Posts Tagged ‘Rowdy’

Co-LAB – officially open

March 17, 2013

Wow what a great day it was yesterday.

The one thing that we didn’t think would be working in time was the wonderful coffee machine, so when on Saturday morning the Co-LAB shop slowly filled with the aroma of ground coffee beans everybody breathed a sigh of relief and smiles filled faces.

The shop was busy all day and filled with great tunes as the DJ line up took turns at the decks.

A huge thanks to everybody who mucked in to make this happen (and happen on schedule), to all those that made the effort to put your head through the doors yesterday (and hopefully in the days, weeks, and months to come), to the artists who made those extra special touches, to the DJ’s for banging out da tunes, to all those who helped get Co-LAB out there re-blogging, sharing and re-tweeting and of course to Ujima Radio’s Mistri, although if you weren’t listening I can’t tell you why! (98FM)

Co-LAB is now open everyday at 2-4 Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3DB – Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sundays 11am – 5pm.

http://www.facebook.com/BristolCoLAB

Come and see what it’s all about.

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Art for Africa, London 2012

December 10, 2012

This week Dreweatts hold their annual Urban & Contemporary Art Auction, they have also added a charity collection for Temwa to their catalogue.

The collection is currently on view at Dreweatts, 24 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1PP. There will be a launch party on Monday 10th December, 6pm-8pm, if you are in London you will be very welcome to come to the event which is sponsored by Staropramen & Averys Wine Merchants.

If you are interested in any of the art work, yet unable to attend the actual auction which will be held on Tuesday 11th December at 4pm, we can arrange phone bidding, online bidding or reserve bids.

 

 

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This year’s ‘Art for Africa’ for Temwa collection is one of their strongest yet, boasting exceptional pieces from artists, including Mr Jago, andy Council, Jim Starr, Dicy, K-Guy and Adam Koukoudakis.

Each piece has been uniquely created and donated to the event which means that all the money raised goes directly to Temwa.

Temwa has strong links with the urban art scene and as been supported by a wealth of talented artist’s since the charity’s conception in 2003, with the Art for Africa auctions being held annually in Bristol and London.  Temwa’s project’s in Malawi have expanded and are now helping to dramatically change the lives of thousands of people.

A full catalogue of the work for sale can be downloaded, please click here.

For further information please contact jo@temwa.org.uk or phone 07855 967 864.

Win a limited edition print!

And if you can’t make it to the auction in London, you can still get involved by purchasing a raffle ticket online (just go the website, and scroll down to the raffle link). Tickets cost just £5, and you will be in with the chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes…

First Prize: A Will Barras limited edition dry point etching: ‘Storm’. Artist proof. 5 of 10.
Second Prize: A Rowdy print: ‘Neon Nightlife’. Digital screen print. 50cm x 70cm.
Third Prize: A limited edition Paris design Temwa t-shirt. Created by Paris especially for Temwa.

The raffle will be drawn at the launch party, and online tickets must be bought before 4.00pm, Monday 10 December. 100% proceeds are going to support Temwa’s projects in Malawi.

 

 

TEMWA Art For Africa – 12th May 2012

May 11, 2012

Don’t forget the Art for Africa auction tomorrow night at The Attic Bar, Stokes Croft, organised by TEMWA.

Always a great night out – see you there.

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

New Rowdy Work Available @ Art-el

April 21, 2012

We have just released 3 new pieces of work by Rowdy on the Art-el web-site.

Two beautiful pieces on hand woven fine art paper and a mini painting on box board.

A piece of Rowdy’s work sold at the recent Bonhams auction earlier this month for £2,000, so the prices for these pieces are a great opportuntiy for those looking to start collecting Rowdy’s work or contempary art generally.

Zadar (2) - £370

Quiotica (2) - ALREADY SOLD

Corsican Vista - £335

 

Amazing Art-el Gallery Pictures

April 10, 2012

We were e-mailed these incredible photographs of the gallery over the Easter weekend from JoE Clarke who is a co-resident at The College.

The e-mail simply read “Happy Easter”.

Check out more of JoE’s work at his website http://www.joe-clarke.com/ or check out the coming together of his new blog spot whilst you’re exploring wordpress http://joeclarkephotography.wordpress.com/

Crimes of Passion

April 3, 2012

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.

Art-el Gallery opening 20th January 2012

January 3, 2012

Happy new year everybody and thanks to you all for your support throughout 2011.

Our new year starts with a bang as Art-el opens it’s first gallery space and we would like to invite you all to come and join us for food and drinks on the 20th January from 6pm – 9.30pm to help us celebrate as we embark on the next leg of the Art-el journey.

We will initially be showing a selection of works currently represented on the Art-el web-site but this will soon be changing so watch this space for future events and gatherings.

Look forward to seeing you all on the 20th.

 

Please click here for map & directions  Map

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

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 *