Friday, 24 May 2013


There's some new graffiti in progress on the side of the Masonic Pub on North Street this morning by Christian Guemy aka C215. The Parisian street artist uses his work to bring attention to groups forgotten or marginalised by society - I've included some of his other work. It's amazing to see huge street art in progress and there'll be plenty more to see this weekend throughout Upfest. This is Europe's largest live urban art festival taking place at these locations along North Street so don't miss out!

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Moon Rabbit

I often fall in love with the illustration in children’s books, like Eric Carle's The Hungry Caterpillar and Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are, to name but a few. Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell is another absolute beauty. The Dundee based author, illustrator, and printmaker has used some simple and imaginative screen-prints to bring this tale to life. Perfect for a dreamy bedtime story, and I believe the original prints are still available to buy.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Andrew Varcoe

Bridging the gap between trendy North Sreet and Bedminster High Street, Cafe Atlas is supporting local artists with space to display and sell their work. This month there are some epic Bristol shots from Andrew Varcoe, an employee at the Grant Bradley Gallery. Pop in to see his work and sample the ostrich burger, I kid you not!

Friday, 17 May 2013

Cottage on North Street

This is such a great way to turn a rundown shop front into a fairy tale cottage.

Nautical Knitting

What an amazing knitted, crocheted and needle-felted underwater scene in the Paper Village shop window. This stopped me in my tracks as I wandered along North Street this morning! Paper village, an artist led shop, organised this great community project, giving away free patterns in return for homemade fish, sea creatures, weed, sea anemones, urchins and coral. The display will be up for the Southbank Arts trail this weekend.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

St Werburghs Graffiti

I snapped these two pieces of street art on my cycle home through St Werburghs and across the M32 today.

M32 Subway
Giant mural by KTF crew (2010)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Sunday, 12 May 2013

West Street Horse

A great addition to Bedmo street art - a giant horse made-up of local landmarks from Bedminster and Bristol. Artist, Andy Council, chose a horse to represent the working past of mines and industry in the area. His work will be on show at Upfest urban art fest (25 - 27 May).

Andy also did this awesome peacock for the Art on the Hill last year.

And this dinosaur at Victoria Park graffiti wall.

Sylwia Lakoma

Some beautiful photography by Sylwia Lakoma at the Grant Bradley Gallery this month.

Grill Stock 2013

Some amazing meat artistry at Grill Stock festival in Bristol Lloyd's amphitheater yesterday. Best of luck to the 24 teams competing for 'Weber King of the Grill 2013'. We LOVED the ribs.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Indigo Jax

Some really imaginative mixed media pieces by Bristol artist Indigo Jax. I love the bold colours and the stories these pieces hold.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Big Draw

Come and have a go at drawing in the park this Saturday for Victoria Park’s Big Draw 10.30 – 5pm. You’ll find the gazebo just outside Mrs Brown’s cafe. Everyone welcome.

Rubikes Cube

What a great piece of promotional artwork for Bristol Cycle Festival's upcoming fundraiserHead to the Cube Cinema on Sat 11 May to join in the fun.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Will Clarke

There are some really intricate cityscapes of Bristol and London by Will Clarke on display at the Victoria Park pub this month. The pub is really supporting local art with room for two artists to display each month.

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Myths & Legends

There's a busy map for the Southbank Arts Trail on 18-19 May. Have a look out for Emily Ketteringham's screen prints at the Southville Centre and other hidden gems.

Emmeline Simpson

Emmeline Simpson's playful collages are a great way to bring colour into your home. Her mugs, notebooks and coasters make nice little gifts too.