Femme Fierce hit Croydon yesterday. The all female event organized by Ayaan Bulale put on a paint jam in a prelude to the main Femme Fierce Reloaded event at Leake Street on March 8th. In all twenty-six pieces were painted across the walls, shutters and hoarding in the Arts Quarter on the day, with a piece from Zina painted a few days previously.
We at LondonCalling arrived at about 9.30 in the morning ready for what was set to be an amazing day. Even at this early stage before the paint jam was officially due to start, Roo & Nomad Clan duo Aylo & CBloxx were already starting up at respective ends of St Georges Walk.
Roo at work bright and early.
Aylo & CBloxx getting started nice and early. Down all the way from Manchester for the occasion.
Over the next hour more and more artists showed up and got started in and around St Georges Walk and Park Street, with several more arriving at lunch time and the paint jam hitting full swing. Before long the artists were painting, the public were passing through and music was being played.
It was a real privilege to be able to watch so many talented artists at work and build up their pieces throughout the day. Across the board every single artist was very sociable and more than willing to interact and chat with the public passing by to admire and compliment the fantastic work and take pictures, which was clearly admired by many. The all female ensemble of artists seemed to enjoy themselves throughout the day and made for a really carnival atmosphere, all the while making the intricate, intense and dedicated works they were labouring away on look easy.
Bristol artist Miss Hazard discussing her work with an impressed audience.
Romanian artist Adriana Doi starting up.
Neonita starting out.
Giusi Tomasello getting underway.
Float working away.
Pang busy at work, she really seemed confident in her work, just adding away and building up the picture. This piece was based on a battle scene, when asked which one, Pang stated, “take your pick”.
Amara Por Dios starting off her intricate work.
Thieu laying out a second stencil to start off her piece.
Thieu’s first stencil.
Italian artist Maggio, who showed up and painted her piece in what seemed like no time at all and was gone. Great to watch.
Aylo’s sketch of her character for the day. It was a pleasure to see the drawing come to life over course of the day.
Aylo half way through her contribution to the day.
Fantastic CBloxx piece mid-afternoon.
Lilly Lou happily doing her thing.
Some people stopping by to admire the works of Mish, Amara Por Dios & Lilly Lou.
Anthea Missy, who had come over that morning from Belgium to paint, with her finished piece.
Italian artist Giusi Tomasello with her finished piece. Would you believe this is only the third public wall she has painted. Great piece from a very nice lady.
Brixton artist Fane at work.
Neonita later on in the day.
Elno working away.
Amara Por Dios finishing her piece after the sun had gone in.
Here are all the finished pieces which I rushed back this morning to capture in fresh day light. Unfortunately I couldn’t capture Thieu’s finished work today, as the shutter it is on was up and away for open business. So here are the other twenty-six pieces along with the latest picture I have of Thieu’s work.
Thieu’s piece towards the end of the day.
Amara Por Dios.
Aylo & CBloxx of the Nomad Clan.
Pang (part one).
Pang (part two).
Over the coming days I will be posting some feature pieces on our favourite individual artists from Femme Fierce Croydon, showcasing their work throughout the entire day. Be sure to check back soon. You can also view the other great pieces in Croydon’s Art Quarter created before yesterday, including work from Gnasher, Mr Cenz & Dan Kitchener in our post (covered here).