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Keeping things cool in both senses of the word is a new exhibition combining two rather different art forms: fan-making and street art.

A colourful collaboration between The Fan Museum and Paris-based street artist Codex Urbanus, Street Fans sees internationally recognised artists such as Jonesy, Zokatos and Levalet team up with expert fan-maker Sylvain Le Guen to create unique hand-held fans.

Bringing the endangered practice of fan-making into conversation with the globally popular street art phenomenon, this unusual show demonstrates the Greenwich museum’s commitment to promoting its specialism in imaginative, stimulating ways – and was supported by an Art Happens crowdfunding campaign.

On show are some 50 original folding fans displaying a huge range of design techniques, incorporating everything from precise geometric compositions to typographic scribblings reminiscent of ancient hieroglyphics.

The exhibition goes beyond the Fan Museum, too, with a programme of related events including a 'paint jam' and a fan-making workshop at Greenwich Market.

The Fan Museum

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich, London, SE10 8ER

020 8305 1441


Opening times

Wednesday to Saturday, 11.00 to 17.00hrs. Closed from 24 December 2021 to 16 February 2022

Closed January, Good Friday, Yom Kippur, 24th, 25th & 26th Dec

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