The London Paste Up Festival has launched in Shoreditch. Over 200 paste up artists from across the world have contributed artworks pasted across a number of locations. Launching with an exhibition at the Hoxton Gallery, the festival is the first of it’s kind to take place in London.
London is already well known for it’s paste ups. The Brick Lane area in particular has attracted artists for years and is constantly changing. For the London Paste Up Festival a number of newer locations have been introduced near the Old Street area. Some temporary, others may well last a little longer. The area around Dereham Place in particular has the potential to become a key location.
Paste Ups in London
Organised by London based art agencies ‘Art House Project‘ and ‘Outside the Zone‘ there was a real desire to do something that hadn’t been done before. Paste up art is an integral part of a healthy street art environment but it often gets overlooked. Attention often going to the larger set piece murals which in turn draw the attention of photographers and tour groups.
“Our aim is to introduce paste-ups as a form of street art to a wider audience through this international festival” says Apparan from the Art House Project. “We want to give the paste up community some well-deserved recognition on the London street art scene”.
London Paste Up Festival Locations
For the London International Paste Up Festival a number of new locations have been introduced. Managed by Outside the Zone these are areas which have already played host to a number of differing artworks over the years but never paste ups. The area of Dereham Place however is completely new. Covering the entire length of the street it has been covered in an impressive array of artworks.
Old Street Billboards
The London International Paste Up Festival runs throughout November 2021 at locations around the Shoreditch area. The festival opened with an event at the Hoxton Gallery at 4 November 2021.