Exhibition: The New Pollution by Ben Frost

Shoreditch-based StolenSpace Gallery is one of my regular go-to destinations during my street art walks. Featured artists all come from or are inspired by ‘underground’ culture such as graffiti writing and street art. The same goes for their current show ‘The New Pollution’ by Australian artist Ben Frost, which criticises the amount of urban refuse and unwanted advertising (pollution) that forces its way into our private lives on a daily basis.

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Art Liberté: Berlin Wall Street Art Exhibition at Paris Gare de l’Est

When my husband recently went to France for work and had to change trains at Paris Gare de l’Est, he came across a big free street art exhibition just outside of the station called Art Liberté. Being the good husband he is, he documented it for his street art-obsessed wife on his phone while dragging a suitcase and guitar through the busy Parisian streets. Here are the photos he took with more background information on the artists and their work.

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Camden street art tour

In Search of New Street Art with Camden Street Art Tour

My street art explorations mostly focus on the streets of Shoreditch, the epicentre of the London street art scene. I noticed from photos on social media that Camden has been emerging as a new popular destination for street artists. Under the guidance of Camden Street Art Tour I recently ventured off to north London to see what great works this area has to offer.

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Femme Fierce: Reloaded! 2015

Last year on International Women’s Day thousands of people flocked to the legal graffiti area in Leake Street to witness how over 100 female graffiti writers took over the tunnel and set the Guinness World Record for the largest spray painted group mural whilst raising money for Breast Cancer Care. (And I might have set […]

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Street Artists Unveiled #4: Interview Mr Fahrenheit

The identity of the enigmatic artist Mr Fahrenheit is a well-kept secret. The only personal information he shares on his website is that he’s originally from Berlin. Unlike other street artists roaming around London, you won’t be able to find any pictures of Mr Fahrenheit online: it’s all about his work and not about the […]

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Logitech East London Street Art Tour

You know you’ve made it when artists and companies start to invite you to review their products on your blog. Before all PR departments start sending me their latest high-end gadgets worth hundreds of pounds, invitations to Michelin-starred restaurants or exclusive hotels, it’s good to know that I don’t accept all random requests but tend […]

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1 Year of Dutch Girl in London

Happy 1st birthday to Dutch Girl in London! In October 2013 I launched my website which is packed with travel advice for anyone visiting London. My ultimate aim was to give walking tours in Dutch around my neighbourhood, i.e. funky East London. The idea of writing a blog was a mere marketing tool to assure my […]

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Sam Peacock Roy's People interview // Dutch Girl in London

Steel Life: Sam Peacock and Roy’s People

A Dutch girl walks into a bar and joins a Yorkshireman, an Essexer and a Midlander… Not the beginning of a joke, but actually the start of an animated interview between fellow blogger Inspiring City, artists Sam Peacock, Roy’s People and myself. The setting was a trendy bar in a popular East London hotel and the […]

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Street Art Museum Amsterdam

One of the best and most unexpected things this blog has brought me is the interaction with interesting and inspiring people all over the world. One of these has been Anna Stolyarova, a Ukrainian-born girl who’s been living in Amsterdam for 15 years now. A few years ago she decided to give up her glamorous career […]

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Dutch Girl in… Sydney

Last January I briefly exchanged the (mild) British winter for summer in Sydney. I never got round to writing about my Oz adventures, but as the European festivals are in full swing, now feels like the appropriate time to write about my time at Sydney Festival 2014. And about how I met my music hero […]

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A Modern Bestiary by Street Artist Phlegm

East London has so much to offer: from hipster cafes, to markets, vintage shops and a vast array of independent boutiques. But to me, it’s the amazing street art that gives this part of London its character and, quite literally, adds a bit of colour to the area. While some walls are covered in dozens […]

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Street Artists Unveiled #2

Last Saturday I explored the London streets of Shoreditch and Hoxton with fellow blogger Inspiring City and stumbled upon lots of live painting, spraying and pasting. Just see for yourself… Jim Vision Earlier that week I took a a leisurely walk around Shoreditch on my own to look what new street art was around while enjoying […]

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