Category Archive: Zabou

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

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

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

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

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

Saatchi Gallery showcases some of the World’s best female street art talent with ‘XX: a moment in time’

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The Saatchi Gallery has moved back into the world of street art with a group show featuring some of the top names from around the street art world. Reading like a who’s who… Continue reading

New Years Day artistic journey into the Leake Street Tunnel

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It looked like New Years Eve was brought in pretty well at the Leake Street Tunnel.  Wandering around on the first day of 2016, the debris of the night before could still be… Continue reading

Mugshots of street artists are pasted onto the walls of London as part of the PINCH project from Art No Cube

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Mugshots of some the city’s best known street artists have been appearing all over the Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas of London. Holding a sign that simply says PINCH, the artists are photographed against… Continue reading

A Free Street Art Tour of Bethnal Green and Hackney Road in London

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This year has seen a further shift in the centre of gravity of street art in the city. Further east from its heartland of Shoreditch artists have been finding spots around Bethnal Green… Continue reading

Camden street art scene gets a new lease of life as artists find new walls despite the redevelopment

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The Camden street art scene, so vibrant for the past few years has had to find a new centre of gravity following the massive redevelopment of the area around what was formerly the… Continue reading

Femme Fierce 2015 packs the Leake Street Tunnel as Female street artists paint it brilliant blue

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Street art has just become the next Rock and Roll! Or, so you might think. The hoards of cameras clicking away certainly gave a hint to the sort of interest this event was… Continue reading

Femme Fierce and Plan UK team up to transform Shoreditch Art Wall in aid of the Because I’m a Girl campaign

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The Shoreditch Art Wall has seen more than it’s fair share of artists pop by over the last few years with its prime location widely seen as one of the key spots for… 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

Zabou takes to the stage at a TED conference to give insightful speech on Street Art and Graffiti

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There’s no doubt that interest in street art is growing. Around the World, the movement is evolving, cities are getting involved, books are been written and festivals are being arranged. It’s becoming a… Continue reading

Interview with Street Artist ATM talking Birds, Acton and a Show at the Ben Oakley Gallery

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We are sitting in Mary’s Cafe!  It’s the sort of place that Alan Sugar would be proud.  The sort of place where the losing team on the Apprentice goes to lick their wounds… Continue reading

The Street Art Sheds of Camden Market One of North Londons Funkiest Art Projects

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Camden is a pretty cool and vibrant place at the best of times. Already it plays host to some of the best nightlife, music, shopping and food around as the crowds scrabbling to… Continue reading

Hannah Adamaszek and Zabou team up to Paint Foxes and Steely Eyed Women in Dalston

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I do enjoy a good collaboration, even more so when it involves two friends of this blog who randomly decide to get together, go outside and find a shutter. French artist Zabou has… 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

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

Artist tributes to Nelson Mandela light up the Internet

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The internet has been lighting up over the past few days with tributes following the sad passing of Nelson Mandela. One of the great icons of our age, Mandela has defined a generation… Continue reading

‘Urban and Iconic’ Exhibition under the Hoxton Arches in London

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The Urban and Iconic show held between 5th and 10th September under the Hoxton Arches always promised to be a good one given the list of quality artists on display. The likes of… Continue reading

Interview with Zabou Dalstons hippest new street art talent

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The scaffolding over the entrance of the ‘Dalston Social’ bar indicates the presence of one of Londons newest street art talents.  The busy location on Stoke Newington Road is playing host to Zabou,… Continue reading

French Street Art in London, the top French artists in the city

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London attracts many people from all over the world and the street art scene has more than it’s fair share of talent rocking up and gracing our walls. The French in particular have… Continue reading