The London Borough of Limericks by Angry Dan
The London Borough of Limericks is a poetic street art treasure hunt around Walthamstow
As lockdown restrictions began to ease I felt the overwhelming need to explore parts of London I’d yet to discover.
Walthamstow is an area of London that I’ve never been familiar with other than its association to 90s pop sensation East 17.
My first venture into London Borough of Waltham Forest was to explore the Walthamstow wetlands and reservoirs as part of my London In 360 project.
Walthamstow Wetlands is a 520 acres nature reserve in Walthamstow, east London. It is focussed on the Walthamstow Reservoirs, built by the East London Waterworks Company between 1853 and 1904 as part of the Lee Valley Reservoir Chain. The site is one of the largest urban wetland nature reserves in Europe, and is particularly important for wildlife due to its position within the Lee Valley; a byway for migrating, wintering and breeding birds. Visitors can freely access the site’s natural, industrial and social heritage in one of the capital’s most densely populated urban areas.
I posted a couple of 360 Tiny Planet images from Walthamstow Marshes which caught the attention of local artist Angry Dan.
He enquired about the camera I was using for my 360 photos (an Insta360 Evo) and of course I swiped through his fascinating Instagram profile.
One image I recognised was a mural on Brown Street which I’d photographed on my first trip.
My thirst for 360 street art photography needed to be quenched so after a few messages I organised to meet Angry Dan to photograph his London Borough of Limericks murals.
London Borough of Limericks Exhibition
Angry Dan’s London Borough of Limericks, will open at 1B Window Gallery, Walthamstow, from August 1st – 31st.
Angry Dan has produced a series of 12 new limericks paintings on canvas, to be displayed in the gallery.
Angry Dan writes limericks about all aspects of modern life and culture, and paints them as bold, colourful street murals and studio paintings.
“I like to write poems and play music and paint pictures. I suppose I’ve been pedalling out my particular variety of home-made art for quite a while, but until now I’ve never put it all together in one place. I’ve had no formal training; a trait which I’m sure is evident throughout. Nevertheless, I hope that you can take something from it.”
The London Borough of Limericks Treasure hunt
Commissioned by the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture 2019, Angry Dan has created a treasure hunt for his Walthamstow murals. Angry Dan is offering a limited edition print to everyone who finds all of the murals.
Luckily there’s map but if you need help I’ve also created Google Maps markers for all the murals.
If you can’t visit the sites in person the on Google Maps I’ve also taken 360 street view images of the murals.
London Borough of Limericks in 360
We visited each of the London Borough of Limericks murals and I took 360 images in my usual style.
In no particular order, here they are.
Angry Dan is his studio
I’ve always been fascinated by artist’s studios. When I get the chance to visit one I always jump at the chance.
I photographed Angry Dan in his studio as he prepared for his first solo exhibition.