Urban Art, Josephine Avenue, Brixton
Brixton's annual outdoor art gallery
Report by Mike Slocombe, 17th July 2004
Once a year, Josephine Avenue (off Brixton Hill) becomes an al fresco art gallery, with original art work pinned up on railings running down both sides of the street.
The gallery provides a great opportunity for artists to get together, interact with the public and - with a bit of luck - sell some of their work too!
On a July afternoon bedeviled with flash thunderstorms and hail storms, I spent a very pleasant hour or so wandering through the art-lined street and talking to the artists.
Browsing the art, Urban Art 2004, outdoor art gallery, Josephine Avenue, Brixton.
The street gallery gives artists the chance to discuss their work with the public.
As this artist commented, 'it's not about selling the work, it's about meeting other artists and getting feedback from the public'.
The art work is hung up on railings and runs most of the length of the street.
There's a lot of sitting about involved when you're selling art, so these guys enjoyed a game of chess by their work.
A cheery north London artist takes in a spell of sunshine.
Looking towards the end of Josephine Avenue.
Please note: this is an annual event, so check out their website for news of forthcoming Urban Art Events!
Money raised from the event is used by the residents association for street improvements and donations to local charities.
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