2 December 2008
12 Days of Xmas 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)