New galleries: Benson Koo, Brager, Benzi Brofman, Sven, Lobogordo Grolou, Emmalene Blake, Driper, Cry, Anonymouse, Alethea, Brickflats

This update to The Street Art Directory includes another new suite of artist galleries. We have BragerDriper and Cry from Southend-on-Sea which include works from the recent street art jam there; we will be bringing you another selection of work from the Southend City Jam shortly. Also added are Benson KooBenzi Brofman, Alethea and Brickflats from a recent visit to London’s Shoreditch, Anonymouse from last year’s London International Pasteup Festival and an Emmalene Blake mural from Hit The North in Belfast. Finally we include a wall photographed in San José in Costa Rica with a Lobogordo Grolou work partially painted over by Sven.

Benson Koo pasteup.
Brager wall from the Southend city Jam 2022.
Benzi Brofman‘s Salvador Dali from Brick Lane in London.
Sven over Lobogordo Grolou in Sân José, Costa Rică.
Emmalene Blake tribute to Lyra McKee.
Driper‘s pigeon mural from Southend.
Cry‘s excellent 2021 work from Southend.
Anonymouse for the London International Pasteup Festival 2021.
Alethea in Allen Gardens.
Brickflats flat in miniature in Shoreditch.

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New galleries: Griff, Greg Abbott, Goldloxe, Glen Molloy, Gerry Norman, Gaute Haugland, Gakusel, Fem Sorcell, Faigy, Eugène Barricade, DragoSteaArt, Doink

Some more new artist galleries have been added to The Street Art Directory. We have the decorative little head sculptures by Griff that have been found around Shoreditch, Greg Abbott‘s painted finger nails from Hackney Wick, and Goldloxe and Eugène Barricade pasteups from last year’s London International Pasteup Festival. There’s also Glen Molloy, Gerry Norman, and Faigy murals from Belfast, Doink mural from Hackney Wick, and stickers from Fem Sorcell and DragoSteaArt. Finally we have an old piece from Cheltenham by Gakusel and a Gaute Haugland mural from Bergen in Norway.

More new artists coming soon!

Griff sculpture
One of a couple of Greg Abbott pieces we found in Hackney Wick.
Goldloxe pasteup for London International Pasteup Festival in 2021.
Glen Molloy in Belfast.
Gerry Norman mural in Belfast.
Gaute Haugland in Bergen.
Gakusel in Cheltenham.
Fem Sorcell sticker.
Faigy in North Belfast.
Eugène Barricade for the 2021 London International Pasteup Festival.
DragoSteaArt sticker in Manchester‘s Northern Quarter.
Doink in Hackney Wick.

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Boris Johnson, Prime Minister – a reflection

As the 32nd longest serving Prime Minister in UK history Boris Johnson certainly provided plenty of material to fuel the imaginations of street artists in his 3 years and 44 days in charge of the country. On 6 September 2022 Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson stepped down from the role and handed the metaphorical baton to Liz Truss. Now seems a good time to bring together a selection of the many and varied pasteups, murals and other artwork he inspired that has been shared on our streets over the last few years.

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New galleries: Vlek, Voidnumber6, Wild Wonder Woman, Won ABC, Wilf Dessent

Hot on the heels of our addition of new artists for the ‘Z’ section of The Street Art Directory we today bring you another selection of new artists. We bring you an excellent Vlek stencil from Bergen and Voidnumber6 and Wild Wonder Woman works from London. There’s also a Won ABC mural from Leicester and a series of colourful pieces by Wilf Dessent brightening up the Withington district of Manchester.

Vlek mural on a street cabinet in Bergen, Norway.
Voidnumber6 sticker in London’s Ely’s Yard.
This Wild Wonder Woman pasteup appeared as part of the London International Pasteup Festival in Shoreditch at the end of 2021.
The partially obscured Won ABC mural in Leicester.
Shop shutter decorated by Wilf Dessent in for Withington Walls.

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New galleries: Zurdie, Zezão, Zone Two, Zippy

We’ve been busy photographing art over recent months and it is now time to let some of these loose on the website. We have just added three new artist galleries which help flesh out the rather impoverished ‘Z‘ section of The Street Art Directory. Two of these – Zurdie and Zippy were snapped in Belfast earlier this year are works completed for the ‘Hit The North 2022’ street art festival. Alongside these we include Zezão‘s beautiful piece from under a bridge in Hackney Wick and a series of new pasteups from Shoreditch by Zone Two.

Zippy mural in North Belfast.
Zurdie piece from Kent Street in Belfast.
Zezão mural in Hackney Wick, London, north of White Post Lane.
One of a series of Zone Two pasteups that we discovered around Bethnal Green Rd and Brick Lane in East London.

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Dan Kitchener updates

We’ve just completed and overhaul of Dan Kitchener‘s gallery page on The Street Art Directory. Showcasing his amazing mural works with photos going back to 2015 we have now arranged the photos by year and to bring it right up to date have included Dan’s painting in Colchester, Essex, which was completed just a few days ago.

A town pretty much devoid of street art, this new piece by Dan is hopefully the start of good things happening on the walls of Colchester.

As well as Dan’s gallery page you can also find him on Instagram at @dankitchener and visit his website.

New gallery: Carla Hodgson

Following a trip to Northern Ireland back in December we are pleased to be able to add multi-disciplinary artist Carla Hodgson to The Street Art Directory. Carla is based in Co Down and graduated from the University of Ulster with a BA Honours degree in Fine and Applied Arts in 2001. Through her training she has been able to explore all avenues of art and she regards herself as an artistic allrounder able to work across all media.

In the biography section of her website Carla says:

A growing part of my practice is large scale murals, indoor and outdoor. I am growing more and more committed to making socially engaging art, involving local community to create projects that have a positive impact on the public. I feel it is vital in these times to animate dead spaces and bare walls.

Whilst in Bangor, Co Down, before Christmas we found one of those dead spaces with a bare wall that had been well and truly animated with a stunning purple octopus reaching a tentacle across the footpath and round a nearby rock.

Visit Carla Hodgson‘s gallery in The Street Art Directory.

Carla can be found on Instagram at @carlahodgsonart.

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New gallery: Iain Macarthur

We’ve just added Iain Macarthur to The Street Art Directory. Iain is a London-based artist and illustrator and we found some of his black-and-white tiger pasteups in Hackney Wick. The artist’s biography suggests that his pieces are made from chaotic elements of patterns and nature and depict a sense of beauty and surrealism. We think these impressive tiger heads fulfil the remit.

Iain can be found on Instagram at @iain.macarthur.

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New gallery: Cali O

We’ve just added Cali O to The Street Art Directory. Cali O is a London based Designer and Animator who creates digital and print designs, animations and ceramics.

The 8″x8″ ceramic tile featured here was photographed in East London. It is one of 40 of this design which were liberated on the streets of London and Paris. Titled ‘Diamonds’ it is produced with laser printed ink (inset glaze) and was for sale as a (now sold out) limited edition of 6 pieces with 3 artist’s proofs.

Cali O can be found on Instagram at @cali_o_ and he has a website: calioart.com.

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Top 10 feature articles of 2021

We have already published the list of most visited artist galleries in The Street Art Directory during 2021 and now it is time to reveal the year’s most visited feature items which were published on the site. The major UK story of the year was undoubtedly Banksy’s visit to Norfolk and Suffolk in the spring to spread some love. It is no surprise to see the ‘spraycation’ featuring in this list as we were quick enough off the mark to be able to photograph most of the works before they had been dismantled, covered in perspex, removed to be sold overseas, painted over or otherwise defaced.

So here we go – the most visited posts in 2021 – in the time-honoured tradition of reverse order…

10. Banksy HAS paid a visit to the East Anglia coast!

We missed a couple of pieces. It’s amazing how fast councils can get to work to remove valuable tourist attractions when the mood takes them. Still, Most of Bansksy’s spraycation works were shared in all of their glory in this article with full details of how to find them.

9. Mark E Smith tributes in Manchester

The late Mark E Smith, founder and only ever-present member of The Fall is an iconic part of the Manchester music scene. Since his death in 2018 a number of tribute artworks have appeared on the walls of the city including this one on the side of a chippy in his home manor of Prestwich. This article from 2019 takes a look at the public MES gallery.

9. Have you seen Fosh?

Fosh once again featured in the artist gallery top 10 for the year and this feature about some of Fosh’s artwork on the streets of London was also popular. We know little about Fosh but this recently snapped sticker confirms the diminutive lightweight slap tagger artist has no posse.

7. The Flying Kiwi in Manchester

We found this Flying Kiwi piece in Manchester, right next to some of the Mark E Smith tributes (see above). OK, the wingless bird is parachuting rather than flying but we are sure the sensation must be in many ways similar. We’ve since found more of this artist’s work in the city and maybe it is time to update the article for 2022 with a few more examples.

6. In conversation with Cliff Phillips

We’ve not done many interviews with artists to date but hope to do a few more in the coming months. Our most recent chat was with Cliff Phillips. Cliff is one of the few active artists not to have a social media profile or website but we enjoy his work so much we had to track him down and find out more about him and his work.

5. Background Bob and his amazing friends

Young Noah, aka Background Bob, has taken the art world by storm over the last couple of years. Noah has smiled his way through his medical challenges and has created an array of A4 colourful backgrounds that have provided the basis for collaborations with top street artists worldwide. These works have been immortalised in a book and the original pieces sold to raise a bucket load of money for his local hospital projects. We like Background Bob.

4. The world of Dr Cream

Our first interview for The Street Art Directory was with the creative Dr Cream. Amongst angsty vitriolic political street art you can find Dr Cream’s charming pasteup characters, each of which forms a frame of a simple animation. We find out more about the artist’s career to date and look forward to his new projects.

3. Jarvis Cocker by Bubba2000

It is hard to visit Sheffield without bumping into at least one mural by Bubba2000. One standout piece, in the north of the city is of former Pulp frontman – the lyricist, musician, radio DJ and raconteur Jarvis Cocker who hails from the city.

2. Has Banksy paid a visit to the East Anglia coast?

The paint was (quite possibly) still wet when we toured the Norfolk and Suffolk coast to try and see some of the Banksy-style street art that had sprung up in Lowestoft, Gorleston and Great Yarmouth. We were learning about the locations as we went on, getting hints from some of the intrigued onlookers about where other works may be found. It was all quite exciting and felt very inclusive, with lots of lovely people rocking up to the towns to admire the new murals. And of course it wasn’t long before Banksy confirmed these were indeed his handiwork.

1. Bambi’s Princess Diana mural

The most viewed article last year was the 2019 post about Bambi’s iconic Princess Di mural near Covent Garden in London. The mural is still there today, protected from the elements under an archway. It depicts Prince George and Princess Charlotte looking up to the Poppinseque form of the grandmother they never had the opportunity to meet with the caption “You can be as naughty as you want just don’t get caught”.


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Many thanks to all the artists and website visitors for your support. We are looking forward to exciting 2022 full of new and vibrant street art.