RYCA (Special Episode)

Talk Art special episode!! We meet awesome artist RYCA to explore his new collaboration with Stella Artois Unfiltered to reimagine an iconic pub sign as a nude artwork to raise awareness and support for pubs struggling with rising energy bills!!!

RYCA is one of 11 contemporary artists who’s original artworks will be sold at online auction, with all profits going to Hospitality Action.

'The Pub Renaissance', a new art collection curated by Stella Artois, features work from renowned artists including Reuben Dangoor and Heath Kane.

The campaign is in direct response to the threat facing pubs across the country. Amid the cost of living crisis, many are struggling to pay their bills as energy prices continue to skyrocket - latest data from charity, Hospitality Action, has revealed applications for financial support are up by almost a third (29 per cent) on the previous year.


The nude signs are available for online auction for a limited time only at The Auction Collective. All profits will be donated to Hospitality Action to assist pubs with rising energy bills and Stella Artois will match funds raised, up to £50,000.


Inspired by the recent launch of Stella Artois Unfiltered, the eleven-piece collection celebrates the beauty of living life 'au naturel' - just like the naturally unfiltered beer itself.

The cheeky series includes ‘The Cricketers’ reimagined by Reuben Dangoor to star a batsman with a strategically placed bat, a new view of 'Queen Victoria' by Samuel Rees-Price, and a brand-new portrait of HRH King Charles for 'The Kings Head' by Heath Kane. Spanning a variety of signs from across the UK, the full collection includes:


● Reuben Dangoor x The Cricketers

● Bernadette Timko x Duke of Wellington

● Emma Wesley x The Bricklayers Arms

● Becki Gill x Britannia

● Samuel Rees Price x Queen Victoria  

● Alice Tye x The Plough

● Mattia Guarnera x Horse & Jockey

● Natasha Klutch x George & Dragon

● RYCA x Robin Hood

● Enigma x The Cannon

● Heath Kane x King’s Head


The original works will be sold via The Auction Collective, with online auction closing on 5th April. 

So... Buy nude art. Help pubs.


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Ryan Callanan (a.k.a. RYCA, born 1981) draws on his disparate experiences in 3D design, commercial printing, and street art to make paintings, prints, hand-etched signs, and sculptures that riff on pop culture. Common themes include Star Wars, 1980s acid house culture, song lyrics, and art historical figures such as Johannes Vermeer and Andy Warhol. RYCA has exhibited extensively in London and has had shows in Brighton, New York, Miami, and Hong Kong.

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