Thank you to everyone who visited and worked at the Urban Art Fair 2013. It was a fantastic weekend and a great way to experience contemporary art and meet artists in a relaxed environment.
The street was filled with a wide range of artwork by a large variety of artists. Hot sunshine and a lively atmosphere, diverse food stalls and music added to overall the experience.
Positive Arts arranged for 15 of the UKs top graffiti artists to descend on Josephine Avenue and spray paint the tube train live, which caused a stir and was great to watch. The train went on display in Windrush Square shortly after the event. The positive arts team also ran children’s graffiti art workshops with local school children.
The artists producing live work really appreciated the hands-on feedback from visitors which has been motivating and encouraging for future projects.
Thanks again to everyone who supported the event and we look forward to its return next year.
The following links show the press highlights of the event.
We have just painted the blinds of Kingswood Young Peoples centre, Kingswood Estate for Southwark Intergrated Youth Services.We worked with a large group of local kids over 2 days to create the artwork. I think you will agree that it makes a huge difference to a boring building- making it much more young people friendly!
We have just finished another mural in partnership with Community Space Challenge and Cleaner, Greener, Safer at Southwark Park Estate. The theme decided through a community consultation with all ages was a secret garden, depicting some of the famous locals as gnomes etc.
The project was a great success with all the community getting involved and surporting the cause! It was truly a multi generational project with participants ranging from 2ys to 77 yrs of age!
One of the residents is London’s oldest Lady ‘Grace Jones’ aged 111, who said the mural was “Marvelous
We have just finished a huge mural for the historic Oxford and Bermondsey Club. This was funded by Southwark council and is the first of 3 big murals in the area! We worked with the y/p for the youth Centre over the half term holiday and successfully transformed this space into an exciting picture depicting London and the history of the club and its members!
We have just finished a large outside mural at the Springfield Lifeline Project in Camberwell, London run by the Salvation Army. The day was a great success with a wide range of clients getting involved in the freezing weather!