Camden is a pretty cool and vibrant place at the best of times. Already it plays host to some of the best nightlife, music, shopping and food around. Now it has become the location of a cool art project. The street art sheds of Camden market.
Already street art in Camden can be seen around the market. Along Chalk Farm Road in particular is a great place to go. The art stays for a while and doesn’t tend to get tagged as much. Unlike in the East End areas around Shoreditch and Brick Lane. There sometimes it really can be here today, gone tomorrow.
Street Art Sheds
The problem is that street art in Camden can be tricky to find. This is particularly true if you don’t know where to look. Despite it’s quality it is fairly spread out. It can be difficult for a casual visitor to the area to find all in one go. Spending time however can be worth it.
Camden has long needed a hub. Now it seems the the area around the street art sheds is to be it. Artists from around the city have been attracted to the area. The famous sheds of the market are slowly but surely beginning to get a makeover. The brainchild of The Real Art of Street Art. The project aims to promote local artistic talent as well as bringing international artists to the area. The street art sheds themselves eventually becoming the epicentre of an artistic gallery. Something which cannot be seen anywhere else in city. Camden Town could well become the must see street art destination in London.
After Hours Visiting
Of course the sheds in the market are open during most days. The art therefore won’t be able to be seen. That is except before and after the days trading so try and get there before 10am or after 6pm. The walls on the other hand are a different matter. They never close so no matter when you go, murals are there to be seen.
When I visited on a Sunday afternoon, the market was it’s usual bustling and busy self. Locally based french artist Zabou was painting her latest mural onto one of the sheds. Her mural sits next to others from Dirty30, Kef, Amara Por Dios, Dale Grimshaw and Sr.X. At the time I visited some were closed (which meant the work could be seen) but most others were open. Judging by the number of people stopping to take photos though as they passed by. The general public didn’t seem to mind too much. Certainly they seemed to approve of the art that was on display.
Great post, really looking forward to seeing Camden explode with some good art !
Thanks Phil I’m loving that project at the moment