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Weapon Of Choice At The Thekla

Thanks to Jerforceone for the heads up on this one, Weapon of Choice is moving up in the world and taking over the Thekla for the night on the 29th of September. Live painting from Sepr and Epok, should be a big one, especially since Bristol will be student city once more by then. Here’s the flyer and chat…

woc thekla front

woc thekla back

Weapon of Choice for the 1st time on board the THEKLA!
Live graffiti from
EPOK & SEPR!
Hip hop & Dubstep from:
TASK FORCE!
GEMMY
GUIDO
CENTRAL SPILLZ
BETAMAX
Hosted by
BUGGSY & C-STRIKE-Z
B-Boys, Clothing giveaways!
Top bar hosted by Property of Bristol
Thekla  (East Mud Dock The Grove, Harbourside, BS1 4RB)
29th September 2009. 10-3AM
£10 on the door. £9 advance tickets from Weapon of Choice Gallery. 14 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8DT.

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Battle Of The Boards – The Saga Continues

Remember these boards? Painted by Cheo and 3Dom, then painted out by the council without the owner’s permission, for which the chief exec apologised.

Well, they’ve been pretty much unpainted for a bit, but at the weekend Sepr went back to paint them, starting on Saturday, but not being able to go back and finish them on Sunday due to the rain. Seemingly the only photo of the work as far as it got up to is courtesy of Unity on Flickr (click for bigger).

sepr nearly finished on stokes croft

They looked like that this (Monday) morning too, but by this evening, they’d been blacked out by council workers again. Someone’s already been past and added their own contribution to the debate by the looks of things though.

stokes croft building painted out long shot

Close up on the left…

when will you learn stokes croft

…and the right.

you're just making things worse stokes croft

So, painted out in less than a day then. Let’s not forget that whilst the building may apparently be Grade II listed, the boards on which the painting is actually being done seem very unlikely to be. Leaving the boards painted black when the rest of Stokes Croft is covered in murals just looks ridiculous as well, hardly an improvement to the area.

Sure the PRSC will have some comment on this very soon.

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From Blog To Post

Remember this and this? Well, if you want to see some more shots of the car and a bit of the story behind it, the Evening Post has covered it today.

So far no ‘all graffiti is bad no matter what’ comments either, result!

UPDATE: Congratulations to ‘Sam, Bristol’, who wins a lifetime’s supply of Banksy originals for his commenting skills on the EP site.

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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.

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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.

meeting of styles

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.

rowdy croc van
rowdy van 2

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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.

woc image

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

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14 St Michael’s Hill Bristol BS2 8DT
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Artists include:
3dom
Ben Normanton
Cheo
Dirty 30 (Brighton)
Dylan Shipley
Haka
Inkie
Jody
Jonathan Farr
Julian Kimmings
King Audel (france)
Lokey
Lorenzo
Mick Hockney
Nikill
Shades
Si2 (Hull)
Soker
Rory Doona
Turroe + special guest?

http://weaponofchoicegallery.blogspot.com

http://www.weaponofchoicegallery.co.uk

Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=106357456857&ref=mf

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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St George Skate Park – The Final Photos

Back in April a shout went out round about for people who might want to paint St George’s Skate Park at an organised event, and the organisers did a great job of putting together a bunch of people to paint. Huge space and took a while in the end, but has come out brilliantly by the looks of things.

Tons of pieces, tons of photos, so best done as a gallery, and even better done to go and check it out yourself, especially when the weather’s like this.

Cheers to Lokey for taking the photos, which are named as per sent over, so if anyone’s missed out then do shout!

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