Cowley Road Street Art


In 2020, with the support of Oxford City Council and Fusion Arts, the amazing Mani who completed this amazing mural featuring David Attenborough in celebration of the Cowley Road Carnival and our theme Mother Earth. Go and see it, it is on the wall of the East Oxford Games Hall.

The mural features a quote from Attenborough :”The future of humanity and indeed all life on earth now depends on us.”

Mani creating his David Attenborough Street Art

Cowley Road Street Art

Thanks to the Arts Council, CRW have delivered many excellent cultural partnership projects.

In 2017-2018, new pieces of street art were commissioned from recognised artists hailing from Oxford:  at Leopold street, with a celebration of the area and its many cultures (completion Oct 2018); Oxford Street Art Collective (OSA) at Randolph Street, Mobrerly Close.

The Young Women’s Music Project  partnered with OSA to deliver a mural on Leopold street dealing with issues faced by local young women, (completed Oct 2018) and two other ‘independent pieces celebrating the 2018 Carnival can be found along the Cowley Road

Click on the film link to see a massive 30-foot high mural being completed live by OSA on the wall at Moberly Close

We teamed up with local schools and took them to the Harwell Campus where they were inspired by the European Space Agency and other campus partners to create artwork and structures around our 2018 theme of technology and industry.

Stockmore Sttreet art photogaraph by Sarah Airey
Stockmore Sttreet art by Mani photogaraph by Sarah Airey

At the instigation of Horns of Plenty, Andrew ‘Mani’ Manson created a mural at Stockmore Street, to celebrate the musicans’ 10-year anniversary and connection with Cowley Road Carnival.

The making of the mural – Oxford Street Art Collective in Action.  See the finished art work at Moberly Close just off the Cowley Road.

Oxford Street Art Collective working with East Oxford Primary School
Oxford Street Art Collective working with East Oxford Primary School

Jonny from Oxford Street Art Collective worked with East Oxford Primary School to illustrate their poems and thoughts on the Cowley Road for Carnival 2017.