Category Archives: Abroad

Venue Does Banksy

Interesting article in Venue this week about the new Banksy film, which hasn’t been covered on here yet, and to be honest isn’t going to be covered more than this really. Local man moves to big city, makes film, good on him. It’s the rumours of other films on this sort of stuff that are of more interest to blog towers…

Ronnie Jotun and the blog editorial kru speak to Venue, yesterday.

Venue were good enough to ask our thoughts here on the film too, an exclusive no less. Of especial interest to Banksy hunters will be the fact that they’ve republished the interview he did with them in feb 2000 before the Severnshed show. We’ve got an original copy of it here, and it was always going to get scanned and blogged at some point, but now Venue are running it, it would seem off to post it up now. So, will blog that next week for interest. Someone will doubtless type it up verbatim somewhere online soon enough.

Anyway, Venue, definitely worth a look this week.

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3,2,1, You’re Back In The Room…

Well, it’s not Christmas anymore is it now? Sorry to the reading several that it’s got a bit dusty round here of late, the opening of this track is pertinent…

Well, actually, no it’s not. It a choon though innit. The start of this track’s probably more relevant to the blog at the start of this year.

So, the blog’s back. Thanks for all the emails and so forth, all will be being replied to in due course. Glad to know there’s a few readers out there.

Shed load’s gone on since Christmas (missed a Sickboy show in Bristol for god’s sake! I mean, wtf!), and it’s going to take a while to get back up to speed, and fill in the gaps in the archive too. This blog’s here for people in the future as well as people in the now after all.

Planning to make some changes and improvements to it too, if you’ve got any ideas for what you’d like to see then do shout.

First up though, if anyone fancies getting involved in some live painting (with markers) over in Bath soon, then check out this event, which is looking for people right now – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=301309752008&index=1. Only 10 minutes on the train from Bristol after all, and the quality of the eye candy is likely to be high, given it’s Bath an all.

So, hello again. What’s been going on in your world then?

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Happy Christmas!

Lawks, 2 weeks since the last post here. Sorry, swine flu returned to blog towers. Very dull.

Anyway, it’s christmas, so here’s your traditional festive reminder to get the hell off the internet and go and have fun with real people!

Happy christmas one and all…

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Sickboy Logopop Photos

If you’re intrigued by the notion of a three hour long Sickboy show on the 16th December, then here’s some preview photos for you, courtesy of Viktor Vautier.

Don’t forget it’s RSVP only, and space is likely to fill up fast apparently.

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New Xenz Work…

Wouldn’t normally blog this sort of thing, but this press release was a classic. Who knew that Xenz had an almost eidetic ability? Probably as many as those who know what it means. Here’s the rest…

Known as the ‘Monet of graffiti’, Xenz demonstrates an almost eidetic ability, so extraordinary is the cohesion between his mind, memory and spray can. His innovations in the study of aerosol art allow this influential artist to walk up to a wall or canvas and paint an epic landscape from his imagination. Combining futuristic fantasy with strong architectural and soft natural dreamscapes, the graffiti scion uses the spray can to capture fragments of memory and ever-changing subject matter, often drawn from the natural world.

This is nice though, something that hadn’t been shouted about too much before…

“If I can create awareness of the natural world through this urban art form known as graffiti then I’m happy. I donate a percentage of money made from my bird paintings to the RSPB. It’s not all about darkness and anger; sometimes it’s nice to be nice, and besides, graffiti originates from caves as well as subways.”

Anyway, new work out now, though the website’s down so you have to email. Here’s some snaps of stuff that have been sent over though, lovely as ever.

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New Short Sickboy Show

Here’s one that’s not been done before, probably. Sickboy’s got a new show coming up, opening on the 16th December and closing on, well, the same day.

Yep, a three hour show, over in that London, from 6pm til 9pm.

If you can make it, email rsvp@thesickboy.com, but if you can’t, email sales@thesickboy.com to be sent a catalogue at 4pm (or thereabouts) that day.

Here’s the rest of the info…

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New Readerswives Website

The gallery may be closing for the honorary Bristolians, but it’s not the end of the collective by a long way. Indeed, they’ve got a new website just launched. It’s not your average site, there’s tons of hidden links in it, apparently you can even end up back here from one part of it.

Who knows what other links do though, have a play around and see what happens. That’s generally the best approach to life anyway…

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