Frankly My Dear I Don’t Give A Damn

DSCF9983Managed to get here just as this piece was finished. This is a close up of the Pawski and Foundry collaboration.DSCF9974The wall in all its glory featuring Ryak, Mace, Pawski, Foundry, Gzos and Jaer and some fellow with a camera 😉DSCF9946Love these, no idea who they are by.DSCF9918Xhastexo and Bine, brilliant piece that wasn’t there for long.DSCF9895The style looks familiar, but I’m not certain. Spotted whilst half way up a very dodgy ladder. DSCF9868 Eug Booms in 2 minds with himself.DSCF9862Syco and Robo, good to see they’re keeping busy.DSCF9826 Colourful little number from Narke.DSCF9820Skint and Kosh, Let me take a Selfie, brought out my inner child this one 🙂

I’m a little bit behind with stuff at the moment, I’ve been a little pre occupied with my new pooch! Normal service will resume soon.

Art In The Garden

DSCF5382Just before popping off on my holidays I called in at this event at the Nursery Tavern, organised by My Life Project https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Life-Project/275414552515098 . I had expected a small scale event with just a few local artists, how wrong I was! Kisk and Trik 9 were working together on a wall.

DSCF5375Faunagraphic was busy on a beautiful piece featuring British wildlife.

DSCF5395Meth had been and gone by the time I got there.

DSCF5378Caught the lovely Mr Coloquix at work.

DSCF5398 StitchJaer and Gzos had completed this awesome wall.

DSCF6690Such completed a great piece featuring roadrunner.

DSCF669410 and Espre had done their bit.

DSCF6701Ryak, Lone, Kode and Cantastic Art each made a colourful contribution, stunning wall.

DSCF6702No party would be complete without Eugene Booms.

DSCF6716Cantastic art also sneaked in a cheeky 3 wise monkeys piece.

DSCF5379The only work I didn’t get a finished shot of, the My Life Project van, undergoing a makeover from CoLor Art.

DSCF6697 StitchThe collaboration by Kisk and Trik9, super, smashing, great!

DSCF5386I’ve seen this fellow before at graff events, I think he’s working under cover, bloody good disguise though!

A lot more artists were painting than I expected, many others had called in for support and a catch up, it was great to see so many friendly faces.  🙂

Such a fantastic event, lots of artists and lots of spectators, the landlord was an absolute star as well, I do hope they do it again.

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!

Trying to catch up…

DSCF7937Mr Marz has done some wonderful pieces his characters are amazing, but I think this is my most favourite…

DSCF7950Although I quite like these two too!

DSCF8342Phlegm finished this wonderful piece at the Millennium Galleries.

DSCF8388This fossil fish appeared quite soon after.

DSCF8308Bob has done a piece with a shout to Clem Alice which is good to see.

DSCF8321Spotted a nice little collaboration between CoLor Art and Xhastexo.

DSCF8365Narke x Alude x Atik colourful wall at Devonshire Green.

DSCF8373Teas x Gzos x Kode x Rack x SEN, part of the magnificent collection at the citys’ newest hotspot.

DSCF8380Ryaks cracking contribution at the bottom end of the spot.

DSCF8362And lastly, not graffiti in the strictest sense but a lovely sight to behold nonetheless, The Snog by artist, singer and local hero Pete Mckee.

I’ve seen a real change in the city over the last few months a lot more people seem to be becoming aware of and appreciating the vibrant streets around them. All good 🙂

Busy Busy Busy

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Despite the lousy weather, the graff scene in Sheffield is buzzing and Mr Booms continues to dominate the city, one wall at a time.

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TCM turned our in force to redecorate the ballcourts; Daso, Dial, Burn, Kory, Kode, Lone and Jaer smashed this wall.

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Mila K and CoLor Art have been busy near the water, the local wildlife don’t seem too impressed, but I love it.

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Mila K has been very busy, he even has his own exhibition.

http://www.facebook.com/events/145767005589726/

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Prone has nearly finished what will be an awesome piece based on Cruella De Ville and the 101 Dalmatians.

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Even Mis Red Art and Kaze  ventured out to paint, first time in a while for both I think, but good to see.

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Rapidly becoming an art form in it’s own right is bad graffiti removal. The ghost of Bloodax lives on!

It’s shaping up nicely to be quite a year for graffiti/street art in this city. Ooo I’m all of a quiver!

Where the Wild Things Are

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What a wonderful start to a day, a sight like this, a fantastic collaboration with Color, Boms and Mila K. Sadly Milas’ character had to keep her clothes on due to being near a childrens play centre, not such a bad idea in this cold weather and I don’t think it detracts from the piece at all.

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Bob and Skint, first time working together, will certainly have made one artists day.

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A Phlegm x CoLor collaboration roughly 2 years apart. The Phlegm piece had lost its’ hands under another piece so CoLor attached some new ones.

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I met Foundry Art in Blackpool last year at the Sand Sea and Spray event where I discovered he was a Sheffield lad who had relocated to Brighton, but was set to make a return to the city. Well it took him a while, but he got here in the end, better late than never I suppose. Foundry had some art work in a small exhibition at KIAC recently, which I unfortunately missed but hopefully we’ll be seeing much more of him now.

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10 has hit the ground running this year with the size and style of his pieces, clearly, size matters!

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Ryak, raising his profile, always good to see.

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Must be something in the water, the theme for 2013 definitely seems to be GO LARGE or go home. Large it is then!