Network Rail works with street art festival to turn Brockley bridges into works of art: Brockley Street Art

Friday 9 Jun 2017

Network Rail works with street art festival to turn Brockley bridges into works of art

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South East

Railway bridges have joined many other buildings and structures to become works of art in Brockley, south east London, thanks to a partnership between the organisers of a street art festival and Network Rail.

The Brockley Street Art Festival has turned the neighbourhood, just eight minutes by train from London Bridge station, into an open-air art gallery, with houses, shops, walls and bridges painted by top street artists such as Attai and Artmongers.


 

For the latest festival, artists Aspire, Koeone, and Lionel Stanhope have transformed three railway bridges into murals, with walking tours showcasing their works taking place this Saturday, June 10.

Brockley Street Art
Brockley Street Art

Phillipa Ellis from Brockley Street Art Festival said: “We're really lucky this year to have permission from Network Rail to paint an incredible signpost mural under the bridge at Brockley. We were also given permission for two other landmark murals which have united the two halves of Brockley separated by the railway". 

Brockley Street Art
Brockley Street Art

Eddie Burton from Network Rail said: “It’s great for us to be able to work with organisations like Brockley Street Art and the incredible artists they attract. We own bridges and other structures across the South East and not only do these murals make them much nicer to look act, but they also encourage people to respect and look after them.”

For more on the art festival and walking tours, please visit: www.brockleystreetart.com/events-and-activities 

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