Archive for October, 2010

Lokey Solo Show @ WOC Gallery 12/11/10

October 26, 2010

At 6pm on Friday 12th November Weapon of Choice Gallery will be throwing open their doors to the first solo show from the artist  ‘Lokey’.  Lokey was born and raised in Bristol.  His passion for graffiti started in the mid 1980’s following  a chance encounter in a local park with some break-dancing kids who had returned from their American holiday armed with hip-hop mix tapes and photographs of graffiti. 

Lokey is a product of the  Kingswood Hip Hop scene that nurtured the likes of Deed, Cheo, Kato and Soker.  The youngest of the Veterans of Bristol writers he has been painting the streets for the last twenty years during which time  he has been a member of Bad Applez, Dry Breadz, collaborated with many of the big names in graffiti (including Banksy) and is now considered one of the best 3D letter writers around.

This show is an exhibition of artworks adapted from Lokey’s black books, his inspiration for his graffiti, and an insight into his imagination.  This one’s not to be missed!

Show runs until the 5th of December 2010.

WIDE OPEN WALLS – Gambia

October 16, 2010

Last Friday a group of a select group of artists consisting of Eelus, Xenz, Logan Hicks, Lucy Mclachlan, Mysterious Al and Bushdwellers headed of to Africa to partake in a very exciting project.

The project is called Wide Open Walls and has been curated by Eelus, the objective being to transform the village of Kubuneh with paint with the hope of increasing tourism to the village and with that increased prosperity and sustainability to the area.

You can follow their progress and find out more about the project at the W.O.W blog (click logo).  We wish them all the very best.

Nick Walker – In Gods We Trust

October 15, 2010

In Gods We Trust is an exciting new exhibition showcasing 12 debut pieces from iconic artist and graffiti pioneer – Nick Walker.  This is Nicks first major solo show in 2 years, it opened last Tuesday evening at the Art Sensus Gallery in London and runs until the 27th November so go check it out if you are out and about in London.

One of the new pieces (and also the show print) was his controversial piece ‘Le Corancan’ that the Parisian streets were hit up with earlier this year.

“In Gods We Trust confronts cultural practices and dogmas through a paradoxical exploration of political and religious landscapes. Debuting 12 new works, this shrewd new showcase is set to be Nick Walker’s most powerful collection to date”.

VERMIN – ROOM 101

October 2, 2010

Please check out the ‘VERMIN – ROOM 101′ pages where you can find lots of Room 101 insight.


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