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1loveart Rump Show At Hamilton House

So the 1loveart show opened tonight down at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft. It was billed as being ‘urban art’, so to be honest less was expected than at other shows. But you know what, it’s actually really good.

There is some of the usual antics in there, the same old ideas being rehashed in an entirely similar way, or biting as it might be known in a happily different context. But beyond a small bit of that, there’s a really interesting mix right across the range, from fine arty stuff, right across to tagging and piecing.

It’s one of those things that make you realise just how many people there are doing all sorts in this city. There’s not many of the more usual names in there, but it’s still full of people. Nice to see Jeffrow and Andy Stott with some new work, and Dot Com’s wall is easily one of the stand out parts of the whole thing. The British take on the rail map is funny as too.

It’s all laid out nicely, it’s a nice space they’ve got up there, if the lighting’s a little harsh in places. Hard to say though, it’s just got a feel of a good and well put together show, the sort of thing you’d go back to for another look.

So, it’s the first of the busy Bristol Christmas season for shows, but it’s set a really strong benchmark for them. Do head on down, it’s there for a shortish time before moving down to The Lanes down by Bridewell.

Here’s a bit of a gallery of what’s there. Minus the disturbing statues in the middle of the room, which really are outside of the realm of this blog. You’ll have to see those for yourself.


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More Christmas Shows…

Remember when it was just 12 days of xmas putting on a show for christmas? Things have come a long way in the last couple of years, here’s a couple more shows coming up, in addition to the Inkie and Weapon of Choice shows blogged last week.

First up, the ever reliable Art-El crew along with some fine art bods, doing something a bit further away from the grafstreeturban side of things than usual, but a big line up and an interesting new venue should make this one worth wandering along to this Friday night.

Picton Mews is off Picton Street down towards the Thali/Bells Diner part of it, where this used to be if memory serves.

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Art-el & Tunnadine Fine Art present ‘Advent’

Advent aims to provide a visual seasonal treat and bring an end to the period of expectant waiting, brightening up the festive season with a unique exhibition of new ideas and visual delights.

This show will bring you work from a wave of the galleries newer artists who present an aesthetic of visually challenging work, ranging from classic figurative portraiture to the grimy and still developing genre of the street. Although this show will be far removed from the usual urban/street art crew they are both primarily associated.

Selected from each gallery is a mix of local, international and national artists from as far afield as the USA, Portugal and Swansea!
High Renaissance, Fran, ill joseph, Joshua Barber, Leanne Ellis, Motorboy, Pedro Matos, Ria Hill, Simon Riley and Tom Hine.
The period of expectant waiting and preparation will cease and commence simultaneously at 7 p.m. on Friday 4th December at the newly discovered and delightful ‘2° Degrees Gallery’, a new creative space situated in Montpelier, in the heart of Bristol’s creative quarter.

2 Degrees Gallery, 2 Picton Mews (right off of Picton Street), Montpelier BS6 5PB
Preview will be on Friday 4th December 6.30pm until 10pm.
Then open from the 5th to the 20th December
(Wed to Sun 11am until 7pm)

The day before, this Thursday, there’s a shorter show opening down at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft, from 1LoveArt. On from Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th December, the whole thing then moves down to The Lanes down by Bridewell from the 12th December to the 12th Jaunary. Definitely ‘Urban’ art this one, if that’s your kind of thing, although there are a few writers in there amongst the stencils.

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Filthy Luker Eyes By The M32

Thanks, oddly, to former Councillor Emma Bagley for the inadvertent heads up on this one. She blogged about it a few weeks ago, and it immediately rang a bell. Looks like suspicions were right, the Filthy Luker eyes that were up at the entrance to Arcadia at this year’s Glastonbury…

eyes at glastonbury

(with a much better photo here) …are now up by the St Werburghs Community Centre, overlooking the M32. Great spot for them, no pun intended.

m32 eyes

Closer, with a lame attempt to frame the picture so it looked like a face.

m32 eyes closer

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Back From It…

glasto recession photo

The blog’s been at Glastonbury for the last week or two, sorry no to have left you with content in the meantime. Still though, lots of time for taking photos of what was going on around the site. So, for the rest of this week, various different bits will be getting blogged from what was an awesome festival. Paris, Mudwig, Inkie, Xenz, Ziml, BC, Filthy Luker, a mystery project featuring Epson Von Stylus and friend, and a very old Banksy indeed.

The above photo was down by Yeoman’s Bridge, does the style look familiar to anyone else?

More very soon…


Filed under Abroad, Banksy, BC, Filthy Luker, Inkie, Mudwig, Paris, Xenz, Ziml

RWA Show – The Finished Thing

The show’s preview night is tonight then, and it opens properly tomorrow (Saturday) so the photos can go up. Got to say, unless you absolutely can’t make it down to this, don’t rely on the photos for it, they’re never going to capture the whole thing properly.

Anyway, photos of the finished works in there, again in no particular order, courtesy of WordPress.


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RWA Sort Of Opening Night

The RWA preview night isn’t til Friday (and getting a ticket seems pretty tricky now to be fair). It’s then open to the public from Saturday, but there was a sort of opening night tonight for RWA sponsors, patrons, the ‘great and the good’ and so on. Even the Lord Mayor was there in his chains, which was pretty weird. He seemed to be loving it.

Top night though, a warm up for Friday night in a way, which should be massive. There’s an embargo on photos and images from it being published until Friday, which seems fair enough really, as you really have to see this show to appreciate it, and if images start appearing everywhere then it spoils it for those going really. So, this blog will be sticking to that.

That said, there’s some stuff you can’t miss now from the outside, so here’s a bit of that for you as a warm up.

Rowdy’s spent a while in a quarry painting these huge stones, which are now on display outside.


Here’s the other side of the main set.


And a lone one a little further along.


Those photos were taken round lunchtime, after which this Filthy Luker massive inflatable suddenly appeared on the side of the gallery.


Looks pretty bonkers in the long shot.


And here’s one sneaky peek on the inside, the sign which greets you as you head up the stairs.


Should be blogging the last three weeks worth of photos on Friday then. Can’t wait…


Filed under Bristol, Filthy Luker, Rowdy