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… my first urbex….. . my first hidden Phlegm and Rocket01… my first Fauna… It could even be Phlegms first painting spot, got to be a very early one anyway.
Teas and Booms (I hadn’t got a clue at the time)
Early Clem Alice
Tekonta Secta, yes really. Following 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 🙂 The walls were still quite bare, I would visit regularly just to see if anything new had appeared.
Kid Acne was quite a regular visitor too.
But Phlegm was the busiest I think.
More artists began to visit the site, Perms went large.
The 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…
Dscreet painted one of his signature owls, I was quite giddy about this.
Absolutely loved this, it was ages before I knew who did it, Jay Sharples.
Mr Wolf, used to be all over the place.
Kid Acnes’ woolly mammoth looking at home in the snow.
Colourful collaboration from Mila K and Color Art.
Never knew for sure, but think this was by Misred.
There was an attempt to shut the site off, Color registered his disdain, it was open again in no time.
Prone Mr Wolf Kaze
Foundry and Fauna Graphic
Xhastexo and Coloquix
Kyle Hughes Odgers x Kid Acne
Petro Leeks Bine x Xhastexo Eugene Booms x Tekonta Secta x CoLor x Phes
Eugene booms biggest character piece to date.
Kid Acnes’ touching tribute to Okie Dulo, a local club owner who died suddenly.
? x Miso Ryder
Boaster 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.
Xhastexo to the left with an unusual portrait of the Moors Murderers by CoLor and Nameless Nat.
KRSN , from Paris.
Color, EMA, Skint and Sour.
Coloquix Marcus Method Nymph x Sico
J Davies Arts
? x sico x Skint xSuek
Kresh Teml x Rambo Asap, 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.
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.