Hello folks just a heads up on what you might find interesting going on in London during the rest of November. Oh and by the way my last post on “World Toilet Day” was snapped in Kennington Cross, and it’s now an arts centre called Artslav!!
One street artist that gets my vote for being very inventive in his black & white artwork is electric tape artist Benjamin Murphy. Over the last couple of years Benjamin Murphy has become very successful in gaining some recognition of his artwork both commercial and for charity in some corners of the art world, yet you will rarely see his artwork featuring in many street art blogs.
You will have to wait untill next year to see his next exhibition. But… Ben is curating alongside Rooms Magazine a photography exhibition by Nick Thompson, ‘ The Decline of Conscience’ now showing at the Hundred Years Gallery on Pearson Street, Hoxton untill the 25th November 2015.
The photos were shot over 3 years inside the complex of the former brutalist architecture of the Heygate Housing Estate, built during the early 1970’s around the Elephant & Castle. What became of the Heygate may well become a bitter argument for many years and well into history as the estate was turned into an empty shell of housing for seven years. Casting out all 3,000 residents on the so-called housing regenerating schemes spreading out from central London like a cancer growth. The new development will only create 3% of affordable new homes available for social renting. Gentrification seems to be the buzzzz word these days and London is becoming so unaffordable to the mass of the working class that I fear for the future of Londoners born and bread…
I have snapped the Heygate many times over the last couple of years and posted a few here on this blog. I may well feature some more! In respect to the exhibition by Nick Thompson from his “The Decline of Conscience”…. I’m planing to see it next week therefore I have not posted any images with this post.. http://www.hundredyearsgallery.com/exhibition-hyg-editions/ http://www.hiddenstreetsoflondon.com/new-page/
Enjoy your weekend folks….. Cheeeers Mitch