Get A Taste of Brixton Mural by Azarra Amoy
July 11, 2022
Jamaican-Trinidadian born and bred in London, Azarra creates beautiful mixed media work, her vibrant signature green popping from each one. Past work has been featured in the V&A and on permanent display at the YouTube space in Kings Cross. On top of this, she is on the panel of Brixton studio space, helping to determine who gets residency in Brixton.
The 500 Brixton Road mural is truly a tribute to Brixton, packed full of local landmarks and iconography.
Decoding the mural
The Camberwell Beauty Butterfly
Like many in Brixton, the Camberwell Beauty is an immigrant. Recognisable by its oxblood red wings, studded with violet flecks and fringed with cream, this striking butterfly originates from Scandinavia. The butterfly was first spotted in England on Camberwell’s Cool Arbour Lane (now Coldharbour Lane) in 1748.
Azarra said, "I love the name ‘Camberwell Beauty’ and the connection to immigration which also reflects the beauty of the people that make Brixton what it is today."
Brixton Recreation Centre
Known locally as the Brixton Rec, this is a sports and recreation centre with shops on Brixton Station Road (just up the road from our tap room!). It was designed in 1970 by a design team led by George Finch for Lambeth Borough Council, with Ove Arup and Partners as consultant engineers. Construction began in 1974 and was completed in 1985.
This iconic music venue is a Grade II listed, award- winning concert venue, bringing people from across London (and beyond!) for live music, club nights, comedy shows and more.
Southwyck House's zig zag lines
The zig zag lines on the iconic brutalist estate on Coldharbour Lane (also known as the Barrier Block) are so iconic we also used them in the design for Coldharbour Lager.
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