Along came a Spider, so happy that Phlegm paid us a visit, love this so much, it was worth the brambles and everything. D7606, ready to use wheatpaste, my favourite shade. C3, these ladies are developing nicely,gorgeous. Eug, got a strange taste in underwear, like the tattoos though. 🙂 Rialto and Earth, getting busy, which is a good thing I think.Brayk Graff ‘The coldest flame in Sheffield’, know the feeling.J Davies Arts, eye popping letters.007, old piece ( the writer sadly died in 2000) uncovered by clearance of vegetation on railtracks, very well preserved.Mila K, looking good, as always, fun to find, as always… This Alex Ekins Raven wheatpaste is definitely one of my favourites. Stunning Lord of the Rings themed wall from Mace, Surge, Gzos and Shadyone Amp.Evo, Pawski and Shoe,very handsome portrait of a fellow in the middle there 😉Coloquix, seeing double and with the reflection almost double double!! Skint and Sico, way too cool for school. Class of 2015 by CoLor, I’m particularly fond of the little details on this. Hungry Horace seemed to disappear altogether, but perhaps not,this doesn’t look new but it’s certainly not as old as his other stuff, the plot thickens….
Due to crappy internet, Christmas and bad weather, not got around to posting this even though I started it at the beginning of December. Luckily it has been a bit quiet recently so hopefully I won’t have missed too much out.Love this quirky little chap by Mikk Murray. Spotted this local legend putting the finishing touches on this.And Britney did it again. Meth producing lots of wonderful work at the moment. Eyepopping colours from Narke.Rateone, gone fishing 😉
Bine and Haste collab, boys gone large!J Davies, more lovely creations.My favourite of a series of Bubba creations on Ecclesall Road.Corpse, creating an ever expanding array of characters.Shoe and Pawski having a cheeky paint. (Do you see what I did there? 😉 )Coloquix to the left of me, Brayk to the right, here I am.Surge, Mars And Mace, having a Star Wars moment, awesome!No idea who, but really like it. Have since been informed that it is Form and Scar, thanks for the info 🙂Sico, in one of my least favourite spots, great piece though.
Assuming the snow melts before the end of the year I hope to be out and about, still got a few bits to catch up on.
Hope everyone has had a very Merry Christmas, thanks for your support over the past year!
I 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.Iron Man being wonderfully recreated by Mace.Ryak, dressed appropriately for the weather,as were many others, because it was blooming hot!, working on their signature pieces.Si2, Hull Graffiti working his magic again, I’m so glad he likes coming to this city.Kosh painting a pooch.Trik9, 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.Si2 Hull Graffiti.Meth, CoLor, Kode and Lone.Byne and Haste.MTH, Irek Onger and Suer.Surge.Sone.Haven’t got a decent shot of this complete due to the goals being put back up, don’t know the artists name either.Cantastic Art.This one was spoilt by the goal too.I don’t know the names of these guys, sorry.Trik9, Prone and Xanone.Pawski and Shoe.Public Offender.Open and Link.Ryak and ?.Core.And 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! 🙂
It’s always great to meet people as passionate about my hobby/ obsession as I am, so imagine how happy I was that one like-minded individual, was not only making the trip over from Australia to the UK (and Europe), but made it as far as Sheffield too! And it was my privilege to show her the sights over the two days she was here. Lady P as some of you may know is a graffaholic and I think it’s fair to say we have a lot in common. We tried to fit in as much as we could, but didn’t make it to all the spots I’d hoped. It was strange to realise how much I no longer notice, just because it’s there. It was good to see each place through another persons’ eyes.
Despite having never been finished the Phlegm piece above is still amazing.
This Mega Production by Kode, Lone, Gzos and Mars was one I’d not seen up close, looks pretty special.Bumped into some of the new crop of artists in the city,was good to put names to pieces, the one above is by Desmond.Lady P caught in action photographing Peachz at work.The latest piece of loveliness from Eugene Booms.Lady P was able to see CoLor Art and Narke creating this fabulous piece, I think she took a few snaps too.I don’t know anything about Anubis, but I really like what he does, this is my favourite so far.Spied a beautiful Coloquix lady.Lady P was quite taken with this wall by H2i.Solo, I hope I got it right this time! Really like it anyway.I’ve not heard of Purpz before, not sure whether he’s local or not, cool piece though.Sico, seems to be all over the place at the moment. 🙂 Rather fond of these little critters by ABC.A horned lady by Casino, love the style of these.Really like this combination of paste up and paint by Dala.Making use of the architectural features, Meth. Another making use of the architecture, can somebody tell me who it is please? I now know it’s Brisk 🙂Robo x Brisk, enjoying watching their styles and skills develop.Dyson consistently good.Paid a visit to the studio where Foundry works with his brother,and found this sexy lady on the wall.Lady P was keen to see as much as she could in her time with us, this piece by Rocket was the next to the last she saw on her trip.
It says a lot for Sheffield that someone like Lady P from so faraway, would be aware of what is going on here and want to come and see it for herself. I think we gave her a pretty grand tour, giving her a proper Yorkshire welcome and introducing her to a traditional English chippy and the questionable delights of dandelion and burdock!
It was a real pleasure to have her here I do hope she enjoyed it as much as I did…….Oh and by the way, she never said g’day once!
So it’s throwing it down, freezing cold, howling gale, time to go hunting for a piece next to a swollen river, obviously. I guess there are worse things to have as your last view on the world than a cat-carrying water siren by Coloquix.Gzos, Pawski and Shoe, another awesome wall to brighten the city centre.Stabby women, the new batch from Kid Acne, particularly liking the unicorn.Not an especially new Xhastexo and Bine collaboration,but a really good one.Espre, first one of the year, one of many I hope.Almost impossible to comprehend that this is a first piece by an artist, but the Inksurgeon, as his name suggests, normally performs wonders on a much smaller scale. It’s not bad for a debut (!), wonder what he’ll do next…I never was a fan of the Muppets, the only characters I ever really liked were Waldorf and Statler, Rateone must have read my mind!Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad, another cracker from Pawski.Skull by Mace, crikey what a scorcher.Skint and Sour collab, apologies for the poor pic, but they will paint in such awkward places!.Gradually disappearing as is the nature of all things graffiti, the first cat/manatee by Phlegm. Although as some pieces go this is probably antique.Some of Sheffields up and coming, mixed with a few that have been around a while, don’t think that slow fellow will go far though…
Can somebody do something to stop all this rain please, I think I’m starting with trenchfoot. Thank you! 🙂
This is what I’ve seen on very recent expeditions. Sour, pushing boundaries with this piece that looks like it’s raised up from the wall.Alex Ekins, little fox, lovely.Kid Acne x Petro, for reasons I don’t understand, a bit of a ‘marmite’ wall.H2i (Pawski, Mace, Mars) and TIO (Gzos, Jaer) came together for this fantastic tribute marking the tragic extinction in the wild of the Black Rhino.Trex, not a regular contributor to city centre walls, more usually seen on the outskirts. I have now been informed that this is a different Trex and the original is not impressed.Cantastic Art has taken to night time manoeuvres recently, must be sponsored by a carrot farmer!Boaster MTH did this sneaky little character on a recent visit to Sheffield, love it!This wonderful owl, something a little different from Mars, awesome.Managed to catch two of the H2i fellows working on this stunner of a wall featuring Chali 2Na, (I confess, I had never heard of him, but the likeness is amazing!) The finished wall by Shoe and Pawski, completed just as it went dark, lucky to get a half decent shot thanks to fading light and dying camera batteries.And finally… another Bunny!
Apologies for the lack of service apparently I’ve used up my free allocation for my blog and have to now pay an annual fee. As I am on holiday at the moment, I’m coming up a little short, but on my return will be found most evenings on the Town Hall steps! 😉 In the meantime please enjoy yet another masterpiece from H2i, Pawski Mace and Shoe, who produce the most wonderful work which gets targeted far too often by numpties, whom I hope get knee capped very soon.
Third and final trip, probably, to Wakefield and the last ‘Revive’ Jam of the year, and what a turnout! Kem Mef paid a visit and did a cracking piece that I managed to not get a single decent shot of.
Apologies to any artist painting that aren’t featured, once again just too much good stuff, not that I’m complaining…
Sadly though I have to report a number of the large pieces had been dogged within days, jealousy makes children of some people it would seem…. but lots of photos were taken on the day by lots of photographers, so the images will remain in all their glory on line at least.
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.
Silen 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.
So 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!
Skema and Apps travelled up early from Walsall to take part in this years Jam, producing a stunning Star Wars themed collaboration. Perhaps it was part of a cunning plan to make sure they got finished sooner and didn’t fry like the rest of us, because it was certainly a scorcher.
So yes all in all a good day out, met lots of people, got burnt to a crisp, saw some wonderful graffiti/art, got a Booms piece of my own and had some fabulous indian food, does it get any better than that? Probably not…
P.S. Apologies to any artist not featured here, there was just too much!