Global Street Art Festival - Get Involved

Londonist has confirmed the news that Brockley has won the right to host the Global Street Art Festival, bringing top wall-sprayers together to transform some of our walls.

Brockley residents mobilised to cast 873 votes, putting us 150 votes ahead of our nearest rival, Walthamstow. Londonist says:

Next steps are for us and Global Street Art to make connections in Brockley, including Lewisham Council and community groups, and start seeking permission to use walls etc. Our intention is to roll out street art festivals across all nominated areas, building on a successful pilot project in Brockley.

They have already been in touch with Brockley Central, asking us to help hook them up with people in the area who may be able to help them put on the show, and since we don't actually know anyone in real life, if you want to be involved, please email us and we will connect you with them.

13 comments:

Scott said...

Brilliant news. Could the festival be extended to parts of New Cross Road or does "Brockley Road to Brockley Rise" want to stay independent from Greater Brockley?

eye for an eye said...

I think the idiots who started this vandalism should be compelled to have the front of their properties 'decorated' and have a live cam of their distressed faces as the action proceeds, and another live cam as an estate agent informs them that the price of their property has fallen through the floor . . .

Brockley Nick said...

Of course it is all co-ordinated with the Council and walls are decorated with consent.

ashley said...

Ashby Mews has lots of good street art - if it hasn't already been developed by the time of the festival

Damian said...

Wasn't part of the 'brockley corridor' upgrade a plan to get some artwork on Crofton Park bridge? If so this might be a good spot. I personally would trust an artist over a council official to leave something there of worth

mantleroad said...

Definitely the bridge next to Brockley station - could even have some lightwork to complement it. there's also a sad rail bridge on mantle road that could do with some cheering up

eye for an eye said...

I think the originators of the scheme should still be punished . . .
anyway MnkB - have you got an outside wall that needs decorating?

Monkeyboy said...

No. whats your point?

terrencetrentderby said...

Great because the area needs more shitty graffiti.

Bradycath said...

Interesting that they get called 'wall sprayers' instead of artists - and yes they are artists, before anyone jumps on that band wagon!! Judging by the success of the Sydenham Festival and the East Dulwich street art festival, there wasn't a problem with tagging on the art works, as the artists are usually respected and others do not go over their work.The murals by 'Known' at Brockley station were left untouched for year, which illustrates what I mean.

Brockley Nick said...

Yes, just a bit of word play on my part. Gets very boring if we have to refer to things by their poe-faced names all the time.

Tressilly said...

Looking. Forward to this. It's amusing that some think it involves people's homes and businesses getting painted without permission. Some proper berks on here sometimes

Moira Tait said...

Known's murals were tagged a couple of times, but we had used anti-graffiti sealant. The council quickly removed the tags when reported.

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