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.

Summer is Coming!!

DSCF2440Haste, got the bird, think she’s a bit horny! DSCF2444 StitchMace x Surge, Mortal Kombat, Finish Him!! Epic as always.  DSCF2460Jd Arts (Kame), I do love these, brilliant work. DSCF2479Brayk, diverse as always, and quite busy as of late.DSCF2486Dese, been busy at this place, this one’s my favourite though.DSCF2494Rateone, wouldn’t like to spend time in his head!  😉DSCF2605Cres….. This is probably the first time that Cres has featured on this blog , I’m not a great fan of most of his work but this is impressive. What a spot!DSCF2650 StitchOgosh x Alas x Skint x Syke, hopefully not the last collaboration on this wall. DSCF2661Casper maybe?, but particularly liking the BilsDSCF2686Mist1 , old school legend and a bit of a comedian! 🙂DSCF2747 StitchBurn x Kode, brightening car parks in the city, but unfortunately often a pain to photograph because people keep parking cars in front of them…DSCF2761Prone. Saw the man himself in the middle of painting this, he said I’d like it, he was wrong, I think it’s fantastic 😀  DSCF2778Bint and Tekonta Secta walked into a bar……… I’m sure there’s a joke in there somewhere, but anyway, great to see them in one of our more salubrious hostelries.

I’d been thinking things were a bit quiet in Sheffield, but if you have a good look around, it’s as busy as ever, thankfully, don’t want my garden too tidy do I?

7 Day Bus And Tram Special

DSCF8483Another pretty little flower from Dala.DSCF8391That’s a Eug Spider, scarily good and yet disturbing.DSCF8482Rateone,got some weird and wonderful ideas in his head, like it though.

DSCF8472Narke x Nowt, lovely colours in this Acid Junkies piece.DSCF8456 Really liking this by Rambo.DSCF8438Mornin’ beautiful! Why thank you Miso!DSCF8426 StitchTCM wonderful wall, featuring Zero, Trik9, Prone Kode, Mars and Legal.DSCF8413Mist1, Sheffield legend, had someone in Bristol asking me about this chap.DSCF8401Link, had a birthday recently I hear… DSCF8398Sico, with a valentine message for someone special, I think 🙂 DSCF8382Pawski, on top form with this lovely lady.DSCF8362Alex Ekins tribute/show of solidarity to the Charlie Hebdo victims. DSCF8344Olds, not sure if he’s a local or a regular visitor, but I like his work.DSCF8310Stampy Longnose, by one of the youngest artists on the scene at the tender age of 8!DSCF8306 StitchOgosh x Alas deadly combination.

DSCF1819DSCF2068 DSCF0229On a side note, sad to see that the new owners of the pub that was the Bell Jar have painted over all the artwork that was there, their loss (and ours) I suppose, but a pity none the less.

Sharrow Jam 2014

DSCF1828I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to put this post together,but it has. The jam at the ball courts, Sheffields biggest graff event on the calendar, was as always well attended with many of the great and the good from here and further afield turning up to paint.  Byne and Haste were on it, in the same spot as last year, I believe.DSCF1825Iron Man being wonderfully recreated by Mace.DSCF1833Ryak, dressed appropriately for the weather,as were many others, because it was blooming hot!, working on their signature pieces.DSCF1845Si2, Hull Graffiti working his magic again, I’m so glad he likes coming to this city.DSCF1843Kosh painting a pooch.DSCF1854Trik9, having a little dancing interlude.

Only paid a flying visit to the jam on the day, due to having a very hot dog with me! Here’s some finished masterpieces.DSCF1966Si2 Hull Graffiti.DSCF1971 StitchMeth, CoLor, Kode and Lone.DSCF2002Byne and Haste.DSCF2003 StitchMTH, Irek Onger and Suer.DSCF1826Surge.DSCF1834Sone.DSCF1860Haven’t got a decent shot of this complete due to the goals being put back up, don’t know the artists name either.DSCF1994Cantastic Art.DSCF1852This one was spoilt by the goal too.DSCF1855I don’t know the names of these guys, sorry.DSCF2009 StitchTrik9, Prone and Xanone.DSCF1941Pawski and Shoe.DSCF1951Public Offender.DSCF2036Open and Link.DSCF1987 StitchRyak and ?.DSCF2042Core.DSCF1948And finally…

Sadly, as much as this is an annual event, so too is the dogging of some of the pieces as soon as the jam is over, lucky there was some star who came and retouched them all…… warms the cockles of my heart! 🙂

Anti Social Behaviour Is A Trait Of Intelligence…..

DSCF9676Prones’ first burner of the year, with a very appropriate quote from Nikola Tesla,not sure that he was referring to graffiti though.DSCF9690 StitchTCM – Rack One, Lone Kode Trik and Bern, awesome!DSCF9695A touching piece by Robo, a lovely tribute.DSCF9702Suek, I love this, hurts my head, but love it anyway. DSCF9704Temal, anybody know if there is a significance to the me me me?DSCF9709Cantastic Art, like this much.DSCF9723Fox by ABC, new to Sheffield I think, good to see new artists getting out and about.DSCF9732 StitchFoundry, Pawski and Ample Aerosolisz, simply amazing.DSCF9758Mr Kent, seems to know more about my childhood than I would like…DSCF9762Sour, sneaky piece.DSCF9765 StitchEug x CoLor Art, not a new one, just took me a while to get around to seeing it.DSCF9778And this weeks award for painting in awkward places to photograph goes to Bine and Xastexo, fabulous staircase, pictures don’t do it justice.DSCF9791 DSCF9812Oh and this is is Jim, apparently.

Autumnal Activities

DSCF7144Even though the weather has certainly turned autumnal, there’s still a lot going on in the city, I revisited one of my favourite urbex spots to get this Mila K x Skint piece. DSCF7165Stood at the tramstop and spotted this eyecatching little number!DSCF7228I’m sure Skint said he’d never paint the ballcourts again, must be an imposter! 😉DSCF7310 StitchThis is a bit of a cobbled together photo, the pieces by Prone and CoLor were completed a few days before Espre finished his bit. unfortunately somebody felt the need to ruin CoLors piece before I could get a complete finished shot, so this is a composite set of three images taken several days apart. This seems to be happening a lot lately, with several artists being targeted, not big and not clever. As you can see it was a great wall, if only for a short time. DSCF7219I don’t know who did this, Aspirin, may or may not be a clue, whoever did it, I like it, a lot.DSCF7197I’m not sure who did this either, but it’s ace. I now have it on good authority that this piece is by Meth, which I thought it might be, but wasn’t sure.DSCF6914Xhastexo x Bine x Greenz, a lovely combination. DSCF6944H2i member Pawski, flying solo on this one, awesome as per usual, and he just about finished it before it went dark!DSCF7241 StitchH2i, were out in force for this one, Pawski, Mace, Mars, Evo and Seed spent the Remembrance weekend on this truly wonderful production, a very fitting tribute to the fallen.DSCF7171And now for something completely different! Bunny !

Catching up

DSCF6772Some of the pieces shown have already disappeared under the Halloween walls, but they’re very worthy of a viewing here. I don’t know this Gusk, a visitor I think, but I like it.DSCF6779Gzos, holy cow!DSCF6780 StitchMTH had paid a visit, not sure of the individual names, but it’s Boaster on the right. And Dilk on the left.DSCF6780Don’t know who but it’s fresh. It’s by Tals, a lovely lady writer, thanks for the info.DSCF6781Don’t know this one either, but I’m guessing part of MTHDSCF6784 I can read this (!) , but I read it wrong and it’s Irek.DSCF6790CoLor Art and Eug, love the colours in this.DSCF6837Eug busy as always,Teas, a welcome but less frequent visitor, he should get out more.DSCF6885KRS One by Mars,H2i, awesome!DSCF6770D7606s post box featuring Marilyn Monroe, love it.DSCF6829One of Coloquix’ luscious ladies.DSCF6889Nice to see Prone back on it after his extended tour of America with this colourful collab with Lone.DSCF7131 StitchKisk, Risk, Trik9 and Such, with an absolute stunner.DSCF7175Sadhu by Alex Ekins, and me, contemplating the universe, as you do.

I’m almost up to date since my holiday, apart from all the ones I haven’t got to yet!