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Photos from Nikill's solo show at the WoC gallery

Crowd at Nikill solo show

A few photos from the opening night of Nikill’s solo show at the Weapon of Choice gallery, which runs until Sunday 6 December.

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Burning Candy opening night at the Emporium

Rowdy's inflatable croc

Last night (not coincidentally Guy Fawkes night) saw the opening of Burning Candy’s show at apparently their favourite gallery in Bristol, the Emporium. This is no doubt because they have free rein over the whole building, including the roof, which is the perfect place to set off fireworks, hang an inflatable crocodile and drink a few Red Stripe.

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Crazy Fools show at the Library Bar in Islington

Filthy Luker's green tenticles

Crazy Fools is a new online urban art gallery that deals almost exclusively in work by street artists from Bristol. This London show was an opportunity to present originals and prints by the likes of Banksy, Nick Walker, 3Dom, Levi C, Inkie and Ghostboy that form part of their collection.

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Friend & Co gallery opening night on Park Row

Crowd inside Friend & Co gallery

The new Friend & Co gallery opened its doors on the 23 October with a group show featuring work from Eine, Mudwig, Xenz, Mr Jago and Will Barras. And although the weather wasn’t up to the occasion, the turn out was excellent. In fact the gallery was so packed it was almost difficult to properly view the artwork itself, which gives me a good excuse to go back on a quieter day.

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Weapon of Choice magazine launch party

Weapon of Choice magazine issue 1

On the 23 October the Weapon of Choice magazine was officially launched with a small party at their gallery space on St Michael’s Hill. To mark the occasion 3 artists, who’s work was featured in the first issue, Andy Council, Lorenzo and Dylan Shiley, came along to do some live painting.

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Live Painting at Paintworks for Get Dring Mobile

Milk painting at Paintworks

On the 15 October, as part of the GetDringMobile charity event, various artists took part in some live painting in the courtyard of the Paintwork Events Space. The artists involved were Xenz, Inkie, Mr Jago, Paris, Boswell, Vermin, Lokey, Dora, Milk, Felix and Eelus.

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Recent Banksy Graffiti pieces

Banksy Ieak Ikea graffiti

Although you can still find some of Banksy’s old pieces in Bristol today, it certainly isn’t the place to go to see new work by the graffiti artist extraordinaire, especially now that the ‘Bansky versus Bristol Museum’ exhibition has finished. No, it seems that Banksy has discovered new pastures in which to display his charactistic stencils, pastures called London, New York and even Mali believe it or not.

Here’s a run down of his recent work, starting with the above ‘Ikea Punk’ photo taken in Croydon by Romanywg.

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Weapons of Choice live Graffiti at the Thekla

Weapons of choice at the Thekla

Weapons of Choice are taking over the Thekla on the 29 September for an evening of live graffiti and music. Events kick off at 10pm and run until 3am.

Live graffiti:
Epok & Sepr

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Great Birds of the British Isles

Great birds of the british isles

‘Great Birds of the British Isles’ is a new show opening at the Emporium in Stokes Croft on Saturday 26 September and running until the 8 October. It will feature work by a collective of female artists comprised of Milk, K148, Dora and Amour. A preview will be held on the 25 September at 6pm.

More details on the Emporium website

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Emporium Disguised as an Estate Agent

Emporium estate agent

The Emporium is a not-for-profit community gallery that was established a year ago in Stokes Croft using a reclaimed building which had previously stood derelict for over 25 years. The space now welcomes exhibitions, meetings, workshops, etc. and is open to all.

Their latest exhibition, which has just finished, consisted of two parts. The first being the ‘People for places’ installation and the second ‘Emporium @ the Emporium’.

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