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Chance to see work by Banksy and contemporaries at Swindon Gallery

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Works by street artists including Banksy, Invader, Kaws, Stik, Shepard Fairey, Eine, and Blek le Rat will be exhibited at Swindon gallery Oink later this month.

The month-long Street Art – a Collection of Work by the Pioneers exhibition, hosted in collaboration with KNWN ART, will be launched on July 22.

Banksy is the most high-profile street artist in the world. In March, Game Changer – a painting dedicated to Britain's National Health Service sold for £16 million, with all proceeds set to go toward the NHS and health charities.

Invader is a French urban artist who glues ceramic tile mosaics modelled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games to walls.

Kaws is an American artist and designer known for his figurative characters and motifs.

Hackney-based Stik is known for his simplistic stick-man figures – some of which can extend to six storeys high on the sides of London towerblocks.

Shepard Fairey is an American artist known for his murals of political figures. His blue and red image of Barack Obama with the word HOPE defined the presidential candidate's 2008 campaign.

Eine is known for his alphabet lettering, which first appeared on shop door shutters in London, but soon found their way to gallery walls.

The exhibition also features works by Blek le Rat, whose use of stencil art in the 1980s inspired Banksy.

Oink Gallery is at 95 Victoria Road, Swindon

Pictured: Jack and Jill by Banksy