Category Archive: Artista

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

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

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 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

The Seven Stars on Brick Lane the former murky East End pub which is now a street art hotspot

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It often gets featured and it often gets visited, in fact no self respecting street art connoisseur misses it when visiting the area and that’s because the Seven Stars car park at the… Continue reading

Portraits of the artists of Femme Fierce taken in the Leake Street tunnel

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Portraits of the Femme Fierce artists taken during the 2015 festival have been released by photographer Lewis Phillips.  Lewis, a good friend of this blog, has spent a lot of time documenting the art… Continue reading

Birthday celebrations lead to a graffiti jam at Mile End skate park

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Mile End skate park isn’t a place we get to very often.  There’s a leisure centre, a running track a leisure centre and a whole bunch of five a side courts alongside the park… Continue reading

Blackall Street Paint Jam celebrates one full year of London Calling

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Our friends at London Calling are celebrating one full year of blogging and what better way to mark the occasion than with an all out paint jam in one of London’s most popular… Continue reading

The art world pays tribute to David Bowie as tributes fill the internet

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The first thing I read on the morning of 11 January 2016 was a facebook post from a good friend of mine who I went to college with but now see nowhere near… Continue reading

Spotlight on the artists of the Femme Fierce Kickstarter campaign, Joyce Treasure, Candy Lo, Mish Chang, AR, Artista and Karis Knight

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A few months ago Inspiring City teamed up with Femme Fierce and filmmaker Daniel Lucas of Dpict Media to film the Kickstarter video which ultimately did it’s bit to help raise the £2500… Continue reading

Femme Fierce join forces with the Rise Gallery to transform sixties shopping centre in Croydon

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In an appetiser to the main event, the juggernaut that is Femme Fierce rolled into Croydon town and brought live street art to the shutters of South London. Joining forces with the Rise… Continue reading

The 2014 Inspiring City London Art Review of the Year

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The second full year of Inspiring City has seen the blog diversify into different genres and a spreading of our wings into different parts of London. We’ve interviewed artists, seen a lot of… Continue reading

Artists Paint for Peace in Shoreditch with Events Leading up to International Peace Day

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International Alerts ‘Talking Peace‘ festival has been getting into full swing throughout the month of September with a whole range of artists giving their time and talent to help start a conversation about… Continue reading

Water Lane in Camden Gets a Street Art Makeover as Boxhead adds to Londons Latest Outdoor Gallery

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These days one of the most exciting places to see street art is in Camden as the sheds and walls around Camden Lock Market continue to be painted at a rate of knots.… Continue reading

Female Artists Take Over the Leake Street Tunnel in Waterloo and Paint it Pink for International Womens Day

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The famous Leake Street Tunnel in the arches underneath Waterloo Station has never seen anything quite like this. It’s previously dark graffiti daubed walls had been turned bright pink by over 100 female… Continue reading

Interview with Artista as She Talks Toast and Prepares for her Group Show at the Cre8 Gallery

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The current character of choice is toast! Literally, it’s toast! Flying toast, toast with cheese, toast on cardboard, toast is everywhere and is the latest in the production line of fun cartoony characters… Continue reading

The 2013 Inspiring City Street Art London Review of the Year

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This year has seen some real quality street art around the environs of London with the East End in particular playing host to some of the Worlds best artists. Combined with the home… Continue reading

Awesome Street Art Collaborations, 10 of the Best London Street Art Mash Ups

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It always fun when artists who don’t normally work together, get together to work on a collaborative piece so I thought I’d reflect on a few of the collaborative pieces I’ve seen in… Continue reading

Leake Street Paint Jam in London Waterloo

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A one day paint jam on 23 June 2013 saw artists from all over the city coming together to repaint the designated graffiti area of the Leake Street tunnel. The event was one… Continue reading

Here today, gone tomorrow. When street art is destroyed

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There has been a lot in the press this year about a piece of work by Banksy which was removed from a wall near Turnpike Lane tube station and then suddenly appearing in… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Brick Lane in London

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Any casual visitor to the city wanting to find a high quality selection of street art need look no further than Londons Brick Lane.  It is the epicentre of street art in the… Continue reading

Streetfest London Rocks Shoreditch

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The 2013 Streetfest in Shoreditch once again proved popular.  Featuring live street art, dance performances, bmx cycling, skateboarding and live music the festival was indeed a homage to it’s street roots. Held in… Continue reading

Artista adds fun and colour to Shoreditch walls

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Anyone wandering around Shoreditch recently could not fail to notice the influx of little triangular one eyed people brightening up the walls of the area. The creations of street artist Artista, these fun… Continue reading