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The Bristol Partnership On Graffiti – You Couldn’t Make It Up!

Thanks to the keen eyed Ben who just sent in this comedy Private Eye moment.

The Bristol Partnership is an august body of the great and good from this city’s public sector, working in partnership to energise key goals in a proactive strategy moving forward into blue sky envelopes kinda thing. They seem to do shiny web stuff though, and produce pretty reports as well, which is a welcome change from the stuff the council normally does.

They’ve done one about ‘The Bristol 20:20 Plan – Bristol’s Sustainable City Strategy‘, which amongst other things bigs up some of the good creative and cultural things that have come out of ¬†and go on around Bristol. Banksy’s in there, obviously, and they’ve got a photo of some people painting in Stokes Croft too. Here it is.

Notice anything odd about it? It’s Cheo and 3Dom painting the piece that the council then promptly painted over in black paint, for which the council then had to apologise, in what became known as the ‘battle of the boards’. The back story on it’s here, here and here.

So, of all of the thousands of photos of this stuff they could have chosen, they chose that one. Comedy genius.

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Back Round Moon Street

Love Moon Street as ever, it’s been the home of lots of work for years and years now, so given it’s been a while, it seemed worth an update of what’s round there at the mo…

Some bits haven’t changed obviously, so not going to blog the lot, but this chap’s always jolly…

…a panda stencil by one of the alleys under fashionable 51 02. Just for those who come across these posts through predictable google searches, it’s not by Banksy.

Round the corner a bit, the wall of the Full Moon’s been filling up steadily for a year or so now. Some bits have been there for yonks obviously, the SPQR spaceman and the Awkward work…

But these BS51 pieces are new-ish…

…nice to see some more freehand ishwork from the chap for a change.

This Fake stencil’s been blogged before, but here’s a close up anyway.

Bit further along, the donkeys everyone photographs.

Yep.

Round the corner up Moon Street, the massive Burning Candy production, as painted during the filming of ‘Tags to Riches’ is still holding up well, looks all the better for some tidy 3Dom work next to it.

A comment on getting up for school?

Not completely new but still looking pretty fresh further up the street…

..nice to see another rendering of that bunny you see about.

This door must have a good few layers of history on it under there, now a nice sky scene…

…no?

Finally, os these were done a short while after the main painting, not sure the Lokey and Haka work on Lakota got put up on here in the end. So here they are for the record…

…Haka…

… and good Mr Lokey.

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Round Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft long ago became a bit of a Dean Lane, pointless keeping on top of with a blog, because it all changes so fast. It’s slowed down a bit recently though, and it’s been a while, so time for a bit of a snapshot as of the last week.

These boards next to the Junction are still getting some good work on them, will be a shame to see them go once the development behind them (where Mary’s shop was) finishes. Would hazard to put a name on them, but after last time, anyone want to confirm?

boards next to junction

Above that, this piece will be passing some people by at the moment, but should look great once the scaffolding’s down. 3Dom and Voyder if memory serves.

3dom hidden long shot

Here’s a bit of a closer one.

3dom hidden close up

The Kai et al Limited Press piece looks pretty much done now. Nice big advert for them on a main road. Shame about the scaffolding still obscuring it, guess it’s a security thing?

kai limited press piece

Further up, these boards have needed redoing for a while, especially now a bit of boards been turned round or replace on them. Someone’s done a quick character on the gap recently though, shouldn’t think it will take long for them to get redone fully.

KTF board with quick character

Interesting in a way, Stokes Croft is doing really well as a result of all the work that’s being ut up around it, yet a lot of it depends on the place being run down and shops covered with boards. If the project carries on working and getting more people and businesses coming back to the area, then it will start destroying its own space for pieces and productions. It risks being a literal victim of its own success.

Incidentally, one other thing that’s gone up round the place recently are police/community safety signs warning people about CCTV, violence, and arrest amongst other things.

Photo: PRSC

Hardly cheery messages for an area that’s trying to improve its reputation as a nice place to visit right now, and according to PRSC they were put up without community consultation. Apparently a local councillor, Jon Rogers, is already on the case, but if you want to see them taken down too, it wouldn’t hurt to email him on jon.rogers AT bristol.gov.uk.

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Round Stokes Croft September 09

There’s always so much going on around Stokes Croft, it’s not worth blogging every thing at every point. There’s been a fair bit more activity in new spots than usual of late though, so seemed timely to pull together a bit of an update. Starting from the top then, heading into town..

Paris back on these boards just down from the Croft. He’d have the full set of them…

paris patch

…if it wasn’t for Milk next door.

milk next to paris

This wall, opposite the ‘mild, mild west’ piece been an obvious candidate for painting for ages now. Was meant to be Inkie painting it at one point, but looks like Kai at this stage, not got details though.

hamilton house painting

Bit of a closer one.

hamilton house painting closer

The Boswell and Vermin work on these boards just next to the massage parlour lasted longer than it seemed it might at the start, but finally went a week or so ago. Nice to see it being kept as a graf based board, there’s been some good work on here.

stokes croft wildstyle

The 3Dom and Voyder head, having been dogged, got painted over pretty quickly. This is it round the start of the month…

zase partial

…and this is it now, with the other Paris piece next door.

paris and zase

Bit closer.

zase

Further down, more Paris on the boards next to Roman Glass.

paris

And the Attic Bar’s had a bit of a makeover, probably so people can tell where it is more easily. Looks like Haka’s been given the gig for it, this was it early on…

haka partial

…which turned into this at the end.

haka faces

Some tidy sign work too.

haka attic bar

So, there we are, Stokes Croft. A great place for street art and graffiti, with crap light for photography in the morning.

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The Weekend’s Harbourside Painting

When Children of the Can came out, the massive length of boards in front of the industrial museum development were finally painted, having sat there unpainted for too long. That was a while back now though, so last weekend they got a fresh coat of paint from more of Bristol’s great and good. All done in conjunction with the museum, who are going to have a bit of a display about it when it finally opens to boot.

Some really nice work done, of all sorts of styles, and the usual ‘queuing to take photos’ thing going on earlier today. Here’s some results…

Thanks to Jer Forceone for the detail on some of the names!

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The Lakota Gets Painted

Lakota was a really big club back in the day, so many huge events there, and billed on a national level with Cream, Turnmills, etc. Despite one or two biggies now and again (the Banksy Museum Show afterparty was there a few months back, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and all), it’s not been what it was for a few years now, and it came close to being pulled down for yet more of the ‘luxury executive flats’ that this city so clearly needs.

Seems that’s still a possibility, but it’s on the backburner now, as there’s a new lease in place for a couple more years. So, given what it used to be, the owners have decided to do the place up, put in brand new toilets, rip out the stage, and get a tidy new paint job to go over the flaking Paris and Eco work that was there (and had lasted 10 years or so to be fair).

So, the weekend saw a massive new work going up on it, Cheo getting his bit done on Friday, then Flx, Soker, Jody, Sepr, Epok and 3Dom coming down Saturday onwards.

It’s still not done now, there’s talk of more people being lined up to come along, and there may be some tidying to do here and there. But here’s a bit of a gallery of the weekend’s painting (and the one bit of graf they’ve left inside the now repainted club, a couple of old Ghostboy stencils).

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More Bits On Picton Lane And Stokes Croft

As anyone with half an eye on Flickr will know, the Lakota got painted at the weekend, more on that very soon.

In the meantime though, here’s a few bits down on the ever unusual Picton Lane.

Pretty, erm, simple stencils.

cow stencils picton lane

And someone’s stuck up some manner of oil painting too…

picture picton lane

…with not much added to it really. No idea.

picture close up picton lane

This cute chap’s got another plant for this year though…

watering gnome picton lane

…dunno if it’s just luck or if someone makes sure weeds grow there anyway.

watering gnome picton lane close

Other bits that may be of interest whilst Lakota photos are still being ploughed through. This piece was dogged on Saturday night, and has probably come to a natural end now, having lasted nearly a year or so.

3dom voyder head dogged

The Krah’s been back chaining work to lamposts too…

the krah on stokes croft

…bit closer.

the krah on stokes croft closer

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