Brixton 10 years on

A look back at Brixton Blog posts

Evelyn Grace Academy wins Stirling Prize for Architecture

Zaha Hadid has won the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for her design of the Evelyn Grace Academy in Shakespeare Rd, Brixton. It is...


Grit School 2022 – apply now for studio time and masterclasses

Applications for the latest Grit School programme close on Sunday 9 October. It’s a seven-week music industry and artist development programme, run by Brixton-based School...


Next mural for Brixton Tube announced

Brixton Tube’s latest mural will be Endurance by Shanti Panchal. It launches officially on 10 November and will be on view for one year. Endurance will be Panchal’s first public artwork since a 1993 tiled mural for the London Borough of Harrow. He worked on anti-racist murals in London in the 1980s. It is the sixth in a series of commissions at Brixton Tube station, following on from Joy Labinjo, Helen Johnson, Denzil Forrester, Aliza Nisenbaum and Njideka Akunyili Crosby. The programme invites artists to respond to the diverse narratives of thelocal murals painted in the 1980s, the rapid development of the area andthe wider social and political history of mural making. Endurance is a reproduction of a large-scale watercolour (above) in which Panchalhas painted a community portrait that observes our continued resilienceand interdependency. Shown in the image are three scenes of Londoners – the people includean artist, an NHS worker, a waiter, and people at work and at leisure. In the background are buildings, statues and sections of open publicspace that draw on the Brixton neighbourhood and wider context ofLondon. Architecture seen behind the figures includes the Black Cultural Archives,Brixton Windmill and Tate Modern. Present among the scenes are The African and Caribbean War Memorialand the Cherry Groce Memorial Pavilion in Windrush Square. “These draw into the artwork monuments to places and people that wecelebrate, that we have lost, that been taken from us, where we gatherand build anew,” Transport...