2021 – A Year of Street Art in Penge & Anerley

This evening we are taking a look at year of Street Art in Penge, something we have to say which has been a real pleasure to look back on. Since the blog’s inception seven years ago now we have began delving into various projects the most rewarding of which has been the organization of Street Art in our hometown of Penge through our SprayExhibition20 Community Street Art Project, which has seen some 406 artworks placed up around Penge and Anerley over the last six years.

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. The overwhelming majority of these pieces were in Penge and Anerley with 86 of this years works we oranised being around SE20.

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.

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Work by Irony.

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Box of Chocolates by TRUST.iCON.

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Work by Irony.

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Work by Attai.

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Work by Woskerksi.

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Work by Aspire.

P1450600Work by JXC.

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Work by Aspire.

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Dreamer by Sophie Mess.

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Work by Irony.

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Empowering by Lours & Elno.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Maldito Mono.

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Tokyo Drag Racers by Dan Kitchener.

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Work by Roo.

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Work by Layla.

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Work by Woskerski.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Fiya101.

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Work by Atila.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Airborne Mark.

Cosmic Pacha Mama by Elno.

Work by Curiouser & Dave Plants.

Work by Peachzz & Morgasmik.

Work by Woskerski.

Work by Damitta.

Work by Maikel Walkman.

Work by Hunto.

Work by Hunto.

Work by Dave Plants.

Work by Aspire.

Work by DRT.

Work by DRT.

Work by Orbit.

Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

Tokyo Dreaming by Dan Kitchener.

Work by Abraham.O.

Street Art tour for Penge Day..

Work by Olivier Roubieu.

Mario vs. Sonic by Fat Cap Sprays.

Work by Klonism.

Work by David Puck.

Work by Enigm.

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Work by Woskerski.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Van Jimmer.

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Weaver by Abraham.O.

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Work by DRT.

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Work by Sorez.

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Work by Eyesaw.

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Work by Woskerski.

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Work by Dreamscaper.

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Work by Dreamscaper.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon.

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Work by Vinnie Nylon.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Kapo76.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by 7th Pencil.

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Unity by Nerone and Ben Eine.

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Work by Fidget.

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Work by Envol.

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Work by Fanakapan.

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Work by Aspire.

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Neighbourhood Watch by Fanakapan & Nerone.

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Work by Eyesaw.

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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.

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Work by Aero.

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Work by Woskerski.

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Work by Enigm.

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Work by Morgasmik.

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Work by Abraham.O.

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Work by Decolife.

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Work by Decolife.

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Historian by Abraham.O.

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Work by Zaki.

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Work by Fat Cap Sprays.

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Work by Abraham.O.

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Work by Aspire.

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Work by Sidok.

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Work by Enigm.

 

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