2015 – A Year Of Street Art & Graffiti In Croydon

This morning in our series of reviews of the last year we are going to take a look back at the year of Street Art and Graffiti in Croydon. It’s been a fantastic year in Croydon and we have to say has been one of our favourite places to visit it this year for varying reasons. Firstly it is local, secondly it is great to see Street Art in more places in London, thirdly and most importantly because the area has played canvas to a host of our favourite artists and introduced us to several more, whose work we have not seen elsewhere at current.

In February Femme Fierce Croydon took place, with 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, really adding a massive dose of beauty and colour to this little block in Croydon.

For the remainder of the year Croydon consistently provided a steady series of fresh works coming and going around the Arts Quarter. We have seen many impressive works in Croydon over the last year, and particular highlights have been the many fantastic works from seen from Morgandy & Eska, who really have done alot for Croydon this year, painting several wonderful pieces together and apart. The Femme Fierce Croydon event, our first Paint Jam and a day with great art and a great atmosphere, highlights of the day were works from Aylo & Cbloxx, Pang, Artista, Amara Por Dios, Giusi Tomasello and Zina. Additionally we have loved the pair of works from Mr Cenz last year, SkyHigh’s shark piece, Fio Silva painting her first UK wall and Dotmasters pair of characters. However our favourite work this year from Croydon goes to not one, but three pieces, all by Dan Kitchener with his trio of ‘Liquid Lights’ works in Park Street.

So without further ado here is a year of London Calling Blog visits to Croydon through 2015.

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Work by Eska & Morgandy kicking of the year in Croydon and one of the very first works to go up in the then recently established Arts Quarter.

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Work by Dan Kitchener. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Work by Vanesa Longchamp for Femme Fierce Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on the whole day at Femme Fierce Croydon (covered here).

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Work by Miss Hazard for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Neonita for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Pixie for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Fane for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Adriana Doi for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Roo for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Thieu for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Elno for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Lilly Lou for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Amara Por Dios for Femme Fierce Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Amara Por Dios at Femme Fierce Croydon (covered here).

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Work by Artista for Femme Fierce Croydon, Our favourite work from Artista this year. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Artista at Femme Fierce Croydon (covered here).

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Work by Zina for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Detail of work by Zina.

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Detail of work by Zina.

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Work by Giusi Tomasello for Femme Fierce Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Giusi Tomasello at Femme Fierce Croydon (covered here).

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Work by Maggio for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Aylo & CBloxx of the Nomad Clan for Femme Fierce Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Giusi Tomasello at Femme Fierce Croydon (covered here).

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Work by Pang (part one) for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Pang (part two) for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Float for Femme Fierce Croydon.

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Work by Anthea Missy for Femme Fierce Croy

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Work by Bonzai.

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Work by Aero.

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Work by Lovepusher.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Mr Cenz.

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‘Medusa’ by Francesco Jacobello.

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Work by Morgandy & Eska.

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Detail of work by Morgandy.

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Detail of work by Morgandy & Eska.

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Detail of work by Eska.

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Work by Ink Fetish.

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Excellent work by SkyHigh.

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Detail of work by SkyHigh.

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Work by Aero.

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Work by visiting Belgian Anthea Missy in Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Excellent work by Dan Kitchener, still up to see and our favourite from a year of great Street Art in Croydon. You can view more images and some progress shots covering the whole process in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Work by Gnasher.

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Vibrant work by visiting Argentinian artist Fio Silva. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on Fio Silva’s London visit where she painted 5 works in 5 days (covered here).

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Work by Dan Kitchener. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Stunning trio of works by Dan Kitchener in Croydon, still to be seen intact and still currently one of the best sections of wall in the whole of London.

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Work by Roo & SkyHigh.

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Work by Van Dali.

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Work by Van Dali.

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Excellent work by Eska.

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Bright and organic work from Morgazmik on Katherine Street.

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Work by Synce83.

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Work by Data.

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Work by Soma aka Tony Driver.

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Croydon’s Arts Quarter awash with Street Art as far as the eye can see.

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Work by Roo.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by Adam Green.

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Work by Kaes on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Detail of work by Kaes.

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Work by Neist on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Work by Dan Cimmermann.

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Work by SkyHigh & Roo.

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Detail of work by SkyHigh.

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Detail of work by Roo.

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Work by Healthy Living Project. 

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Work by Sterling.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by ????.

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Work by SkyHigh & Roo.

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Excellent trio of orks by ????, SkyHigh & Decor on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Work by SkyHigh.

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Work by Desor.

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This is one of the best pieces of Graffiti we have yet to see here at London Calling Blog, fortunate as the works on these walls changed daily.

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Excellent work by Morgandy & Eska.

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Detail of work by Morgandy.

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Detail of work by Eska

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Work by Van Dali on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Work by Eska on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Superb pair of works by Eska & Trans1 in Croydon, on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls and only lasting the day. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on these pieces (covered here).

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Work by Trans1 on the Arts Quarter Legal Walls.

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Work by David Hollier in Croydon. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Detail of David Hollier’s work.

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Lovely organic flowing work from Morgandy of the Minesweeper Collective..

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Work by Eska.

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Work by Jarvis.

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Great work by Illustre Feccia of the Minesweeper Collective.

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Work by Morgandy.

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Works by Artista and Jarvis.

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Work by Artista.

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Work by Jarvis.

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Work by Enrico Cornuda of the Minesweeper Collective.

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One of two works put up by Dotmasters in Croydon High Street, the first works put up as part of the Croydon Mural Project, which will see more works placed about the town centre beyond the Arts Quarter.

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This large-scale Toy character was created without the use of stencils and looks just great, standing over Croydon High Street.

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The second of two works put up by Dotmasters in Croydon High Street, the first works put up as part of the Croydon Mural Project, which will see more works placed about the town centre beyond the Arts Quarter.

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This large-scale Rag Doll character was also created without the use of stencils and looks just superb.

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‘Just Be You Tiful’ by Rich Simmons.

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Work by Vesna Parchet & Morgazmik, of the Minesweeper Collective, with additions by Autone on the left hand side.

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Trio of Graffiti works from JuseOne, Tizer & BronkHRC.

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‘Love’ by visiting New York artist Juseone.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by BronkHRC.

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Work by Mr Cenz. You can view the post we did on this work (covered here).

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Detail of Mr Cenz’s work.

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Beautiful work from Stedhead & Morgandy, that is just flowing with cosmic and positive energy.

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Work by Rich Simmons.

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Work by Sterling & Samer on Croydon’s legal walls. You can view more images and some progress shots in our post on this piece (covered here).

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Detail of work by Samer.

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Work by Vesna Parchet.

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Work by Samer on the Legal Walls in Queens Park.

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Work by New Art Rioter on the Legal Walls in Queens Park.

Also be sure to check out the great documentation of Croydon’s Street Art Scene at www.croydonstreetart.co.uk 

6 comments on “2015 – A Year Of Street Art & Graffiti In Croydon

  1. Having recently discovered the street art scene in Croydon, thanks to your posts on IG, I have really enjoyed this review which shows the extend and quality of the works of art . My favourite was Francesco Jacobello Medusa piece,a stunning work. It’s great to see that street art is developing outside centre London.

    • Firstly we are glad that us sharing pictures on Instagram has led to people going to witness the lovely transformation Croydon is undergoing. Secondly we are glad you enjoyed the review. Thirdly very good choice with the Francesco Jacobello work, that is a lovely piece and illustrates what we meant in the post by Croydon has introduced to great artists, of whom we have yet to see work by anywhere else as of yet. We can only hope this trend of Street Art becoming more widespread continues. Thanks Emmanuelle.

  2. Such a vast collection London Calling has amassed from Croydon over 2015.. It’s been great going thru all the artwork featured here from a part of London that maybe few people venture into!! Really interesting seeing soooo may styles in street art. I only got down to Croydon once last year so only saw and snapped a tiny tip of the iceberg. Must give the trams a mention as another reason to go deeper south of the city!!! Once again great post folks…

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