Today (Thursday, July 13th) the renowned street artist My Dog Sighs has taken on the role of guest editor for a special art-focused edition of the Big Issue.
There is also an exhibition opening today of the artist’s work at Jealous Gallery, with a limited-edition print created for the special collaboration, with proceeds going to the Big Issue.
The theme of the special edition magazine is ‘Reclaiming the Lost’, exploring lost and abandoned spaces and the individuals who bring them back to life. The edition also explores the topic of urban regeneration through the arts and creative industries, emphasising the importance of arts education and the detrimental effects of budget cuts.
In addition to My Dog Sighs, the special edition will celebrate other talented artists such as SNIK, Rust Bucket Workshop, Rone, and The Bearded Explorer.
The acclaimed artist, My Dog Sighs, said: “I’m very excited to announce that I have partnered up with the Big issue to guest edit a very special Art Edition of the magazine and to produce a very limited fine art print with Jealous Gallery as a fundraiser for the Big Issue.
“When the Big issue approached me to guest edit this special Art Edition, I instantly saw the parallels with my creative endeavours and their ethos of helping those struggling and lost to work themselves to a position where they can find themselves and their place/purpose.