Croydon BID team up with Croydonist to bring creative banners back into Croydon town centre

‘Creative Croydon’ is returning to Croydon town centre this winter creating an open-air art gallery for people to enjoy.
Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) and Julia Woollams of 31% Wool are pleased to present the next instalment of ‘Creative Croydon’ as five local artists come together to bring colour and vibrancy to Croydon town centre through a new lamp post banner gallery.

‘Creative Croydon’ will feature 15 thought provoking pieces of art by five local artists: Divya Sharma, Matt Bannister, Melanie Russell, Miguel Sopena, and Skye Baker.

The artworks will be displayed on 40+ lamp post banners across Central Croydon, adding vibrancy and creativity to our wintery streets as Croydon celebrates its year as the London Borough of Culture.

We are once again delighted to be showcasing, through the ‘Creative Croydon ‘campaign, the incredible talents of local artists right in the heart of our town centre. These lamppost banners not only add vibrancy and colour to our streets, but also serve as a celebration of Croydon’s creative spirit.

We are proud to collaborate with the talented Julia Woollams of 31% Wool, for the second time, as we continue to support and promote the arts in our community. Through this initiative, we hope to inspire and engage both residents and visitors, as we bring the beauty and diversity of Croydon’s artistic scene through this outdoor gallery, for all to enjoy.

Matthew Sims, Chief Executive at Croydon BID said of the project:
It was lovely to be asked by Croydon BID to curate a second series of the Creative Croydon banners. It means we are able to bring the work of five more celebrated local artists to the town centre for all to enjoy. It’s fantastic to have this new free exhibition bringing colour and creativity to our streets over the autumn/winter season of Croydon’s year as London Borough of Culture. I hope they inspire more emerging artists in our borough.
Julia Woollams, Graphic designer at 31% Wool and co-founder of the Croydonist added:

As Croydon embraces its creative identity as the London Borough of Culture, the newest instalment of the ‘Creative Croydon’ exhibition promises to be a continued celebration of the local artistic talent. Residents and visitors alike are invited once again to enjoy this unique and accessible display of art, enriching the cultural landscape of Croydon.

‘Creative Croydon’ was first introduced in 2022 and featured 15 eye-catching pieces of art by Kate Marsden, Gavin Kinch, Tina Crawford, Lis Watkins, and Bev Jones.



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