Increasingly hailed as London’s new home of street art (further strengthened by Banksy’s decision to create a piece of installation art here) Croydon has a flourishing public art scene including murals, installations and sculptures courtesy of a public realm programme originally developed and run by RISE Gallery.
This ever-expanding community was designed to culturally enrich and brighten up central Croydon. The project saw the gallery help secure permission from landowners and businesses for artists to utilise walls & public spaces. They then offered these spaces to artists who used them to share their work with the community.
The project went from strength to strength and there are now over 60 spaces across the borough. The public have responded so well to the art, that many pieces, such as those by David Hollier, Lauren Baker and Otto Schade have become permanent (and are now referred to as being part of the Croydon Collection).
A few pieces from this collection are below. Check out each artist’s Instagram handle to learn more about their work.
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