Graffiti Brighton; A Capital for Street Art

At least as far as the U.K goes, Brighton is one of the biggest centres for street art and graffiti.

  Take a short walk around most areas of Brighton, chances are you’ll see some graffiti. We’re not talking about amateur signatures from teenagers (although we have those too). But high quality, often commissioned street art by renowned artists. With so many alleys, access roads and large exposed building walls, there is a lot of canvas for street artists. The Brighton Graffiti scene is closely linked to London, after all, it’s just an hour journey by train.  For years artists from Brighton have travelled to London and vice versa. Both Brighton and London Graffiti are distinct, but they have evolved together in many ways. London has become sanitized and controlled, while Brighton like Bristol, in the most part remains untamed. As a result the art is less accessible to the more general public, it’s audience is the graffiti writers and urban art connoisseurs who have maintained a grip on the city’s scene.  With the exception of a few murals which might have been commissioned, the majority of the work on display throughout the city is lettering and throw ups.   If you’re taking Brighton School of Englishtake some time to explore the city as an urban exhibition. Take a walk and see if you can find some of these incredible artworks; (Credit goes to Inspiring City for compiling the photographs)  

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A recreation of Banksy’s Kissing Policemen on the old Astoria building on London Road

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The small alleys running in between the backs of streets are often packed with graffiti

 

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Musician tribute on the side of the Prince Albert Pub

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A replica of Banksy’s Kissing Policemen which once occupied this spot

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David Bowie by Jef Aerosol

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Smug cat on a junction box

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Req art in the doorway of an art gallery

 

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Snub at the entrance to the lane

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High level Snub

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Waleska

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Captain kris, Tony Boy, The Real Dill

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Frankie Strand

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Vanessa Longchamp with paste ups from Minty

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Snub at the end of the lane where it meets Trafalgar Street

 

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Hidden in an alley just off Gloucester Road from Gary Stranger

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Parrot mural on Gloucester Road

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Face on buildings on the corner of Cheltenham Place

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Mural on the corner of Gloucester Passage

 

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The Saint mural on Kensington Street

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Graffiti covered backs of houses

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Massive mural of dogs

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Full length dogs mural

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Kensington Street backs

 

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Junction boxes painted by Cassette Lord are a regular sight in Brighton

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Art on the side of ‘Make Art Drink Eat’

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Cat on a junction box looking out onto North Road

 

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Paste ups from Minty can be found all over the place

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Snub work marking the entrance to Orange Row

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Photorealism from Poota

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More Snub at the other end of the row

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A flower on orange row

 

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Eyes by the bins

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Faces in Regents Street

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Giant lantern mural

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Req’s ‘Women Not Sex Objects’

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Tagged flowers mural

 

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The Hobgoblin pub on the corner of London Road and Cheapside

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A little devil on the Cheapside part of the Hobgoblin

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Presuming ED coffee House on London Road with a giant mural from SNUB

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Close up of SNUB mural

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Along Francis Street there is a mural from Mr. Cenz

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From Cheapside looking inot St. Peter’s Street which leads onto Providence Place

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Providence Place

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Piece from Waleska in Providence Place

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Providence Place

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York Hill

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Elder Place with pieces from SNUB and REQ

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Elder Place

 

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Another Snub piece on Blenheim Place

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A junction box from Snub on New England Road

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York Villas

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Painted house on Viaduct Road

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Painted house on Viaduct Road

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Upper Lewes Road

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Western Road

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