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…
If you are in Brighton this Thursday and Friday then I shall be selling some pieces at a reasonable price at the New England House Christmas Open Studios. The New England House building has lots of studios, meaning that there are a variety of great Christmas gifts at reasonable prices.
IMBUE has kindly let me use some of his studio space and he is also selling prints and originals.
The studio is on the 5th Floor, turn right out of the lift. We are also next door to the Ceramics studio, where you can get amazing discounts on high quality ceramics by Rowena Gilbert, Ken Eardly and Simon Mathews to name but a few. Not only that but many of the studios ply you with Mince Pies and Mulled Wine!!
The event runs from 12pm – 8pm Thursday the 8th and Friday the 9th Dec. New England House ( Entrance on ) New England Street, Brighton, BN1 4GH.
I’m getting all festive and we kick off the Grafik Advent project on green boxes around the city of Brighton. Keep your eyes peeled for more but to get you started there are already 3 boxes completed by myself , Sinna One and one by mr SNUB23.
Here are a couple of pics. For more info check out my Flickr and my Facebook page.
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.