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.

Urban Ramblings

DSCF2209 StitchSaki x Teml, lethal combination.DSCF2205Kid Acne has been busy with a new batch of stabby women, now they’ve got legs!DSCF2165Trik9 with a lovely lady.DSCF2160 StitchDese x Ensa, been quite busy recently. DSCF2172May the 4th be with you, Trik9 x STOG x MethDSCF2189Yo Birdskulls…..no idea… DSCF2630Foundry x Pawski, these guys work so well together, marvellous stuff.DSCF2158Kaze x Sore, on one of the fastest changing walls in Sheffield, lasted about a fortnight, which is probably a record.DSCF2142Kid30 x Boaster, glorious,unexpected find, DSCF1714The Lurkers, absolutely love this, they have a blog that’s well worth a read 🙂 http://www.the-lurkers.co.uk/travel-sheffield/#.VV0PCflViko  DSCF1689Tekonta Secta, luscious in lemon.DSCF1598Sour, glamour puss 🙂DSCF1609Begins with a ‘W’, beyond that I’ve no idea, but I think it’s great…..Ahem!… I give up I really do, the W is a C for Casper, although the word is Corpse, just to confuse me, it worked!DSCF1610Cracking piece by Rambo.DSCF1655Seen a couple of these quirky characters about I think they’re sweet.DSCF1588Derp, like this a lot, it’s a dog thing.DSCF1577Brayk, an upstanding member of society….of course he is  😉 DSCF1101Bubba 2000 has placed various wheatpastes around the city, I’ve found 2 so far.DSCF1270Bob, with bit of Snoop dog.DSCF1548A grand piece from Solo.DSCF1634 StitchDeap x Mila K, fantastically colourful.DSCF1639Xhastexos placard  clutching creatures are lurking in all manner of strange places.DSCF2228 StitchSyke x Skint x Old x Bob,probably looked better before the goalposts were painted on but still a cool wall.DSCF2215Beautiful part of the magical window painting at Rare and Racy Book shop on Devonshire Street, by Magda Boreysza I chose this shot as there are plans well under way to demolish this wonderful row of shops that are the heart of the Devonshire Quarter, but there are ongoing campaigns to get the decision overturned. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-162-170-devonshire-street-sheffield?action_object_map=%5B842371122478661%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22indiegogo%3Acontribute%22%5D&fb_action_ids=10155564321015725&fb_action_types=indiegogo%3Acontribute#/story

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.

I’m Still Here, Honest!

DSCF5559 StitchWell, I’ve been trying to work on this blog for almost a fortnight, but due to my internet going all nostalgic for the days of dial up, it’s been a fairly hopeless task! Anyway in other news, saw this lovely octopus by XBN7.DSCF5543Rateones’ monster has had an interesting makeover DSCF3493. DSCF5529Cat v Dog, Mila K and Kosh, my moneys on the cat, she’s got a gun!.DSCF5492I do like Sours pieces, always a treat.DSCF5480Coloquix version of Rapunzel perhaps?DSCF5468Tekonta Secta x Corpse, this awesome collaboration is huge, this photo doesn’t really show it’s scale.DSCF5423CoLor, looks like he’s been on some interesting pills….. 😉 DSCF5406MilaK piece for Run The Jewels.DSCF5359The family Stick  🙂DSCF5192Cantastic Art, getting in touch with his dark side.DSCF5163 StitchZinc x Skint great wall with that pesky little fox getting in on the act.DSCF5136Pawski’s on form, nice view from the sun terrace!DSCF5126 Liking this from Solo.DSCF5173Ogosh, love the Bender!DSCF5193Slightly mental piece by Rambo, Toys ‘r’ Them!

If my internet gets back to this century any time soon, I’ve got loads more to post!

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 🙂

 

Graffiti Central

DSCF4977I am often amazed at the detail and skill that can go into graffiti, whether it be letters or characters, but sometimes it’s the simple things, that work best. I love this cheeky Bob piece, so simple, a quick throw up, but brilliant. I could watch him glaring at passers by all day.

DSCF4969 StitchJaer had some friends over to brighten these boards in the city centre.

DSCF4957 Stitch Mila’s been seeing double, with these gloriously sinister twins and Cantastics’ skills continue to go from strength to strength,

DSCF4951 Rayna has done a few of these around town, this is the best in my opinion.

DSCF4947 It’s a bear with a monobrow, what more can I say….Although I did manage, accidentally, to crash some band making a video at this location today, which made me laugh…

DSCF4944 Awesome character by Imer, letters by Jonas and then a quality Dyson piece as standard.

DSCF4938 Rambo, First Blood, I’m sure John J would be pleased.

DSCF4927C3, Rate One and D7606, interesting combination, like it a lot.

Some lovely things going on in town at the moment, good to see so many arty visitors making the trip too. I do hope the ‘in house’ shenanigans don’t spoil it.