Brighton Festival Mural 2016 – For the Love of Dogs

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Here is an overview of the festival wall in progress. This was a great project to work on and the first time that I have ever painted dog portraits. The project was born after the Brighton Festival team wanted something inspired by this year’s guest director’s love of dogs. American artist, Laurie Anderson performed a concert for dogs during the festival and a competition was run by the festival for dog owners to have pictures of their dog painted. The project took ten days and in that time i received lots of great feedback as well as other dog owners trying to talk me in to adding ‘just one more dog’. You can see the completed mural on Kensington Street, Brighton.

Thanks to Ten of Swords and Rosanna for helping with a couple of the dogs and making the end of the mural come together.  Thanks also to Brighton Festival, Healys for providing the wall, Facelift for the elevation and Graff City for their continuing support and swift paint delivery.

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Sinna One – recent works.

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Here is an overview of some of the work I have been doing in the last year. There are also some older sketches in there and some are collaborations. Some are commissioned and some are for fun. Enjoy.

Lost and Found – my solo exhibition at Art Schism, Brighton.

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This weekend sees the opening of my first solo exhibition at the Art Schism gallery in Brighton’s North Laine area. The show is a reflection of the cartoon work that I have created in the past 9 years of being in Brighton.

Lost and Found Sinna Flyer

The show, ‘Lost and Found’, is  so called because during my time in Brighton I have discovered myself, made new friends that have influenced me and my work and have guided me in to being able to do what I love doing the most. Creating.

Aristotl close up

   The show runs from the 7th until the 25th November.

   It has new paintings,  rediscovered images and a selection of prints and postcards.

Bot 1 Rosebot

The show also features a limited run of screen printed tee-shirts available from next week.

There shall be a showcase of the work on, this Friday evening the 14th November from 6pm until 9pm, at the Art Schism Gallery, 87 Gloucester Rd, Brighton, BN1 4AP.

I would like to thank the Darkstar Brewing Co. for their support at this event.

Please RSVP to artschism@gmail.com.

The Prince Albert Mural – Icons.

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Photo by Paul Brown. Copyright on this image belongs to Paul Brown.

Photo by Paul Brown. Copyright on this image belongs to Paul Brown.

For the past month myself and REQ have been painting this huge mural on the side of the Prince Albert pub in Brighton.

This project has been a test for me and a great experience as before I painted this mural, I had never painted portraits in my life! Thanks to Req as he shared his immense knowledge and this took me out of my comfort zone.

The wall consists of 25 portraits of dead music icons. John Peel was put here in place of an the old John Peel mural and this is how the project came about.

john peel original mural

The full list of icons are from top left to right – Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain,

Donna Summer, Syd Barrett, Jim Morrison, Johnny Cash, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix,

Dusty Springfield, Captain Beefheart, Frank Sidebottom, Sandy Denny, Joe Strummer (Strummerville), Bob Marley, John Peel, Mark Bolan, Michael Jackson, John Lennon,

Brian Jones, Marvin Gaye, Phil Lynott, George Harrison, Elvis Presley, James Brown and Freddie Mercury.

 The next phase shall see Keith Moon and Oliver Reed and also Ian Drury added to the bottom right hand side .

The project is now drawing to a close , with just a small amount of wall left to do. ( This is now in addition to the original project, so we are in need of more paint and time!)

Photo taken by Paul Brown. Copyright owned by Paul Brown

Photo taken by Paul Brown. Copyright owned by Paul Brown

You can see more images and progress shots of the wall on the mural Facebook page.

If you are interested in having a wall or some space transformed with a mural then there is no job too big and we can paint anything. For more info or just to give feedback you can fill out the form below. Thanks

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.