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.