Hannah Adamaszek and Zabou team up to Paint Foxes and Steely Eyed Women in Dalston

I do enjoy a good collaboration, even more so when it involves two friends of this blog who randomly decide to get together, go outside and find a shutter. French artist Zabou has become known for her satirical stencil inspired work and the UK’s Hannah Adamaszek also known as Hannah Chloe has really started to make a name for herself with her portraits of native american influenced women.

Both have appeared a number of times on Inspiring City and they are certainly building up quite a body of work between them. The venue this time was Dalston, an area that both know well. Zabou has painted a number of times here having lived in the area for a number of years whilst Hannah collaborated with another French artist Lucy Lucy in the same place just last year.

Zabou and Hannah next to their completed mural
Zabou and Hannah next to their completed mural

The pairing also represented an opportunity to get some practice in prior to the Femme Fierce Leake Street Takeover event which took place on Saturday 8th March. Both taking part in a world record breaking attempt to create the largest all female collaborative spray paint mural in the infamous Leake Street tunnel.

Prior to this though their mural of choice in Dalston was called ‘Take My Hand’ painted onto a shutter on Dalston High Street. The protagonists being a suited fox holding hands with one of Hannah’s piercing eyed women.  I was invited along to watch proceedings but such was their speed the mural was virtually complete by the time I got there.

So clearly I should have probably posted this a little bit before now as such is the speed of change around East London these days this shutter has already been painted over so don’t be going looking for it, it’s long since joined the ghosts of street art past. Have a look at this little gallery instead 🙂

Hannah Adamaszek and Zabou Gallery

Hannah has developed a distinctive style with the spray can
Hannah has developed a distinctive style with the spray can
Zabou and Hannah admire the progression of their work
Zabou and Hannah admire the progression of their work
Hannahs original sketch
Hannahs original sketch
Zabou adding a bit of blue
Zabou adding a bit of blue
Adding the finishing touches onto the fox
Adding the finishing touches onto the fox
Hannah adding some colour to the hair
Hannah adding some colour to the hair
Zabou in spray painting action
Zabou in spray painting action
Like any good grafters the girls make sure they clean up there mess.  To be fair this pavement has never been so clean.
Like any good grafters the girls make sure they clean up their mess. To be fair though, this pavement has probably never been so clean.

And to see the work they produced in the Leake Street Tunnel for Femme Fierce…

Girls Reload by Zabou
Girls Reload by Zabou
Hannah's work in Leake Street for Femme Fierce
Hannah’s work in Leake Street for Femme Fierce

3 Comments

  1. Good stuff by the girls and well snapped….Arrrrrrrr Dalston!! A couple of times lately I’ve tried to get into the Doomed Gallery hiding away in Ridley Road Market… One for you to explore maybe if you can find it and it’s open!!!

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