Founder of a mural programme for the Univesidad Politecnica called Poliniza Dos, came to visit us.

Lo que vale un Peine

Since last April, we have been developing a series of murals in Valencia, more specifically in an area called ´La Huerta de Alboraya´, renown for growing the best vegetables. We literally knocked on people´s doors asking if we could paint on their walls. After a long time without getting any results, we came across a …

Sitting in the Shade

Artmongering in Lebanon

In July, we went to Tripoli, in northern Lebanon, to work with Syrian Refugees, partnering this time with WAR CHILD Holland.  We took musician/composer Isa Suarez, and photographer and filmmaker Hamza Salmi, all of us South Londoners. We worked in a small, integrated community in Adwi, where we found a distinctive harmony between the hosting …

'perishable'

Fruitful – From The Four Corners

How do you make a mural happen? Keep knocking on doors until people start saying: “Oh, its you! We were about to call you to paint a mural on our wall!” It can happen! With three more days to use a rented scaffolding, which we hired to install lights and restore another mural, we began …

improvised BBQ on a sunday

Boombox! changes everything

A few years ago a total stranger approached Artmongers, asking if we could develop a project together in Scotland. Laura Henry has since found the partners in the area, a site to transform and, after battling through some funding rejections, she eventually joined forces with Samara McIntyre, who, along with 10 year-old Caleb, campaigned for the …

a summer's day

Deptford Pearls has come of age!

  When we first had the idea for His’n’Hers mural, we initially discarded it for being too silly, but having failed to come up with a cleverer one, we had no option but to settle for it. We suspect it might be this apparent silliness that helps it resist the passing of time. Having initially …

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potentially

This is an artwork that has been around for a while. The Brockley Key goes back to 2006. Then came the stickers that wound up almost anywhere, and most recently two new Keys appeared in San Isidro, Patricio’s hometown. The location was an abandoned port on the River Plate, where boats would dock to unload …

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Why Do You Cross The Bridge Today?

Edging towards the end of 2018, we visited Huacalera in the most northern province of Argentina, Jujuy (bordering Bolivia). We came to convince local authorities to support our project, transforming the 33-year-old bridge into a participatory artwork. As per usual, instead of agonizing over details, after less than one day in the town we decided …

Azraq Mosaics 2

Artmongering in Azraq Camp – visit 6

DONATE HERE In 2014, Artmongers first asked their local community in London to support their intention to work in Azraq Camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan, using all the skills and processes developed through the last 15 years of making participatory art in adversity. Together with local community charity Bold Vision, some crowdfunding, and a …

Round about Now view

Round About Now

Unity, Harmony and Togetherness are ideas that can seem far from our lives, especially when we are running to catch a train. Although we might find it natural to look after ourselves and our families, if we look beyond this and remember that we are one human race, a magnificently diverse species united by the …

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El Pasaje de las Alfombras

This mural is the result of an intense creative participatory process designed to combat prejudices and taboos around mental health, bridging the gap between the oldest mental health institution in Spain, Parc Sanitari in San Boi, Catalunya, and the town itself. The mural was funded by Erasmus Plus, a European Union Exchange Program and it …