Derby Graff Jam : Court In The Act

DSCF1267Had a little trip over to Derby for the first ‘Court in the Act’ event. The above piece, by Tekonta Secta, greeted us on our arrival.DSCF1269Sheffield was well represented, Casino was in attendance.DSCF1282As were Xhastexo and Byne.DSCF1284Plenty of local talent was on display too. DSCF1289Deze, some names were shamelessly stolen from the Derby Graff page on Facebook 😉 https://www.facebook.com/graffitiderby?fref=tsDSCF1293Lisk Bot with one of his wonderful creations.DSCF1294I think this was an old piece, loving the style.DSCF1295An eye-catching piece by Repz.DSCF1324Rise, this was one of favourite pieces on the day.DSCF1336CoLor Art was there too to take on the container challenge, I think he won.DSCF1351Last saw this writers work at Russells Youth Club, great to see him in action again.DSCF1353Rews another local lad I think.DSCF1357Nice piece by Peach, good to see her trying different things.DSCF1359Rate One knocked out this cracking piece, not bad at all for his first paint at a jam.DSCF1349Byne and Xhastexo were asked to paint a car by nearby resident. Local children were very concerned that they had permission to do this, and even though the artists assured them they did, they still felt the need to check with the car owner as well!DSCF1365Gutted that we had to leave before the paper came off.DSCF1300Apologies to Lisk Bot for being one of the many who asked where the robot was……he was hiding all the time! 😉

Really enjoyed this little jam, hope there will be another one soon, and well done to Jay for organising it!

Away Day to the Infirmary of Derelict Rooms

DSCF9441I do like a trip out and this place was too big an opportunity to miss. I won’t bore you with the history (can’t be bothered to research it!) just know, it’s huge, and it’s incredible how much stuff has been left here. I had to go to the roof of one of the buildings to see this piece by Tekonta Secta. I don’t do heights and was in need of medical attention by the time I’d done.DSCF9434Nice piece by Zero.DSCF9442Corpse local to this area has definitely made this place his playground, quite fitting really. DSCF9351Security is not what it was, that owl’s not fooling anybody.DSCF9455 A bit late for that I think.DSCF9383Be afraid, be very afraid. The ghosts of many an urbexer can frequently be seen, wandering the corridors aimlessly, still looking for a way out.DSCF9425Another rooftop, not as high as the first with a glorious Tekonta Secta x Color Art collab.DSCF9360The chapel, with a commemorative piece to the pigeons who gave their all to give areas of this place that distinctive odour of decay.DSCF9367The kitchens and their amazing disappearing appliances. ( On a second trip, most of these had gone.)

DSCF9595Should you ever wake up to this sight, your day is not going well.

DSCF0685Grim reminder of what we come down to in the end. DSCF9578Tools of the trade, I found these shocking on many levels, not least because they were still there and appeared to be in full working order, although on my second visit, they had been effectively disabled.DSCF9600

 

DSCF9504This creation by CoLor Art was done on our first visit….below is the same room on our next.DSCF0712

DSCF0724‘Nuff said.

DSCF0720This Corpse made me jump!DSCF0728Window Corpse.DSCF0740Colourful Corpse, really like this.DSCF0734Peach and CoLor – Opy-totor and Llaphalotl, bonkers. 🙂DSCF0745Tekonta Secta ‘Elipan Species’DSCF0742Yeti, a regular sight around these parts apparently.DSCF0678CoLor Art, making use of the pool with this gorgeous seal.DSCF0688CoLor, Corpse and Peach, an interesting if slightly mental combination.DSCF0722A Horse….in a dark plant room, quite high up on a wall, random.DSCF9594Token arty shot.DSCF0744One of the many many corridors in this colossal place.DSCF0696As we left I spotted this little fellow, don’t know the artist but he’s a really switched on guy! (I’ll get my coat…)DSCF9619Heading for the train station this handsome fellow was lurking in the bushes, Angry Face, awesome end to the day.

Thanks to those who took me around and made sure I got home in one piece, much appreciated 😀