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

Battersea Power Station, an industrial time capsule living on in these remarkable photographs

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As the city changes around us and more and more of our buildings disappear to progress it’s no surprise that the hobby of urban exploring has begun to take off.  Recording buildings that… Continue reading

20 of the Best Street Art photographs to celebrate the year from Inspiring City

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So 2014 has been a busy year for Inspiring City and as you would expect we’ve taken a lot of photographs. In fact we’ve probably taken too many, the majority of the pictures… 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

Amara Por Dios paints her biggest ever wall at the Village Underground in London

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The massive Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is one of the most iconic spots to find street art in the city of London. Well situated just a short walk away from Shoreditch High… Continue reading

Parabola di G the new show from Giacomo Bufarini exhibits at the Howard Griffin Gallery

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Giacomo Bufarini, the artist formerly known as RUN, is the latest artist to take over the Howard Griffin Gallery with an immersive installation in black and white. The street artist has met the… 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

To Pay or not to Pay? Why is the Question of Paying Interns in the Art Sector a controversial one?

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An interesting debate has started recently on the topic of paid internships in the art world. Of course it’s a debate that has been going on for a while in other sectors too,… Continue reading

An Artistic Journey Through Afghanistan with War Artist Arabella Dorman

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There’s a powerful emotion in the words of Arabella Dorman when she speaks of her experiences in Afghanistan.  Embedded as a war artist with the British, first visiting Iraq in 2006 and then Afghanistan… Continue reading

The Lost Abbeys and Priories of London Part 3, The Black Friars and the Grey Friars

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For part three of our Lost abbey’s series we focus on the old monastic buildings which used to exist towards the west of the old City of London. For part one we looked… Continue reading

Tribute to Ben Naz as Street Artists Take Over the Leake Street Tunnel for Memorial Paint Jam

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The legal graffiti space underneath the arches of Waterloo station, the Leake Street Tunnel, once again received a makeover today as the street art community turned out in force to pay tribute to… Continue reading

Inspiring City Nominated for UK Blog Awards

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Yes that’s right it’s that time of year when the UK Blog Awards come around and Inspiring City has received a nomination. Unfortunately it doesn’t tell you who nominated the blog so 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

Who is the New Banksy? 10 artists who have been compared to the World’s most famous street artist

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There’s a staple phrase which journalists like to use when describing the work of a new artistic talent particularly if the work is on the street and that is to make comparisons to… Continue reading

Lollipop Gallery Opens in Spitalfields as a Gallery for Collectors by Collectors

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There is an undeniable freshness about Spitalfields newest gallery. The walls have been whitewashed and the wooden floorboards have been brought back to life, reviving a building that had been in mothballs for… Continue reading

Highlights from the 2014 Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Exhibition in Regents Park

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The artistic behemouth that is the Frieze Art Fair parked itself once more in Regents Park over the weekend complete with sculpture park which happily was completely free for all to enjoy. Curated… Continue reading

10 Artists which the Other Art Fair has taught us we should be looking out for

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One of the country’s largest art fairs has been taking place this weekend in the East End of London. The Other Art Fair has been sharing space at the Truman Brewery complex to… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Mr Cenz as he exhibits his new show ‘Distortions’ at the Pure Evil Gallery

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Look around the streets of Shoreditch and Brick Lane and it’s likely that at some point you’ll see some work from spray paint maestro Mr. Cenz. Now exhibiting with the Pure Evil Gallery… Continue reading

A Floating Building in Covent Garden and a Melting Wax House in Bankside, amazing creations from artist Alex Chinneck

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Look hard enough around London and you never know what you’ll find. Works of art abound and it’s not just the obvious that you need to look out for. With works from artist… Continue reading

Ana Tzarev’s Love & Peace Campaign Places Giant Flower Sculptures in London and around the World

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Just up the road from the Tate Britain on London’s Millbank sits a giant purple flower! Overlooking the Thames and sitting near to Vauxhall Bridge it’s just the latest in a series of… Continue reading

The Hepworth Gallery, the Jewel in Wakefields Crown

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It may seem an unlikely location for one of the country’s newest and most impressive art galleries but the northern town of Wakefield is fast gaining a reputation for high quality art. Never… Continue reading

Interview with Sabina Andron as she curates her first group show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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It seems right that we should be meeting in Leake Street! The famous legal graffiti spot underneath the arches of Waterloo Station and sometimes known as the ‘Banksy Tunnel’ has long been 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

Interview with Artist John McCarthy as he Crumples Paper, Paints Portraits and Prepares for his next show

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I’ve always had a strange fondness for Flemish glass!  Odd you might think that I should bring this up in an interview with fine artist John McCarthy but there is a reason and… Continue reading

Talking Peace Festival Launches in London and uses Street Art to start a Conversation

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International Alerts Talking Peace festival has launched in London with a celebration of World Food and great art! The idea is simple, start a conversation over a shared meal or through a common… Continue reading

Interview with Street Artist AR as she prepares for her show with Boxhead at the Well Hung Gallery

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I do enjoy going to Camden.  Now, admittedly that in itself isn’t suprising it is a cool place, if a little busy and with a little bit of an edge at times.  The… Continue reading

Dream to Screen Young Film Making Competition Announces Finalists for Public Vote

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Finalists for the UK’s newest and quite possibly most exciting young film-makers competition have been chosen and are awaiting the public vote. The brainchild of Cineworld Cinemas, the competition aims to give talented… Continue reading

Public Paint Jam at Sclater Street Stalls brings Street Art to the Masses

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For lovers of live street art one of the best places to see artists in action is every other Saturday on Sclater Street, the little thoroughfare that links Shoreditch with Brick Lane. Already… Continue reading