Thursday doors, The Steam Crane, Stewy squirrel, Bristol

Thursday doors

Door 54

At the far east end of North Street, Bristol, is the colourful Steam Crane pub, which during Upfest plays host to several walls in its beer garden/back yard. There is a little side passage just to the right of the pub which leads you directly into the yard, and the wall on the right is always crammed with great street art.

On entering into the yard, the far left-hand wall is also given over to a large piece for Upfest. Along the back brick wall however, there is no street art, except for this cheeky little red squirrel by Bristol’s Stewy, whose stencils can be found all over the city.

Thursday doors, The Steam Crane, Stewy squirrel, Bristol
Thursday doors, The Steam Crane, Stewy squirrel, Bristol

The door is plain, but the whole scene – the grey timbered facade, white door and squirrel – seem to come together in a pleasing way.

Squirrel by Stewy on a door in the back yard of The Steam Crane
Squirrel by Stewy on a door in the back yard of The Steam Crane

The squirrel is a stencil that Stewy has used many times about the place but it doesn’t matter how many times you see it, it always charms.

Here are some Upfest pieces from the walls of The Steam Crane:

Pakone, the Steam Crane, Bristol, January 2016
Pakone, the Steam Crane, Bristol, January 2016
Lost Souls, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Lost Souls, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Gemma Compton and Copyright, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Gemma Compton and Copyright, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
John Curtis, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
John Curtis, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Id-iom, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
Id-iom, Upfest, Bristol, July2016
Hannah Adamaszek and Saroj, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Hannah Adamaszek and Saroj, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017

by Scooj

Loads more amazing doors at: Thursday Doors – Norm 2.0

 

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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.

13 thoughts on “Thursday doors”

  1. Hi Stephen,
    What a great collection of street art there with Stewy Squirrel looking on taking it all in. John Curtis’s one was probably the most visually striking but that Lost Souls piece had been heading off to Alice in Wonderland territory and I really loved its surreal dreaminess and probably need to look at it for a bit to really absorb its nuances.
    Hope you’ve been having a great week.
    Best wishes,
    Rowena

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      1. Stephen, it’s great to see fine art transition to the street. I did a quick Google search and came across some of his other works at Society 6. I I love his quirky characters.
        Best wishes,
        Rowena

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