The first ever Brockley street art festival turns the town multi coloured

The first ever street art festival has been held over the last week in the London suburb of Brockley. Not normally known for it’s works of art on the streets there’s a first time for everything and Brockley chose to introduce street art with a bang.

Winners of a London wide competition organised by the Londonist and Global Street Art Brockley came out on top with over 900 people voting to bring organised street art into the area. The resultant festival brought some of London’s best artists into the area to paint spots all over the area.

Visiting the area for the first time over the weekend I thought I’d try to find as many of the pieces as possible. Handily located on a route which takes you from Brockley station to Honor Oak most pieces can be found on the way albeit with having to take the odd detour to see some of the outlying works.

Foremost amongst the new works being created, a replacement mural of Bob Marley, to replace a previously long standing one which disappeared from the town the year before as part of a redevelopment. That event prompted a local campaign to try and ‘Bring Back Bob‘ with the result that Dale Grimshaw was commissioned to create a new one in a key location on the side of the Brockley Barge pub.

So, fresh from a wander around Brockley here are some of the works from the street art festival which has caught the imagination of the town.

Brockley Street Art Festival Gallery

184 Brockley Road on the side of the Brockley Barge
184 Brockley Road on the side of the Brockley Barge
The Bob Marley tribute by Dale Grimshaw replaced one that had been knocked down as part of a development earlier
The Bob Marley tribute by Dale Grimshaw replaced one that had been knocked down as part of a development earlier
Mr Cenz on Brockley Cross
Mr Cenz on Brockley Cross
SE4 piece by Lionel Stanhope on Harefield Road
SE4 piece by Lionel Stanhope on Harefield Road
Brockley lettering not sure who the artist is with this one
Brockley lettering just over the road from the SE4 again from Lionel Stanhope
Nuria Mora wall on 249 Malpas Road
Nuria Mora wall on 249 Malpas Road
Louis Masai piece on Brockley Cross as always drawing attention to the plight of endangered species
Louis Masai piece on Brockley Cross as always drawing attention to the plight of endangered species
Local artist Mimi Soan painted this shutter on Brockley Road
Local artist Mimi Soan painted this shutter on Brockley Road
My Dog Sighs piece on Brockley Road
My Dog Sighs piece on Brockley Road
Louis Masai work at the Beecroft Garden primary school
Louis Masai work at the Beecroft Garden primary school
In the grounds of a local primary school.  Masai's mural features birds and bees making a daisy chain
In the grounds of a local primary school. Masai’s mural features birds and bees making a daisy chain
Mimi Soan's mural on Marnock Road featured a woman and a swan
Mimi Soan’s mural on Marnock Road featured a woman and a swan
One of the biggest murals of the festival and certainly one of the most eye catching
One of the biggest murals of the festival and certainly one of the most eye catching
Mimi Soan's sketch
Mimi Soan’s sketch
Attai mural on the side of the Brockley Jack theatre on Brockley Road
Attai mural on the side of the Brockley Jack theatre on Brockley Road
Dan Kitchener mural on Brockley Rise
Dan Kitchener mural on Brockley Rise
This second piece from Attai is on Honor Oak Park
This second piece from Attai is on Honor Oak Park
Hunto painted the side of this house on Africa Road
Hunto painted the side of this house on Africa Road
Hunto House
Hunto House
Known on Avignon Road
Known on Avignon Road
Insa mural on Avignon Road
Insa mural on Avignon Road
Insa on Avignon Road
Insa on Avignon Road
Who else but Artista painting toasts on Breakspears Road
Who else but Artista painting toasts on Breakspears Road
The toasts always looking good
The toasts always looking good

Brockley street art festival took place during the week of 29 May 2015 and 6 June 2015.

5 Comments

  1. Blimey, Brockley and street art in the same sentence – who’d have thought it!! Anyway thanks for solving the conundrum re the piece on Malpas Road, which I’ve wondered about each day since I drive past it every day!! will go and check it all out.

  2. Nice capture of the festival! I hadn’t found all of these works, girls and maps… eh?? 🙂
    The lettering ‘Brockley’ was done by same artist as ‘SE4′ btw.
    And if you download the app by Insa (INSA’s GIF-ITI VIEWER’ by INSALAND
    https://appsto.re/nl/JXlp1.i) and hold your phone camera over one of those circles, you’ll see an animation of the work on your screen!

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