During the 2020 lockdown, Camden Town Highstreet was a ghost town. The usual throng of tourists had vanished and for the first time in broad daylight, shop shutters were pulled down. “I was standing on Camden high street and I was the only person there.” Finn Brewster Doherty, the founder of Camden Open Air Gallery recalls. “I don’t think that’s anything I’ll ever experience again”. From there Finn, an artist and curator, began asking traders if local artists could paint the closed shutters. “There was a massive community aspect to it, and the people that came out to support us, they’re the artists of Camden, all Camden boys, born and bred”.