Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Winter Walk

Checking out the wildlife at Ashton Court.

and stumbling across a vintage Mudwig/Paris piece.

Dallas Clayton - Awesome Book

Awesome Book Tour from Dallas Clayton on Vimeo.

Sick of New Year's resolutions already - well I know am. I think I just need some inspiration to make things better. And Dallas Clayton with his 'Awesome' book is a good place to start.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Petro film @ Friend and Co

I'm pretty behind on posting photos, and seeing as this film is going around, I'll do the same. Done by 45rpm (I think) - nice work.

And not forgetting Dec 11th being a busy old preview night - Weapon of Choice, Beezers book at the Bristol Museum and Friend and Co's Christmas show.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Follow the sign

Something I noticed on the way home yesterday (on the way to Ashton).

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Cut & Paste Championships - NYC

I don't know why but this reminds me of skateboarding and disco-dancing competitions in the 70's (something that originated as a 'street' activity, being pushed to the max), but with the added twist of the audience being able to give feedback via Twitter, and designers as X-Factor contestants.

Cut and Paste Championships as featured on 
Cool Hunting in NYC

Also visit

Saturday, 17 October 2009

GetDringMobile - Paintworks Photos

A great evening organised for the GetDringMobile money raising event, which managed to raise an astonishing £25,000 that night. Some fantastic work, good music and really nice feel to the whole evening. I think it's what some of the other 'graffiti' events should of aimed for. It was also great to see such a high calibre of contributing artists to the event (Nick Walker and Pam Glew getting nice cash amounts in for their work).

Bristol Graffiti blog
Bristol Urban Art have much better photos of the event, so definitely check their links out. I was filming it for a project, so hence my limited and unobserved photos, but here they are anyway.

Inkie's piece (half way through), Mr Jago on the side, Vermin in the distance.

Paris' pop up shop - another stop on his world tour.Milk and Dora's piece
Lokey working (Jody and Mr Jago, in the background)
Nick Walker and Eelus (and an investor)
Hmmmm gold. Wonderful piece from Xenz, which went for a pretty penny.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Hillgrove Street - Update

Paris' piece on Hillgrove Street was sprayed over this afternoon, and while someone connected with the shop told him off as he didn't have permission to spray there, within 10 mins rescued him from an altercation with the police. A nice bit of Stokes Croft community spirit.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Friend & Co - Will Barras, Mr Jago, Mudwig, Eine & Xenz

On Friday the 23rd of October Friend & Co are opening the doors (24 Park Row, Bristol) to their new gallery. The first show is a group show from: EINE, MR JAGO, MÜDWIG, WILL BARRAS & XENZ. There will be new original work and prints from all the artists.

Looking forward to seeing the new premises and new works from some of my favourite artists.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

David Brownings - Papercraft Nike

I'm a big fan of the papercut (Rob Ryan) and papercraft (Makiko Azakami), so it was a bit of a surprise to read on Folding Trees (papercraft US blog) about Bristol based David Brownings Nikes. He's on my doorstop, my blogging self cries!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Will Barras - Live Painting

Will Barras at the Oakley store in Bristol's Cabot Circus.

The 'Will Barras' limited edition glasses from Oakley, part of an 'artists' collection.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Great Birds of the British Isles - Emporium, Bristol

Just walked past the Emporium on the Croft, and it's looking very exciting.

An all female show - Great Birds of the British Isles is on for two weeks.

I'm hoping to get to the preview tonight (and post pix later).

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

On the home ground

So wish I was there!

And no it's not a stunt for 'skins'.

Loving a little bit of skateboard anarchy!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Friday, 11 September 2009

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe

Loving the progress on the Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe exhib which is being monitored on this blog. It's on in my spiritual home of Weston-Super-Mare from 12 September until 11 October (open at weekends), as part of the Weston Arts Festival, as curated by Camilla.

I'm looking forward to seeing Chip-Fork's flouro prints - in the flesh (as featured in the picture below). And hoping my piece will be finished in time, due to my recent malaise.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Stokes Croft - PRSC

I watch the PRSC with a quiet admiration - trying to reclaim the area of Stokes Croft and keep it from being forgotten and unloved, the PRSC have set up 'graffiti areas', keep the council on their toes, care for the local wandering residents, and give local artists a lot of encouragement and love.

Posted originally here.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Tim Lane - The innocents? - Knifesmith Gallery

A pleasant surprise awaited me at the top of Christmas Steps on Saturday - a reasonably new gallery called Knifesmith Gallery, and their current feature Tim Lane, whose work appeals to my dark heart. These flat screen grabs don't do the work justice, especially the drawing.

According to a conversation I had recently, this style of work is called 'New Brow' (the bastard son of 'Low Brow' I suppose).

The exhibition is on until August 28th, and I look forward to seeing more from this Bristol-based artist.

There's a good review of his exhibition on 'boys who draw blog'.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Friend and Co - New Group Show

I hear the smallest gallery in the world is moving to bigger premises very soon, and this is going to be their first show - Stellar line-up - looking forward to it.

Grayson Perry - Prints Charming

Liberty are currently holding the exhibition 'Prints Charming' on the 4th floor - as you can see from the below picture they covered this wall in their classic 'Betsy' print, (which also appears on their staircases too). They commissioned six artists - Grayson Perry, Paul Morrison, Mike McInnerney, Michael Angove, Anj Smith and Simon Hart to design some Liberty inspired patterned fabric - which they're selling in their wonderful fabric and haberdashery department.

Grayson Perry (as 'Claire') opened the exhibition by drawing some sketches in the window (which included one saying 'help me - if you buy my fabric they'll let me out'). While a few fans, bemused passers by and his wife, and daughter watched on.

I had heard he wasn't very well the day before, so I was extremely pleased he appeared. After the window display, he made his way up to the exhibition, checked out his fabric and posed for some official photo-taking (see pix below).