The Former ‘Golden Lion’ Street Art Takeover In Penge

It certainly has taken us a while to process this post, but we are finally ready to take a look at our takeover of the former Golden Lion pub in Maple Road/Hawthorn Grove, Penge, with some 13 artists coming down to transform this wonderful building for our SprayExhibition20 community Street Art project. This former pub has been left empty for the last year and before it is converted into flats the property developers have most kindly let us have some fun with the mass of spaces available to further brighten up and instill some life onto the face of Penge.

An interesting and impressive building by any stretch we felt it was best to maintain the integrity of the original architecture and only paint direct pieces devoid of background or to fill individual sections whilst leaving the original paint work of the building running through the array of works that this building has become a gallery in its own right to. Something which each of the artists has done to such aplomb – well mostly about town anyway – utilizing the spaces presented so fantastically and each with a charm of their own, certainly a pleasure to see come together over a series of 4 weekends.

We would like to say a massive thanks to Nigel of S&B for allowing us to utilize such a baeutiful building before it is converted into flats and mostly for granting us carte blanche in creating this little temporary gallery unto itself within Penge. We would like to also thank Street Art Atlas, Spike, Kevin & Molly, Lawrence & Ben for helping out with ladder duties and all the rest – you guys made ours and the artists tasks so much easier and more fun. Lastly of course we would like to offer a big thanks to Thisone, Frankie Strand, Weardoe, HNRX, Morgazmik, DRT, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto, Sr. X, Artista, Airborne Mark & Dope for coming down to convert this wonderful canvas in to such an impressive work of art.

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Woskerski at work on the first addition the premises.

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A beautiful piece painted for a tragic reason with this touching work painted by Woskerski in memory to his deceased friend Fanta Toure.

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Work by Woskersi.

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Work by Woskersi.

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Work by Woskersi.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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HNRX at work.

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Art imitates life and life imitates art.

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The fantastic finished piece by HNRX, making exemplary use of the fractured space available with his Pop-Art enthused shrimp.

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Work by HNRX.

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Work by HNRX.

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Detail of work by HNRX.

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Work by HNRX.

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Work by HNRX.

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DRT & Autone at work.

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Autone at work.

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DRT & Autone at work.

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DRT & Autone at work.

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Works by HNRX, DRT, Autone and Woskerski.

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Works by DRT and Autone, both making fantastic use of the former pub sign and columns on this side of the building.

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Detail of work by Autone. 

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Airborne Mark at work.

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Work done, Airborne Mark signs his piece.

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‘CA£H COW’ superb work by Airborne Mark, truly impressive to see how his money based designs have evolved over the last couple of years.

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Detail of work by Airborne Mark.

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The wall and the reference model. Spot on!

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Reflections of work by Airborne Mark.

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Work-in-progress by Artista.

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Artista and Airborne Mark at work either side of work by Woskerski.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Artista at work.

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Work by Artista making great use of her section of the Golden Lion with this fun work ‘Berry Beard’.

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ThisOne at work.

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ThisOne at work.

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ThisOne at work.

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Great work from ThisOne again with superb use of the space available with his Hyena design depicted set to devour the satellite dish on the building. 

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Work by ThisOne.

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Works by ThisOne & HNRX..

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Works by ThisOne, HNRX, DRT, Autone, Artista & Woskerski.

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Morgazmik at work.

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Morgazmik at work.

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Morgazmik at work.

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Morgazmik at work sat between works by ThisOne and HNRX.

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Morgazmik at work.

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Detail of work by Morgazmik.

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Sr. X at work.

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Sr. X at work.

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Brilliant piece entitled ‘You Can’t Deny This’ by Sr. X taking a fun look at Climate Change through the idea of displaced animals being confused as to where they are meant to be due to altering weather cycles. 

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Detail of work by Sr. X.

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Detail of work by Sr. X.

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Decolife at work.

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Work by Decolife & Autone.

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Work by Decolife.

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Hunto at work.

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Work by Hunto.

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Work by Hunto.

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Work-in-progress by Hunto.

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Work-in-progress by Hunto.

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Work-in-progress by Hunto.

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Work-in-progress by Hunto.

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Work by Hunto, making superb use of the trio of surfaces he set to bring to life with his captivating colourful abstract scene.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Detail of work by Hunto and our favourite part of his great work.

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Detail of work by Hunto.

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Work by Hunto as viewed from the street.

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Hunto’s second addition to the gallery, flanked by work by Autone.

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Dope at work.

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Lovely work from Penge’s own Dope making fantastic use of the space with a portrait of his son picking and smelling the flowers growing out of this second floor window space.

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Work by Dope.

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Work by Dope.

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Work by Dope as viewed from the street.

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Frankie Strand at work.

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Frankie Strand & Weardoe at work.

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Weardoe at work.

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Superb use of the space and blending of subjects with this work by Frankie Strand & Weardoe.

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Work by Weardoe.

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Frankie Strand & Woskersi at work.

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Up high with Frankie Strand at work.

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Frankie Strand at work.

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Frankie Strand at work.

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Frankie Strand at work.

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Work by Frankie Strand yet again making superb use of the spaces this building offered with her chameleon cracking the glass windows with its tongue.

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Work-in-progress by Woskerski.

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Woskerski at work.

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Works by Woskerski & Autone.

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Work by Woskerski, his second addition to the building with this fantastic punk teddybear balloon head set floating in the panel it adorns.

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New Art Rioter takes a break from adding her touch to the building to discuss her work with a Street Art Tour we put on for the Penge Art Trail 2017.

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New Art Rioter at work.

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Works by New Art Rioter & Autone.

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Lovely work by New Art Rioter.

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Works by ThisOne, Franie Strand, Weardoe, HNRX & Morgazmik.

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Works by ThisOne, Franie Strand, Weardoe, HNRX & Morgazmik.

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Building complete! Works by ThisOne, Frankie Strand, Weardoe, HNRX, Morgazmik, DRT, Autone, Decolife, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto, Sr. X, Artista & Woskerski – Airborne Mark & Dope not in shot. Excellent job one and all.

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto, Sr. X, Arista & Woskerski.

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto & Sr. X

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto, Sr. X & Artista.

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto & Sr. X.

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Works by Frankie Strand, DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter, Hunto & Sr. X.

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Works by DRT, Decolife, Autone, Woskerski, New Art Rioter & Hunto.

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Works by DRT, New Art Rioter, Autone, Hunto & Sr. X.

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Works by Frankie Strand, Dope & Hunto (above) and Sr. X, Artista, Woskerski & Airborne Mark (below).

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The rear end of the former pub along Hawthorn Grove with works by Dope & Hunto (above) and Artista, Woskerski & Airborne Mark (below).

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Works by Dope & Hunto.

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Works by Dope & Hunto (above) and Airborne Mark (below).

 

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