Brixton Street Gallery, 2016
Location London SW9
Status Completed September 2016
As part of London Design Festival architects Squire and Partners created a large-scale interactive public street art and skateboard installation along the entire length of the pedestrianised Stockwell Avenue in Brixton, London. Featuring several original works by local Brixton artists, the project also invited festival visitors and the community to contribute their own artwork with chalk, paints and stickers, creating a unique exhibition that changed over the course of the week-long festival. Bespoke skate/cycle ramps were also temporarily installed along the route, providing locals a place to play and practice.
Drawing on Brixton Design Trail’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ theme, the project explored the dynamic relationship people have with public spaces, encouraging them to interact with this previously unwelcoming alley and with each other, transforming it into a large-scale canvas for everyone to enjoy and celebrating the local culture of the area.
Artists and contributors include renowned street artist Unify, returning artists Azarra Amoy and local illustrator Kaylene Alder, Champion Agency, Nest providing bespoke ice cream flavours from a retro Volkswagon Van and Volcano Coffee Works. Brixton Street Gallery was one of the headline events for the newest London Design Festival hub, Brixton Design Trail.
Project Designer & Architect Squire and Partners
Artist 'Urban Jungle' Kaylene Alder
Artist 'Rebel Crew' Azarra Amoy
Artist 'One Love Street' Unify
Artist 'People's Posters' Champion Agency