A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Brixton and the Stockwell Hall of Fame
It took me a while to get here but finally I have seen the streets of Brixton one of London’s most up and coming areas and like many areas in the city, one with a fair smattering of quality street art.
And of course it’s not just the art dotted around the streets of Brixton, the area also plays host to the famous Stockwell Hall of Fame, nestled in the middle of the Stockwell Park Estate on Aytoun Road. The Hall of Fame, a former sports pitch, is one of the premiere legal painting spots in the city and always has a good number of artists ready to daub the walls with thick layers of paint.
Today also coincided with an ill-fated graffiti jam at the popular music venue Brixton Jamm. Sponsored by RTH clothing it was kind of the reason that I popped down along with my friend EastLdnGeezer to take some snaps and check out the art on display. Ill-fated on account of the fact that the heavens well and truly opened and you can only paint in the rain so much. When it comes to comes to full on electrical storms they seem to have a sobering effect on artistic creativity.
So anyway, this post really is just about the pics and the Street Art of Brixton and where to find it so if you don’t have much time and want to know what to see and where to go check out the gallery below 🙂
The ill-fated graffiti jam before the weather had other ideas at the ‘Brixton Jamm’
Some old pieces from Zabou decorate the outside pillars of the Brixton Jamm on Brixton Road
Painting on the walls of the Jamm
An old piece by Zabou next to the new at the Brixton Jamm
Stockwell Hall of Fame
The Stockwell Hall of Fame is a legal spot where anyone can paint
Whilst there the Australian artist Piano was just finishing up this incredible piece
A cheeky little fly from Parlee an artist who’s work can often be seen in the Hall of Fame
Happy Vampire at the Stockwell Hall of Fame
Whilst there the hall had a number of tributes to the graffiti writer Ekon who died recently. This piece was his last at the hall
A whole section of the Hall of Fame was filled with individual writers paying tribute to Ekon
The tributes to Ekon from the ramp leading to the Hall of Fame
Some incredible examples of wildstyle lettering could be seen from Bonzai
Also by … at the Stockwell Hall of Fame
Colourful characters at the Hall of Fame from Neonita
A sad looking little chap stuck on a lamppost just overlooking the hall
A superb David Bowie mural by Jimmy C is just over the road from Brixton Station on the Brixton Road
A man by the Broken Fingaz Crew on Coldharbour Lane
The famous Nuclear Dawn mural on Coldharbour Lane created in 1981
A Louis Masai bee on Coldharbour Lane
A great piece from Space Invader bang on the junction with Coldharbour Lane and Atlantic Road
A part closed shutter with a piece by Sweet Toof on Atlantic Road.
A lot of the bars and clubs have art within them. This one on Atlantic Road had a pair of piercing eyes
Louis Masai Bee on Saltoun Road off Atlantic Road
The Duke of Edinburgh Pub on Ferndale Road
Portrait by Zina in the Duke of Edinburgh
This superb Rhino by Louis Masai can be seen at the back of the pub in the garden
The detail on the Rhino is incredible