Urban Art, Brixton’s annual street art fair is going ‘virtual’ this year. Social distancing rules mean you won’t be able to wander along Josephine Avenue, their normal venue, but you will be able to look at work, buy art and support exhibitors by visiting their online galleries. You will also be supporting Urban Art’s loyal charity partners who would usually be helping out over the weekend.
Amongst the 73 exhibitors you will discover a wealth of creative skills, including painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media and street art. You could buy work directly from the artists who range from talented amateurs to established professionals and cater for all tastes and budgets.
The event also raises money for local good causes. Artists will be asked to donate 10% of their sales during the weekend to the charity partners who this year are:
Holy Trinity School and Jubilee Primary School. Funds raised at Urban Art will be used to provide extra facilities such as playground soft surfaces and classroom equipment. With government funding cut to the bone, this extra money provides a much needed resource to help improve the prospects for local children.
Southside Rehabilitation Project was set up to help re-establish work habits for those whose lives have been interrupted by mental illness. This includes accessing adult education, work placements and support to find a job. The training takes place in one of their three social enterprises; catering, cleaning, and print. This helps improve social interaction skills, confidence, independence and promote greater social inclusion.
The Anchor Group is based at Corpus Christi church at the end of Josephine Avenue on Brixton Hill. The group provides valuable services to the local community offering help, support and activities to those in need.