Photos Frank Leppard
The former Standfast Security shop in Margate’s Churchfields Place has had a colourful makeover.
The shop shut in 2020 after 52 years of trading following the retirement of Geoff and Charlie Brightling.
But it has now had bright new paintwork outside and is currently housing a 10th anniversary exhibition by Graffiti Prints.
The exhibition opened Friday and runs until 5pm today (November 5) and again tomorrow from noon until 5pm. Following the weekend works that have not already sold will go to auction online.
Featured artists include Martin Whatson, FinDac, Sandra Chevrier, SNIK, MadC, Nuno Viegas, Pez, Fanakapan, Hama Woods and Louis Masai, who headed up the Rise Up environmental campaign which saw 17 huge murals painted on buildings across Margate.
Graffiti Prints publishes limited editions of street art and urban contemporary art. Originally based in Newcastle, the brand has now moved to Margate.