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THE HIVE at Beecroft Garden Primary

We were commissioned by the school to transform the Music Block with a large scale participatory mural. After a lot of preparation and risk assessments we found a way to work during lockdown. Our brief was to involve key workers children in the creative process and later invite them to come out and paint. Also …

We hit the Target!

LEWiSHAM SCHOOL OF MURALISM – Target Hit!

HURRAH! We have reached the target to create the First School of Muralism in the UK. With over 300 pledges from our Local Community and large pledges from Goldsmiths as well as GLA and Lewisham Council, we crowdfunded £62.275 to create a FREE School for Young People. After nearly 20 years painting murals in Lewisham, …

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Suffragette Mural in Ladywell

‘A Thousand Feet will Follow’ The original brief was an homage to Emily Davison, though there had been some feedback from Lewisham Central Assembly and local historians pointing out towards Rosa May Billinghurst, a suffragette born in Lewisham and famous for her mischievous use of her wheel chair during protests and window smashing. We thought …

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 …

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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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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 …