Face 1st, Nightwayss, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

4110. The Carriageworks (41)

I cannot begin to explain how much joy this collaboration, on two of the arches (part of a larger four arch spread) on the front of The Carriageworks, gives me. This once popular spot was fenced off for development in 2018, and I feared that we would never see any street art on these arches again. Two weeks ago, the covers came off the building site and the facade of this building has been retained along with the four arches, and it took the Pirate Wall Art (PWA) crew no time at all to repossess these ‘canvasses’.

Face 1st, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Face 1st, Chill and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

On the left is a three way mash up with Face 1st at the top, Soap on the right and possible new recruit into the crew, Chill. Everything about this is very PWA and how appropriate it is that they should be the first to recolonise this spot. I wonder how long it will be before anti-graffiti paint is applied by some killjoy who understands nothing about the area. We will wait and see, but in the meantime we can enjoy stuff like this.

Face 1st, Nightwayss and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021
Face 1st, Nightwayss and Soap, The Carriageworks, Bristol, December 2021

On the right hand arch is a classic Soap/Face1st mash up piece, the likes of which often made an appearance on this very wall in years gone by. This is a fabulous nod to those great times and maybe, just maybe, we’ll get to enjoy plenty more in the future. I’ll be posting the other two arches soon.

Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Face F1st and Soap, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017

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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 “4110. The Carriageworks (41)”

      1. It sounded like they might be replaced with something else altogether but I’m just happy that they are getting painted now.
        I am also hoping Miller and Kin1 might have a little collab paint there after I helped with the suggestion . . . 😉

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