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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

Xenz – Cloud Cuckoo Land – 1st December

November 29, 2011

Xenz presents: Cloud Cuckoo Land @ Blackall Studios, December 1-4, 2011

 PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday December 1, 18:00-22:00

PUBLIC VIEW: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 4, 12:00-18:00

 Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4QS.

British artist, Xenz presents a new major solo show, Cloud Cuckoo Land in London this December.

Famed for his graffiti murals, the artist exhibits a beautiful collection of new landscape paintings which immerse the viewer in an undiscovered world filled with exotic species drawn from the vivid depths of his imagination.

Xenz offers a panoramic view of his fantasy world, presenting a strange utopia where peculiar plants, insects and birds are sighted among the tropical lagoons of moonlit forests. But with the satirical slant of an artist who paints from a dark, gritty warehouse in Hackney Wick, viewers can expect interesting twists such as a bird of paradise sporting Burberry feathers.

Cloud Cuckoo Land shows a body of work created over the last two years. In addition to a new collection of paintings and prints, Xenz’s newest work has seen him experiment with scale by painting on large-scale murals that divide into smaller, compact and highly-desirable pieces.

Xenz successfully marries fine art with urban art forms, using the spray can to capture fragments of memory and subject matter often drawn from the natural world. A love of ornithology and a search for ever-exotic wildlife has led to this greater evolution of the artist’s work.

Xenz explains: “Cloud Cuckoo Land is a kind of childhood fantasy of setting sail to discover a lost world, but ending up in an opium den in Singapore. It’s a celebration of creativity; something happy and joyful, but with a slight twist. I suppose living as an artist is seen as living in cloud cuckoo land by many people and I want to celebrate this by showing people what my dreams look like. Scientists estimate that there are more than 7 million undiscovered species on the planet — that’s inspiration right there!”

An extraordinary cohesion between mind, memory and spray can, allows this influential artist to walk up to a wall or canvas and paint epic landscapes and fantasy dreamscapes from his imagination. Offering a sense of escapism, a Xenz painting has universal appeal, and in the last two years alone, his work has been commissioned for a show by the British Council in India, exhibited globally from Australia to Ibiza, and his work hangs in mud huts in Gambia to celebrity homes in Chelsea.

Xenz paints landscapes imbued with escapism and symbolism and his background in graffiti is still evident. Look closely at a Xenz composition and you might find the letters of his tag worked into the twisted vines or the rocks in a waterfall. “It’s like a game, trying to decipher the code,” he says. “All my work is about escapism: the exotic and that vein. It’s about freedom and I suppose I’m trying to preserve a sense of value in art. I like to create work that takes you somewhere; a picture that takes a few moments more to soak up than an instant slogan or striking image.”

Xenz’s last solo show, Pecking Disorder was at Lazarides Gallery in March, 2011.

For further information, images or interviews, please contact Kate / press@xenz.org. For national press, please contact Georgia Camp at EasyTiger Ltd. E:  georgia@easytigerltd.com T: 07967 332757.

Meeting Of Styles 2011

October 3, 2011

The International Meeting of Styles (MOS) brings aerosol artists and the public together to experience live aerosol art and the creative process.  It provides a focal point for urban street culture and a platform for aerosol art to reach the larger community.  It is an event inspired by creativity and cultural exchange.

The original MOS originates from Germany and has a worldwide reputation and respect because of its message and authentic style.  Since it’s inception it now features in 17 cities around the world.

In October 2011 End of the Line presents the British edition of Meeting of Styles with its 4th event in London. This annual event has grown from 15 artists and one main wall in its first year to a full scale outdoor block party and street exhibition of 60 artists in 2010.

This years meeting, which has a great line up, will be held on October 8th at The Studios, Hornsey Street, Islington, N7 8GR.

For more information visit the website at http://meetingofstyles.co.uk/category/blog/

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/

ART FOR AFRICA – 6TH MAY 2011

April 26, 2011

For a brilliant night out and to support an amazing charity head down to the Attic Bar in Stokes Croft on the 6th May. 

Temwa is a very hard-working Bristol based charity who are continually fund-raising in order to provide a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community based projects.  100% of the profits from the event go directly to Temwa. 

It’s a really fun night and you may even pick yourself up an arty bargain. 

For more about Temwa and the event please take a look at press release here Art for Africa 2011 Press Release

www.temwa.org.uk

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.

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

What A Weekend – 22nd / 23rd August 09

August 24, 2009

It was a busy weekend for Bristol street art on Saturday a TCF Crew re-union, with Eco, Ziml, Paris, Feek and Xenz getting together to do a massive production in Ashton Park underneath the Cumberland Basin.  It was a great day and the end result was something else and will be put put o good use as images from the production will be projected onto the Colston Hall at it’s opening event in September.

TCF Crew finished production

TCF Crew finished production

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Xenz

Feek

Feek

Paris

Paris

Ziml

Ziml & Xenz

Eco

Eco

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Also over the weekend La Kota was getting new look from Felix, Jody, 3Dom, Epok, Sepr, Soker and Cheo and a pretty good one it was turning out to be.

La Kota - work in progress

La Kota - work in progress

End wall - Felix, Cheo & Soker

End wall - Felix, Cheo & Soker

Jody

Jody

Sepr

Sepr

3Dom & Felix

3Dom & Felix

Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.


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