London's street art neighbourhoods: Turnpike Lane. Over the past quarter of a century, street art has become part of London's image. Some areas, however – think Shoreditch, think Camden, think Leake Street – are far more recognisable as centres of street art than others; partially because they have so much of it. That doesn't mean that those places are the be-all and end-all of it, though. Almost everywhere in London has at least a few walls worth seeing, and, of all the lesser-known corners of our painted city, Turnpike Lane is perhaps one of the most exciting and vibrant – nicely exemplified by, if nothing else, the very fact that each of the following works are located within a 60-second walk of each other. 1.
ATM's heron, which is painted on the side of some lucky person's house, is situated just off Langham Place, about a minute from the station. 2. Boe & Irony are a pair of anonymous street artists who have works on walls across the city – all of them animal-themed. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A Guide To Street Artists in Florence - Girl in Florence. 487 Shares Lately it has felt like the streets of Florence have become more than just a Renaissance background, street art has been popping up more than ever, and everywhere I go I see something new. Something odd, something interesting, and I love it all – and it keeps my eyes open to spotting this as I walk around the city. My friends have been getting into it and even the people I work for. I realize that the actual city administration might be a lot less keen on what could be seen as defacing city alleyways, but let’s be honest. It’s get us thinking a little more, plus it makes day-to-day objects like street signs into interesting talking points.
My aim in this post was to shed a little light on the art you see in Florentine city streets, perhaps you’ve instagrammed it or told a friend. Hopefully this way you can see who is behind much of this urban movement and we can start a discussion about this on the blog. Clet ‘The Painter’ Photo via Clet’s Facebook Page L’arte sa nuotare 1. 2. 3. Images to GIF Generator. Make custom animated GIFs/slideshows from images. Something not working? Do you have suggestions to make this gif maker better? Send feedback!
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See our favourite street art works from City of Colours - which turned Digbeth into a huge open air gallery. More than a hundred street artists, DJs, musicians and dancers helped turn Digbeth into a huge outdoor art gallery during the City of Colours festival. Renowned urban artists including Inkie, Loch Ness and Dale Grimshaw featured as thousands headed to the inaugural two-day event in Birmingham at the weekend (September 6-7). They were among a host of talent which helped transform around 4,000sq ft of wall space, hoardings and disused train carriages into works of art. Festival goers were encouraged to embrace the street art, dance, photography, DJ-ing and printing across venues such as The Custard Factory, Alfie Birds and The Arena. Organisers, Street Art Birmingham, teamed-up with St Basil’s hospice for the festivities to help raise funds and awareness for the charity which supports young people aged 16-25 who are homeless.
Sydenham - Global Street Art. New Rolling Fool in Soho - Discovering London. A new Rolling Fool has appeared in Broadwick Street, Soho. A New Rolling Fool The distinctive jester character is one of a series by street artist Dr Cream. The artist himself alerted me to this new work via a comment on a previous blog post of mine. There are many plastic sculptures in the series, in different colours, sizes and positions. I always include one or two Rolling Fools in my regular tours of The Seven Noses of Soho. Dr Cream has also recently uploaded a new animated film (56 seconds) depicting his creation curling himself into his snail shell at various London locations.
The author of this blog is a qualified and insured City of Westminster Tour Guide who runs unique walking tours and private tours in London, please see tabs for details. A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Brixton and the Stockwell Hall of Fame. 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 with a fair smattering of quality street art.
And of course it’s not just the art dotted around the streets of Brixton, the area also plays host to the famous Stockwell Hall of Fame, nestled in the middle of the Stockwell Park Estate on Aytoun Road. The Hall of Fame, a former sports pitch, is one of the premiere legal painting spots in the city and always has a good number of artists ready to daub the walls with thick layers of paint. Today also coincided with an ill-fated graffiti jam at the popular music venue Brixton Jamm. Sponsored by RTH clothing it was kind of the reason that I popped down along with my friend EastLdnGeezer to take some snaps and check out the art on display. Brixton Jamm The ill-fated graffiti jam before the weather had other ideas at the ‘Brixton Jamm’ Painting on the walls of the Jamm Stockwell Hall of Fame.
A Whistle Stop Street Art Tour around Camden Town. 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 lot more going on. So armed with the new fancy Nokia Lumia 1020 which I am testing out and taking a risk with a rapidly encroaching dusk the plan was to take as many pictures as possible on a whistle stop tour of an area, which despite being known for it’s cool vibe, I’ve not visited much. With the expert guidance of Instagram’s Eastldngeezer and accompanied by fellow photography loving pal Fairy, the challenge was on to fight our way through the crowds on a busy Sunday afternoon in order to get some good snaps of some of the best street art in London. Given as I was also determined to test out the cameras ability to shoot in low light it was the perfect time to do so.
Setting off at 3.30pm on cold November afternoon should give you an idea of the lighting challenges that we might otherwise be facing. Like this: New Amy Winehouse street art appears in Camden Town. Bambi’s Amy Winehouse piece on a wall in Bayham Street Artist Jason Howarth working on his Amy mural in Albert Street Published: 12 September, 2013 by FRANKIE GOODWAY TWO new street art pictures of Amy Winehouse have appeared in Camden Town amid plans to mark what would have been the singer’s 30th birthday this weekend. Bambi, the much-admired artist sometimes referred to as “the female Banksy”, has left a fresh work on a wall in Bayham Street. This adds to a picture of Amy which is a stopping point for passers-by in Camden Road. Meanwhile, street artist Jason Howarth is ready to put the finishing touches of his mural to Albert Street. The mural is situated next to the Ferreira Delicatessen, a few doors down from the Jewish Museum which is currently hosting an exhibition on Amy’s early life as part of the month of celebrations.
“I like her music and I loved her style,” said Mr Howarth, adding that “there aren’t many female artists who have grabbed me by the hair like she has.” Chichester Web - Chichester Street Art Festival 2013. Baroque the Streets street art festival in Dulwich. The nine day ‘Baroque the Streets’ festival comes to a close this week with the opening of the ‘arthouse’. A remarkable ensemble of street artists from around the world coming together to paint the entirety of one single house in south London prior to it’s demolition.
The house at 265 lordship lane in Dulwich has been painted inside and out RUN painted this massive mural on the outside of the house Street Art London and Ingrid Beazley of the Dulwich Picture Gallery successfully joined forces last year when the renowned artist Stik reimagined art from the gallery at various locations in Dulwich. This piece from Stik was created in 2012 as part of a previous festival it is on Beauval Road close to the arthouse The festival leaflet says that the event “explores the position of street art, a huge new global street art movement, in the continuum of art history”. On the boundary wall next to the bus stop the Broken Fingaz Crew have added their mark Thierry Noir taken in his room at the house. Baroque the Streets: Dulwich Street Art Fesitval: MadC.
As part of the Dulwich Festival this year Baroque the Streets (organised in collaboration with Street Art London) is working with a cherry picked group of internationally renowned street artists. Each artist has been commissioned to paint one of several carefully selected walls in the area. In an ingenious twist each artist will work in their own distinctive style but will take inspiration from paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s world famous collection of Old Master paintings. The festival includes graffiti master classes, a launch party, a tour of the completed walls and installations in a local house on Lordship Lane. Dulwich OnView talked to German based graffiti artist MadC who told us a bit more about what she has been doing: - I have painted a wall that is inspired by a painting on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery, “Still Life with Flowers” by Van Huysum c.1720.
. - I started as a graffiti artist about 15 years ago. Why did you decide to get involved in this project? Baroque the Streets: Dulwich Street Art Festival: Work in Progress. With just under a week to go before Baroque the Streets, preparations are well under way. Over a sunny lunch break I was treated to a tour around the Dulwich hotspots where work is in progress on the walls. We swung by the Paxton to be greeted with an almost complete giant mural on one side of its brick façade. Leaning precariously out of a genie was REKA putting the final touches to his design which is inspired by Europa and the Bull by Guido Reni. Taking over much of that side of the Paxton pub this work is striking, but surprisingly unobtrusive.
Driving through a busy East Dulwich we then caught a glimpse of Conor Harrington making the final touches to another huge mural. The rate at which these works have appeared, transforming Dulwich in the process, is perhaps not surprising considering the illegal nature of much of Street Art, although permission has been granted for all the Dulwich murals.
Christiaan also showed me his own work in the house, a room on the upper floor. Street artist Stik’s street art in Dulwich – Street Art London. Stik recently collaborated with the Dulwich Picture Gallery to re-create seven old master paintings from the Gallery’s collection around the streets of Dulwich. This project represents a daring collaboration between street artist and England’s first public art gallery. It is also refreshing to see Stik’s work and street art more generally transplanted into leafy and surbaban Dulwich. Stik found inspiration from regular visits to the gallery and then reinterperated and remixed the work into his own unique style. Stik’s simplification of the works in the street serve to highlight the universal nature of the themes expressed by the old masters.
The piece below is Stik’s interpretation of Marcantonio Franceschini’s The Guardian Angel (1716), located at the Push Studios at Blackwater Court, Dulwich. The works in full: The Guardian Angel - Marcantonio Franceschini, 1716: Elizabeth and Mary Linley – Thomas Gainsborough, c. 1772-85: Eliza and Mary Davidson – Tilly Kettle, 1784: BAROQUE THE STREETS. Baroque The Streets: Dulwich House Gets Street Art Makeover. M@ Baroque The Streets: Dulwich House Gets Street Art Makeover Malarky Malarky Zezao, ROA, Kid Acne Thierry Noir The Rolling People RUN Pablo Delgado CZK Christiaan Nagel's mushrooms View of the house Front door Thierry Noir does his thing. ROA Take one suburban house in Dulwich. Assemble around 20 of the world's most famous street artists. Artists contributing works to the house, or murals elsewhere in Dulwich, include ROA, Thierry Noir, Phlegm, Christiaan Nagel, Pablo Delgado, Ben "chewing gum" Wilson, The Rolling People and Dscreet, to randomly pick a few.
Tonight, they're throwing a party at the house, with bar and DJs. 265 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 8JP. The Outdoor Street Art Gallery of Dulwich. The Baroque the Streets art festival of the past two years has certinaly left it’s mark on the streets of leafy Dulwich. Possibly as far removed from a street art haven than you might think, the area has become a must see for quality art. Street artist Stik started it all off in 2012 when he collaborated with Ingrid Beazley from the Dulwich Picture Gallery to recreate old masters on the streets of the area. Now in 2013 the likes of Conor Harrington, ROA, Nunca, Remi Rough and System, Reka One and MadC have joined the party. All this is in addition to the arthouse created by Street Art London which saw a suburban house taken over and every inch of space painted by top drawer artists. There’s a nice little walk that can show you most of the art around the area, starting at Peckham Rye station, walking through East Dulwich and finishing at West Dulwich.
The walk would take around 2 hours. The walk ROA dog inspired by dogs from the gallery Two duelling men from Conor Harrington More Suburban Stik.