The Street Art Gallery That Was Star Yard

It seems that of late there has been a massive wave of locations that once played host to a wave of creativity and expression are being swallowed up in the name of gentrification, with one of the biggest blows recently dealt to London’s Street Art scene, the loss of Star Yard. Deriving its name from the former Seven Stars pub in front of this car park  which is currently empty, this car park over the last five years or so has very much become one of the most prominent places in the heart of London’s premier Street Art destination, Brick Lane, to see an ever changing array of art in this wonderful gallery. Certainly a prime spot for artists and writers alike, for Street Art enthusiasts, the over-abundance of Street Art tours seen all day long and its fair share of photo-shoots, Star Yard is somewhere that had a character of its own.

So it is with much disappointment that it appears that the owners Star Yard have now declared that no one is to paint in this area anymore and have installed a large metal shed which has instantaneously consumed half of the wall in the car park and further forced the cars that use the space to park in front of the five remaining walls spaces, also making it nigh on impossible to paint these spots during the day now. So it is with this in mind we thought we would take a look back at the wonderful array of Street Art and Graffiti we have encountered in Star Yard over the last three years, of which we are focusing solely on the 10 feature walls in the car park, though there is always plenty to be seen on the back of the shop and in the alleyway as you enter.

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Work by Fanakapan & Horrow Crew.

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Work by Freedom Kult.

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Work by Jimmy C.

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Work by Captain Kris.

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Work by Borondo & Alexis Diaz.

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Work by Amanda Marie.

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Work by Kaes.

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Work by Tizer.

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Work by Mr Cenz.

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Work by Ink Fetish.

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Work by Ricky Also.

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Work by Fanakapan & Horror Crew.

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Work by Vibes.

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Work by Toasters.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Works by Vibes, Corps & Ink Fetish.

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Work by Vibes, Corps, Ink Fetish, Ricky ALSO, AVEM & Edwin.

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Work by Misha Most.

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Work by Furia ACK & Costah,

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Work by Freedom Kult.

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Work by Lapiztola Stencil. 

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Work by 0707.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Horrow Crew.

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Work by Kaes, Tizer & Mr Cenz.

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Work by Darren John.

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Work by 616.

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“Anger” by 0707.

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Work by Jimmy C.

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Works by 0707, Tom Blackford & Ricky Also.

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Work by Mr Cenz.

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Work by ???.

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Work by ???.

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Work by Freedom Kult.

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Work by FPLO.

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Work by Ben Wakeling.

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Work by 0707.

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Work by HNRX.

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Works by Freedom Kult, FPLO & ThisOne.

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Work by Misha Most.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Artista.

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Works by Misha Most, Fanakapan & Artista.

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Works by Fanakapan, Artista & Tizer.

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Work by Mr Cenz.

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Works by Artista, Tizer & Mr Cenz.

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Work by Atomik & Artista.

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Work by Atomik.

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Works by DRT.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Work by FPLO surrounded by additions from Atomik, Artista & 616.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by Voyder & Fanakapan.

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Work by 616.

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Work by Vibes.

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Works by Vibes, Artista & Tizer.

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Work by FPLO.

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Work by ThisOne.

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Work by Fanakapan, Envol & Birdo – with work from 616 above.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by Birdo.

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Work by Tom Blackford.

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Works by Tom Blackford & ThisOne.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by HNRX.

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Works by Fanakapan, Seeds One & Tizer.

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Works by HNRX, Fanakapan & Seeds One.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer.

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Work by Dreph.

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Work by Mr Cenz.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer, Dreph & Mr Cenz.

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Works by Glor, Attai, Atomik/Artista, Tom Blackford & ThisOne.

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Work by Attai.

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Works by Tom Blackford, ThisOne, HNRX, Airborne Mark & Carleen De Sozer.

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Works by Tom Blackford, ThisOne & HNRX.

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Work by ThisOne.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Works by Airborne Mark, Carleen De Sozer, Dreph & Mr Cenz.

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Works by Airborne Mark, Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Envol.

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Works by ThisOne, Glor, Atomik.Artista, Envol, HNRX, Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer, & Dreph.

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Works by ThisOne, Glor, Atomik. Artista & Envol.

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Work by ThisOne.

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Works by Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer, Dreph & Mr Cenz.

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Work by Ali Hamish.

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Work by Stedhead.

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Works by Ali Hamish, Stedhead & HNRX.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer.

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Work by Dreph.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by Seeds One.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Amara Por Dios.

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Works by Amara Por Dios & Fanakapan.

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Works by Minto, Tom Blackford, Airborne Mark & Amara Por Dios.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Work by Ali Hamish.

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Work by Tom Blackford.

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Work by Minto.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer.

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Works by Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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Work by ThisOne, 0707 & Artista.

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Work by Orbit.

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Work by Artista.

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Work by 0707.

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Works by Artista, Tom Blackford, Orbit, Amara Por Dios, Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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Work by Stedhead.

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Work by Dahkoh.

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Works by Tom Blackford & Dahkoh.

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Work by Ricky Also.

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Works by Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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Work by Dreph.

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Works by Carleen De Sozer, Dreph & Mr Cenz.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Works by Airborne Mark & Stedhead.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Works by Dahkoh/Si Mithchell & Captain Kris/The Real Dill.

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Work by Dahkoh & Si Mitchell.

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Work by Captain Kris & The Real Dill.

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Works by Tom Blackford, Dahkoh/Si Mitchell & Captain Kris/The Real Dill.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

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Works by Airborne Mark, Stedhead, Artista & Tom Blackford.

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Works by Stedhead, Artista, Tom Blackford, Dahkoh/Si Mirchell & Captain Kris/The Real Dill.

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Works by Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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Works by Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer, Dreph & Mr Cenz.

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Works by Airborne Mark, 616, Stedhead, Artista, Tom Blackford, Dahkoh/Si Mirchell, Captain Kris/The Real Dill, Fanakapan, Carleen De Sozer & Dreph.

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A sorrowful sight to see the current state of Star Yard, at least for now several of the locations works live on.

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That’s the spirit!

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Damaged but not gone, the first work to appear in Star Yard since the notice of no painting and obstruction has been placed, courteous of Falko1.

 

2 comments on “The Street Art Gallery That Was Star Yard

  1. Disappointing to see this iconic location being reduced and possibly closed forever but that is one of the very essences of street art and graffiti, it will move on.
    Thanks to London Calling for the history tour, I wonder if in years to come the owners of the metal shed will have perspex over the Fanakapan that probably still exists on the far wall and will be charging £10 a visit to American Tourists ?

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