Category Archive: Street art

Fan Making and Street Art combine at the Fan Museum in Greenwich

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It’s not the most obvious of collaborations! The unique little fan museum in leafy Greenwich and the urban art scene of the inner city joining together to put on a unique show of… Continue reading

We meet Colombian street artist Stinkfish as he prepares for Portraits in Transit his new show in London

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“It’s about taking people from one location and placing them in another” Stinkfish tells me as we meet to talk about his new show ‘Portraits in Transit‘ soon to be showcasing at Dalston’s… Continue reading

Where to find street art and graffiti in Leicester

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It’s not a city I’d ever thought of as having the potential to be street art hub but the ‘Bring the Paint‘ festival earlier in the year has certainly put paid to that.… Continue reading

The Curious Tale of Dead Bod the Hull Graffiti from the 60’s which is now a symbol of the city itself

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Dead Bod a simple drawing of an upturned bird, feet to the sky and drawn onto a sheet of rusting corrugated iron more than 50 years ago is an unlikely folk hero in… Continue reading

The artists of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival

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Upfest is the biggest street art festival in Europe and as such attracts artists from all of the country and the world. Applications are taken months in advance and to paint at the… Continue reading

Giant mural from Ben Eine in Shoreditch pays tribute to the survivors and victims of the Grenfell Tower

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“You saw it in the tears of those who survived”. The words from poet Ben Okri have been painted high onto a giant wall by local street artists Ben Eine in a tribute… Continue reading

Whitecross Street Party returns for 2017 with street art, live music and performance art

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The Whitecross street party returned for 2017 and once again contained a mixture of street art, music and performance art which gives this family friendly festival a unique vibe. We’ve covered the event… Continue reading

Meeting of Styles 2017 returns to the Nomadic Community Gardens in Shoreditch

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The first big street art festival of the year, the Meeting of Styles, took place over the first weekend of July in a location which has become well known to the event, the… Continue reading

Lora Zombie returns to London to paint ‘I am Groot’ and cute pink kittens on Brick Lane

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Lora Zombie has returned to London and once again placed a few murals on Brick Lane. She’s been here before of course and on her most recent visits painted a number of murals… Continue reading

Meet ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as she launches her first solo show in Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane

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We first got to know Sara from ‘Hello the Mushroom’ as a fellow blogging kindred spirit given that she has for sometime written the cool lifestyle blog Hello the Mushroom. Now the mushroom herself… Continue reading

Barcelona the creative city with a graffiti soul and a street art heart

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It’s typical that when you return from a place it’s only then that you realise just how much of the place you didn’t see and how much you missed. Never mind that you… Continue reading

Meet Robert Burt the founder of Base Elements gallery in Barcelona

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It’s like an Aladdin’s cave of artistic goodies. We have just entered the ‘sotano’ or the basement of the Base Elements urban art gallery in Barcelona’s gothic quarter despite protestations that it’s a… Continue reading

Where to see street art and graffiti in the Poblenou area of Barcelona

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For the next of our ebookers ‘My Barcelona‘ series on street art and graffiti in Barcelona and following on from our ‘Top street artists to see in Barcelona‘ post we focus this time… Continue reading

The Top 20 street artists to see in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the best places in Spain to see street art.  It’s a city with a vibrant artistic culture and everywhere you go, art jumps out at you and from a… Continue reading

Tribute to Ingrid Beazley the street art pioneer who founded the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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It’s an odd thing to say in 2017 that there should still be street art pioneers but in Ingrid Beazley, who died last week, we really did have a leading light. She took… Continue reading

The street art murals of Wood Street in Walthamstow

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Walthamstow is always a place we like going to.  It’s got a vibrant young feel to it and creative types seem to be flocking up the Victoria line at the moment desperate to… Continue reading

Wasp Elder hosts his first solo show ‘Victims of Circumstance’ in London with the 1963 Gallery

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Berlin based British artist Wasp Elder returned to London to showcase his work with the 1963 Gallery at the 5th Base exhibition space just off Brick Lane in the heart of London’s east… Continue reading

The Nomadic Community Garden in London and where to find it

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It’s been a year since we last featured the ever evolving feast that is the Nomadic community gardens which as its name suggests is a community project which can be found nestling behind Brick… Continue reading

Environmental street art fills the arches of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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The glorious meadows of the Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park seem an unlikely spot for street art to take hold but that’s exactly what’s happened over the past year. Initially started last year, the… Continue reading

Meet Lolie Darko the French street artist bringing her sad party to London for her first solo show

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Lolie Darko’s sad faced children have been appearing around London for a while now.  Often accompanied with captions, the works stop people in their tracks as they try and make sense of the… Continue reading

Argiris Ser paints giant mural on the Village Underground wall in London for the Education is Not a Crime campaign

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Greek street artist Argiris Ser is back in London to paint the iconic Village Underground wall just a couple of weeks after he was last in the city showcasing at the BSMT Space’s… Continue reading

ROA’s iconic Shoreditch hedgehog gets an update from Jim Vision

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It’s one of the most iconic pieces of street art in Shoreditch and it’s prime location on Chance Street just by the crossing to Shoreditch High Street means that it is right in… Continue reading

Meet Alo the Italian street painter whose abstract portraits have taken over the Saatchi and the streets

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If it was a bit of a suprise back in 2014 when the Saatchi Gallery decided to award the softly spoken Italian artist Alo his first solo show, it certainly shouldn’t be now.… Continue reading

A quick street art tour of Camden in London

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Camden is certainly one of the best spots to see street art in the City of London.  It’s a place that we return back to again and again especially as, over the past… Continue reading

Interview with Ant Carver as he puts on his latest show in the Truman Brewery

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Keen observers of the East End street art scene may well have noticed Ant Carver’s work. Portraiture with a graffiti inspired twist, he is as happy putting his work up on the streets… Continue reading