Highlights from the Whitecross Street Party 2014

This years Whitecross Street Party proved to be just as fun and eclectic as it’s previous incarnations.  For Inspiring City it was the third time in a row we’d been here and it remains one of our most anticipated events of the year.

Street performers, artists, musicians, stall owners and the general public who come along to soak up the atmosphere give the event a really unique vibe.  In terms of street art it’s a great opportunity for people to interact with some of the best artists around, see what they are doing, learn about the art and bring it to a whole new audience.

Highlights included the likes of Andrea Tyrimos revisiting her popular ‘brick’ theme, Stephanie Thieu painting a homage to Ray Charles on a Piano and Roy’s People hiding little guys around for anyone to find.  High on the walls of the street original art had been placed featuring original work from Mohammed Sami, Inkie, ATM, HIN, Sean Worrall and Teddy Baden amongst a host of others.  Then on the street, artists live painted on specially placed hoardings creating a popular artists quarter and the likes of Inkie, Leeks, Himbad, 616, Lowdown, Airborne Mark, Otto Schade, Hannah Adamaszek and Boxhead and others all painted in front of admiring crowds.

It was a two day festival and as ever with these things it’s the camera that really does the talking so take a look at the gallery below and check out some of the great artists on display.

Live Street Art in the Artist Quarter

Airborne Mark painting one of his Origami Riot pieces

Airborne Mark painting one of his Origami Riot pieces

Airborne Mark busting some paint moves next to a finished piece from Leeks

Airborne Mark busting some paint moves next to a finished piece from Leeks

Leeks draws a bit of a crowd

Leeks draws a bit of a crowd

Leeks painting on Whitecross Street

Leeks painting on Whitecross Street

Lowdown getting a little but of help

Lowdown getting a little bit of help

The finished Lowdown piece

The finished Lowdown piece

Otto Schade painting

Otto Schade in action

Work by Otto Schade and a Cute Dog

Work by Otto Schade and a Cute Dog

A brilliant boxhead standing in  a paddling pool

A brilliant boxhead standing in a paddling pool

Boxhead next to her work

Boxhead next to her work

Hannah Adamaszek painting one of her familiar and popular portraits

Hannah Adamaszek painting one of her familiar and popular portraits

Hannah by her work

Hannah by her work

Zadok piece at Whitecross Street

Zadok piece at Whitecross Street

Jim Vision piece from Whitecross Street

Jim Vision piece from Whitecross Street

Inkfetish piece from Whitecross Street

Inkfetish piece from Whitecross Street

Idiom applying the final touches

Idiom applying the final touches

Ricky Dep's final piece

Ricky Dep’s final piece

Great piece from Fetch looking out onto the hoardings

Great piece from Fetch looking out onto the hoardings

Joe Fur used pen and ink to create this great mural

Joe Fur used pen and ink to create this great mural

Not so sure on who this artist is, if you know please get in touch

Not so sure on who this artist is, if you know please get in touch

Inkie painting on Whitecross Street

Inkie painting on Whitecross Street

Size One

Size One

Himbad painting at the Whitecross Street Party

Himbad painting at the Whitecross Street Party

616 painting on Whitecross Street

616 painting on Whitecross Street

Artistic Action in the Street

Andrea Tyrimos next to her latest painting on Whitecross Street

Andrea Tyrimos next to her latest painting on Whitecross Street

Andrea Tyrimos in action on the street

Andrea Tyrimos in action on the street

Andrea Tyrimo's latest brick painting

Andrea Tyrimo’s latest brick painting

 

Stephanie Thieu on Whitecross Street

Stephanie Thieu on Whitecross Street

Thieu stencilling Ray Charles

Thieu stencilling Ray Charles

Ray Charles on the Street

Ray Charles on the Street

Roys People photographs one of his little guys next to a new piece by DS Art

Roys People photographs one of his little guys next to a new piece by DS Art

DS Art on Whitecross Street

DS Art on Whitecross Street

One of Roys People on Whitecross Street

One of Roys People on Whitecross Street

Eleni Duke next to her stall by the Curious Duke Gallery

Eleni Duke next to her stall by the Curious Duke Gallery

PINS mini disco and art workshop

PINS mini disco and art workshop

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner

Whitecross Street with the imposing mural from Conor Harrington

Whitecross Street with the imposing mural from Conor Harrington

Musicians really added to a great atmosphere

Musicians really added to a great atmosphere

Whitecross Street belly dancers

Whitecross Street belly dancers

The brilliant Bramble FM

The brilliant Bramble FM

Whitecross Street Boards

Inkie and Sami on the Whitecross Street hoardings

Inkie and Mohammed Sami the winner of the recent Secret Art Prize on the Whitecross Street hoardings

Inkie, Mohammed Sami and Saki & B art on Whitecross Street

Inkie, Mohammed Sami and Saki & B art on Whitecross Street

Whitecross Street 2014

Sean Worrall on Whitecross Street

Sean Worrall on Whitecross Street

Hoardings on the street with HIN and ATM

Hoardings on the street with HIN and ATM

Not sure who this is by any ideas please let me know

Not sure who this is by any ideas please let me know

Hoarding from DONK

Hoarding from DONK

Teddy Baden on the hoardings

Teddy Baden on the hoardings

The Whitecross Street Party was a two day festival held on Saturday 19 July 2014 and Sunday 20 July 2014