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Deptford Market Yard

Railway arches are so typically South London. The sheer density of the rail network and the lie of the land means the whole area is criss-crossed by these Victorian brick arches. Once they were a home to dodgy car repair firms or industrial storage – now they’re becoming agents of regeneration (or even gentrification, as […]

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The Street Banners of West Dulwich

If you’re a regular reader or follower you’ll know that SLB takes a keen interest in street art. There’s been something of an explosion of street art in south London in the past few years with areas such as East Dulwich, Peckham, Brixton, Tooting, Brockley and the South Bank displaying the work of both local […]

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South London Street Art Top 5 of 2016

You’ve probably noticed that we love street art at SLB, particularly if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram. More or less every week we post a photo of a mural or occasionally a sculpture and by the response we get its obvious that you, our readers and followers, are just as keen as we […]

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Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition 2016

Earlier this year we went to the Jerwood Painting Fellowships Exhibition at Jerwood Space in Union Street, Borough – a brilliant exhibition by up-and-coming artists.  From 14th September – 23rd October the gallery features entries from another competition – Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016. Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition […]

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The Tooting Street Art Gallery

Street art in south London continues to spread, and if you follow us on Twitter or Instagram, you’ve no doubt seen some of the brilliant art that brightens our streets and often presents us with amusing or challenging images. Murals have been around for some time in south London with pioneers like Brian Barnes and […]

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Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition

We were invited to the private view of the Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition at Jerwood Space, a lovely gallery in Union St close to Southwark tube station. This is the third year that the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has awarded bursaries of £10,000 to three talented young painters, along with mentorship with established UK painters, […]

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Top 5 Murals of 2015

Each week in 2015 we’ve featured a ‘Mural of the Week’ on Twitter, and more recently on Instagram, which has proved to be very popular with our followers. When we first started the weekly mural back in January I wasn’t sure if there be enough to fill up the whole year – little did I […]

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Rise Gallery – Invasion and Metamorphosis

Rise Gallery in Croydon has gained well-deserved attention for its work with emerging artists and an impressive programme of international exhibitions. Hailed by Londonist as ‘The Man who invented Croydon’s Art Quarter’  owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison opened Rise in 2014. The Gallery boasts Damien Hirst and Banksy amongst its previous exhibitors and has done much to […]

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Zoe Savitz Photography at Carnegie Library Herne Hill

Since I started contributing to South London Blog, my admiration for photographers has gone up 100%. Having to take photos for various articles soon made me aware just how difficult it is to take half decent photos, never mind artistic ones! So when we were invited to the opening night of a photographic exhibition at […]

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The Murals of South London – Building Site Art

South London’s building sites may seem an unlikely place for showcasing artistic talent, yet increasingly, the hoardings which surround many sites have become outdoor galleries, albeit temporary ones. Our very first ‘Mural of the Week’ on Twitter – King Kong Palace – is still on its hoarding at Crystal Palace. Here we look at some […]

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