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.

It’s Alive (and Kicking!)

Hopefully I’ll be back up to date with my blog (don’t hold your breath) just had my internet repaired for the third time, so for the moment it’s back to being rubbish as opposed to none existent. This is some of what’s been going on in Sheffield. DSCF3520Well he’s definitely back, Hungry Horace rides again….Hooray!!  DSCF5109Dala pasting pretty ladies everywhere.DSCF5111Yabba Dabba Doo! Love it, can’t read it though…. although I am informed it’s Deap. (thanks to my secret mine of graff information)DSCF5116Touching tribute wall by Byne for his dad. DSCF5119 StitchDealt x Kosy, homage to Viz. Nice to see Kosy in the city again.DSCF5125 StitchOgosh x Alas much like.  DSCF5140Pfog M4 buzzing colourscheme.  DSCF5219Gums, very fond of his cheeky characters. DSCF5237Quite like this, Toefoo.   DSCF5263Little ray of sunshine, seen a few of these now, always make me smile. DSCF5267 StitchSTOG x Meth A Trik9, a rhapsody in blue, fantastic! DSCF5313 StitchaDouble Rocket01, does it get any better than this?  😀  DSCF5343Brayk Graff, kind of cute , kind of creepy, a bit like me 😉DSCF5344Coloquix’s lady is beginning to write…and so is her cat, lovely.DSCF5355Osim x Jonas, a cracking combination, always good to see.DSCF5406 StitchMace, absolute banger! DSCF5424 StitchJDavies (Kame) 4 pieces to melt your mind. DSCF54464eyes, always consistent but seems a bit more active recently. DSCF5474 StitchNo idea, but I like the colours,some one should give me a job as an art critic…….I’d be absolutely useless! Ha! 😀

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

April Splashes!

DSCF9026Mila K, seems to be keeping busy this year, long may it continue.DSCF9019D7606, Hangin’ on the Telephone with Debbie Harry.DSCF9015Face The Strange x Pop Art Is Dead collaboration,funky.DSCF9007 StitchOgosh x Alas, loving these guys work at the moment.DSCF0021Jahoer, not a name I’m familiar with, like the style though.DSCF0099Phlegm, the arty shot. 😉DSCF0105Rate x Monkey See, nice combination of styles.DSCF0128Mars, going large, for a change 😉DSCF0153Corpse doodlings on the back of one of his pasteups that was starting to remove itself from the wall. DSCF0156Bob, I do like Bob.DSCF0164Pawski, fantastic as always but this one is something really special.DSCF0215Dala, pretty flowers, patterns and decorated ladies are starting to appear quite regularly around the city.DSCF0218Zone,really happy to see this master back on it. DSCF0223 StitchXhastexo x Bine, has been altered since this photo was taken, due to some childish shenanigans, but this is the original in in all its glory.DSCF0234Alex Ekins, peddler Raven, sleeping on the job. DSCF0241 StitchaRackone x Kode’ banging wall, took me ages to get a decent shot because of cars parked in front of it!DSCF0282 StitchEarth x ?, popping up more regularly these days, which can only be a good thing. DSCF0321Dems x Osim(?), spongey floors are not a favourite of mine, but worth the trauma for this..DSCF0352 Stitch (15000x2795)Alan x Teml x Dyson x ? x Riseone x ?, great wall, 6 artists, I bet it was quite a party. DSCF0367Cheeky pair in a nice little spot!          DSCF0369Sheep, having a spliff… DSCF0814It’s been two years since we lost Clem Alice and the pain is still very raw for his friends and family, tributes have appeared marking the anniversary of his death, although the artists that were closest to him, commemorate him on every piece they do.DSCF3634This Clem Alice piece is, I think, where ‘Long Live The Explorer’ first appeared. Sleep well George. x

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.

Got To Catch ’em All, Can’t Catch ’em All!

DSCF0376Rayna, Skint and Rambo, gorgeous wall in a room with not much of a view and a not so delicate odour of pigeon poop.

DSCF0406Teml at the green, wonder how long this one will last, extremely rapid turnover there at the moment.

DSCF0420Tekonta Secta, love these, seem to miss more than I find though..

DSCF0418Riseone and Rek have made a colourful contribution on the new legal wall  in town.

DSCF0417Mila x Narke another cracker!

DSCF0369Sour, really like the cheeky character, I wonder if he has a name?

DSCF0381DSCF0402The Morrigan and the Puffin by CoLor Art. I described the Morrigan as my favouritest CoLor piece to date, and then he did the puffin, just too good!

DSCF0419It’s not often I’m beaten in my attempts to see a piece, but when there aren’t any stairs, I am! There is a way, but I’m in no rush to have any more broken bones, thank you very much. It’s a shame because there are about 4 pieces up there that I’ll never see, can’t catch ’em all I guess…