Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

1627. Devon Road (8)

Set against dramatic skies, that I don’t recall being as dramatic as they look in these pictures, is one of the greatest murals in Bristol to date. This is a masterpiece by the utterly brilliant fine artist Andrew Burns Colwill.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

Taking up an entire wall of an end-of-terrace building the mural depicts a fabulous representation of the diverse cultural heritage of Easton. This is a part of Bristol that has embraced multi-culturalism and celebrates it with an annual feast.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

I am not fully acquainted with all the characters that ABC has depicted here but I am pretty sure that they will be well known characters and figureheads from the Easton community.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

I love the feast, I love the celebration, I love the sky and I love Andrew Burns Colwill. I truly believe he is one of the great story tellers of our city and he tells the stories through his vivid paintings. A true gent and a man I admire greatly – Andrew Burns Colwill is one of the outstanding talents of the city and represents much about its outspoken independence, its unique place in the UK, its tolerence, its rage, its compassion and acceptance.

Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018
Andrew Burns Colwill, Devon Road, Bristol, July 2018

Bristol and ABC hand in  hand.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

5 thoughts on “1627. Devon Road (8)”

  1. Still haven’t done that one yet – still on the to do list. Traipsed a fair few miles today and Saturday. Still a few artists working because of the weather and a few I have to get that still have fences & cherry pickers in the way. Hope to get back Friday for those. Nice new Laic in St W’s today by the way. Noticed a lot of tagging and graffiti of the bad kind dotted about the city today – sadly. Nice Read & Weep collab @ Brunel Bridge but you might already have that.

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    1. I am way behind. Lots of family stuff going on with my in laws, so I have limited free time. Spending a couple of days in Cornwall with my daughter at the moment, so will miss the last of Upfest, which is a pity.

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