Posts Tagged ‘Nelson Street’

Co-LAB – officially open

March 17, 2013

Wow what a great day it was yesterday.

The one thing that we didn’t think would be working in time was the wonderful coffee machine, so when on Saturday morning the Co-LAB shop slowly filled with the aroma of ground coffee beans everybody breathed a sigh of relief and smiles filled faces.

The shop was busy all day and filled with great tunes as the DJ line up took turns at the decks.

A huge thanks to everybody who mucked in to make this happen (and happen on schedule), to all those that made the effort to put your head through the doors yesterday (and hopefully in the days, weeks, and months to come), to the artists who made those extra special touches, to the DJ’s for banging out da tunes, to all those who helped get Co-LAB out there re-blogging, sharing and re-tweeting and of course to Ujima Radio’s Mistri, although if you weren’t listening I can’t tell you why! (98FM)

Co-LAB is now open everyday at 2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB – Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm.

http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB

Come and see what it’s all about.

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013 – 1 day to go!

March 17, 2013

With only a day left to go until the doors were thrown open to the public, there was a lot to do on Friday.

The t-shirts crew’s were in hanging up stock and pictures were frantically being screwed onto walls.  The huge music system got a make-over from a ‘mini’ Unwellcome Relatives’ crew, 3dom threw some colour around inside and the outside got a neon make over by Paris.

And with only a few finishing touches left to do first thing on the Saturday morning the opening was well on schedule!

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013 – 2 days to go!

March 13, 2013

The shop is really coming together now.

The amazing coffee machine has arrived, Max Gregor has been busy adorning the walls with some beautiful spray art and the first pieces of art work have been hang on the Art-el wall.

A great DJ set is currently being put together for the opening on Saturday, which includes Dee Jay Dino, Bash Money, Luminous Mary and John Nation.

Join us 11am to 11pm, we’re sooo excited and can’t wait to welcome you all.

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013 – 6 days to go!

March 10, 2013

Co-LAB HQ was a hive of productivity all day yesterday, things are really beginning to take shape and we are all getting super excited.

A massive thanks to everybody who helped out yesterday, it made a huge difference and thanks to all those who put their heads round the door to show some love.  Get the word out there, this place is going to be happening!

Taking a breather today to go visit some lovely Mum’s and then back to it on Monday!

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Co-LAB opens 16th March 2013

March 8, 2013

It was a tough decision for us at Art-el Gallery to call it a day at The College Project at the end of last year, but they do say that as one door closes another opens and that is exactly what has happened.

Art-el has joined forces with the lovely PAPERpublication to form the collaborative community that is Co-LAB.

A coLABoration of 2 art galleries, a cafe,  4 T-Shirt companies and a publication all under one roof, this is going to be the new cool place to be.

The shop opens on the 16th March so come and join us for our opening at 2-4, Fairfax Street (corner of Nelson Street), Bristol BS1 3DB, between 11am – 11pm.

We are all currently working hard to turn this shop into the monster that is is destined to be, here are a few snap of work in progress .. as you can see there is still lots to do.

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Where:  2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB

Telephone:  07584 905546

E-mail:  CoLABbristol@yahoo.co.uk

When:  Opens 16th March 2013 – then Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm & Sun 11am – 5pm

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB (come and like us!)

Back CoLAB launch Flyer

SEE NO EVIL, BRISTOL

August 16, 2011

Nelson Street in Bristol’s City Centre was a buzz on Saturday as the party got into full swing.

But of course it’s all been about the painting.  At the start of the week the walls were boasting a massive piece by Ayrz from Barcelona, a fresh mural from New Yorkers the TATS CRU, a huge black and white piece by Shoe from Amsterdam and the making of a piece by Mr Wany from Italy.  Now as the party comes to an end there are further pieces on the main street from El Mac from LA, Mau Mau, Xenz, Cheo, Jody and a giant vandal by Bristol’s Nick Walker and many many more.

If you still haven’t been down to check it out but do intend to, make sure you meander off the main road as up steps, around corners and in alleys you’ll find some of the Bristol artists we all know and love including Richt, 45RPM, Tom Hine, Paris, Milk and Andy Council.

Here are a few pics from the first days of painting- for a full set of pics, which were updated as the week progressed please visit.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157627494302608/

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SEE NO EVIL AUGUST 2011 – BRISTOL

July 19, 2011

BIG plans for Nelson Street in Bristol city centre have now been publicly revealed. 

Over 30 UK and international artists will be in town from the 14th to the 21st August busy transforming the dingy streets’ grey concrete buildings into something spectacular.  Some of these buildings are in access of 50ft tall so there are going to be some HUGELY impressive murals on show, in fact quite possibly some of the largest in the world.

Organisers, including Bristolian graffti artist Inkie aka Tom Bingle, hope that  – See No Evil – will be the biggest local  art event since Banksy took over the Museum of Bristol in 2009 giving the city a massive boost.

Inkie aka Tom Bingle

 
 
The road will be closed for the weekend of the 20th & 21st August for a street party, with local traders opening street stalls, music and pop up bars on the ground floors of some of the vacant properties.  There will also be workshops so people can learn more about the art form. 
 
Nelson Street has capacity for up to 5,000 people at any one time, but if there are more than that then the other access points at Christmas Street and Broad Street will be closed off.  Visitors would be let in at the Colston Avenue end of Nelson Street, and leave at Union Street. 

Nelson Street Art Map

Participating international artists include El Mac (LA), Smug (Australia), Tats Cru (NY), Swanski (Poland), Wow 123 (Germany), Neils ‘Shoe’ Meulman )Holland),  Mr. Wany (Italy), Revert (France), Kashink (France) & Otto Schnade, (Chile) and of course there will also be many of your favourite UK artists including Inkie, Nick Walker, Kid Acne, Mr Jago, Soker, Xenz, Paris & Cheo to name but a few.

Make sure you’re there and witness history being made!

For more details and the full story on this amazing project visit http://bristolpolitics.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/bristol-street-to-be-transformed-into-europes-biggest-street-art-project/


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