Coming this September: Brixton Design Trail

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Art, Culture - 4 Comments
The Street Gallery featuring Eley Kishimoto. This outdoor public exhibition - devised and created by Squire and Partners architects - will present a curated series of ten  large-scale canvases on the facades of the former Bon Marche department store, to showcase the creative talents of  people living and working in the area.

The Street Gallery – part of the Brixton Design Trail – an outdoor public exhibition featuring ten large-scale canvases on the facades of the former Bon Marche department store

Following the success of Brixton Design Week in 2014, local artists, designers and creative businesses are back with Brixton Design Trail from 19-27 September 2015, part of the London Design Festival.

The Design Trail will showcase the wealth of home-grown design talent the area has to offer. A series of free events and installations will be held in key locations including Brixton’s High Street, Reliance Arcade, Pop Brixton and the Black Cultural Archives.

BrixtonDesignTrail01Although the full details of all the events and artists taking part are still to be confirmed, the organisers have already announced an outdoor exhibition of ten jumbo canvases on the walls of the former Bon Marche (pictured above), the transformation of the BCA’s courtyard by local designers into a Georgian pleasure garden using their current The Black Georgians exhibitions for inspiration, and a series of design events at Pop Brixton and Reliance Arcade.

Find out more about the programme here – full details will be announced at the beginning of September.

 

 

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A lover of high art, low art and everything in between, Ruth loves an excuse to meet artists and unravel the stories of Brixton today. Ruth specialises in interviewing artists, makers, comedians and performers for the Blog and the Bugle, as well as profiling our architecture, pubs and places of historical significance.

4 Comments on "Coming this September: Brixton Design Trail"

  1. Alb August 14, 2015 at 11:10 am ·

    @ Richard This build is connected via an underground tunnel to the Bon Marche and was comissioned by James ‘Roseberry’ Smith

    • Richard August 15, 2015 at 8:11 am ·

      Correct there were two tunnels from the Bon Marche store opposite to this building which is on the opposite of Ferndale Road. I was referring to the building on the left in this picture, the smaller building with the Street Gallery sign. This is a different structure to the larger building and is not as ornate. This was the old fire station and has no tunnels. This building predates the Bon Marche build and its tunnels of the turn of the last century as the picture in the link shows.

      http://www.urban75.org/brixton/history/ferndale1.html

  2. Richard August 14, 2015 at 3:07 am ·

    The building on the left in the picture is not part of the Bon Marche building. This was the old fire station that used to serve Brixton and beyond around the late 1880’s / early 1900’s

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