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10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION 11th MAY 2013

May 4, 2013

 

IT’S THE 10TH TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – AND YOU’RE INVITED!

11TH MAY – ATTIC BAR STOKES CROFT

ANDYCOUNCIL

This year, Temwa will be hosting a very special ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION – the 10th auction since the first was held at the Tobacco Factory in 2003. This years anniversary event will celebrate the huge and positive impact the artistic community has had on the people living in northern Malawi.

Over the last ten years Temwa has grown and developed alongside the urban art scene, artists have become established on a world wide scale, and Temwa’s projects have expanded to help tens of thousands of people to dramatically change their lives.

To date, £85,000 has been raised through Temwa’s art events. 

This years event kicks off with with live painting from some of the urban art scenes finest talents, including Mr Jago, China Mike, Mau Mau and more to be confirmed. PLUS Babyhead frontman Tom as the entertaining auctioneer. And as if that isn’t enough, there are some legendary DJs and beatboxers lined up to carry the party on into the wee hours.

Viewing begins at 6pm, auction starting at 8pm.

The catalogue of work can be found on-line at Temwa’s  new website at http://www.temwa.org/  and while your’re there check out  the amazing work Temwa do

 

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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Reminder: Nick Walker TMA-Paris print release

June 19, 2012

A reminder that this print by Nick Walker will be available to purchase on Saturday 23rd June 2012 from the Opera Gallery, Paris, at 2pm. This edition is printed on 330gsm Somerset paper and the size is 94 x 71cm. The price is £450.00 / €560.00. For those queuing on the day of release the prints will be sold strictly on a one print per person basis.

For those outside of Paris, there is a lottery in place which will remain open until 12pm on the 22nd June. Please email info@theartofnickwalker.com with ‘TMA Paris Lottery’ in the subject line if you would like to enter. Winners will be selected at random on 29th June and contacted shortly thereafter. Big thanks to the overwhelming amount of people who have already subscribed.

Good luck!

Q&A WITH ERMS

May 31, 2012

So Erms’ solo show Evertything Begin With An E opens tomorrow at 6.00pm at Art-el Gallery, and Erms has been in Bristol for a few days now and it’s safe to say he is making the gallery his own.

Their are lots of interesting things taking place and we have also had a chance for a little Q & A session.

Q: NAME AND/OR NOM DE PLUME?
A: Also known as: Erms

Q: TEA OR COFFEE?
A: Coke!

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEDIUM TO WORK IN AND WHY?
A: I like black pen on paper to only think about line.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
A: Usually ideas come one into the next. While I’m making art I’m usually listening to music. A lyric will catch my ear and I’ll scribble it down and start making mental pictures until an idea forms. Then I’ll figure out how I’m going to graphically execute it and do more drawing. If I’m sketching graffiti, it just flows from unknown places onto the paper. I also have a very large folder of pictures of stuff that I find cool.

Q: YOU HAVE BEEN LABELLED AS A ‘GRAFFITI ARTIST’, ‘GUERILLA STREET ARTIST’, ‘POP ARTIST’, CRIMINAL AND ‘POP ICONOCLAST’ TO NAME BUT A FEW! WHY DO YOU THINK PEOPLE NEED TO DEFINE YOU IN THIS WAY AND DOES IT IMPACT ON HOW PEOPLE INTERACT WITH YOUR WORK?
A: Haha. I don’t know who called me a pop iconoclast, but I’m going to un-friend them on Facebook at the very least. Above all I’m an artist, I fell into the graffiti movement a long time ago, but if I hadn’t I think I’d still be making art of some kind. I don’t know how people interact with my work, but if they like it then that’s sweet.

Q: IF NOT ART, WHAT CAREER WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO HAVE HAD?
A: There’s nothing else I’ve ever wanted to do or for that matter, can do.

Q: IF YOU COULD MEET ANY PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE), WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
A: From a graffiti perspective, I’d have liked to have met Dondi White.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO’WRITERS’ WHO LABEL OTHER WRITERS HAVING GALLERY SHOWS AS BEING SELLOUTS?
A: To be honest sometimes I feel like I’d be happy doing nothing but chrome tracksides until the end. Graffiti is a form of visual art for me, but I’m not putting my graffiti pieces in to galleries, I’m putting in pieces of art that are directly inspired by the graffiti. I’m doing graffiti at the same time out in the world which is separate from my gallery stuff and at the same time, directly inspired and influenced by it. I’m not troubled by the question of selling out, I’m just doing what I think is fun.

Q: WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
A: Tough question, but I got a big kick out of producing a fanzine for my crew ‘THIS IS LOCAL GRAFF FOR LOCAL PEOPLE’. It was a limited edition of 50 which sold out, and was sent all over the world. It’s success got me interested in publishing work and made me see possibilities. I have several ideas lined up for bigger and better zines.

Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU ARTISTICALLY?
A: Anyone I meet who’s committed and prolific with their art.

Q: THE CONTENT OF THE LAST PHOTO YOU TOOK?
A: I went for a walk deep into some abandoned railway tunnels not far from my apartment this afternoon and took some photos in there. Amazing and slightly disturbing place that I’m planning to return to soon.

Q: WHO INSPIRES YOU IN LIFE?
A: All the writers who are out there getting up on the street, putting time and effort into getting a name seen. Anyone who aims high with their artwork and isn’t afraid to be bold with it.

Q: 3 WEBSITES YOU VISIT EVERYDAY? (NOT SOCIAL MEDIA AS NO DOUBT YOU ARE ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER OR BOTH!
A: I have to say Flickr although my addiction is waning of late. Other than that it’s Ebay as I’m a junk addict and also PAL crew’s Service Au Bar which is continually amazing.

Q: WHAT WAS THE LAST ART EXHIBITION YOU VISITED AND WHAT WERE YOUR THOUGHTS?
A: I went to see Crash’s last show in Paris, the first time I’ve been to one of his solo expositions. I’m a big fan and would love to have a piece, there were some nice large format signed photos of his subway cars from the 1970s and a bunch of watercolours.

Q: HOW CLOSE TO FINISHING YOUR CURRENT PAINTING ARE YOU?
A: I haven’t started it yet!

Q: THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
A: I’m about half way through the last Wired magazine.

Q: YOUR FAVOURITE GALLERY IN THE WORLD?
A: Difficult one, I like the Tate Modern for the size of the space in the main hall and the possibilities of that. The Grand Palais in Paris is similar in that it’s an enormous space under a glass roof. The last thing I saw there was ‘Leviathan’ by Anish Kapoor last year, which was a 110 ft tall rubber ball you could go inside, it was like being on a different planet.

Q: THE LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
A: I revisted H-Streets ‘Shackle Me Not’ which is an old skateboarding movie from the late 80’s.

Q: 3 PIECES OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO ANYONE JUST STARTING OFF DOWN THE PATH OF TAKING THEIR ART SERIOUSLY?
A: Keep going. Keep going. Keep going.

Q: IF YOU COULD GET SUPERPOWERS OR BE A SUPER HERO WHAT WHO WOULD IT BE?
A: I’d be Superman so I could do good things for planet earth like throwing nuclear missiles into the sun.

Q: IF YOU WERE TO BE STRANDED ON A DESERT ISLAND WHAT 3 THINGS WOULD YOU TAKE WITH YOU?
A: Water purification tablets, a good knife, and something to start fires with.

Q: YOUR FAVOURITE PIECE OF ART?
Probably something from Futura 2000 like the piece on the cover of DJ Krush – Meiso, anything from Haring’s late period or any of Bando’s 80s canvases.

 

Piece dropped in Bristol with Paris & Ponk

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN E & BRISTOL BIENNIAL

May 30, 2012

EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN E

Art-el Gallery is delighted to announce‘Everything Begins With An E’, a new body of work from the Graffiti writer and illustrator Erms.  UK born but now based in Paris, he continues to be active in the Parisian graffiti scene.

Taking diverse influence from classical New York and European graffiti, renaissance art through to pop art, traditional graphic design and illustration, the 80s Hip Hop movement and beyond. Erms takes us on a unique aesthetic exploration of the alphabet, of complex patterns, grids and graphic style.

The title for the show is inspired by the famous rave track of the same name. It also plays with the first letter of the artists moniker as well as having intrinsic links to the rave scene.

Last Night on Earth

The theme highlights the dangers of both of these pursuits that become all consuming, and when taken to the extreme, the darker elements begin to appear…

BRISTOL BIENNIAL @ THE COLLEGE PROJECT

Happening alongside this, in conjunction with The College Project will be the opening off the Bristol Biennial with an explosive multi-media event showcasing an array of visual art by the college creative’s, including an art and sculpture trial, live music and refreshments throughout the evening.   You will be blown away by the transformation of the old City of Bristol College, now a thriving artistic community in the midst of beautiful gardens.

See below for what we have in store for you.

The theme for this year’s Bristol Biennial is Storytelling, inviting participants to interpret the theme through visual arts, film and theatre. Storytelling exists in all facets of life: we tell stories and anecdotes to engage others and break down isolating barriers between individuals or groups. Storytelling can enrich our lives, it can be cathartic, it can impart wisdom or illustrate values and customs.

Photographer Matthew Smith (Mattko) has been invited to showcase his vast body of work.Mattko has spent the last 20 years documenting social movements in the UK.

Read an interview with Mattko and a review of his last exhibition in Crack Magazine.



Alongside the exhibitions, there will be an outdoor art and sculpture trail from the College Project artist studio and workshop residents.

Keep an eye out for the Immersive video, sound & sculptural installation By workshop resident Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough called ‘A Thousand Birds’. This work has been partly created by the wider community, who have been creating origami cranes for it. You can still participate if you follow the instructions on this video.

The installation will be open for viewing at the at the same time as the gallery.  Other work will be available to view throughout the duration of the Bristol Biennial, 1st to 16th June.

There will also be live performance on the evening of the 1st from musicians Yaffle (Benita Johnson & Helen Gregory) and Insomniac Jack and a circus performance in ‘The House of Curious Engagements’.

See the Bristol Biennial website for all the related events throughout Bristol.

MCA tribute @ The College

May 22, 2012

Beautiful X

By Paris & Eko.

 

New Nick Walker TMA print to be released 23rd June

May 16, 2012

The new ‘Paris – The Morning After’ print will be availble to purchase on Saturday 23rd June 2012 from the Opera Gallery, Paris, at 2pm.

For those outside of Paris, there is a lottery in place. Please email info@theartofnickwalker.com with ‘TMA Paris Lottery’ in the subject line if you would like to enter. Winners will be contacted soon after the release.

TEMWA Art For Africa – 12th May 2012

May 11, 2012

Don’t forget the Art for Africa auction tomorrow night at The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, organised by TEMWA.

Always a great night out – see you there.

TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA AUCTION 12TH MAY 2012

May 2, 2012

We love May, mainly because this is the month that Temwa hold their amazing Art for Africa auction.

It has grown year on year and continues to raise much needed funds for sustainable community development in the African Republic of Malawi.

You don’t have to collect art or even be a fan of it as the evening provides so much more, it really is a very entertaining evening.

So if you’ve not been before then why not just give it a go, and for those of you that have well you’ll know what a good night it is already so we’ll see you there!

Temwa Presents Art for Africa Auction
Temwa is proud to announce that our annual Art for Africa Auction is back! Come on down to the Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, on 12th of May for one of our biggest events of the year. Some of Bristol’s world-renowned street artists including; Xenz, Inkie, Paris and FLX (to name a few) will be contributing, as well as some amazing up-and-coming new talent. This year we’ll be branching out beyond street art into other contemporary mediums, it’s all lined up to be an exceptional exhibition. A full catalogue of the work will be available from our Art for Africa website from Monday the 7th of May.As well as the chance to bag yourselves some incredible art in the auction, there will be live painting from Mr. Jago. Greg Minto and FLX, with more still to be confirmed.And it doesn’t stop there… if all that wasn’t enough, we will have live music from the Disco Two and Bash Money as well as live beat boxers Minimus and S30.
Details
Saturday 12th May
Viewing from 6pm-Auction starts at 8pm
Attic Bar, Stokes Croft
Free Admission
100% of profits to Temwa

TESTIMONIAL

“Having worked with Temwa over the last few years I have seen the dedication & passion they have for their work in Malawi. We work on the annual Urban Art Auction in London every year and it’s been a joy to work with them.”-Inkie


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