Street ArtPosted: February 12, 2013
This post is a little different from usual. It isn’t about my own sketching but is about the wonderful street art that can be found on the streets of Brighton, where I live.
I had a meeting in central Brighton this morning, but I was just 10 minutes early – not enough time to shop but it was too cold to stand and wait around. Last weekend I had had a conversation on Twitter with someone from the fab Starr Trust who was working with some local young people on a street art project to promote a campaign encouraging young people in abusive relationships to talk to someone. So I thought I’d use my spare 10 minutes to have a look at their art, which was just nearby on the wall of The Bagelman shop. This is what they had produced:
I think its fabulous and makes its point so well.
As I walked from The Bagelman to my meeting I noticed street art everywhere – art I’ve passed a thousand times but haven’t really seen. So I took a few more snaps on my phone.
And then I saw some more on my way home:
These pictures were taken on my camera phone so they’re OK but not as good as they could be. I’ve decided that the next time I have a spare day I’m going to take my Nikon 1 into town and go on a street art safari. So watch this space.