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.
The programme saw the gallery secure permission from landowners and businesses for artists to utilise 60 walls & public spaces. They then offered these spaces to artists who used them to share their work with the community.
The public responded so well to the art, that many pieces have become permanent fixtures. Featured artists include: Alec LDN, Art and Believe, Ben Eine, Dotmasters, Hayley Welsh, Lauren Baker, Mr Cenz, Otto Schade, Rich Simmons, Run, Schoony and Sonny to name just a few!