Archive for June, 2009

K-Guy Strikes Again

June 24, 2009

A new street art installation by K-Guy appeared early this morning  …. love it!

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Win A Portrait Painted By Artist Vincent Brown

June 15, 2009

Bristol based Artist Vincent Brown is a multi award winning artist who produces figurative art relating to the human form, predominately the painted portrait. His work has won him much acclaim and has been exhibited at some of the most prestigious portrait exhibitions in recent years, including the BP Portrait Awards and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. 

Vincent has very generously offered a raffle prize in support of the cause GetDringMobile, who are currently raising funds to purchase a fully adapted vehicle for friend Mike Dring who broke his neck in a road traffic accident in 1996, which left him confined to a wheelchair.  Such a vehicle will allow Mike to drive independently whilst remaining in his wheelchair.  The the winner will have their very own portrait painted by Vincent, whose work is phenomenal, his paintings have sold for up to £7k so this truly is an amazing prize.

Tickets are £5 each and can be purchased by using the paypal button on the how to give page of the GetDringMobile blog at http://getdringmobile.wordpress.com, please ensure that you state the payment is for raffle tickets, the number that you wish to purchase and your name and address under the “instructions to seller” option.  Alternatively you can send a cheque made payable to Get Dring Mobile to GetDringMobile c/o 28a Royal Road, Mangotsfield, Bristol, BS16 9DQ again please ensure that you include your name and address.

There is no maximum number of tickets, good luck.

Here are some examples of Vincents commissioned portraiture, to see more of Vincents work please visit http://www.vincentbrown.co.uk

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Glostonbury 26th – 28th June

June 11, 2009

This was a great event last year, so if your not doing the wallowing about in a muddy field in Somerset then give this ago.

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Once again we are closing the road alongside the pub and are hosting Glos-tonbury (Gloucester Road’s answer to Glastonbury) – with live Music, Graffiti, Skateboarding, and Breakdancing.

On the Friday night we have First Degree Burns throwing us into the party mode ready for the weekend. £3 entry, doors 8pm, bar til 1am.

On the Saturday – Midday-6pm…

We have… music from:

DJs: Skint, Rogue, Awkward, Ben One, Mr Fantastic
- Playing summer party beats and lots of Hip-Hop to keep the skaters rolling and the Breakers breakin.

We have… live breakdancing from the Bristol B-boy/B-girl convention. Competition heats throughout the day.

We have… the Golden Lion half-pipe being skated by some of Bristol’s finest. Best trick competition throughout the day.

We have… live Graffiti from:

Lokey, Mr Jago, China Mike, RichT, Ghostboy, Dicey (painting a van), 2Keen, 3rd Eye, Mr Riks, Mad Mao, Awkward, and many more

We also have… Clothing stalls from:

Avalaan, Dutty Girl, Butchi & Gosmos and Zedhead

Plus… a BBQ, selling burgers.

Then in the evening from 7pm we close all that down and bring the party inside (so as not to piss the neighbours off) where we will have live music from:

Vertebrae - http://www.myspace.com/vertebrae
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Scubaroots - http://www.myspace.com/scubaroots

£3 entry from 7pm, bar til 1am.

Then, on Sunday, in the evening, we are going to host our first charity art auction – Off the Record, there will be 40 12″ records that have been decorated (painted, graffed, drawn on, etc) by 40 of Bristol’s finest artists including all the Glos-tonbury artists plus:

Cheo, Haka, Adam Mclevey, Mick Hockney, Soker, Andy Council, Phil Harvey, Paris, Lulu, Blythe Pepino, Hugo Fat, Jon5, and many more

We’ve got music from Fuzia - http://www.myspace.com/fuziabristol

It’s free entry, but please bring lots of money for the auction as it all goes to the Mind charity – which is a very good cause. Bar til midnight”.

June 10, 2009

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Without You Baby There Ain’t No Us

June 10, 2009

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There is a great project taking place at the Scope Art Fair in Basel this week. 

Without You Baby There Ain’t No Us, is a project from Swiss Artists Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger (The Invisible Heroes). The project has been exhibited in NY, Miami, Kuwait and following Basel, shows are scheduled for Paris, Hamburg and LA before the end of the year. Each exhibition employs a different research and selection criteria.

At the Scope Art Fair, the pair speaks of crisis by referring to passion and absurd commitment to a joyous idea, by recreating 604 rendered frames from the video Star Wars kid, which has experienced more than 13 million views on YouTube. All 604 will be on display at the Scope Art Fair in Basel as of Monday June 8th, 2009. 

Project Details:

In an attempt to disrupt the haphazard collection of archived videos that YouTube has become, artist duo Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic transformed the visual (and virtual) language of “broadcasting” into a physical medium by producing illustrations on heavy handmade paper and recreating virtual references by allowing elemental art materials to do what they do best and add to the confusion.

Each drawing is 21 inches x 31 inches / 56cm x 76cm and based on a rendered freeze-frame, complete with video title, user ratings and number of views.

The resulting collection is both distressing and humorous in its ability to highlight our often vulgar predilections.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07A8eDoCD6U

Watch this sequence of 604 drawings, download project descriptions, artist info and hi – res images at:

http://www.nonewenemies.net

You can view work and installations from  previous exhibitions of this project at:

http://www.withoutyoubaby.com


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