We meet artist DD Regalo as he prepares to showcase at the Roys People Art Fair

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DD Regalo is a contemporary artist well used to abstract designs. He paints based on feeling, on the things around him, people, places and the emotions he feels. “There are no rules” he… Continue reading

We meet French artists Kan DMV and Samy Stop at the Connecting Lines show in London

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The London street art scene has had a bit of a French invasion with the eagerly anticipated Connecting Lines show from City of Talents coming to one of the area’s newest exhibition venues,… Continue reading

Spanish Street Art duo Pichiavo host ‘In Gods We Trust’ at the Unit Gallery in Soho

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Spanish duo Pichiavo, known for their combination of classical art and graffiti have created a series of works for their new show ‘In Gods we Trust’ at the Unit Gallery in London’ Soho.… Continue reading

Inspiring Art Exhibitions at the Edinburgh Art Festival ‘17

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Since 2004, Edinburgh Art Festival has brought established and emerging artists’ work together to create an extraordinary celebration of the wonderful world of art. The festival is the biggest of it’s kind in… Continue reading

Bristol’s artists of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival

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Upfest is the biggest street art festival in Europe and as such attracts artists from all of the country and the world. Applications are taken months in advance and to paint at the… Continue reading

We meet Caro Pepe the street artist from Argentina as she paints at Upfest

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It’s Upfest, it’s crowded, it’s noisy and it’s here where we’ve arranged to meet Caro Pepe the street artist from Argentina who now lives in Berlin but who has come over to the… Continue reading

The Top 20 Artworks from the Upfest Street Art Festival in Bristol

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Upfest is undoubtedly the premier street art festival in Europe. Transforming whole sections of its home city Bristol with pieces from some of the best street artists and graffiti writers from around the… Continue reading

The graffiti of the Trellick Tower in West London

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It’s been a while since we popped over to the legal graffiti spot of the Trellick Tower near Westbourne Park. It’s a popular area where the graffiti changes frequently and which provides a safe… Continue reading

Giant mural from Ben Eine in Shoreditch pays tribute to the survivors and victims of the Grenfell Tower

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“You saw it in the tears of those who survived”. The words from poet Ben Okri have been painted high onto a giant wall by local street artists Ben Eine in a tribute… Continue reading

We meet Roy’s People as he talks about his upcoming art fair

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It’s the Whitecross Street Party and the area is buzzing, Roy is sat in the window of the Curious Duke Gallery with a slab full of miniature figures cutting them up and re-assembling… Continue reading

Whitecross Street Party returns for 2017 with street art, live music and performance art

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The Whitecross street party returned for 2017 and once again contained a mixture of street art, music and performance art which gives this family friendly festival a unique vibe. We’ve covered the event… Continue reading

Open Walls Festival brings Street Art to Blackburn

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It’s the first time I’ve been to Blackburn, the proud Lancastrian town with a glorious heritage in weaving and textiles. By the time I leave though I feel that I know the area… Continue reading

Nomad Clan paint the UK’s largest mural in Leeds

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It’s 47 metres high and towers above the city. Painted on a tower block overlooking the train station, Athena Rising, the new mural from Nomad Clan is their largest and most ambitious to… Continue reading

Meeting of Styles 2017 returns to the Nomadic Community Gardens in Shoreditch

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The first big street art festival of the year, the Meeting of Styles, took place over the first weekend of July in a location which has become well known to the event, the… Continue reading

Lora Zombie returns to London to paint ‘I am Groot’ and cute pink kittens on Brick Lane

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Lora Zombie has returned to London and once again placed a few murals on Brick Lane. She’s been here before of course and on her most recent visits painted a number of murals… Continue reading

Re:imagined a show from ‘What I see when I look at’ raises money for Parkinsons at the Store Street Gallery

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It’s a packed evening in central London for the second outing of graphic designer Robert John’s re:imagined show, part of the wider artistic project ‘what I see when I look at‘. That project… Continue reading

Meet ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as she launches her first solo show in Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane

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We first got to know Sara from ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as a fellow blogging kindred spirit given that she has for sometime written the cool lifestyle blog Hello the Mushroom. Now the mushroom herself… Continue reading

Graffiti tributes to the Grenfell Tower appear in West London

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Graffiti tributes commemorating the victims of the Grenfell Tower have been appearing in West London most notably under the westway underpass close to where the tragic fire took place. It’s not an uncommon… Continue reading

Street art mural takes centre stage at the London Food Month Night Market

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There’s not many more satisfying ways to spend a lazy Friday evening than pottering around Kensington Gardens, basking in some rare summers sun and hunting out street art. Throw in some food and… Continue reading

The Street Art of Chrisp Street in Poplar

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The concrete pedestrianised area of Chrisp Street and it’s market are not generally found at the top of any must see street art visitors list but, look closer, and there are some gems… Continue reading

Barcelona the creative city with a graffiti soul and a street art heart

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It’s typical that when you return from a place it’s only then that you realise just how much of the place you didn’t see and how much you missed. Never mind that you… Continue reading

Brockley street art festival brings urban art back to South London

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The third Brockley street art festival has seen street artists return to paint the walls of the South London borough. Taking place over a week the festival ties in with the popular arts… Continue reading

ATM talks about his giant bird mural on Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow

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ATM has become well known for his giant classic paintings of birds. They’ve popped up all over London and indeed in spots around the rest of the country for the past few years… Continue reading

Meet Robert Burt the founder of Base Elements gallery in Barcelona

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It’s like an Aladdin’s cave of artistic goodies. We have just entered the ‘sotano’ or the basement of the Base Elements urban art gallery in Barcelona’s gothic quarter despite protestations that it’s a… Continue reading

Where to see street art and graffiti in the Poblenou area of Barcelona

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For the next of our ebookers ‘My Barcelona‘ series on street art and graffiti in Barcelona and following on from our ‘Top street artists to see in Barcelona‘ post we focus this time… Continue reading

The Top 20 street artists to see in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the best places in Spain to see street art.  It’s a city with a vibrant artistic culture and everywhere you go, art jumps out at you and from a… Continue reading

Ten of the Best Galleries to see street and urban art in London

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There are some great galleries in London and we enjoy going to as many as we can in order to see some of the best art around.  In particular those galleries that showcase… Continue reading

Meet Ema Marinova the founder and curator of London’s 1963 Gallery as she launches her one year anniversary show

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We have gatecrashed the Citizen M!  Originally planning on using the Shoreditch based hotel’s mezzanine level as the location for our interview, we have inadvertently stumbled upon an art show in progress.  It’s… Continue reading

Lora Zombie visits Camden in London and leaves three beautiful street art murals

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Russian street artist Lora Zombie has paid another visit to London this time spending her time in Camden where she has left three pieces.  It’s a city she must enjoy visiting as it… Continue reading

Graffiti and street art legends of Shoreditch and London’s East End Mob

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London’s East End is well known as the hub of the graffiti and street art scene of the city. Areas like Shoreditch and Brick Lane have long  hosted iconic works from mysterious artists… Continue reading

Tribute to Ingrid Beazley the street art pioneer who founded the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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It’s an odd thing to say in 2017 that there should still be street art pioneers but in Ingrid Beazley, who died last week, we really did have a leading light. She took… Continue reading

The street art murals of Wood Street in Walthamstow

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Walthamstow is always a place we like going to.  It’s got a vibrant young feel to it and creative types seem to be flocking up the Victoria line at the moment desperate to… Continue reading

Wasp Elder hosts his first solo show ‘Victims of Circumstance’ in London with the 1963 Gallery

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Berlin based British artist Wasp Elder returned to London to showcase his work with the 1963 Gallery at the 5th Base exhibition space just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s east… Continue reading

The Nomadic Community Garden in London and where to find it

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It’s been a year since we last featured the ever evolving feast that is the Nomadic community gardens which as its name suggests is a community project which can be found nestling behind Brick… Continue reading

Environmental street art fills the arches of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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The glorious meadows of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park seem an unlikely spot for street art to take hold but that’s exactly what’s happened over the past year. Initially started last year, the… Continue reading

Meet Lolie Darko the French street artist bringing her sad party to London for her first solo show

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Lolie Darko’s sad faced children have been appearing around London for a while now.  Often accompanied with captions, the works stop people in their tracks as they try and make sense of the… Continue reading

Argiris Ser paints giant mural on the Village Underground wall in London for the Education is Not a Crime campaign

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Greek street artist Argiris Ser is back in London to paint the iconic Village Underground wall just a couple of weeks after he was last in the city showcasing at the BSMT Space’s… Continue reading

ROA’s iconic Shoreditch hedgehog gets an update from Jim Vision

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It’s one of the most iconic pieces of street art in Shoreditch and it’s prime location on Chance Street just by the crossing to Shoreditch High Street means that it is right in… Continue reading

Meet Alo the Italian street painter whose abstract portraits have taken over the Saatchi and the streets

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If it was a bit of a suprise back in 2014 when the Saatchi Gallery decided to award the softly spoken Italian artist Alo his first solo show, it certainly shouldn’t be now.… Continue reading

Carrie Reichardt’s West London house is covered from head to foot in mosaic by artists from around the World

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I’m sitting on the 3rd story of a scaffold hugging a house in the leafy suburbs of West London.  Around me mosaic artists from around the World are busy at work cutting and… Continue reading

Meet JDK the sculptor turned street artist making her mark in London

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We are surrounded by mothers and babies!  The Chesterfield coffee shop on the corner of the Grove and Roman roads has a playpen at the back, wifi and filter coffee. It seems the… Continue reading

Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo brings his Spaces of Hope to London

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The latest immersive show from the Howard Griffin Gallery has brought Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo back to the UK for their most immersive exhibition yet. Set within Ambika P3, a giant 14000 ft… Continue reading

The Street Art of the Ferdinand Estate in Chalk Town

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A short walk from the Chalk Farm tube station in Camden is the Ferdinand Estate, to be fair an unlikely candidate to be a hub for street art, but a place where nonetheless… Continue reading

Where to find street art and graffiti in Brighton

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Brighton is one of the biggest centres for street art and graffiti in the UK and indeed on any trip to the south coast city you cannot fail to see streets and buildings… Continue reading

A Journey around the Queer City of Soho, its clubs and its culture

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London’s Soho is the heart of the city’s LGBTQ+ scene and it’s a scene which has it’s roots back to the clubs and secretive spaces of the area where at the turn of… Continue reading

The Graffiti streets of Fish Island

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Ah Fish Island, a place we know well.  That old industrial area, now being slowly discovered by people looking for the next big thing when it comes to the search for soon to… Continue reading

Greek street artists visit London and put on a show in Dalston

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Some of the Greece’s finest street artists got an outing in Dalston as part of the latest group show to be hosted by the popular BSMT Space gallery. Featuring favourites of this blog,… Continue reading

Street Art Sculptures on show at the Unit 5 Gallery

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A showcase of street art sculpture at the Unit 5 Gallery on Hackney Road brought together some of the World’s best street artists who have showcased their works in 3D. Now we like… Continue reading

Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard

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The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X.  Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year… Continue reading

Giant mural from Italian artist Vera Bugatti appears on Old Street

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A girl with green hair stares out at passers by on the crossroads junction between Old Street and Goswell Road.  In her arms she holds a chicken and on her head she wears… Continue reading