Chalk Farm Estate

A host of street artists have spruced up a north London housing estate in a bid to transform the drab buildings with vibrant colours and designs.

An invited group of 30 artists visited the Chalk Farm housing estate in Camden to help transform the estate for the hundreds of people who live on the ageing estate.

Artists from more than 10 countries, and from across the UK, all painted in their own styles on walls and doors with the permission of Camden Council.

On entering the estate one of the first pieces that catches your eye was this collaboration between Caro Pepe and Age Age.

Camden Street Art
Camden Street ArtCamden Street Art
Camden Street Art
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden

It took around one year for the project to be completed and now it enters it’s next phase where some canvasses are being refreshed with newer work.

This addition from Wasp Elder replaces one of the main walls in the estate where there’s more pictures of Wasp’s work on the link below:-
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/wasp-elder-in-a-state/
Street Art CamdenStreet Art CamdenStreet Art Camden

Camden Street Art
Street Art Camden

Most of the estate is accessible for you to wander around and features work from some of the best street artists around.

Here artists Inkie, Cheba and Fanakapan worked on this part of the estate.

Camden Street Art
Camden Street ArtCamden Street Art

Camden Street Art

Every inch of brickwork was worked on with Flop/Fabio Lopes painting this colourful piece above and Nerone illuminating the wall below.

Eventually Nerone’s piece was replaced by work from Andy Council with his take on London in his trademark dinosaur style.
Can you spot TV Centre, The Gherkin and the BT Tower among the London landmarks?

Camden Street Art
Street Art Camden
Street Art CamdenStreet Art Camden
Street Art Camden

Within the housing estate there are some grassed areas, flower beds and even a park and fenced off sport area.
Here Zadok and Spore have spruced up the sports area with this very colourful creation!

Camden Street Art
Camden Street Art
Camden Street Art

Which was later replaced with this ‘Influence’ piece from Manu Invisible.

Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden

It wasn’t only the walls being painted but every door throughout the estate too. This provided some smaller canvasses for the artists to work with.

Below is a selection from Ed Hicks, This is Opium and Tizer.
(Damn those bins!)

Camden Street Art
Camden Street Art
Street Art CamdenStreet Art Camden
Street Art CamdenStreet Art Camden

Camden Street Art by Sokar Uno

Even Sokar Uno painted a door too but his main focus was this huge wall which is featured with many more images on the link below:-
https://diffgraff.wordpress.com/sokar-uno-camden/
Camden Street Art by Sokar UnoCamden Street Art by Sokar UnoCamden Street Art by Sokar Uno

So brick walls, doorways and even garages were painted along with some other small buildings around the estate including this fantastic elephant from Falko and gecko from Jerry Rugg.

Street Art Camden
Camden Street Art
Camden Street Art

Most of the art was a colourful assault on the eyes but in one corner things were a bit more muted on the colour front.

Beginning with this from The Doodle Man and below from Said Dokins.

Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden
Street Art Camden

A lot of the work featured flowers and animals whereas the two artists below opted for some good old fashioned text based art.

‘Be Genuine and Be Yourself’ from Naomi Edmonson and then below ‘Onwards and Upwards’ from Pref and Gary Stranger.

Camden Street Art
Street Art Camden
Camden Street Art
Camden Street Art, London

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.