Playgroup Festival wall Timelapse…

Commissions, Festivals, Projects, Walls

Well, I tell ya, I must have been snoozing as I totally missed out on posting this bit of timelapse that POOKA did for Playgroup Festival this year. Again, the Festival was an awesome one, with a fantastic line up and amazing people to boot.

Here is the vid…Enjoy.

The title track is ‘The Entrance’ by Boycom

Prince Fatty versus the Drunken Gambler

Commissions, Community, Projects, Walls

As the summer was drawing to a close and the weather was still fine, I managed to fit in a little mural for Prince Fatty’s new album release – Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler.

Prince Fatty asked me to recreate the album artwork, originally drawn by famous illustrator JAKe, on a big wall in Brighton. The image shows Fatty, Holie Cook and Horseman ready to battle na Kung Fu stylie.

This was another challenging commission, as I am so used to drawing my own artwork, and it took a day just to get the original sketch to how it should look.

I was happy with the end result and more importantly, Fatty was over the moon.

There is a time lapse of the piece being painted on the way.

The album is out now on Mr Bongo.

Now hear dis…

GOBI – AKA the Mongolian barbeque

Commissions, Projects, Walls

This project was from last year and I’m only just getting around to posting the pics.

Gobi is a Mongolian barbeque restaurant in Brighton. I was asked to come in and brighten up the cloakroom.

The designs are not my own work, but the work of a Mongolian artist named G.Batchuluun.

Both pieces are from batik style paintings. The first depicting the goddess of Art ‘Yanjinlkham’ and the second depicting Ghengis Khan. Link to these images here – Mongolian Shop

It was interesting to paint in this style as they have a slightly buddhist art style to them. Something that I felt that I explored a little bit more on my travels in India a couple of months after this.

Playgroup Festival 2012 – The Blind Tiger Wall

Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Doodles, Events, Festivals, Grafik Warfare, Projects, Walls

Festy season is with us once more and one of my favourite festivals in the last 2 years has been Playgroup at Eridge park in Tunbridge Wells.

To celebrate this years festival, I was asked to come and paint the wall at the Blind Tiger Club Brighton. It was a beautiful day and I got more than my fair share of sunburn whilst doing it!

Drawing inspiration from this years theme and a little story on the flyer, I came up with this colourful design. Using some rough sketches and a lot of imagination (or making it up as I go), the whole wall took me a day to paint.

The finished wall can now be seen on the side of the pub.

More shots of the progress and a time lapsed video by Pooka Photography is on the way.

Follow the links in this post for more info on the festival and how to get tickets

Brighton Festival 2012…..The timelapse

Brighton Green Boxes, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Doodles, Events, Festivals, Grafik Warfare, Inspiration, Media Box painting, Projects

So we hit the end of may, and it was bloody sunny. Yay!! Got all of the boxes painted. Now June is here and it’s equally as rainy, so cannae get out to paint boxes again!!

So, just before the end of the festival, I went out on one scorching morning and painted the final box of the festival.  Nice spot, in front of Brighton pier.  The amazing Mr Hopes of  Pooka Photography came along and documented the event and put this rather lovely timelapse together, alongside my favourite remix of Caribou’s SUN –  remixed by FYBE : ONE of Shades of Grey recordings

Thanks to Brighton Festival, Snub23, Brighton Council, Pooka Photography and FYBE : ONE

Brighton Festival Street Campaign

Brighton Green Boxes, Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Festivals, Grafik Warfare, Media Box painting, Projects

Snub23

Along side the Yarn Bomb project. the main project for Brighton Festival was for myself and Snub 23 to brand up some Brighton green boxes in the Brighton Festival styleee.

Got a few done, but the rain has been holding off painting play. Grrr! If it stops then there’ll be more to come in the next few days.

Brighton Festival – Yarn Bombing Project

Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Events, Festivals, Grafik Warfare, Inspiration, Projects

This years Brighton Festival began on Sat 5th May and to help launch the whole shebang I was asked to help deliver a small series of Yarn Bombs.

Yarn Bombing?’ I thought to myself. I was aware of the concept, but I had never knitted anything in my life. And the small amount of time left before the launch of the festival was full of other work to be done and was definitely not the time for me to be learning crochet skills. Luckily I knew just the people to get involved.

My good friend, and fellow artist,  Mazcan had been chatting to me about this street art movement just days before I was asked about the project. She had created some little crochet woolies for some bollards at an event for White Night 2011 in Brighton and had enjoyed it so much that she was now eyeing up lamp posts around town to make their lives a little cosier.

I also know a group of girls who hold a regular ‘Stitch and Bitch’ evening. From this group, a young lady called Tora Huston, who is a whizz with the knitting needles and regularly knits fantastic outfits for festival attire and bizarre toys as gifts for friends. WIN!

Also from this group is a super seamstress extrordinaire by the name of Scarletti. Again, another amazing outfitter who had created such delights as a badger hoodie (MINE!), a sand crab hoodie, Max suit ( where the wild things are), Big Love Yeti fluff and, well, the list goes on and on…

Last and not least, another fabrics whizz and knitter of beards, yes, BEARDS! Charlie Bear or Charlie at Crafternoon. This young lady holds creative workshops and makes costumes for festivals and carnivals and carnival festivals. Never a dull moment at her nipple tassle making workshops, she jumped at the chance to come and do some fabric based art for the breasts, er, I mean streets!

So with knitting needles and sewing machines at the ready, we only had one more task to overcome. How do we get the logo on to fabric.

Cue Monsieur James Alias at Patch-Works.Net. His skill, expertise and embroidery printer completed the look and sealed the deal by creating the Brighton Festival logo in fabric.

With the work now complete, the team took to the streets of Brighton in the dead of night and aided by our 10 foot companion, Scarletti, they were able to reach the tops of the lamp posts. Which was good as we didn’t have a ladder.

The Yarn bombs are now in place and you can see them if you visit New Road in Brighton. They shall be up for the duration of the festival and maybe even longer. Keep an eye out and you may even see more in the near future.

NB: Not all of the lamp posts were ‘Yarn’ Bombed. Some had fabric and applique techniques. No Lamp Posts were harmed in the making of this project.

Grafik Warfare and Brighton Festival

Collaborations, Commissions, Community, Events, Festivals, Media Box painting, Projects, Uncategorized

Today sees the launch of the Brighton Festival street project in conjunction with Grafik Warfare.

You may have seen the wall of AUNG SAN SUU KYI, that we did for last years festival. If not then the post is here

This year we are rolling out a smaller set of images across the city, using the festival branding over the media boxes.

We are also collaborating with a team of Yarn Bombers to add some fabric style Street Art in to the mix.

Keep your eyes peeled around Brighton for the next week or so and you’ll see the work appearing.

Waste Of Space – POP UP shop Preview Launches tonight Thursday 3rd May 6pm -9pm

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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 sinna1.db@gmail.com.