Monthly Archives: February 2009

Weapon of Choice Paint ‘Jump Up Bristol’ At Motion

Fun night last night down at Motion for the ‘Jump Up Bristol’ event in aid of Temwa. Ended up being Cheba, Nikill, Lokey and Rory painting, with a french guy new to Bristol turning up at the end to fill in one end of the space. 

Was literally an end of it, as sort of amusingly, the boards for painting had accidentally been put up by the venue in a long thin straight line, rather than side by side as had been intended. Still, best was made of the situation in the end, and ended up as a pretty nice work. Interested to see Lokey’s letters this time especially, as they were similar to style that used to appear in pieces in Bristol back in the day, fun to see it in the flesh again. 

Incidentally, the good folks at Weapon of Choice have just launched their own blog, what with all the different projects they’ve got coming up in the next couple of months. So, check out the new Weapon of Choice blog, and add it to your bookmarks and blogrolls.

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“New ‘Banksy’ hailed after discovery of yellow lines on road”

Blogging a bit light today sadly, but here’s something to entertain in the meantime. As someone once said, ‘it’s funny because it’s true’. 

Have often wondered whether street markings and the like should be featured on here. Freehand spray paint on the street, literally. Back to the old ‘how do you define graf’ thing…

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69 Show At The Wilder Gallery

There’s a new gallery for urban art and so forth opening up down St Pauls way in a couple of weeks time. Called the Wilder Gallery, there’s not much more info around about it at the moment, other than the flyer for the opening show on the 10th March. 

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Looks like a top line up, all the more so for having the top folks at Art-el involved. More info as it emerges!

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Hillgrove Street Wave Pretty Done Now…

The MM13 guys have sent in some more photos of their work down on Hillgrove Street from the weekend, looking pretty done now really, although suspect there might be more to be done yet still. 

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Arty angled shot, gives some idea of scale…

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…but the late night shot does it better in a way. 

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Really like this piece, it’s imposing, impressive and odd all at the same time. They’ve left the panda stencil too, which is a nice touch.

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Anyone See This At The Weekend?

Definitely not graf, but included here because a) Banksy once did something similar at Glastonbury a few years back and b) it’s really odd. 

At the weekend someone managed to smuggle a dummy in a clown costume with shopping bags attached to its hands into the middle of Carboot Circus, tie a load of baloons on a rope around its neck, and let it float up to the glass roof. 

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Really odd. Photos courtesy of the Ivessays’s Blog, and there are a couple of clearer ones here on Flickr

Anyone any ideas?

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Jump Up Bristol

The week’s only just started, but here’s something to look forward to for the weekend, a massive night down at Motion raising money for the good people at TEMWA. Cheba, Nikill, Lokey and Cheo are painting once again under the Weapon of Choice banner for the night, more info here and flyer below…

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Mimi The Clown Visits Bristol

Taken a couple of months ago this one, could be older than that still, and hard to put a name to the road it’s on over by the docks. Over by the SS Great Britain anyway, Gas Ferry Road kind of area.

Interesting one though, as Mimi the Clown is the work of a french guy who travels the world doing street stencils, paste ups and gallery shows, not seen one in Bristol before.

Long shot…

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…and close up.

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Thanks to AJ for the pics, and there’s more on Mimi here.

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