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FROM Sale On

Heads up for a pre-xmas sale from sellers of fine graf t shirts FROM, only a few left of some designs apparently, so a bit of a clear out before the new year for those with their fingers on the buzzer.

See FROM from this link. From.

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Friend and Co Christmas Show

Hope you’ve not got too much planned for the 11th of December, as there’s a lot on that night, here and abroad.

One you really shouldn’t miss though is the Friend and Co Christmas show, with another top line up and a good mix of people from Bristol and further afield. Namely, for those with screen readers;

Asbestos, China Mike, Dora, Eelus, Eine, Inkie, Kid Acne, Milk, Miss Bugs, Mr Jago, Mudwig, Nylon, Petro, Richt, Rowdy, Russel Maurice, Will Barras, Xenz and 45RPM.

Put all that lot together with the usual Friend and Co hospitality and fun crowd, and you’ve got something well worth a wander along to.In fact, you could do a crawl from the Beezer show, through Friend and Co and on to Weapon of Choice all on the same evening, with barely a hill encountered.

Alternatively, if you can’t make it on the night, it’s on til Christmas eve, so plenty of time to accidentally wander past it whilst the Mrs is trying to make you go Christmas shopping.

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Things Abroad

This blog’s about Bristol, so is usually quite parochial in its view that abroad is pretty much anything outside of Bristol, although Somerset and places in that direction are certainly allied nations.

But this time, there’s some stuff going on that really is abroad as most people think of it.

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First up, Richt’s landed himself a show in Amsterdam. Nice work if you can get it, and judging from his recent work it should be a nice show too. Here’s the flyer in case you fancy a wander over to it, it’s only a hundred quid on Easyjet, and there’s worse places to be during the winter.

Meanwhile, if you fancy somewhere a bit warmer and more refined, over in at the Bristol-Lisboa Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal, FLX is curating a show if Bristol Street Art, if google’s translation of portugese is to be believed. The show opened back on the 7th November, and runs for ages, through to the 20th February 2010.

There are some photos of the show and the pieces in it over on the gallery website, including Xenz, Will Barras, Mag1c, FLX, Cyclops and Mr Jago.Very nice work from all of them in there, have a dig around.

A bit less abroad, over on Guernsey, it looks like the Centrefold Gallery run by the Readerswives Collective is sadly closing in the new year. The Collective’s carrying on, but since the gallery’s going, there’s an ‘everything must go’ sale down at the gallery on the month’s busiest night for this sort of thing, 11th December.

More details over on the Facebook, it was a nice little gallery, so will be interesting to see what the chaps get up to next!

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Friend And Co Show Photos

So then, as promised yesterday, here’s some photos of what’s in the Friend and Co show in their new gallery, opening as this post goes live. These photos are from yesterday, so you’ll have to get down there to see the pieces in situ, including the Will Barras, along with all the prints too. But here’s a taste if you want to check it out from the comfort of home first.

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Friend And Co – New Gallery Preview

So, after a cracking run of shows, the world’s smallest gallery moves to a bigger location finally, up where Level nightclub used to be on Park Row. Level was huge, but over the last couple of years since it was closed, they’ve completely changed the building to make loads of flats, so the space Friend and Co have isn’t gargantuan to be fair. It’s all having the finishing touches put to it right now, so here’s what you’ll see if you go before tomorrow night.

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But here’s the space they’re using, well before anything was put together. Well, most of it, there’s more space (and the all essential gallery toilet at last) behind this photo too.

friend and co - the space

So, as usual, the full photos of the pieces in there are going to go live on here when doors open at 7pm tomorrow (Friday) night, but it really is going to be special this one. A bunch of top people putting some of their best and latest work into a carefully constructed show. Here’s some slightly cryptic close ups of what’s there.

Eine…

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…Mr Jago…

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…Mudwig…

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…Xenz…

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This show’s got Will Barras in it too, but his work hadn’t arrived yet earlier. Some may guess why.

Incidentally, this show’s also got a shed load of prints in from the people involved. A photo of the Xenz one has hit the web already, but it’s not really of the finished thing. It’s going to be done on a range of different papers and so on, as Xenz tends to do, so this photo’s just a bit of a work in progress on the Screen One racks really.

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There’s a small book put together to go with it too, lots of different images from the people in the show, but not photos of pieces in it. Well worth getting your hands on, here’s a section of a Will Barras image from it.

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So, there y’go. Opening night tomorrow night, do get on down if you can.

If you can’t though, Saturday’s worth going down for too, as ‘Beak’ are holding a live album launch at the gallery. You probably haven’t heard of them, but it’s a new project from Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Matt Williams (Team Brick) and Billy Fuller (Fuzz Against Junk). Should be great given the line up, here’s the flyer.

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Get Dring Mobile – The Photos

Top night down at Paintworks last night for the Get Dring Mobile auction, some great live painting outside, great music and a whole lot of bidding for a great guy. Well, bidding for art to raise money for a great guy, Mike himself of course not being for sale.

It was interesting to see how the bidding went. Some pieces were an absolute steal, other went for far more than you would ever have thought. As a wise man put it last night, ‘a picture’s only worth what someone is willing to pay for it’. Stencil work still seems to be very much in fashion with the buyerati, wonder how much longer that will last.

In total, the auction raised something like £24,500, before you count in the bar receipts, pieces that sold outside of the auction and all sorts. So well on the way to getting Mike’s car sorted then, awesome stuff.

There’s more to come still too, lots of pieces left to be sold on Ebay very soon, including a lovely Will Barras that lots of people were coveting last night, so keep an eye out.

Here’s some photos from it all then, the live painting as it went along, and the works inside the auction as well.

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Friend And Co Shows And News And That

Bit more event news for you, this time from the ever on form Friend and Co Gallery.

Tonight sees the opening of a new show by Russel ‘Gasface’ Maurice, 7:30pm opening, beer and merriment as usual!

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Then next week (Thursday 27th August), there’s another of their shows south of the river at the Spotted Cow in Bedminster. Last one was a cracker, and a really fun venue too, so well worth heading down to for a pint or two. Huge list of names for it too…

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Then, in early October, Bristol’s, and possibly the world’s, smallest art gallery comes to an end! Not that they’re closing, but that they’re off to a larger and more central venue, opening with a group show of Eine, Mr Jago, Mudwig, Will Barras and Xenz.

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Nurse, the screens!

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Get Dring Mobile – The Auction

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You may have heard of this by now, but if not you should do. There’s a charity fundraising drive going on at the moment called ‘Get Dring Mobile’, which is aiming to raise enough money to sort the legendary Mike Dring of Art-el fame out with a a modified vehicle he can drive himself. For those as don’t know, here’s the backstory from the fundraising website;

Michael Dring was 23 years old when he broke his neck in a road traffic accident, resulting in paralysis from the upper chest down – medically he is classified as having a complete Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) resulting in Tetraplegia (level C6).   Between April 2009 and April 2010, friends and family of Michael are attempting to raise money to put towards the purchase of an adapted car which will enable him to drive independently.

Being the kind of bloke he is, this isn’t just about Mike either;

Any additional funds raised over and above the amount needed will be either donated to Salisbury Spinal Unit or go towards a lasting legacy of this project.  Michael has been so inspired by this initiative that currently he is exploring the possibility of setting up an official charity in order to help other people regain any loss of independence due to SCI.  If Michael succeeds in setting up this charity any additional funds will go towards this charity which will assist others to afford hand controls or vehicle adaptations.

So, lots of stuff going on as a fundraiser, but one element of it, natch, is raising funds through grafurbanstreet art. A call was put out for people to donate pieces to a fundraising auction which has had a huge response, so they’re now going to be holding the thing down at Paintworks, viewing of the pieces on the 14th and 15th of October 2009, with the auction starting at 7pm on the 15th. Get down there early on the 15th though, as there’s going to be music and live painting from 4pm, with Inkie and Mr Jago just some of the names confirmed so far.

If you’ve got a piece you’d like to donate to the auction then there’s still plenty of time. The line up’s pretty special already.

Xenz
Mr Jago
SPQR
China Mike
Rourke Vandal
Will Barras
Levi C
James Baker
Angel 41
Dan Kitchener
Ripper 1331
Hero
Grafter
Dell
Ill Joseph
Carrie Reichardt aka The Baroness
Whatson
Nick Walker
Damon Ginandes
K Guy
Eelus
Ben Allen
Mudwig
Dora
Brian Jones
Tom Hine
Eco
Pinky
Guy Mckinley
Andy Council
Ria Hill
Richt
Misteraitch
Milk
Pam Glew
Guy Denning
Replete
Mau Mau
Inkie
Doc
Romanywg
Jody
Dicy
Simon Riley
Tesura
Agent Provocateur
Kay7four
Idiom
CZK
Neverwork
Meexed
Iamcxxx
L.E.T
FAKE
Oliver Winconek
Jef Aersol
Crazy Jake
Ian Francis
Leftery
Rene Gagnon
Dan Baldwin
Cheba
Soker
Acer One
Cartrain
MrTGrowth
Rowdy

There’s loads of other fundraising stuff going on too, and this bit should be a great event for an extremely worthy cause. The only thing to work out now is how to stop Mike bidding on the pieces himself.

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Toasters Collab Show In London

Looks like a pretty special show this one, writers from all over the place collaborating with Toasters to put together a show in trendy Shoreditch. Opens next week (28th May), and runs through to the 13th June 2009. Venue’s at 7-9 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch Church, London E2 8AA.

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Amongst people from all over abroad, there are a fair few Bristol related artists, including Dicy, Paris, Ekoe, Mr Jago and Will Barras.

Only a few very close ups been put out there as previews, here’s a taster.

Mr Jago and Toasters…

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…Will Barras…

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and Paris.

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Lots of people really excited about this one, should be well worth the visit.

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Inkie’s Auction In London

A heads up for those who have the money and may be in the area in a couple of weeks, Inkie’s putting together an auction night in London to raise money for Great Ormond Street Cochlear Implant Unit and CICS.

It’s got the kind of line up that only someone like Inkie can put together, with names like 3D, Inkie, Banksy, Nick Walker and Goldie donating pieces, along with a whole load of other well known names from the graf and ‘urban’ worlds.

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The auction itself is a ticket only affair with a three course dinner and the like, but there’s an after party for it too with people like the Scratch Perverts, Justin Robertson and ‘very very special guests’ playing. All the money from the night and the auction will be going to charity, so if you’re feeling flush, get down there for what should be a pretty special event.

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