The Wycombe Arts Centre Street Gallery has been inspired by the global street art movement; it celebrates skill, passion and colour and lifts the spirit!
This area (around Desborough Road) is so vibrant and full of great people and we felt our physical environment should reflect that more.
Painted August 2019 in time for the first ever ‘Desborough Carnival’, this first Street Gallery features huge, exciting murals by a diverse mix of people: local and guest artists, beginners alongside professionals, with multi-cultural faiths and both sexes enthusiastically working together to improve the neighbourhood.
This first phase of ‘colouring-in town’ includes the following art;
‘The Borough Chameleon’ by Decreate
‘Magpies’ by L127
‘Music’ by Baps @ JBArtz
‘Smile, Dream & Create’ by Dacarter & Smiler
‘Chained Swan’ by Dacarter Project
‘Tribal colours’ by Stanislav Genov
‘Our culture (Red Lion)’ by Si & Oli
‘Bloody Fusion’ by Teakster
‘Roses on repeat’ by Jane Dolgopolova
‘Alternative signs’ by Freddie Churchill
‘La Koko robot’ by Rupert Kalkalata & Decreate
‘Central Aid magpies’ by L127 & Decreate
Lead artist and organiser Decreate (Dan Wilson) said “The reaction to all the artwork while we were painting was magic – from bus drivers tooting & waving and taxi drivers coming to tell us how it’s brightening up their day, to students and shoppers. One resident who lives opposite even came to thank us for improving the view from their flat!
This area has got a bad press since i was little and it’s very frustrating. Hopefully this goes a little way towards improving the feel and rep of the ‘borough.”
The Street gallery will be updated with new pieces by different artists as time goes on.
It is paintable BY PERMISSION ONLY, get in touch with the art department at Wycombe Arts Centre.
This has been made possible thanks to HWBIDCo and WDC. Big love to all artists involved.
We hope to secure more sites around town for other stunning pieces of public art- keep your eyes out!