Studio Interview with Jonesy, the environmental artist who places bronze sculptures around the City

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One of the most varied artists on the East London street art scene is Jonesy, a man equally at home casting bronze or producing paste ups. He is a multi-faceted talent and his… Continue reading

Ten top abstract sculptures in the City of London

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The City of London is well known for its public art and in particular its sculpture. Look around pretty much every nook and cranny and you’ll probably bump into a statue of some… Continue reading

Colour the Capital from the Forest Recycling Project brings giant murals to the city

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The latest project from the Forest Recycling Project (FRP), Colour the Capital, is the latest way in which unwanted paint can end up transforming the environment and, in this case, providing the raw… Continue reading

Zina paints spectacular glow in the dark mural in Shoreditch as part of Sony Experia Campaign

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Norway’s London based artist Zina is certainly one of the East End’s most prolific street artists. Her distinctive blue hued portraits are difficult to miss especially when painted in large scale and combined… Continue reading

The Art of Paul Don Smith one of Londons most prolific street artists

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You don’t need to travel far in the East End of London to come across some work by the prolific Paul ‘Don’ Smith. Known for his multi-layered stencil portraits, Don’s work is impossible… Continue reading

Treatment Rooms Artists turn London black cab into travelling mosaic to raise awareness of the plight of Kenny ‘Zulu’ Whitmore

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The team of artists known as the ‘Treatment Rooms Collective’ have embarked upon an ambitious project to entirely cover an iconic London black cab with intricate mosaic. Known as the ‘Voodoo Zulu Liberation… Continue reading

A Free Historic Walking Tour around Old Street and Moorgate in London

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The third in our series of curious routes, free historic walking tours around the edges of the City of London, we explore the area around the Old Street Roundabout. Now sometimes known as… Continue reading

Highlights from the Whitecross Street Party 2015 as the non conformists return

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The popular Whitecross Street Party returned for another year and moved from the two day extravaganza of the past few years to a more packed one day affair. As usual visitors could expect… Continue reading

Photography exhibition ‘About a Strand’ by Lewis Phillips highlights Mental Illness and homelessness on the streets of London

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A powerful exhibition from photographer Lewis Phillips has taken a rarely seen look at life behind the facade of one of London’s busiest and well known streets! The Strand links Trafalgar Square to… Continue reading

Meeting of Styles returns to Shoreditch and finds a home at the Nomadic Community Gardens

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The Meeting of Styles festival returned to Shoreditch last weekend for another paint packed festival filled with art, music, food and some all round relaxing vibes particularly enhanced by this years location at… Continue reading

Street Art comes to Margate as the Affordably Affordable Art Boutique opens in the town

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In amongst the day trippers on the busy high street overlooking Margate Beach an interested crowd has gathered near an old retail unit, which for over a decade has had it’s entrances boarded… Continue reading

Interview with Hannah Adamaszek as she seeks serenity in her latest show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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The gallery is serene! This is perhaps not suprising given that the artist on show is Hannah Adamaszek. Someone who last showcased in the same gallery, albeit in a slightly different location, over… Continue reading

Battle Cancer graffiti event in Leake Street draws a crowd and raises money for Cancer Research

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The latest paint jam in the Leake Street tunnel saw it taken over as a whole bunch of graffiti artists gathered to raise money and awareness for Cancer Research. It isn’t the first… Continue reading

Street Art Book Art launches in Soho and celebrates the artists of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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The Dulwich Outdoor Gallery has been a labour of love for the past few years. Curated by Ingrid Beazley, it has turned the streets of leafy Dulwich into one of the country’s must… Continue reading

Environmental Artists place their mark on Munro House in Leeds as Human Nature leaves its legacy

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Munro House in Leeds describes itself as being the gateway to Leeds Art Quarter and you can see why. An imposing building built in Leeds industrial heyday it now houses creative studios and… 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

Interview with Ben Oakley as he tells the World “it’s the least I could do!”

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We’ve often covered Ben Oakley shows here on Inspiring City, but usually it’s in his role as the owner and curator of the popular independent gallery that bears his name, nestled within the… Continue reading

New Boxpark ‘Pop Brixton’ opens in the town with street artists bringing the containers to life

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Brixton sure is changing and the opening of the latest BoxPark to hit the city is just another symbol of that change. Built on reclaimed land and made up of shipping containers, the… Continue reading

The first ever Brockley street art festival turns the town multi coloured

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The first ever street art festival has been held over the last week in the London suburb of Brockley. Not normally known for it’s works of art on the streets there’s a first… Continue reading

Interview with Airborne Mark, the notorious vandal painting his origami riots on the walls of London

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You’d be hard pushed to miss Airborne Mark! Known for his origami inspired art on the streets of London he is an artist who is hard to forget. Creative to the core it’s… Continue reading

Alice looks round the curtain as campaigning artist S.O.S seeks to raise awareness of FGM

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One of the most iconic images from the recent Femme Fierce festival was that of a cartoon Alice in Wonderland painted by Brighton based Sarah Gillings aka S.O.S or ‘Save Our Souls’. That… Continue reading

Interview with SNUB as he talks Robots, 2000AD and pioneering street art in the nineties

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The path from Brighton to London is well trodden and for SNUB, it’s one he’s been taking for many years. A street artist now exhibiting at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich his… Continue reading

Studio 189 launches with a Spring Ball and seeks to reinvent the art of exhibition

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With the prices of exhibition space often sky high across the city it is perhaps no suprise that new venues are beginning to be found and often within the most unlikely of places.… Continue reading

Alex from Looking for Heroes meets Ashley, Hannah, Neela, Alain and Chiara as part of her everyday heroes series

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In the second of our collaborations with Alex’s ‘Looking for Heroes‘, Alex meets five more everyday heroes from her travels around London and finds out their stories. Ashley – A man with a… Continue reading

Interview with DONK as he pastes on walls and prepares for his show at the Well Hung Gallery

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Donk is an artist who has intrigued me for a while. His work can be found all over the East End. Plastered across all the usual spots along the back streets of Brick… Continue reading

Roy’s People brings to life his ‘Little Heroes’ as he prepares for his next solo show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Roy is back and this time his little people have taken on a new dimension with the ‘Little Heroes’ due to take over the Curious Duke Gallery from the show launch on Thursday… 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

Street Artists combine in order to support the ‘Save Brixton Arches’ campaign

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Street artists have gathered together to show their support for the traders currently at risk of eviction from the iconic railway arches in Brixton! Containing a variety of colourful businesses from sole trader… Continue reading

Soapbox Sundays relaunch at popular art hangout Montys Bar on Brick Lane

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Trendy street art hangout Monty’s Bar is re-launching it’s popular ‘Soapbox Sunday‘ arts market this Easter on Sunday 5 April. Situated at the top end of Brick Lane and nestled amongst art galleries,… Continue reading

Alex Looks for Heroes in everyday life and brings some positivity back to the internet

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Every now and then you come across cool little projects when trawling Facebook or Instagram which, nestled amongst the mundane and the day to day, add a real sense of light and hope… Continue reading

The Spring Projects Launch ‘Big Dream’ as they plan to bring more hopes and smiles to the streets

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Following on from the huge success of their ‘Next Best Thing’ campaign to find a street art star of the future. The Spring Projects are today going bigger and better with #BIGDREAM which… Continue reading

Interview with Argentinas Fio Silva as she paints her way around Europe and places her art onto the World stage

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I first became aware of Fio Silva through an international competition arranged by the Spring Projects to find ‘The Next Best Thing‘ in street art. Entrants from all around the World were whittled… 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

Argentinian street artist Fio Silva wins International Talent Search and Prepares to Paint in London, Amsterdam and Milan

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An international search for a street art star of the future has concluded with Argentinian artist Fio Silva winning the prize and coming to the attention of the wider street art world. Organised… 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

Top Greek street artists Simoni Fontana, Mariana Cute and Cleo43 prepare to hit the Banksy tunnel for Femme Fierce

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Three of Greece’s top street artists will be amongst the 150 artists taking part in the next edition of Femme Fierce on International Womens day 8 March 2015. Simoni Fontana, Mariana Cute and… Continue reading

Photos from the last days of Camden Lock Market as the Redevelopment gets underway

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The street art sheds of Camden have become a popular destination for lovers of urban art over the past few years. One by one the sheds were painted outside of opening hours with… 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

Sam Peacock prepares for ‘Fractured’ his latest show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Spend any sort of time with Sam Peacock and it is likely that two topics will be raised, Rugby and Fracking! Rugby, as in the town and not the sport, because that’s where… Continue reading

The Spring Projects search for the next best thing prepares to uncover a street art star of the future

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From life as an investment banker through into a career in fashion, the life of Bri Patty has had many twists and turns on a journey which has led to ‘The Spring Projects‘.… Continue reading

Borondo wows Shoreditch with ‘Animal’ an immersive solo show at the London Newcastle Gallery

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Spanish street artist Borondo has become a well know feature on London’s streets over the past few years with his work popping up at regular intervals. Often grand in scale and deeply impressive,… Continue reading

Interview with Mark McClure as he visits his giant wooden mosaic in the Olympic Park

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The hoardings are finally beginning to come down at the Olympic Park! They’ve been up there a while to cover the ongoing development work but also at the same time inadvertently covering up… Continue reading

Street Artists turn Camden into a massive outdoor gallery as the developers prepare to move in

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Camden has long been growing in terms of it’s popularity for street art but the past few months have seen a real burst of activity. Dotted around the Camden Lock area we’ve already… Continue reading

Art Map London launches search for free artist spaces in the city

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It’s a common problem within the artistic community! You want to exhibit your work and get yourself out there but you can’t find the space and when you do, it’s often over-priced because… Continue reading

A Street Art Journey to the Trellick Tower in West London

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The Trellick Tower is a grade II listed building in the Royal borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Designed by architect Erno Goldfinger it was completed in 1972 and based on the Balfron Tower,… Continue reading

Rockwell House closes its doors for the final time, another casualty to the sprawl of the ever growing city

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Rockwell House, so often the venue to be at the centre of the Shoreditch art scene is to be no more. Celebrating it’s final party on New Years Eve, it was to be… Continue reading

Artists say Je Suis Charlie as they pay tribute to murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists

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Artists from around the World have been posting their tributes to the murdered cartoonists from the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. From all different genres of the art world, artists have been expressing… Continue reading

Femme Fierce 2015 Launches with a Kickstarter Campaign and promises to be bigger than ever

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Following the success of Femme Fierce held on International Women’s Day in March last year it is perhaps not suprising that this year, 2015, it’s coming back and the ladies will be doing… Continue reading

Brazilian artist Lucas Levitan invades instagram and brings pictures to life with his brilliant cartoons

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Lucas Levitan has been taking the World by storm, or at least he’s been taking the instagram World by storm! Invading the accounts of unsuspecting users and “stealing” their photos only for them… Continue reading