Baroque The Streets – The Dulwich Street Art Festival – is to host one of its most ambitious and exciting projects to date. For the first time ever a group of world famous street artists are taking over an entire building both inside and out, to create an unmissable piece of public art.
Highly acclaimed artist RUN will be painting the entire façade of the building from 10 May, making it one of the most dramatic pieces of street art in London. Each room inside the building has been given over to a different artist, with free reign to get creative on the walls, floors, ceilings and windows.
The large building, in the heart of East Dulwich on Lordship Lane is being donated by local property company Lightbox London. The disused property, which had been earmarked for demolition in April, has been left standing for a little while longer to enable the project to happen. Time-lapse cameras will record the whole process from the first brush stroke through to completion, and a public celebration will take place on Friday 17th May from 8pm to celebrate the Street Art Festival. 265 Lordship Lane will also be open to the public as part of Artists’ Open House on 18th and 19th May, 11am – 6pm.
Neville De-Souza, director of Lightbox London: “We’re delighted to be involved in such an unusual and exciting project in Dulwich. As far as we know it’s the first time anyone has used a building to create a piece of public art quite like this. We’re also giving over a wall on another building for a large mural by Remi Rough and System, and supporting the Street Art Masterclasses at Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground. On top of all that, May sees the opening of our first pop-up art gallery at The Thicket in Crystal Palace, so it’s a busy month for us!”
Baroque the Streets Festival Show: Friday 17 May; 265 Lordship Lane, SE22. FREE More info
Baroque the Streets ArtHouse: open Sat18-Sun19 May 11am-6pm
Street Art Masterclasses: Sat 18 May 1-2.45pm; 3-4.45pm Dog Kennel Hill Adventure Playground, Dog Kennel Hill, SE22 Info and tickets
Baroque the Streets is part of the Dulwich Festival