Karen Francesca, the Craftivist Artist Guerilla Gardening on the Streets of Aberdeen

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We open the boot and out comes compost, a pre made wooden box, a sapling and a couple of pea plants. There on the roadside we assemble our little gardening armoury and we… Continue reading

We Meet Sam Peacock in Hastings to talk about his new body of work ‘Of The Land’

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I suppose I should have known better! A trip to the seaside sounded appealing and what’s not to like about Hastings, that historic fishing town on the south coast. Popping down to see… Continue reading

The murals of the 2018 Nuart Aberdeen Street Art Festival

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The second iteration of the Nuart street art festival saw 12 street artists from around the world invited into the city of Aberdeen. The festival which started in Stavanger in Norway has in… Continue reading

Carrie Reichardt creates Suffragette Spirit murals at the Nuart Aberdeen festival

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“I think I might need to start redefining myself” says Carrie. The artist who for years has used her art to talk about injustice in the world has now been focusing ever more… Continue reading

Where to find street art in Aberdeen

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Pictures and information about the street art murals of Aberdeen created as part of the Nuart festivals

We meet Anna Jaxe the stencil artist with a passion for music

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“I think a lot of instruments are just artworks in their own right because they are just so amazing to look at” explains my latest interviewee Anna Jaxe. Sitting in the MAP cafe… Continue reading

Interview with Jerome Davenport the Australian street artist painting a giant Suffragette Mural in London

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We’ve been hanging out with Jerome Davenport a fair bit recently! Mainly on account of his recent painting of a mural on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow. A giant… Continue reading

Education is Not a Crime campaign creates over 40 murals around the World

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A movie showcasing a Worldwide street art campaign was recently released at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton. Called ‘Education is not a Crime‘ it’s something that we’ve followed for a while here on… Continue reading

What happened to the old Bow Station and the Bow Palais

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The old Bow Station was a grand affair. The type of building, which if it was still there, today would have been compared with the likes of St. Pancras and widely acclaimed as… Continue reading

Ten Artists worth knowing about at the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton

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A few weeks ago we joined a number of other bloggers to talk art and social media at the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton. It was a good old get together organised by… Continue reading

Remi Rough the abstract artist painting murals around London

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We’ve been coming across a lot of work by Remi Rough recently. An abstract painter with a background in graffiti who has got a number of murals dotted around the city. Most recently his… Continue reading

Graffiti from Dotmasters draws attention to the eviction of the homeless at Sofia House on Great Portland Street

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Graffiti has appeared on the side of a disused office block in west london. Not entirely surprising  in itself, but this graffiti carried a message. Drawing attention to the fact that just a… Continue reading

A Wander around the Felt Cave, Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Making Studio

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So last month we caught up with Lucy Sparrow and you might have read our latest interview with her here. We talked about her journey since the epic Cornershop installation in 2014 and… Continue reading

We meet Richard Berner the Illustrator with a Surreal View of the World

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It was a while ago when we last met in London and Richard and I had been promising a get together pretty much ever since. He’d been exhibiting at the Roy’s People’s Art Fair,… Continue reading

Giant mural of Sylvia Pankhurst appears on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow

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A giant mural to Sylvia Pankhurst has been painted onto the side of a pub in Bow. The location couldn’t be more appropriate as Sylvia had actually lived in the house next to… Continue reading

Artist David Bray talks about his new series of Landscape Paintings

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We’ve always known David Bray as an illustrator! His delicate drawings are such that his style is instantly recognisable. Now though his work has taken a different direction, from portraiture to landscape and… Continue reading

Photographs of Brick Lane in the Snow

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London has been snow covered over the last couple of days. The so called ‘Beast from the East’, a freezing weather pattern from Siberia has descended upon the city and turned it white.… Continue reading

Interview with Joachim the Belgian Artist who was Born to Paint

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For once Brick Lane and the Truman Brewery are quiet! There’s an otherworldly feel to the place on account of the snow and London has pretty much virtually ground to a halt. It’s… Continue reading

Interview with Illustrator Tom Berry prior to his latest exhibition in Deptford

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The new series of works from illustrator Tom Berry is about looking at the mundane activities of daily life and placing a fantastical twist on them! Silhouetted figures interplaying with modern day totems… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow the Felt Artist taking the Art World by Storm

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We are sitting in the felt cave! On the inside a comfy cavern full of felt shaped goodies whilst on the outside it’s an unprepossessing farmers outhouse. “I’ve had to expand three times… Continue reading

Where to find Street Art and Graffiti in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

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The Baltic Triangle in Liverpool is the cities growing cultural hub. Walk around the streets and you are likely to find the odd cool cafe and eatery alongside the graffiti and street art… Continue reading

Interview with Decolife as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in London

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We first met Andre Deco in 2013 when he first came to London. Originally from Sao Paulo in Brazil he had been wandering! Travelling Europe for two years he would follow his instinct… Continue reading

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

The Banksy mural in Dover and where to find it

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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

Banksy art 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 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