2020 – A Year at London Calling Blog

First up in our look back at 2020 we thought we would be take a look back at what we have proactively organised and been up to about South-East London this last year. So where to begin really, first of all we can all agree it’s been a rather unprecedented and unusual year with all that has been 2020, which has meant we haven’t left our corner of London since March. It also meant we didn’t organise and artworks for a whopping five months from March to August. In spite of this we still managed to facilitate more artworks this year than during 2019. Starting things the first weekend of the new year with the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam and running until the very end of 2020 – despite the five month hiatus – we are exceptionally privileged to have been able to have been involved in organizing some 87 artworks around South-East London, hitting up walls in Penge, Anerley, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Sydenham and Charlton.

As is always the case we couldn’t do what we do here without the help we receive from the good friends we have made along the way and this last year was as true as ever with the amount of walls we are asked to paint gradually expanding it is only with the invaluable help some people selflessly provide to do whatever it takes to make street art appear around London and often don’t get the credit they deserve. 

Firstly thank you to all the artists for coming down to paint spaces big and small to brighten up walls around the city. Secondly thank you to all the businesses’ as well as to all the residents for donating spaces to let the artists work their magic. South-East London wouldn’t be looking so good without all your trust, support and time. A big thank you to New Art Rioter for all the help with everything behind the scenes. Big thank you to Kevin for all the help with ladders, buffing and running around Penge and Anerley so that walls can be painted and people can enjoy it. Big shout out and thank you to Street Art Atlas for all the help throughout the year from buffing walls to driving artists around town, again going above and beyond to help the artists and ourselves out, a lot of what has been achieved about town this last year has been made possible and so much easier through Kevin’s and Street Art Atlas’s selfless help to the project!

Thank you to Alicja and the team at the St Hugh’s Community Centre and Clarion for all their help and trust in the artists and ourselves to continue painting  more spots in St Hugh’s Estate. Thank you to local councilors Angela and Patrick for rallying the local business’ along Anerley Hill in to donating spaces to the expanding project. Thank you to Jane and Tom at Colossive Press for all the help with the tour we conducted in January and a few other things behind the scenes that will be announced in 2021! Again we would like to say a big thank you to Community Magazine SE20 for allowing us to share the Art of Penge with the town in their superb publication – which has led to people providing us more spaces to paint. Thank you to M_Frenchi, Spike_ML, Portrait Per Day, One Collective and anyone else that helped with all the other little tasks that need to occur behind the scenes in order to make this all happen. We would also like to add a couple of thank yous to Lawrence & Ben for providing ladders. All your help is immensely appreciated and its only fair to say that SE20 is looking all the much better for all your help. Big thank you to the Residents Association Brampton and especially Jo and her husband for getting us involved in painting the Brampton Community Centre in Forest Hill and making it such an easy experience. As well as big thank you to All in One pub in Forest Hill for the lovely roof wall and the hospitality. 

As well as thank you to everyone who lives local or has visited SE20 or anywhere else we have facilitated artwork for taking the time to come down to experience and share some of the work we have been doing in our local area to the wider world. Finally thank you to everyone who has taken the time whilst the artists have been about painting our spots to take the time to say something nice about the art they created for us to enjoy.

Thank you all most sincerely from us here at London Calling Blog, lets see what life brings and what we can all make happen together next year about town! We really can’t begin to pick favourites from the selection of works below, but we would love to know what yours are in the comments section. So without any further ado here is a look back at a year of London Calling Blog in 2020.

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Work by Hunto in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by JXC in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Morgasmik in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by DRT & Many Faces in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Jane Mutiny in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Hunto in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Spray Saint in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by She in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Woskerski in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Toas in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Elno in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Fragile by 0707 in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Kid Crayon in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by SPZero76 & Captain Kris in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Decolife in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Molly by Irony in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Aero in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Nathan Bowen in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Aspire in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Penge for the Anything’s Better Than A Blank Wall Paint Jam.

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Work by Ruben Carrasco in Forest Hill.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Penge.

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Work by Nick Wakeling in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Sydenham.

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Work by Eins92 in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Mr Cenz in Anerley.

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Work by Hunto in Penge.

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Work by Hunto in Anerley.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon in Anerley.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon in Anerley.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon in Penge.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon in Penge.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Anerley.

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Work by Aspire in Anerley.

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Work by Dotmaster in Penge.

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Work by Juan2 in Anerley.

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Work by Dotmaster in Anerley.

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Work by DRT in Penge.

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Work by Dharma77 in Penge.

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Work by Atila in Penge.

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Work by Sr. X in Anerley.

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Work by Mei Mei in Anerley.

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Work by Mei Mei in Penge.

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Work by Mei Mei in Penge.

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Work by Mei Mei in Penge.

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Work by Mei Mei in Penge.

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Work by Yuni Gloom in Penge.

 

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Work by Woskerksi in Anerley.

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Work by Reves One in Anerley.

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Work by Aspire in Anerley.

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Work by Nick Wakeling in Penge.

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Work by Carleen De Sozer in Anerley.

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Work by Fate in Anerley.

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Work by Suiko in Anerley.

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Tokyo Dreams by Dan Kitchener in Penge.

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Work by Frank Riot in Penge.

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Work by Elno in Anerley.

 

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Work by Airborne Mark & Aspire in Forest Hill.

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Work by Nathan Bowen & Name26 in Forest Hill.

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Work by Sr. X in Anerley.

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Work by Candie in Anerley.

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Work by Pixie in Anerley.

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Work by Woskerksi in Forest Hill.

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Work by Elno & Carleen De Sozer in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Anerley.

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Work by Alo in Anerley.

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Work by Louis Masai in Charlton.

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Work by ThisOne in Anerley.

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Work by Tizer in Anerley.

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Work by ThisOne in Anerley.

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Our Lady of Forest Hill by Jim Vision in Forest Hill.

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Work by DRT in Forest Hill.

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Modern Day Addicition by Zabou in Penge.

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Work by Siner in Penge.

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Work by Dotmaster in Anerley.

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Work by Dotmaster in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Anerley.

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Work by Reves One & Sidok in Penge.

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Gordon by Zabou in Anerley.

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Work by Alo in Anerley.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Fink 22 in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Fink 22 in Anerley.

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Work by Fink 22 in Penge.

 

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