A Weekend like no other on Brick Lane as the ‘Moniker’ and ‘The Other’ Art Fairs take over the Truman Brewery

A quite remarkable artistic extravaganza took place over the weekend with two massive art fairs taking over the Truman Brewery and a whole host of street artists taking over the walls of Brick Lane.

The Moniker Art Fair and the Other Art Fair occupied the top floor of the former brewery in order to showcase over 100 top artists many representing themselves and displaying their latest work. Punters were given the opportunity to speak to the artists direct, make contact and enjoy the art close up.

Meanwhile outside up and down the streets running off from Brick Lane, artists from Thailand, the USA, Greece and locals from the UK were adding their mark to the rich canvas of the area. No doubt attracted by the tremendous artistic focus honing in on the area, they wanted to get their slice of the action too.

I’ll detail some more of these works in later posts and a few pictures have been included here, but the main focus of the weekend was most certainly the fairs and the art on display. Just a quick post this because it’s all about the art so I hope you enjoy the pictures which give a good cross section of some of the art on show.

Greek artists Ser and Simoni Fontana

Greek artists Ser and Simoni Fontana

Ser and Alex Kollaros from the Artaz gallery in Greece talk about Greek street art

Ser and Alex Kollaros from the Artaz gallery in Greece talk about Greek street art

Ego Leonard

Ego Leonard

Ego Leonard

Ego Leonard

Matt Small

Matt Small

Matt Small

Matt Small

Unknown artist but possible Matt Small

Rowan Newton

D*Face

D*Face

My Dog Sighs

My Dog Sighs

Vinz

Vinz

The London Police

The London Police

Pipsqueak was here!

Pipsqueak was here!

David Shillinglaw

David Shillinglaw

David Shillinglaw signed a few prints

David Shillinglaw signed a few prints

That Ye Resist Not Evil - Simoni Fontana and Ser

That Ye Resist Not Evil – Simoni Fontana and Ser

Andrew McAttee

Andrew McAttee

Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn

Eleanor Lindsay-Fynn

Damilola Odusote

Damilola Odusote

Keira Rathbone

Keira Rathbone

Fran Giffard

Fran Giffard

Mark Powell

Mark Powell

Miss Bugs

Miss Bugs

Meanwhile on the streets on and around Brick Lane, street artists of all nationalities were in action meaning that around every corner something cool was going on.

New York's Beau Stanton by his mural on Pedley Street

New York’s Beau Stanton by his mural on Pedley Street

Alex Face drawing late into the night on Hanbury Street

Alex Face drawing late into the night on Hanbury Street

Alex Face and Bon from Thailand by their wall on Hanbury Street

Alex Face and Bon from Thailand by their wall on Hanbury Street

Airborne Mark originally from Poland but living in the area created his well known Pilot character

Airborne Mark originally from Poland but living in the area created his well known Pilot character

Greek artist Ser painted his 'Deluxe Crisis'

Greek artist Ser painted his ‘Deluxe Crisis’

Dan Kitchener and Noir painted their favourite spot on Sclater Street

Dan Kitchener and Noir painted their favourite spot on Sclater Street

The incredible Vibes on Brick Lane

The incredible Vibes on Brick Lane

German artist Sokar Uno has been out and about Brick Lane

German artist Sokar Uno has been out and about Brick Lane