London Urban Sketchers showcase at Timberyard in Covent Garden

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This week saw the celebration of the inaugural art show in Covent Gardens trendy new coffee house Timberyard. Open a mere two weeks, the Covent Garden Timberyard is the second to open after… Continue reading

A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Brixton and the Stockwell Hall of Fame

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It took me a while to get here but finally I have seen the streets of Brixton one of London’s most up and coming areas and like many areas in the city, one… Continue reading

Trinity Buoy Wharf, One of London’s Most Unique Districts

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London has many unique districts, but perhaps not many could compare to the utter randomness of Trinity Buoy Wharf, an enclave on the Thames with one of the best views of the 02… Continue reading

Aito the Japanese Banksy puts on his first solo show at the Graffik Gallery in London

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Spotting Aito the artist is not difficult, even amongst the throngs of people packed into the opening night of his first solo show at the Graffik Gallery. As a friend of mine described,… Continue reading

Starting out in the world of blogging, 10 top tips for new blogs everywhere

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It’s now been just over a year and a half since my first blog post, a rather clumsy affair entitled ‘Tinterweb’. It was my first attempt at some form of communication within the… Continue reading

Jonesy Street Art in London, the Artist Who is Our Little Secret

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One of the most elusive and mysterious street artists around in London at the moment is surely the artist known only as Jonesy. A darling of street art tour guides who love the… Continue reading

Where to Find Jack the Ripper Murder Sites in Whitechapel, Aldgate and Spitalfields

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There’s one thing about living in the East End of London that you can’t really fail to hear about and that’s Jack the Ripper. The evil mass murderer of women has somehow turned… Continue reading

The Inspiring City Top Posts of 2013

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This year has sure been a busy one as my recent review of the year will testify. I’ve met a lot of people, seen some great art and learnt a lot about the… Continue reading

Street Photography using the Nokia Creative Studio on the Lumia 1020

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Earlier this month I was asked to test out the new camera phone from Nokia, the Lumia 1020. In order to introduce the phone Nokia got together a group of street art and… 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

Interview with Italian artist Millo at his show ‘Nero’ with Benjamin Murphy at the Hoxton Gallery

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Having met at an art event in Luxembourg earlier in the year Italian artist Millo and London’s Benjamin Murphy thought that their work went so well together they may as well create a… Continue reading

Mongoos Magazine launches on Brick Lane

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Another cultural addition to London’s art scene can be seen in the ambitious launch of the online global art magazine Mongoos. Operating out of the Tempus Gallery on Brick Lane, the magazine invites… Continue reading

My Dog Sighs and Midge Collaborate on some cool Street Art paste ups in London

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Look hard enough and you are bound to spot one of the numerous little paste ups appearing around the city from artists My Dog Sighs and Midge. All are unique and created on… Continue reading

Galleries, Street Art, Cafes and Culture, the ever changing art scene of Hackney Wick

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Last week I posted about a visit street artist Kef and I made to Hackney Wick. We managed to get on top of one of the old warehouse buildings where the likes of… Continue reading

Sweet Toof and Paul Insect Graffiti Art on the Rooftops of Hackney Wick

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Any visitor to Hackney Wick in London cannot fail to notice the high rise graffiti towering over the area. Looking out over the buildings from the station platform of the local overground, it… 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

A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Camden Town

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Camden seems to have become a bit of a hub of late for street art. Not that it hasn’t always been the ultimate creative hive, it just seems that recently there’s been a… Continue reading

Street Art Photography with Nokia and the Lumia 1020

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Blogging on occasion does have it’s advantages, not least when one of the Worlds best known camera brands get in touch to ask you to trial their latest creation. Alongside a who’s who… Continue reading

Interview with Graffiti Pioneer REQ as he live paints at the Far Rockaway Bar in Shoreditch

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Street Art in the UK has it’s roots firmly in the graffiti culture of the mid eighties. Before Instagram, Facebook and blogs, Graffiti Writers often put themselves out there by getting into places… Continue reading

Hunto brings his Cubist Colour to the Cre8 Gallery in Hackney Wick with Bella Mia

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Italian artist Hunto is quite possibly one of the most recognisable street artists currently active on the London street art scene. His cubist, Picasso inspired figures interact with the public on shutters, hoardings… Continue reading

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