The South Bank has a new mural and this time it’s from renowned street artist Stik drawing as part of the ‘Celebrating Street Art Culture’ weekend hosted by the Southbank Centre.
Following in the footsteps of ROA and Phlegm who have also drawn prominent murals in the area, Stik has painted the walkway underneath the Hungerford Railway Bridge in Waterloo with a whole crowd of his famous Stik men.
From baby Stik’s to Stik families, the artist has certainly been hard at work and has produced, as usual, a really engaging piece of work which sure does make the passers by stop and take notice.
This time though it’s street art with a twist and the whole point of the celebrating street art culture festival is to engage with the public and that is exactly what Stik has done. So here are some pics and it’s a bit of a before and after so carry on till the end to see what happened to the art.
Update – Monday 5th August – So a couple of days after this mural was painted Stik returned with a whole bunch of enthusiastic amateurs and totally transformed this piece once again. Part of the South Bank Centre’s program of cultural events, he held a number of workshops with local people to transform his mural into something a bit brighter.
The end result is actually a real treat and I really like what has been done here. Stik’s mural has become a real community piece with the imaginations of real people contributing to the new look. Pop down there if you can, the new mural is a lot of fun.
The South Bank ‘Celebrating Street Culture’ festival ran from 2nd August to 4th August on the South Bank in Waterloo. The Stik mural can be found underneath the Hungerford Bridge and was created as part of an interactive experience where local people could try their hand at street art.
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