I love this photo, a smile that bring a smile, this piece, part 109 of the #365ArtDrops piece, was painted on a piece of offcut wood picked up out of a skip. The piece was hung on the wall by Sclater Street, Shoreditch, East London, last Sunday and this photo,of a girl called Gill, the finder of the piece, appeared on social media a day later.
More photos sent in by people finding parts of the #365ArtDrops piece, a very important part of this year-long piece of work in 365 parts is the interaction of the people who find the parts and then take the time to use the hashtag to post photos of themselves with the art or of the art hanging wherever they’ve chosen to hang the pieces…
Meanwhile, this piece, part 90, was deliberately left hanging by the front of the boarded up one time much loved community cafe in the middle of Broadway, Hackney, East London. The boards are now used for “officially sanctioned” public art now, wonder if any of the artists, or indeed the gallery who have their logo painted on those boards, know what went on there. How long has in been boarded up now? Really wanted an excuse to post this film (by Emily James) up on line. “in late November of 2005, a small café in the East End of London was due to be demolished to make way for a block of flats. On the eve of the demolition, a handful of local residents occupied the café to stop the demolition. I started filming on the first day of the protest, following them through the long cold winter of their occupation”.
[…] stood in front of bulldozers during the Leytonstone Days of the M11 link Road, we’ve seen the battles in Broadway Market that everyone has forgotten now, we tried (with no support) in Vyner Street, we ended up pushed out […]
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