An Artistic Tour of Dalston

Dalston always seemed a little out of the way.  Nestled firmly in East London it is in fact rather easy to get to.  The overground serves it particularly well with two stations boasting it’s name Dalston Kingsland and Dalston Junction. 

Its a hip and up and coming area with a lot of redevelopment and a whole bunch of trendy bars and organic coffee shops popping up. 

The art scene is also vibrant there with Stik and Dscreet having a decent presence alongside the likes of Conor Harrington, Run, Anthony Lister and Christiaan Nagal all placing their stamp on walls and roofs in the area.

The diversity of the art in just a small part of the city is impressive and today ive just focused on the area around the two Dalston stations.  Particular highlights for me being the small car park at the end off Abbots road to the right of the Kingsland shopping centre, Dalston lane itself and the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Further down Kingsland Road towards Shoreditch and Haggerston there is a load more art but maybe that’s for another post. Hope you enjoy.

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Stiks 'putting down roots' at the Dalston Eastern Curve garden, a wonderful community project

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Dscreet and Lister collaboration on Abbots Road

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Dscreet and Conor Harrington collaboration on Abbots Road

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Dscreet on the gate to a car park just down from Dalston Junction station on Hartwell Street

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One of many Christiaan Nagal mushrooms on the Kingsland Road

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Stik men dominating some boarded up shops on Dalston Lane.

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This colourful lady is just opposite Dalston Junction station

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RUN on Belgrade Road