Invada Record's label boss and Portishead member Geoff Barrow is to curate a days worth of music, film and art at Bristol's legendary Colston Hall venue, which has recently been extended, adding a brand new 30 million pound building onto the existing structure. The 'Invada Invasion' takes place on Saturday 26th September...
As part of the days events there is to be an exhibition entitled 'An Alternative Portrait Of Edward Colston'.
This is my take on the man who, amongst other things, became extremely wealthy, mainly from slavery...
I have to say that I was quite stuck on this one and in the end did this pretty weird looking piece where his wig is made of skulls and cables and his head of speakers.
I popped down to Bristol Festival today with baby Felix and saw that my dino head I had painted for it had been carefully cut out and installed. Is that you in the photo?! Sorry if the pic is not flattering!
We also noticed that there were Andy Council Bristol Fest Tshirts available also. I hope they manage to flog a few!
My Clandestiraptor design featuring loads of pop culture toys of the 80's is now availble from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy's Clandestine Industries. The design is available on a T shirt and Sweater. Both also have a back print that I designed also.
My latest poster for Play It By Ear is a Furby Terminator. The night has a 90's pop theme, so thought Furby would be good for this being a toy of the late 90's. I saw lots of pics while researching Furby of 'Furbinators' where people had taken off the fur to expose it's workings. I thought that these were pretty cool, so thought I would take it one stage further and make the endoskeleton look more like a T800 Terminator.
It’s a year since the Emporium collective opened and began running this reclaimed space. Having sat derelict for over 25 years it is now a not-for-profit community gallery.
To celebrate this and as part of Bristol Co-Mutiny, the instigators are now putting on their own show, alongside guest artists, including: Andy Council, Tim Floyd, Reginald Falcon, Studio Amour, Sam Marsh, Lulu, Wendy Wainwright, Gary Powell, Mike Powell, Lucy Cavendish, Sven Zimviction, Rowdy, Tom Groves and Billy Macrae.
People for Places – the squat estate agency – have also promised a team of super-friendly housing advisors whose installation will display just some of their extensive Bristolian portfolio of empty buildings.
Expect a multi-medium show, with paint, sculpture, video, photography and print.
I did a day of Graffiti workshop work up at the Kingswood Foundation in Bristol with my mate Adam yesterday. It was pretty intense work with lots of different groups of young people. We did talks on what we do and how things are if you choose to have a career in the arts and then worked with them to produce a mural piece.
The piece came out looking pretty good I think considering that we only made very loose plans as to what it was going to look like. We went for a look which was a combination of countryside (like on the frontpage of our Farmyardeez website) and city skyscrapers. It was over several areas which was fun as added different layers. Was a bit fumey in that enclosed space though so was a bit off my head!
I also decided to do a Triceratops head made out of skyscraper type buildings. I was worried as to whether it looked any good as it wasn't sketched out beforehand. Adam gave me some good advice which was to 'just paint'. I did this and it was great just to go with the flow and see what happened.
Seeing as this piece turned out quite well I thought I would do something similar again the next day on a board that will be part of the decoration for the Bristol Festival site.
I was hoping to do something bigger really, a whole dinosaur, but realised that it was a bit ambitious on this occasion. I had sketched out this beastie which may make an appearance at some point...
This dino is roughly based on Kentrosaurus and would feature skyscrapers and scenery similar to in Bladerunner. Maybe.
I have some of my work featured in the new 'Freelance survival' issue of Computer Arts Projects Magazine. The mag has work in it from alot of other talented freelancers including McFaul Studio, Pete Harrison, Sarah Coleman, Jam Factory and my mate Rich T!
I use my drawing skills and love of detail to create bizarrely
intricate collections of creatures; from rabbits made of tanks to
dinosaurs mobilized by ‘lots of stuff’. I was trained in the
traditional techniques of animation and drawing, becoming influenced
by Miyazaki and Geoff Darrow amongst others. I use a combination of
graphics, line drawing, ink and paint pen to create my beasts and I am
now assaulting windows and walls with my unique menagerie.