Spring half term holiday has just finished in the UK and Shoreditch Street Art tours was busy. On Monday as a group admired the work in the car park behind the old Seven Stars Pub a car screeched into the yard and, like some kind of artist tardis, a dark door opened and out came a street artist and a load of working materials, Fanakapan spent the week progressing a massive dual aspect mural outside Magna on Brick Lane.
On Saturday, our tour guest Alicia managed to get a wonderful souvenir, a Fan tag on her shoulder bag.
Among other artists busy creating new artworks that we had the pleasure of encountering were Mr Cenz and ThisOne.
Several pieces of Free Art were found, firstly this lovely framed art drop by Sean Worral was discovered in a wall in Shoreditch.
Then at the end of the week, two Free Art Friday art pieces by Ninja Grl were discovered at basically the same location.
At the start of the week Adrian Boswell, the Broccoli Man, put up a new four piece broccoli rainbow installation. As the week started chilly and as the broccoli aged, the florets started to wilt and open. Then some strange interventions took place as the broccoli moved around like some strange game of chess was underway before being chopped into smaller pieces.
More about the broccoli street art on this recent blog post.
Life Is Beautiful’s Dark Wings photo opportunity, covered earlier in the week HERE, gradually decayed over the week as more and more tags accumulated but guests persevered, making the best of the opportunity to photograph some nice interactions with the work.
Then on Sunday morning, boom! Still smelling of fresh paint we found that the dark wings had been restored, as Life Is Beautiful noted they had nine lives.
Half term flew past with lots of fun and a load of great street art in Shoreditch as usual, thanks to all the guests and all the artists who make it such a wonderful week.
Mr Cenz: Website
Sean Worrall: Website
Ninja Grl: Website
Adrian Boswell: Website
Life Is Beautiful: Instagram
All photos: Dave Stuart