Monthly Archives: September 2009

Another Van And A Bit Of Graf

There seem to be more and more vans around these days getting paint jobs. Round Portland Square in St Pauls seems to be a hotspot at the moment especially. This one was lurking a bit further afield the other weekend, nice work too…

van long side

Here’s the other side, harder to get a shot of, what with the pavement an all.

van angle side

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Silent Hobo On Target Electronics

It’s been up for a couple of weeks or so this, Silent Hobo providing a counterpoint to Paris’s work up on Target Electronics at the bottom of Stokes Croft at the moment.

silent hobo tall

A closer view.

silent hobo horiz

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Weapon Of Choice At The Thekla Tonight

After a summer off, Weapon of Choice is moving into a bigger venue for this month’s outing, taking to the water on the Thekla. Here’s the flyer and info, Sepr and Epok on the paint pens whilst it all goes off.

woc at thekla sept 09

Weapon of Choice for the 1st time on board the THEKLA!

Live graffiti from

Hip hop & Dubstep from:

Hosted by

B-Boys, Clothing giveaways!

Top bar hosted by Property of Bristol

Thekla 29th September 2009. 10-3AM

£10 on the door. £9 advance tickets from Weapon of Choice Gallery. 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

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Bristol Student Union Antics

The nights are drawing in, the temperature’s falling, and the streets are starting to get covered in puke once more. Yes, the students are back, god bless’em.

UWE’s had it’s freshers antics pretty much now, but it’s all going off round Bristol Student Union on Queen’s Road this week for their freshers week. So, on Sunday, Upfest joined in with it all and hung three large pieces by Fake, Adam McLevey and SPQR off the side of the union building, along with a banner for themselves. It’s pushing the boundaries of what could even be called street art in a way, let alone graf, but here’s some photos for you.

FAKE, done with a handcut stencil apparently…

FAKE love 1

… Adam McLevey, hand painted it says here…

Adam Mclevey

…and SPQR on the end there


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Shows Abroad…

china mike readers wives spet 09

Literally this time, China Mike’s just had a successful show over at the Reader’s Wives Gallery in Guernsey, photos here, and you can see if there’s anything left here if you want to too.

mr jago milan show

Appropriately enough, Mr Jago’s got a show in forn’ parts at the moment as well, Italy, to be imprecise. The Don Gallery in Milan to be more precise. Lots of photo goodness of it over here.

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Barton Hill Dugout Comes Back To Life

Gutted not to have been able to make it over for this one this weekend, but thanks to the ever able Felix, the legendary Barton Hill Dugout has seen a fresh load of painting going on for the first time in yonks.

Must get photos soon, but as ever Flickr’s going to be quicker on the draw, so to speak. So here’s one from Turroe’s

…one from Cheo’s

…and another old something Cheo spotted up there under old layers of paint.

If anyone’s got any more photo inks, stick them in the comments!


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Get Dring Mobile – More Details

get dring mobile paris logo1

For those who don’t know about it, there’s background on the Get Dring Mobile auction coming up here. But for those who do, more details are now out about what’s going to be going on in a couple of weeks time. Here’s the chat…

The doors will be open from 11am to 9pm on Wednesday for a full days viewing of the works going under the hammer. Thursday will be a busy day with the opportunity for further viewing from 12pm.

There will be live painting by Mr Jago, Inkie, Lokey, Felix, Eelus, Xenz, Paris, Boswell, Vermin, Milk and Dora starting at 4pm and the auction including lots by Guy Denning, Pam Glew, Rowdy, Ian Francis and Nick Walker to name but a few, will commence at 7pm.

The work can be viewed on line at Dreweatts, and at Bidding can be made in person or live online at on the evening, commission bids will be taken with valid credit/debit card details prior to the event. If you wish to make a commission bid and to register for bidding please contact The GDM team on 07789 971273 or e-mail

The event will also include a fine art ‘mystery’ postcard sale featuring work from award winning artists from all over the world, many of which have shown in the BP portrait awards and with some having work in the National Portrait Gallery their work usually thousands. This sale therefore gives people the opportunity to purchase a piece of art that would usually cost a small fortune, for just £50.

We are also running a raffle to win a portrait painted by Vincent Brown, a multi award winning portrait and figurative artist from Bristol. Tickets will be available at the event and are also available now via the GDM blog at For more information about Vincent Brown and to see examples of his amazing work please visit his web-site at

Vince himself will be attending the event and will determine the winner of our very own portrait competition. We hope to see lots of you there, with live painting, music, beer and curry this promises to be a great night.

It does indeed.

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