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