London, especially Shoreditch is well known for its street art.
However, if you go off the beaten track and walk behind the railway line you find some great art and a fantastic project. In 2015 a local group approached a developer who bought some land with an idea for a community project. It encompassed temporary structures, raised beds growing food for the locals as well as a safe place for artists to practise and develop. The developer agreed and Nomadic Community Gardens was created.
There is so much to see in the area, this is quite a photo heavy blog post but no-where near the total amount of photos I took on the day!
This will just give you a taster, if you are down in London why not pop along and support them (there is even a little mobile coffee cart you can purchase a drink whilst you wander round taking in all the art).
The piece at the top is by Jimzina on the womans sawdust 'toilet' and shares door space with a piece by ripartist.
street art jostles for space alongside some large sculptures
and some pieces by famous street artists such as John D'oh and Losthills
There are small pieces like on this barrel
to large pieces over the side of this building (too big to even fit on the screen in one shot!)
all of this whilst the trains run past above the gardens
whilst we were there they were painting over pieces to form blank canvasses so artists could practise and paint over them to create new art.
the surrounding park and train tunnels have even more art
this monkey was painted by fanakapan and
this amazing bird by envol.ldn
It is a great space for the community to use
and I cannot wait to go back and see how it develops and what new art emerges
All this is hidden behind the popular shoreditch street markets where there is even more street art but these little known areas offer some fantastic art.