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Stuff in October

Looks like it’s going to be a busy month for art shows. I guess as autumn sets in people naturally focus more on indoor activities. So here’s what there is to look forward to. No doubt something will tickle your fancy.

6th October – “Unwellcome Relatives” Group Therapy Show at The Farmmore info

Group Therapy


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


Brandalism takes over Bristol's billboards, but not a first

consume this

In early July the project Brandalism, a UK-wide subvertising campaign involving 25 artists from 8 countries, made a stop off in Bristol for a spot of billboard reassignment. The artists involved in the Bristol leg were Ron English (US), Eyesaw (UK), Shift Delete (UK), Hannah Adamaszek (UK) and Robert Montgomery (UK).

The campaign, which seeks to confront the ad industry and take back our visual landscapes, visited 5 cities over 5 days and reclaimed 37 billboards. You can see all the artwork produced here:

Hannah Adamaszek billboard bristol

© – by Hannah Adamaszek in Bristol


Practical Photography Magazine on location in Bristol

Practical Photography Magazine’s technique writer Ed Godden heads to Bristol this month where he, not surprisingly, ends up photographing its prevalent street art. This little video actually contains some pretty handy tips.

"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.


Video of Nick Walker from 'See No Evil'

Some footage from the making of Nick Walker’s giant mural piece from ‘See No Evil’.


Weapon of Choice gallery Christmas show

Bristol gallery, Weapon of Choice, have announced the line-up for their Christmas show. Opening preview Friday 2nd December 2011, 6-10pm.

More info: Blog / Site


‘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.


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.


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