Street art comes to Tooting as artists create a gallery near Tooting Broadway market

Tooting Broadway market has found itself at the centre of a mini street art takeover with artists flocking to area in order to decorate the little access road to the side of the main building.

Nestled between Broadway and Tooting market the road only leads to a small car park but it’s well worth popping down to see because the art on display is pretty good with some stand out pieces from Irony in particular who we last covered here on the blog when he and Boe painted a giant chihuahua on Chrisp Street in Poplar.

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This portrait of a girl with her cat is one of a number of Irony pieces

The first piece you see though when walking from Tooting Broadway station in the direction of the market is another massive piece from Mr. Cenz.  Gazing down on the street his latest creation occupies a position above an Iceland.  It’s another example of the stamp this artist seems to be making on South London following hot on the heels of an equally large mural in Brixton.

Other artists including Louis Masai, Fanakapan , Olivier Robieau, Dan Kitchener and Boe have also added their mark to what is a condensed but very high quality little outdoor gallery.  Until now Tooting hasn’t had much by the way of street art but you never know, perhaps this is just the beginning.

Inspiring City visited Tooting on Thursday 18 February 2016.  The art can be found on the side of Tooting Broadway market next to the Iceland.  Exiting the tube at Tooting Broadway station it is only a couple of minutes walk.

Tooting Street Art Gallery

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Mr Cenz going big again this time in Tooting
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Pang is one of the most versatile artists on the scene and here she gels some of her most familiar styles
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Lettering from Fanakapan. He is becoming the go to guy when it comes to shimmering 3D imagery
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Louis Masai drawing attention to the plight of the Worlds coral reefs
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Olivier Robieu is very active at the moment and has a popular brand of hyper realism such as this portrait of Daniel Craig
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Boe & Irony drew this weasal / stoat / other type of animal.  The access road leads to the small car park
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A better shot of the collaboration between Boe & Irony
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Dan Kitchener’s Geisha
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Irony pretty much smashing it out of the park with this excellent digger scooping up the cans of his youth
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The piece with the digger is a big one so difficult to get all in one shot.  I’m not sure who the other artists are in this one
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The car park wall
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The girl with the cat from Irony

 

8 Comments

  1. Good to see you found your way toooooo two 2 Tooting!!!! Just a heads up to your readers that there is more street art in Totterdown Street at the other end of Tooting Market!! You were lucky to see the Boe/Irony collaboration as when I was there on Monday that piece was not on the wall.. Well done for finding fresh meat at Iceland!!!!

  2. I’d like to visit. I’ve never been to Tooting. Are there any restrictions on seeing the pieces? They don’t appear to be shutters, but I wouldn’t want to make a trip and be disappointed if the art was all blocked off by cars/lorries parked in the middle of the narrow road.

  3. As with all street art Jenikja it can be quite hit and miss what you see when you go.. One must remember that the artwork above apart from the Mr Cenz are in a car park with a loading bay for the Iceland store, so cars, small lorries and vans could be a problem… Maybe pick a day for say a late morning visit and that would leave you time to have a bit of lunch in one of the many stalls in the market if there are parked vehicles blocking your view!!!

  4. Ok, I may give it a whirl early next Saturday morning then and hope for the best. I could always explore the area or find somewhere to eat and then come back if anything is blocking earlier.

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