Yesterday in EC1 the Whitecross Street Party returned to London, on this occasion for just one day only. The event brought together a diverse and eclectic range of entertainment and events with something for everyone to enjoy. This small street which is normally rather quiet was rammed with people throughout the duration of yesterdays party. Accompanied by fine sunny weather there was several stages dotted along the street playing a broad range of musical stylings, street performers, stalls owners and a food market ensuring that you were guaranteed to find something to satisfy your requirements and this certainly shined through in the happy and jovial atmosphere that permeated through all those in attendance.
However our main focus was on the Live Painting, organised by Teddy Baden, that took place through the day, and there was a great range of art on offer from Street Artists and more studio based artists alike, affording us here the opportunity to witness works from a range of artists we are already very much familiar with and admire, as well as bringing a whole host of artists previously unknown to us.
The works from the event will be on display in Whitecross Street for the next six weeks, so if you are in the area and didn’t attend the event yesterday, be sure to head along and check out the finished works while you can.
Andrea Tyrimos at work on her lovely camouflage art.
ATM at work on his superb contribution to the day.
DS & Mr Cenz at work.
Fithly Luker’s impressive rubbish pile that inflated to reveal a ‘rubbish monster’, before deflating back down and so on.
Louis Masai at work on his panther work.
Zabou at work on her cheeky contribution to the day.
Hannah Adamaszek at work on her delightful piece in her distinctive style.
Cosmo Sarson at work on his trademark breakdancing Jesus.
DS at work on the final stencil layer of his piece.
Cornelia Marland supervising additions to her hand drawn map of the local area.
Airborne Mark at work on his mounted origami deer head work
The Real Dill at work.
A superb work by Louis Masai placed up a couple of days before the event in the adjacent Peabody Estate, in his ‘Save The Bees’ series.
The Finished Works:
Cheeky work from Zabou.
Great work from Hannah Adamaszek.
Work by Charlie MaFarley.
A spare board that didn’t survive unscathed once The Real Dill & 616 finished their main works for the day.
Great work from Mr Cenz, one of the days highlights.
Stencil work from DS.
Great work from Himbad, a real pleasure to see the various techniques employed on this piece.
Great Origami Deer head from Airborne Mark.
Work by Andrea Tyrimos, one of our favourite pieces from the event.
Excellent work of a Haw Finch from ATM, one of the days highlights.
Work by Fats.
Work by Michael Sydney Moore.
Marilyn Monroe stencil work from Pure Evil.
Work by Jacc.
Work by Caspian.
Work by Leeks.
Intricate stencil work by Fetch.
Work by Ink Fetish.
Delightful depiction of a Panther by Louis Masai.
Work by Vesna Parchet.
Surreal work by Bob Motown, love the pizza & doughnut background motif.
Work by John Atherton.
Work by Vinnie Nylon.
Work by The Krah.
Great work from Cosmo Sarson, a treat to see down in London.
Work by Novemto Komo.
Great stencil work from T.WAT.
This great piece, a map of the immediate area, was initiated by Cornelia Marland and then was open to any passing member of the public to contribute too.
The Red characters represent a zombie invasion that some kids added to the piece.
Work from the duo Id-Iom who painted half of the work each.
Work by Rob Wass.
Work from The Real Dill, very much in his classic styling.
Work from Donk, incorporating some images that anyone who was wandered around the Brick Lane area will be more than familiar with.
Work by 616.
Work by the child painter The Tipster.
Work by PINS x Whitecross, with various participants drawing on the board in PINS trademark colours of yellow, blue and purple before PINS added his distinctive ‘Lipweed’ in black.