Female street artists set Guinness World Record for largest mural painted by a team

Over 100 artists painted the mural in Leake Street Tunnel, south London

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A female street art collective has set a new Guinness World Record to create the largest spray-painted mural by multiple artists.

Over 100 international female street artists came together to create the continuous mural in south London’s Leake Street Tunnel, made famous by Banksy, this weekend.

The record was broken as part of all-female street art event Femme Fierce, the largest of its kind in the UK, which aims to celebrate women street artists across the world.

Over the course of six hours, street artists from the Middle East, Africa, South America and Europe sprayed images and lettering onto a pink background to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Care on International Women’s Day.

Although it has been confirmed orally that the record for the largest spray-painted mural by multiple artists has been set, it will take six weeks to confirm the record in writing.


Guinness World Records have been broken previously by graffiti artists, but this is the first attempt to spray-paint the largest mural by a team of artists.

In 2011, Joe and Max broke the Guinness World Record for the longest piece of 3D street art in London’s Canary Wharf, a painting of a ravine measuring 106.3m.


Femme Fierce (www.femmefierce.co.uk) continues to 11 March.