Croydon Art School

Progressive, not rebellious: the student occupation of Croydon College of Art

Posted on June 14th, by Daniel Frost in History. No Comments

The strikes and protests in France in May 1968 sent reverberations around the world, and Croydon was no exception

A protest outside the French embassy on Sunday 26th May led to twenty-three people being charged for ‘threatening behaviour, obstruction, and assaulting the police’. Among them was twenty-one-year-old accounts clerk Matthew Feddis, who lived on Clyde Road in Addiscombe. According to the prosecutor, “he was pushing and jostling at … Read More »

Event review: It Began On The Walls: the Banksy retrospective at Rise Gallery

Posted on August 7th, by Katie Rose in Culture. 4 comments

A 400% increase in footfall in St George’s Walk – that’s the power of art. Katie Rose finds out more

“Wtf is this doing in Croydon?”. Niroshan, lead singer of Croydon band Reptiles, is clearly as surprised as I am to find myself at an exclusive preview of a high-profile collection of Banksy artworks on display at RISE Gallery on a warm July evening.

“I’m just … Read More »