Posts Tagged ‘Stokes Croft’

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.

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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

Studio Drop In

April 7, 2012

So having decided to award ourselves by having the weekend off from the gallery, we were up bright and early to tread (or more likely drive) the streets of Bristol to get some flyers our there for Art-el’s next show ‘Pattern Interrupt’ (a solo show with Mark Lyken opening 4th May 6-9.30pm incase you didn’t know!).

So even when we’re off, we’re working!  However we soon learnt that this wasn’t the case for all as we hit closed door by closed door!!  So with a failed mission in view we decided to drop in on a few friends who too were working!

Mr Jago and Chinamike busy painting in the studio (also shared with Andy Council, DAN, 3rd Eye and Gregor Minto), here are few shots from the studio of creativity and complete madness!

For more of the weird and wonderful from the art ghetto see our flickr set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629394444476/

TEMWA – Art For Africa 06/05/11

May 11, 2011

A massive well done to Jo and Team Temwa for putting on another amazing evening on Friday.

Not only was it a great night of  live painting, hilarious auctioneering and jaw dropping beat boxing but it raised £9,000 for Temwa, which,  Jo tells us will run a sustainable agriculture project in Malawi for 6 months reaching 1700 households.  Amazing.

Here are a few (bad quality) photos and video from from the night.

Congrats to all involved.

Beat box videos to follow.

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

John Abell solo show – The Emporium 1st -17th February

January 26, 2011

Cardiff based artist John Abell’s work explores the human condition via drawing, print and painting. The images are charged with a sense of darkness, fear, and death, in a sense of pessimism or even nihilism.  We’re looking forward to this one.

http://johnabell.blogspot.com

EVICTION of Classics Free Shop & Emporium Art Gallery

November 18, 2010

If you are not already aware, then now you will be:-

2 vital community resources are currently under threat of Eviction in Bristol’s most vibrant , political and ceative hub. These are Classics Free Shopand Emporium Art Gallery, 35 – 37 Stokes Croft. The latter has provided exhibitions for a very broard spectrum including: The Somalian Youth Project, Big Issue, Burning Candy Crew, Amnesty International and of course Dale VN Marshall’s ROOM 101 to name but a few.  Whilst the former also a Non Profit based organisation offers a range of  Clothing, Household Goods and Books all for free to the  Community, Local Homeless Charities are now reffering their clients to the shop. When you consider the welfare cuts now taking place as well as funding being slashed in the Arts, these buildings are providing an even more vital service than ever.

Click the link below for the full press release, look out for the petitions, get involved!

35&37 Stokes Croft Press Release

VERMIN – ROOM 101

October 2, 2010

Please check out the ‘VERMIN – ROOM 101’ pages where you can find lots of Room 101 insight.

Vermin Solo Show – Room 101, The Fine Art of Graffiti

August 26, 2010

Art-el proudly presents “Room 101, The Fine Art of Graffiti”.  The first solo show of works from the artist Dale ‘vn’ Marshall a.k.a. Vermin

Room 101 will showcase 101 oil paintings completed in 101 days, (during the summer 2010), as well as five additional show paintings and site-specific installations, all deeply reflecting and exposing Vermin’s ongoing battles with the rigours and demands of mental health.

The room 101 theme draws parallels from George Orwell’s novel, 1984, and the artist’s own personal experiences of being incarcerated in a mental institution in 1999.

In total around 140 paintings were finally completed in the 101 days before the artist enforced his stringent quality control to tailor that down to the required number.

All of the works in the exhibition will signal the artists salient diversion to the medium of oil on canvas, resulting in work with subtle backgrounds, impasto and consummate depth.  Influenced by past masters and late 1800’s expressionism, yet mixed with Vermin’s highly recognisable piercing letter form and dirty graffiti aesthetic. Some are hectic, others more meditative. no doubt a reflection of the constant ebb and flow of a schizophrenic mind.

Vermin’s oil paintings have already been lauded by members of the perceived graffiti establishment, as well as catching the eye of curators and collectors of contemporary fine art. His work is already owned by established collectors in the Far East, Europe, Australia and the US.

Mike Dring, Director of Art-el Gallery says, “Room 101 is a groundbreaking exhibition for Dale, an artist well-known in the South West aerosol/graffiti scene and beyond. This background has been the world that provided the foundation of his artistic outlet and schooling.

It’s exciting that Dale has now chosen to take that in a totally unique direction by working in oils whilst studying at the renowned University of Art in Coventry.  From a personal perspective it is also satisfying to see another member of the graffiti community making the graduation to Fine Art Graffuturism, following in the direction of a handful of others who have so successfully made the transition from city walls to abstract gallery work of the highest quality.

I’m also delighted to announce that all of the canvases for Room 101 will be sold way under their true market value and priced at a Room 101 themed £101.  Hopefully this will give collectors and fans of his work an entry-level to his canvases of which we will be releasing no more for the foreseeable future due to exhibition and commission commitments.

2011 will see more solo and collaborative outdoor walls (similar to the one recently done in Bristol) as well as exciting projects in Johannesburg and the US.”

All press, galleries, exhibition and work enquiries should be directed to Mike Dring, Art-el Gallery at all@art-el.co.uk.

The show also has a dedicated Room 101 website at www.101010verm.in, where you can sign up for all show updates.

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JAGO & VERMIN PRODUCTION

June 16, 2010

The first time Mr Jago and Vermin have ever painted together. We hope it won’t be the last.

The piece is on the Blue Mountain Cub on Moon Street, check it out if you are out and about.

More pictures at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157624224137398/