Getting to this one a little late annoyingly, but can’t be helped. Was, by all accounts, freezing down there over the weekend when the painting was going on, but everyone seemed to have fun.
So, as mentioned before, to go with the launch of ‘Children of the Can‘, Felix pulled off a bit of a coup and got it arranged to paint the boards outside the current industrial museum redevelopment, boards people had been eying enviously since the Bristol Festival and before.
The piece as a whole is a timeline of Bristol Graf, from some of the first writers to some of the most recent ones, with some people painting (with a spray can at least) for the first time in ages.
Annoyingly, with all the boats now moored up, presumably for the winter, it’s hard to get a good view of the whole thing from across the river.
Still though, starting from the far left as you look at it, it kinda builds up with some random pieces…
…an initial Paris…
…and accompanying Milk.
This is sweet, done by Joe i guess.
Not strictly keeping to the timeline, which should start here, Andy Council. Although the piece hints back to the early days of graf in a way doesn’t it.
Next up Cheba with one of his Brunel characters.
The man behind today’s events, Flx, with some top work.
Inkie couldn’t make it down for the weekend, but should be getting his piece up later in the week.
Back to the old skool, Source.
Next to Kato writing ‘ASK’. What can it mean? You may well ask.
Side by side, Turroe and Shimz, don’t see enough of their work round still.
Closer on Turroe…
…likewise Shimz, really like them both.
First time Jody’s painted with a spray can for 18 years apparently. Damn shame, the man’s a legend (check his work in the Children of the Can book too for more).
Lokey on fine form as ever, with a firm understanding of web marketing to boot!
Teaoh next to…
…Cheo, with Deed in the middle there.
Unfortunate really that the first painting done on these boards a few months back was done right in the middle, as it breaks up the flow of the timeline a bit. Still though, 3rd Eye’s work’s tidy…
…and kinda cool to see a bunch of random kids right in the middle of all this work.
This one raised a smile, Pen and Boswell on typically dark form…
…with a sign right by them titled ‘My Perfect Bristol’. Wonder if the placing was deliberate.
Dicy made it down in the end, also writing ASK, with a reference in there to Poppa Acer too!
Soker and Feek working together again…
…love the names intertwined (though can’t confess to having spotted that initially…)
Feek with the character again, All Suckers Krushed.
Rounding it off, Ponk on the end.
Next along another slot for Paris…
And Milk next door (with a birthday shout to Acer, a whole lot of love going on).
Sepr, Epok and Kaione put together a huge piece, only finished off yesterday. This is the left…
…and this the right.
Rowdy with what looks like some kinda wordsearch, love it.
45RPM representing for the WHAT lot this weekend.
Not entirely sure this was meant to be there, Song on a slot marked out for Seza.
Good to see Magic, Voyder and 3Dom all getting out together at the same time on this one…
…close up on Magic and Voyder…
…with some top work by 3Dom at the other end.
Haker doing his own thing a bit further down.
And finally, rounding it off right at the end, a space put aside for the next next generation…
…including Prankz, keener than mustard.
All told, the length of board is bloody huge, runs right down to that crane at the end there, and this photo wasn’t even taken right from the other end.
So, some bits still to be finished off, and a timeline to be added over the top of it all as well. It should all hopefully be there for a while, and there’s talk of more jams going on there at some point in the future. About bloody time, and all credit to Felix for sorting it out in amongst everything else that must be going on at the moment.
Go and check it all out, and once again, if you haven’t bought the book yet, then do!
(Props to Lokey for the guided tour for this post too!)