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 🙂
For some more posts on topics related to this try:
Leake Street Paint Jam
The Ghosts of the Garden Estate
inspiringcity.com/2012/09/09/the-heygate-canvas/” title=”The Heygate Canvas”>The Heygate Canvas
Streetfest 2013 hits Shoreditch
I always thought a house would still be standing long after my lifetime! Very sad walking around the Heygate estate seeing the plight of what was once family homes of everyday folk! I’ve been there a few times snapping the graff and still come away thinking why the hell are they knocking this place down? Loved to have been at that paint jam … You took some great snaps Stuart I must say….
It’s sad that’s for sure they’ve got fences all around the place now and its looking really sorry for itself. It really is a shame