About - Olly Studio
OLLYSTUDIO IS LONDON BASED ART MEETS IDEAS AGENCY BASED ON A STRONG CURATORIAL HISTORY WHERE ART IS THE FOCUS WE COLLABORATE WITH ARTISTS, GALLERIES AND GLOBAL BRANDS TO REALISE UNIQUE EXPERIENCES.
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Olly Walker’s involvement in the street art scene spans back to 2000, while based at the legendary Artomatic. Later, upstairs from POW, he started designing artists’ monographs for Outsiders Gallery and Lazarides Gallery. He has worked directly with some of the biggest and most recognizable stars of the movement. He is the founding director of OllyStudio, a London-based art meets ideas agency based on a strong curatorial history where art is the focus, which collaborates with artists, galleries and global brands to realise unique experiences.

Olly is the author of three books on street art – The Street Art Stencil Book, Stencil Republic and It’s A Stick Up and has cultivated a reputation for curating strong shows and artistic collaborations for a range of clients, whether on artists’ projects or brand platforms. He has been responsible for the curation of high profile gallery shows in London and Berlin and has curated at Saatchi Gallery, Urban Nation in Berlin, Future City and The Gallery at Foyles, as well as hosting many independent shows in London’s East End and working on a variety of

collaborations including brands and charities such as Help Refugees, Unilever, Mulberry, Levi’s Vintage Clothing, Converse, Orange, and with artists including JR, Vhils, Nick Walker, Miss Van, Jeff Aerosol, Paul Insect, Ben Turnbull, Mode 2, Todd James, Lucy McLauchlan and the late, great Alexander McQueen. He is also the founder of the Made Corrections street art-based rehabilitation program working with young offenders in Lithuania.

Olly is a frequently invited expert speaker on street art and urban creativity at galleries, museums, universities and in the media, with hosts including Art on the Streets at the ICA London; Urban Creativity in Lisbon, Talent for Europe (with Germaine Greer and Tim Harford); the Ideas College (with David Holloway OBE); Graffolution at UAL Central Saint Martins and Widewalls. His video direction has been recognised by MOCA LA with his work selected for the influential international street art and graffiti exhibition, Art in the Streets.

COLLABORATIONS

Unilever
Help Refugees
Saatchi Gallery
Alexander McQueen
Urban Nation (Berlin)
Futurecity
Save The Children

Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Mulberry
Made Corrections
Art on the Streets
The Subculture Archives
Box Park
Keep A Breast Foundation
Converse

Cat Footwear
L’Oréal Professionnel
Orange Mobile
Pro-Keds
Virgin Mobile
Levi’s Blank Canvas
Universal Music Publishing

WHAT WE DO

CULTURAL PURPOSE STRATEGIES
Creating cultural purpose strategies for brands and projects that set out to inspire and engage communities and neighbourhoods. Cities that engage with art and culture thrive.

PARTNERSHIPS
We nurture creative partnerships that encourage creativity between organisations and brands alike.

WORKING WITH ARTISTS
Ollystudio has worked with some of the greatest artists within the Street and Urban art scenes realising some of the most inspiring art projects within major cities, while engaging and respecting local communities.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
We deliver integrated community and stakeholder communication into all client projects. This delivers ambitious credible projects that have a broad base of support and engagement.

DELIVERY
Bringing projects to life and then delivering them is a major part of what we do. Working with all parties within any project ensures a cohesive and coordinated experience, and strong reliable outcomes.

CONTACT