WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

To celebrate the first year of the all-female street art collective, WOM Collective organised an anniversary paint jam inviting some twenty members of the collective for a paint in the Allen Gardens in East London just off Brick Lane. 

The WOM Collective

The WOM collective was founded in August 2019 by a group of London based female artists and includes Spanish street artist Elena González better known as ELNO, Spanish artist Lours, London based artist Carleen De Sozer, and photographer/artist Raquel Natalicchio among its founders.

A grassroots collective, these London based female artists who formed the WOM Collective are all passionate about inspiring and empowering each other and their communities. 


The collective have dedicated themselves  "to empowering HER-story by providing a platform for graffiti jams, exhibitions, workshops and events that give back to female artists, local communities and charities"


WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Multidisciplinary artists Apparan putting the finishing touches to her contribution to the WOM Collective paint Jam.

WOM Collective Leake Street Paint Jam

Earlier this year the WOM Collective hosted anther paint jam in South London’s Leak Street tunnels made famous by British Street Artist Banksy way back in 2008 when he hosted The Cans Festival street art and graffiti festival in the tunnels underneath London Waterloo station. 

Since The Cans Festival in 2008, the Leake Street Tunnel has continued to host various other events and paint jams and has become one of the legal goto wall locations in London for painting street art and graffiti.

Unfortunately, we missed the Leake Street Tunnel Paint Jam at the start of the year, but fellow bloggers Inspiring City and London Calling Blog were both in attendance and both have featured a selection of work in progress and completed mural image from the earlier WOM Collective paint jam event on their blogs.

Wom Collective Allen Gardens Paint Jam

As with the Leake Street paint jam in January, the WOM collective has again brought together over 20 female artists for a day of painting in the Allen Gardens, London. 

The anniversary paint jam in Allen Gardens featured an all-female line-up of artists and included Damitta, Lours, Elno, Carleen De Sozer, Michelle Meola, Apparan, Laylas, 7th Pencil, Elfin, Matilda, Van Jimmer, Mimi, Maria Linares Freire, Jelly, Mowka, Lespleen, Love More, Sammi, Mar, and Medea.

Take a look at a selection of the murals we photographed on the day of the paint jam below.


WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Muralist Laylas at work on her big cat mural in Allen Gardens, London.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

London / Barcelona street artist Mali Mowcka putting the finishing touches to her WOM Collective paint Jam mural in Allen Gardens, London.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Onlookers watching street artists VaneMG at work on her mural, also pictured is the work of artist LeSpleen.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Work in progress by artist Van Jimmer 

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Street Artist Jelly taking a short break from painting at the WOM Collective paint jam.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Street Artist VaneMG aka Vanessa Moncayo González at work on her vibrant mural in Allen Gardens, London.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

London based jeweler and artist Elfin at work on her Wom Collective mural.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Street artist and one of the founders of the WOM Collective, Elnoart busy at work on her collaborative mural with artist and WOM Collective co-founder LourS. Their completed mural is the lead image pictured up at the top of the post.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Artist Mimi Dezigns finishing up on her WOM Collective mural.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

London artist Carleen De Sözer pictured in front of her finsihed WOM Collective Paint Jam mural.


WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Close-up detail of the completed mural by artist Van Jimmer in Allen Gardens, London.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Left to right: Completed mural by artists Matilda TD, Van Jimmer and Mimi. 

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Pictured above is the work of Muralist, Eco Artist, and educator Michelle Meola whose piece she says was inspired by "news that Trump has decided to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling companies, a decision that will be devastating for the animals and indigenous tribes who live there"


WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

Using stencils to create her WOM Collective anniversary paint jam mural is artist 7th Pencil whose completed work is pictured above. 

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

The completed mural work by street artists VaneMG and LeSpleen.

WOM Collective' Anniversary London Paint Jam in Allen Gardens, London

The WOM Collective Anniversary Paint Jam in Allen Gardens took place on Sunday 23rd August 2020.



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