Street Art in Brixton

Explore Brixton and Discover It’s Street Art

There was a time when street art was merely graffiti. Now art on the street is being commissioned by the local council.

The nature of street art: spontaneous, public and mostly fleeting.

Abandoned buildings can be transformed by a few sprays of paint.  The makeshift canvas, tagged by its author reveals a beautiful mural to the world…..until it is painted over and a mundane white wall restored; awaiting the process to begin again.

Such is the transient nature of graffiti.

But it doesn’t have to be so.  As Sara Cochran said in a CNN report “Banksy came from the streets and now has gallery shows and auctions”.

Can Graffiti be seen as street art? And what is street art anyway?

To most people, street and public art are often indistinguishable in public areas. There are notable differences, however.  Jareen Imam is quoted as saying “Street art is considered rebellious in nature and illegal in practice, while public art is commissioned by cities or property owners and is considered culturally enriching and socially acceptable.”

Certainly Art on the Street has become acceptable. In some areas graffiti has gained a trendy image, supporting a new and thriving guided walk industry.

Looking for Street art in Brixton

Indulge this newfound appreciation for street art

Embark on Treasure Hunts In London’s adventure and discover top street art in Brixton. Wander round and see art by Jimmy C, Broken Fingaz Crew, Louis Masai, and others as you figure out the answers to a mix of straight cryptic and puzzle clues and photo challenges.

This self guided hunt is available on the ClueKeeper app. This is a free mobile app available for iPhone and Android.

How it works

  • Each team will require a copy of the hunt, which costs £12.99 per team. 
  • The ClueKeeper app will guide you where to go, give you clues, provide hints, and accept answers.
  • Once you have provided the correct answer, you will get instructions on where to go for the next puzzle.
  • You will be able to skip puzzles and can even use the hunts as walking tours.
  • An adult must accompany children.

Get the hunt at Discover-London-Street-Art

David Bowie Mural in Brixton by Ian Thirkettle
David Bowie Mural in Brixton by Ian Thirkettle

CNN report

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s