1938. Cumberland Basin

So here we are again, different venue, different rabbit, same artist. I have said before that for as long as Nevergiveup paints them and as long as I find them, I will continue to post his bunnies here.

Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018
Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018

This one is on a door which is sited in the concrete wall underneath the Brunel Way bridge. There is a rich vein of rabbit material down here, and it seems that Nevergiveup will spray in places that others haven’t yet tried. Adventure.

Advertisements

1917. Cumberland Basin

There has been something of a population explosion of bunnies in Bristol recently…it would seem that Nevergiveup Familia has balls of steel and will spray just about any inanimate object in the city.

Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018
Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018

These are two of his more recent additions from the Cumberland Basin, one on either side of the floating harbour. These two are slightly smaller than his usual door-sized bunnies and are sprayed on utility boxes.

Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018
Nevergiveup, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, December 2018

I am definitely a fan and will post rabbits as I find them, but probably bunch them together as there are just so many.

1851. M32 Spot (31)

The M32 spot is a sprawling area of columns and walls underneath the M32 where skateboarders like to congregate when it is raining. The ramps and obstacles in this ‘unofficial’ skatepark are cobbled together by what I think is called DIY – a group of enthusiasts who create skating opportunities. It is also an area where street artists like to spray, and although turnover can be quite high, there are some pieces that have remained for ages and ages.

NEVERGIVEUP, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018
NEVERGIVEUP, M32 Spot, Bristol, July 2018

This piece, it will come as no surprise to you, is by NEVERGIVEUP or as he calls himself Nevergiveup Familia or NGU. It is one of his ever-multiplying rabbits, that really are hopping out of pretty much every piece of concrete in the city. This particular one is one of my favourites – the colours and his slight plumpness make him most endearing. This is not the last of his bunnies I will be posting here.

1822. The Bearpit (164)

I have left out quite a few rabbits by NEVERGIVEUP, not deliberately but just because there are so many of them everywhere. This is one from back in January in The Bearpit, at a time when artists were still coming down here and creating great art. Council interventions have been driving the good ‘legal’ artists away and now it is only taggers that tend to spray down here.

NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018
NEVERGIVEUP, The Bearpit, Bristol, January 2018

NEVERGIVEUP is very fond of his rabbits and has in fact recently set up a new Instagram account under the name @followmyrabbits in which he posts his work from around Bristol and far beyond. This is a nice gold one that lasted a long while.

1777. M32 roundabout J3 (98)

I am used to seeing NEVERGIVEUP’s urban (and occasionally rural) bunnies and his monsters. Less often seen are his wildstyle writings such as this one which he did together with Soge whose piece is just to the right.

NEVERGIVEUP, M32, Bristol, September 2018
NEVERGIVEUP, M32, Bristol, September 2018

The writing says EBOK, and although I don’t know what it means, I seem to recall it isn’t very savoury. It seems to me that spray painting comes so easily to this artist and that every time I have met him he has been very relaxed and calm. Hugely talented and a lot of fun too, he has just started up an Instagram account called ‘followmyrabbits’ in which he is posting rabbits he has left lying around all over the place…and not just in Bristol.

1670. Dean Lane skate park (152)

It is always a pity when a nice piece gets dogged, especially when it has only been up for a day or two. This particular collaboration between NEVERGIVEUP and Soge was a perfect piece for the curved wall in Dean Lane skate park. It also marked a return of the monster by NGU, something I’ve not seen for a few months.

NEVERGIVEUP and Soge, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018
NEVERGIVEUP and Soge, Dean Lane, Bristol, August 2018

I had seen the Soge writing on Instagram, and it all really looked rather nice, but I guess some inferior talent had to go and goof it up. I’m all for the turnover of work, especially on ‘legal’ walls, but it is boring to see half-baked throw-ups going up over decent work. Still, we all know the (no) rules and just get on with it.

 

1611. The Bearpit (154)

This bunny by NEVERGIVEUP managed to avoid my eagle eyes and got lost in an archive. Sometimes I think this happens when I photograph a lot of pieces by the same artist in one session and have to spread out posting about them…and then they just get locked out, until I do a bit of an archive dive. Am I making any sense at all?

Nevergiveup, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018
Nevergiveup, The Bearpit, Bristol, April 2018

This Rabbit has the tripple treatment, three eyes, three teeth, three belly buttons, three crowns, but oddly four ears. You can look at the ears however as three pairs of ears. It is a nice variation on a theme that shows NGU is capable of mixing things up a bit.