To many, Dulwich is known as a green, family-friendly London suburb with lots of Georgian architecture, good schools and its famous Picture Gallery. However, those with an interest in street art may be surprised to hear the area is full of street art from a host of famous urban artists, such as Conor Harrington, Stik, Mear One and System. A lot of the art stems back to 2012 and 2013 as part of an outdoor picture gallery. Local gallery curator Ingrid Beazley teamed up with Street Art London to approach a host of international street artists to create their own interpretations of paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery. The results are over 20 pieces, ranging from tiny to several storeys high all over East Dulwich, Dulwich Village and Herne Hill. At the Dulwich Festival last year, I went on an interesting street art walk, starting near East Dulwich train station and ending at the Gallery. The walk is repeated at this year’s Dulwich Festival in May. Tickets usually sell out in advance so I recommend getting yours soon.
- The Dulwich Festival takes place on 12 – 21 May 2017. The street art walks take place on 13 and 14 May at 2pm. Tickets: £9. For booking, visit the Dulwich Festival website.
Find out about this year’s Dulwich Festival here.