1757. Upfest 2018 (51)

Another fabulous new wall for Upfest 2018 – they have done very well this year with opening up these new walls – by Bristol artist 3rdeye. This is an impressive wall but may not have had the foot-fall of other Upfest venues as it was a little off the beaten track.

3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

3rdeye is an artist who cut his teeth on the streets as a graffiti artist in the eighties, but has since developed this further into studio work of paintings and illustrations as well as offering workshops. His rather nice website shows the full range of his work and activities.

3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This wall plays host to a hoard of friendly monsters set on a vibrant orange background. It is a colourful and child-like piece, and all the better for it, and I am particularly drawn to the little monster launching itself off a column which is actually a real feature of the wall of the house.

3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
3rdeye, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018

This piece amply demonstrates that street art does not have to be edgy or threatening to be great and that bright child-like ideas have great appeal. Great piece, great wall.

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1752. Newfoundland Road

I found this by complete accident. I was driving around town and decided to make a quick trip over to the M32 roundabout to see if there was anything new to photograph there, but on the way I passed this building and caught sight of the bright colours in my peripheral vision. Thank heavens for peripheral vision…eh?

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

The piece, on a newly redeveloped site is by Zase and has really made a statement for this otherwise utterly unremarkable building. I often wonder to myself whether great murals add to the value of a property or detract from it. I know my own personal view, but would love to know the view of buyers and sellers of property.

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

I’m not sure what the brief was for this mural, but he has incorporated portraits of ordinary people, perhaps reflecting the diversity of the surrounding area. As always he has incorporated his 3D ZASE, which is something of a hallmark on his murals.

Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018
Zase, Newfoundland Road, Bristol, September 2018

If you can be bothered, it is well worth going onto Google maps and streetview to see what a fantastic improvement has been made to this building by the refurb and the mural togather. This is almost like gentrification but maintaining the spirit of the community, and I am all for it (provided the resulting apartments/offices are truly affordable).

Alex Lucas

A gallery of murals from Bristol illustrator and artist Alex Lucas

All photographs taken by Scooj

Alex Lucas, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Alex Lucas, Upfest, Bristol, July 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, February 2018
Alex Lucas, Charlotte Street, Bristol, November 2017
Alex Lucas, Charlotte Street, Bristol, November 2017
Alex Lucas, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Alex Lucas, Upfest, Bristol, July 2017
Alex Lucas, North Street, Bristol, October 2017
Alex Lucas, North Street, Bristol, October 2017
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, York Road, Bristol, December 2016
Alex Lucas, Picton Mews, Bristol, September 2016
Alex Lucas, Picton Mews, Bristol, September 2016
Alex Lucas, St Andrew's Road, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, St Andrew’s Road, Bristol, March 2016
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Park Row, Bristol, November 2015
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, September 2015
Alex Lucas, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, September 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, April 2016
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2015
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2106
Alex Lucas, Picton Street, Bristol, March 2106

Sepr

A collection of street art from the brilliant Sepr

All photographs taken by Scooj

Sepr, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2018
Sepr, Armada Place, Bristol, August 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
3Dom, Feek and Sepr, Fern Street, Bristol, June 2018
Sepr, Golden Lion, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr, Golden Lion, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes' Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr and 3Dom, Princes’ Place, Bristol, February 2018
Sepr, New Gatton Street, Brisotl, November 2017
Sepr, New Gatton Street, Brisotl, November 2017
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol, December 2017
Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Brunel Way, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2015
Sepr, Stokes Croft, Bristol, August 2015
Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, Wilder Street, Bristol, November 2017
Sepr, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017
Sepr, M32 Spot, Bristol, September 2017
Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, December 2016
Sepr, Cowmead Walk, Bristol, December 2016
FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016
FLX, 3Dom, Epok, Soker, Sepr, Horley Road, Bristol, October 2016
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Richmond Road, Bristol, February 2017
Sepr, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Sepr, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Brunswick Square, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Sepr, Nelson Street, Bristol, October 2015
Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sepr, Old Bread Street, Bristol, June 2016
Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2016
Sepr, Nine Trees Hill, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Nine Trees Hill, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Sepr, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, April 2016
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, April 2016
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, April 2016
Sepr, Dalton Square, Bristol, April 2016
Sepr, Midland Street, Bristol, October 2015
Sepr, Midland Street, Bristol, October 2015
Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Grosvenor Road, Bristol, November 2015
Sepr, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, January 2016
Sepr, Cheltenham Road, Bristol, January 2016
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Jon5, Silent Hobo, Sepr, Deamze and Dotcom, Stokes Croft, Bristol, September 2015
Sepr, North Street, Bristol, July 2015
Sepr, North Street, Bristol, July 2015
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015
Sepr, Dighton Street, Bristol August 2015
Sepr, Albert Park Place, Bristol, August 2015
Sepr, Albert Park Place, Bristol, August 2015
Sepr & Piro, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015
Sepr, Albert Park Place, Bristol, March 2015

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.

1581. Hotwell Road

I first saw this magnificent piece on Silent Hobo’s Instagram feed just after he had started it and I knew straight away that it was an epic mural.  This commission from Bristol food connections (a city-wide, week long food festival) is on the perfect wall on Hotwell Road and rises to three stories.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

It is unusual to see such a large mural in Bristol, especially outside the Upfest or See No Evil areas, so this is something pretty special. Silent Hobo is an artist who captures a mood, especially among youngsters, and translates it into his often highly detailed works.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

I like the extra things he has worked into the piece – a reference to Clifton suspension bridge and some pizza deliveries being made by drones. The whole thing has a real crossover between rural and urban, modern and vintage and quaint and edgy. A master work.

Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018
Silent Hobo, Hotwell Road, Bristol, June 2018

We are lucky in Bristol to have so many talented artists. What Silent Hobo gives us is real soul and relevance. I love this huge piece.

Mr Draws

A collection of street art by Mr Draws

All photographs taken by Scooj

Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, July 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, St Werburghs tunnel, Bristol, June 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, May 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Mr Draws, Ashley Road, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, M32 roundabout, Bristol, March 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, February 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, December 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, September 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, August 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Stokes Croft, Bristol, July 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, May 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, March 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2017
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane, Bristol, November 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Upfest, Bristol, July 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Devon Road, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016
Mr Draws, Dean Lane skate park, Bristol, May 2016