Brixton Shutter Art

Music shop and graffiti advertisement, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity StudioHairdressing shop and graffiti advertisement, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity StudioClearaprint printing shop and graffiti advertisement, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity StudioJoy fashion shop and graffiti advertisement, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, UK by Cabinet of Curiosity Studio

Brixton Shutter Art was a public art commission for the first phase of a high street regeneration scheme to improve the look and safety of the built environment in Brixton, London. 

Cabinet of Curiosity worked in consultation with local shop owners and Lambeth Council to design a series of original paper cut illustrations that captured the character of each business and the street style of Brixton. The paper illustrations were converted to digital artwork that was applied to external shop shutters as graffiti proof vinyl graphics. The installation was carried out by specialist contractors ‘Street Vision’ and had a life span of up to three years. The shutter art transformed the high street shops in Brixton and helped to enhance the street at night.

The council regeneration department has been very pleased and we now have a waiting list of shops wanting their shutters to be done too, it really cheers up the night time scene on the street.

Camilla Goddard, Brixton Town Centre Public Art Work Administration and Management.

Image credits

BRIXTON SHUTTER ART, 2010, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, Urban Regeneration Public Art Photos: Courtesy of Cabinet of Curiosity Studio/Bjanka Kadic

BRIXTON SHUTTER ART: CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO

Brixton Quick Wins, Lambeth Council, London, UK May 2010