaded to the point were it fuses and explodes in spectacular constellations.' A must see exhibition from a must meet artist! Diggle's early work was a response to the politics of the late 70s and early 80s; as the punk movement was stirring across the globe Philip's career as an artist was emerging too. In Working Men's clubs across Manchester, fuelled by E.P. Thompson's ‘The Making of the English Working Class' Philip painted live on stage accompanied by his guitarist brother Steve. At the legendary Sex Pistols concert at Lesser Free Trade Hall the Diggles joined Howard Devoto's Buzzcocks - the movement was igniting. As the punk movement spread across the UK Philip followed; his art documenting the movement, the people and the era.

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