New home for Street Art
Walthamstow is set to following the footsteps of Shoreditch, Brixton and Camden with plans to attract professional graffiti and street artists to produce authorised street art. Since September murals have been appearing throughout the area. Art work includes a piece by internationally renowned artist ‘Phlegm’.
Mark Clack, wood street walls founder, told the Guardian newspaper, “We need to identify and encourage the next generation of artists, especially given the artistic heritage in this borough.”
The WSW hopes to open affordable studio spaces around the borough to encourage art in the community as Waltham Forest far fewer studio spaces compared with nearby Hackney.
As part of the Wood Street Walls project, Julian Phethean, known internationally as Mr Cenz, has painted a mural in Forest Road and there is a 3D mural on a building in the Ravenswood Industrial Estate that was created by Gary Banks and artist duo Static
Located on Linford Road UK Street Art collective The Toasters had produced a mural and there is a mural by the artist Connor Harrington in Ray Dudley Way. This later piece has had a mixed reaction as it depicts two soldiers fighting.
Discovering Art on the Streets of Brixton
Treasure Hunts in London offer adventures that explore arts and heritage in various London locations.
The next Street Art in Brixton Treasure Hunt takes place on Saturday 1st August 2015. Tickets in advance only. To buy tickets click here