I was very kindly offered a ride down to Kenilworth, well I couldn’t pass up on a trip to the second Brink – Street Fusion event there now could I? A fantastic turnout, again and we even had the weather on our side this time. 🙂 Got there early afternoon and everything was in full swing. Skank did a signature piece on clingfilm. Impressive work from Zooki. Curly, SSOSVA, so secret I never even saw him!The Man himself, bloody vandal! Great to meet SPZero76, love this.It’s all going on.Crom, I’m sure this guy lives in an alternate dimension, stunning stuff. Hush, always good to see a master in action. Color x Pawski x Foundry, Sheffield represents with excellent style as aways! Ghost x Crom x Reko x Hush x SPZero76, completed wall, well almost. Ghost Town Entertainment Crew, hip hop is not generally my bag, but these guys were phenomenal.Wingy x N4T4, who ever knew that Roland Rat could partner such a stunner.Interesting Sci-fi piece from Dynamix.Dopey, like this much. Fascinating to watch this luscious lady by Georgie come to life. Oner produced a corker. The lovely Skema, prolific as always only managed to do 2 pieces this time, must be slowing down 😉 It was a grand day out, all hail to ‘Mr Brink’ – Tim for pulling it all together, again. More please! 🙂
Managed to bag a lift with some Sheffield chaps in a car with a wankel engine and off we went to Kenilworth.
It should be standard at these events that the name of the artist is written on the wall where they are to paint, so that I know who they are, I was very pleased. Tim at Brink Contemporary Arts is very good at this kind of thing, organising a cracking event and making people happy.
Binty Bint wore the smartest and most co-ordinated outfit on the day really nice to see her do her stuff. Camz and Moe. new to me, did 2 great pieces and I will be looking out for them in the future. Oh, and yes we had the odd spell of rain.
All in all it was a fantastic day, that the weather didn’t spoil. Went to Kenilworth with some great people I am proud to call friends and hopefully made quite a few more while I was there. Tim was an absolute star as always, can’t wait to see what he organises next!
As it is that time of year, just thought I’d do a quick overview of my year in graffiti. It’s made me realise how lucky I’ve been.
Leeds, no idea of the artist, went to see some pieces by Replete, which were awesome by the way, but this was an unexpected treat.
Sand Sea and Spray Blackpool. To try and choose just one from this was horrendous, but it was the first time I saw a piece by The London Police in the flesh and I was well giddy.
New Urban Era, Aerosol Planet Jam at Tamworth, again the quality of work was mind boggling and ridiculously hard to pick one, but I chose this by Bonzai, because it’s so complex it hurt my head.
Notts Property in Nottingham, fantastic day out, met some really nice people, saw this jaw dropping piece from Mono.
Ashes2Dust Leamington Spa, a really good day spent with good people. I chose this piece by Crom, possibly the coolest dude I’ve ever met.
Like a trip to Manchester every now and then, nice to see some work by Alice Pasquini.
The Black Duke Project ‘The Boat That Shocks, Eduk The Diver’ by the Cream Soda Crew, an awesome piece on an awesome boat, that still has lot of space to paint on it!
At the old brickworks this piece by Toupe, chosen because it’s just a little bit mad.
In spite of everything, have to admit, I got about a bit. Hope I’m lucky enough to see even more in 2013.
Originally organised as part of the Save Bath Place Campaign, Ashes2Dust became the last big bash for the building as it has now been sold to developers, leaving several valuable community groups and a cracking art gallery homeless.
CoLor Art adding the finish touches.
This was a really chilled gathering, a small group of great people, with a lot of interest from the local community. The event was organised by Tim Robottom of Brink Arts and hopefully I’ll be heading down that way again soon.