Gavin Conwill, aka street photographer Urban Shutterbug, talks Nottingham’s vibrant street art scene.
Nottingham is being steadily nurtured into a pivotal hub for urban art. The genre once frowned upon but subsequently popularised by ‘Banksy’ et al, is now finding a home in the heart of the midlands.
For an art form to flourish, it needs passionate innovators. One of the early protagonists responsible for Nottingham’s rise is artist ‘Dilk’. Held in high esteem throughout the Graffiti community Stephen Dilks has been a driving force on the local scene. First establishing the Coverage shop in the city’s West End Arcade, then subsequently heading Montana Colours Hockley, Dilk has been friend, mentor & key provider