Known for it’s street art sheds. The area of land on either side of the railway arches running along Water Lane is no longer accessible. The bulldozers have moved in and they’ve started to clear the space. It was something that had long been on the cards. Though in the intervening years the area had become a playground for street artists. They came from all around the world to add their mark to the burgeoning popularity of Camden as a destination.
New Centre of Street Art in Camden
Now a new centre has been found. The project led by local organisation ‘The Real Art of Street Art‘ shows no sign of abating. This despite the wholescale demolition of walls which had once been full of art. Now the new hub to be is the area around Hartland Road and Hawley Mews. Just a short walk down the Chalk Farm Road from the area of the canal and the railways arches. There works from Otto Schade, Dan Kitchener, Hunto and Simoni Fontana can be seen. Nestled amongst a host of other artists. They’ve been adding their mark to the area over the past few months.
It’s a good sign of the reputation Camden has built up over the past few years. More and more wall owners are now willing to allow street artists to come and showcase their work. The area even boasts its own series of street art tours.
It means that the thriving Camden scene has been given a whole new lease of life. With the promise of more to come, it’s the art lovers who will truly benefit.
The new walls of Camden were visited on Monday 6 April 2015. All walls have been organised by ‘The Real Art of Street Art‘. Inspiring City has covered the evolving art of Camden extensively in the past and other articles can be found below:
New Walls of Camden Street Art Gallery
Street Art Videos – Hunto by ‘Street Art Shorts’
Zabou’s ‘Disconnected’ by Lazy Eye Productions
A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Camden Town
The Street Art Sheds of Camden, one of North London’s Funkiest Art Projects
Water Lane in Camden gets a street art makeover as Boxhead adds to Londons latest outdoor gallery
Street Artists turn Camden into a massive outdoor gallery as the developers prepare to move in
Photos from the last days of Camden Lock Market as the development gets underway