Leake Street Paint Jam in London Waterloo

A one day paint jam on 23 June 2013 saw artists from all over the city coming together to repaint the designated graffiti area of the Leake Street tunnel.

The event was one of a number aimed at raising money for and awareness of cancer research.  It saw this regularly painted area given a whole new look.

Artists present included the likes of Artista, Airborne Mark, Ben Naz and  Perspicere alongside a whole host of others.  It was certinaly the busiest I’ve ever seen the place.

Leake Street itself is an important place in the development of street art in the city.  It is a completely legal area providing the graffiti is none offensive and gives aspiring artists an area to practice their skills and hone their talents.  It is expected that anything painted here doesn’t last long before it gets painted over.

I managed to capture a few pics of some of the artists at work.  Most aren’t finished but it gives an idea of the sort of thing that was going on.  The first series of pictures are from artists I recognise and the last section features a selection from some of the others I saw.

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Artista goes big and bold

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Ben Naz goes pink

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Airborne Mark creates his latest piece

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Perspicere creates his stencil portrait

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The remnants of an ICON stencil

And here’s a selection of some of the other artists on show.

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For more info about the events around the fundraising events check out:

London Vandal – F**k You Cancer Gallery Show and Graffiti Jam

For more Inspiring City posts featuring Leake Street check out:

Binty Bint brightens up the Leake Street Tunnel

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