The Portobello Road Arts Project is an annual public art commission for a stretch of brick wall linking two of the most vibrant and well known market areas in London: Portobello Road and Golborne Road. Since the introduction of this project in 2009, successful installations have created a visual link between these two unique markets, and attract over 1.3 million visitors each year. The theme for this year’s commission challenged artists to represent the rhythm and sounds 

woven into the rich cultural heritage, identity and place of North Kensington. This edition marks the twelfth installation Tony Thomas  is behind this year’s winning proposal, which uses a collaborative approach to create an art installation showcasing work from across the arts spectrum, juxtaposing illustration with photography, electronic with acoustic sounds, ballet with carnival parades. The installation seeks to capture the incredibly diverse musical heritage of North Kensington, and to celebrate it as a place of great and pioneering prestige in the creative arts; from the dance-steps and steel-pan beats of Notting Hill Carnival to iconic performers, groups and venues in the Portobello neighborhood. You can find out more at portobellowall.com


Portobello Wall Arts Project
Rhythm & Sound


Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

What We Are Doing

Photography, Illustrations, Sound Technology 

Colour & Sound

A rolling programme of events, including teaching workshops from Aswad featuring Tony Gad Robinson, will accompany the Rhythm and Sound installation, so check out portobellowall.com on the Events page.







 On The Wall