Archive for May, 2010

KATO & SOKER – THE CAP FITS

Posted in events, weapon of choice gallery with tags , , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Kato & Soker
‘The Cap Fits’

Joint show from 2 of Bristol’s oldest standing graffiti legends.

Opening preview. 18th June 6-10pm
Show runs until the 11th July.

Interview with Kato & Soker in issue 4 of WoC mag. pick one up from the gallery or download/view online here

more info coming soon..

Weapon of Choice Gallery
14 St Michael’s Hill
BRISTOL BS2 8DT

Upfest ’10 – The Urban Paint Festival

Posted in lokey on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Upfest’10  – The Urban Paint Festival Releases Full Event Line-up

More than just Europe’s biggest urban and street art festival, Upfest has announced the broad range of events taking part at the two-day festival in Bristol.

As in previous years, the festival will be centred on live painting at the Tobacco Factory on 5th and 6th of June. Over 200 urban artists and illustrators will be painting live over the weekend, with 50 artists having come from around the world to be a part of the event. The artists will be mixing it up with this year’s MashUP theme, with some very special collaborations due to take place.

Upfest’10 will kick off with a preview of the Urban View group show at View Art Gallery (159-161 Hotwell Road, BS8 4RY). The show features work from seven urban and contemporary artists and will run through 17th July.

Saturday, the festival will be in full swing at the Tobacco Factory (North Street, BS3 1TF). From 11am, over 200 urban artists and illustrators will be painting live. Visitors to the free event are also invited to take part in the painting, with a children’s painting area and the Kiss101 Give It a Go painting boards.

The Tobacco Factory will also host a Very Affordable Art Sale and dedicated print room, where original artwork and prints by the artists painting at the festival will be available for sale at bargain prices. There will also be badge making, clothing, and art material stalls around the venue.

Throughout the weekend, DJs, beatboxers, hip hop groups and MCs will take to two stages at the Tobacco Factory (full schedule attached). Along with music, the world renowned Kompany Malakhi will host dance workshops on Saturday.

During the day (11 am to 6 pm) on Saturday, a live illustration event will take place indoors in the Tobacco Factory Theatre Foyer. In the evening (6 pm), six artists will battle it out in a Secret Wars live art competition. The public will vote to decide whether Upfest or Monorex will be named champions of the 90-minute battle at the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar.

The evening will wrap up (10 pm to 4am) with the Upfest’10 Mid-Festival Party at Basement 45 (8 Frogmore St., BS1 5NA), presented in association with Kiss101, featuring The Loose Cannons, Ninebar Sound System, Chris Read (Music of Substance), Dave Cridge (Ninja Tune) and Kiss101 DJs. Tickets available at Bristol Tickets Shop (£4.50) or on the door (£5 before 11, £6 after).

Upfest’10 continues on Sunday at the Tobacco Factory from 10 am with additional live painting, music, and art sales. Upfest has raised over £10,000 for Nacoa (National Association for Children of Alcoholics) since the festival began and as in previous years, Upfest’10 will raise awareness of and fundraise for the charity..

Getting There

The Tobacco Factory is situated in Southville, South Bristol, on the junction between Raleigh Road and North Street. It is approximately a 25 minute walk from the city centre.

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by bus

Take bus number 24 or 25 from north Bristol, Broadmead, the city centre and Redcliffe Hill to Raleigh Road (bus stop opposite the Tobacco Factory)

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by ferry

Take the Bristol Ferry Boat service from Temple Meads station / city centre to SS Great Britain.

Walking from the ferry

Follow Gas Ferry Lane to T-junction, turn right past Spike Island and cross the road and river at the footbridge. Carry straight over to Greenway Bush Lane, turn left onto Upton Road and right into Raleigh Road where you will see the The Tobacco Factory at the top. (Approx 15 minute walk).

Getting to the Tobacco Factory by car

Click here to visit AA Routeplanner. Simply type your starting point in the ‘From’ box and our postcode BS3 1TF in the ‘To’ box. Route planner will generate directions to the Tobacco Factory which you can print out.

From M5 and the West

On Brunel Way (dual carriageway) follow signs for the airport (A38 South West bound). Turn left at lights after Mercedes garage onto Ashton Road. After 500m, take right-hand fork onto North Street. Pass Aldi on left hand side, the Tobacco Factory (red brick building) is next door. Parking is on street or in Aldi supermarket car park.

From M32, city centre or Temple Meads

Follow signs for the airport (A38 South West bound). At the Bedminster Bridge Roundabout take the A370 exit towards M5 South, Coronation Road, with the river on your right hand side. Follow sign to Ashton and continue on Coronation Road for approximately half a mile until you reach Beauley Road (one past Camden Road) – turn left and almost immediately right into Raleigh Road when you will see the Tobacco Factory at the top on the right.

We recommend on street parking. There is also parking in Aldi supermarket car park but please note Aldi has a 2 hour restriction which applies 24hrs a day, every day. Parking is at owners risk – never leave any contents showing!

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Upfest Vs. Monorex

Posted in upfest, upfest '10 with tags , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

The Urban Paint Festival Presents

Secret Wars – The Ultimate Live Art Battle

Upfest v’s Monorex

Six Artists, Two Teams, 90 minutes 196 sq ft of boarding…

Who wins… You decided, be there, be heard!

Saturday the 5th June @ Upfest’10

Featuring

Upfest Artists – Dank, Nik Ill & Snub23
Monorex Artists – Riff, Jeba & Hicks

FB event page here

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Upfest Presents URBAN VIEW

Posted in events, upfest, upfest '10 with tags , , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

Upfest in association with the View Art Gallery

Presents ‘Urban View’

Urban & Contemporary Group Show featuring new work from an awesome collection of artists;

Adam Mclevey
Daniel Doebner (DE)
Faunagraphic
Goin (FR)
Inkie
Jody
Julian Kimmings

4th of June 2010

RSVP essential for opening night – email Sarah@viewartgallery.co.uk

5th & 6th of June 2010
Opening weekend, 10am till 6pm

FB event page here.

UPFEST

Rooftop Burner Fund

Posted in events with tags , on May 26, 2010 by jerforceone

(cut and paste from steal from works newsletter)

So, there are plenty of charity events, plenty of causes worth fighting for, whole countries at war…. But sometimes it’s just about helping your friends, helping those you love. And here we’re taking the opportunity to help one of our best friends.

If you don’t know, here’s the introduction. Rowdy is one of the longest standing players in UK graffiti, supporting the scene and playing his part in what has now turned into a global phenomenon. He has painted with the best of them, in fact is one of the best of them, always sticking true to his vision, rocking his own style, never selling out his ideas. Recently he walked out of his house, which also served as his studio and when he returned a half hour later, everything had been burned to the ground. EVERYTHING! ID, money,  clothes, personal possessions, art, the ability to make art, everything gone!

So, we’re taking this as an opportunity to support someone who has so readily supported us as a scene by auctioning some art to help him get back to a position where he can do what he does best, making art.

It’s a testament to his popularity and reputation that so many artists have donated work to this auction. All work has been personally donated by the artists and the galleries that represent them: Banksy, Paul Insect, Swoon, Sickboy, Hush, Espo, the whole Burning Candy crew and a whole bunch more… So, it’s your chance to buy something beautiful and at the same time help out someone who has helped in his way to make graffiti and street art what it is today.

The Auction

The Auction will be via e-bay at:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/stealfromwork

It will commence Thursday 17th June, and we will stagger the items over the next few days so they don’t all end together.

The first items will end Sunday 27th June. Other than Paypal fees & postage costs EVERY singe penny raised will go to Rowdy.

We will only be accepting bids via e-bay.

The Art

We’ll shortly be posting images of the art received, keep checking back for updates.

A massive thanks to the following artists who have donated work:

Banksy

Case

Cept

Cyclops

Dan

Dscreet

Haka

Gold Peg

Guy Denning

Herakut

Hush

LL Brainwashed

Mighty Monkey

Motorboy

Mr Jago

Paris

Paul Insect

Sepr

Sickboy

SPQR

Static

Stickee

Sweet Toof

Swoon

Tek33

Tom Hine

3Dom

45rpm

More still to be announced

And also huge thanks to the following galleries for donating:

Black Rat Projects

Campbarbossa

Pictures On Walls

Thanks also to everyone who has helped promote and realise this auction, endless love to you all…Lucas & Jono x

BRISTOL BLOCK PARTY

Posted in events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2010 by jerforceone

Bristol Block Party brings you a weekend of Hip Hop, Ska and Reggae sublimely mixed with the finest in NYC style visual treats including graffiti, breakers, skate shows, and big trainers. In collaboration with some of Bristol’s finest musical talents, graffiti artists, breakdance crews, skaters and clothing labels.

Saturday 29th May 8pm-2am

Bristol Block Party begins with the long awaited release of First Degree Burns new 5-track EP – “This Is Skip-Hop”. This EP is a taster of what is to come and showcases the evolution of the band through the past few years. Before setting off on a marathon festival tour this summer FDB will grace the Block Party with what promises to be one of this summers highlights. Lazy Habits also step up to the Block bringing their unique mix of Jazz and Hip Hop guaranteed to keep the crowd bouncing, while Contraband Sessions own Breaks Ensemble drop the old school beats with MCs Troy Da Hybrid and Frilla. Mr Woodnote adds another element to the vibe alongside Lil Rhys on the Mic in addition to The Scribes lyrical excellence and bouncing beats. DJs to take you through the whole night will be Skint, Task, Mr Fantastic and Dub From Atlantis’ very own Stevie and Guy.

Playing live:

First Degree Burns
Lazy Habits
Mr Woodnote
The Scribes
Contraband Sessions

Hosted by B’Tol aka B’Tilla The Cunt!!!

DJs:

Skint
Task
Mr Fantastic
Dub From Atlantis DJs Stevie and Guy
+ more

Sunday 30th May 8pm-2am

Babyhead are back.
After Two years in the Lab reworking the sound. babyhead are hitting their home town with a new horn section for the full live show they’ve built their reputation on. Newly signed to Reggae lable “Rockers Revolt” Bristols bastard sons are dropping the single “JUNGLE LAW” from forthcoming album “HEAVY WEATHER” in a block party style. The boys are showcasing a Rare performance from the legendary BABYDUB Babyhead’s live instrumental dub show. the much heralded savoir of bristol hip hop KNERS will be smashing the dance floor with the tunes that have been rocking the radio this year. huge dj slots from your man from SKA CUBANO/TOP CATS-Its NATTY BO! A treat indeed for a snoop around his record box. Based on the huge love I have for his song “long time” with balckout JA we snaffled a set from mash up maestro himself “Mr BENN & MC SOULS
LIBERATION”. Travelling out of the wilderness of the norfolk wilds personal hero and uk hip hop founding father ANTHROPOLOGIST from DEFTEX will be djing and toasting with everyones favourite killa dilla dj SCOTT FURY. Oh yeah. if thats not enough we got the dub from atlantis boys rocking DUB DAVE’s soundsystem.!!!!!

Babyhead and NEW GENERATION TAKEOVER are hosting a family day from 2 – 7 on sunday.The babyhead youngers show. Gecko, The Bird & The Magicians, Two in a Boat. skate park. bboy workshops. Dutty girl clothing stalls street food. free to under 18s.
To book your place email info@babyhead.co.uk

Playing live:

Babyhead
Baby Dub
K.Ners
Natty Bo

DJs:

Mr Benn
Scott Fury
Anthropologist
Dub From Atlantis DJs Stevie and Guy

Sunday 30th May 2pm-6pm

Babyhead
Dutty Girl
Dub From Atlantis DJs Stevie and Guy
Clothing stalls from: Avalaan, Dutty Shop
Breakers: Squirrels of the Nut Tree

Tickets £10 advance (for each night) available from Bristol Ticket Shop, £12 on the door
Sunday daytime tickets £5 (over 18s) otherwise free

Bag a Green

Posted in lokey with tags , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2010 by jerforceone

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