About the festival

In September 2014, Londonist teamed up with Global Street Art with the aim of setting up a vibrant Street Art Festival in a corner of the capital.

Lots of neighbourhoods were nominated. Drawing on Brockley’s rich heritage in the arts and it’s proximity to Goldsmiths College a local resident made a pitch for Brockley.

The shortlist was drawn up, and put to a public vote. With a connected community and an established local forum, it didn’t take long to rally the votes needed. Add to that a host of volunteers, the backing of Lewisham Council among others, plus support from Brockley Max, and the Brockley Street Art Festival was born.

From 29th May to 6th June 2015, a host of artists created a series of artworks on the walls and shutters of businesses and homes throughout the area, all of which are still there today.

Now in its third year, we believe that the Brockley Street Art Festival works hard to:
– Improve the area’s identity and unify surrounding neighbourhoods
– Improve the appearance of more underwhelming parts of our urban fabric
– Provide a platform for the vast array of local talent
– Shine a light on Brockley’s vibrant arts community and array of independent businesses
PLUS provide a whole host of art that is truly accessible for everyone.

The subject of street art is always sure to raise a few eyebrows, but the intention is to produce a high quality festival with a balance of local, national and international artists, all coming together to inspire our community and bring colour to our neighbourhoods.

We hope you enjoy the festival. We look forward to you getting involved and creating something that we can all feel proud of.