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.

Still Going!

Seem to have got myself a little behind of late, I blame my crappy internet, (3.5 hours to upload 60 photos!), my garden, it’s a jungle out there, really it is, and also the fact that so much work is so widely documented that there really doesn’t seem to be any need to rush…. so I won’t. 😉 DSCF0844Suek always nice to see work by this talented guy. DSCF0882Meth, the cheeky leg was covered over quickly, glad I got to see it. DSCF1068Coloquix, lady in the lake, well brook actually, had a longer than expected walk to find her, worth the effort though. DSCF1085Foundry, Caught this handsome chap busy on this beautiful tribute piece for sweet Ruby who was only here for eleven days but her memory will live on with her family always. DSCF2152Took me several attempts to get a shot of this due to cars parked in front of it. The piece was completed shortly before Rubys funeral. DSCF1262 StitchAnother lovely tribute for Ruby by Mace, Surge and Mars. DSCF1278 StitchAero x Dose, they don’t get as much coverage as some artists, but are constantly keeping on it. DSCF1288 StitchI’m guessing not local, but my what a wall!DSCF1310 Stitch? x Ask x Dyel, great set of blokes who don’t get out as often as I’d like 😉 DSCF1321 StitchRiseone x I don’t know, but I really like it. DSCF1375Kisk, another fellow who needs to get out more, although I do know he’s often busy with community projects. DSCF1550Slew x Orin, not seen these guys in Sheffield before, they can normally be found lurking further south.DSCF0906Vintage Teas, goodness knows how old it is!DSCF0930Booms, I like to think this is based on me apart from the tattoos, the bald head and the beard 🙂  DSCF1001 StitchBroker, long time no see, perhaps I’m just going to the wrong places…

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!

Trying to catch up…

DSCF7937Mr Marz has done some wonderful pieces his characters are amazing, but I think this is my most favourite…

DSCF7950Although I quite like these two too!

DSCF8342Phlegm finished this wonderful piece at the Millennium Galleries.

DSCF8388This fossil fish appeared quite soon after.

DSCF8308Bob has done a piece with a shout to Clem Alice which is good to see.

DSCF8321Spotted a nice little collaboration between CoLor Art and Xhastexo.

DSCF8365Narke x Alude x Atik colourful wall at Devonshire Green.

DSCF8373Teas x Gzos x Kode x Rack x SEN, part of the magnificent collection at the citys’ newest hotspot.

DSCF8380Ryaks cracking contribution at the bottom end of the spot.

DSCF8362And lastly, not graffiti in the strictest sense but a lovely sight to behold nonetheless, The Snog by artist, singer and local hero Pete Mckee.

I’ve seen a real change in the city over the last few months a lot more people seem to be becoming aware of and appreciating the vibrant streets around them. All good 🙂