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Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday at this free Disney exhibition

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Disney fans, this Mickey Mouse themed exhibition is showing off some of the UK’s best new artists, and it’s free!

Grown-up Disney fans are going to love this new exhibition, which sees some of the UK’s rising artists take on Mickey Mouse as inspiration. 

In celebration of Disney’s original mascot turning 90, the Rivington Street gallery in East London will be hosting a free exhibition from the 16 to 18 November, showcasing works by upcoming and notorious artists, including Jimmy C (famously known for his Davie Bowie work in Brixton), Jazz Stan (who fuses traditional fine art techniques and modern street art), and Alexandra Krusberg (whose been praised for her delicate linework), as well as many others.

Each artist has looked at a different era of Mickey Mouse and used those time periods as inspiration to interpret this animated icon in a new way. 

Artist Ashton Attzs’s take on the Mickey Mouse brief 

The artworks range in mediums but all play tribute to Mickey, exploring areas like the evolution of Mickey Mouse, the magic of Disneyland and the power of children in keeping Mickey popular. So it sounds like it’ll be a treat for the eyes as well as thought provoking.      

Light artist extraordinaire Michael Bosanko says “It’s incredible to see these brilliantly talented young artists work with such an iconic character. 

“Some of the artists are as young as 20 and have come from different walks of life, each creating totally unique and inspiring pieces, and I’m immensely proud of what we’ve created collectively. It’s an honour to showcase my work alongside them and be a part of the True Original’s 90th celebration.”

Thanks to Mickey’s cult status it’s predicted that the exhibition will get super busy, so even though tickets are free you’ll need to book yourself a time slot here.

So it turns out you don’t need to leave your love for Disney in your childhood, after all. 

Images: Courtesy of the gallery 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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