Tag Archive: Street art

Street art mural takes centre stage at the London Food Month Night Market

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There’s not many more satisfying ways to spend a lazy Friday evening than pottering around Kensington Gardens, basking in some rare summers sun and hunting out street art. Throw in some food and… Continue reading

The Top 20 street artists to see in Barcelona

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Barcelona is one of the best places in Spain to see street art.  It’s a city with a vibrant artistic culture and everywhere you go, art jumps out at you and from a… Continue reading

Meet Ema Marinova the founder and curator of London’s 1963 Gallery as she launches her one year anniversary show

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We have gatecrashed the Citizen M!  Originally planning on using the Shoreditch based hotel’s mezzanine level as the location for our interview, we have inadvertently stumbled upon an art show in progress.  It’s… Continue reading

Tribute to Ingrid Beazley the street art pioneer who founded the Dulwich Outdoor Gallery

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It’s an odd thing to say in 2017 that there should still be street art pioneers but in Ingrid Beazley, who died last week, we really did have a leading light. She took… Continue reading

The street art murals of Wood Street in Walthamstow

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Walthamstow is always a place we like going to.  It’s got a vibrant young feel to it and creative types seem to be flocking up the Victoria line at the moment desperate to… Continue reading

Meet JDK the sculptor turned street artist making her mark in London

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We are surrounded by mothers and babies!  The Chesterfield coffee shop on the corner of the Grove and Roman roads has a playpen at the back, wifi and filter coffee. It seems the… Continue reading

Street Art Sculptures on show at the Unit 5 Gallery

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A showcase of street art sculpture at the Unit 5 Gallery on Hackney Road brought together some of the World’s best street artists who have showcased their works in 3D. Now we like… Continue reading

Sr. X paints the giant Village Underground and portrays an old man with pizza in his beard

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The latest artist to paint the famed Village Underground wall in Shoreditch is London based Spanish painter Sr.X.  Familiar to regular readers of this blog, we last caught up with him last year… Continue reading

Giant mural from Italian artist Vera Bugatti appears on Old Street

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A girl with green hair stares out at passers by on the crossroads junction between Old Street and Goswell Road.  In her arms she holds a chicken and on her head she wears… Continue reading

Toast takes over Soho as Artista opens up her studio

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Flying toast took over Soho with one of London’s most recognisable street artists opening up her studio for a celebration of all things toast. In terms of tags, the toast has become pretty iconic on… Continue reading

Street artist Louis Masai tours America and paints endangered animals wherever he goes

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Environmental street artist Louis Masai has embarked on his biggest project to date, a tour around America, using art to raise awareness of species local to the areas he is visiting who are… 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 mural from Fanakapan covers the Village Undergroud wall in Shoreditch

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The giant wall one the side of the Village Underground has long been one of the best places to see street art in Shoreditch.  It’s size and location mean that it’s always attracted… Continue reading

The Top 10 Moments from the first full year of Dalston’s BSMT Space

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Dalston’s BSMT Space has been open for just over a year but in that time it has managed to establish itself firmly onto the already vibrant art scene of East London. Starting a… Continue reading

Unit 5 a new gallery space from Alternative London opens in the East End

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East London’s latest gallery space has opened just off the Hackney Road between Bethnal Green and Shoreditch. Run by the team behind Alternative London, best known for their street art tours and graffiti… Continue reading

The street art of Clare Street in Bethnal Green

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It’s a little street easily missed just off the Hackney Road but over the past year it’s had more than it’s fair share of street art painted on it. Clare Street is an… 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

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

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

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

The Top 10 Best Places to see Street Art in London

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London is one of the World’s best places to see street art and artists come from far and wide in order to paint it’s walls.  The East End of London in particular has… Continue reading

A Photographic Journey Along Brick Lane by Lewis Phillips

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Brick Lane is at the heart of London’s East End and attracts more than it’s fair share of photographers drawn to the area by it’s unique vibe and eclectic mix of personalities. Leading… Continue reading

Italian Street Artist Alo prepares for his solo show ‘Hail to the Loser’ at the Saatchi Gallery

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Italian artist Alo has become a regular on London streets over the past two years.  His abstract portraiture having become well known to followers of the street art scene and having already won… Continue reading

Street Artists Boe & Irony Paint a Giant Chihuahua on Chrisp Street in East London

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One of the most random and yet at the same time, exceptional pieces of street art to pop up recently, can now be seen close to the All Saints DLR station, dominating the… 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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