Meet: The Goat Statue, Brushfield St, London E1 6AA. Closest tube: Liverpool St, exit via Bishopsgate exit. Walk in the opposite direction from Heron Tower (the big one with the needle on top); Brushfield St is about 100 yards on the right hand side, the third road up from the station. It has a big church at the far end
Fashion, lifestyle and goss magazine Instyle loves London so much! We were honoured when they asked us to pick out favourite street art spots in London, THIS is what they did with our photos and interview:
phonegrab from inStyle website
Although the list is in no particular order, the pro-artist anti-gentrification art decoration of the derelict Lord Napier pub curated by Aida Wilde was placed at the top of the list. You might like to know that at the end of next week out in Hackney Wick, Stour Space is hosting an art extravaganza from Oct 14th to Oct 31st – this is what they say:
“This October 14th at Stour Space, Aida Wilde will once again assemble the ‘Lunatics’ from the recent takeover of the Lord Napier pub (Hackney Wicked 2016), bringing you an immersive, visual and historical experience.”
Yet more news, independent travel blogger Sara wrote THIS on her “All Aboard The Skylark” blog about her recent tour with Shoreditch Street Art Tours. Sara, we are delighted you had such a wonderful time and wrote so kindly about Esther’s tour.
Shoreditch Street Art Tours took its Street Art Photography Workshop to Hackney Wicked Art Festival with a specially customised version of the workshop featuring Hackney Wick Street Art. A large group of over 30 keen street art voyeurs joined in but fear not if you missed out on this one, the next Shoreditch Street Art Photography Workshop is scheduled for 11am next Sunday, 25th Aug, back in its usual spot in Shoreditch. For more info click here.
The slide show screen was projected on a screen about the size of half a tennis court – wow! A dedicated group of visitors to Hackney Wicked then took advantage of the arts and crafts stalls in Queens Yard to photograph lots of crowd scenes.
Among the new pieces spotted on the tour were some tribal faces by 616, including a painted fridge with a hidden 616 inside, and very hard to spot small fish mounted on a wire and most notably on a large sofa he dropped off that morning which proved very popular for photo opportunities. Other finds and great photographic opportunities included some beautiful paste-ups by artist unknown, a new piece of pointillist street art by Jimmy C and a classic pair of Sweet Toof gnashers featuring a gold tooth.
Fears that the street art in Hackney Wick would be too widely distributed and less varied than the Shoreditch offering proved unfounded and the feedback from the visitors was gratifying as always. We look forward to seeing more stunning photos from workshop participants and repeating next year if the Hackney Wicked guys will have us back.