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Shaftesbury Avenue And The Star And Garter

Couple of quick bits found the other day, no idea how long they’ve been there.

First up, a small stencil like you get round Montpelier and have for a long time. Always funny how certain areas have their own little things going on paint wise.

Anyway, it’s on this old building of Shaftesbury Avenue, an old school?

You don’t need to know your news too well to get what it’s about.

Bit futher along, the Star and Garter Pub looks mighty as ever, the St Pauls Carnival production still holding up well. Hadn’t spotted this Motorboy paste up on one of the doors before though.

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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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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 Show – The Run Up

So, three weeks and a silly amount of photos later, here’s some shots that show some of how the whole RWA show came together. Not even going to attempt to put them in anything other than a gallery, but have put notes on them about what they are. WordPress is freestyling the order it puts them in too, but they’re all dated.

It was a blast watching it all happen, hope the photos are as fun to look at as they were to take.

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The New Originals Show


Interesting show starting this weekend with lots of Bristol names in it, interesting choice of venue too for those who know the Bristol graf history connected with it. Here’s the chat.

1LOVEART.COM London Shows February 2009

Sun 22nd – 25th February 2009 – Westbourne Studios, 242 Acklam Rd, W10 5JJ.

‘The New Originals’ will be bringing new work to London town in February, with a group show and afternoon shin dig and fantastic new work – to warm your cockles on Sunday 22nd February at Westbourne Studios, Notting Hill.

Sunday 22 Feb From 3 – 6 pm
New and original urban art from;

The Art Tart
Felix FLX Braun
Nick Walker
Jim Starr
LL Brainwashed
Michelle Barker
Alison Black
Simon Mills
Richard Heslop
Rachel Bright
3 Megabits
Paul Whitfield

More Artists to be confirmed…

Sat 28th Feb – 22nd March 2009, Upstairs at The Nellie Dean – 89 Dean Street, W1D 3SU

A smaller selection of work from the ‘New Originals’ will be showing at the Nellie Dean.

EDIT: turns out they sent the wrong link for the show over, for those interested it’s actually

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12 Days Of Christmas Show – 2008!

So once again, the Steal from Work guys and a huge army of helpers have pulled off another huge show out of nothing in hardly any time. This post is going live as the doors to the show open, so people not there can see it too, but that said, the show was a couple of hours away from finished when these photos were taken, so whilst most of the organisers were of course relaxing having finished setting it all up in advance, there were still a few final tweaks to be made.

So these photos aren’t necessarily the final final thing, you’ll only see that there, and am not putting names with everything just yet, but this blog isn’t here so people can live life through the web, it’s here to encourage you to get out and see stuff for yourself, so get down there!

Incidentally, rumour has it that a load of free spray paint on card pieces will be being left round the area this evening too by an artist not in the show, so keep an eye out.

When you’re round there, you should also definitely go and check out the PRSC gallery at the Stokes Croft end of Jamaica Street. Photos on the blog tomorrow all being well, but it’s got some top work in it, and it’s all for auction, starting at just 99p.

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Pics From Sepr’s Show At The Croft

Was only on for a day this show, but a pretty good selection of pieces from a whole bunch of different artists had been put together for it. The Croft was actually a really good venue for something like this too, pretty chilled, good music, decent bar and lots of space.

Photography was pretty difficult, especially in the darker back/gig room, but here’s some shots of some of the bits that were there.

3 monkeys style piece from Acer, like it, and surprisingly cheap too.

A print in typical Motorboy style, same as in the ‘Not A Penny’ show if memory serves.

There were a few pieces like this, really liked them, and, of course, forgot to photograph the name. Any reader care to fill in the blank in the comments section?

UPDATE: These are by Silent Hobo, cheers Greg!

Black on gold print by Rowdy, very impressive in the flesh, a bugger to photograph.

Big piece by Body English.

More Dosar, like in the last Guerrilla Galleries show…

…and a treasonous piece by Aero too.

Bid dubby diptych by Haka

This was very different, more Body English, looked great in the darkened room, sort of reminiscent of 3D’s work in a way. Very lovely.

Trademark Sepr work.

More Sepr, a pretty darn huge piece.

Finally, a couple of pieces by Epok, only £75 and they’re yours.

This show was a bit of a dry run in a way, but think they’ve hit on something here, be very good to see them get another one together at The Croft in the not too distant future.


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