I have done a few bits and bobs with Playgroup now. They are a Brighton based hub of all that is fun and flamboyant. They put on great parties and know a thing or two about great music. I’ve created artwork for both of their festivals in the last year, so when they opened up their pub, The Blind Tiger, in Brighton, I was asked to paint the wall on the side of it. The theme was set for White Night, an event in Brighton to mark the longest night, when the clocks go back. This years theme was Utopia, or in this case Dystopia. I decided to paint one of my favourite things, Robots and set it as the end of humanity by technology. Once the event was over I went and changed the speech bubble to show Sinbot with a flower.
Info for Playgroup and The BlindTiger here.
This is how bad at blogging I am as I wrote this months ago and forgot to post. I suppose it’s relevant now though as for one it’s turned ruddy freezing! So I’m having an ikkle remenisce of the scorching, fuzzy fun times and long hazy days. Also Playgroup are selling off some cheap tickets for next years festival and they are very limited, so get in there – Playgroup Christmas Offer. Definitely a highlight of my summer. See ya there.
Last month I was invited to come and do the decor for Playgroup Festival. This beautiful little festival by the Brighton Club promoters of the same name is now in it’s second year and what an amazing 2nd year it was. I arrived on the Wednesday to paint lots of signage, including the main entrance welcome sign. Armed with Festival logo stencils and my trusty suitcase of paint I preceded to paint all manner of animal themed bits and bobs. And, yes, of course, plenty of Badgers!! Unfortunately, I only managed to get a couple of shots over the weekend as my camera ran out battery and I was having such a good time.
The festival had a great vibe, really friendly and a good size too, making it less of a mission to get around. Acts, such as DJ Format, Quantic and his Combo Barbaro, The Correspondents, Reso, High Rankin and many other audio delights rocked the crowds all weekend.
Proper Good. Cant wait until next year.
For more info go here – PLAYGROUP
Pictures here – Pics
In the past year and a half I have been involved in some of the biggest wall projects that I have ever done. It started in May 2010 with the event The Beautiful and the Canned 2, which was a highlight of 2010’s May Fringe Festival in Brighton and Hove. There were a number of large walls painted around the city by a selection of amazing spray paint and stencil artists. This event was lovingly and meticulously organised by Brighton’s own Guy Harris and Fay Mcdonald at WET PAINT PRODUCTIONS. The wall I was involved with, as seen above, was a collaboration with Brighton’s no.1 female spray artist, MISHFIT, London’s awesome character artist , INKFETISH, mural cartoonist, KEV MUNDAY and Leamington Spa’s super tech stencilist, DBO. With a special guest appearance by Holland’s (or Nolland) crazy graff cartoonist, NOL getting as high as he always gets ( he is a very tall guy!). This was assisted by Independent Scaffolding of Brighton
In August 2010, I single handedly painted the largest mural I had ever painted. The wall ( as seen above ) took a week to complete, up a scaffold and I probably went through around 50 tins of spray paint. Powered by the mighty KOBRA brand and once again supported and elevated by INDEPENDENT SCAFFOLDING of Brighton, the wall was commissioned by THE PROPERTY SHOP to promote a new business venture in to home repairs called ALL BUILDING TRADES. The image is the cut away of a house showing lots of building and repairs going on throughout.
This year has seen more large work go up ( see below ) and there are still a few more projects in the pipe line.
You can now purchase prints, zines, doodles and other bits and pieces from my Etsy store – Here. All prices are including postage. More goodies to come soon.
Since April, I have been painting a lot of wall space around Brighton
May was no exception with youth projects, community works and an invitation from the Brighton Festival to produce a large scale mural to honour the Burmese political leader and freedom fighter, Aung San Suu Kyi.
She was this years festival curator and was also made ‘Honorary freewoman of the city’.
The mural was completed by Grafik Warfare members, Dan Kitchener and Snub23, as well as myself. The main image was completed in just a day with the help of a scissor lift and lots of paint! Lettering and logos were created using stencils.
The original design by Harrison and Co.was taken from the brochure of the Brighton Festival and depicts Suu Kyi looking over Brighton.
The finished wall now stands proud on Kensington Street in the North Laines area of the city and was featured in the Guardian a few days after completion.
There was another Sinna and Snub collaboration on a shutter in Circus street to promote the exhibit by Kutlug Ataman. This design was the back cover of the brochure.
Thanks to all involved –
Brighton and Hove City Council
and of course….. The Grafik Warfare
Full wall powered by KOBRA
More info on the Grafik Warfare collective.
Welcome to the new Sinna One site.I hope that visiting my blog will give you an insight in to my artwork.I shall also be keeping you up to date with projects and events. Off we go!!