Amy Winehouse Exhibition & Street Art Trail

Amy Winehouse

Hello there you lovely gang, Happy Monday to ya! In this post I’d like to tell you a bit about the most extraordinary exhibition I had fun to experience lately- Amy Winehouse. A Family Portrait. Do I recommend it? By all means. Miss Winehouse was quite an extraordinary persona herself and discovering small pieces of her everyday world is a rare and exciting treat. Am I biased? Oh boy, I’m sure biased as hell as I loved the girl to bits and living a couple of streets from her house back in 2011 when she passed away only adds to that emotional journey of ours. That’s perhaps the main reason of my immense fascination- Amy sang from the heart and her emotions were real. Add her exceptional talent and-bang!- that’s how magic’s created.

Amy Winehouse

The exhibition was divided into 2 parts: the actual thingy in the museum and a street art trail tour around Camden. If you’re after the museum only, the entrance fee is £8.50, if you’re up for the whole experience, then it changes to 15 quid. My opinion? Not worth it. Visit the exhibition and discover the street art pieces yourself- that’s exactly what I did.

Amy Winehouse

The exhibition takes place in Camden Town, at Jewish Museum which I should have said at the beginning. It’s just a short walk from the the tube station, just enough for a quick cup of flat white to go.

Amy Winehouse

First thing you’ll see after purchasing the ticket will be Love Is A Losing Game, a giant installation by Pegasus in a Welcome Gallery hall, the only part of the exhibition where pictures are allowed. Which sort o makes me angry- you are normally allowed to photograph priceless 15th century paintings by the greatest artists and now they tell you off for trying to secretly snap a pair of shoes? That’s quite ridiculous.

Amy Winehouse

Anyway, the exhibition (which takes the top floor of the museum) is really lovely. Don’t expect anything big, in fact it’s smaller than I thought it would be, but the pieces chosen are of a great value. You’ll see Amy’s family photos, her collection of books, CDs or fridge magnets. And her amazing clothes and shoes! Alongside videos from various gigs and school documents they make the experience a bit more personal and rather moving. What more can I say? A beautifully spent hour.

Amy Winehouse

The street art trail is a great fun too, with works of such wonderfully talented beasts as e.g. Pegasus or Bambi. I really recommend taking such walk when you come to the market, so many epic pieces to enjoy! Those of you who aren’t from London can take a look at the pictures I took- at least those weren’t surrounded by Smartphone Camera Police- hope you like them!

Amy Winehouse

The indoor exhibition is on until 24.09.2017 and the street art part… well, as it is with street art- you never really know when it disappears to be replaced by another masterpiece so better hurry if you don’t want to miss it!

Amy Winehouse

What about you guys, what’s the latest exhibition you’ve seen and recommend? I’ve got so many on my list, will hopefully make it to all of them in time!

Have a great week everyone Xx

  • That first one creeps me out a little, but I have to say intergalactic Amy is my favorite. I love the creativity and love put behind these pieces.

  • I love every single one of these! Amy is such an iconic figure with her hair and makeup style. She is missed.

  • Kathy Ramsey Myers

    She was such a talented lady, such a big sad loss! Love this, I love how amazingly they can bring her back to life. I would love to see all of these colorful pictures!

  • Wow! This looks like such a neat exhibition! Thanks for sharing your experience and these photos!

  • Alison Rost

    Oh how would love to see this. Amy Winehouse was so cool. Such a beautiful talent to lose way too early. Street artists are the best and this is such a lovely and wonderful tribute

  • very beautiful art, that is as colorful as she was. While I was not a fan – okay shoot me now – I can emphasize with her struggles and tragedy – lost too soon!

  • Anmaria Djong

    What a nice exhibition, thank you for sharing this. I feel like I am almost there after reading your post.

  • Carrie Chady Rundhaug

    This looks so amazing! The artwork is absolutely stunning. I would absolutely love to go see this and my husband would love to see the street art! If only we could hop on the plane today…

  • I loved Amy! She was so talented! Also all this art is so rad, I wish we dad graffiti like those in Greece xx
    ♥ xoxo My Life as Foteini/ Foteini Karagianni ♥

  • Rahul Khurana

    The art work on the walls is superb. I love graffitis..! I like going to painitng exhibitions here in New Delhi.

  • This exhibit is a must see. I think it’s awesome that people are more open to street art these days. It’s really nice to see the artists who made these gain exposure.

  • You know I am currently in Camden and just saw a few of the street art pieces and they are truly magnificent. So sad she has gone.

  • Erica Crawford-Terry

    I love Amy Winehouse! She was so amazing. Every piece you displayed in this post was so creative. Thanks for allowing us to experience it with you!

  • Elena Stevkovska

    This exhibition is amazing, she was amazing too with her iconic hair and style. It si good that they have honoured her in this way.

  • Catvills

    Amy Winehouse is a legend in her own right. I just love the street art immortalizing her unique style and flair. The music industry lost a great talent.

  • Melanie Edjourian

    Oh wow I would love to go see that thanks so much for mentioning it I will try and venture over there soon.

  • Yeu Doi

    Beautiful artwork and photos. A great reminder of how cool she was. On my bucket list now!

  • Wow this is an amazing exhibition of an icon! I have a plan to go to London sometime this year, and I’d love to see this for sure.

  • Dusica

    Lovely photos…I really still love her…her music and voice are unique. She is absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing this article about her!

  • You know I love Amy Winehouse and it broke my heart when she died. She was a troubled soul but a rare kind of artist who wrote and produced beautiful music. Her voice was one of a kind and noone could ever be the same as her. I like the sound of the street art trail, I want to shoot at some point in Camden but there are people who live there who I would rather not see x

    • I can understand that, have the same dilemma quite often actually… I think we should go to Camden together sometime as I hate the thought of anyone restricting you from the things you’d like to do/explore. And there’s oh so much amazing street art all over the show so come what may, we’re flippin’ strong together and I’m happy to offer my middle fingers (and toes!) if needed so no worries Hun Xx

  • Nina Ahmedow

    Oh, this is amazing! I’d love to check it out.