Archive for May, 2010

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.


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
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.


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

What A Night – Friday 14th May 2010

May 17, 2010

There really was a lot going on in Bristol on Friday the 14th May and we managed to cram in three of those things!

First up a visit to the Museum for the opening of the Art From The New World Show, curated by the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles.

The show featured work from 49 of Americas emerging and established contemporary artists, including Sas & Colin Christian, Carlos Ramos, Mark Ryden, Sylvia Ji and Buff Monster.  The show is on until the 22nd August so plenty of chance to take a gander.

There were some stunning pieces on show, here are a few of our faves.

Mark Ryden

Camille Rose Garcia

David Kinsey

David Kinsey

Sas Christian

Of course the buzz on the night was all about the performance to be staged by burlesque star Dita Von Teese, however I’m sorry but no pics of that on this blog and not because we are moral in our standings and believe this to be degrading to women, oh no, we really wanted to catch 3Dom’s solo show at the Weapon Of Choice so it was very much graff over knockers for us!!!

We hot footed it down Queens Road and got to WOC with minutes to spare but the gallery was still packed.  3Dom had done himself and the gallery proud with some amazing sketches and painted pieces, far removed from what you see him throwing up on the walls of Bristol.

We had just enough time to have a quick browse and take some pics before we were kicked out and on on our way down town to Start The Bus where Inkie, Sepr and Dylan Shipley were waging ‘Secret Wars’ against Glasgow.

After some previous controversial defeats we are glad to announce that Friday nights winners were Bristol with the supporting cheers hitting 123 on the ol’ decibel counter.  Yeah go Bristol.

Next stop ….. home and bed!!!

For more photos from all of these events please check out our Flickr site

3DOM ‘Self Portrait’, 14th May Weapon Of Choice Gallery

May 13, 2010

There is quite a lot going on in Bristol tomorrow night but make sure you fit in a visit to the Weapon of Gallery between 6 & 10pm as it is the opening night of 3Dom’s solo show ‘Self Portrait’.  Another rising young talent if you can’t make it tomorrow night then you still have until the 13th June to drop by, we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Also tomorrow night from 10pm at Start the Bus, is Secret Wars – Bristol vs Glasgow.

The Bristol All Star Death Squad:

This 90 min battle is not to be missed and crowd participation is crucial in deciding the winners…
DJ’s spinning include Awkward and guests.
Limited Edition Prints & Tee’s available on the night.

Pedro Matos – Reality Show, 3rd June, Lisbon

May 13, 2010

Completely self-taught, Pedro Matos first picked up a paint brush at the age of 16, now at still only 20 his work work is outstanding and in great demand.  His multi-layered work on canvas using oil, acrylic and aerosol paints is truly outstanding and his charcoal sketches are equally as beautiful.  To truly appreciate the skill that Pedro has nurtured through his determination and dedication his work needs to be seen in the flesh, and for those of you who find themselves in Lisbon at the start of June, have the opportunity to do just that.  Montana Shop and Gallery in Lisbon is hosting Pedro’s solo exhibiton, ‘Reality Show’ which opens on the 4th June 2010.

This solo show is not the only thing that has been keeping Pedro busy, his talent has caught the eye of designer Ralph Lauren who has invited him to to be involved in the project “Art Stars” along side artists such as Herakut, Alexone, Case, L’Atlas, Microbo, ROA, Sten & Lex, Zosen.  Each artist has been requested to decorate a star made of denim, each of which will then be showcased in a Raulph Lauren or Polo Jeans shop, and later in November for a collective exhibition in London.

Pedros work can also be found on the street, he uses a combination of paint and paste-ups of his charcoal sketches to great effect and it is this which has also found him involved in the Living Walls Conference in Atlanta in July, an event focusing street art  and its role in engaging public spaces.

All this and a print being launched soon too.

Well deserved recognition Pedro, we are extremely happy for you.