Category Archives: Epok

Dean Lane This Weekend

Thanks to Kineta for sending these in, work in Dean Lane as it stood yesterday. Good to see it all going strong, even after the council sandblast one of the walls down there. Click for biggerness if you want.

Pen and Boswell




3Dom, below the big 3Dom…


…with someone else next to it, any ideas?


Here’s the sandblasted wall as it stands at the moment too. There are meant to be boards going up on the fence to replace the ability to paint on the wall, which was done to protect the building apparently. Yet to happen though.


There’s also a new group for Dean Lane graf on Flickr now if you’re on there, with an idea to be updated more regularly than the old one was. Looking good already.


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Painting Down St Werburghs Tunnel

After a day of painting for a show at Upfest, and in some cases not getting to paint at all, a bunch of people headed off down St Werburghs tunnel yesterday to have a proper relaxed paint. Big mix of names in a way, old and new, and annoyingly some of this blog’s photos of the finished pieces have turned out all blurred.

So, here’s most of it for now, with a less blurry update of it all coming later…


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Upfest ’09 – A Day Of Pictures

So, Upfest today then, that odd egalitarian mix of people painting, from people fairly new to basic stenciling to some of the biggest names, certainly in Bristol, over the last 20 years or more.

Was a fun day, tons going on, and there will be photos from it all over the web anyway. In some places the only people not painting were those taking photos of people painting. So, this blog just concentrated on Bristol related people, and in some of the less popular spots a bit too. One of the good things about this year was the number of different places to paint, from the Tobacco Factory itself, to a disused garage nearby, to a pub and some boards put up alongside the new cut, complete with occasional steam train.

Here’s some of what went on (if you click on the picture twice you get biggerness)

Some work’s not finished yet (there was still a load of unpainted board by the river towards the end of the day for one), and some pieces are well worth going back to get finished photos for. Possibly more soon then…

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Matryoshka Army Photos

If you’re in town for Upfest, it’s worth wandering along to see this too given it’s not a million miles away. The Matyroshka Army exhibition at 35 King Street, a load of different artists painting a set of 5 russian dolls as part of the Bristol design festival.

Here’s some photos of the relevant ones to the blog for those as can’t make it.

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June Events Roundup

Really loads of events coming up over the next few days if you fancy it, so here’s a bit of a round up…

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Starting with tonight (Thursday), you’ve got the dutch auction being run by PRSC closing. Sounds like there are stil some pieces available at bargain basement prices, so get down to their Jamaica Street gaff to see what you can pick up.


Tomorrow night, if you’re in Bristol, you could do worse than wander along to check out the Bristol Design Festival, lots of designy stuff going on obviously, but the matryoshka army project is interesting. Lots of those russian dolls that fit into each other, painted by the following folk.

Mr Jago, FLX, Goer, Epok, Sepr, Cheba, Afeks, Hakah, Lobb, Zesk, Sarah Jane, Zier, Dora, Heidi Gough, Tom Albinal, Lokey, Iria, Jedi, Lauren Millington, Nik Ill, Daddison, Millie Gleeson, Cheo, 3Dom, Poer

Possibly by some accounts meant to be opening down at the Old Fire Station on Friday, but their blog seems to say that there might actually be an opening of them down at 35 King Street (near the Old Duke) tonight too. Actually, the blog seems to say the dolls part of the show will be at 35 King Street the whole time. And also at the Old Fire Station. Who knows. Our money’s on this one being at the King Street address. The design festival itself is definitely at the Old Fire Station though.

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If you’re closer to London, also starting on Friday is a really good looking event, End of the Line presents Meeting of Styles. Tons of writers, tons of tunes, all over by Brick Lane in trendy Shoreditch. Here’s the lineup;

Nash, Does, Biser, Wany, Aryz, Heat, Nychos, Bird, Inkie, Probs, Zomby, Tizer, Zadok, Bleach, Bonzai, Insa, Solo, Busk, Twesh, Odisie, Roid, Snug, Skore, Aztek, Ekto, Sune, Xenz, Izer, Are, Stika, Teck, Rabodiga, Vibes, Town, Chrome, Intro, Replete, Cheo, Soker, Casm, Wisher, Jive, Sorn, Noir, Urge, Keen, Pryme, Mac1, Krah, Sick IR, Sares, Cosh, Jasik, Alfa, Relay, Pref, Mau Mau, Shok, Skire, Ebzke, Amuk.

They’re all over the web with info, so check out their blog if you want to know more. Epic.

Incidentally, if you’re in London, Rowdy’s show opened last night, and seems to have been promoted by a pretty cool van touring the city sometime recently.

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Of course though, the big one if you’re in Bristol this weekend is Upfest. Massive lineup from all sorts of styles and backgrounds, should be packed out. They’ve got a really nice website too, so check that out for all the info.

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Looking a bit further ahead, the Friend and Co Gallery are heading south of the river for a bit for a big show down at the Spotted Cow in Bedminster on the 11th of June. The line up for it so far includes;

Acerone, Andy Council, China Mike, Eko, Faris Badwan, French, Inkie, Mr Jago, Mudwig, Paris, Pinky, Richt, Sainty, Sickboy, 45rpm

and there’s more info on their blog.

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Also opening this month is the next Weapon of Choice Gallery group show, with the current show closing this Sunday. The gallery’s looking really good, and the next show looks like another top lineup.

Weapon of Choice Gallery’s 2nd installment of some of Bristol & the UK’s finest.

Saturday 13th June 5-10pm. Free entry
Exhibition runs until the Sunday 5th July 2009

14 St Michael’s Hill Bristol BS2 8DT

Artists include:
Ben Normanton
Dirty 30 (Brighton)
Dylan Shipley
Jonathan Farr
Julian Kimmings
King Audel (france)
Mick Hockney
Si2 (Hull)
Rory Doona
Turroe + special guest?

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They’ve also got a colouring book coming out by Cheo in September it seems, sounds like a perfect bit of early xmas shopping if you know any little people, or little people who’ve since got big.

Last thing for this month so far, there’s strong talk going round of Glostonbury happening again later this month up at the Golden Lion on the Gloucester Road. Last year looked like a large one, sounds like the same’s being lined up again.

Oh yeah, and Banksy‘s got a show coming up too.

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Sunrise Celebration Gets A Paint Job

Fun festival Sunrise Celebration, bit hippyish, but a top vibe with tons of friendly folk. The lineup and programme seem to go out of the window at the start, but amongst the arrangements a bunch of Bristol artists had been talked into the difficult task of painting in the glorious countryside on a sunny weekend with good music and cider.

Three different sets of painting went on over the weekend, well, sort of four, but here’s the first. Sepr, Epok, Tarqs and Silent Hobo painting up by the Chai Wallahs tent.

One of those festivals where it’s all a bit DIY, so first things first, get the boards painted and attached to a fence.

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Baking hot afternoon, Sepr’s up first to mark out a character.

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Bit later on, Sepr, Tarqs and Silent Hobo are making good progress.

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As the shadows begin to draw longer, Epok’s been in and got his piece done too.

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Looked great in the evening sunshine, even if the boards went a bit warpy in the heat.

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Bit closer on the finished thing.

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Next, day 2!

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New Stokes Croft Bits

Still lots going on down Cheltenham Road/Stokes Croft way of late. First up, this new KTF work where the Cyclops had been for a fair while. Done last weekend, so a week old now.


Closer upper.


Just round the corner, these have appeared on the corner of Ashley Road. Haven’t seen any new Sickboy temples appear in Bristol for ages now, good to see them back.


‘Voting yes’…


…and ‘voting no’.


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