Walls and shutters needed for the Brockley Street Art Festival

This is a huge opportunity to do something good with all the horrible, greying, dirty regulation-defying shutters which Brockley's shop owners are enamoured with. The Friends of the Brockley Street Art Festival write:

Calling all landlords, the Brockley area needs your walls and shutters!

The Brockley Street Art Festival is an exciting project that aims to improve the appearance of the area through the creation of stunning murals along the Brockley Corridor and throughout the neighbourhood.

The week long community event in May is being organised by local residents, the annual Brockley Max festival and Global Street Art (London's foremost mural-organisers). Artists and mural designs will be vetted rigorously and adhere to our strict code of ethics (nothing offensive).

Our hope is that the festival will become an annual event, working closely with other community arts groups and institutions. We have backing from the Lewisham Council, and we are building support with local landlords to turn the blank walls of Brockley, Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park into great art for everyone.

Please let us know if you are interested in talking to us about improving the appearance of your building. The murals will not cost you anything and there will be no risk to you (any murals that do not fit can be painted over). We are not asking you to commit to anything beyond having a chat and a cup of tea!

We anticipate that the Brockley Street Art Festival will enhance Brockley's existing reputation as an arts-minded neighbourhood and generate a lot of interest from both inside London and abroad. The benefits to Brockley, Crofton Park and Honor Oak Park could be considerable.

You could also benefit personally from improvements to the look of your property, and you would be facilitating something that would inspire local residents for generations.

Please email your interest to ianbrockleystreetartfestival@gmail.com and phillipabrockleystreetart@gmail.com

6 comments:

DM_brockley said...

Would be good to see the rail bridge on Mantle Road receive some treatment - currently looks a real mess

Aricana said...

i agree. How about the walls under the railway bridge on Mantle Road and by Brockley Cross.

trotter said...

at least if they're on shutters they won't be visible during the day, which would be some kind of blessing predicting that generally the 'murals' will be rubbish - but this press release is really clutching at straws when saying "You could also benefit personally from improvements to the look of your property" - they did say 'could' but they could have said 'won't' . . .

Damian said...

A quick wander around SE22 and you'll see what a difference some colour can make. Some great pieces there that would do wonders to brighten up some of the more bare local spots here. Speaking of brightening up...

anon said...

I agree on the Mantle Road railbridge - it looks very sad around there and it's a busy part of Brockley.

Tamsin said...

The tiled walls under the railway bridge by Brockley Cross are a bit of history. The damage was done by the Luftwaffe strafing the street on their way to attach the barrage balloons on Telegraph Hill Park - writer David Lodge, as a school-boy was on his way home to Millmark Grove at the time. Having been left for half a century I think it would be rather a pity if they were now repaired.

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