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 dropped into the Upfest Gallery last night to check out Epok and Smug’s joint exhibition ‘Deconstruction’. If you haven’t been all ready then head that way as there is some amazing work to gaze over and of course purchase.
Here are a few sample shots
For more pictures check out our flickr set here http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629800981928/
And for more information about the artists and the show (which runs until the 10th June) visit the Upfest Gallery web-site) here http://www.upfest.co.uk/
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/
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/
As part of The Deaner Show that opened on Friday (20th May) at The Upfest Gallery in Bedminister, a paint jam was organised for the weekend in the Vector car park on Raleigh Road Opposite The Tobacco Factory.
Here are a few photos from Saturday’s jam featuring Epok, KaiOne, Zesk, Stae, Shade, Khoi, Bandito, Lokey, Zase, Ryder, Mr Riks, Deksi, 3rd Eye, Bowsell and Soker.
The walls will remain for the next two weeks when they will be repainted as part of the annual Upfest ’11. It’s worth checking out The Deaner Show too, some really nice work work in there.
More photo’s available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157626778564744/
We dropped by the King Of Paint last night to take in the new solo show from Paris – ‘Come and Join the Future’.
The new collection of work sees Paris taking a brightly coloured journey into abstractism, it is colourful, fun and, judging by the red dots going up .. popular.
The show opens to the public at 7.30pm this evening so …. Go and join the Future we think you’ll like it!
Here’s a little taster.
For more photos go to
And of course The Deaner Show opens at the Upfest Gallery in Bedminster tonight, plenty of time to fit both shows in though.
Also as part of The Deaner Show there will be live painting taking place in the Vector Car Park on Raleigh Road (off North Street, opposite The Tobacco Factory) over the weekend.
Opening this Friday 6.30pm @ the Upfest Gallery (198 North Street, Bedminster)
Featuring artists who have painted the walls at Dame Emily Skate Park, Bedminster, Bristol over the past 20 years! And that’s quite alot!
“Dame Emily Skate Park in Bedminster was, and still is, the most important and frequently painted graffiti hall of fame in Bristol.
It was where the city’s first crew, the Z-Boys, took their initial, tentative steps into writing – on a ramp, rather than a wall – and was the location of some of the biggest jams ever held in Bristol.
Over the years thousands of writers from Bristol, the UK, Europe, and indeed all over the world, have got up on its legendary walls. The Deaner as it is affectionately known, is an ever-evolving physical record of the city’s graffiti history. If walls could talk we’d be here all day (and many of us still are, whenever we get the chance). To peel away the layers of paint on the walls of the Dean Lane hall of fame would be to reveal the very history of the city’s graff scene”. – FLX
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