Come and join us at The College Project this Saturday for a day of painting fun.
Big thanks and love to all of you who helped make this happen – you know who you are x
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 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.|
“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
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.
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.
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.
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/
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
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|
|• 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.
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
After a successful event in July 2008, Temwa is back with: ‘Art for Africa’ Street Art Auction.
Featuring some of Bristol’s world-renowned street artists, this exciting event will raise money for Temwa’s sustainable community-based projects in Malawi, Africa…
And if that wasn’t enough, revellers will also be entertained by classic soul, funk and hiphop from the Monster Piece DJs and The Disco Two.
Entry is free and raffle tickets cost just £1.00 each….
All art works has been donated and it is only through the generosity of our supporting artists that we are able to organise what will be an exceptional evening. Remember, 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to Temwa.
Temwa’s objective is to help build a sustainable future for the people of Malawi through community-based projects. Temwa is working with the people of Malawi, enabling them to become self sufficient and giving them hope for their families’ futures.
For more information about Temwa please visit http://www.temwa.org