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A blog about all things street art, graffiti and Sheffield.

Remembering Feature Walls

Florence Blanchard's Shakespeare's Wall Mural

It’s a year since Sheffield hosted the Feature Walls street art festival. It saw artists from Sheffield and beyond paint large scale murals across the city centre and beyond. It was a fantastic event for Sheffield and we’re hoping that it won’t be the last of its kind. Perhaps we could have a Feature Walls 2018?

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Sheffield's Musical Legends Street Art

It’s the ninth annual Tramlines music festival in Sheffield this weekend and the city will be buzzing. So I thought it would be great to look back over some of the musical legends that have been painted on Sheffield’s walls over the last few years.

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Pure Evil's George Orwell Graffiti Mural in Southwold

George Orwell street art

Earlier this week I visited the beautiful seaside town of Southwold over in Suffolk and discovered this great piece of street art. This large scale wall mural of George Orwell can be found at the entrance to the town’s pier. This graffiti mural is by the street artist Pure Evil (Charlie Uzzel-Edwards).

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Gavin Kilcommons' Art House Exhibition

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There’s a great exhibition of pop art by Gavin Kilcommons in the Art House just off Division Street at the moment. This exhibition has been on for a while, but I finally took some pictures of Gavin’s fantastic works the other week and wanted to share them here.

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Sheffield Street Artists in Manchester's Northern Quarter

The other week I went over to Manchester to seek out a wall mural painted by Phlegm earlier this year as part of the Cities of Hope festival. Whilst looking for it I found a number of paintings in Manchester’s Northern Quarter by some of Sheffield’s street artists that I thought I should share here.

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Manchester's Cities of Hope Street Art

Earlier this year Manchester hosted the Cities of Hope festival which brought nine of the world’s most renowned street artists to the city to create new landmarks of hope on walls across the Northern Quarter and surroundings. Included in the nine artists was Sheffield’s very own Phelgm.

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Second Anniversary Redesign

Street Art Sheffield homepage screenshot

This month marks the second anniversary of the Street Art Sheffield website. The number of street art locations in the gallery has almost trebled since the site started. So I decided it was time to give the site a fresh lick of paint and attempt to make it easier to use.

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Illuminating York 2016 and the Bunny Trail

Lumen Forest of Light

On Saturday we went on our annual trip to York for the city’s Illuminating York festival. It’s a night time arts festival that runs for several days at the end of October every year which invites artists to use the medium of light. As always it was great fun and there were some amazing things to be seen this year.

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Vandalism of Our Street Art

The last couple of months have been great for Sheffield’s street art scene. Thanks to the current Feature Walls event as well as the Antiques Quarter Art Project and Festival of the Mind we have seen an incredible number of large wall murals painted across our city. So it really saddened me when I learnt last week that the recently painted Visions of the Future by Rocket01 on Abbeydale Road had been vandalised.

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My Top 10 Herd of Sheffield Elephants (the Top 5)

Sheffield’s largest public art event The Herd of Sheffield is coming to a close. The elephant sculptures that took part will soon be auctioned off to raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Yesterday I started to share my top 10 elephants of the trail starting with numbers 10 through 6. Now it is time for my top 5.

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