Fresh, immersive illustrations from 'doodlebomber' Hattie Stewart are coming to London

Hattie Stewart

London-based illustrator and legendary doodle-bomber Hattie Stewart is to open an exhibition of new immersive works for NOW Gallery in London’s Greenwich Peninsula this month.

Hattie’s I Don’t Have Time For This exhibition is the gallery’s first collaboration with a young artist as part of its new programme, which aims to work with rising artists “who have an unusual approach and standout visual aesthetic”.

Commissioned by the gallery’s cultural curator Kaia Charles, the free exhibition from May 16 to June 25 will feature large scale floor-based artwork that invites participation with Hattie’s legendary doodle bomb illustrations, references to psychedelic art from the 60s and post-modern classics like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, offering the viewer a clean break from reality.

“Recline, look up and crossover to Stewart’s fictional universe,” NOW Gallery explains. Expect to see a range of characters, patterns and galaxies, encouraging you to imagine floating in space, lying in a field of flowers and even flying.

I Don’t Have Time For This marks the beginning of NOW Gallery’s Young Artist programme, which will help to create a new vision for the gallery space, and contribute to the on-going regeneration of Greenwich Peninsula.

After graduating from Kingston University in 2010, Hattie Stewart has added her playful doodle bomb style to the covers Vogue, Playboy and Interview, not to mention for artists such as Ariana Grande, Kylie Minogue and brands including Apple, MTV, Nike and Marc Jacobs. But she also creates her own illustration work across fashion, advertising and art.

We caught up with Hattie when she released her first book of pull-out artworks, Living with Hattie Stewart, which you can watch below, and she’s now launched her own doodlebomb sticker book.

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