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 🙂

The feet of 616

The feet of 616

The enigmatic artist 616 in action painting his immediately recognisable little characters

The enigmatic artist 616 in action painting his immediately recognisable little characters

Ladder resting by 616's work

Ladder resting by 616’s work

Idiom were in action and painted this striking pink haired woman

Idiom were in action and painted this striking pink haired woman

Idiom about to peel away the stencil

Idiom about to peel away the stencil

Ed Hicks produced this orange city

Ed Hicks produced this orange city

A green chair and orange paint

A green chair and orange paint

Idiom and Hicks next to each other

Idiom and Hicks next to each other

Tizer has a recognisable style and he was one of the artists in action

Tizer has a recognisable style and he was one of the artists in action

Tizer at work with other artists

Tizer at work with other artists

Solo One wore a V for Vendetta mask to obscure his identity whilst painting

Solo One wore a V for Vendetta mask to obscure his identity whilst painting

Solo One was certinly an enigmatic guy and he worked fast

Solo One was certinly an enigmatic guy and he worked fast

Roo was an artist new to me on the day

Roo was an artist new to me on the day but I’ll be looking out for more of her work

Aero in action writing his dynamic tag

Aero in action writing his dynamic tag

Mr Cenz has a really nice flowing style

Mr Cenz has a really nice flowing style

Paint ready to go into Mr Cenz's latest piece

Paint ready to go into Mr Cenz‘s latest piece

Sneaking a peek behind the hoardings the Heygate Estate has seen better days

Sneaking a peek behind the hoardings the Heygate Estate has seen better days

Now daubed with graffiti the estate is boarded off

Now daubed with graffiti the estate is boarded off

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