14 April 2009

The Making of Crimes of Passion

WHAT, originally uploaded by knautia.

Crimes of Passion has been one of the huge successes for 2009 and one of the most contemporary events held at the Royal West of England Academy. With record numbers of visitors through the door and national press, 50 graffiti and street artists have taken over Bristol's oldest and grandest gallery and wreaked havoc from ceiling to floor.

The show was put together over 3 weeks of chaos and creativity, with the galleries full of paint fumes, plastic, scaffolding, stencils, music and collaboration. Throughout this a group of students from the University of the West of England's photography degree course documented the process from blank walls to the break-dancing on the opening night. These are being put together into a resource for the new Museum of Bristol, but now we're offering you a chance to follow the development of the show.

The Making of Crimes of Passion at the Fedden Gallery in the basement of the Royal West of England Gallery

Opens Friday 17th April and runs until 28th May
Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX
Free entry

Crimes of Passion website: www.crimesofpassion.info
Royal West of England Academy: http://www.rwa.org.uk/

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