Take one suburban house in Dulwich. Assemble around 20 of the world’s most famous street artists. Take ‘em round Dulwich Picture Gallery to draw inspiration from some Baroque masters. Then let them loose on the house. That’s the centrepiece of Baroque The Streets, a 10-day strand of the Dulwich Festival exploring the place of street art in artistic tradition.
Artists contributing works to the house, or murals elsewhere in Dulwich, include ROA, Thierry Noir, Phlegm, Christiaan Nagel, Pablo Delgado, Ben “chewing gum” Wilson, The Rolling People and Dscreet, to randomly pick a few. The show is curated and organised by Ingrid Beazley from Dulwich Picture Gallery and Richard Howard-Griffin of Street Art London.
Tonight, they’re throwing a party at the house, with bar and DJs. Works will be on sale, plus screen print releases from certain of the artists involved in the project. Just turn up between 8pm and 10pm. The house will then be open during the daytime on Saturday and Sunday.
265 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, SE22 8JP. The best way to get there is on the Overground to Forest Hill and then get the 185 or 176 bus in a northerly direction from the station to the Heber Road Stop.