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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Joy Division Ian Curtis street art mural Manchester

Joy Division Ian Curtis street art mural Manchester 

Joy Division ian curtis mural

Northern  Quarter 

75 Port St, Manchester M1 2EG, UK

Artist Akse

Ian Curtis

Portrait of Joy Division front man Ian Curtis

Original picture (above)

Updated pictures (below)


Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Wxttsart, Rozalita and Stika, Albert Park Place, Bristol

Wxttsart, Rozalita and Stika, Albert Park Place, Bristol, January 2022

One of my favourite walls in Bristol and one that changes probably less than once a year. The wall is tucked away in St Paul’s and has been brilliantly painted by a trio of Bristol artists, Wxttsart, Rozalita and Stika.

On the left of the triptych is a wonderful ‘Milk’ piece of graffiti writing by Wxttsart. I have seen a lot of his work about the place, but I think that this might be the first time I have posted anything by him. It will not be the last.

The centrepiece, and my favourite part of the collaboration is by Rozalita. I have said plenty in recent weeks about her diversification, and this is yet another outstanding example of her progress and development. It is a wonderful and slightly peculiar portrait piece with loads of expression and interest. Very lively.

To the right is some fine writing from Stika whose ability to switch from writing to character pieces is second to none. There is something quite logical, mathematical and regimented in his writing here, and it has a uniqueness to it. The colours match those of Wxttsart, and bring a completeness to the whole collaboration. Some lovely stuff here.

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Crocodile indoor climbing centre Bristol

Crocodile indoor climbing centre

Nothing from Rowdy for a long while and then two posts in close succession, what joy. Rowdy is held in high regard in Bristol. He is a friend of Banksy and one of the early graffiti artists emerging from the Bristol scene in the 1980s. Probably the biggest public impact that he has made is his trademark crocodile which adorns various buildings around the city.

This magnificent beast for Upfest’s 75 walls in 75 days festival is the largest and most prominent piece I have seen by Rowdy since his piece in Stokes Croft that came tumbling down with the demolition of buildings around the Carriageworks.

I am very fond of Rowdy’s crocodiles and other crazy creatures and it is fitting that Upfest should honour him with such a large wall, which just happens to be a perfect fit. Wonderful stuff

 Bristol’ own Rowdy decorating the top of the Redpoint climbing centre with his familiar crocodile

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Clement portrait Zabou Bristol

Clement portrait Zabou Bristol

Zabou – Hen & Chicken, Greville Street – 

A portrait of ‘Clement’ looking out of the wall on this popular spot on the side of the Hen & Chicken. Zabou has become known for her impressively detailed black and white portraits. Last year she created a mural of fellow artist Slim Safont as part of the 75 walls in 75 days project

The very first time I saw Zabou’s work was at an Upfest festival a few years ago. After that I saw more of her work on a couple of trips to London and have become a big fan. Her photorealistic portraits are among the best in the world, and it is a privilege when she comes to visit the west of England, in particular Bristol and Cheltenham

All I know about this magnificent portrait piece is that it is called stuck, and given that I was a little bit behind the curve, I never saw her painting it, but only as the final completed work, which meant I couldn’t even ask her about it.

I love the way that the face is slightly compressed and contorted in the places where it comes in contact with the hole in the wall. I also love the overall trompe l’oeil effect of the painted brick wall.

This is a magnificent piece that adds weight to the international status of Upfest and helps to draw visitors and inward investment to the city. We have come a long way since Banksy and his contemporaries. A truly stunning piece from Zabou.

#bristolgraff  #bristolgraffiti #streetartbristol #bristolstreetart #Upfest


Tuesday, 16 August 2022

graffiti jarmain textile mill in Dalton Huddersfield

graffiti jarmain textile mill in Dalton Huddersfield

former Jarmain's Mill site on Crossley Lane, Dalton.

The site, which was first put to industrial use in 1893, was home to the Jarmain textile mill for many years and was later part of the Hartley Group, owned by Alan Lewis, who also owns Globe Mills in Slaithwaite.

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