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Current Exhibition: There Once Was a Man in a Palace…
Mon 8 Jan - Thu 29 FebFREE
Exhibition opening hours: Tuesdays 10am – 2pm & all events
There Once Was a Man in a Palace…
Angry Dan is a Walthamstow-based poet and a painter. He writes limericks, illustrates them in bright colours, and paints them on canvas and on walls. Before becoming a full-time artist, Dan worked behind the bar here at Chats Palace – and you’ll recognise his work in the large limerick mural above the bar and on our unique limerick tabletops. We are delighted to now host a full exhibition of his prints, each framing a limerick about every aspect of modern life and culture, painted as a colourful image.
You can find Angry Dan murals in towns and cities across the UK and overseas. In 2021 Dan was invited to create a new artwork as part of the Reykjavik Fringe. Focusing on offering a positive message on personal transformation, ‘If Change is all You Require’ was painted on a white wall in the heart of Reykjavik, opposite Hallgrimskirkja Church. It remains there to this day, a permanent feature in the city’s vibrant cultural life and an image of hope that has been photographed and shared via Instagram and Twitter across the world. Sadly, invitations to Gothenburg, Stockholm and Trondheim Fringe Festivals could not be fulfilled due to 2021 Covid restrictions and travel bans.
Angry Dan has just returned from painting a new mural at Salt Music & Arts Centre in Oslo harbour. Part of the Osla Fringe 2023, his mountain artwork is an eye-catching counterpoint to the modern steel and glass of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet House directly opposite.