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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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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.


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…


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…


… and good Mr Lokey.

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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.

Here’s the chat…

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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Bristol Festival On Now

Bristol Festival opened up last night down round the Lloyds building on the harbourside. All a bit Bristol Media for the opening night, but today the festival kicks off proper, with all bands an that.

Loads of graf down there again as per last year, lots of different artists from last time, and it’s all looking good. The two runs of board down the ramp aren’t looking quite as connected as they were last year though, thanks to the council not allowing them to be painted on site. Still some great work though.

You should get down there to see all this for yourself, so a couple of crappy night time shots will have to do for now.

bris fest fri 3

bris fest fri 4

Also last night, and sadly only for last night, the 3D virtual Stokes Croft system was on display. Navigate around the croft using a dance mat style floor pad, and check out the work there over time. Sounds like this is just the start of bigger and better things too, which is great.

bris fest fri 2

One of the best bits of this year is the virtual graf wall moving from a small tent and taking over the entire side of the Lloyds building. All done with lights and projectors and so on, but it looks really impressive.

Here’s some of last night’s antics.

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bris fest fri 6

bris fest fri 5

On today and tomorrow and looking great, you really should wander down.

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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.


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


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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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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