Category Archive: Street Artist

Interview with Irish street artist Eoin O’Connor

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Originally from Dublin but now based out of the west coast of Ireland, Eoin O Connor is an artist whose work we have admired since first coming across his art the best part… Continue reading

Strictly Cardboard only as artists put on a show in Soho

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The second Soho Takeover from London based artist Artista saw a old office block in the centre of the city transformed into a temporary art space with works made out of cardboard. The… Continue reading

Banksy’s Snorting Copper is rediscovered and put on display in Shoreditch

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One of Banksy’s most famous paintings, an image of a policeman on his hands and knees snorting the road markings as if they are a line of cocaine has been re-discovered. Known as… Continue reading

Banksy tribute mural to Jean-Michel Basquiat appears at the Barbican in London

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Two Banksy tribute pieces to the pioneering street artist Jean-Michel Basquiat have appeared on a street near to the Barbican in London. The work is timely, in just a few days time on… Continue reading

10 Artists to Watch Out for at the Roy’s People Art Fair

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We’ve been trailing this one for a while and have already featured the works of a number of artists taking part, but Roy’s Art Fair is coming soon so we thought we’d do… Continue reading

The Top 25 Street Artists working in Britain Today

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It’s always fraught with difficulty putting together a list like this because of course it is highly subjective. But you know what, we’ve been covering the scene for a while now so we… 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

The Top 20 Artworks from the Upfest Street Art Festival in Bristol

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Upfest is undoubtedly the premier street art festival in Europe. Transforming whole sections of its home city Bristol with pieces from some of the best street artists and graffiti writers from around 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

We meet Roy’s People as he talks about his upcoming art fair

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It’s the Whitecross Street Party and the area is buzzing, Roy is sat in the window of the Curious Duke Gallery with a slab full of miniature figures cutting them up and re-assembling… 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

Open Walls Festival brings Street Art to Blackburn

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It’s the first time I’ve been to Blackburn, the proud Lancastrian town with a glorious heritage in weaving and textiles. By the time I leave though I feel that I know the area… Continue reading

The Street Art of Chrisp Street in Poplar

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The concrete pedestrianised area of Chrisp Street and it’s market are not generally found at the top of any must see street art visitors list but, look closer, and there are some gems… Continue reading

Brockley street art festival brings urban art back to South London

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The third Brockley street art festival has seen street artists return to paint the walls of the South London borough. Taking place over a week the festival ties in with the popular arts… 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

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

Graffiti and street art legends of Shoreditch and London’s East End Mob

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London’s East End is well known as the hub of the graffiti and street art scene of the city. Areas like Shoreditch and Brick Lane have long  hosted iconic works from mysterious artists… 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

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

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

The Street Art of the Ferdinand Estate in Chalk Town

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A short walk from the Chalk Farm tube station in Camden is the Ferdinand Estate, to be fair an unlikely candidate to be a hub for street art, but a place where nonetheless… Continue reading

Where to find street art and graffiti in Brighton

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Brighton is one of the biggest centres for street art and graffiti in the UK and indeed on any trip to the south coast city you cannot fail to see streets and buildings… Continue reading

The Graffiti streets of Fish Island

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Ah Fish Island, a place we know well.  That old industrial area, now being slowly discovered by people looking for the next big thing when it comes to the search for soon to… Continue reading

Greek street artists visit London and put on a show in Dalston

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Some of the Greece’s finest street artists got an outing in Dalston as part of the latest group show to be hosted by the popular BSMT Space gallery. Featuring favourites of this blog,… Continue reading

Street Art Sculptures on show at the Unit 5 Gallery

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A showcase of street art sculpture at the Unit 5 Gallery on Hackney Road brought together some of the World’s best street artists who have showcased their works in 3D. Now we like… Continue reading

Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard

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The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X.  Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year… Continue reading

Toast takes over Soho as Artista opens up her studio

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Flying toast took over Soho with one of London’s most recognisable street artists opening up her studio for a celebration of all things toast. In terms of tags, the toast has become pretty iconic on… Continue reading

Street artist Louis Masai tours America and paints endangered animals wherever he goes

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Environmental street artist Louis Masai has embarked on his biggest project to date, a tour around America, using art to raise awareness of species local to the areas he is visiting who are… Continue reading

Street artists get together to launch 2017 with a paint jam somewhere in Soho

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It’s not the most well known place on the street art scene.  In fact Soho has never really broken through as a must see stop on the street art map, there are too… Continue reading

A Street Art Journey around Petticoat Lane in Spitalfields, the forgotten street art hub of the East End

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Following on from our recent post featuring the work of Ben Eine and his alphabet on Middlesex Street, this post features some of the other work to be seen in this often forgotten… Continue reading

The Ben Eine shutter alphabet of Middlesex Street and Petticoat Lane Market

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One of the first place I ever wandered when first moving to London just over four years ago was the area of Middlesex Street better known to some as the central location of… Continue reading

Inspiring City Podcasts

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Podcast interviews with artists from the street and urban art scenes

Andrea Tyrimos creates ‘Bipolar Picasso’ a new show to raise awareness of Mental Health

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It was sitting in a cafe in Holborn back in February 2016 that Andrea first told me of her passion for mental health and how she felt that it didn’t get the attention… Continue reading

The street art of Clare Street in Bethnal Green

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It’s a little street easily missed just off the Hackney Road but over the past year it’s had more than it’s fair share of street art painted on it. Clare Street is an… Continue reading

Louis Masai prepares for a mural tour of the USA to raise awareness of endangered species

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Popular London based artist Louis Masai has become well known over the past few years for his campaigning murals raising awareness of the plight of endangered species from around the World. Now, he’s… Continue reading

Giant murals from Axel Void, Pref and Gary Stranger add to the street art of Hackney Road in London

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On the corner of Hackney and Colombia road, a new mural can be seen.  A collaboration between two street calligraphers well know on the streets of London, Gary Stranger and Pref.  It says… Continue reading

The street art of North Street in Bristol

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One of the best places to find street art in the country is Bristol and one of the best places to see stuff in that city is in the south on a road… Continue reading

Who is Banksy? The main contenders in the search for the World’s most elusive street artist

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We love a good Banksy conspiracy theory here on Inspiring City and to be fair there is nothing better to get tongues wagging it the World outside the immediate street art sphere than… Continue reading

Sr.X’s Pork Loin Roast serves up a tasty treat in the BSMT Space gallery in Dalston

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Spanish artist Sr. X has been a regular on the streets of London for the past few years.  His art, a mixture of 50’s pop culture imagery often with a fair bit of… Continue reading

Where to find street art in Bristol

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When thinking about the best places to see street art, Bristol is the sort of place that comes high on the list. For many, it is the undisputed capital of street art and… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow aims to bring her special brand of felt magic to create a fabric convenience store in New York

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There simply is no stopping Lucy Sparrow.  From launching her highly successful ‘Cornershop‘ project in London’s Bethnal Green in 2014 she has taken the art world by storm with a series of immersive… Continue reading

Photos from the Whitecross Street party 2016 as the street artists and musicians take over

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It’s one of the best and friendliest festivals of the year and one that we keep coming back to here on Inspiring City, not least because it’s also held on one of the… 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

Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park Soanes Centre gets a street art makeover

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Tower Hamlets Cemetary Park, the green eco oasis in the middle of the sprawling urban environment of Mile End has been having a bit of a makeover of late courtesy of some of… Continue reading

Cities of Hope brings some of the World’s top street artists to Manchester

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Some of the World’s biggest names in street art descended on Manchester’s urban Northern Quarter over the month of May to take part in Cities of Hope, a street festival aimed at raising… Continue reading

Street art in Manchester’s Northern Quarter and where to find it

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Manchester’s Northern Quarter has received a makeover as street artists from around the World descended on the city to take part in the Cities of Hope festival. The area was already a good… Continue reading

Meeting of Styles UK returns to Shoreditch in London for 2016

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One of the biggest street art events of the year ‘Meeting of Styles’ has returned to Shoreditch for the third year running.  More specifically the Nomadic Community Gardens has hosted the event for… Continue reading