The Nomadic Community Gardens Turns One Year Old

As hard as it is to believe last Monday marked the one year anniversary of the opening of the Nomadic Community Gardens kicked off with the Greenhouse Effect Paint Jam (covered here). Over the last year a beautifully inspired community project has been born and seems to be gaining more and more momentum as the months pass, all through the diligent and impressive work from the 1 Love Community. By developing a system of raised vegetable beds, the project is setting to utilize unused spaces or those awaiting development in order to use this spot as a place in the city for the local and diverse community to grow food, share knowledge and skills, build relations and care for their environment, all the while taking pride in their area offering places for people to relax, enjoy art or grab a bite to eat at the Roving Cafe.

In addition to this the location has offered itself up as one of the premier locations to see Street Art, providing a whole host of walls, setting to take this place to the high end of places that are essential to keep tabs on in London. We covered the Greenhouse Paint Jam held in the gardens some eight months back which saw the area receive its freshest incarnation as a Street Art venue (covered here), since then the Gardens have played host to the fantastic Meeting Of Styles event (covered here).

This place is certainly always a pleasure to visit, somewhere with a charm and atmosphere of its own, offering a quiet corner of creativity and serenity in this little corner of East London. So without further ado, here is our look back at the wonderful year of Street Art in the Nomadic Community Gardens.

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This baron space would over the next eight months really take on a life of it’s own, as you shall see below.

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Work from Georgie for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Huge wall with works from Oddysey, Vibes & Gent 48, with new additions along the bottom, covering some defacing, from Jim Vision & Zadok for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Jim Vision & Zadok for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Jim Vision & Zadok for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Jim Vision & Zadok for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Jim Vision & Zadok for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Himad for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from Wum Zum for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work by Jask for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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If anyone can let us the name of the art students who did this piece are, please let us know, so we can credit accordingly. They showed up on Saturday and had so much fun, asked if they could paint on Sunday, and were granted the wall to do this.

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Work by Waleska Nomura & Cranio for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Superb work from Cranio for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Lovely work from Waleska Nomura for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work by Charlie McFarley for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Great work from SeaPuppy for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work by Tizer for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work by Andy Seize for the Green House Effect Paint Jam.

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Works from Andy Seize, Tizer, SeaPuppy, Charlie McFarley & Waleska Nomura for theGreen House Effect Paint Jam.

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Work from 616 with letters from Seeds One.

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Characters from Andy Seize & Jim Vision.

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Work from Neonita.

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Graffiti from Pixie.

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A section of the garden’s feature wall, containing a lengthy and well though out collaboration from Seeds One, Bill Daggs, Himbad & Tony Boy, that really just hit upon the very ethos and vibe of the Gardens.

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For this touching focal-point work the artists in question have created a piece focusing on the very nature of the project and gardens them self. The work is punctuated by Bill Daggs serene characters of young children tranquilly enjoying the scenery, accompanied by Seeds One bright and colourful letters and trademark worms character, ‘grow’. Additionally accompanied by Himbad’s dog and Tony Boy’s butterfly catcher.

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Tony Boy’s contribution to the piece.

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Character work from Bill Daggs.

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Work from Bill Daggs.

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Work from Himbad.

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Work from Seeds One & Bill Daggs.

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Work from a Seeds One, with a sneaky eye from Artista to be seen.

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Bright and colourful work from SkyHigh.

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Character work from Roo.

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Colourful work spreading the ethos of the project, created by local children with some help from Roo & SkyHigh.

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The Nomadic Community Gardens playing host to Meeting of Styles 2015.

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Work from Artista, keeping an eye on the Gardens.

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Great work by Odisy for Meeting Of Styles.

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Superb work from Gent 48 & Newso for Meeting Of Styles.

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Detail of work from Gent 48 & Newso for Meeting Of Styles.

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Detail of work from Gent 48 & Newso for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Brave Art for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Brave Art for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Hazlo for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Fumeroism for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Ewelina Koszykowska for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Ana Rewinska for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Mondi for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Wrist77 for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Chuck for Meeting Of Styles.

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Beautiful & vibrant work by FPLO & Morgazmik for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Autone for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Neoh for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Trafik for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Louis Masai for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Kalagrafik, over from Berlin for Meeting Of Styles.

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Superb work by Airborne Mark for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by N9ne for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Joel Dean, for Meeting Of Styles.

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The garden feature wall, with a few additions to be added by Zadok, but including works from Tyme (top left), Adno (top centre), Awore (top right), Djalouz (middle left & middle  right), Kak (bottom left), Ekto (bottom centre), Wisher (bottom right) with the centre piece and background work from Jim Vision & Zadok, for Meeting Of Styles.

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Work by Ekto.

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Work by Core246.

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Work by 2Rise.

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Work by Zadok.

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Work by PLIN.

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Work by Alo.

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Works by Alo & Noriaki.

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Work by Noriaki & Autone.

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Work by Noriaki & Autone.

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Reworking of the feature wall by Jim Vision & Ekto.IMG_0479

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Work by Jim Vision.

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Work by Jim Vision.

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Work by Zadok.

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Work by Seyer.

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Great Graffiti work from Lifer.

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Work by Thisone on a boat.

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Incredible sculpture by Annalisa Mandia, made from recycled tyres.

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Incredible sculpture by Annalisa Mandia, made from recycled tyres.

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Incredible sculpture by Annalisa Mandia, made from recycled tyres.

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Incredible sculpture by Annalisa Mandia, made from recycled tyres.

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Incredible sculpture by Annalisa Mandia, made from recycled tyres.

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Work by Thisone.

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Work by Crey One.

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Work by Thisone.

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Great work by Jane Mutiny & Frankie Strand.

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Work by Jane Mutiny.

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Detail of work by Jane Mutiny.

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Work by Frankie Strand.

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Detail of Work by Frankie Strand.

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Work by Artista.

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Beautiful and inspiring work by Artista & Annatomix, based on Alice In Wonderland. You can see more pictures and find out more about this piece on our post (covered here).

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Detail of work by Annatomix & Artista.

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Detail of Work by Artista.

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Work by Sterling.

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Paste-up work by JDK.

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Fantastic Robot themed collaboration from Squirl, Ink Fetish, SPZero76 & Jim Vision. You can see more pictures and find out more about this piece on our post (covered here).

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Work by Squirl.

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Work by Ink Fetish.

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Work by SPZero76.

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Work by Jim Vision.

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Work by Squirl & Jim Vision.

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Work by Artista &Attai.

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Work by Jane Mutiny & SoFly.

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Work by Artista.

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Works by Crey One & ????

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Work by Frankie Strand

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Work by Ives.

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Work by Salla Ikonen.

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Work by Crey One.

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Work by Artista.

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Production by Jim Vision, Zadok, Busk, Xenz, Tizer & Fanakapan.

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Work by Jim Vision.

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Work by Zadok.

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Work by Busk.

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Work by Xenz.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Sony.

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Work by Autone.

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Work by Frankie Strand & Elno.

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Work by Autone, Itaewon & Kapese.

One comment on “The Nomadic Community Gardens Turns One Year Old

  1. That’s quite a collection of a years life in the Nomadic Community Gardens you have made Stuart…. I was there last Saturday for a short spell as they were setting up for the birthday celebrations.. I also remember a year back when the gardens first sprang into growth… Still gives me pleasure on each visit.. The Annalisa Mandia tyre sculptures are just so clever in their design and they always catch my eye.. I just never tire of seeing them or the gardens!

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