Bristol part Deux

DSCF7113Apologies in advance for not knowing who most of the artists are in this post. While Bristol is synonymous with Streetart, there is also lots of top quality graffiti, to say the scene is thriving is a bit of an understatement.DSCF7182This tunnel gets a very regular makeover, visited on Thursday, all painted over on Saturday.DSCF7675I do like stickers paste ups and slaps, saw a fair amount of these Loqui the Roman…DSCF7719…and lots of Angryface stickers too, so much so I’m beginning to wonder if he’s relocated.DSCF8190There seems to be little time or interest in having beef here, nothing stays around long enough.DSCF8193One, of many from the Hall of Fame.DSCF8200I’m sure there’s a story behind this…DSCF7939Sled One fantastic wall at the Deaner, gone within a week of me taking this photo I think. DSCF8014Love this little guy!DSCF8115Oky and ?DSCF8119Trust me, I wept, still not fluent in reading letters 😦  P.S. Just been informed it says RAWDSCF8121 3SoakDSCF8156Ziner,one of my (many) favourite pieces from the day.DSCF8166As was this…DSCF7332And this. passed this piece in the morning and due to the traffic, struggled to get a decent shot of it, this will have to do, by the time we came back to it, it had gone!DSCF7461Saw quite a bit of work from this artist Aspire, really like it.DSCF7957Last but by no means least, this gorgeous Raven By Shab, whose help was invaluable in enabling us to find our way around and get to see as much as we did in the time that we had.

Bristol, you were awesome, I do hope I get to visit you again!

 

Sensory Overload!

So, I got the chance to go to Bristol, well, I grabbed it with both hands! There is so much to see it is mind boggling. I took over a 1000 photos, I’m still sorting through them. Apologies in advance for not knowing the names of all the artists.DSCF7226Mr Ricks, part of great wall in the St Pauls area.DSCF7271 StitchDora, awesome piece, not so awesome photo due to the parked cars, my excuse and I’m sticking to it.DSCF7327Flava 36, loved this character, saw him in a few spots. DSCF7351Burning Candy, splendid, why can’t every building be painted like this 🙂DSCF7385Banksy, when in Rome and all that…DSCF7388Cosmo Sarson, fantastic, I defy anyone to not smile when they see this!DSCF7421Stood ages waiting for the sun to go in, to get a decent shot of this, it was worth it though 🙂DSCF74493Dom, thought I recognised this, and then realised I’d seen this artist in action at City of Colours.DSCF7487The Lakota nightclub, featuring the work of Epok, Soker, Cheo, 3Dom, Sepr, Jody and others. DSCF7536Robbie the Robot, a real blast from the past! I found something indicating this might be an artist called Paris, but can’t find any verification, and googling Paris Bristol really doesn’t help…DSCF7593Pixel Pancho, first one I’ve seen in the flesh. DSCF7612Aryz, first one I’ve seen in the flesh.DSCF7637Conor Harrington, first one I’ve seen in the flesh, even if it was at a distance through mesh and a fence.DSCF7651Mariusz Waras, Nick Walker and El Mac, this whole street was just staggering, nearly broke my neck more than once, because I was too busy looking up.DSCF7672Cheo, hiphop Wallace and Gromit, ace!DSCF7733Funky zebra by Trix.     DSCF7765Dale Grimshaw, beautiful.DSCF7808Herakut, my brains melting.DSCF7841Andrew Burns Colwill, wonderful piece featuring the famous Bristol crocodile 😉 DSCF7850Stephen Quick, portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch.DSCF7864 StitchSoker and Cheo, Mysterio vs Spiderman. DSCF7876Dank, thought this piece was amazing, again had to wait for the sun to go in before I could get a decent shot.DSCF7883Whoam Irony, another first for me.

I know a fair few of these pieces have been widely seen online, but I’m putting them on here because I went and stood in front of them and it was great to be able to do that and to appreciate them in a whole new light. The two days were exhausting but totally unforgettable, thank you to the two people who made it all possible, I am forever in your debt. I will be doing another post on Bristol after my next Sheffield blog, showing some of the less well known pieces.

Wakefield Part Trois

DSCF4241Third 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.

DSCF4236CoLor Art  dropped a cool Chopper Harris character.

 

DSCF4374Cantastic, did something a little different to anything I’ve seen him do before, really like the elephants.

 

DSCF4487Spel and Beyond flew over, dropped an awesome piece and even had time to pimp a car!

 

DSCF4494Was really impressed that one of the organisers had been able to persuade Kelzo to come over too, I hadn’t seen him in action before, great to see.

DSCF4511There was much more full wall, as in floor to ceiling coverage than at previous Jams, they look amazing, well done to the guys working off ladders, it can’t have been easy.

 

DSCF4573Alfreshco were on hand to supply paint as needed and there guy Kak did this stunning wall too.

 

DSCF4550UKS came prepared, no balancing on ladders for them.

DSCF4710 StitchaSheffield was once again well represented, Ryak Lone and Kode on the case.

DSCF4720 StitchAdopted yorkshireman Shoe collaborated with Mace, Pawski and Foundry to produce this jaw dropping wall with characters Clay, Aisha and Cougar from the graphic novel and movie, The Losers.

DSCF4726 StitchMars and Evo were there as well, bang on as always.

DSCF4735 StitchThe completed wall from UKS, apologies for the pic, not the best joined image, but their production is fantastic.

DSCF4730 StitchAnother full wall, love it!

DSCF4739Kink Dhfam did the bottom eye and mind boggling piece, and another artist from the northeast did the piece above.

DSCF4741 StitchPryme, Inca, Spymad and Hull Graffiti, absolutely bonkers mental and fabulous!

DSCF4345By far the coolest customer that I met on the day, Ruby. She ran the burger van in between playing ball and refereeing in local disputes, an absolute star.

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.