Paint Jam at the Elephant and Castle for Elefest 2013
Paint Jam’s are always fun and give the public the opportunity to see live street art in action and to see and talk to the artists. This year, as part of the Elefest celebration in the Elephant and Castle, 12 artists combined to paint some of the hoardings on the busy New Kent Road.
Blocking off entry to the derelict and now completely sealed Heygate Estate, the hoardings needed a splash of colour and this was duly received. Organised by Global Street Art at quite short notice, the event did what it needed to do and brought a little bit of street art life to the centre of the Elephant.
As for the poor old Heygate Estate, which the hoardings were designed to seal off, this massive former home to thousands is scheduled for demolition and redevelopment. It’s seen better days and is now almost entirely daubed with graffiti.
That aside though, this post is just designed to capture the art of the day. There were some familiar faces and some new artists who I’d not seen before, as usual though pictures of all are below 🙂
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