Goodnight Mr Heathcote

Once upon a time there was a woman who made an amazing discovery ( to her)… 0f an artist called Phlegm… and the rest, as they say, is history…

A very important part of that history evolves around one building A. R.Heathcote…                                                                    DSCF1628my first urbex….. .        DSCF6347 my first hidden Phlegm and Rocket01…      DSCF6323my first Fauna…      DSCF6333It could even be Phlegms first painting spot, got to be a very early one anyway.

DSCF1088 StitchTeas and Booms (I hadn’t got a clue at the time)

DSCF1736Early Clem Alice

DSCF0171Tekonta Secta, yes really.                                                     DSCF3340Following a partial demolition of the site, the place became a little more airy,but at least it was easier to photograph the ‘Beauty is a Beast’ in all it’s glory 🙂                                                                   DSCF1103The walls were still quite bare, I would visit regularly just to see if anything new had appeared.

DSCF6197Kid Acne was quite a regular visitor too.

DSCF3346But Phlegm was the busiest I think.

DSCF6641More artists began to visit the site, Perms went large.

DSCF7455The Phlegm and Rocket wall was painted over, initially with a Kid Acne x EMA x Drot collab  (there were tears, I can tell you!) and then this appeared by… mmm ..I wonder…

DSCF6640Dscreet painted one of his signature owls, I was quite giddy about this.

  DSCF2554Absolutely loved this, it was ages before I knew who did it, Jay Sharples.

 DSCF2552Mr Wolf, used to be all over the place.

 DSCF1394Kid Acnes’ woolly mammoth looking at home in the snow.

DSCF3076Colourful collaboration from Mila K and Color Art.

  DSCF2935Never knew for sure, but think this was by Misred.

DSCF2932Two Bob

 DSCF2924Mila K

 DSCF8941There was an attempt to shut the site off, Color  registered his disdain, it was open again in no time.

DSCF8772Prone                                                       DSCF6742Mr Wolf                                                 DSCF6741Kaze

DSCF0480Foundry and Fauna Graphic

DSCF0695Xhastexo and Coloquix

 DSCF1148Zoo

DSCF1524Kyle Hughes Odgers x Kid Acne

DSCF2769Petro                                                   DSCF2778Leeks                                                  DSCF2779Bine x Xhastexo                                       DSCF3138 StitchEugene Booms x Tekonta Secta x CoLor x Phes

DSCF5107Eugene booms biggest character piece to date.

DSCF5519Kid Acnes’ touching tribute to Okie Dulo, a local club owner who died suddenly.

DSCF5835? x Miso                                             DSCF6731 StitchRyder

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DSCF7463Boaster from Nottingham paid a visit as did many others from out of the Sheffield area.Even though the place was renowned as a crack den, it remained a very popular spot.

 DSCF7690Angry Face

DSCF7814Xhastexo to the left with an unusual portrait of the Moors Murderers by CoLor and Nameless Nat.

DSCF9647KRSN , from Paris.

DSCF9691Color, EMA, Skint and Sour.

DSCF0056Coloquix                                                                       DSCF1422Marcus Method                                                                                                         DSCF9887 StitchaNymph x Sico

DSCF9869Eugene Booms

DSCF8451Skint

DSCF6007J Davies Arts

DSCF7931Xhastexo

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DSCF8421Ogosh

DSCF5727Skint

DSCF5703 StitchFMB boys

DSCF1714Kosh

DSCF3060Simon Kent

DSCF3588 Stitch  ? x sico x Skint xSuek

DSCF4773CoLor                                                     DSCF0156Bob                                                               DSCF0841

DSCF1355Kresh                                                                              DSCF2332 StitchTeml x Rambo                                            DSCF2765Asap, from the North East.

It was a nightmare going through photos for this, my biggest ever post, I’ll be bound to have put someone out and I apologise for that. I have 6 years of photos from this place, literally thousands. I really had a connection with it, rats,crack heads and all, and I am gutted at it’s loss.

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I haven’t included pics from the boards or the Niche wall, they’re worthy of a post on their own though, if anyone’s interested.

Below is a link that tells you about the industrial history of Heathcotes, includes pre-graffiti pics http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/a-r-heathcote-cutlers-sheffield.t21572

Sleeep well Mr Heathcote, I for one will miss you.

Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

DSCF9825 StitchmBit of a delay between posts,mostly because of this wonderful piece by Bob x Skint x Suek, which was an absolute pig to photograph, very good though, and really rather clever.  🙂  DSCF8261Dmak, reclaiming what is seeming to be one of his regular spots.DSCF8286Managed to catch the man himself, Rocket01, just putting the finishing touches to this beauty, stunning.DSCF9598Brayk, we can fix you…we can make you fit in. I read this wrong initially as ‘we can fix Ada’, but we can probably fix her as well..DSCF9604Cheeky little chap by Rateone, love this…..and I didn’t fall off the makeshift ladder I had to climb to get it… result!DSCF9620Fox2b, a visitor to Sheffield perhaps, I don’t know, loving this style though. DSCF9636Something a little different from Trik9, the Oak Elephant.  DSCF9652Marcus Method x Eugene Booms. Ventured into a spot where I wouldn’t normally go on my own to capture this awesomeness, needn’t have worried, place was full of photographers!DSCF9654Ghost Patrol paid a little visit to Sheffield, nice to see. DSCF9660D7606 x Martian Code, an international collaboration which I really like. DSCF9670Little rays of sunshine. DSCF9677Becoming a real fan of Ogosh, not such a bad apple at all 🙂DSCF9860 StitchKode x Bern, Suicide Bear fantastic, if slightly disturbing..DSCF9625Looks like Coloquix lady is turning to the bottle,not surprising really…

I had wondered if there would be any implications following the demolition of the so-called ‘crack den’ as the regulars there would need a new place to go. On entering this site to visit the tipsy lady above, I bumped into a group of four men, who were just leaving, all looking rather spaced, one clutching a carrier bag and another one of them dressed ….. as Batman…..

While It’s Raining…

DSCF6632 StitchDusto x Foundry x See, loving this 🙂 DSCF6630TBC 142, they may buff it off but they will return.DSCF6615 StitchTrik9 x Deap, looking good.DSCF6603Spade, visited for Tramlines, left his mark. DSCF6471Bob – The Urine Infections, ’nuff said… DSCF6850Kaze, not seen him about for a while. DSCF6869Sour, not seen him for a while either 😦 DSCF7148 StitchMace x Gzos, staggering collab, brilliant work as always. DSCF5897Rocket01, stepping up a gear at the moment, bring it on!DSCF6464Lovely Gums, not met him but I’ve got a soft spot for his cheeky characters. DSCF6827I dunno….. made me laugh though. DSCF6704Misc…..mmmm…. very similar to…? DSCF6729Eugene Booms, feeling blue, made my day though, somehow managed to not see this on Insta, so was a wonderful surprise! DSCF6734Bine x Haste, the boys are back in town, didn’t think they’d ever left 😉 DSCF6761ABC x Peachzz psycadelic stairs. DSCF6772Wizo, seeing this around more and more. DSCF6848STOG has a clever eye for colour, lush!

Keep thinking there’s not a lot happening on the Sheffield Scene at the moment, but it is, there’s just a little more legwork to catch it all, oh well, I guess I could do with the exercise!

Greetings From Heidelberg

DSCF3187Rainbow Rambo!DSCF3748Sour taking it easy,yes I know it’s an old one,but I don’t get out much. 😉DSCF3642Wonderful piece by Rocket 01 and Faunagraphic, spent ages looking for this, in all the wrong places.DSCF3611I spied a Foundry piece on his all weather wall. DSCF3588 StitchSico, Skint and Suek freedom wall for Fista. DSCF3685Some keeping it colourful.DSCF3579Found a cheeky little Corpse sticker.DSCF3568 StitchSurge, Pawski and Mace beautiful memorial piece.DSCF3556Body Snachaz, Mars alligator. DSCF3733Really like this quirky little fellow.DSCF3737Not a brilliant photo but I didn’t have my tripod, love this piece by CoLor. DSCF3637Handsome chap isn’t he?DSCF3633As if!

Oh and if you were wondering, I recently found a FB page for Street Art Heidelberg that had an H2i production, painted in Sheffield, as it’s banner, I never knew I was in Germany, did you?

City Report

DSCF3016 StitchKosh, Skint and Sico, going large.DSCF3005Saul, a visitor from Leeds I think.DSCF3073Have a break, have a quick cat,glad I’m a dog person myself, Mr Eug.DSCF3068Mila K, outstanding as always.DSCF3061Who says clowns are scary, he’s a regular bundle of joy, by Kent.DSCF3054Like this, can’t read it mind.DSCF3051Space travel is in Dysons blood.DSCF3042Rambo,a vision in black and chrome.DSCF3030CoLor, I’m sure there’s a witty title for this but I’m blowed if I can think of it.DSCF3262Mars, loving these letters pieces.DSCF3223 StitchBern x Kode x Zero, I do wish they got out more 😉DSCF3184Brayk wants his mummy.DSCF3125Suek a master of his craft.DSCF3173Sour in a purple patch.DSCF3246Miso maybe?DSCF3243Monkeys, because we all love monkeys 🙂

 

Tour de Graff

DSCF2061While the many were watching mad men on bicycles I had a little wander. Got to this just after Meth had finished it. DSCF2058Nice bit of Bob.DSCF2054Byne and Haste are really on it at the moment.DSCF1925Interesting collaboration between Casino and Desmond, definitely different.DSCF2097D7606 has added another little yellow piece to this extremely very busy doorway. DSCF2102Kosh-9s definitive canine.DSCF2129 StitchaWas good to catch up with Burn and Kode of TCM as they finished this awesome wall, sadly Rackone had left before I got there.DSCF2146Love these cheeky chappies!DSCF2161This simply stunning piece featuring Gail, the dominatrix, from Sin City is another creation by Surge. DSCF2202Eug going large, I was amazed that the scary baby was still there by the time I got to it, but it is pretty firmly attached.DSCF2196A topical cracker by Rocket01 appeared a few days after the Tour de France had left.DSCF2191Not sure of the names for this one.DSCF2185Rateones’ scary cyclops,lurking in the darkness.DSCF2213 StitchThis is going to be awesome, can’t wait to see it finished.

G’day! (Well 2 of them actually)

DSCF0275It’s always great to meet people as passionate about my hobby/ obsession as I am, so imagine how happy I was that one like-minded individual, was not only making the trip over from Australia to the UK (and Europe), but made it as far as Sheffield too! And it was my privilege to show her the sights over the two days she was here. Lady P as some of you may know is a graffaholic and I think it’s fair to say we have a lot in common. We tried to fit in as much as we could, but didn’t make it to all the spots I’d hoped. It was strange to realise how much I no longer notice, just because it’s there. It was good to see each place through another persons’ eyes.

Despite having never been finished the Phlegm piece above is still amazing.

DSCF0298 StitchThis Mega Production by Kode, Lone, Gzos and Mars was one I’d not seen up close, looks pretty special.DSCF0352Bumped into some of the new crop of artists in the city,was good to put names to pieces, the one above is by Desmond.DSCF0361Lady P caught in action photographing Peachz at work.DSCF0376The latest piece of loveliness from Eugene Booms.DSCF0444Lady P was able to see CoLor Art and Narke creating this fabulous piece, I think she took a few snaps too.DSCF0423I don’t know anything about Anubis, but I really like what he does, this is my favourite so far.DSCF0291Spied a beautiful Coloquix lady.DSCF0461Lady P was quite taken with this wall by H2i.DSCF0466Solo, I hope I got it right this time! Really like it anyway.DSCF0496I’ve not heard of Purpz before, not sure whether he’s local or not, cool piece though.DSCF0499Sico, seems to be all over the place at the moment. 🙂 DSCF0517Rather fond of these little critters by ABC.DSCF0523A horned lady by Casino, love the style of these.DSCF0526Really like this combination of paste up and paint by Dala.DSCF0540Making use of the architectural features, Meth.DSCF0543 Another making use of the architecture, can somebody tell me who it is please? I now know it’s Brisk 🙂DSCF0559Robo x Brisk, enjoying watching their styles and skills develop.DSCF0582Dyson consistently good.DSCF0572Paid a visit to the studio where Foundry works with his brother,and found this sexy lady on the wall.DSCF0570Lady P was keen to see as much as she could in her time with us, this piece by Rocket was the next to the last she saw on her trip.

It says a lot for Sheffield that someone like Lady P from so faraway, would be aware of what is going on here and want to come and see it for herself. I think we gave her a pretty grand tour, giving her a proper Yorkshire welcome and introducing her to a traditional English chippy and the questionable delights of dandelion and burdock!

It was a real pleasure to have her here I do hope she enjoyed it as much as I did…….Oh and by the way, she never said g’day once!