I have been working with an arts collective called CompARTment for a couple of years now and their ethos is to use empty or disused spaces for arts and events.
Brighton Fringe is once again upon us and this time compARTment have joined forces with other collectives to continue their mission in finding empty spaces.
The Waste of Space project is a collision of ideas in secret locations through a series of pop-up exhibitions, music, workshops and performances. The aim is for visitors to immerse themselves in a creative trail reviving empty spaces.
The preview of our first pop up opens tonight at 99 Church Rd, Hove. Doors open at 6pm.
Expect to see art from members of all of the collectives and a fresh new gallery space that shall be playing host to many different exhibits, workshops and events over the course of may. Also keep your eyes peeled for our other venues, which shall be updated over May on the Waste of Space site.
I shall be showing some work, and there will also be a GRAFIK WARFARE showcase happening on the 18th, 19th and 20th May. Expect for there to be amazing new artwork from Grafik Warfare members and friends and also some spray painting and street art workshops.
There is also a launch party on Friday the 5th May upstairs at the Albert.
Event Details HERE
Watch this space for more details and also the Waste of Space site. For booking details for spray paint workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
So that’s it. We reach the end of the Grafik Advent project. It’s been fun. It’s been a challenge. there have been great comments and smiles. There have been nasty comments and bad vibes. I’m glad I did it and got others involved. Brighton now has some great art on boxes.
Watch this space for all the pics and more great artwork for the New Year.
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
Last weekend saw the Wonky Paleontology team at the Secret Garden Party. I came along and helped spray the dinosaur and created some dino style Character Cut-Outs as well as helping kids dig up bones out of the sand pit.
The weather was fantastic for the whole weekend, with the majority of the forecast rain bypassing the site. We took the Dino for a walk on the saturday night, roaring our way around the festival and across the front row for Blondie’s performance whilst she sang Heart of Glass and Hanging on the Telephone. We had a massive bop to the gig and then headed to the top of the hill to watch the fireworks, as festie goers serenaded us with the theme to Jurassic Park.
Keep your eyes peeled for more festie appearances from the Wonky Paleontology team. More info will be here – Wonky Paleontology and extra pics too.
A sneak peek at some of the stuff I’ve been up to recently.This giant beast is part of a project that I have become involved in. It is going to be showcased at the Secret Garden Party this year as part of an action camp called “Wonky Paleontology” The sculpture is made of papier mache, cloth and piping and is in pieces. The bones will be buried in to a sand pit and then dug up and put together to make a giant puppet. The project is the brain child of artists at the Crescent Studios in Brighton, Katherine Griffin, Elizabeth Jardine and Carinan Blijdenstein. If you are at SGP or Playgroup festival this year then you may just catch a glimpse of this creature.
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!!