Femme Fierce returns for 2016 with another all female jam in the Leake Street Tunnel

Femme Fierce returned for it’s third annual outing in the Leake Street tunnel although on a lesser scale from previous events and not this time taking place on International Women’s Day.

Instead the 2016 version was more of a decent sized paint jam with a variety of artists, male as well as female painting at spots in the tunnel.  Gone was the background colour scheme and extras of recent years but that didn’t seem to matter to the artists who took part or the visitors who came to watch.

Tattu Femme Fierce

Tattu by her wall

Still artists from all over the World and the UK turned up to paint with people coming from as far afield as France, Austria, Italy, Spain, Dubai and Finland.  A variety of backgrounds were included too with what might be described as more traditional street art being combined with graffiti writing.

In fact, although it wouldn’t have been immediately obvious, there were two events running simultaneously, with the Femme Fierce artists competing for space alongside as a smaller collective of artists who had banded under the banner of ‘The Artists’, the latter being a mixed gender crew.  The pictures from all the works are included in the gallery below.

Kamilla Lucarelli

Work in progress from Kamilla Lucarelli

For us here at Inspiring City it was still a great day with some great art.  Although if Femme Fierce is going to happen again to the extent that it has done in previous years, then it really will need to go back to it’s original date of March to coincide with International Women’s Day.  There the combination of female street artists with the publicity that the day brings, really manages to generate the interest of the press and the public alike.

This time there were a few standouts in terms of artists for me, Tattu from France and Kamilla Lucarelli from Italy created some impressive pieces and it was the first time I’d managed to see both of these artists in action.  From the more traditional graffiti side, another artist I’d not come across before, Rubie from Leeds, impressed with her lettering.

Rubie Femme Fierce

Rubie a writer from Leeds

There’s no doubt that Femme Fierce is a great event with a strong brand and even with a low key setup it still has the potential to capture the imagination of the public.  Fingers crossed next year it will be back to business as usual because when it works, Femme Fierce is one of the biggest and best street art events out there.

Femme Fierce took place on Saturday 7 May 2016 in the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo. It is the third consecutive event that the event has been held.  To see art from Femme Fierce 2014 and Femme Fierce 2015 click on the links.

Femme Fierce 2016 Gallery

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Finished piece from Dala

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Dala from Sheffield

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Finished piece from Rubie

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Rubie finishing off her piece

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Kaleidoscope Eyes hanging out at the end of the tunnel

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Completed piece from Kaliedoscope Eyes

Amelia Unity Femme Fierce

Amelia Unity finishing off her wall

Piece from Amelia Unity and Pyklops femme fierce

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Tattu finishing the detail on her wall

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Tattu in action

Mondi Femme Fierce

Mondi next to her piece

Jane Mutiny Femme Fierce

Jane Mutiny

Jane Mutiny Femme Fierce

Jane Mutiny in action

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Piece from Giulia Menny Cosco

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Eroica from Spain

Dina Saadi Femme Fierce

Dina Saadi work in progress

Dina Haadi Femme Fierce

Dina Haadi

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Work in progress from Dina Saadi

Georgie Femme Fierce

Georgie by her finished wall

Georgie Painter Femme Fierce

Georgie Painter in action

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Nora Helsinki working on her piece

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The outside of the tunnel with work from Nora Helsinki in the foreground

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Miss Hazard finished piece

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Miss Hazard piece with the tunnel

Femme Fierce Peachez

Peachez next to her Flamingo

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Peachez work in progress

Aliss Curtsi

Aliss Curtis

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Aliss finishing off her piece

Femme Fierce Supernoba noba

Finished piece from Noba

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Finished work from Thingie

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Thingie in action

ODK Femme Fierce

Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts – ODK

JDK Femme Fierce

JDK painting in the same location as last year

Bea Toa Femme Fierce

Completed piece from Bea Toa

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Work from Bea Toa next to a tag wall

Kamilla Lucarelli

Work in progress from Kamilla Lucarelli

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Kamilla Lucarelli in silhouette

Andromeda femme fierce

Piece from Brighton based Andromeda

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Work form Evay

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Completed piece from Thunderc_unt

Giusi Tomasello Femme Fierce

Work in progress from Giusi Tomasello

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Giusi’s finished work in the tunnel

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Sophy Nails in action

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Sophy Nails respect

Mimmit Peinttaa femme fierce

Piece advertising Mimmit Peinttaa by Rosa Kivinen the all female street art event happening on 20th August 2016 in Finland

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Models pose before the unfinished work from Rosa Kivinen

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Not sure who this artist is any ideas please let me know

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Cat and mouse from Avalele

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Work from Thingie and Fane next to each other

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Fane

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Piece from KitKat Taylor

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And it wasn’t just the female artists taking part in the paint jam

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An origami gun from Airborne Mark

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Airborne Mark painted an Origami gun in the tunnel

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Model poses by the entrance to the tunnel

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Work from Perspicere with one of the pieces created in the alternative event

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A model poses by an unfinished wall

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Grafeeney with a wall he painted in the Leake Street Tunnel during Femme Fierce

Olivier Robieu

Model next to work from Olivier Robieu

Olivier Roubieu Femme Fierce

Models pose by work from Oliver Robieu whilst the artist watches on

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Street arts sucks – it must be true it’s written down

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The Tunnel