A graffiti jam at the Trellick Tower in West London has commemorated the tragic burning of the nearby Grenfell Tower, one year on.
Now under extensive refurbishment, the base of the Trellick Tower is the location of one of London’s legal ‘halls of fame’. An area where graffiti writers are able to come and paint without the risk of arrest.
Given its location, so near to Grenfell itself, it was the obvious location for writers who wanted to remember the 72 people who lost their lives in the Grenfell fire disaster which has caused so much anger in this part of West London.
Last year, some of the first graffiti tributes to the tragedy appeared in the area and the hall of fame at the Trellick Tower is often a place to find Grenfell related graffiti. The graffiti community has rallied around with many of the writers feeling a deep affection for what happened at the tower, given that the people of Grenfell represented so many of their own communities.
Paint Jams or Graffiti Jams are one of the ways in which urban artists can get together in order to paint, hang out and give their message to the outside world. This message was about justice. As the enquiry into what happened gets underway, the call is for justice and to really get to the bottom of what went on.
The Grenfell Tower graffiti jam at the Trellick Tower happened on 16 June 2018 and we visited the day after on 17 June 2018. You can see more graffiti tributes in this post from last year at the Trellick Tower and from underneath the westway in this post from just after the tragedy.