The sun is shining, the tunes are pumping and the paint is flowing.
Join us for a fun and free day out at The College Project, Timsbury Walk, Bedminster Bristol, BS3 5JJ.
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/
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