Posts Tagged ‘Tom Hine’

Crimes of Passion

April 3, 2012

In the spring of 2009 nearly 50 of Bristol’s best known and most successful graffiti and street artists invaded the city’s oldest and grandest gallery, the Royal West Of England Academy (RWA).  It was a brave gamble allowing the art to be spray directly onto the walls of the Academy, but a gamble that paid of as record numbers attended and it was hailed as the show of the year.

Here’s a little reminder of what it was all about.

Rooftop Burner Fund – Auctions have started on E-Bay

July 1, 2010

These auctions are all about an artist called Rowdy.   You may or may not know him or his work but you will have no doubt seen his trademark crocodiles.   His career has been relentless; establishing in 1987 when he became an integral part of the Bristol graffiti scene  and in which he is still remains instrumental.

We have had the pleasure of working with Rowdy and he has become a good friend of ours and so were obviously devastated to hear when, recently left his house, (and studio) for a walk, he returned just half hour later, to find everything had been burned to the ground. EVERYTHING! ID, money,  clothes, personal possessions, art, the ability to make art, everything gone!

We realise that there are a whole host of charitable causes worth fighting for, countries that have suffered huge natural disaster who need aid,  but there are times too when friends need help and so for the next couple of weeks there are a number of art auctions on e-bay, organised by Steal from Work and Burning Candy.  All profit will go towards helping Rowdy get back on his feet and start over and to support someone who has so readily supported us as a scene by auctioning some art to help him get back to a position where he can do what he does best, making art.

It’s a testament to his popularity and reputation that so many artists have donated work to this auction. All work has been personally donated by the artists and the galleries that represent them: Banksy, Paul Insect, Swoon, Sickboy, Hush, Espo, the whole Burning Candy crew and a whole bunch more… So, it’s your chance to buy something beautiful and at the same time help out someone who has helped in his way to make graffiti and street art what it is today.

The auctions have started but there is still plenty of time to bid on the current auctions plus a promise of more to follow so go and check them out.

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/stealfromwork

There is also further information at the Steal From Work web-site including information on the lots in future auctions, please click on the image to direct you straight to the site.

* HAPPY BIDDING *

Temwa – Art For Africa – 21/05/10

May 18, 2010

We would just like to say a massive WELL DONE to the Temwa crew for a brilliant and successful night, that saw over £9,000 raised for very worth while projects in Malawi.  Amazing.

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The temwa art auction is not only a fund-raising event for a great and genuine cause but it’s also a really good night out aswell.  A great atmosphere and music from Monster Piece DJ’s, The disco Two and Bristol hip-hop afficionado Sir Beans.  Also for the first time there will be live painting by Mr Jago and Will Barras, always good to see these two masters throwing up a piece.  All this and a  chance to grab an original piece of art whilst doing your bit to benefit some really worth while projects in Malawi.

Artists submitting are

3Dom EPOK Mr Riks
3RD EYE FLX Paris
45 RPM H Ren Retro Boy
Andrew Stott Hero 73 • RichT
Art Tart Inkie Rose Popay
Bex Glover Jefrow Rowdy
Cheba Lokey Sick Boy
Cheo MKWF Tom Hine
China Mike Max Gregor Will Barras
Dicy Messias Xenz
• Duncan Morris Mr jago

This year there is also an opportunity for people who are unable to attend on the evening to bid.  Click here for a pdf file of the available work and how to bid if you can’t make it to the event.

TEMWA ART FOR AFRICA

The event in 2009 was a great success but this year it promises to be even better and we’d really like to see it break the record in terms of fund-raising so please get your arses down to the Attic Bar and if nothing else buy yourselves some raffles tickets.

Entry is free

100% of proceeds raise from the event will go to Temwa

http://www.temwa-art.org

Advent Opening – 4th Dec

December 6, 2009

What a night!

It was a quiet start which did cause a little anxiety as the 2 degree gallery space is pretty well unknown and off the beaten track!

But people did find us and the gallery and the evening saw a constant flow of people.  The space was really well received as was the art work on display which, as we were showcasing some new and different artists, gave us all a very warm feeling inside.

We were particularly pleased to welcome Pedro Matos a Portuguese artist who actually made the journey to be at the opening night.  It was really good to meet him and his girlfriend and were stoked that they could be there – thanks guys.

It was a particularly bleak evening on the weather front and we would like to thank everybody for turning out and making Friday such a great night – the mulled cider and flaming brazier certainly helped.  And many people hung around despite the weather evening after we shut the doors for the night.

Here are a few snaps of the evening – the show is open until the 20th December Wed – Sun 11am to 7pm so if you couldn’t make it on Friday or even if you did but want to come and have another gander there is plenty of time to pop along.

For those of you who are unable to make please take a look at the attched pdf document (click on the word advent below) and if anything takes your fancy drop us a line at all@art-el.co.uk.

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Advent Art Show, 2 Degrees Gallery, opening 4th Dec 09

November 24, 2009

Here are the details folks – should be a good one so please drop by and show your love x

When: 4th – 20th December 2009

Art-el & Tunnadine Fine Art present ‘Advent’

Advent aims to provide a visual seasonal treat and bring an end to the period of expectant waiting, brightening up the festive season with a unique exhibition of new ideas and visual delights.

This show will bring you work from a wave of the galleries newer artists who present an aesthetic of visually challenging work, ranging from classic figurative portraiture to the grimy and still developing genre of the street. Although this show will be far removed from the usual urban/street art crew they are both primarily associated.

Selected from each gallery is a mix of local, international and national artists from as far afield as the USA, Portugal and Swansea!

High Renaissance, Fran, ill joseph, Joshua Barber, Leanne Ellis, Motorboy, Pedro Matos, Ria Hill, Simon Riley and Tom Hine.

The period of expectant waiting and preparation will cease and commence simultaneously at 7 p.m. on Friday 4th December at the newly discovered and delightful ‘2° Degrees Gallery’, a new creative space situated in Montpelier, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter.

2 Degrees Gallery, 2 Picton Mews (right off of Picton Street), Montpelier BS6 5PB

Preview will be on Friday 4th December 6.30pm until 10pm.
Then open from the 5th to the 20th December
(Wed to Sun 11am until 7pm)

http://www.art-el.co.uk
http://www.tunnadine.co.uk


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