Category Archives: Shade

Barton Hill Youth Club Still Going

As mentioned a couple of times before, the legendary Barton Hill Youth Club is still there, and has recently had people going back to paint again. Not the free space it used to be, painting’s only been on a few of organised weekends, but it’s slowly coming together.

That said, the place is under threat of demolition in the next couple of years at the moment, a decision that people will no doubt come to regret in a few years time if it does happen. So, more painting coming up in the new year probably, but here’s a bit of what’s there now…

Here’s the courts in a wide shot at the moment…

…bit of Cheo…

…Jody (not quite finished)…

…and Shade SOP.

When people first got back there, an old Banksy was found under layers of peeling paint, and here’s another bit that’s still just about there after the trials of time, ‘Art’ by Chaos and Shab, from 20 years or so ago…

…and a bit closer.

This place really shouldn’t be pulled down, there’s so much more could still be done with it, and if this city cares about its history, then there’s some modern archaeology right here.

Will get some more photos soon, thanks to Jody for these pics.


Filed under Bristol, Cheo, Jody, Shab, Shade

Bristol Festival Painting

It’s the Bristol Festival next weekend, promising to be as good as last years, and this time without the doubters. One change from last year though, whilst there’s going to be loads of painted boards up around the site, the council aren’t letting them paint them on site. Tagging on the floor last time apparently, even though none of the taggers were people who were painting the boards, so hard to see how it’s connected really.

Real shame that, there was a great atmosphere down there in the week running up to the festival, everyone hanging out and painting together created something really special. Still though, not to be beaten, the boards are being painted down in the south of the city as people have time. Meant to get down there last weekend but spectacularly failed, so thankfully Jon Davey‘s been down for some snaps…




…and another of his panoramas.

All looking good from the photos, and if this blog were Huggy Bear, word on the street is that there are some other pretty spectacular pieces already done as well. Look forward to seeing them…

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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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Turoe, Jody And Shade Down Dean Lane

Thanks for Jody for sending these in from over the weekend, Turoe, Jody and Shade showing how it’s done down at Dean Lane. Love it.

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Close up on the Jody.



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