25 December 2008
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5 December 2008
An exhibition of printed fabric by Ponk and Aimee
Featuring Pref, Nylon, Dora, Paris and Dibo
At Studio Amour - Tin Shed, off Gloucester Road, behind the Robin Hood Retreat Pub
19th - 21st December - opening 19th at 7pm
For more information, see http://StudioAmour.blogspot.com
2 December 2008
12 Days Press release - sent to me by the lovely Steal From Work collective, who organise these fantastic shows...
12 DAYS OF XMAS
Bristol Contemporary Urban Art Show
Once again Steal From Work have crow-barred their way in-between the mince pies, mulled wine and bumper Radio Times to cram 70 of the world's most loved & loathed contemporary urban artists together under one leaky roof for 12 festive fuelled days.
Last year was the first 12 Days of Xmas exhibition. It was held in Bristol's former Bridewell Police Station, and was hugely successful, attracting over 4,000 visitors over the 12 days. It has gone down in history as one of Bristol's best ever art shows and certainly kick started a huge interest in Street Art in the city. As well as proving that you don't need to be in an established, white walled gallery to show brilliant art and attract the crowds.
This year they've assembled art from 70 local, national and international artists, once again mixing some of the scenes leading lights with up and coming artists to provide a massive range of work available to buy at prices to suit all purses or simply just to gaze at…
45RPM, Acerone, Andy Council, CHINA MIKE, DICY, DORA, EMMA CATON,FLX, GHOSTBOY, MOTORBOY, MR JAGO, PATCH, RICHT, ROWDY, SEPR, SIMON MILLS, THE ART TART, TOM HINE, WE DREAM OF MEAT, WHAT COLLECTIVE - Bristol
MAU MAU, TRXTR - Devon
CHU - Warsall
IMBUE, PAM GLEW - Brighton
PREFAB - Newcastle
ACE, CEPT, DOTMASTERS, DSCREET, IAMCXXX, MARK WARD, MIGHTY MONKEY, PANIK, SWEET TOOF - London
ADAM KOUKOUDAKIS, BEN SLOW, CYCLOPS, DOC VEK, EELUS, FILTHY LUKER, GOLDIE, HUSH, INKIE, IRI5, JAMES BAKER, JOHN CLARK, LUKE DIXON, SICKBOY, SPQR, WILL BARRAS - UK
WILL ST LEGER - Dublin
ALEXANDROS VASMOULAKIS - Greece
BON, KATE WESTERHOLT - Thailand
DAN - Italy
DOLK, PØBEL - Norway
SIXTEN - Sweden
M-CITY - Poland
EMESS, LINDA'S EX, M:M, SP38 - Berlin
GUY DENNING, JEF AEROSOL - France
GOLDEN SNAFU, OZZY MANDUST - unknown
Once again they're using an interesting venue that is not an established gallery, as they believe this breaks down the 'fear' lots of people have that they 'won't like' or 'won't understand' the art shown.
VENUE: 15 -19 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PY
Friday 12th - Tuesday 23rd December
OPENING TIMES: 12pm-7pm (everyday from Saturday 13th December)
30 November 2008
It was a freezing weekend, but despite the sub-zero temperatures and Arctic winds off the Avon, a huge posse of fabulous and talented writers from waaaaay back in the day through to the brandest of new mustered on the harbourside to paint the Bristol Museum fence.
All this choreographed by FLX, in honour of the publication of Children of the Can: 25 Years of Bristol Graffiti. For more info, see FLX's blog here... Had such a good time, meeting people whose stuff I've loved from the book (and being too shy to say hello to others - if you ever read this, hello!) as well as catching up with a whole load of people I admire... Am just about thawed out, and i just turned up at the ends and took pics!
Because of cold, life, all sorts of things, the fence isn't finished yet... but watch this space for the joiner to end all joiners in a few weeks... and in the meantime enjoy these - with more here
22 November 2008
You might have noticed me wittering about this already, but the book is out!
FLX, a highly respected writer who's been painting Bristol on and off for over 20 years, has just published "Children of the Can: 25 years of Bristol Graffiti. FLX has interviewed pretty much all the major writers who've painted the city, and put it in the context of the politics and society... he's got superb photos that span graff from right back in the day to just a month or so again. I have to admit, it includes some of my pics too - but I've got no financial interest in it at all.
It's bloody good! You can see bits that didn't fit into the book on FLX's blog here, and order it from the publishers here.....
17 November 2008
15 November 2008
11 November 2008
2 November 2008
26 October 2008
25 October 2008
Fantastic exhibition of graff from the Bristol Festival - it's so, so good. The space is amazing, the graff looks fabulous, and you can bid to buy all of the pieces, with profits going to Great Ormond Street Hospital. The exhibition is open 12 noon to 7pm every day until 2nd November. You really, really, really need to get down there!
23 October 2008
15 October 2008
....but, to keep me going until it comes out, there's the brand new Children of the Can blog. It's got some stories and thoughts from FLX that didn't fit in the book, and will have a whole load of pics and stuff he just didn't have room for.... This is pretty much the strongest recommendation I've ever made - check it out! It'll also have news about when we can pre-order it, and the launch party (yeah, I know, I'm a lush, but I can't resist the lure of opening nights and launch parties!) and other exciting stuff.... seriously, get over there right now!
13 October 2008
The BRISTOL FESTIVAL
The largest collection of street art and graffiti from over 50 of Bristol’s most influential urban artists. Featuring:
+ many MORE
A unique opportunity to purchase works created at the Bristol Festival & hugely successful Weapon Of Choice club night, through sealed bids. Profits going towards next year’s Bristol Festival Art Fund and Great Ormond St Children’s Charity.
With Bar, Live Painting, DJs, Projections
Canvases and YrWall Digital Graffiti Wall
Opening Night Fri 24th Oct 7pm
Sat 25th Oct - Sunday 2nd November Open everyday noon-7pm
or by appointment. further info: www.thebristolfestival.org/exhibition
Lynwood rd, Bedminster, BS3 3HH
Also showcasing artist studio space available after the exhibition. Contact Christopher Collins on: 0117 9736948
5 October 2008
It made me smile, seeing a bit of Sickboy in Barcelona last month... also got a little tiny Arrrgh! sticker - which is worth checking out, it's a project designed to take over the world, through people downloading stickers and other stuff and putting them up all over the world.... I love their website, I loved their stuff up around Barcelona, I'd love to see them infect Bristol as well...
4 October 2008
Steal From Work are organising SPQR's first ever solo show!
Saturday 11th - Sunday 19th October, 12pm-7pm
Trash Express, 8-10 Bond Street, Broadmead, Bristol, UK
(between Rikaxxe Music and Debenhams)
Opening night: Friday 10th October, 7.30pm-10pm
See the website above for more details.