30 Hidden Secrets of Carrie Reichardt’s extraordinary mosaic house in Chiswick

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Carrie Reichardt’s mosaic house, nestled on a suburban road in Chiswick, is quite a sight! Colourful, detailed and impactful it is so remarkably different to what might be seen around the rest of… Continue reading

Banksy mural in Dover shows workman chipping away at the EU flag

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Okay so we might be slightly late to the party on this one. However we finally made it down to Dover to see one of the biggest pieces painted in the UK by… Continue reading

Five Mysterious and Secret Spots to Discover in London

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London is full of secret spots which, although often in plain sight, can reveal a whole load of mystery and history associated with them. For this post we invited Crystal Roman, a guest… Continue reading

The Nomad Clan paint huge mural showing the fishing heritage of Hull inside the Craven Park Stadium

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Although the Banksy which appeared in Hull recently has been the one making the headlines. An altogether grander piece of street art has gradually been evolving inside the stadium of Hull Kingston Rovers,… Continue reading

Draw the Raised Bridge, a Banksy appears on the Scott Street Bridge in Hull

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On the floor of a permanently raised drawbridge in Hull, a new Banksy has appeared! Now covered with the obligatory perspex it depicts a young boy wearing a colander for a hat and… Continue reading

Cosmo Sarson talks about his art and his latest mural the Angel of Brighton

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It’s been a while since we were last in Brighton. That was on a trip which ended up being a bit of an epic discovery tour of the cities dynamic street art scene.… Continue reading

The Lumiere Festival transforms the legal graffiti spot of the Leake Street Tunnel

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The Lumiere Festival has returned to London following an initial hugely successful outing in 2016. This time though it’s expanded and gone into a variety of new locations around the city including the… Continue reading

Lost Coast a photographic essay from Carson Lancaster explores the raw Californian coastline

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A photographic essay exploring the most undeveloped and remote part of the Californian coastline is the focus of one of the latest exhibitions at the print space in London. The show from Carson… Continue reading

HNRX the Austrian artist painting everyday objects on walls around the world

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It’s a bad line and HNRX is trying to get a signal! He is sitting in his lodgings in Valencia where he’s just painted a towering mural. It’s taken him all of a… Continue reading

Giants exhibition from JR opens at the Lazinc Gallery in London

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French artist JR known for his giant photographic installations has launched Giants his latest exhibition at the newly opened Lazinc Gallery in Mayfair. The show focuses on JR’s work at the 2016 Rio… Continue reading

Paint Jam in Penge sets off the 2018 street art year in London

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As has become now a bit of a tradition, our pals at London Calling once again organised a street art paint jam to celebrate not only the new year but also the anniversary… Continue reading

Frankie Strand the street artist adding some bright colour to the walls of London

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Walk around the canals and streets of East London and the chances are you’ll come across work from Frankie Strand. Her reptiles and flamingos in particular seem to be favourites, popping up in… Continue reading

The Inspiring City Street Art Review of 2017

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As ever it’s been a busy year here on the blog and we’ve expanded our horizons a bit. From focusing mainly on the street art scene of London for the past few years… Continue reading

Anna Laurini the fine artist whose abstract faces can be found all around the streets of London

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You can’t fail to notice Anna Laurini’s abstract faces. Peering out of doorways, on the sides of lampposts and on the hoardings of building sites her work is instantly recognisable. She doesn’t describe… Continue reading

Giant mural by the Nomad Clan and Tankpetrol pays tribute to the mill workers of Leeds

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It’s a mural we’ve seen many times from the train on the way from London to Leeds but this Christmas we finally got to see the giant mural called ‘True North’ upclose. Nestled… Continue reading

The best spots to see poster and paste up art on Brick Lane in London

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Brick Lane is a favourite spot of ours. Go there at any time of the year and you’ll always find something different. The art always evolves and a large part of that evolution… Continue reading

Famous London locations of the writers and artists of the Bloomsbury Group

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The writers and artists who collectively called themselves the Bloomsbury Group have become synonymous with that particular area of London. These days you can’t think about Bloomsbury without paying reference to the group,… Continue reading

We meet AK the artist from New Zealand having her first solo exhibition in London

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“I can draw fish, lots of different kinds of fish” laughs AK my latest interviewee prior to explaining that fish were the first thing she ever really learnt to draw, egged on by… Continue reading

Street artists combine to create art exploring the Paradox of Social Media

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Street art and social media is intrinsically linked these days. In fact, any type of art! It doesn’t really matter, if you’re an artist and you’re not on social media then you’re probably… Continue reading

Tribute Mural appears on the Kingsland Road as the Hive in Dalston closes its doors

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A mural on the Kingsland Road in Haggerston has appeared as a final hurrah for the Hive Dalston which closed it’s doors on 19 November 2017 after two and a half years. It… Continue reading

Street Artists take over abandoned office block in Soho

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For the second time this year our friends at London Calling took over an abandoned office block in the centre of Soho and opened up its walls to artists to do with what… Continue reading

Interview with David Walker as he brings his art to the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London

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“I’ve always been fascinated by painting people” explains David Walker as we talk in the basement of Soho’s Lawrence Alkin Gallery. It perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise, he is an artist known for… Continue reading

Interview with Alexander Chappell as he talks about his debut show at the Stolen Space Gallery

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“I don’t think I actually deserve to be here” says my latest interviewee, Alexander Chappell, as he looks around the brick walls of London’s Stolen Space gallery. His work is hanging all around,… Continue reading

Mali Mowcka and the Mushroom put on a show in Hackney Wick

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It’s always good when artists collaborate and even better when those artists are good friends of ours here on the blog. Nestled on the lea navigation, the number 90 bar is the location… Continue reading

Free Walking Tour around Bloomsbury and Holborn in London

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It’s been a while since we put together a walking tour but the area around Holborn and Bloomsbury is an area we’ve got to know pretty well over the past year or so.… Continue reading

Interview with Irish street artist Eoin O’Connor

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Originally from Dublin but now based out of the west coast of Ireland, Eoin O Connor is an artist whose work we have admired since first coming across his art the best part… Continue reading

Strictly Cardboard only as artists put on a show in Soho

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The second Soho Takeover from London based artist Artista saw a old office block in the centre of the city transformed into a temporary art space with works made out of cardboard. The… Continue reading

Celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow

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A show at the Nunnery Gallery in Bow has been celebrating the work of the East London Group of artists with a show called ‘The Working Artist: The East London Group’ and a… Continue reading

Banksy’s Snorting Copper is rediscovered and put on display in Shoreditch

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One of Banksy’s most famous paintings, an image of a policeman on his hands and knees snorting the road markings as if they are a line of cocaine has been re-discovered. Known as… Continue reading

Key Moments in the Political History of the East End of London

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London’s East End has often found itself at the forefront of political activity.  From Sylvia Pankhurst and the suffragettes campaigning in Bow to the battle of Cable Street which did much to stem… Continue reading

Fan Making and Street Art combine at the Fan Museum in Greenwich

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It’s not the most obvious of collaborations! The unique little fan museum in leafy Greenwich and the urban art scene of the inner city joining together to put on a unique show of… Continue reading

America’s Top Graffiti Halls of Fame

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As time moves forward, further away from the 70’s, the ever growing graffiti movement takes new forms and tackles new grounds. With huge events like Pow Wow, Mural Festival and Art Basel, to… Continue reading

We meet Colombian street artist Stinkfish as he prepares for Portraits in Transit his new show in London

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“It’s about taking people from one location and placing them in another” Stinkfish tells me as we meet to talk about his new show ‘Portraits in Transit‘ soon to be showcasing at Dalston’s… Continue reading

Banksy tribute mural to Jean-Michel Basquiat appears at the Barbican in London

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Two Banksy tribute pieces to the pioneering street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat have appeared on a street near to the Barbican in London. The work is timely, in just a few days time on… Continue reading

Where to find street art and graffiti in Leicester

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It’s not a city I’d ever thought of as having the potential to be street art hub but the ‘Bring the Paint‘ festival earlier in the year has certainly put paid to that.… Continue reading

10 Artists to Watch Out for at the Roy’s People Art Fair

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We’ve been trailing this one for a while and have already featured the works of a number of artists taking part, but Roy’s Art Fair is coming soon so we thought we’d do… Continue reading

The Curious Tale of Dead Bod the Hull Graffiti from the 60’s which is now a symbol of the city itself

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Dead Bod a simple drawing of an upturned bird, feet to the sky and drawn onto a sheet of rusting corrugated iron more than 50 years ago is an unlikely folk hero in… Continue reading

London Inspired Artwork from Urban Soup at the Oxo Gallery

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Ah the great city of London! A city so great it even inspired the name of this very blog. A city which has inspired countless creatives and artists throughout the centuries and a… Continue reading

Who are the best Street Artists working in Britain Today

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It’s always fraught with difficulty putting together a list like this because of course it is highly subjective. But you know what, we’ve been covering the scene for a while now so we… Continue reading

Interview with Italian artist Raffaella Bertolini

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We are in the attic of a West London terrace. Doubling as the studio of our latest interview Raffaella Bertolini, an Italian painter who now bases herself in the city. She is a… Continue reading

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

The 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