2021 – A Year of Street Art at London Calling Blog

First up in our look back at 2021 we thought we would 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, ultimately we are exceptionally privileged to have been able to have been involved in organizing some 93 artworks  – 40 of them on brand new spots – with artists old and new around London, hitting up walls in Penge, Anerley, Crystal Palace, Forest Hill, Sydenham, Beckenham down South, and Finsbury Park for our first ever spot organised in North London.

Our SprayExhibition20 project around Penge and Anerley has started to gain quite the reputation, as it is now the biggest Street Art project in London with over 180 artworks currently running. As a result we have been interviewed for and the subject of features on BBC News and in the South London Press over the last few months. The links for both of these features are located at the end of this post.

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We and Street Art Atlas also released our SprayExhibition20 – The Street Art of Penge and Anerley book. We are delighted to say it was well worth the time and effort and sold exceptionally well, raising some £5,000 for St Christopher’s Hospice (we will be working out the final figure once all books have been received and donating the total money raised then)as well as the £322.50 we raised for the hospice on our Street Art tour with Street Art Atlas and Colossive Press to launch the book.

Beyond ourselves and Street Art Atlas putting this all together, this was all made possible with the selfless help of a few good friends. Firstly Penge based independent publishing team Colossive Press who helped with us getting this together. A significant chunk of the money raised was entirely down to Dotmaster who generously donated 10 handmade artworks he spent two days making, which has resulted in £2,000 of the sum being raised. Irony and Street Art Atlas also put together a print of the cover photo and raised £975 of the total sum. Massive thanks to both Dotmaster and Irony for their generosity around this endeavour. Well done to everyone involved, we can’t believe it finally come together and between all of us we managed to raise such a good sum.

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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.

Works by Woskerski & Fat Cap Sprays.

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. We are exceptionally grateful to both Kevin and Street Art Atlas for constantly going above and beyond to help the artists and ourselves out around SE20, a lot of what has been achieved about town by ourselves this last year has been made possible and so much easier through Kevin’s and Street Art Atlas’s selfless help to the project!

Works by Abraham.O, Morgasmik & Enigm.

Thank you to Jane and Tom at Colossive Press for all the help with the tour we conducted in November. We would like to say a big thank you to Community Magazine SE20 for allowing us to share the art of Penge and Anerley with the town in their superb publication – which has led to people providing us more spaces to paint. Thank you to M_Frenchi for sending such talented artists our way when they visit London. Thank you to Ninja Boy Runs for helping us out with book deliveries.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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. 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.

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Works by Dan Kitchener.

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 2021.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Penge.

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Box of Chocolates by TRUST.iCON in Penge.

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Work by Irony in Penge.

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Work by Attai in Penge.

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Work by Woskerksi in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

P1450600Work by JXC in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Dreamer by Sophie Mess in Penge.

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Work by Aero in Sydenham.

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Work by Aero in Sydenham.

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Work by Irony in Penge.

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Empowering by Lours & Elno in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Maldito Mono in Anerley.

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Tokyo Drag Racers by Dan Kitchener in Penge

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Work by Roo in Penge.

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Work by Layla in Penge.

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Work by Woskerski in Penge.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Anerley.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Penge.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Penge.

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Work by Fiya101 in Penge.

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Work by Atila in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Anerley.

Cosmic Pacha Mama by Elno in Penge.

Work by Curiouser & Dave Plants in Penge.

Work by Peachzz & Morgasmik in Penge.

Work by Woskerski in Penge.

Work by Damitta in Anerley.

Work by Maikel Walkman in Anerley.

Work by Hunto in Anerley.

Work by Hunto in Penge.

Work by Dave Plants in Penge.

Work by Aspire in Penge.

Work by DRT in Anerley.

Work by DRT in Penge.

Work by Orbit in Penge.

Work by Sr. X in Forest Hill.

Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Penge.

Tokyo Dreaming by Dan Kitchener in Penge.

Work by Abraham.O in Anerley.

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Work by Olivier Roubieu in Penge.

Mario vs. Sonic by Fat Cap Sprays in Penge.

Work by Abraham.O in Sydenham.

Work by Klonism in Crystal Palace.

Work by David Puck in Crystal Palace.

Work by Enigm in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Woskerski in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Anerley.

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Work by Van Jimmer in Crystal Palace.

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Weaver by Abraham.O in Penge.

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Work by DRT in Penge.

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Work by Sorez in Penge.

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Work by Eyesaw in Penge.

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Work by Woskerski in Penge.

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Work by Dreamscaper in Penge.

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Work by Dreamscaper 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 Fat Cap Sprays in Crystal Palace.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Penge.

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Work by Kapo76 in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Anerley.

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Work by 7th Pencil in Penge.

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Unity by Nerone and Ben Eine in Penge.

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Work by Fidget in Penge.

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Work by Envol in Penge.

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Work by Fanakapan in Penge.

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Work by Aspire in Penge.

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Neighbourhood Watch by Fanakapan & Nerone in Penge.

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Work by Eyesaw in Penge.

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We conducted a free Street Art tour with the help of Street Art Atlas Colossive Press fundraising for St Christopher’s Hospice, spending 7 hours & 20 minutes viewing our SprayExhibition20 community street art project around Penge & Anerley. Raising £322.50. Photo courtesy of Street Art Atlas.

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Work by Airborne Mark in Anerley.

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Work by Aero in Anerley.

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Work by Woskerski in Anerley.

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Work by Enigm in Anerley.

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Work by Morgasmik in Anerley.

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Work by Abraham.O in Anerley.

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Work by Decolife in Penge.

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Work by Decolife in Penge.

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Historian by Abraham.O in Penge.

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Work by Zaki in Anerley.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays in Anerley.

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Work by Abraham.O at Clock House.

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Work by Aspire at Clock House.

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Work by Sidok in Anerley.

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Work by Enigm in Penge.

Work by Abraham.O in Finsbury Park.

Here is our feature on BBC News.

You can view the article about our SprayExhibition20 project around Penge and Anerley in the South London Press (covered here).

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