The Brixton murals are a series of murals by local artists in the Brixton area, in London, UK. Most of the murals were funded by Lambeth Council and the Greater London Council after the Brixton riots in 1981.
Art - Murals
The murals portray politics, community and ideas. Many are now in a state of disrepair and some are no longer there.
Stockwell War Memorial by Brian Barnes — 2001. Painted on the exterior of the entrance to a deep level shelter, this mural was executed by Brian Barnes (with the assistance of children from Stockwell Park School). It features Stockwell's famous people such as Violette Szabo and Vincent Van Gogh. It also commemorates the locals who gave their life in the war. This mural was listed in Time Out as one of London's top ten murals.
Controversy surrounded the mural in 2005, when Brian Barnes added a painting of Jean Charles de Menezes to the memorial which was removed soon after.