From 28 till 30 July 2018 the city of Bristol was largely covered in scaffolding allowing street artists and graffiti writers from all over the world to create stunning artworks for the 10th edition of Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival. It was an extremely difficult process but here are a few of my personal highlights of Upfest 2018!
In today’s post I want to share some of the witty artworks by Belgian stencil artist Jaune with you that I came across this week on and around Brick Lane – possibly the most famous destination in London for graffiti writers, street artists and urban art aficionados.
I’m an avid list-making person, from my daily to-do lists to my weekly meal plan to lists with all the films I’ve watched over a year to exhibitions or concerts I’ve been to or the books I’ve read. So, of course it makes sense to finish off the year with my List of Favourite Films, Trips, Art and Books for 2017!
Looking for something fun to do in London during the Christmas school holidays, but want to avoid the big crowds? Then head over to the hidden gem that’s the Fan Museum in Greenwich for a dose of art, that both young and old will enjoy!
The most comprehensive retrospective to date in the UK on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat opened today at the Barbican Centre in London. The opening was heralded by two brand-new pieces by street artist Banksy in celebration of Basquiat. Banksy’s tribute couldn’t be any more fitting as Basquiat didn’t only start his career as a graffiti artist, but his colourful and ‘freestyle’ drawings have clearly influenced so many graffiti writers and street artists ever since.
When photographer Claude Crommelin moved from Amsterdam to Shoreditch (East London) in 2008, he was overwhelmed by the amount of astonishing street art in the area. Motivated by the short lifespan of most of the works he bought his first digital photo camera and started to document the vibrant street art scene. In 2013 he published his book ‘New Street Art’ which was completely sold out in just three months. Read more about Claude and his book in the interview and also how you can win a copy of his recently re-issued book!
After the success of my post ’24 Hours Instagram Diary – Netherlands’ last February, here’s a new blog post with my favourite 15 Instagram photos I uploaded in April.
The first art & culture quarterly overview for 2016. Here are my personal picks for art exhibitions and book recommendations.
In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you photos from my street art archive as part of my series ‘Same Wall, Different Street Artist’. We’re off to Hanbury Street on the crossing with Brick Lane, which is a famous east London spot for some of the world’s best street art.
It’s time for my quarterly Arts & Culture review again! In this post I’m sharing with you some of the best exhibitions in London from the last months and my personal book tips.
In 2013 street artists from all over the world were invited to Dulwich, an area in South London, […]
2015 was a great year for Dutch Girl in London. I was invited on several trips, including to Belfast where I was asked to be part of the Belfast International Arts Festival to speak about professional Arts & Culture blogging.
It’s that time of the year again for lazy writing and publishing top 5 articles 🙂 So let’s […]
With a slight delay I bring to you my Arts & Culture overview for the months July-September. I started writing these quarterly overviews after being voted as one of the UK top Arts & Culture blogs in 2015. In this part you find Art and Books reviews and recommendations.
StolenSpace Gallery in London and Thinkspace Gallery in LA have teamed up and co-curated a group show in London: LAX/LHR.
Here’s a photo report of this vast and entertaining exhibition which is spread between the two gallery spaces. You can go see the artworks in real life till 4 October 2015 at StolenSpace Gallery in London.