Category Archives: Mural Events

Hands on Brixton! Windmill Gardens Community Mural, by Gillian Da Costa

If you visit the Brixton Windmill Gardens over the next few days, you’ll see Camila Cardenosa busy at work adding finishing touches to the Hands On Windmill Gardens Community Mural. She’ll welcome you with a smile, offer you a paintbrush … Continue reading

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The Great Wave Mural Restoration – Video, by Larissa Alves

Following the successful restoration of the Great Wave Mural in Camberwell, we have a video interview with Vinnie O’Connell (of New Leaf), who helped oversee the restoration. Video by Larissa Alves. We would like to extend a big thank you … Continue reading

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British Murals 1920-1960: Book, Exhibition and Conference Reviewed, by Ben Kaufmann

Murals seem to be enjoying something of a Renaissance in popular consciousness at the moment. From our very own Nuclear Dawn Restoration campaign (petition here) or the attempts to save the Chartist Murals in Newport, to the recovery of a … Continue reading

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Mural of 2012: The Brixton Windmill Mural, by Gillian Da Costa

Of all the projects that the London Mural Preservation Society worked on last year, the Brixton Windmill Mural Restoration Project was the highlight of 2012. A restoration project that was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, it was a collaboration … Continue reading

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Review of the Year: 2012

Wow! Another years passes. The London Mural Preservation Society is nearly three! How time flies! So what have we been up to this year? In January, we were mentioned in the Wandsworth Guardian in reference to the threat of demolition … Continue reading

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If Walls Could Speak – Film Review

An undoubted highlight of the mural calendar in London this year was the If Walls Could Speak project. Jointly run by Clapham Film Unit, Vinnie O’Connell and the London Mural Preservation Society, the project included the tremendously successful revamping of … Continue reading

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Save London’s Murals! The Elephant and Castle Subway Murals

Murals are often spotted above ground, on buildings, in estates and next to parks but occasionally they go underground as a great way to decorate the subways. Elephant and Castle has extensive subways as a way to cross one of … Continue reading

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Brian Barnes – Autumn Talk Reviewed, by Ben Kaufmann

Back before the clocks had shifted and we had all resigned ourselves to the persistent greys of the London winter, muralist Brian Barnes was kind enough to give a talk for the London Mural Preservation Society. Delivered with his characteristic … Continue reading

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Save London Murals! Hokusai Wave Mural Restoration Update!

Earlier this year, we had news that the Hokusai Wave Mural in Camberwell, (a reversed copy of Hokusai’s famous Great Wave off Kanagawa) had been damaged by an explosion in the building below. Breaking stories were unclear to what extend … Continue reading

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East London Line Murals Walk June 2012 by Gillian Da Costa

Getting out of bed early on a Saturday morning is hard, especially after you’ve had a hectic work week. But more and more I find myself loving the fact that the London Mural Preservation Society gives me good reason to … Continue reading

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