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Meet the people behind the brilliant Bristol Art Collective

Born from an idea in St Werburghs from founder Ben Adams, realising how many great artists there were in Bristol, the Bristol Art Collective came to life on the Bristol Harbour boat called ‘Love the Sea’. You’ll find artists who are hand-picked to show and sell their works to the Bristol community. All work is limited in numbers and is an amazing place to get decent affordable Bristol artwork.

Ben Adams

the coat of arms

First off there’s Ben Adams, photographer and founder of Bristol Art Collective. Photographer of a variety of subjects with landscape photography fast becoming his favourite. Luckily for the world of Bristol photography, 10 years ago Ben’s art and design teacher arranged a transfer to a photography course and the rest is history.
Twitter: @youngben88

Bruce Cowes

tattoo studio

Next up we have Bruce Crowes, whose sign writing career has gone from strength to strength. Creating crisp, clean signage is what he does best; whether it’s gold gliding, traditional hand painting or anything else you might need, Bruce is your man; now working out of the old CID building in town.

 Twitter: @BruceCrowes 

Rosie Mclay

swan painting

Next door at The Island we have Rosie Mclay, who works across a wide range of media, from printmaking to sculptures as well as running a framing shop at The Island.

Twitter: @RosieMclay

Dominika Scheibinger

hot air balloon

Then we have Dominika Scheibinger, our girl about town. She’s always got her camera in hand ready to take photos of anything from drunken Bristolians getting featured in NiteLife magazine to stunning photos of the Balloon Fiesta. She is also a frequent flyer and documents her adventures perfectly.

Twitter: @SchDominika

Mosia Illustration

fox painting
Next up we have Mosia Illustration aka Malgosia Piatkowska, obsessed with patterns and textures, Malgosia focuses on the tiniest of details. We loved her beautiful illustrations from the moment we saw them.

Jim Cossey

bristol sunset
Then we have one of our favourite snappers in Bristol, Jim Cossey. If you live in Bristol and have been on a computer then chances are you’ve seen his work; his photos of the Avon Gorge and the docks are ridiculous. Enough said.

Susie Ramsay

susie ramsay artist
Next is Susie Ramsay, whose fine art paintings of Bristol are beautiful. She is currently having a little time off with her new baby but will be back in 2016 with a big solo exhibition – watch this space.

Cai Burton

bristol boats drawings cai
Then we have Bristol Art Collective’s power couple, Cai Burton and Fiona Clabon. Cai creates fantastic black and white illustrations of Bristol and beautiful mandalas with his signature surreal style.

Fiona Clabonclifton suspension bridge painting

Fiona’s collage ability is next level. Using hand-textured papers that are printed onto with inks. Cutting things up and sticking them back together never looked better.

Twitter: @FionaClabon

More info on these brilliant people have a look at all of the Bristol Art Collective artists.
For more of their work check out the Bristol Art Collective portfolio.

 

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Bristol’s Hidden Street Art Part 1

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Hidden street in Bristol: Shop Shutters

I used to think I kept fully up to speed with the urban art scene in Bristol and knew the majority of locations to find anything of interest. Then one day I went for my usual wander around Bedminster and realised this wasn’t totally the case. This did happen to be 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning so more importantly what the hell was I doing up and out at that time?! This was during the week before Upfest 2017 so I wanted to make sure I had photos of all the pieces soon to be lost.

All along North Street was art I hadn’t seen before; on shop shutters! I probably had seen a couple of them on a previous weekend wander but there were maybe 6 or 7 completely new to me, some more classical graffiti and some more so ‘street art’ by brilliant artists. This started a quest to walk around my usual graff/art spots of the city on weekends or after closing times to see what other art was waiting for me. Here’s is some of what I found.

1. Andy Council (@andycouncil) – North Street, Bedminster

andy council

2.  Dan Leo (@danleodesign) – Stokes Croft

dan leo

3. Sled One (@sledone) & Smak (@smaktown) – Moon Street, Stokes Croft

moon street art

4.  Ok so this one isn’t a shop shutter but still deserves a shout. By 3dom (@3dom22) in Brislington/St Annes

3dom street art

5. Alex Lucas aka Lucas Antics (@lucas_antics) at Stokes Croft Vintage Market

lucas antics

Alex has done more recent shutters on North Street that I don’t have a photo of (yet!) but it’s white butterflies on black background, go find it and tag your Instagram photo with #streetartbristol 👍🏻

6. Mayflower Chinese Restaurant near bus station, artist unknown

mayflower chinese restaurant

7. Mr Impossible by Loch Ness (@lochnessart) on North Street

8. Jamaican Diner, North Street. Artist unknown

jamican diner street art

9. One of my favourites on North Street is this one by Copyright (@copyrightart)

copyright street art

10. Lokey (@lokey_bristol) at North Street Standard

north street standard street art

11. The Bollywood Beauty Lounge on North Street

bollywood beauty lounge street art

12. Tamrakar on North Street

tambakra

13. SHAB (@s.h.a.b) at North Street Standard

shab

14. A few doors away from Hamilton House in Stokes Croft

oj street art

15. Dons Car Wash painted by Sepr (@sepr) in St Pauls

dons car wash

16. Another from Stokes Croft

17. Pete’s Barbers, West Street, Bedminster

petes barber

18. Vandal by Nick Walker (@nickwalker_art) on St George’s Road

vandal street art

19. Another Mr Men & Little Miss themed shutter from Upfest 2016

mr man

20. Bird is the word, one on North Street…for a change 😏

bird street art

That’s it for this article, part two of the list will be coming your way in the near future. If you enjoyed this please come and follow us on Instagram and tag your Bristol street art pics with our hashtag. Thanks for reading.

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9 Amazing Vans Spotted In Bristol

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Top 9 Vans of Bristol

Art galleries sometimes on the move sharing the art all over the city.

1. This is either very fresh or the van is a permanent feature (look at the back wheel)

montpellier van

2. Unusually the best work on this van in Easton is on the back. Looks like an anti surveillance grannie to me. Ironically I’m watching it though

bristol van

3. St Werburghs now, and it’s like a go faster type tag on the wall behind trying to photobomb this shot

st werburghs van

4.  It’s Easton again. Not a van, an ambulance but this stick on lettering is good enough to get it an entry here. It’s taken food to the needy and it’s earnt it’s place

easton van

5. Edge of Easton by the M32 and its festival food van me thinks, looking at the mud it’s picked up on the underside. Would be nice to snap it with the pizza smoking out the unseen chimney

another easton van

6. St Paul’s. This one was camouflaged for the area

van in st pauls

7. Same artist as Pizza truck so this one must be fam

van in bristol

8. St Werburghs again. This one really has some landscape length to it. Who does those dinos?

another st werburghs van in bristol

9. My fave, and popular with the owner. My dog sighs did this and instead of eyes following you round the room it’s eyes following you round the city. Kobra street art to the right from Upfest and of all the shots of vans this one is the most pleasing to my eye. Deffo a Basquiat thing going on here

kobra street art van

10? Go look around these postcodes and find it… Take your pick

Do you know any of the artists? Tell us in the comments or tweet me @MoodyColin and let me know

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Bristol from above

Bristol has an amazing group of intrepid, high-flying photographers who capture these sensational views of Bristol from above. How do they get up there? It’s best not to ask.

Don’t try this at home.

Well apart from the odd few taken from a balloon or drone, you can try that.

1. Bristol in the morning

2. The Bearpit

3. A fantastic afternoon view of Bristol

Bristol from above afternoon

Credit @antimitch

4. Bristol views from a crane

crane climb

Credit @bentiley

5. Clifton Suspension Bridge from a balloon

6. And from the opposite side with a drone

7. From the top of the bridge

8. And back in the day

9. Bristol on its axis

10. A beautiful view into Bristol’s centre

 11.  The ever changing Bristol centre

12. Bristol at night

13. A look into the heart of Stokes Croft

14. Flying over Whitchurch and Hengrove

15. A look into Bristol

16. Peaking over from the top of Wills Memorial Building

17. And on a slightly sunnier day

18. Dusk

Brucie bonus: A couple of videos from above

Bristol as if it were toy town

 From the top of the Premier Inn

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