I have been visiting Bristol this weekend, and I went to Upfest yesterday (Sunday) in order to see some of the work (and work in progress). For those who do not know what Upfest is, it is Europe's largest street art/grafitti festival, and it takes place in Bristol each year and attracts many visitors and artists from the UK and overseas. This year, the artists painted primarily along North Street in the Bedminster area of Bristol. Many of these pieces are in progress with scaffolding obstructing the views, so I be posting again with the finished artwork. (Note that a few pieces below were previous pieces painted on shutters, so I've just included them here too.)
Andy Council in progress - tribute to Wayne - RIP Wayners
Dan Kitchener (Dank) work in progress
An artist at work at 'The Steam Crane'
Tizer and various artists on North Street
Artwork at 'The Hare' pub: Bex Glover, Parlee, :Si2:, Gnasher (Wallace & Gromit)
BraveOne and CHG
One of the pieces by Angus - 'Minions' cross with 'Pulp Fiction'
Stik & My Dog Sighs - Revenge of the Stik
Unfortunately, the largest venue (South Street Park) was shut due to the rain. The site had permission from the owners of the land, a school, and they were told not to let visitors enter because they did not want the grass destroyed. A lot of people were disappointed. I was allowed to take photographs from the entrance only, but there were so many pieces here that I could not see. I recognised a couple of artists' names that I know from the Upfest directory for this location, so it is a pity that I am many others were unable to see these pieces. I did see some stunning pieces from the entrance when I zoomed in using my camera. I hope that these boards are put on display somewhere so that they can be enjoyed by the public and the artists can get the exposure that they want as well.
South Street Park
The Spotted Cow - Lex Luther, unknown, Beepmonkey, Yash, Object, Sinna One, Hardie, DinDin, Arrix
North Street: Unknown, Rob Lee, Bram, unknown, Gage Graphics, Bill Giles, InkFetish, Fabio Petani, unknown
North Street: Lemak, Hoshiko, unknown, Stephen Quick, Julie (?) unknown, Agent Provocateur and Korp, SMV, European Bob
North Street: SF80, 4ire, Skie, John Curtis and Alex Willmott, RAST, Zabou, unknown, Steek, Johnman, Canvaz, FKDL, Roots, Leeks & Fetch, , Carleen Desozer, Giusi Tomasello
Luckwell - Olivier Roubieu, Miedo12, Diogo Galvao, 45rpm
Hen & Chicken: Mr Dog Sighs, Miss Wah, Los Dave, unknown, unknown, Jody, Dr. Love
Angus, unknown, Masai, Inkie, unknown, Inkie, Stewey
Tobacco Factory: unknown, Thierry Noir, Fake, Oli-T, Loch Ness, Hannah Adamaszek, Acerone, Andrew Burns Colwill
Vector seating: Karl Read, Unknown and Rolling People (?), id-iom, Jim Vision and Dan Kitchener, unknown, CodeFC, Julieta XFL, Rusk, Nomad Clan (?), unknown
My Dog Sighs
Berlin Wall exhibit at St. Francis with Thierry Noir
Hen Harrier Day with Danielle Mastrion & Lexi (?), Masai, DAP (?) with RAW (?), Goin
Rising Sun: Snooty, Dice67, unknown, Decay, John Doh, Angus, Deeds, Annatomix, unknown, unkown and D7606, D7606, unknown with Lone Wolf, STX
Collaboration on Luckwell Road - Dale Grimshaw, Cosmo Sarson, Mr. Cenz
Mr. Cenz in progress - Luckwell Rd
Luckwell Road - Dale Grimshaw and Cosmo Sarson in progress
Voyder in progress on West Street
Let me know if you recognise any of the artists that I have labelled unknown (or got incorrect). I've had to rush to write this post as next week is going to be really mental for me and I am not going to have any time to spend on this blog. As always, I've covered a lot of the artists in previous posts, so just search my blog. Sorry I wasn't able to add any direct links like I normally would have done. I've just had a lot of material to get through and long weekend and a very trying week ahead of me (which I am very much dreading, particularly as I've got blisters on my foot from doing a lot of walking), and next weekend is going to be mental as well. Thanks for reading!