Category Archive: Street Artist

Meeting of Styles 2018 returns to the Nomadic Community Gardens in London

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Meeting of Styles, London’s biggest street art festival returned for 2018 and once again took over the Nomadic Community Gardens, the cool social space next just off to Brick Lane. The centrepiece of… Continue reading

‘Missing’ the latest exhibition from Louis Masai brings endangered species into the Crypt Gallery

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The latest exhibition from Louis Masai once again tackled the problems facing species around the world with an immersive show in the atmospheric Crypt Gallery in London. The Crypt is exactly that, a… Continue reading

Revolutionary Posters from the May 1968 Demonstrations in France go on display at the Lazinc Gallery

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It’s 22 March 1968 and a group of students are staging an extended sit in. Protesting at conditions in their university, the demonstration is broken up by the authorities who choose to use… Continue reading

We Meet Sam Peacock in Hastings to talk about his new body of work ‘Of The Land’

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I suppose I should have known better! A trip to the seaside sounded appealing and what’s not to like about Hastings, that historic fishing town on the south coast. Popping down to see… Continue reading

The murals of the 2018 Nuart Aberdeen Street Art Festival

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The second iteration of the Nuart street art festival saw 12 street artists from around the world invited into the city of Aberdeen. The festival which started in Stavanger in Norway has in… Continue reading

Where to find street art in Aberdeen

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Pictures and information about the street art murals of Aberdeen created as part of the Nuart festivals

Ten Artists worth knowing about at the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton

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A few weeks ago we joined a number of other bloggers to talk art and social media at the Art Republic Gallery in Brighton. It was a good old get together organised by… Continue reading

Remi Rough the abstract artist painting murals around London

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We’ve been coming across a lot of work by Remi Rough recently. An abstract painter with a background in graffiti who has got a number of murals dotted around the city. Most recently his… Continue reading

A Wander around the Felt Cave, Lucy Sparrow’s Felt Making Studio

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So last month we caught up with Lucy Sparrow and you might have read our latest interview with her here. We talked about her journey since the epic Cornershop installation in 2014 and… Continue reading

Lucy Sparrow the Felt Artist taking the Art World by Storm

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We are sitting in the felt cave! On the inside a comfy cavern full of felt shaped goodies whilst on the outside it’s an unprepossessing farmers outhouse. “I’ve had to expand three times… Continue reading

Where to find Street Art and Graffiti in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle

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The Baltic Triangle in Liverpool is the cities growing cultural hub. Walk around the streets and you are likely to find the odd cool cafe and eatery alongside the graffiti and street art… Continue reading

Interview with Decolife as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in London

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We first met Andre Deco in 2013 when he first came to London. Originally from Sao Paulo in Brazil he had been wandering! Travelling Europe for two years he would follow his instinct… Continue reading

The Banksy mural in Dover and where to find it

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Okay so we might be slightly late to the party on this one. However we finally made it down to Dover to see one of the biggest pieces painted in the UK by… Continue reading

Banksy art appears on the Scott Street Bridge in Hull

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On the floor of a permanently raised drawbridge in Hull, a new Banksy has appeared! Now covered with the obligatory perspex it depicts a young boy wearing a colander for a hat and… Continue reading

Lost Coast a photographic essay from Carson Lancaster explores the raw Californian coastline

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A photographic essay exploring the most undeveloped and remote part of the Californian coastline is the focus of one of the latest exhibitions at the print space in London. The show from Carson… Continue reading

Paint Jam in Penge sets off the 2018 street art year in London

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As has become now a bit of a tradition, our pals at London Calling once again organised a street art paint jam to celebrate not only the new year but also the anniversary… Continue reading

The Inspiring City Street Art Review of 2017

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As ever it’s been a busy year here on the blog and we’ve expanded our horizons a bit. From focusing mainly on the street art scene of London for the past few years… Continue reading

Anna Laurini the fine artist whose abstract faces can be found all around the streets of London

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You can’t fail to notice Anna Laurini’s abstract faces. Peering out of doorways, on the sides of lampposts and on the hoardings of building sites her work is instantly recognisable. She doesn’t describe… Continue reading

Giant mural by the Nomad Clan and Tankpetrol pays tribute to the mill workers of Leeds

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It’s a mural we’ve seen many times from the train on the way from London to Leeds but this Christmas we finally got to see the giant mural called ‘True North’ upclose. Nestled… Continue reading

The best spots to see poster and paste up art on Brick Lane in London

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Brick Lane is a favourite spot of ours. Go there at any time of the year and you’ll always find something different. The art always evolves and a large part of that evolution… Continue reading

Street artists combine to create art exploring the Paradox of Social Media

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Street art and social media is intrinsically linked these days. In fact, any type of art! It doesn’t really matter, if you’re an artist and you’re not on social media then you’re probably… Continue reading

Street Artists take over abandoned office block in Soho

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For the second time this year our friends at London Calling took over an abandoned office block in the centre of Soho and opened up its walls to artists to do with what… Continue reading

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

Who are the best 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