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Bristol Street Art blog | Events


Best Kept Secret, another Bristol event!

Best Kept Secret

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bristol had reached its yearly quota of graffiti/street art events with Upfest in June and See No Evil in August, but apparently not. It seems that Bristol is big enough for yet another event and I guess this is a good thing, it might even give some credence to the “Bristol is the capital of street art” label that’s been knocking around (mostly in the media I must say).


See No Evil 2012, so far…

Nelson Street sign

Prior to the official unveiling of the See No Evil 2012 murals on Saturday, here’s a glimpse of some of the pieces already completed (or at least nearly).

Seize See No Evil

Seize – See No Evil, Bristol


"See No Evil", again

See No Evil logo

Not so long ago it seemed unsure whether there would be another edition of See No Evil. Many, including myself, thought it was perhaps a one off event. To be enjoyed that one time, but never to be repeated. So the announcement of the 2012 edition was met with general enthusiasm, even despite an initial lack of details. Would it be held on Nelson Street again or another part of Bristol? Which artists would be invited?

Details are now known, so no need to speculate, at least for the most part. The whole event will run from Monday 13th August until Sunday 19th August and will be held on Nelson Street, like last year. Artist-wise some names have been announced, namely Remi Rough, Lyken, Nick Walker, Eine and M-City (Poland), but the full list isn’t yet known, however we are promised 30 of the world’s most prolific street artists. So there’s plenty to be excited about.


‘See no Evil’ book launch

See no Evil book launch

Following the resounding success of ‘See no Evil’, the Bristol-based street art event that took place in August 2011, Tangent Books have teamed up with photographer Stephen Morris, to create 64-page, A5 book that captures this unique gathering. It is priced at £7.50 and will be launched at the Weapons of Choice Gallery on the 3rd November.


Who's Lenny? 'See No Evil' documentary

Hurricane Media have put together a very-well-made short documentary about the See No Evil event that took place in Bristol last August.


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.


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.


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.


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


Photos of Garage door Graffiti at Bean Feast

Ames graffiti on garage door

The Bean Feast was a much loved annual event in Montpelier in the 1700s. This year it’s been brought back to life as a community celebration of local heritage, local harvest and local genius.

I went along last weekend (12 September ’09) to see one particular activity which involved a group of local graffiti artists decorating some of the garage doors along St Andrew’s Road.