150 artists from all over the world will take part in the first London Mural Festival in September.
The festival takes place across London, with the artists teaming up to adorn the capital with at least 20 new large-scale murals, and several smaller works, effectively treating the city as their canvas.
Cultural neighbourhood Wembley Park is one of the areas confirmed to be receiving a makeover — a new commission will be revealed as part of a public art trail which is launching in the autumn.
The festival culminates in a a 100-artist hoarding jam taking place at International Quarter London (IQL), Stratford, on 3-4 October. The hoarding jam stretches over 500m in length and brings the festival to a close.
Artists from as far afield as Colombia, Japan and Australia are taking part, alongside plenty of home-grown talent.
French artist Camille Walala, who's best known for her bold, colourful patterns including the building pictured above, said:
London is a really exciting place for public art – designers are getting more confident with colour here. That's why, with so many things being cancelled and postponed, I am very happy to see the first London Mural Festival is still going ahead. Let's celebrate the artists and murals of the city.
The festival was announced last year, by way of a new mural in Canning Town, and is going ahead in September 2020.
Lee Bofkin, CEO and Co-Founder of Global Street Art, the organisation behind the London Mural Festival commented:
It's important that London Mural Festival goes ahead this year, showing the enduring nature of human creativity. It’s been a hard year for everyone and continues to be, but hopefully, we can bring a smile to people's faces and brighten up the streets.