New Urban Era,Tamworth, Heroes and Villains 2013

DSCF3935 Stitch (5000x1120)Don’t know where to start, Tamworth is an awesome annual event, organised by Vic of New Urban Era ,and it was once again amazing. And it’s fair to say that the Sheffield Massive was, well massive….The lush wall above by Jaer, Espre, Ryak and Booms was just part of it.

DSCF3806 DSCF4001There was also CoLor and Foundry representing.

DSCF3985 StitchPawski, Mace and adopted yorkshireman Shoe worked on another stunner.

DSCF3885And not forgetting the talented Duse, pushing his boundaries a bit with this brilliant  Joker piece.

DSCF3734 DSCF3909Skema was having a bad day that was good for everyone else as he fell out with each piece he did, 3 in all and painted over 2 of them, but they all looked great to me.

DSCF3879 DSCF3876 DSCF3853Silen T Bill, whom I believe I was talking to in the Wimpy, did this clever YMCA piece and the Hulk piece is by the charming, as always, Jay Sharples. D7606s’ post boxes made an appearance too and it was a pleasure to meet the man himself.

DSCF3688 DSCF3959Hull Graffiti, like the Dynamo of the graff world, you can see his cans and bits of card, but even if you stand and watch him work and you’ve no idea how he does it!

DSCF3963 StitchMet some lovely chaps from Bristol, Shab, Cage One and Pen, who painted alongside the wonderful Steve Edwards.

DSCF3988Cracking piece from Camz featuring Dastardly and Muttley.

DSCF3990Brave, blooming marvellous.

DSCF3922Glimmertwin produced this Clockwork Orange piece, jaw dropping.

DSCF3928DSCF3934Emptea and Saker produced a fantastic piece of work, that is certainly different to anything I’ve seen them do before and Saker definitely wins my vote for the scariest mask of the day!

DSCF4003Nice to catch up with good people, Crisp and Tim (Brink Arts), love the wall too.

DSCF3999It’s exhausting this painting lark, featuring Sky High, Eureka and others.

DSCF3981Step Tone 39, getting beyond superlatives, I’ll go with Wow!

DSCF3991Ster, fabulous, that is all.

DSCF3977Anybody who knows me knows I’m not generally stuck for words, but when it came to Gnasher, I was. So chuffed to see him in action, so annoyed with myself that I hadn’t got the bottle to talk to him…

DSCF3863I don’t know how that happened, really.

DSCF3937So yes it was a brilliant day saw a lot of lovely people I already knew, met a lot of lovely people I won’t forget and wussed out on talking to Gnasher….. Oh and did I mention that the wonderful Espre painted something especially for me, good job I’m not big headed… much!

 

 

 

 

 

Revive – Wakefield Jam 2

DSCF0322Ended up a here a day late due to a family wedding, congratulations Joe and Lissy!

It was a beautiful day, I’d got a train ticket and a hangover from hell, what better way to recover from it than to go and see what I’d missed!

DSCF0325Again there had been a great turn out and the standard was amazing. Sheffield was very well represented with at least 8 painting and plenty of local supporters too.

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DSCF0292I have to apologise that the quality of the pics is a bit below what I’m happy with, I blame the champagne. Why I haven’t got a full shot of this collaboration I do not know

DSCF0248Pryme and Rota One TPN, brain meltingly good.

DSCF0276Hull Graffiti, love it.

DSCF0301Kink, the last to finish on the day and still not happy with it, I think it’s ace.

DSCF0291DSCF0287I remember Isker and the guy above from the last jam, hope we get to catch up next time.

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DSCF0261Pawski, Mace and Duse, WSK produced this awesome piece, probably the best on the day.

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DSCF0310Spel and Beyond from Den Haag had come over from Holland to take part in the Jam. It was great to meet them and see them in action the next day with Martin, who organises these events. I hope they come over for the next one too.

The next one is in August, I apologise in advance to anyone who may be getting married or having any other such event and want me to be there. I won’t be. I’m not missing this again!

Street Fusion, Brink,Kenilworth, May 11th

 

 

Managed to bag a lift with some Sheffield chaps in a car with a wankel engine and off we went to Kenilworth.

DSCF9225It 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.

DSCF9446Good to see Kilo Sinstars Fba in action last time I saw him was at a jam in Sheffield last year.

DSCF9524Steve Edwards lovely guy with a distinctive style, nice to put a face to a name.

DSCF9586Binty 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.

DSCF9606Tokes, Rascal, Apps, Reas, Kilo, Skema, Hush, Crom, Title and Vomit, what a wall. awesome.

DSCF9622Hush, Crom, Title and Vomit, bit more of a close up.

DSCF9527Crysp, good to see him again, missed his lovely lady though.

DSCF9588Tokes, Rascal, Apps and Reas, stunning, running out of words for how good the quality was, but trust me it was good.

DSCF9632The Sheffield posse of CoLor Art, Duse and Pawski pulled off 2 stunners on the day.

DSCF9629Simon75 worked on this cube concept that was sadly not finished by the time we left, the weather and the fact that he had to build the boxes first probably didn’t help, looked really cool though.

DSCF9619This piece by Sed was looking great  and I think it was nearly done as we left.

DSCF9481There were also live acts on throughout the day, they’ve got some real talent round them parts.

DSCF9597All 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!

First Jam of the Year- Horbury Jct!

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It was a beautiful morning day when I set off with Duse and Pawski to spend the day in a tunnel under the M1. The fellow pictured above, Martin Hayhurst, has managed to get this place made a legal spot following a lengthy battle with the local council. And the artists turned up from all over.

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It was a really good day. There was a lot of local interest and a really good vibe about the place.

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I apologise in advance for not knowing who most of the artists were. Despite being generally quite gobby, I’m not very good at asking people who they are…

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The standard was excellent with many wonderful pieces.

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Duse and Pawski were so busy they ended up on this picture twice!

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There was supposed to be a theme to the works of cycling or riding, but not everyone felt the need to comply.

 

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I did take hundreds of photos, no really I did!

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The full set is on my Flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/businessofferrets/sets/72157632902709483/

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MTH crew were on the left and TPN on the right. I couldn’t believe I’d watched the amazing Replete at work and didn’t even know. Other artists included; Suel, Si2 Hull Graffiti, Arson, Isker, Ample Aerosolicz, Pirat and many more.

It was nearly 9pm before I got home, I was frozen, absolutely exhausted and somewhat intoxicated from various substances in the air…….. Wouldn’t have it any other way, can’t wait till the next one!

Sharrow Festival 2012

DSCF0883Due to the glorious english summer weather, the Sharrow Festival had to be rearranged for October. Unfortunately this meant that a number of the artists were unable to reschedule, but there was still a good turnout. Meth had got done early.DSCF0915

Kode and Lone were on it.

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Trik 9 did a spot of painting between rounds of breakdancing.

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Such, co-ordinator of the graff jam, doing his thing.

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Old school legend Ask painted for the first time in what was apparently a long time, a really impressive piece too.

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Si2, Hull Graffiti made it over to do one of his fantastic works.

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Duse was on it, and hopefully would finish before it got dark!

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Canz did one of his best pieces to date.

As I was still in the wheelchair, we didn’t stay too late as it soon turns cold when you’re just sat. I was glad I went though and hopefully the jam will be back in more seasonable weather next summer.

Ashes2Dust, Leamington Spa

 

DSCF0355Early one morning, having begged a lift with Duse and CoLor, I set off for Leamington Spa. Firstly, I must say, Leamington Spa is a really pretty place and worth a visit just for that.

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.

DSCF0380Mag1c, Vomit, Crom and Title doing the business.

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CoLor Art adding the finish touches.

DSCF0577Mag1c, Vomit, Crom and Title all done, a great days work.

DSCF0588Duse, nearly finished, honest!

DSCF0569My favourite picture from the day Mr Crysp and his lovely lady, it was a pleasure to meet them and I hope our paths cross again soon.

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.

Can’t keep up!

DSCF0623To say that as summers go, this one has been rubbish, it’s amazing how busy the scene as been, the boards above were done by visitors, some from Newcastle.

DSCF8906This was where the geordies should have been painting, but there was a technical hitch and they had to change location.

DSCF9379CoLor Art had been prolific as always, this piece done with Mila K….

DSCF9637…and this piece with Duse WSK.

DSCF9686Kase and Prone, both of whom had had a break from graffiti were back on it in style.

DSCF8882And then there was this, curious, not really sure what to make of it, interesting though.

I’ve missed loads out there’s so much going on, how I love my city and all the talented people in it!