The Shoreditch Art Wall has seen more than it’s fair share of artists pop by over the last few years. It’s prime location widely seen as one of the key spots for street art in the city. Now, the team behind Femme Fierce have partnered with charity Plan UK to create street art. All in order to draw attention to the charities ‘Because I’m a Girl‘ campaign.
Part of a weekend full of activities. The wall is the precursor to the following days festivities which take place on International Womens Day. Then, in the Leake Street Tunnel up to 150 female street artists will be gathering. All planning to transform it into a huge mix of murals and colour.
The two events together draw attention to the issue of forced marriage. It is this which the street art on the art wall hopes to highlight. Plan UK themselves are embarking on a major campaign to ‘give child marriage the finger‘.
Artists taking part are a real mixture with varied styles. They include top French stencil artist Zabou; Argentinas ‘Next Big Thing’ winner Fio Silva; Norway’s blue hued portrait specialist Zina and the East End’s very own LisArt.
Fio Silva – Fio Silva Facebook Page
Currently embarking on a European tour. Fio Silva is the Argentine winner of the Spring Projects International talent search. This was to find a street art star of the future. Whilst in the UK she has painted walls in Croydon, Turnpike Lane and Shoreditch. All this prior to a spot at the Femme Fierce festival in Waterloo. We featured Fio when she first came over to the UK from Argentina and this can be found here
Zabou – www.zabou.me
One of the top stencil artists operating in London today. Zabou has been rapidly making a name for herself on the local and international scene. We’ve featured Zabou lots of times on Inspiring City and it’s easy to see why. She has a style that is constantly evolving.
LisArt- LisArt Facebook Page
LisArt is a local stencil artist known for her dynamic portraits and colourful backgrounds. She painted recently in the Croydon Arts Quarter. She chose to portray Rosa Parks the American rights activist on her mural.
Zina – www.zinaartist.com
Zina is the Norwegian Queen of Blue Hue with the colour as her signature. Well known for her blue-scale portraits of women and children. She has been getting a lot of attention this past year. Having painted around the World as well as extensively in the UK.
The Shoreditch Art Wall was painted by Zabou, Fio Silva, LisArt and Zina on Saturday 7 March. The street art was in aid of the Plan UK ‘Because I’m a Girl’ campaign. The Femme Fierce Leake Street Takeover in Waterloo takes place the day after on Sunday 8 March 2015. Pictures in this post are courtesy of Rob Wilson Jnr from Fluid4Sight