Penge is a major tourist destination in the countryside with great street art. A Graffoto blog post kicks off with its customary 1 part truth to 2 parts tosh pattern, though to inspire Graffoto great street art must be involved so you can guess which of the aforementioned claims swerves dangerously close to actual truth.
Ldn Calling Blog has developed a mural programme in Penge for the past 6 years and last weekend held an open day in a car park which has been given a major make-over by some phenomenal street artists. Obviously car parks connected to shopping centres tend to be used for parking cars so the open days ensure brief respites from traffic allowing the public to view the walls, ramps, parapets and columns in all their glory. Many stories in the multi-story.
It being a rare Saturday with neither work nor a home football game in the diary, last weekend provided the opportunity for Graffoto’s debut foray down to Penge. The occasion for the open day was the unveiling of a new collection of Halloween themed art, ghouls in the garage so to speak, but being the first visit to the premises all the art was “new” to Graffoto. The Halloween themed art was easily differentiated from older pieces by the miniature human horrors striking poses in front of them.
Cap doffed to Ldn Calling blog, the display of murals and the calibre of artists is breathtaking. Penge really has something special putting on a show of artists such as Nylon, Fanakapan, Irony, Tizer, Airborne Mark, Reves, Enigma and more.
This visit just explored the art within the Blenheim Centre car park, there is much more street art dotted on walls and alleyways across the town. What Steve of Ldn Calling blog has achieved is staggering and we look forward to seeing more art on future visits.
Penge rooftop gallery website
All photos: Dave Stuart