Interview with Louis Masai as he prepares for ‘Last of My Kind’ in Bristol

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In a disused toilet block in the city of Bristol, London based artist Louis Masai will soon be holding his next solo show, ‘Last of My Kind’. With a theme of endangered birds,… Continue reading

Interview with the Little London Observationist Stephanie Sadler as she prepares for her first solo show

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You know you’re in Chelsea when the locals are quaffing Oysters at the local market. The Chelsea Farmers Market on a Saturday is a foodies favourite and just round the corner from the… Continue reading

Free Walking Tour of the East End of London

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The East End is a vibrant place, home to many people from all over the world and packed with history, the streets and buildings all having stories to tell. From the Huguenots to… Continue reading

Florentine Street Sign Artist Clet Abraham visits London

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Italian based French artist Clet Abraham is well known for his playful alterations of common street signs. His home town of Florence is full of them and now you may just spot one… Continue reading

Thai Street Artist Alex Face visits London and uses art to warn about the future

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Some artists can’t resist the lure of a wall when visiting London. The same is true for Bangkok based artist Alex Face, visiting the country to exhibit at the Moniker Art Fair at… Continue reading

American Muralist Beau Stanton paints Pedley Street in London

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In a weekend which saw a lot of artists descend upon the Brick Lane area, American muralist Beau Stanton added his mark to the regularly painted spot on Pedley Street. Fresh from a… Continue reading

A Weekend like no other on Brick Lane as the ‘Moniker’ and ‘The Other’ Art Fairs take over the Truman Brewery

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A quite remarkable artistic extravaganza took place over the weekend with two massive art fairs taking over the Truman Brewery and a whole host of street artists taking over the walls of Brick… Continue reading

Greek artist ‘Ser’ uses art to lampoon and satirise the Greek Debt Crisis

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Politics and art have always gone together well and Greece’s current turbulent economic and political situation seems ripe for satire and the mind of an artist to truly make sense of what is… Continue reading

Graffiti Artists Paul Insect, Sweet Toof and Rowdy get up to no good in East London

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Anyone travelling on the A12 past Bromley By Bow tube station cannot fail to notice the eyesore of a building directly opposite. It’s been a while since this sorry looking place saw any… Continue reading

The Unique Art Extravaganza of the Far Rockaway Bar in Shoreditch

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The staff are being trained, the finishing touches are being applied and Shoreditch’s hippest new bar and restaurant is about to open it’s doors to the public for the first time. But Far… Continue reading

Paint Jam at the Elephant and Castle for Elefest 2013

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Paint Jam’s are always fun and give the public the opportunity to see live street art in action and to see and talk to the artists. This year, as part of the Elefest… Continue reading

Interview with Up and Coming German Street Artist Kef

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My first meeting with Kef was at a party! Held at the Curious Duke Gallery, he was helping the gallery to celebrate its 2nd birthday with wine and cake. We spoke and he… Continue reading

French street artist LucyLucy and Hannah Adamaszek collaborate in Dalston

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Collaborations are always fun, even more so when the combining duo are two of the most gifted young female street artists around in the UK’s Hannah Adamaszek and France’s Lucy Desbordes. Even better… Continue reading

George the Dog, John the Artist exhibition in Shoreditch

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The truest form of Street Art can be seen in the exhibition by John Dolan at the Howard Griffin Gallery on Shoreditch High Street. True, because for the past three years John has… Continue reading

Paper Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London

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The Saatchi Gallery in the west of London is one of the artistic gems of London. Entirely free, the gallery has built a reputation over the years for showcasing up and coming talent… Continue reading

Battersea Power Station opens it’s doors to the public for Open House 2013

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The four pillared former power station at Battersea has become an iconic part of London’s skyline. Left to decay over the years since de-commissioning it has been at the centre of a number… Continue reading

The Surreal Side of Street Art

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by Eleni Duke, Curator of the Curious Duke Gallery Surrealism is a movement most people associate with the likes of Dali, Ernst and Kahlo and not normally associated with street art! Amazing painters… Continue reading

‘The Orchid and White Foxes’ Japanese inspired art show in London by Saki & Bitches

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unSilwex House on Quaker Street just off from Brick Lane is not the sort of place one would normally expect to find any sort of art exhibition. A run down former warehouse it… Continue reading

Saki and Bitches Street Art in London

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Anyone wandering around the East End of late may well have noticed the rather colourful and scantily clad ladies popping up on walls around Shoreditch. The product of artist ‘Saki & Bitches’ she… 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 Eleni Duke Curator of the Curious Duke Gallery in London

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Whitecross Street has a vibe all of it’s own! Not quite the city and not quite within the cool conurbations of Shoreditch and Hoxton, it has a special relaxed atmosphere. Off the beaten… Continue reading

New Martin Ron Mural on Hanbury Street in London

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Following the success of his epic if slightly random Village Underground mural satire on the badger cull, Argentinian muralist Martin Ron has somehow managed to come across another huge spot to paint in… Continue reading

Mural On The Marsh Officially Opens in Walthamstow

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The community led Mural on the Marsh project officially opened today with nibbles, wine and a poem reading. Organised by local campaigner Fabien Ho with the help of Global Street Art the plan… Continue reading

Mag Magrela Street Art in London

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Over the past few weeks a number of distinctive murals from Brazilian artist Mag Magrela have appeared at various locations around London. Brought over by creative agency Pigment I was fortunate enough to… Continue reading

Sleeping Street Art Giants from Brazil by the Blackwall DLR

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On the DLR running from Poplar to Beckton have a look out the window on the left hand side as you pass between Blackwall and East India Dock stations. There nestled on Scouler… Continue reading

Interview with Argentine Street Artist Martin Ron as he paints the famous Village Underground Wall in London

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Six days into the painting of another huge mural, Argentinian artist Martin Ron has to finally take a break as the weather, great until this point, begins to have other ideas! Huddled in… Continue reading

Artists Combine to Create Incredible Mural in the Walthamstow Marsh

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Artists of all persuasions joined forces this weekend to create an incredible mural under a railway bridge in the historic Walthamstow Marsh as part of the community ‘Mural in the Marsh‘ project. With… Continue reading

Top International Street Artists MadC, Reka and ROA transform Chance Street in London

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Chance Street in Shoreditch has been transformed over the past few months with two significant murals adding to the already dominant hedgehog left by Belgian artist ROA in 2012. Just across the street… Continue reading

Fred Le Chevalier Street Art hits East London

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Keen observers of the street art scene in the East End will have noticed a number of distinctive paste ups popping up lately from French artist Fred Le Chevalier. Popular in Paris, Chevalier… Continue reading

Hackney Wicked Festival 2013 opens up art to everyone

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This years Hackney Wicked festival proved once again that the Wick is a vibrant and growing place for Arts in the city. Packed full of artist studios they were opened up over the… Continue reading

Interview with Artist Hannah Adamaszek prior to her first Solo Show at the Curious Duke Gallery

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Preparing for a first solo show means sacrifices and for Crawley’s exciting artistic talent Hannah Adamaszek that means space. Canvases now take priority in her flat, the spare room becomes a studio and… Continue reading

The Art of the Sticker, a new medium for Street Art in London’s East End

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Stickers are all over the place in Shoreditch and becoming more and more popular as a way of expression. Covering lampposts, walls, windows and generally any surface suitable enough, there are plenty going… Continue reading

Digging up King Johns Court, Crossrail excavations in Stepney Green

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A couple of weeks ago I took part in my first archaeological dig courtesy of the Museum of London Archaelogy (MOLA) and Crossrail. The dig, in Stepney Green, was to uncover the remains… 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

Street Art on the South Bank Celebrating Street Culture

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As part of the ‘Urban Celebrating Street Culture’ festival the South Bank Centre joined forces with Global Street Art this weekend to put on a street art paint jam of sorts just below… Continue reading

10,000 views!!! The Top Five Posts as Inspiring City hits 5 digits !!!

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Last week saw another milestone for Inspiring City as we reached the landmark 10,000 views total on the blog. It didn’t seem that long ago since the total hits amounted to 5000 and… Continue reading

New Stik Mural on the South Bank in London Waterloo

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The South Bank has a new mural and this time it’s from renowned street artist Stik drawing as part of the ‘Celebrating Street Art Culture’ weekend hosted by the Southbank Centre. Following in… Continue reading

Boat Art by Tower Bridge on the River Thames

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Over the past few weeks the foreshore of the River Thames has been playing host to some of the most celebrated street artists around. The likes of Alice Pasquini, Miss Van, Ciro Schu… Continue reading

The Great 12 Livery Companies of the City of London

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The Livery companies of the City of London have played an integral part in the development of the city. So much so that even today, the activities of the various liveries are intertwined… Continue reading

Interview with Mateus Bailon Brazil’s Exciting Street Art Talent

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Compared to the natural charms of Mateus Bailon’s native Brazil, The White Hart pub in gritty Whitechapel must seem quite far removed! Best known for it’s links to Jack the Ripper and oozing… Continue reading

Whitecross Street Party 2013 – The Rise of the Non-Conformists

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The Whitecross Street Party was certinaly the place to be this weekend! A fun, lively couple of days when Whitecross Street, a little road just north of the Barbican Centre, shuts down, turns… Continue reading

Amazing Elephant Octopus Street Art created by Alexis Diaz in London

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Puerto Rican artist Alexis Diaz has spent the best part of the past week in just the one place! Seemingly rooted to the spot he has produced an epic work over the past… Continue reading

Jana & JS Street Art in London

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Street artist couple Jana & JS have left their mark over the East End over the past few weeks. Normally based out of Salzburg in Austria the French and Austrian couple have left… Continue reading

Art is Trash, Rubbish Art in East London … Literally!

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A new art phenomena sweeping East London over the past few weeks has been the Trash Art of Spanish artist Francisco de Pajaro. Best known for his work in Spain producing trash art… Continue reading

Birth of a Street Art Gallery – Interview with Ingrid Beazley curator of the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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The first thing you notice when you step out onto the street from East Dulwich station is the huge gable end of a young girl holding a spray can on the opposite side… Continue reading

RUN and Dscreet ‘A Foot in the Door’ show at the Tramshed in Shoreditch

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Today saw the launch of the RUN and Dscreet collaborative show hosted in the basement of the Tramshed in Shoreditch. The Tramshed, best known as a location for fine dining, is also well… Continue reading

The Evolution of Art, When the Street Meets the Gallery

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Street Art and Dulwich – At first glance it doesn’t look like the most natural combination but the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery, in it’s own little way has started to turn the concept of… Continue reading

A Street Art Tour of Fish Island and Hackney Wick

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If you’re into street art or not, a walk around the Lea Navigation waterway and Fish Island is well worth the effort. Close to the Olympic Stadium, the canals of the area have… 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

A Free Street Art Tour of Shoreditch in London

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Street Art Tours are all rage in the East End of London with visitors to the area keen to know where to spot the latest street art. Following the breakout success of the… Continue reading