Throughout September, the first-ever London Mural Festival will see 150 artists bring their large-scale artworks across the capital’s streets, adorning 40 huge wall installations, including several locations within Hackney.
Among the international artists bringing vibrant colour to the festival is Camille Walala, whose eye-catching signature geometric works can be seen outside Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road.
Among those bringing the colour is Camille Walala, who has a studio in Hackney, and whose signature eye-catching geometry can be seen in her work-in-progress mural for the festival outside Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road.
The French artist said: “London is a really exciting place for public art – designers are getting more confident with colour here. That’s why, with so many things being cancelled and postponed, I am very happy to see the first London Mural Festival is still going ahead. Let’s celebrate the artists and murals of the city!”
The festival, which is the concept of Hackney-based ad agency Global Street Art, will include several smaller activities and a hoarding jam in Stratford for the finale.
Co-founder and CEO of Global Street Art Lee Bofkin said how important it was that the festival goes ahead as planned, hoping that it brings a smile to the faces of many during a particularly challenging year, as well as bringing colour and art to the streets.
The festival will conclude with a two-day hoarding jam organised in partnership with International Quarter London (IQL) developers LCR and Lendlease on 3-4 October at IQL, with 100 artists unleashing their creativity on a 500-metre canvas.
To find out more about the London Mural Festival, head to londonmuralfestival.com
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