Horsham students’ trip to see Brick Lane street art


Farlington Sixth Form Art students recently had a fascinating trip to see the fantastic street art in Brick Lane, London, and they were not disappointed. The works were thought provoking and visually exciting, with powerful colour and striking imagery. It was great to see the works in situ to appreciate the scale and detail, and also to discover hidden gems in doorways and side streets.

One of the highlights was ROA’s giant Crane, set alongside Martin Ron’s Royal Guard doing a head stand; the unexpected scale content and setting providing a powerful and surreal atmosphere. Another magnificent image was Jim Vision’s, Paradise Lost, depicting a massive panoramic mural with a tribal warrior taking centre stage; his richly adorned form merging with the natural world he has lost, offering a stark reminder of the plight mankind has reeked on the natural environment.

It was great for the students to appreciate the political and environmental narrative in some of these works, as well viewing paintings produced for the sheer pleasure of creating, in a setting for all to see. They walked for what seemed like miles and ended their day with hot rice and noodles, care of Wagamama in Old Spitalfields Market; the perfect end to a wonderful and stimulating day.

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