Street art superstar My Dog Sighs was visiting Peterborough as part of his book tour and asked me if I knew anywhere he could come and paint. I had just the right location in mind so we took a wet day out urbexing just outside of Peterborough.
Photos by ViPhotography.
I took a trip to Southsea to see the latest installation by My Dog Sighs. Housed in a derelict building where over the last 18 months he has been adding his Quiet Little Voices. Here are some photos I took but get a better view in the walkthrough at the bottom of the post.
Huge thanks to Andy and Angela for organising the Cheltenham Paint Festival and doing such a great job of running it. Also big ups to all the volunteers who supported the event especially Dan who was artist liaison at my venue the 2 Pigs. This was the second year I'd painted at the 2 Pigs so I was keen to do something different, hope you like it.
I really enjoyed painting this geometric pattern and I'm keen to do more so if you have a wall you want to blow some cash on give me a shout.
Always love it when a wall is the back drop for a band or a DJ.
This years 2 Pigs crew was Raffaella Bertolini, Tommy Fiendish, Jimmer Willmott, Wolf Skull Jack and RTC with a late visit from My Dog Sighs who, I think, painted at every venue and witnessed every fight in Cheltenham over the weekend.
Had a great day painting on giant records for the Pie & Vinyl Record Store Day Paint Jam. Keeping me company were Winniemmay, My Dog Sighs and M-one.
Big thanks to Pie & Vinyl for organising the event and Play Dead for inviting me down.
HAND PAINTED RECORDS AVAILABLE FROM PLAY DEAD
These three and three more are available exclusively from the Play Dead gallery in Southsea.
Play & Destroy is the latest show at the amazing Play Dead gallery in Southsea. Featuring over 40 skate decks from some of the UKs best street artists this is a show full of variety that is not to be missed.
Czee painted the wall out front and I got a little space inside the gallery for a skatedeck shaped korpworm.
I went to Landschaftspark in Duisburg, Germany the other and what are the chances I found one of my stickers there...couldn't resist getting this photo.
Also took the opportunity to get an arty shot with the My Dog Sighs brolly.
Recently I was asked by Upfest to paint up a book press for the launch of their new book. Lots of other artists took part in the project and today all the pieces were officially revealed.
The book launches are in London at Relentless Number 5 on the 1st December and in Bristol at the Upfest Gallery on the 2nd December, if you are interested in attending click on the links at the bottom of this post but if thats not possible you can take a look at all the book presses here or on the Upfest Facebook page.
What a great way to start the weekend! My Kickstarter is fully funded which means a massive thanks to everyone that has pledged or shared the campaign page over the past three weeks. The funding will go towards printing stickers, badges, temporary tattoo sheets, limited edition prints, t-shirts, hoodies and art materials for my exhibition at the Play Dead tattoo studio and street art gallery in Southsea.
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There is still time to pledge and grab yourself a bargain. The limited edition prints at £20 are nearly sold out, only 4 remaining of 20 as I write this and the "full bundle" is a great bargain where you get stickers, badges, tattoos, a t-shirt and a hoodie all for just £65 (save £20). Lots more combos to choose from on the Kickstarter page.
To find out more about Play Dead visit the Strong Island website for articles on previous exhibitions including Kazland & Funns and My Dog Sighs plus a special interview with owners Samo and Lex.
In 2013 I was invited down to Southsea for Head Jam. Check out the video.
Friday 13th November was the preview night for My Dog Sighs "Quiet Little Voices" exhibition at Play Dead in Southsea so what better reason to take a three hour drive down for lots of good company and great art.
Of course I couldn't take a trip to Southsea without dropping off some free art. The first was left on the seafront in what I think was the same location as one of my first ever Free Art Friday drops. The second was right outside the fantastic Play Dead art gallery and tattoo studio.
Play Dead is a fantastic new street art gallery and tattoo studio in Southsea run by artists Lex and Samo. You can find it on Highland Road, you wont be able to miss it because outside is a huge wall that gets painted by the exhibiting artist. Although its early days there is talk of me having an exhibition at Play Dead early next year, sign up to my email to make sure you don't miss the invite to the preview night. In the meantime check out what My Dog Sighs did for his Quiet Little Voices exhibition.
Stepping inside it is a perfectly formed space. A large window display for 3D works, clothing to buy from local artists and long wall for several pieces of art to be displayed. Moving towards the back you'll find the purchase desk full of stickers and badges and behind that the tattoo studio.
Although not my best 360 photo (there were a lot of people moving) the tour below gives you an idea of what the place looks like. Doesn't compare to actually visiting the place, saying hi to Lex and Samo and maybe making a little purchase to help support this brand new venue.
Head of cutting out and colouring in at Korporate Industries.